Found June 16, 2013 on Fox Sports Ohio:
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin capped his great season with the NHL's biggest award. The Washington Capitals right wing won his third Hart Trophy, given to the league's MVP, on Saturday night, beating out Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and John Tavares of the New York Islanders. Ovechkin led the NHL with 32 goals during the regular season, the first time he's led the league in scoring since 2009, when he won his second straight Hart Trophy. "It was kind of hard, but as everybody knows, I like challenges," Ovechkin, who was moved to the right wing this season, said in taped remarks. "It was a big challenge for me and the coaching staff, but we make it." Ovechkin is the eighth player to win three or more Harts, joining Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Clarke, Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe, Eddie Shore and Howie Morenz. The vote was expected to be close after Ovechkin and Crosby tied for fourth in the NHL with 56 points, despite the Penguins center missing 12...

Ovechkin Wins Hart Memorial Trophy For 3rd Time

Image via RMNB Alex Ovechkin was faced with a challenge this year under rookie Washington Capitals Coach Adam Oates. Oates decided in order to revitalize Alex’s game, he would move the super star forward from left wing to right wing. While the transition was tough early on in the year, the bold move by Oates eventually paid off. Although the payoff from the coaching switch didn’t...

Ovechkin says broken foot healing

Alex Ovechkin says his broken left foot is healing well after playing almost three full games on it last month. The Washington Capitals' captain, who won his third Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP, sustained a hairline fracture in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the New York Rangers. He did not miss any time, playing in Game 7 the next night and then at...

Simmons: Ovechkin is half-Hart-ed

Many of the voters who determined the winners of the vast majority of the NHL's individual awards for the 2013 season--the Professional Hockey Writers' Association--readily admitted that their decisions were made much more difficult by the fact that a 48-game season is more of a "sprint" than an 82-game marathon (yielding players on "streaks" meriting...

Sergei Bobrovsky Wins Vezina Trophy, Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask Finishes Fifth

Sergei Bobrovsky was one of the NHL’s biggest surprises this season, and he added another impressive accomplishment to that season on Saturday night. The Columbus Blue Jackets goalie was named the Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL’s best goaltender. Bobrovsky went 21-11-6 with a 2.00 goals against average and four shutouts this season and almost got the Jackets into the Western...

Oveckin Wins Hart Memorial Trophy

Alex Ovechkin, captain and forward for the Washington Capitals, won his this Hart Memorial Trophy on Saturday, June 15th when the second half of the winners for the 2012-2013 National Hockey League Awards were announced. The Hart Memorial Trophy is awarded to the NHL's Most Valuable Player as determined by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. This year, the players...

Congratulations, Alex Ovechkin!

Alex Ovechkin won his third NHL MVP award.

Capitals Alex Ovechin Wins NHL MVP Award

  According to, Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, beat out rival Sidney Crosby to win his third Hart Trophy, an award given to the league’s most valuable player. Ovechkin beat out Crosby and John Tavares of the New York Islanders to take home his third Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player as decided by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association...

DMV: Alex Ovechkin Nets Third MVP

MVP??wow!!!)))haha — Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) June 16, 2013 Despite playoff loss, Ovechkin takes Hart for 3rd career MVP. [CSNW] Adam Oates says Ovi’s selfless play lead him to MVP season. [WP] The Nats don’t have an RBI since last Thursday, only one win. [NI] Strasburg looked pretty good in DL return (5 IP, 4 K, 1 R) but still lost. [NE] Nats take on former No. 1 SP John Lannan...


    The Vezina Trophy was first awarded after the 1926-27 season to the goalie who allowed the fewest goals. At the end of the 1981-82 season the trophy was awarded to the most exceptional goalie in the league.    Last Year’s Winner Henrik Lundqvist   2013 Nominees Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus Blue Jackets) Bobrovsky helped [...]

Lundqvist Is Vezina Runner Up

This weekend the NHL announced their 2013 award winners and unfortunately, Henrik Lundqvist came up short in his bid for a second straight Vezina Trophy as he finished in second place to Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky doubled the amount of votes Lundqvist received (110 to 55). Bobrovsky had a better goals against average (2.00 to 2.05) and save percentage (.932 to .926) as...

Defining The Hart Trophy

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, Has the time come for the NHL to change the way it defines the Hart Trophy? Currently, the award – voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association – goes to the player adjudged “to be the most valuable to his team.” This, annually, trips up voters, and it did again this year, when Alex Ovechkin of the...

20 Prospects in 20 Days: Valeri Nichushkin

  Source: With only 12 days left until the first round of the NHL Draft in New Jersey, The PensNation will be breaking down a prospect each day until June 30th. Today, we will take a closer look at right wing Valeri Nichushkin.   Source: Right Wing Valeri Nichushkin, Chelyabinsk 2 (RUS), 18 years old Height: 6’3″, Weight:  196 pounds...
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