Vinny Lecavalier was recently named the NHL's second star player of the week, as a result of his impressive play during the final week of the season. From the league announcement:â†µ
SECOND STAR -- VINCENT LECAVALIER, C, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGâ†µ
Lecavalier recorded goals in each of Tampa Bay's three games, finishing the week with five points (four goals, one assist) as the Lightning (46-25-11) secured the #5 seed in the Eastern Conference. He tallied one goal in a 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres Apr. 5, recorded two goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers Apr. 8 and finished the week with one goal and one assist in a 6-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Apr. 9. The Lightning captain was one of the NHL's top scorers down the stretch, registering points in 12 of Tampa Bay's final 14 regular-season games (9-8--17).â†µ
Lecavalier, the Bolts' team captain, finishes the season with 54 total points - 25 goals, and 29 assists. This ranks him third on the team behind both Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos, but both Stamkos and St. Louis played around 15 more games than Lecavalier. If Vinny can keep up the hot play in the playoffs, the Bolts are going to be a very strong offensive team and difficult to stop.