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Devils' Taylor Hall edges MacKinnon, wins NHL MVP award

Taylor Hall doesn't love public speaking, and the New Jersey Devils forward's nervousness grew while the NHL Awards show moved along.

But after Hall and the hockey world watched moving tributes to the Humboldt Broncos and the victims of two mass shootings, he was ready to accept the Hart Trophy with the proper perspective.

"It's not all about you," Hall said. "It's not all about winning awards. It's about enjoying life and doing what you love."

Hall was named the NHL's most valuable player Wednesday night, becoming the first New Jersey player to win the award after edging Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon in a close vote.

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