Chris Osgood owns a very impressive 11-2 record this post-season. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Hockey News player of the week for the period of May 19 to 25 is Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood.
The 35-year-old helped book his team's ticket to the Stanley Cup final by making 28 saves in a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the Western Conference final.
Osgood then turned in a shutout performance in Game 1 of the final as Detroit jumped out to a 1-0 series lead with a 4-0 victory. While Pittsburgh only totaled 19 shots on goal, 11 of them came during a first period in which Osgood had to be very sharp to keep the game scoreless.
The two-time Cup champion has an 11-2 record this spring with a miniscule 1.48 goals-against average, a .935 save percentage and two shutouts.
by - 2008-05-26 10:53:51
For getting his team to the final and kicking it off with a shutout, Chris Osgood earns this week's honor.
The Hockey News player of the week for the period of May 19 to 25 is Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood. The 35-year-old helped book his team's ticket to the Stanley Cup final by making 28 saves in a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the Western Conference final.
by - 2008-05-19 10:12:58
With six points in three games and a berth in the Stanley Cup final, Marian Hossa is this week's top player.
The Hockey News player of the week for the period of May 12 to 18 is Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Marian Hossa. The Penguins advanced to the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 1992 Sunday and won two big games this week to clinch that spot.
by - 2008-05-12 11:21:22
With three goals to open up the Eastern Conference finals, Mike Richards leads the way to Player of the Week honors.
The Hockey News player of the week for the period of May 5 to 11 is Philadelphia Flyers center Mike Richards. Though his team fell behind 2-0 to its cross-state rivals, Richards did his best in Pittsburgh by scoring two goals in Game 1 and notching a shorthanded marker in Game 2.
by - 2008-05-05 11:04:39
Five goals in three games has the Flyers R.J. Umberger as THN.com Player of the Week.
The Hockey News player of the week for the period of April 28 to May 4 is Philadelphia Flyers forward R.J. Umberger. Capable of playing both wing and center, Umberger was dangerous from everywhere in Round 2 versus Montreal.
by - 2008-04-28 11:37:45
With five goals in the first two games of the Western Conference semifinal, Johan Franzen earns this week's honor.
The Hockey News player of the week for the period of April 21-27 is Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen. Franzen, who plays both left wing and center, scored five goals in helping the Wings jump out to a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series with the Colorado Avalanche.
by - 2008-04-21 11:32:49
Remarkable between the pipes against the Wild, former Hart Trophy winner Jose Theodore is The Hockey News's POTW.
The Hockey News player of the week for the period of April 14-20 is Colorado Avalanche goalie Jose Theodore. The Avs depended on Theodore's stellar play to earn a six-game victory over Minnesota in Round 1 of the NHL playoffs.
by - 2008-04-14 10:43:16
Six points in two games has Evgeni Malkin as THN.com's top performer through the first week of the playoffs.
The Hockey News player of the week for the period of April 7-13 is Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin. The super sophomore sparked the Penguins offense as Pittsburgh took a 2-0 lead on the Ottawa Senators in its first round series.
by - 2008-04-07 09:51:23
A late-season surge makes Daniel Carcillo an unexpected player of the week to close out the regular season.
The Hockey News player of the week for the period of March 31 to April 6 is Phoenix Coyotes left winger Daniel Carcillo. Carcillo, the NHL's penalty minutes leader by almost 100 minutes, put up some big numbers of a different kind, scoring five goals and six points over the final three games of the season.
by - 2008-03-31 10:59:44
With eight points in four contests, Bruins rookie David Krejci earned this week's honors.
The Hockey News player of the week for the period of March 24-30 is Boston Bruins center David Krejci. With his team fighting tooth and nail to lock down a playoff spot in the East, the 21-year-old Krejci averaged two points a game over four contests as the Bruins nabbed seven of a possible eight points.
by - 2008-03-24 11:36:11
Alex Ovechkin became the first player since Mario Lemieux to score 60 goals in a season.
The Hockey News player of the week for the period of March 17-23 is Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin. On March 18, in a game against the Nashville Predators, the 22-year-old, dynamic Russian passed the 100-point mark for the second time in his three-year career.
by - 2008-03-17 10:49:13
Five points in three games from the backend has Brian Campbell as THN.com's POTW.
The Hockey News player of the week for the period of March 10-16 is San Jose Sharks defenseman Brian Campbell. The smooth-skating Campbell had one goal and five points in three games for the Sharks, as San Jose continues to thrive with its new red-headed rearguard in the lineup.
by - 2008-03-10 11:12:38
Ten points in four games gives Ovie our nod for player of the week.
The Hockey News Player of the week for the period of March 3-9 is Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin. The dynamic Russian padded his hold on the scoring lead with five goals and 10 points over four games, including a three-goal, five-point game in a 10-2 dismantling of Boston.