How did the Conn Smythe voting break down? The Professional Hockey Writers Association released the ballots, and Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin received 13 of a possible 18 first place votes to edge linemate Evgeny Kuznetsov, who had the other five. Goalie Braden Holtby was third on 16 of 18 ballots; Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury ranked third for the other two brave voters who realize there are three other rounds that encompass the voting. In the end, justice was served: Kuznetsov had the numbers, but ask anyone in that dressing room and they'll tell you Ovechkin drove this bus.

Greg Wyshynski, ESPN131d ago