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Sidney Crosby Wins Mark Messier Leadership Award

At the NHL awards gala tonight, Sidney Crosby won the Mark Messier Leadership Award but did not win the Hart Trophy or Ted Lindsay award, the P-G reports:

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Vancouver's Henrik Sedin won the Hart, and Washington's Alex Ovechkin won the Lindsay Award (previously named the Lester B. Pearson Award). Those three players were the finalists for both major trophies.

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Sedin finished with 894 points and 46 first-place votes in Hart voting among hockey writers, with Ovechkin second with 834 points and 40 first-place votes. Crosby was third with 729 points, 20 first-place votes. Voting details are not announced for the Lindsay or Messier awards.

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Jordan Staal came in third for the Selke Trophy, given to the forward with the strongest defense. You can read a great roundup on the Selke over at Pensburgh.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.