Naslund/Vokoun Players of the Week

Naslund named Offensive Player of the Week, Vokoun takes Defensive honors Vancouver Canucks left wing Markus Naslund, who led all NHL scorers with nine points (three goals, six assists) and posted a +5 rating in four games - all on the road - has been named the NHL's Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, Nov. 30.Nashville Predators goaltender Tomas Vokoun, who posted a 4-0-0 record, 1.50 goals-against average and .950 save percentage, has been named the League's Defensive Player of the Week.Washington Capitals right wing Jaromir Jagr (2-6--8, +5 in four games) was runner-up for offensive honors, while Detroit Red Wings goaltender Manny Legace (3-0-0, 0.79 goals-against average, one shutout) was runner-up for the defensive award.Naslund tallied points in each of his four games, extending his point streak to six games. He earned an assist in a 2-1 loss at Toronto Nov. 24, tallied three points (two goals, one assist) and a +3 rating in a 5-2 victory at Montreal Nov. 25, recorded the overtime goal and an assist in a 3-2 victory at Ottawa Nov. 27 and had three assists in a 4-4 tie at Calgary Nov. 29.Naslund, who has finished second in NHL scoring each of the past two seasons, has moved into first place in the 2003-2004 competition with 32 points (11 goals, 21 assists) in 25 games. He also leads the League in plus-minus (+18).Vokoun extended his winning streak to five games as the Predators improved to 8-2-0-0 in their past 10 games and 12-10-1-0 overall, the best record in franchise history after 23 games. Vokoun tied a season high with 34 saves in a 3-2 victory at Colorado Nov. 24, extending the Predators' unbeaten streak at Pepsi Center to three games. He made 26 stops in a 4-2 home victory against Columbus Nov. 26, turned aside 32 shots in a 2-1 victory at Boston Nov. 28 and made 22 saves in a 4-1 victory over Buffalo Nov. 29.Vokoun has appeared in all but two of Nashville's games this season, posting a 12-8-1 record, 2.37 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. Vokoun has won eight of his past nine decisions since Nov. 8 and is tied for second among NHL goaltenders in victories.

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