on NHL awards show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (all times local):7:15 p.m.New Jersey forward Taylor Hall has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player.Hall beat out Los Angeles captain Anze Kopitar and Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon in a contest between three first-time finalists for the award.Hall finished sixth in the league with 93 points for the Devils. He is the first New Jersey player to win the Hart.Hall Darren Helm Jersey , the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft, likely got the nod over two worthy contenders because of the way he carried the Devils offensively while they reached the playoffs for the first time in five years. He scored 41 more points than rookie Nico Hischier, the Devils’ second-leading scorer.—6:52 p.m.George McPhee has been named the NHL’s general manager of the year in the fourth trophy given to the Vegas Golden Knights at the NHL Awards.Exactly one year after his remarkable performance in the expansion draft, McPhee was a no-brainer choice for the award after his masterful assembly of the most successful debut team in recent sports history.The Golden Knights went 51-24-7 and won the Pacific Division before reaching the Stanley Cup Final, setting innumerable records along the way for first-year success.McPhee beat out Winnipeg’s Kevin Cheveldayoff and Tampa Bay’s Steve Yzerman for the award.McPhee joins coach Gerard Gallant, Lady Byng winner William Karlsson and Mark Messier Leadership Award winner Deryk Engelland with trophies from the annual show in the Golden Knights’ hometown.—6:40 p.m.Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goalie.The 35-year-old Finn won his position’s top honor for the first time, beating out Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck and Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy.Rinne was a Vezina finalist for the fourth time. He finally got it after a standout regular season for the Presidents’ Trophy winners in Nashville, where he has been a stalwart in goal since 2008.Rinne went 42-13-4 with eight shutouts, a 2.31 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage for the Predators. He also earned his 300th career victory on Feb. 22.Rinne struggled along with his teammates in the postseason, but voters didn’t hold it against him.—6:18 p.m.Gerard Gallant of the Vegas Golden Knights has won the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL’s top coach.Gallant was an obvious choice over Colorado’s Jared Bednar and Boston’s Bruce Cassidy after he masterminded the most spectacular expansion season in recent sports history. The Golden Knights went 51-24-7 and handily won the Pacific Division before winning 13 postseason games and reaching the Stanley Cup Final in their first playoff campaign.The 54-year-old Gallant was named the Golden Knights’ first coach in April 2017, and the veteran NHL coach provided steady leadership while turning Vegas’ expansion roster into a cohesive, motivated team. Gallant’s players praised his steady, intelligent approach to the postseason http://www.redwingsshoponline.com/authentic-dylan-larkin-jersey , which ended in a five-game loss to the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals.Gallant previously coached in Columbus and Florida, but his teams had never won a playoff round before Vegas’ remarkable run.—6:10 p.m.Los Angeles Kings captain Anze Kopitar has won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward.Kopitar won the trophy for the second time in three years, beating out perennial candidate and four-time winner Patrice Bergeron of Boston, along with Philadelphia’s Sean Couturier.Kopitar led all NHL forwards in ice time during another standout season for the Kings, who were the NHL’s top statistical defensive team. The Slovenian star played extensively on the penalty kill and took 1,816 faceoffs.Kopitar was a finalist for the Selke for the fourth time in five seasons. Bergeron has been a finalist in seven straight seasons, passing Pavel Datsyuk’s NHL record.Kopitar is also a finalist for the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s MVP.—5:56 p.m.New Jersey’s Brian Boyle has won the Masterton Trophy for perseverance and dedication to hockey.The other finalists were Florida’s Roberto Luongo and Carolina’s Jordan Staal.The 33-year-old Boyle was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia during training camp, but he made it back into the Devils’ lineup in November and eventually represented New Jersey at the All-Star game after teammate Taylor Hall couldn’t go because of injury.Boyle put together an outstanding season even while his 2-year-old son, Declan, also had significant health problems.—5:47 p.m.Vegas Golden Knights forward William Karlsson has won the Lady Byng Trophy as the player best combining sportsmanship and ability.After Columbus made a deal with Vegas to take Karlsson off its hands in the expansion draft, the talented Swede had a breakthrough season for the expansion Golden Knights, racking up 43 goals and 35 assists with only 12 penalty minutes. Karlsson had never scored more than 25 points in any of his three previous NHL seasons with Anaheim and the Blue Jackets.”Who would have thought?” Karlsson said with a smile after picking up his award.Karlsson’s trophy is the first individual player honor earned by the Golden Knights. Coach Gerard Gallant, general manager George McPhee and defenseman Deryk Engelland are also up for awards later in the ceremony in the Knights’ hometown.—5:39 p.m.New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal has won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s best rookie Frans Nielsen Jersey Kids , beating out Vancouver’s Brock Boeser and Arizona’s Clayton Keller.The 21-year-old Barzal became an immediate star while scoring 85 points in 82 games for the Islanders in his first full NHL season. The 16th overall pick in the 2015 draft scored 20 points more than any other rookie, racking up 22 goals and 63 assists while centering the Islanders’ second line and providing a formidable one-two punch behind star John Tavares.Among his many superlatives, Barzal became the first rookie in NHL history to post at least three five-point games since Montreal’s Joe Malone did it way back in 1917-18 – the NHL’s inaugural season.Barzal is the Isles’ fifth winner of the Calder Trophy, joining a trio of Hall of Famers – Denis Potvin (1974), Bryan Trottier (1976), Mike Bossy (1978) – and Bryan Berard (1997).—5:29 p.m.A few trophies awarded in Las Vegas carried no suspense because they were earned based on statistical achievements in the regular season.Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin won his seventh Richard Trophy as the NHL’s top goal-scorer, and Los Angeles’ Jonathan Quick won the Jennings Trophy for the second time as the goalie for the team allowing the NHL’s fewest goals.Edmonton forward Connor McDavid is not a Hart Trophy finalist after winning the award last season as the NHL’s most valuable player, but he already won his second consecutive Art Ross Trophy as the league’s scoring champion. McDavid also got the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL’s most outstanding player chosen by the players’ union members.—5:25 p.m.Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman has won his first Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman.The imposing Swede beat out finalists P.K. Subban of Nashville and Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty, who won it last season. Hedman got 94 first-place votes to 52 for Doughty.Hedman scored 17 goals and racked up a plus-32 rating in another dominant season for the Lightning. While his 63 points were down from last season, he set a career high while playing nearly 26 minutes per game.—5:15 p.m.Connor McDavid has won the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL players union’s choice as the league’s most outstanding player.The Edmonton Oilers superstar beat out Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon and New Jersey’s Taylor Hall for the first award of the night at the NHL’s annual postseason gala award show in Las Vegas.McDavid won the award for the second straight year. He also won the Hart Trophy in 2017 as the NHL’s most valuable player – but he isn’t a finalist for the Hart this season, with Los Angeles captain Anze Kopitar taking the third spot alongside MacKinnon and Hall as the finalists.The 21-year-old McDavid led the NHL in scoring for his second consecutive season, earning the Art Ross Trophy with 108 points.—5:07 p.m.The NHL is handing out its postseason awards in its annual gala show from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.The show will close with the awarding of the Hart Trophy for the NHL’s most valuable player. The finalists in the wide-open race are Los Angeles captain Anze Kopitar, New Jersey forward Taylor Hall and Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon.— NEW YORK (AP) — Neal Pionk couldn’t ever remember scoring on an end-to-end rush before.The 23-year-old defenseman got the tiebreaking goal on a sensational individual effort late in the third period Gordie Howe Jersey , and the New York Rangers rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.“That was a good one,” Pionk said.He brought the puck from behind the Rangers net, spun around one Montreal player, skated up the left side, cut in toward the front of the Canadiens net and put it past goalie Carey Price while falling to the ice with 2:44 left.“I couldn’t believe it,” teammate Mika Zibanejad said. “I told him he doesn’t need us out there. He’s such a good skater, it’s incredible to see.”Zibanejad and Chris Kreider each had a goal and an assist, Tony DeAngelo and Pavel Buchnevich also scored, and Kevin Hayes had three assists for the Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves.New York trailed 3-1 early in the second period before scoring the last four goals — three in the third.“Real gutsy win,” Zibanejad said. “We weren’t real happy going into the third but felt we had a little bit of momentum and we just wanted to keep that going. We did a lot of good things, and a good feeling to win.”Zibanejad capped the scoring after he brought the puck up the left side and tried to send a pass across in front. The puck defected back to him off Jeff Petry’s skate and Zibanejad put it past Price with 1:48 to go.Tomas Tatar had two goals and Max Domi also scored for Montreal, which was 7-3-1 in its last 11 games — including a shootout win across town against the Islanders the previous night. Brendan Gallagher and Petry each had two assists, and Price stopped 27 shots.“We made a lot of mistakes Authentic Gustav Nyquist Jersey ,” Canadiens coach Claude Julien said. “As a group, we weren’t very good. We couldn’t have been that tired. We had a 3-1 lead. This happens to every team.”The Rangers began their comeback late in the middle period. Just after New York’s power play expired, DeAngelo tipped a shot by Hayes for his second goal with 2:15 left to make it 3-2.“I thought that gave us a little bit of a lift,” Rangers coach David Quinn said. “To play the way we did in the third … it makes you feel pretty good.”New York tied the score near midway through the third. Hayes brought the puck down the right side and passed to his left to Marc Staal, who fired a shot that Price knocked down with his glove. With the puck laying on the ice, Buchnevich skated in and put it in before Price could smother it at 8:25.The teams combined for 44 minutes of penalties, including a 10-minute misconduct on the Rangers’ Cody McLeod in the second period. Montreal finished 1 for 7 on the power play, and New York was 0 for 6.With the score tied 1-all after one period, Tatar put the Canadiens back ahead with his fifth of the season and second of the game as he tipped a pass from Philip Danault through the legs of a sprawled Lundqvist at 4:40.Montreal then made it 3-1 on a power play less than two minutes later. Domi was standing in front when he got a pass from Gallagher from the left side of the goal line and put in a backhand from the right side for his ninth at 6:27.Tatar got the Canadiens on the scoreboard 23 seconds in as he beat Lundqvist from the left circle on the first shot of the game.New York tied the score with 4:10 left in the opening period as Kreider got a pass across the crease from Hayes and beat Price from the right side before the goalie could slide back over. It was Kreider’s seventh goal, and third in four games.NOTES: Domi scored against the Rangers for the first time in six career games against them. His goal gave him nine tallies and 13 points in his last 11 games. … Tatar had his second two-goal game of the season. He also scored twice as part of a three-point game against Pittsburgh on Oct. 13. … The teams play two more times this season, at Montreal on Dec. 1 and back in New York on March 1. … Lundqvist is one win behind Jacques Plante (437) for seventh place on the NHL’s career list. … Kreider has five goals and three assists in his last 10 games. … Pionk has two goals and eight points in his last nine games.UP NEXTCanadiens: Host Buffalo on Thursday night.Rangers: At Detroit on Friday night to open a back-to-back on the road.