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Alexander Ovechkin Named Finalist for Hart Trophy

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

In four professional seasons in the National Hockey League, Alexander Ovechkin has proved he is an elite player.

And this afternoon, the league recognized his talent for the second straight year.

Ovechkin joins fellow nominees Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins (the players will meet in the second round of the playoffs, which starts in Washington, DC on May 2) and Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings, as the three finalists for the NHL’s top individual honor.

This is the first time in league history all three Hart finalists are Russian-born.

Ovechkin has been a scoring machine since his arrival in the nation’s capital. In the last two seasons, he has amassed 121 total goals...

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