Marty St. Louis a Lady Byng finalist
It's not the NHL award most players aspire to win, but the Lightning's Marty St. Louis is one of three finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy, which is awarded to the player "adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.'' Essentially, the award is for a good player who plays the game cleanly and doesn't get too many penalty minutes. Another former Lightning player, Brad Richards of the Dallas Stars, and Detroit's Pavel Datysuk also were named finalists.
St. Louis has been the runner-up to Datsyuk for the Lady Byng the past three seasons. St. Louis finished this season with 94 points, sixth in the NHL. His 12 penalty minutes were the fewest among the NHL's top 50 scorers and the fewest among the 88 players who appeared in all of their team's 82 regular-season games.
The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards Show on June 23.