First-quarter report: Awards picks
Winner: Alexander Steen, St. Louis Blues
A slight dip in production for Sidney Crosby and the serious leg injury sustained by Steven Stamkos has led us to anoint Steen the first-quarter MVP. He continues to be a vital two-way presence for the streaking Blues, and his offensive production is off the charts, as he leads or is close to the lead in both goals and points as the first quarter ends.
Runners-up: Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins; Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche.
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