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Giordano, Anderson, and Tarasenko are NHL’s three stars of the week

Calgary Flames v Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 4: Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames prepares for a face-off against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on April 4, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. The Flames defeated the Panthers 2-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

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Flames defenseman Mark Giordano, Senators goalie Craig Anderson and Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko have been named the NHL’s three stars for the past week.


Giordano led the NHL with seven points (2-5-7) to power the Flames (9-5-2, 20 points) to two wins in three contests.

Anderson went 2-0-1 with a 0.65 goals-against average, .981 save percentage and one shutout to help the Senators (7-4-3, 17 points) gain five out of a possible eight standings points.

Tarasenko, the NHL’s “First Star” for the week ending Nov. 2, tied for second in the League with six points (3-3-6) to lead the Blues (9-4-1, 19 points) to three victories in four starts.

We already wrote about Giordano this morning. The 31-year-old, who finished tied for 10th in Norris Trophy voting last season, is a pretty great story, given he was never drafted and didn’t become an impact player in the NHL until he was around 26.

“I think he fits in, performance-wise today, with the Ray Bourques and Blakey (Rob Blake) and those guys,” Flames coach Bob Hartley said, per the Calgary Sun.

“But the beauty of Gio is that he came out of nowhere.”