In-form forward Johnny Gaudreau says he isn't the only one that the Calgary Flames can rely on as they beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Monday to extend their lead to five points at the top of the Pacific Division.
The Flames, 17/2 to win the Stanley Cup in 2021/22, had two goals and one assist from Gaudreau to begin a four-game road trip with victory over their closest divisional rival.
The tally took the 28-year-old's season contribution to 95 points which ranks fourth of all players in the NHL and is just four points shy of his career best (99) set in 2018/19.
Gaudreau's 61 assists are fifth most of all NHL players and his 34 goals have him 14th overall.
Monday's fixture was Gaudreau's 13th with at least three points, tying Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers for the NHL lead.
With a goal against the Kings, fellow forward Elias Lindholm (35 goals, 35 assists) became the third Flames player to reach 70 points this season, joining Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk (85 points; 32 goals, 53 assists).
Only the Colorado Avalanche, who lead the NHL standings have more, with four players.
Gaudreau said to the media after the win over the Kings: "I think everyone wants to be that guy on our team. Obviously tonight it was me and Lindy had a big goal, too.
"We've had a lot of contributions from a lot of guys throughout the year this year, so you can't really stick it on one guy."