Calgary Flames three stars of the week: November 20-26

DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 24: Sean Monahan #23 and the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on November 24, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 24: Sean Monahan #23 and the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on November 24, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 20: Sean Monahan
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 20: Sean Monahan /

Sean Monahan

Coming off his first ever hat-trick last Saturday, Sean Monahan hasn’t slowed down and had another great week, scoring three goals and six points in four games. That was tied for third place among all skaters for points in the week. He increased to 14 goals in 23 games which puts him tied for fourth among all skaters on the season. He’s currently projected at having his first ever 40+ goal season and if he keeps this up, he’ll potentially get 50 goals.

Monahan is also averaging over a point-per-game for the first time in his career with 26 goals in 23 games.

The entire first line has been dominating and we’d definitely mention them every single week if we could (like we did last week). But let’s focus on Monny for now.

Five of Monahan’s 14 goals are game-winning-goals, one coming in the win vs. the Capitals. He had points in three of the four games this week and earned a star of the game in two of the games. He’s having the best start to his NHL career that he’s ever had before and he hasn’t hit any sort of slump yet and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

For all these reasons, he earns our first star of the week.

Next: Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan: Dynamic duo

And there you have it! Flame for Thought’s three stars of the week for last week. Is there someone who didn’t make the cut you would have put?