It's Monday morning, which means it's time to vote for the SB Nation New York Player of the Week. Last week, Jason Pierre-Paul was the winner, thanks to his monster game against the Cowboys. This week, the New York Jets and New York Giants were both humiliated by NFC East teams, the New York Rangers and New York Islanders both went 1-2 -- it was only the New Jersey Devils who had a successful week, winning all four of their games, and they retired Scott Niedermayer's No. 27 and got a new franchise goal-scoring leader to boot. Here are the new nominees. Vote now!â†µ
Zach Parise: The Devils' star is rounding into form, and the fact that New Jersey is winning consistently now is no coincidence. In the four victories this week, Parise piled up eight points (three goals, five assists) and was a plus-6. On Scott Niedermayer night, the new captain honored the old captain by scoring a goal and accumulating three assists.â†µ
Patrik Elias: The longtime Devil stalwart scored four goals and added two assists this week, and he broke John MacLean's franchise goal-scoring record along the way. No. 348 also proved to be the game-winner on Saturday night in the victory over the Canadiens. Besides totaling the most goals in Devils history, Elias is also the all-time assists leader (497) and points leader (895).â†µ
Marian Gaborik: While we're making note of milestones, we'll add Gaborik to the list, as he notched Nos. 299 and 300 of his career in the last-millisecond-win over the Coyotes on Saturday nigtht. He leads the Rangers with 17 goals on the season.â†µ
Al Montoya: The Islanders' goalie only allowed one goal, making 20 saves, in the team's lone win of the week, and he also stoned the Wild in overtime and the shootout. He did let in four goals in his other game of the week, but he usually gives his team a chance to win every time he's in goal.â†µ
Jason Pierre-Paul: I'm not sure if a Giant should be nominated this week after their desultory performance on Sunday, but Pierre-Paul had another productive game, with 15 total tackles, the team's only sack and he even got a hand on another field goal, though this one went through the uprights this time.â†µ
Shonn Greene: The Jets are in the same boat as the Giants, with not much to choose from. Greene gained 73 yards on 18 carrries, for a 4.1 average. And he didn't turn the ball over, which you can't say about many of his teammates.