The Hockey News’ player of the week for March 2 to 8, 2009 is 6-foot-4, 205-pound Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal.
The oldest of the Staal brothers had a big week – highlighted by one really big game – tallying four goals and nine points in three Carolina victories.
In a Southeast Division showdown last Tuesday, Staal, 24, had a goal and was plus-1, while playing 23-plus minutes as the Hurricanes blew away the division-leading Washington Capitals 5-2 in the U.S. capital. The Canes then traveled home for a Friday game versus the newly stacked and Northwest Division-leading Calgary Flames; it was no contest. Carolina prevailed 6-1 and Staal had two assists in 18:15 of ice time.
On Saturday, Staal, the second overall pick in 2003, solidified his position as THN’s player of the week during a 9-3 Carolina victory over woeful Tampa Bay. Staal tied two Hartford/Carolina records with four goals – one of which was shorthanded – and six points. Staal was also plus-4 on the evening, all in just 13:55 of ice time.
Carolina’s three victories last week moved them to within a single point of a playoff spot, making the five through 10 spots in the Eastern Conference that much tighter.
by - 2009-03-09 10:46:00
With nine points on the week, Carolina's Eric Staal takes this week's honor thanks in large part to one very special game.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for March 2 to 8, 2009 is 6-foot-4, 205-pound Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal. The oldest of the Staal brothers had a big week – highlighted by one really big game – tallying four goals and nine points in three Carolina victories.
by - 2009-03-02 11:19:00
The Hockey News’ player of the week for Feb. 23 to March 1, 2009 is New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur. The 36-year-old, first ballot Hall of Famer returned to action last week and it was like he was never gone.
by - 2009-02-23 09:49:00
The Hockey News’ player of the week for Feb. 16 to 22 is Philadelphia Flyers center Mike Richards. After setting an NHL record Feb. 15 with the third 5-on-3 shorthanded goal of his career, the 24-year-old Flyers captain led all NHLers in scoring this past week with eight points, even though Philadelphia played just two games.
by - 2009-02-16 10:10:00
The closer Martin Brodeur gets to returning, the better Scott Clemmensen plays as the Devils netminder posted two shutouts last week.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for Feb. 9 to 15 is New Jersey Devils goaltender Scott Clemmensen. It won’t be long now before Martin Brodeur is back from injury – he began practising again Feb.
by - 2009-02-09 09:57:00
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is THN.com's choice for the top performer of the last seven days.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for Feb. 2 to 8 is Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick. Yes, that’s correct. A Kings goaltender is our POW.
by - 2009-02-02 11:44:00
New Jersey's two-way winger Jamie Langenbrunner stole the show with three game-winners.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2009 is New Jersey Devils right winger Jamie Langenbrunner. The 33-year-old, 13-year veteran posted six goals, seven points and a plus-5 rating in three games last week.
by - 2009-01-26 11:02:00
Ales Hemsky lit up the Columbus Blue Jackets on a light week leading up to the break.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for Jan. 19-25, 2009 is Edmonton Oilers right winger Ales Hemsky. It was a light week on the NHL schedule, but in his team's lone game, Hemsky notched two goals and two assists in a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Jan.
by - 2009-01-19 11:34:00
The Hockey News’ player of the week for Jan. 12-18, 2009 is Calgary Flames left winger Mike Cammalleri. Cammalleri, 26, recorded five goals and six points in four games, also registering a plus-1 rating and 19:23 average minutes played.
by - 2009-01-12 10:45:00
A six-point week after moving to the No. 1 center slot has the Avs' Wojtek Wolski taking home THN's POW honor.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for Jan. 4-11, 2009 is Colorado Avalanche forward Wojtek Wolski. Following injuries to pivots Joe Sakic and Paul Stastny, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Wolski recently moved from left wing to center where he’s responded nicely.
by - 2009-01-05 09:44:00
THN's weekly honor goes to the Blue Jackets' Rick Nash thanks to an impressive performance last week.
The Hockey News player of the week for Dec. 29, 2008 to Jan. 4, 2009 is Columbus Blue Jackets left winger Rick Nash. Nash, 24, was a tough choice, as his teammate Steve Mason also had an excellent week statistically.
by - 2008-12-29 11:20:00
We crown Kings rookie keeper Jonathan Quick with our weekly honor after a stellar seven-day showing in Hollywood.
The Hockey News player of the week for the period of Dec. 22 to 20 is Kings rookie netminder Jonathan Quick, who posted a 2-1-0 record with a .
by - 2008-12-22 10:57:00
The Coyotes are in the playoff picture and their goaltender is a big reason why.
The Hockey News player of the week for the period of Dec. 15 – 21 is Phoenix Coyotes netminder Ilya Bryzgalov. ‘Cool Breeze’ posted a 2-0-1 record for the week, beating Columbus and Nashville after falling to the Dallas Stars in overtime.