Ovechkin going for 3rd straight award

Updated: April 29, 2010, 6:12 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin will have to settle their simmering rivalry at the ballot box instead of on the ice.

The Pittsburgh Penguins star and his Washington Capitals counterpart joined Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday as finalists for the Hart Trophy given to the league's MVP. The winner will be announced June 23 in Las Vegas.

Crosby and Ovechkin have traded verbal jabs -- and some real ones -- over the past few years as they combined to win three ...

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