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All-NHL Team of the Week: Mar. 31-Apr. 5

Highlighting the best weekly performers from around the NHL to comprise an All-NHL team.

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This week in the NHL Brayden Schenn really ticked off Penguins fans, Ottawa just won't go away with its clutch rookies, the LA Kings put the puck in the net eight times against the Oilers, and Nick Foligno is having an unreal, breakout season in Columbus. Also there may be a little playoff drama mixed in there too. We are down to the final three or four games of the season (depending on your team) and only four teams have cliched in each conference. Every goal means something at this point and with that let's take a look who scored some of those increasingly important goals this week.

Left Wing

1. Jaden Schwartz, St. Louis Blues: 4G-2A-6P in 3GP

Game 1 vs. Calgary: 1G-1A-2P, +1, 2 shots, 17:20 TOI

Result: 4-1 Win

Game 2 at Dallas: 3G-0A-3P, +2, 5 shots, 20:42 TOI

Result: 7-5 Win

Game 3 at Chicago: 0G-1A-1P, -1, 4 shots, 19:33 TOI

Result: 2-1 Win

2. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals: 3G-2A-5P in 4GP

Game 1 vs. Carolina: 1G-1A-2P, +2, 4 shots, 15:13 TOI

Result: 4-2 Win

Game 2 at Montreal: 2G-0A-2P, 0+/-, 4 shots, 22:59 TOI

Result: 5-4 SO Win

Game 3 at Ottawa: 0G-0A-0P, -1, 5 shots, 22:10 TOI

Result: 4-3 OTL

Game 4 at Detroit: 0G-1A-1P, +1, 6 shots, 19:43

Result: 2-1 Win

3. Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets: 4G-1A-5P in 3GP

Game 1 vs. New Jersey: 1G-0A-1P, -1, 1 shot, 15:45 TOI

Result: 3-2 OT Win

Game 2 vs. New York Islanders: 0G-1A-1P, +1, 1 shot, 19:52

Result: 4-3 SO Win

Game 3 vs. Pittsburgh: 3G-0A-3P, +1, 3 shots, 15:58 TOI

Result: 5-3 Win

Ranking Analysis: The Blues had a huge week earning wins against the Flames, Stars, and Blackhawks to clinch a playoff spot and Jaden Schwartz was right in the middle of things offensively recording six points in three games that included a hat-trick against Dallas. Schwartz is having the best season of his young career in St. Louis and has a good chance to reach the 30 goal mark for the first time. Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th, 51st, and 52nd goals this week making him a 50 goal scorer for the sixth time in his NHL career. With five goals in his last five games Ovechkin is heating up at just the right time for the Caps. If there is one overwhelming positive takeaway for Blue Jackets fans this season it has to be the emergence of Nick Foligno. Foligno currently has totaled 30 goals and 40 assists for 70 points and absolutely shattering his previous best season of 15G-32A-47P in 2011-2012 when he was playing for Ottawa.


1. Brayden Schenn, Philadelphia Flyers: 3G-3A-3P in 3GP, 2 GWG

Game 1 at Pittsburgh: 2G-0A-2P, +1, 5 shots, 18:49 TOI, GWG

Result: 4-1 Win

Game 2 at Carolina: 0G-1A-1P, +1, 3 shots, 19:28 TOI

Result: 3-2 OTL

Game 3 vs. Pittsburgh: 1G-2A-3P, 0+/-, 2 shots, 18:25 TOI, GWG

Result: 4-1 Win

2. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks: 3G-0A-3P in 3GP, 2 GWG

Game 1 vs. Vancouver: 1G-0A-1P, +1, 2 shots, 18:50 TOI, GWG

Result: 3-1 Win

Game 2 at Buffalo: 2G-0A-2P, +2, 3 shots, 19:00 TOI, GWG

Result: 4-3 Win

Game 3 vs. St. Louis: 0G-0A-0P, +1, 3 shots, 18:55 TOI

Result: 2-1 Loss

3. Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings: 2G-2A-4P in 2GP

Game 1 vs. Edmonton: 2G-0A-2P, +1, 6 shots, 15:59 TOI

Result: 8-2 Win

Game 2 vs. Colorado: 0G-2A-2P, +1, 5 shots, 16:10 TOI

Result: 3-1 Win

Rankings Analysis: Brayden Schenn did his part this week to give Flyers fans something to cheer about by scoring the game-winning goal to beat in-state rival Pittsburgh Penguins twice this week. The victories have also created some drama heading into the final week of the regular season with the 6th, 7th, and 8th seeded teams in the East all tied at 95 points and 9th place Ottawa just behind all of them with 93 points. Jonathan Toews coming up clutch for the Hawks in big games is just expected at this point. Toews scored two game-winners for Chicago helping his team clinch a playoff spot and hold off the fast charging Minnesota Wild for third place in the Central Division. The Kings needed two wins this week and they got them thanks to offensive contributions from Jeff Carter. Los Angeles now sits in the final playoff spot in the West with 92 points and four games remaining in the season. The Kings currently hold the tie-breaker over the Jets who also have 92 points.

