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Wild's Fernandez named defensive player of week

Updated: January 2, 2006, 4:58 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild goalie Manny Fernandez was recognized by the NHL for his recent success, winning the league's defensive player of the week award on Monday.

Fernandez

Fernandez went 3-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage for the Wild in victories over Edmonton (twice) and Vancouver. For the season, Fernandez is 14-5-3 with a 2.05 GAA -- good for second in the NHL -- and a league-best .930 save percentage. He has appeared in 23 of Minnesota's ...

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