Sean Monahan named NHL’s first star of the week


Sean Monahan (Wikimedia Commons)

Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan of Brampton, Ontario was named the National Hockey League player of the week from October 29 to November 4.

In four games, all Flames victories, Monahan had four goals and four assists for eight points. In Calgary’s 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 29, Monahan had one goal and one assist. In Calgary’s 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on October 30, Monahan had two assists. In Calgary’s 6-5 win over the Colorado Avalanche on November 2, Monahan had one goal and one assist. Then on November 3, in a 5-3 Flames win over the Chicago Blackhawks, Monahan scored twice.

Also this past week, Monahan was a +3, with three power play points, 14 shots on goal and 25 faceoff wins. For the season, Monahan has eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points, is a +1, with six power play points, 40 shots on goal, five blocked shots and 101 faceoff wins. The Flames currently lead the Pacific Division with 19 points. They have the second most points in the Western Conference, only three points back of the Nashville Predators.

The NHL’s second and third stars of the week also have Canadian connections. The second star was Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks, who had four goals and three assists for seven points in three games and the third star was Tampa Bay Lightning centre Brayden Point of Calgary, Alberta, who had one goal and six assists for seven points in four games.


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