NHL: Tampa Bay 3, Minnesota 1

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:04 to go in regulation Thursday and the Tampa Bay Lightning went on to defeat Minnesota 3-1.

NHL: Tampa Bay 7, Florida 2

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos scored his first three goals of the season Thursday in leading Tampa Bay to a 7-2 rout of Florida.
Ovechkin named hockey's MVP

Ovechkin named hockey's MVP

TORONTO, June 12 (UPI) -- Washington winger Alex Ovechkin capped the NHL Awards Show Thursday by winning his first Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player.

Hejduk re-signs with Avalanche

DENVER, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Colorado Avalanche Saturday signed all-star forward Milan Hejduk to a five-year contract.

Hejduk gets big contract from arbitrator

TORONTO, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- An arbitrator on Thursday awarded Colorado forward Milan Hejduk a $5.7 million contract for next season.

NHL: Calgary 4, Phoenix 0

GLENDALE, Ariz., March 24 (UPI) -- Roman Turek made 22 saves for his second straight shutout Wednesday night as Calgary inched closer to a playoff berth by downing Phoenix, 4-0.

Minnesota 4; Colorado 2

DENVER, April 11 (UPI) -- Marian Gaborik and Wes Walz scored 25 seconds apart in the second period Thursday night as Minnesota stunned the Colorado Avalanche, 4-2.

NHL regular season comes to a close

DENVER, April 6 (UPI) -- The final day of the NHL season was one to remember for Milan Hejduk, Peter Forsberg, and the Colorado Avalanche.

Los Angeles 2; Vancouver 0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 6 (UPI) -- Jamie Storr recorded his third shutout of the season Sunday as Los Angeles stunned Vancouver, 2-0, in the season finale for both teams.

Calgary 4, Phoenix 2

PHOENIX, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Jarome Iginla recorded his first career four-goal game Sunday night, powering the Calgary Flames to just their second win in 12 games, a 4-2 triumph over the Ph

Calgary 2, Nashville 2 (OT)

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Jarome Iginla scored the tying goal early in the third period and added an assist Thursday night but failed to convert a breakaway with 73 seconds left in overt

Iginia finalist for NHL MVP honors

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- Calgary Flames right wing Jarome Iginla, the NHL's leading scorer and only player to reach 50 goals this
Maurice Richard Trophy
San Jose Shark's Jonathan Cheechoo receives the Maurice Richard Trophy for being the goal scoring leader of the season at Vancouver's Center for Performing Arts, June 22, 2006. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)

The Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy, also known as the Maurice Richard Trophy is awarded annually to the leading goal scorer in the National Hockey League (NHL). It was donated to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens hockey club in 1998–99 and is named in honour of the legendary Montreal Canadiens right winger Maurice "Rocket" Richard and was first won by Teemu Selänne. The current holder is Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks, who scored 50 goals during the 2010–11 season.

The Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy was donated by the Montreal Canadiens to the NHL in 1999, and was first awarded at the end of the 1998–99 season. It is one of the newest of the NHL's trophies and is named in honour of the legendary right winger Maurice "Rocket" Richard, who spent his eighteen-season career with the Canadiens. He led the NHL in goal scoring five times and was the first NHL player to reach the 500 goal milestone. In 1944–45, Richard became the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in one season, doing so in just 50 games, the latter feat only achieved by a handful of players since then. However, the scoring title eluded Richard, and the closest that he got to it was in 1954.

Although the NHL's leading points scorer often wins the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP, only Alexander Ovechkin has won both the Richard and the Hart in the same season, and has done so twice, in 2007-08, and 2008-09. Eleven players both won the Hart in the same season in which they led the league in goals before the Richard Trophy was first awarded.

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