• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Player of the Week - Nov. 29

The Hockey News player of the week for the period of Nov. 22-28 is Atlanta Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec.

The 23-year-old Czech has been lights-out in 14 games for the upstart Thrashers this season, but this past week was his best seven-day period yet.

In the first game against the high-powered Detroit offense, Pavelec faced 33 shots and stopped all but one of them. The Thrashers had him covered with five goals for, but it was Pavelec’s sixth 30-plus save effort on the season.

Two nights later the Thrashers took on Montreal at home. Pavelec recorded his second shutout in four games in a 25-save effort for a 3-0 victory. Finally, two nights after that, the Thrashers hosted the Boston Bruins. The Bruins matched Columbus for the most shots against Atlanta in a single game this year at 41, but Pavelec turned aside 40 of them to earn a 4-1 win.

With the three wins, Atlanta moves to 12-9-3 on the season, placing them seventh in the East with 27 points. Pavelec, who missed most of October with a concussion after fainting in the season-opener, is 6-4-2 with a 1.62 GAA and .949 SP. He hasn’t lost since Nov. 17.

More Stories

Player of the Week - Dec. 12

The Hockey News player of the week for the period of Dec. 5-11 is Calgary Flames right winger...

Player of the Week - Nov. 21

The Hockey News player of the week for the period of Nov. 14-20, 2011 is Montreal Canadiens...

Player of the Week - Nov. 7

The Hockey News player of the week for the period of Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2011 is a surprising one:...

Player of the Week - Oct. 31

The Hockey News player of the week for the period of Oct. 24-30, 2011 is Montreal Canadiens...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Do you think the NHL was right to cancel Wednesday's game between the Maple Leafs and host Ottawa Senators?




Contests

Our Partners