Stamkos finalist for players' MVP award
Lightning center Steven Stamkos, left, is a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award, given by the NHL Players Association to the league's "most outstanding player." The Ducks' Corey Perry and the Canucks' Daniel Sedin also are finalists. Stamkos, 21, led Tampa Bay with 45 goals and was second with 91 points in 82 games. Perry led the league with 50 goals. Sedin led with 104 points. The trophy, previously called the Lester Pearson Award and voted on by the players, will be presented at the league's awards show June 22 in Las Vegas. Lightning wing Marty St. Louis won the award in 2004.