The Hockey News’ player of the week for the period of May 25-31 is Chris Osgood of the Detroit Red Wings.
Although his stats may have not been the greatest during the regular season, Osgood has been stellar for his Wings in the post-season.
With his team up 3-1 against the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round, the Peace River, Alta., native held strong allowing only one goal on 31 shots to take Game 5 in overtime. Thus beginning his now three-game win streak.
In the last three games, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound netminder posted a .968 save percentage and 1.00 goals-against average. There’s no arguing he’s been key in the Red Wings’ success thus far.
The Wings lead the Pens 2-0 in the championship round and Osgood is just two wins away from his fourth Stanley Cup ring. The only goaltenders with more rings than Osgood are Jacques Plante (6), Charlie Hodge (6), Ken Dryden (6) Turk Broda (5) and Grant Fuhr (5).
by - 2009-06-01 11:59:00
Riding a three-game winning streak and helping the Red Wings jump out to a 2-0 Stanley Cup lead has Chris Osgood wearing THN's Player of the Week hat.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for the period of May 25-31 is Chris Osgood of the Detroit Red Wings. Although his stats may have not been the greatest during the regular season, Osgood has been stellar for his Wings in the post-season.
by - 2009-05-25 09:05:00
With his surge against the Canes, Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins earns the honors for this week.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for the period of May 18-24 is Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins. As his team has jumped out to a 3-0 series lead on the Carolina Hurricanes, Malkin has been a force offensively, putting up six goals and nine points in three games.
by - 2009-05-18 12:22:00
Sidney Crosby has earned this week's honor with five points in two games to help the Pens beat the Caps in seven games.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for the period of May 11-17, 2009 is Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby. Sid the Kid and the Penguins took on an bounced the Washington Capitals in seven nail-biting games.
by - 2009-05-11 11:13:00
Alex Ovechkin gets THN.com's Player of the Week honor after nine points in four games against the Penguins.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for May 4 to May 10, 2009 is Washington Capitals goal-scoring sensation Alex Ovechkin. After a slow start to the post-season, Ovechkin is proving why he’s locked up his second Richard Trophy and could be the first repeat winner of the Hart since Dominik Hasek in 1997 and 1998.
by - 2009-05-04 11:09:00
Ducks power forward Ryan Getzlaf gets THN's POW honor for his impressive performance against the Sharks and Wings.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for April 27 to May 3, 2009 is Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf. Getzlaf had a stellar week with two goals and seven points in three games, leading his team to an upset series-win over the West’s No.
by - 2009-04-27 11:12:00
Washington's newest Russian sensation, goaltender Simeon Varlamov, is this week's top player.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for April 20-26, 2009 is none other than 21-year-old Washington goaltender, Simeon Varlamov. After an upset win by the New York Rangers in Game 1, in which Washington’s starting goaltender, Jose Theodore, allowed four goals, the young Russian, who played only five NHL games prior to the post-season, took over.
by - 2009-04-20 11:04:00
Evgeni Malkin's stellar play has continued into the post-season with seven points in three games.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for April 13-20, 2009 is Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin. After leading the NHL in scoring throughout the regular season, the Russian sharpshooter is the points-leader in the playoffs, tallying four goals and three assists in his last three contests.
by - 2009-04-13 11:38:00
Blues goalie Chris Mason gets the nod for THN POW after a perfect week of 3-0 hockey that vaulted St. Louis to the No. 6 spot in the West.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for April 6 to April 12, 2009 is St. Louis Blues netminder Chris Mason, with special mention to Nikolai Khabibulin.
by - 2009-04-06 10:35:00
A three-points-per-game average gives the Habs's Alex Kovalev our nod at last week's top performer.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for March 30 to April 6, 2009 is Montreal Canadiens right winger Alex Kovalev. The 36-year-old Kovalev averaged three points per game this week – helping the Habs to three victories and virtually guaranteeing the squad a playoff berth – and is on a tear that has seen him notch seven goals and 15 points during a six-game point-scoring streak, bringing his season totals to 24 goals and 63 points.
by - 2009-03-30 11:33:00
With a perfect 4-0 record last week, Blues goalie Steve Mason is THN.com's POW.
The choice for The Hockey News’ player of the week for March 23 to 29, 2009 was especially tough this week with a number of top-notch performances from players around the league.
by - 2009-03-23 10:55:00
With eight points during the week, including a five-point effort against Atlanta, Evgeni Malkin earns the honor.
The Hockey News player of the week for March 16 to 22, 2009 is Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin. Malkin, the NHL’s leading scorer, became the first player to surpass the vaunted 100-point mark this year (he’s up to 105 with a 10-point lead in the scoring race) by tallying eight points in three games.
by - 2009-03-16 10:12:00
An on-fire Flame takes THN.com's POW honor with eight points in three games.
The Hockey News’ player of the week for March 9 to 15, 2009 is Calgary Flames forward Olli Jokinen. The recently acquired sniper tallied six goals and eight points in three games last week, the pinnacle of which was a three-goal, five-point performance against Toronto Saturday night.