Player of the Week: January 30, 2012 – February 5, 2012
The New Jersey Devils earned 4 wins and 20 goals this past week. These games were fun and exciting, especially against division rivals. It also provides us with a long list of potentials for Player of the Week. Our top players have been producing. Kovalchuk‘s name has been a potential candidate every week for a few weeks now as he is playing at the top of his game. NHL named him second star of the week. Kovalchuk had 10 points (3g, 7a) including the game winning shootout goal against our cross-river rivals.
Zach Parise and Dainius Zubrus weren’t far behind. Parise had at least 1g every game last week totaling 5 goals and 1a. Zubrus had 3g and 6 assists, pairing up with Kovalchuk on back to back shorthanded goals. Zubrus assisted Kovalchuk against the Flyers and was able to notch a SHG of his own from Kovalchuk against the Penguins.
Martin Brodeur also had a fairly strong week going 3-0. We considered Clarkson as he set his own personal record of 20 goals in a season. In most weeks his performance would have landed him as a strong candidate. So, the question is who do you think was this past week’s player of the week? Also, feel free to comment and share your thoughts on how the team has been playing below.