Detroit goaltender Manny Legace, who led the Red Wings to three victories and recorded a 1.30
|Legace has won eight of nine starts so far this season. |
goals-against average and one shutout, has been named the League's Defensive Player of the Week.
New York Rangers right wing Jaromir Jagr (6-1--7 in four games), Boston Bruins center Joe Thornton (2-4--6 in two games), Vancouver Canucks center Brendan Morrison (2-4--6 in three games) and Minnesota Wild right wing Marian Gaborik (2-4--6 in three games) were runners-up for offensive honors, while goaltender Dan Cloutier of the Vancouver Canucks (3-0-0, 2.68 GAA) was runner-up for the defensive award.
Conroy tallied the game-winning goal with three assists and a +3 rating in a 5-4 road victory against the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday and recorded a goal, two assists and a +3 rating in a 7-2 victory at Dallas Thursday. He did not record a point in a 3-2 home loss to the Calgary Flames Sunday.
Signed as a free agent by the Kings in July, 2004, Conroy ranks third on the club in scoring with eight points (two goals, six assists) in nine games. The Kings (6-3-0, 12 points) lead the Pacific Division, holding a two-point lead over the second-place Dallas Stars.
Legace began the week making 26 saves as the Red Wings defeated the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, Monday. He turned aside 23 shots in a 3-2 victory against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Wednesday and notched his eighth career shutout (17 saves) in a 6-0 victory at Columbus Saturday.
Legace has appeared in each of Detroit's nine games, posting a record of 8-1-0 with a 1.77 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.