On Tuesday, as the Capitals celebrated their Stanley Cup win with a parade and rally, the Professional Hockey Writers Association released the ballots of each member that voted to award the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Alex Ovechkin, who was ultimately awarded the honor, received 13 out of a possible 18 votes. Evgeny Kuznetsov, who had a strong case to take the award himself, finished second in voting. Goaltender Braden Holtby was third-place choice.
According to the PWHA, voting was scored using a 5-3-1 format, and was tallied by the NHL with 10 minutes remaining in Game Five.
Ovechkin became just the fourth player in NHL history to receive three or more Hart trophies (awarded to the regular-season MVP) as well as a Conn Smythe.
He was also the second Russian-born player to ever win it. Evgeni Malkin won the Conn Smythe in 2009.
Headline photo: NHL/Dave Sandford
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