Sunday, November 29, 2015   

(NHL) Crosby wins MVP, Roy named best coach
(06-25 11:12)

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player on Tuesday as the league handed out its season honors.
Crosby also won the Ted Lindsay Award as the league's outstanding player as voted by his peers.
The 26-year-old Canadian superstar won his second Hart Trophy after leading the NHL with 104 points this season, registering at least one point in 60 of the 80 games he played.
He scored 36 goals and led the league with 68 assists to capture his second Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's top scorer.
Crosby, who also won the Hart Trophy in 2007 and finished runner-up in the voting in 2010 and last season, was a near- unanimous choice to win after garnering 128 first-place votes of 137 ballots cast.
Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was a distant second, while Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux finished third.
Getzlaf scored a career-high 31 goals and finished second in the NHL with 87 points to help Anaheim to the top record in the Western Conference.
Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins won the Vezina Trophy as the league's top goaltender.
Finland's Rask helped the Bruins to a record of 36-15-6 and was the only goaltender to rank among the top five in all major statistical categories.
He led the league with seven shutouts, was second in save percentage at .930, finished fourth with a 2.04 goals-against average and was fifth in wins. Rask allowed two goals or fewer in 37 of his 58 starts.
Rask topped Colorado Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov and Tampa Bay Lightning's goalie Ben Bishop.
Patrick Roy, a Hall-of-Fame goaltender who guided the Colorado Avalanche to a 52-22-8 record in his first season as a head coach, won the Jack Adams award as the league's top coach.
The 48-year-old Quebec City native oversaw a historic turnaround as the Avalanche followed up their 29th-placed finish in the overall standings in 2013 with a third-place finish this year.
Nathan MacKinnon, who won the Calder Trophy as top rookie of the season.
MacKinnon, at 18 the youngest player to earn the award, led all first-year players with 63 points and 39 assists, while tying for the top spot with 24 goals.
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