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Vote For The SB Nation NY Player Of The Week

It's Monday morning, which means it's time to vote for the SB Nation New York Player of the Week. Last week, Hakeem Nicks was the winner, and he has a chance for a repeat victory as well, with his impressive perfomance in the New York Giants' stunning win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. As for the other local teams: The New York Knicks went 2-2, the New Jersey Nets 1-3, the New York Rangers 2-2, the New York Islanders 2-1 and the New Jersey Devils 2-1. Here are the new nominees. Vote now!

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Eli Manning: Ho-hum, just another clutch, precise game from Manning, which we've seen time and time again. As cool and calm as always, Manning went into Lambeau Field against the 15-1 Packers and outplayed the best QB in the NFL, going 21-for-33 (63.6%), threw for 330 yards, tossed three touchdowns with one interception, and finished with a passer rating of 114.5.

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Hakeem Nicks: The receiver repeated his performance against the Falcons to a tee in the win over the Packers. Nicks scored two more touchdowns, including a 66-yarder, where he avoided tacklers left and right just like the one the previous week, and a Hail Mary that will be talked about for years to come. He caught seven passes on the day, for 165 yards.

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Michael Boley: The defense dominated and rattled Aaron Rodgers, and Boley was front and center in that attack. The linebacker sacked Rodgers twice, once on fourth down giving the ball back to the Giants. He had nine total tackles and a pass deflection as well, probably playing his best game as a Giant.

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John Tavares: The first-time All-Star was the driving force in the 5-1 win over the Red Wings. After getting hit in the face with a puck, Tavares scored a goal and added a pair of assists. He also scored in the loss to the Flyers, and had two more assists and was a plus-4 in the 4-2 victory over the Sabres. For the week, he was a plus-8 with two goals and four assists. He has an eight-game point streak going, with 15 points in that span.

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Ilya Kovalchuk: The Russian winger has been hot lately, accumulating two points in four straight games before his streak was snapped on Saturday (though he was a plus-1 in that game). He netted a goal with an assist in Tuesday's loss, scored a shorthanded goal to give the Devils a 1-0 lead on Wednesday vs. the Oilers and then assisted on Zach Parise's game-winner in overtime.

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Derek Stepan: The Rangers had to go six rounds in the shootout to beat the Coyotes on Tuesday, and it was Stepan who saved the day with a do-or-die goal. He had a goal and an assist in the win over the Maple Leafs, and he added an assist in Sunday's loss to the Canadiens.

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Tyson Chandler: It's hard to find a Knick who qualifies to be nominated, as even when they win they don't look too hot doing it, but Chandler's holding up his end of the bargain, while the rest of the team is in chaos. In the win on Monday over the Bobcats, Chandler dominated the boards in the fourth quarter, and for the game scored 20 points with 13 rebounds and three blocked shots. He pulled down 13, 11 and seven rebounds in the next three games.

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Deron Williams: Well, the Nets only won once this week, and Williams had his best game as a Net in the 110-103 victory over the Suns on Friday. Tired of all the losing, he put the team on his back, scoring 35 points and dishing out 14 assists.