Johnny Gaudreau is enjoying the best start that a Calgary Flames' player has had in a while.
Gaudreau is the first Flames player since Phil Housley in 1994 to have at least nine points in his first six games. More specifically, Gaudreau has two goals and seven assists so far. "It’s just nice — you don’t have to worry about the outside people giving you a hard time or anything like that, and the team is winning and everything is going well right now," Gaudreau said. "But there will be another month and next thing you know, you’ve gone two or three games without getting on the scoresheet and your team is losing and, you know, you’re facing some adversity. I try to just play my game every single night. Whether I get a point or not or get on the scoresheet, I think it’s most important if the team wins." As Gaudreau said, there will be slumps along the way, but he's one of the league's top players and once the season's over, his points production will likely reflect that. Look for 70-80 points out of him this season.