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HUT - Team of the Week

Collect Special Edition – Ovechkin, Backstrom, Kadri & Other Team of the Week Items

Pick up any gold pack inNHL®13 Hockey Ultimate Team and you'll have a chance at special edition Team of the Week items. Each special edition item features players with boosted ratings. You can also challenge the Team of the Week and see how your own HUT team stacks up.

Alex Ovechkin

Ovechkin led the NHL with five goals and eight points this week in four games, this stretches his season-long scoring streak to five games. After a slow start Ovechkin is now second on the Washington Capitals with 31 points in 32 games.

Niklas Backstrom

Backstrom posted a 3-0-0 record, 1.00 goals-against average, .972 save percentage and one shutout in three starts to help the Wild extend its winning streak to a season-high five games. This run has helped the Minnesota Wild get into a tight race with the Vancouver Canucks for the Northwest Division crown. 

Nazem Kadri

Kadri ranked second in the NHL with seven points in the three games, also tying for second in both goals and assists. He is now leading the Toronto Maple Leafs in points with 34 in 32 games this season.

This week's Team of the Week:

Forward Lines

Line 1 - Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals) - Nazem Kadri (Toronto Maple Leafs) - Jaromir Jagr (Dallas Stars)

Line 2 - Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars) - Travis Zajac (New Jersey Devils) - Blake Wheeler (Winnipeg Jets)

Defensive Lines

Line 1 - Alex Goligoski (Dallas Stars) - Roman Josi (Nashville Predators)

Line 2 -Sergei Gonchar (Ottawa Senators) - Patrick Wiercioch (Ottawa Senators)

Goalies - Nikals Backstrom (Minnesota Wild) - Cory Schneider (Vancouver Canucks)

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