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Ovechkin wins third NHL MVP award

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  • Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin has won the NHL's Hart Trophy, given to the league's most valuable player, three times.

      Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin has won the NHL's Hart Trophy, given to the league's most valuable player, three times.
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Associated Press

Alexander Ovechkin has won his third Hart Trophy, given to the NHL's most valuable player.

The Washington Capitals winger beat out Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and John Tavares of the New York Islanders for the award on Saturday night. Ovechkin also won the Hart in 2008 and 2009.

In other awards announced Saturday before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, Montreal's P.K. Subban won his first Norris Trophy, given to the NHL's top defenseman. Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets won the Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL's top goaltender. And Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau won the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL's top rookie.

Crosby won the Ted Lindsay Award, which recognizes the league's most outstanding player as voted by fellow members of the NHL Players' Association.

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