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Flyers’ Claude Giroux named NHL’s No. 1 Star of the Week

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For Flyers captain Claude Giroux, the honors keep coming.

The 34-year-old center/left winger was named the NHL’s No. 1 Star of the Week on Monday

Giroux had three goals and an assist over two games in the All-Star tournament. He was named the tourney’s MVP for leading the Metropolitan Division to the title.

The Ontario native became the sixth-oldest player ever named the All-Star MVP. The oldest was Wayne Gretzky, who was a few days shy of his 38th birthday when he won the honor in 1999.

Giroux now has eight career All-Star goals — including five in three-on-three competition — and that ties him for seventh in NHL history, behind Mario Lemieux (13 goals), Gretzky (13), Gordie Howe (10), Rick Nash (9), Patrick Kane (9), and Teemu Selanne (9). John Tavares, Luc Robitaille. and Frank Mahovolich also had eight All-Star goals.

Toronto’s Mitch Marner was named the No. 2 Star of the Week;  he collected seven points over two games held before the All-Star tournament, helping the Maple Leafs run their winning streak to five games.

The No. 3 Star of the Week was Florida’s Mason Marchment, who had six points over two games before the All-Star tourney. All six points (two goals, four assists) came in an 8-4 victory over Columbus.

Giroux and the Flyers resume their schedule Wednesday against visiting Detroit, and they could have Derick Brassard back in the lineup.

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