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Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (Feb. 12, 2018) – Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux, Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau and Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 11.


Giroux registered 3-3—6 in four games to propel the Flyers (28-19-9, 65 points) to a perfect week and third place in the Metropolitan Division standings. After being held off the scoresheet in a 2-1 overtime victory against the Carolina Hurricanes Feb. 6, Giroux rebounded with 1-2—3 – his sixth three-point performance of the season – in a 5‑3 triumph over the Montreal Canadiens Feb. 8. He then scored one goal in a 4-3 shootout win against the Arizona Coyotes Feb. 10 and closed the week with 1-1—2 in a 4-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights Feb. 11. The 30-year-old Hearst, Ont., native ranks sixth in the NHL with 18-46—64 in 56 outings this season, already more than his 82-game point total from 2016-17 (14-44—58).



Gaudreau placed second in the NHL with 2-5—7 in four contests to guide the Flames (29-19-8, 66 points) to a 3-1-0 week and into third place in the Pacific Division. He recorded 1-2—3, his sixth three-point effort of the season, in a 3-2 triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks Feb. 6. Gaudreau then posted 1-1—2 in a 3-2 victory against the New Jersey Devils Feb. 8. He closed the week with one assist in each of his next two games, a 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers Feb. 9 and a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders Feb. 11. The 24-year-old Salem, N.J., native and reigning Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner sits second in the League with 48 assists and 66 points through 56 outings this season.



Dubnyk went 2-0-1 with a 1.96 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and one shutout to backstop the Wild (30-19-6, 66 points) to five out of a possible six standings points. He made 35 saves in a 6-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues Feb. 6. Dubnyk then turned aside 36 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes Feb. 8. He capped the week with 44 saves, the second-most ever by a Wild goaltender in a shutout, in a 3-0 triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks Feb. 10. The 31-year-old Regina, Sask., native owns a 22-10-4 record with a 2.60 goals-against average, .919 save percentage and four shutouts in 38 appearances this season.

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