Andrew Ference

Penguins' Crosby caps NHL awards with second Hart Trophy

Despite the disappointment of another playoff flameout by his Pittsburgh Penguins that resulted in his coach and general manager getting fired, center Sidney Crosby put a cap on a successful regular season Tuesday night at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

Crosby took home the Ted Lindsay Award, presented annually to the NHL's best player as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA, and the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL's regular season MVP by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.

"They're all special. I don't think you can put one ahead of the other," Crosby told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. "Not to take anything away from the writers, (but)...