Right Wing

1. Mark Stone, Ottawa Senators: 3G-3A-6P in 4GP

Game 1 at Detroit: 0G-1A-1P, 0+/-, 7 shots, 22:58 TOI

Result: 2-1 SO Win

Game 2 vs. Tampa Bay: 1G-1A-2P, +2, 2 shots, 20:25 TOI

Result: 2-1 OT Win

Game 3 vs Washington: 1G-0A-1P, +1, 2 shots, 21:38 TOI

Result: 4-3 OT Win

Game 4 at Toronto: 1G-1A-2P, 0+/-, 6 shots, 21:05 TOI

Result: 3-2 OTL

2. Marian Gaborik, Los Angeles Kings: 3G-1A-4P in 2GP

Game 1 vs. Edmonton: 2G-1A-3P, +3, 3 shots, 14:55 TOI

Result: 8-2 Win

Game 2 vs. Colorado: 1G-0A-1P, +1, 2 shots, 15:15 TOI

Result: 3-1 Win

3. Alex Burrows, Vancouver Canucks: 3G-1A-4P in 3GP

Game 1 at Nashville: 1G-1A-2P, 0+/-, 1 shot, 13:13 TOI

Result: 5-4 SO Win

Game 2 at Chicago: 0G-0A-0P, -1, 5 shots, 15:56 TOI

Result: 3-1 Loss

Game 3 at Winnipeg: 2G-0A-2P, +1, 4 shots, 15:01 TOI

Result: 5-4 Loss

Ranking Analysis: The Ottawa Senators cannot afford to lose at this point with only a few game left in the season and sitting just outside playoff position. Mark Stone, a 6th round pick in 2010, is on a six-game point streak and has 13 points in his last 10 games. Gaborik was the steal of the trade deadline for the Kings last year and this year is looking to steal the Kings a playoff spot. In two must-win games against the Oilers and Colorado, Gaborik found the back of the net three times. The Canucks had a rough week losing in OT to the Preds and then dropping two close games to Chicago and Winnipeg. Alex Burrows, however, scored some timely goals and got under the skin of his opponents as he is known to do. Burrows will need to stay on his game come playoff time if Vancouver hopes to a deep post-season run.


1. Mike Green, Washington Capitals: 3G-2A-5P in 4GP, GWG

Game 1 vs. Carolina: 1G-1A-2P, +3, 2 shots, 16:02 TOI

Result: 4-2 Win

Game 2 at Montreal: 0G-0A-0P, -1, 3 shots, 17:41 TOI

Result: 5-4 SO Win

Game 3 at Ottawa: 1G-0A-1P, 0+/-, 2 shots, 21:51 TOI

Result: 4-3 OTL

Game 4 at Detroit: 1G-1A-2P, +1, 1 shot, 15:34 TOI, GWG

Result: 2-1 Win

2. Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers: 0G-5A-5P in 3GP

Game 1 at Winnipeg: 0G-1A-1P, 0+/-, 0 shots, 24:23 TOI

Result: 3-2 Win

Game 2 at Minnesota: 0G-2A-2P, 0+/-, 4 shots, 27:05 TOI

Result: 3-2 Win

Game 3 vs. New Jersey: 0G-2A-2P, +3, 0 shots, 20:26 TOI

Result: 6-1 Win

3. P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens: 1G-3A-4P in 3GP

Game 1 vs. Washington: 1G-2A-3P, +1, 2 shots, 24:06 TOI

Result: 5-4 OTL

Game 2 at New Jersey: 0G-0A-0P, -1, 4 shots, 29:40 TOI

Result: 3-2 OTL

Game 3 at Florida: 0G-1A-1P, +1, 3 shots, 22:28 TOI

Result: 4-1 Win

4. Robyn Regehr, Los Angeles Kings: 1G-2A-3P in 2GP

Game 1 vs. Edmonton: 1G-0A-1P, +1, 2 shots, 18:37 TOI

Result: 8-2 Win

Game 2 vs. Colorado: 0G-2A-2P, +2, 0 shots, 19:43 TOI

Result: 3-1 Win

Ranking Analysis: Mike Green has had a big bounce back season in Washington following a disappointing 2013-2014 season in which he was -16 and managed 38 points. This season Green is +15 with 45 points and the Caps will be back in the playoffs after missing out last season. McDonagh is just so good for the Rangers. He's a guy that can play in any situation and he's a big reason why the Rangers are the top team in the East. Another Eastern Conference defender, P.K. Subban could be up for his second Norris Trophy as opponents just can't contain his dynamic style. Regehr makes it three Kings players on the All-NHL team this week and that should be no surprise considering they outscored their opponents 11-3 in two games this week. I can guarantee every other playoff team in the West is hoping Los Angeles doesn't make it this year. No one wants to play them in the first round.


Andrew Hammond, Ottawa Senators: 3-0-1 with 7GA

Game 1 at Detroit: 16 saves, 1GA, .941 SV%

Result: 2-1 SO Win

Game 2 vs. Tampa Bay: 28 saves, 1GA, .966 SV%

Result: 2-1 OT Win

Game 3 vs Washington: 29 saves, 3GA, .906 SV%

Result: 4-3 OT Win

Game 4 at Toronto: 36 saves, 2GA, .947 SV%

Result: 3-2 OTL

Analysis: Another Senators rookie coming up clutch when it matters most. Hammond has been nothing short of incredible for Ottawa since being thrust into the starting role. If the Hamburglar continues his form he may get the chance to steal games for the Sens come playoff time

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