Penguins center Sidney Crosby is one of three finalists for the Hart Trophy that goes to the NHL MVP.
The other two are Ryan Getzlaf of Anaheim and Claude Giroux of Philadelphia.
Crosby, 26, led the league in scoring with 104 points.
The award is decided by a vote of select members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
The NHL will announce the winners June 24 at awards night in Las Vegas.
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