Washington Capitals rookie Alexander Ovechkin is the NHL’s offensive player of the week after recording three goals and four assists in three games.
New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who led the Rangers to three victories with a 1.62 goals-against average and .946 save percentage, earned the defensive honour.
General manager John Ferguson Jr. of the Toronto Maple Leafs seemed to put Pat Quinn on the hot seat Sunday, with his silence speaking volumes about the coach’s future with the club.
”There are a lot of ways we can find to make this team better,” Ferguson said when asked directly if Quinn’s job was safe.
World Anti-Doping Agency president Dick Pound continued his battle with hockey’s top league, telling the Toronto Star in its Monday’s edition that the NHL has a “very seriously-flawed” method of testing players for steroids.
Pound wasn’t impressed.
“Here’s this guy who tested positive for steroids and the NHL is happy to have him play,” said Pound. “Welcome to the NHL.”
Tonight could be a very important one for Peter Forsberg and the Flyers. Forsberg is scheduled to return to action after missing two games due to what was diagnosed as an abdominal muscle strain.