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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, Victor Cruz won for the second consecutive week. This week, the New York Giants dominated the Falcons on Sunday, the New York Knicks went 2-2, the New Jersey Nets 1-3, the New York Rangers 3-0, the New York Islanders 1-2 and the New Jersey Devils 2-0-1. Here are the new nominees. Vote now!

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Hakeem Nicks: The Falcons gave Cruz the superstar treatement, which left Nicks clear and free to have a spectacular day. It was his turn for a stunning, long touchdown catch-and-run, when he bobbed and weaved his for a 72-yard score. He hauled in six passes on the day, good for 115 yards, with a pair of touchdowns.

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Brandon Jacobs: It was like the good old days, with Jacobs bulldozing his was for 92 yards, including a 34-yard run that helped set up a touchdown, and he bulldogged his way for a first down on a fourth-and-one. He averaged 6.6 yards per carry and also caught two passes for eight yards.

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Eli Manning: He was masterful, precise and clutch all rolled into one, without any mistakes. Manning went 23-for-32 (71.9 percent), threw for 277 yards, tossed three touchdowns (without a pick) and finished with a 129.3 passer rating. And he also threw in an un-Manning-like 14-yard run for a first down.

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Jason Pierre-Paul: The All-Pro will represent all the Giant defensemen, as they dominated the game but didn't necessarily have one standout player. Pierre-Paul, though, helped pressure Matt Ryan into having a mediocre game, and he also made eight tackles, helped stop Atlanta's rushing attack and was right in the middle of the two key fourth-down stops. I could have chosen Corey Webster or Rocky Bernard or Chase Blackburn or . . . you get the idea.

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Carmelo Anthony: Anthony made the biggest shot of the week for the Knicks, hitting a three-pointer with 15.9 seconds left in the victory over the Wizards. He scored 37 points in that game, and playing through back pain, he acted as the orchestrator (as Walt Frazier would put it) in the win over the Pistons, with 13 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three blocked shots. Anthony scored 35 and 32 points in the pair of losses earlier in the week.

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Henrik Lundqvist: Mike Rupp scored two unexpected goals in the Winter Classic, Brad Richards netted the game-winner and also scored on Friday, Brandon Dubinsky's hitting his stride -- but the star of the week for the Rangers was Lundqvist. He only allowwed three goals in the two games he played, but he was even better than that. In Monday's outdoor spectacular, the King stole the show, stopping a penalty shot with 19 seconds left in the game and making one dazzling save after another (34 in all). And in Friday's 3-1 win over the Penguins, the Rangers were outshot 38 to 21, but Lundqvist's glove hand couldn't be beat, as he shined once again, making 37 saves.

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Patrik Elias: On Friday night, Elias became the third Devil to play in 1,000 games for the team (Ken Daneyko is the all-time franchise leader with 1,283 games played, Martin Brodeur is second, with 1,157), and he starred in the 5-2 victory over the Panthers as well. Elias netted the second goal of the game and notched assists on the game-winner and the final empty-net insurance goal. And he added an assist in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Penguins.

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