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Flames’ Gaudreau has 3 points in 4-1 win over Flyers (The Associated Press)

Johnny Gaudreau took over the NHL’s rookie scoring lead and helped the Calgary Flames earn an important two points in the process. The 21-year-old Gaudreau scored his 20th goal of the season and added two assists to lead Calgary to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Playing left wing on Calgary’s No. 1 line with sophomore Sean Monahan and veteran Jiri Hudler, Gaudreau’s fourth three-point game of the season – against the team he grew up cheering for – moved him one point ahead of Nashville’s Filip Forsberg for the rookie scoring lead. ”I want to be one of the top rookies in the league, and as the team is playing well and we’re playing well, we’re in the playoff race, everything seems to be going our way right now,” Gaudreau said.