Vote for your New Jersey Devils Player of the Week: 3/5 – 3/11
This past week the Devils finished 4-0. New Jersey beat both New York teams and ended the Flyers 5 game winning streak. The team only allowed 1 goal in each of those games and outscored opponents 15-4. With all the offense it will be hard to determine who is the Player of the Week. The defense and Marty played equally well holding each team to 1 goal per game. After the big win against Philadelphia Sunday, we took to Twitter to ask all the fans who they thought should be nominated for Player of the Week.
Majority of the fans were pushing hard for Kovalchuk – and how can you not? He recorded a hat trick against the Islanders, scored first against the Rangers and the Flyers. Ilya Kovalchuk was named NHL’s second star of the week as well. Some fans tweeted:
@Kstatik: Kovalchuk, because he’s Kovalchuk! 9 pts (5g, 4a, 1gwg, 1 hat trick & 25 sog) in last 5 gpl.
@Calora: totally Kovy bc of his hat trick!
Many fans didn’t know what to make of the trade that brought Marek Zidlicky to the New Jersey Devils, however last week’s play showed him settling in just fine. It also may change fans’ opinions about what he can bring to this team. Many of you on Twitter also nominated Marek Zidlicky:
@Devilsfan18: @DevilsGenerals Zidlicky for player of the week. Didn’t like the trade @ 1st, but he’s shown his worth. 5 pts in last 3 gms
@Mikeywmfree: @DevilsGenerals Zidlicky. He’s added elements to the backline that were sorely needed: Toughness and PP smarts.
@Toddcordell: Marek Zidlicky has played 20+ minutes in four straight games and has a powerplay point in three straight. #NJDevils
Lastly, Martin Brodeur is nominated again as he won his 650th game. He is now 100 wins ahead of Patrick Roy. He had 3 wins and allowed only 3 games total between the Rangers, Islanders and Flyers. Here is the feedback from the fans:
@buckfrenz: @DevilsGenerals 39 year old Phenom wins 650th game of Career #Brodeur!
@dougieSS: @DevilsGenerals I think bordour should get the nod. 650 career wins which is an amaizing feat, 3+ wins on this streak
Still a tough decision but it is up to all you fans to vote for the New Jersey Devils Player of the Week: 3/5 – 3/11.