It's Monday morning, which means it's time to vote for the SB Nation New York Player of the Week. Last week, Tyson Chandler was the winner. This week, the New York Knicks went 2-2, the New Jersey Nets 1-3, the New York Rangers 2-0-1, the New York Islanders 2-0-1 and the New Jersey Devils 4-0. And oh yeah . . . the New York Giants won the Super Bowl! Here are the new nominees. Vote now!â†µ
Eli Manning: Another fourth-quarter come-from-behind game-winning drive, another incredible throw in crunch time, another clutch performance, another Super Bowl MVP -- what more can you say about Manning? He went 30-for-40, threw for 296 yards, tossed one touchdown pass with no picks and finished with a 103.8 passer rating.â†µ
Justin Tuck: He was the defensive star of Super Bowl XLII and he did it again on Sunday, bookending the game with a safety and a sack. Tuck had two sacks, three QB hits and three tackles.â†µ
Mario Manningham: Move over David Tyree, you now have company. Manningham made the catch of the game on the final drive, hauling in the 38-yard pass with perfect execution and concentration. For the game, he caught five passes, for 73 yards.â†µ
Hakeem Nicks: With the New England Patriots keying on Victor Cruz, it was Nicks who was Manning's go-to receiver all game long, making catches all over the field, every which way he could. He caught 10 in all, good for 109 yards.â†µ
Ahmad Bradshaw: Whether one wanted him to or not, Bradshaw scored the winning touchdown, when he toppled into the end zone. He gained 72 yards on the ground on 17 carries for a 4.2 average, and he caught a pair of passes, for 19 yards.â†µ
Jeremy Lin: On Saturday night the Garden crowd had a fever and the only cure was Jeremy Lin. The point guard had the game of his life, as he led the Knicks past the Nets, by scoring 25 points, with seven assists, five rebounds and two steals. He penetrated, dished, swished and alley-ooped his way into Knick fans' hearts.â†µ
Ilya Kovalchuk: The Devils' star did everything this week. He scored three goals, assisted on seven others, won a game with a shootout goal and even decked a Flyer with a punishing right-hand knockout punch. He had a trio of three-point games, a Gordie Howe Hat Trick and scored yet another shorthanded goal.