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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, Carmelo Anthony was the winner. This week, the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils both split the first two games as their playoff action began, the New York Yankees went 5-1, the New York Mets 3-3, the New York Knicks 2-2 and the New Jersey Nets 1-2. Here are the new nominees. Vote now!

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Brian Boyle: Boyle was in the middle of everything in the first two games of the series vs. the Senators. He scored what turned out to be the winning goal in Game 1 and what could have been the winning goal in Game 2. He had 10 hits in the two games along with a blocked shot, and when Ottawa had the guts to challenge him to face-to-face, Boyle threw in a fight as well.

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Henrik Lundqvist: You could argue that none of the Senators' five goals were Lundqvist's fault, certainly the one kicked in by Michael Del Zotto. The King single-handedly kept Ottawa off the scoreboard for a long stretch of the first game (30 overall saves), and was outstanding again in Game 2, making 29 saves.

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Martin Brodeur: The Devils' legend reached yet another milestone in Friday's opening-game victory over the Panthers, winning his 100th postseason game (two goals, 24 saves), becoming only the second goalie ever to reach that mark (Patrick Roy has 151 playoff wins). He let in three early goals in Game 2 (30 saves), but held down the fort the rest of the way as his teammates almost came back but fell just short.

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Carmelo Anthony: The Knick offense is all his now, and Anthony came through this week, scoring 29 points in the loss to the Bulls on Tuesday, 32 (with 10 rebounds) in the key win against the Bucks on Wednesday, 18 in the romp over the Wizards on Friday and, for the second consecutive Sunday, he poured in 40-plus points, with 42 (to go along with nine rebounds and five assists) in the loss to the Heat.

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Hiroki Kuroda: After his first mediocre start for the Yankees, all the coming-to-the-AL-East-from-the-NL-West doubts popped up, but Kuroda stifled those thoughts for at least one game with the gem he threw in the Yankees' home opener, beating the Angels, 5-0. He tossed eight shutout innings, only allowing five hits, with six strikeouts and two walks. His sinker and slider were consistently down in the zone, as he seemed to get double-play balls at will.

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Derek Jeter: The aging Yankee captain has found the fountain of youth this April. This week he hit .429 (12-for-28), scored five runs, hit four doubles and two home runs and drove in six runs. Jeter has a 1.005 OPS in the early going.

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David Wright: Last year Wright played with a broken back and now he's playing with a broken finger, showing his grit and leadership. Oh, and he's batting .571 this season to boot. In his three games this week, he batted .500 (6-for-12), hit a home run on the first pitch he saw with his broken finger, drove in two runs, scored three and walked once.

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Jon Niese: You can take your pick of Met starters this week as it was one impressive performance after another, but we'll go with Niese, as he was the only one to throw up goose eggs in his start. In Saturday's 5-0 win over the Phillies, the lefty tossed six-plus shutout innings, scattering five singles, striking out five and only walking one. In his two starts he has a 2.13 ERA and 0.95 WHIP.

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