Each week NHL.com wants you, the fan, to vote on the best plays of the week. We'll select the top goal, save and hit and you get to decide which of those three plays is the best of all. There is really no wrong answer here, but we want to know what you think. Which of these amazing plays do you think is the best? Vote now and feel free to comment on the plays as well.
On Sunday, Capitals winger Troy Brouwer crunched Philadelphia defenseman Erik Gustafsson with enough impact near the Flyers bench to open their bench door.
In Tuesday's Rangers-Devils game, New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped Devils winger David Clarkson on a takeaway. However, Clarkson recovered the puck, quickly skated around the back of the net and was denied twice by a sprawling Lundqvist stick and glove save.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres