New York Rangers right wing Theoren Fleury has been named NHL Player of the Week for the period of Monday, October 30 through Sunday, November 5. Fleury posted six points (five goals, one assist) and a plus-four rating in three games, extending his scoring streak to five consecutive matches.
Fleury edged Edmonton Oilers goaltender Tommy Salo (4-0-0, 1.75 GAA, .928 save %, one shutout), Atlanta Thrashers left wing Tomi Kallio (4-1-5 in two games, +4 rating) and Boston Bruins left wing Sergei Samsonov (2-5-7 in four games) to capture his second career Player of the Week award.
Fleury opened the week by recording his 15th career hat trick and added an assist to lead the Rangers to a 6-1 home victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on November 1 before notching a goal in a 6-5 road loss to the Ottawa Senators on November 2. On November 4, Fleury recorded his 400th career NHL goal as the Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 5-2.
Playing in his 13th NHL season, the 32-year old native of Oxbow, Saskatchewan has scored 19 points (11 goals, eight assists) in 13 games, ranking second in goals and fourth in the League's scoring race. Fleury has posted a career record of 400 goals and 537 assists for 937 points in 899 contests with the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche and Rangers.
The Blueshirts (6-7-0-0) will host the Oilers (9-5-2-0) on Tuesday, November 7 at 7:30 PM (MSG, ESPN2).