Saturday, March 1, 2008

NHL Team Of The Month: February 2008

Without further deal, here are the best of the best at each position for the month of February:

  • Center: Evgeni Malkin (14 GP, 9 G, 17 A, 20 PIM, 12 PPP)
  • Right Wing: Alexei Kovalev (14 GP, 7 G, 14 A, 12 PPP)
  • Left Wing: Thomas Vanek (15 GP, 13 G, 7 A, 11 PPP, 4 GWG)
  • Defense: Dion Phaneuf (14 GP, 7 G, 6 A, 52 PIM, 7 PPP, 2 GWG)
  • Defense: Zdeno Chara (12 GP, 8 G, 3 A, 20 PIM, 6 PPP)
  • Goalie: Jean-Sebastien Giguere (10 GP, 8 W, 1.28 GAA, .949 SV%, 2 SO)
  • Malkin was in a class by himself in February. He was dominant game in and game out for the Pens. He's the main reason Pittsburgh is still challenging for the best record in the East.
  • Kovalev and Vanek have been carrying their respective teams lately. Although Vanek is doing it with a lot less help.
  • Phaneuf has taken advantage of Nicklas Lidstrom's absence to stake his claim to the title of best defenseman in the NHL, while Chara is quietly having an outstanding year.
  • Giguere has been unconscious for the Ducks of late. Those numbers speak for themselves.

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