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Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid faced an uncertain future just a few months ago. Now, he’s playing the Stanley Cup playoffs for the Bruins in search of the second Cup of his career. The big blue liner was recognized for all he’s done on Tuesday morning when he was named a Masterton Memorial Trophy finalist by the NHL. The Masterton is given to the player that best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Joining McQuaid as finalists are Minnesota goalie Josh Harding and Pittsburgh forward Sidney Crosby. McQuaid’s status for the 2013 was in the up in the air after he was diagnosed with blood clots as a result of the condition Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. The condition led to two surgeries for McQuaid. However, McQuaid returned to the ice for the start of the season and played 32 games for the B’s this season.

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Crosby, Harding, McQuaid up for Masterton Trophy

Penguins star Sidney Crosby, Wild goaltender Josh Harding and Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid are this season's nominees for the NHL's Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The award is presented to ''the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.'' Crosby returned to form this year after missing extended...

Harding one of three finalists for Masterton Trophy

ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding has been named one of three finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, given annually to the NHL player "who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey." Harding, 28, has been battling with multiple sclerosis since he was diagnosed with the illness late last summer...

Sidney Crosby is a Finalist for the Masterton

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Adam McQuaid Candidate for Masterson Memorial Trophy

Bruins' defensemen Adam McQuaid along with Pittsburgh Penguins' center Sidney Crosby and Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding have been named finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded to "the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey."Congrats to Mcquaid on a worthy candidate...

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McQuaid a finalist for Masterson Trophy

Photo courtesy of Boston Bruins BOSTON—According to a report from  Nancy Marrapese-Burrell of the Boston Globe Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid has been named a finalist for the Bill Masterson Trophy, which is awarded to the National Hockey League  player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” Forward Sidney Crosby of...

Marc-André Fleury: A quandary for Pittsburgh, a headache for Canada

From Roy MacGregor of the Toronto Globe and Mail: Three Dog Night had it all wrong. One is not the loneliest number. It’s 29. No. 29, also known as Marc-André Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is on the ice at Consol Energy Center. He is skating between Zambonis as they re-surface the ice: crouched over, head bowed, deep in thought that does not require a mind-reader...

Your Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK (May 14, 2013) -- Center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, goaltender Josh Harding of the Minnesota Wild and defenseman Adam McQuaid of the Boston Bruins are the three finalists for the 2012-13 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded “to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey,” the National...

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Series Preview: Pittsburgh - Ottawa

  (1) Pittsburgh Penguins 36-12-0   vs.    (7) Ottawa Senators 25-17-6  Game 1: Tuesday, May 14, 7:30pm - Ottawa @ Pittsburgh Game 2: Friday, May 17, 7:30pm - Ottawa @ Pittsburgh Game 3: Sunday, May 19, 7:30pm - Pittsburgh @ Ottawa Game 4: Wednesday, May 22, 7:30pm - Pittsburgh @ Ottawa Game 5: Friday, May 24, 7:30pm - Ottawa @ Pittsburgh* Game...
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