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Sedin is NHL MVP, snaps Ovechkin's bid for 3-peat

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin is the NHL MVP, ending Alex Ovechkin's bid for three straight Hart Trophy wins.

Sedin captured the top honor Wednesday night at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, receiving 46 first-place votes. Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals was second with 40, followed by Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, who garnered 20.

Ovechkin was honored earlier in the night by his fellow players, winning the award for top player that is presented by the NHL Players' Association.

Sedin posted a career high 112 points, 30 more than his previous best. He led the league with 83 assists.

Crosby tied for the NHL lead with 51 goals and was second with 109 points.

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