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Jacob Markstrom Earns NHL First Star For His Play Last Week

It was a pretty good week for Calgary’s brick wall.

NHL: Calgary Flames at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

For his efforts last week, Calgary’s Jacob Markstrom was named NHL First Star for his play between the pipes and it would be hard to argue otherwise. Markstrom started three of the four Flames games last week and won all three in spectacular fashion. He started the week with a 28 save effort in a 5-1 victory over the NY Rangers. He followed that up with a 45 save performance in a 4-0 shut out of the Pittsburgh Penguins. And not to be outdone, he closed the week with a 20 save shut out of the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. So if you’re keeping score at home that’s three games and one goal allowed on 93 shots. That’s a .989 Save% on the week. Not too shabby.

The other Stars Of The Week were Drake Batherson of the Ottawa Senators (2nd) and Alex Killorn of the Tampa Bay Lightning (3rd). Batherson had a six point week with three goals and three assists. Killorn grabbed the final star with four goals and two assists in three games as well.

Congrats to all three!