Giordano is unsure whether he will suit up for Canada at the World Championship in Slovakia, Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun reports. Giordano has not yet been asked to attend, but if he does go, the Norris Trophy candidate would be a boost at both ends of the ice after recording 74 points in the regular season and another two helpers in five playoff games.
Giordano was announced as a finalist for the 2018-19 Norris Trophy on Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Giordano's dream season came to a disappointing end as his Flames were knocked out in the first round despite earning the top seed in the Western Conference. Still, the 35-year-old posted 17 goals and 74 points, second in scoring only to fellow finalist Brent Burns. Regardless of who takes home the award, Giordano will finish higher than his previous best of sixth place during the 2014-15 campaign.
Giordano had a power-play assist, three shot,s and four blocked shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Wednesday's Game 4. Giordano has only managed two assists to go with 10 shots, 11 blocks, and seven hits over four games in the series. After posting 74 points in 78 games in the regular season, he hasn't contributed much offense from the blue line. With the Flames down 3-1 in the series, he may not have many more chances to make an impact.
Giordano collected a power-play helper and two shots in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Avalanche in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series. Giordano had a career year with 74 points in 78 regular-season games, including 21 with the man advantage. He logged 26:02 in Thursday's contest, and if his usage remains that significant, he should have plenty of opportunities to contribute offense from the blue line.
Giordano (rest) will tag back into the lineup for Saturday's regular-season finale versus the Oilers, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Giordano will appear in his 78th game to cap off a dream campaign that he's bestowed upon his fantasy owners. A popular Norris Trophy candidate, Giordano has accumulated 17 goals to complement career highs in assists (57) and points (74) in his 13th NHL season. Oh, and the 21 power-play points are very nice as well. It's safe to use the point-packing blueliner in all formats for the regular-season finale.
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