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On Monday the NHL announced their weekly trio of top players from the previous week with the newest addition featuring two Russians. Ilya Bryzgalov and Alexander Ovechkin were named to the weekly award with the Coyotes goalie taking top honors.
Bryzgalov’s hot start was recognized by the league after posting a 3-0-0 record. He had a minuscule 0.95 goals-against average and .959 save percentage in those games, helping the surprising Coyotes improve their record to 5-2-0.
Ovechkin was the first star on opening week and has continued his fine play since. The Capitals star led all scorers last week with six points 4 goals 2 assistants and helped his team move into first place in the Southeast Division. Congratulations to both.