Crosby takes home pair of awards
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - The NHL held its award ceremony for 2014 last night and Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby cleaned up with two honors.
Crosby was awarded the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP for the second time in his career after leading the NHL with 104 points. He was also given the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the league's Most Outstanding Player, as voted on by his fellow players.
Boston center Patrice Bergeron also took home hardware, winning his second career Frank J. Selke Trophy as NHL's best defensive forward. It was the second time in three seasons that he was honored for the award, while Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Toews and David Backes followed in the voting
Duncan Keith of the Blackhawks was also awarded his second career James Norris Trophy as NHL's top defenseman. He beat out Zdeno Chara and Shea Weber for the honor, while center Nathan MacKinnon was awarded the Calder Trophy for the NHL's top rookie.
All of the players listed were favorites to win their respective awards. Crosby was a 1/100 favorite to win the Hart Memorial Trophy, while MacKinnon was a 1/16 favorite to win the Calder Memorial Trophy and Keith was a 20/21 favorite to win the James Norris Memorial Trophy. Bergeron was 2/7 to win over Kopitar (11/4) and Towes (15/1) for the Frank J. Selke Trophy according to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI.