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Pittsburgh Penguins v Washington Capitals

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 11: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins brings the puck up the ice against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on January 11, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

NHL Awards: Hart Trophy Nominees

Evgeni Malkin, Steven Stamkos and Henrik Lundqvist were chosen as the top finalists for the league MVP award