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Gaudreau, Wilson, Gagner named NHL’s three stars of the week

Johnny Gaudreau

Calgary Flames’ rookie Johnny Gaudreau speaks to the media as team members show up for season-end activities in Calgary, Alberta, on Monday, April 14, 2014. Flames ended the season 27th in the NHL standings. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)


Calgary rookie Johnny Gaudreau, Nashville’s Colin Wilson and Arizona’s Sam Gagner have been named the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Dec. 28, the league announced on Monday.

The details:

Gaudreau led the NHL with five goals (5-0—5) and shared the League lead with a +5 rating to power the Flames (19-15-3, 41 points) to a pair of wins.

Wilson tied for second in the NHL with 4-1—5, scoring in all three games to lead the Predators (23-9-2, 48 points) to four of a possible six standings points.

Gagner led the NHL with six points (2-4—6) in three games to help the Coyotes (13-18-4, 30 points) pick up a pair of victories.

Gaudreau’s performance was especially crucial given the timing -- Calgary was mired in a seven-game losing streak before his natural hat-trick in last Monday’s 4-3 OT win over L.A.

We should also mention that Gagner’s outburst came after he was parked as a healthy scratch by head coach Dave Tippett earlier this month.