Gaudreau, Niemi, Bozak named NHL’s three stars of the week

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Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau, Dallas’ Antti Niemi and Toronto’s Tyler Bozak have been named the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Dec. 27, the league announced on Monday.


Gaudreau led the NHL with five goals in two games to help the Flames (17-16-2, 36 points) set a franchise record with their 11th consecutive victory on home ice.

Niemi went 2-0-1 with a 1.02 goals-against average, .966 save percentage and one shutout to lift the Stars (27-7-3, 57 points) back into first place in the League standings.

Bozak ranked second in the NHL in both goals (4) and points (tied-5) to power the Maple Leafs (13-14-7, 33 points) to two victories in three starts.

Expect to see Gaudreau’s in December’s three stars as well. He scored two hat-tricks this month — including one against the Jets on the 22nd — and, for December, has 12 goals and 18 points in just 11 games, with two more to go.

Calgary plays at home against Anaheim on Tuesday, then another home date against the Kings on New Year’s Eve.