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Pens' center Crosby named Hart Trophy finalist

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Thursday, May 1, 2014, 11:21 a.m.

Captain Sidney Crosby is again a contender to win the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player.

Crosby, Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf and Philadelphia's Claude Giroux are finalists for the award, which is voted on by select members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.

Crosby won the Hart in 2007, and was a finalist in 2010 and 2013.

This season, despite the Penguins losing a league-high 529 man-games to injury, Crosby steered them to a Metropolitan Division title and won his second scoring championship with 104 points. It was his fifth 100-point season.

With a win, Crosby would join Mario Lemieux as the only multiple-time Hart Trophy winners in franchise history. Lemieux won it three times. Center Evgeni Malkin is the last Penguin to win the Hart, doing so in 2012.




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