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HALIFAX Another regular season in the books, another award inthe trophy casefor no. 87.
As the curtain fell Sunday on the 2016/17 NHL regular season, Sidney Crosbynabbinghis second Maurice Richard trophy, scoring a league leading 44 goals in 75 games. Crosby willpick up his hardware at the NHL awards in Las Vegas this June, where he find out if he is once again the league MVP the Hart trophy expected to go to either Crosby or Connor McDavid, the NHL leading point scorer this season with 100.
In what was a statement season from the Cole Harbour native, the 29 year old Crosby also set a personal milestone scoring his 1,000th NHL point in just 782 career regular season games.
A big season for Hammond Plains Brad Marchand as well. The gritty Bruins winger missed the final two games of Boston season for a nasty slash, but still managed to put up 39 goals and 85 points, marking the best statistical year of the 28 year old career.
But Crosby and Marchand will now turn their attention to the Stanley Cup. When the playoffs open on Wednesday, Pittsburgh will host the Columbus Blue Jackets and Boston will head north for a date with the Senators in the nation capital.
Both series will be broadcast on Sportsnet and Sportsnet 360.
Crosby looking for his third Cup win while Marchand will try to get his second.
This year playoffs will feature far more Canadian content one year removed from every Canadian franchise missing the mark, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa will be in the dance.