Last week, Adirondack Flames went 2-1-0 and outscored their opponents 8-4 in the process. They now sit second in the AHL's North Division with a 21-14-2 record and are just five points behind the division-leading Utica Comets.
A big factor in their success is the play of rookie pivot Bill Arnold.
This past week, he strung together a three-game point streak and hit the 20-point mark, tying him with Emile Poirier for the team lead in scoring. Arnold now has nine goals and 11 assists in 37 games.
On New Year's Eve, Arnold played the hero for the Flames, scoring the overtime winner in a 3-2 comeback victory over the Toronto Marlies and was named the game's first star.
The Boston, MA product was named the third star on Jan. 2 when he scored Adirondack's lone goal in a 2-1 setback to the Utica Comets.
He capped off the week with an assist on a Sven Baertschi goal in a 4-0 win over the Rochester Americans on Jan. 3.
The Flames selected Arnold in the fourth round (108th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft. He spent four years at Boston College before signing a two-year, two-way deal with the Flames on Apr. 11, 2014.
He made his NHL debut on Apr. 13, 2014 when the Flames closed out the 2013-14 campaign in Vancouver.