Originally written on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 11/10/14
Around noon on Tuesday, Predators rookie goaltender Marek Mazanec was named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for the month of November. Mazanec is the second Nashville player to receive the Rookie of the Month honors and it marks the 29th time the NHL has awarded a Predators player with a weekly or monthly nod for stellar play, including Mazanec being the fourth Nashville goaltender to earn such an award. However, for players that have received the award in Nashville’s lineup, they’ve historically continued to impress immediately after the award is handed out. For forwards/defensemen who have won the award, every player finished in the top five in team points at the end of the season. Scott Walker: NHL Offensive Player of the Week for 12/22/03 – 12/29/03, scored seven points (1g, 6a) in his next seven games and finished the season with a team-high 63 points. Steve Sullivan: NHL Offensive Player of the Week for 2/16/04 – 2/22/04, scored three points (1g, 2a) in his next four games and finished the season with a team-high 73 total points (30 with Nashville, 43 with Chicago). Steve Sullivan: NHL Offensive Player of the Week for 10/10/05 – 10/16/05, scored six points (4g, 2a) in his next eight games and finished the season second on the team with 68 points. JP Dumont: NHL’s Second Star of the Month for January 2008, scored 14 points (5g, 9a) in the month of February and finished the season tied with a team-high 72 points. Shea Weber: NHL’s Third Star of the Month for October 2008, scored 11 points (6g, 5a) in the month of November and finished the season third on the team with 53 points. David Legwand: NHL’s First Star of the Week for 1/15/07 – 1/21/07, scored three points (0g, 3a) in his next two games and finished the season third on the team with 63 points. Martin Erat: NHL’s Third Star of the Week for 11/12/07 – 11/18/07, scored seven points (3g, 4a) in his next four games and finished the season fourth on the team with 57 points. Jason Arnott: NHL’s Third Star of the Week for 12/17/07 – 12/23/07, scored nine points (3g, 6a) in his next ten games and finished the season tied with a team-high 72 points. Patric Hornqvist: NHL’s Third Star of the Week for 12/14/09 – 12/20/09, scored nine points (7g, 2a) in his next nine games and finished the season tied with a team-high 51 points. Martin Erat: NHL’s Third Star of the Week for 3/12/12 – 3/18/12, scored a goal and an assist in his final seven games to finish the season with a team high 58 points. — For goaltenders? The immediate results are nearly the same: (** = Only times a Predators player has performed poorly after receiving a weekly/monthly award) Tomas Vokoun Player of the Week: 12/27/99 – 1/2/00, won three of his next five starts. Defensive Player of the Week: 11/24/03 – 11/30/03, won his next two immediate starts. Defensive Player of the Week: 11/28/05 – 12/4/05, won four of his next five starts. Defensive Player of the Week: 3/13/06 – 3/19/06, won his next immediate start. Chris Mason Second Star of the Week: 12/11/06 – 12/17/06, won four of his next six starts and recorded two shutouts. **Third Star of the Week: 10/3/07 – 10/7/07, lost his next seven straight. Dan Ellis Second Star of the Week: 3/24/08 – 3/30/08, won his last start of the season after that. **Third Star of the Week: 11/10/08 – 11/16/08, lost his next two starts. Pekka Rinne Rookie of the Month: February 2009, went 7-2-3 in March 2009 including one shutout and winning his next two consecutive starts. Third Star of the Month: January 2011, went 4-1-2 in his next seven games, including one shutout. Third Star of the Month: March 2011, went 2-1-1 to finish the season in April 2011, then helped the Predators to their first ever playoff series win against Anaheim. Third Star of the Month: January 2012, won his next start and went 6-2-3 in February 2012. First Star of the Week: 12/1/08 – 12/7/08, went 1-1 in his next two immediate starts, with his win being a 23 save shutout. Second Star of the Week: 10/26/09 – 11/1/09, won seven of his next eight, including a 20 save shutout against Montreal. Third Star of the Week: 3/8/10 – 3/14/10, won his next four straight, including two shutouts. First Star of the Week: 3/15/10 – 3/21/10, went 4-3-1 with a shutout to finish the season. Second Star of the Week: 12/12/11 – 12/18/11, went 4-1 in his next five games. Second Star of the Week: 1/23/12 – 1/29/12, went 2-0-1 in his next three starts. — While both Chris Mason and Dan Ellis both experienced a bit of a let down in at least one of their weekly awards, Vokoun and Rinne never did, either winning their next immediate start or having a longer stretch of wins past that. Nashville’s only other recipient of the Rookie of the Month nod, Pekka Rinne, went 9-2-1 in the month of February with two shutouts and followed it up with a 7-2-3 record with one shutout in March. The stats bode well for award winners that play for Nashville. However with the Predators being a bit dinged up on defense, and Rinne possibly returning soon, it’ll be interesting to see how Mazanec fares over his next handful of starts. Based on his most recent play, it should be more of the same. The post History bodes well for Predators that have earned NHL weekly/monthly awards appeared first on The Predatorial.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Patriots have best odds to win Super Bowl, say experts

Canseco's finger falling off apparently was a bad prank

Peterson speaks out, doesn't want to be compared to Ray Rice

DeSean Jackson won't reveal target of cryptic Instagram post

LeBron: Teaching Cavs bigger challenge than winning first ring

Darrelle Revis on Calvin Johnson: 'A man among boys'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

NFLPA appeals Adrian Peterson suspension as 'unlawful'

Jets-Bills game won't be played in Buffalo on Sunday

LeGarrette Blount apologizes to former teammates, fans

Pilar Sanders posts audio of children saying Deion is abusive

Kobe Bryant dishes on trash talk with Dwight Howard

Raiders owner Mark Davis: 'We want to stay here in Oakland'

With Raiders win, NFL's 'Circle of Parity' is complete

WATCH: Sack celebration nearly costs Raiders their first win

The best potential values of the MLB offseason

Shantel Jackson covers up Floyd Mayweather tattoo

Oscar Taveras' family thanking fans via his Twitter account

Just how much trouble are the Oklahoma City Thunder in?

The 10 best college running backs of all-time

Paul George interning with Pacers PR Dept. while injured

Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri: Full card preview

Could Josh Gordon put Cleveland Browns over the top?

Nike cancels 'AI' sneaker in light of Allen Iverson protest

Rick Pitino calls releasing pre-March rankings 'a football thing'

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Adrian Peterson speaks out

NFLPA appeals Peterson suspension

10 best college running backs ever

DeSean Jackson mum on cryptic post

Revis on Johnson: 'A man among boys'

LeBron on challenge of leading Cavaliers

LeGarrette Blount issues apology

Ex-NFLer delivers own baby on farm

FSU student: Books stopped bullet

Phelps' alleged GF born a man?

Bears considered benching Cutler?

Can Cardinals win a Super Bowl with Drew Stanton?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.