Player of the Week - March 31

Author:
Publish date:
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

The Hockey News player of the week for the period of March 24-30 is Boston Bruins center David Krejci.

With his team fighting tooth and nail to lock down a playoff spot in the East, the 21-year-old Krejci averaged two points a game over four contests as the Bruins nabbed seven of a possible eight points. The Czech rookie's three goals and eight points brought his season totals to six goals and 26 points in 53 games.

Two other players deserve honorable mention for their performances. Nashville goalie Dan Ellis enhanced his team's playoff chances by allowing just one goal in three contests and Joe Thornton made the switch from set-up man to sniper by scoring seven times in four games for San Jose.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_15936188_168393428_lowres
Play

Matt Dumba On Derek Chauvin Verdicts: 'That's Awesome'

The Minnesota Wild star defenseman has had a front-row seat to the unrest that has plagued the area since the death of George Floyd and hopes this is just the beginning. "These conversations need to be had."

USATSI_15937230
Play

If the Dallas Stars Make the Playoffs, Other Teams Should be Nervous

The Stars have overcome non-stop adversity to pull from 12 points out of a playoff spot to one point out. If they get in, they may do so as a better team than last year's Stanley Cup finalist.

USATSI_12937517_168393428_lowres
Play

Habs' Prized Prospect Sits Like a Lump of Cole

Cole Caufield was never going to come in and cure what ails the Montreal Canadiens, but it would have been nice to see what he might be able to accomplish. The problem is, it's probably too late for that now.