Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis captured his second career Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's scoring champion, Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin claimed his third Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the league's goal-scoring leader, and Chicago Blackhawks goaltenders Corey Crawford and Ray Emery combined to win their first William M. Jennings Trophy as the goaltenders on the club allowing the fewest goals during the regular season.
St. Louis finished the season with 60 points on 17 goals and 43 assists. He edged out Lightning teammate Steven Stamkos, who had 57 points on 32 goals and 24 assists, and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, who totaled 56 points on 15 goals and 41 asssists.
At 37, St. Louis is the oldest scoring champion in NHL history. Bill Cook had been the oldest, winning at age 36 as a member of the 1932-33 New York Rangers.
St. Louis was also the scoring champion in 2004.
Ovechkin scored 32 goals to capture his third Richard Trophy. He also won in 2007-08 and 2008-09. This season he finished ahead of Stamkos, who had 29 goals, and New York Islanders center John Tavares, who had 28.
Ovechkin is the ninth player in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in each of his first eight
Crawford and Emery split responsibilities in goal for Chicago, which allowed a league-low 102 goals, two fewer than the Ottawa Senators.
Crawford posted a 19-5-5 record and ranked third in the NHL with a 1.94 goals-against average. Emery set an NHL record by winning his first 12 decisions of the season and finished
17-1-0. He ranked fourth with a 1.94 goals-against average.