It's Monday morning, so that means it's time to vote for the SB Nation New York Player of the Week. Last week, John Tavares took the honors, due to his eight-points in two-game explosion. This week, the New York played twice, snapping their three-game losing streak with a win over the Dolphins on Monday and beating the Chargers on Sunday, while on the ice, the New York Rangers went 2-1, the New Jersey Devils 0-1-1 and the New York Islanders 0-2. Here are the new nominees. Vote now!â†µ
Darrelle Revis: The Jet cornerback could be nominated just for hanging up on Mike Francesa alone, but his performances this week showed why he's the best corner in the NFL. On Monday, his 100-yard touchdown return of an interception kept his team in the game until the offense got going. He also had a pick later in the game, and finished with four pass deflections and three tackles. On Sunday, he did it again, intercepting a pass and running it back 64 yards, which led to the go-ahead points. He held Vincent Jackson to one measly catch, deflected two passes and made a pair of tackles.â†µ
Plaxico Burress: The Jets have been waiting patiently for Burress to break out, and he finally did on Sunday against the Chargers. After all the talk of being a bust this week, he did what he was brought here to do, and that's catch passes in the end zone. He hauled in three touchdown passes, and finished with a total of four catches, for 25 yards.â†µ
Shonn Greene: While the Jets were waiting for Burress, they've also been waiting for Greene to start producing. Little be little the running game has been coming around, with Greene gaining 74 yards on Monday, but he had his biggest game of the year on Sunday, grounding and pounding his way to 112 yards on 20 carries, for a 5.6 average, with a long of 24 yards.â†µ
Henrik Lundqvist: The Rangers won two out of three games this week, but those four points are almost all Lundqvist's doing, not to mention the other two points the team picked up to begin the year. The offense has only scored 12 goals in six games, while the power play is a pathetic 1-for-22. So Lundqvist has had to play like a superstar just to have the team tread water, and that's what he's done. He recorded his first shutout of the year on Tuesday (after leading the league with 11 last season), making 40 saves in the 4-0 win over Vancouver. He was the best player on the ice in Thursday's 3-2 overtime victory over Calgary, and he kept Saturday's 2-0 loss from becoming a blowout before leaving halfway through the third period with a minor foot injury.