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Avalanche, Bruins and Crosby are the big winners at the 2014 NHL Awards

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins poses with the Ted Lindsay Award, the Hart Memorial Trophy, and the Art Ross Trophy during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins poses with the Ted Lindsay Award, the Hart Memorial Trophy, and the Art Ross Trophy during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Hockey’s best and brightest headed to the desert Tuesday night, as the 2014 NHL Awards ceremony took place at the Wynn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Players ditched their sweaters, instead opting for tuxedos; and were treated to an Oscars –style ceremony, complete with musical performances, celebrity presenters and long-winded acceptance speeches that were promptly cut off.

There were deserving victories, some surprising snubs and a few laughs. But who were the big winners?

The face of the league, Sidney Crosby cleaned up with three awards. His Olympic teammate Patrice Bergeron took on two of three earned by the Boston Bruins. He was also named the player that would grace the cover of EA Sports’ NHL 15. Goaltender Tuukka Rask got the other, edging out Avs goaltender Semyon Varlamov for the Vezina Trophy by 13 points in the night’s closest vote. Not to worry, Colorado Avalanche also cleaned up, earning three awards of their own.

Here is a list of each award, the winner and the other nominees they beat out.

Hart Memorial Trophy
Hart Memorial Trophy Harry How/Getty Images

Hart Memorial Trophy

Given to the player judged to be most valuable to his team. The winner of this award is selected by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

Winner: Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Nominees: Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks), Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers)

2013 winner: Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)

Vezina Trophy
Vezina Trophy Harry How/Getty Images

Vezina Trophy

Given to the goaltender judged to be the best at his position. The winner of this award is selected by the general managers of the NHL teams.

Winner: Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins)

Nominees: Semyon Varlamov (Colorado Avalanche), Ben Bishop (Tampa Bay Lightning)

2013 winner: Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus Blue Jackets)

James Norris Memorial Trophy
James Norris Memorial Trophy Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

James Norris Memorial Trophy

Given to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The winner of this award is selected by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

Winner: Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks)

Nominees: Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins), Shea Weber (Nashville Predators)

2013 winner: P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens)

Calder Memorial Trophy
Calder Memorial Trophy Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Calder Memorial Trophy

Given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The winner of this award is selected by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

Winner: Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche)

Nominees: Ondrej Palat (Tampa Bay Lightning), Tyler Johnson (Tampa Bay Lightning)

2013 winner: Jonathan Huberdeau (Florida Panthers)

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Harry How/Getty Images

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

Given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The winner of this award is selected by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

Winner: Ryan O’Reilly (Colorado Avalanche)

Nominees: Martin St. Louis (New York Rangers), Patrick Marleau (San Jose Sharks)

2013 winner: Martin St. Louis (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Frank J. Selke Trophy
Frank J. Selke Trophy Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Frank J. Selke Trophy

Given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. The winner of this award is selected by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

Winner: Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)

Nominees: Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings), Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks)

2013 winner: Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks)

Jack Adams Award
Jack Adams Award Harry How/Getty Images

Jack Adams Award

Given to the NHL coach judged to have contributed the most to his team's success. The winner of this award is selected by the National Hockey League Broadcasters’ Association.

Winner: Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche)

Nominees: Mike Babcock (Detroit Red Wings), John Cooper (Tampa Bay Lightning)

2013 winner: Paul Maclean (Ottawa Senators)

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Given to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. The winner of this award is selected by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

Winner: Dominic Moore (New York Rangers)

Nominees: Jaromir Jagr (New Jersey Devils), Manny Malhotra (Carolina Hurricanes)

2013 winner: Josh Harding (Minnesota Wild)

Ted Lindsay Award
Ted Lindsay Award Harry How/Getty Images

Ted Lindsay Award

Presented to the "most outstanding player" in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players' Association.

Winner: Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Nominees: Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks), Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers)

2013 Winner: Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award
Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award

Given to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice during the regular season. The winner of this award is selected by Mark Messier.

Winner: Dustin Brown (Los Angeles Kings)

Nominees: Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks), Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks)

2013 winner: Daniel Alfredsson (Ottawa Senators)

NHL Foundation Award
NHL Foundation Award Harry How/Getty Images

NHL Foundation Award

Given to the National Hockey League (NHL) player "who applies the core values of (ice) hockey—commitment, perseverance and teamwork—to enrich the lives of people in his community". The winner of this award is selected by a panel of judges from the NHL Foundation.

Winner: Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)

Nominees: Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks), Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks)

2013 winner: Henrik Zetterberg (Detroit Red Wings)

General Manager of the Year
General Manager of the Year Harry How/Getty Images

General Manager of the Year

Presented to recognize the work of the league’s general managers. Voting for this award is conducted among the 30 general managers and a panel of NHL executives, and media members.

Winner: Bob Murray (Anaheim Ducks)

Nominees: Marc Bergevin (Montreal Canadiens),

Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles Kings)

2013 winner: Ray Shero (Pittsburgh Penguins)

2013-2014 NHL All-Star Teams
2013-2014 NHL All-Star Teams Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

2013-2014 NHL All-Star Teams

First All-Star Team

Goaltender: Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins)

Defensemen: Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks), Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins)

Center: Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Right Wing: Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks)

Left Wing: Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars)

Second All-Star Team

Goaltender: Semyon Varlamov (Colorado Avalanche)

Defensemen: Shea Weber (Nashville Predators), Alex Pietrangelo (St. Louis Blues)

Center: Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks)

Right Wing: Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)

Left Wing: Joe Pavelski (San Jose Sharks)

All-Rookie Team

Goaltender: Frederik Andersen (Anaheim Ducks)

Defensemen: Hampus Lindholm (Anaheim Ducks), Torey Krug (Boston Bruins)

Forwards: Tyler Johnson (Tampa Bay Lightning), Ondrej Palat (Tampa Bay Lightning), Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche)

Awards previously given out
Awards previously given out Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Awards previously given out

Stanley Cup (league champion): Los Angeles Kings

Prince of Wales Trophy (Eastern Conference champion): New York Rangers

Clarence S. Campbell Bowl (Western Conference champion): Los Angeles Kings

Presidents’ Trophy (best record in the regular season): Boston Bruins

Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP): Justin Williams (Los Angeles Kings)

Art Ross Trophy (leading scorer): Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Maurice Richard Trophy (most goals): Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)

William M. Jennings Trophy (fewest goals allowed): Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles Kings)

King Clancy Memorial Trophy (leadership qualities on and off the ice, humanitarian contribution to community): Andrew Ference (Edmonton Oilers)