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Hart Trophy race set for a photo finish

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With the NHL season winding down, the Hart Trophy Race has picked up and three major candidates have emerged for the prestigious trophy.

Here, we review the three candidates...

Alex Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin in one of the greatest goal scorers of this generation, possibly of all time when his career is all said and done. Ovechkin is leading the league in goals with 49 and has been a machine for the Wahington Capitals this season, who find themselves in a wild card spot and are legitimate contenders to challenge for the cup.

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Sidney Crosby

Sid the Kid has come on strong near the end of this season and is leading the league in points with 79. The Penguins have been staggering lately but seem secure with their playoff position.

Crosby will lead the Penguins to the Playoffs, who are always a threat to challenge for the cup with their all-star roster.

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Carey Price

Carey Price is having an amazing year. He is the sole reason for the Montreal Canadiens ranking as high as they do in the East. Price is tied for first in wins, first in Goals Against Average, First in Save Percentage and is tied for first in shutouts.

The last time a goalie won the Hart Trophy was 2001-02 when Jose Thedore, who also played for the Montreal Canadiens, was awarded the honour. 

Prediction: 

The Price is right! Carey Price is having a season for the record books and no amount of point totals can overlook that, not to mention, Ovechkin and Crosby have previously won the Trophy on more than one occasion each.

So the voters will look for a fresh face and Carey Price is the answer.

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Topics:
Washington Capitals
Pittsburgh Penguins
Alex Ovechkin
Stanley Cup
NHL Playoffs
NHL
Montreal Canadiens

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