Monday, October 20, 2008

Vanek named the NHL's top star for the week

Buffalo Sabres Thomas Vanek
Thomas Vanek was named the top star in the NHL for the past week. Considering the numbers he has put up this shouldn't surprise anyone. In the four games in the past week Vanek has six goals and two assists including two shorthanded goals, while the Sabres put up a 3-0-1 record. Vanek has at least one goal in every game so far this year, and even had a natural hat-trick in the final game for Buffalo last season. The question is if he can keep this up, but there is really no reason to expect this offensive production to slow down any either. Buffalo will only get better as Hecht and Gaustad return from their injuries.


Evan J said...

The shorthanded goals were very impressive.

It will be interesting to see how Star #1(Vanek) does up against Star #2(Backstrom) the Wild's goalie on Thursday.

It looks like Vanek might keep it up, he finished strong last year like you had said.

Ebscer said...

Minnesota is a hard team to score on (defense plays a part there as well). Vanek finally had his goal scoring streak broken against Boston (although he had the game winner in the shootout). Still given how the Sabres have been playing I would have to pick them to win the game...