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An Exclamation Point to Cap Claude Giroux's Stellar Week

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    An Exclamation Point to Cap Claude Giroux's Stellar Week
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    An exclamation point to cap Claude Giroux's stellar week

    The NHL on Monday afteroon placed a cherry on top of the Flyers' successful week.

    After posting three goals and three assists in the Flyers' four victories, captain Claude Giroux was named the NHL's First Star of the week.

    Giroux's best performance in a studded week came on Thursday when he potted a power-play goal and two assists in the Flyers' 5-3 victory over the visiting Montreal Canadiens. He also scored against the Coyotes on Saturday and the Golden Knights on Sunday, giving him a goal in three consecutive contests.

    Giroux's line with Sean Couturier and Travis Konecny has been on fire lately. In the four games this past week, the trio combined for 16 points (seven goals and nine assists, including a seven-point showing in Vegas on Sunday evening.

    The captain's redemption tour after last season's down campaign has showed no signs of slowing down. Giroux is now up to 64 points (good for sixth in the NHL) on the season with 18 goals and 46 assists in 56 games. That's already more than his 58-point showing in 82 games last season.

    Calgary Flames star and South Jersey native Johnny Gaudreau was named the second star of the week while Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk was named the third star of the week.