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Ovechkin league's MVP; Subban earns Norris

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For the third time in his career, Alexander Ovechkin was named the Hart Trophy winner.

The Washington Capitals forward led the league in goals and won the MVP honor beating Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby and John Tavares of the New York Islanders.

Ovechkin tallied 32 goals in 48 games, including 23 in his final 23 contests, to become the first three-time winner of the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's goal-scoring leader.

The 27-year-old Ovechkin accepted the award via video before the start of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks.

He currently is in Moscow is scheduled to talk to the media Sunday morning, the Washington Post reported.

Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban won the Norris Trophy as the league's top defenseman. He edged out Minnesota's Ryan Suter and Pittsburgh's Kris Letang for the honor.

"This really is a team award," Subban said on the CBC's Hockey Night in Canada when the award was announced prior to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Subban thanked the Canadiens' organization, the fans and his teammates, the Montreal Gazette reported.

"It's a great day for me. And ''m just happy to represent the organization."

Subban topped NHL defensemen in scoring, recording 38 points (11 goals, 27 assists) in 42 games as the Canadiens won the Northeast Division crown and posted the League's fourth-best record. The 24-year-old Toronto native also led defensemen in power-play scoring with 26 points (seven goals, 19 assists), helping Montreal post the League's fifth-best success

rate with the man advantage (20.7 percent).
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