Originally posted on Rock the Red  |  Last updated 5/14/12

As the Washington Capitals' post season hopes ceased Saturday night with a loss in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals at the hands of the New York Rangers, many fans looked back on the 2011-12 NHL season with frustration. We here at Rock the Red want to celebrate the successes and unheralded efforts throughout the Caps' past year, and will be presenting several awards - some existing within the league, but most not - to the players that excelled in each category. We will be honoring a trophy, it's nominees and the winner once daily, so be sure to check back in and share your thoughts on the trophy in our comments section. 

To start our 2011 - 12 Capitals Awards Ceremony, the bloggers of Rock the Red would like to acknowledge the following award recipients which are not up for debate due to tangible results throughout the season [Ed. Note: I know, not as fun... but trust us when we tell you that it will make the other ones so much better]. Please make the jump to see which of our Caps is walking away with more hardware from our current cavalcade of accolades!

Art Ross Trophy awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league (or in this case, the team) in scoring points at the end of the regular season:
Alex Ovechkin (65P) followed by Alex Semin (54) and Marcus Johansson/Dennis Wideman (tied- 46)

Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy awarded to the leading goal scorer in the National Hockey League (or in this case, the Washington Capitals):
Alex Ovechkin (38G) followed by Alex Semin (21), and Jason Chimera (20)

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