Jun 7, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) prepares to take a face off against the Boston bruins in the second period in game four of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Awards 2013: Sidney Crosby Wins Ted Lindsay Award

The NHL is handing out the rest of their awards tonight to the most outstanding players of the season, and naturally one of those guys was Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby. The leader of the Penguins took home the Ted Lindsay Award for the most outstanding player as voted by the NHLPA.

Crosby missed some time this season after taking a puck to his face twice in one year. But that didn’t stop him from being nothing short of outstanding for the Pens all season long and despite how his season ended with the Pens in the Eastern Conference Finals, Crosby seemed to return to form in 2013 and helped make Pittsburgh the best team in the East yet again.

The team is in flux it seems, but Crosby is the lifeline and the pulse of the Pens and that’s reflected in his winning the Lindsay Award. The honor to Crosby means that the award has been won two straight years by Penguins players as co-star Evgeni Malkin won the award last season.

It’s not the MVP Trophy and the Pens aren’t in the Stanley Cup but Sidney Crosby still shows that he’s one of the best in the game today and the NHL has rewarded him as such.

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