Flames captain Mark Giordano named first star for NHL last week

Mark Giordano and Matthew Tkachuk both scored twice and the Calgary Flames crushed the Arizona Coyotes.

NEW YORK – Calgary Flames defenceman Mark Giordano, St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington and Pittsburgh Penguins winger Jake Guentzel have been named the NHL’s three stars for last week.

Giordano, the Calgary captain, had three goals and five assists in a 4-0 week for the Western Conference-leading Flames.

The Toronto native capped his week with two goals and one assist in his 800th career game — a 7-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday night.

Binnington, a Richmond Hill, Ont., native, went 3-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average and .974 save percentage.

He posted a shutout in his first career NHL start — a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 7.

Guentzel scored five goals in three games, including his second career hat trick on Jan. 11 against the Anaheim Ducks

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