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Friday, June 14, 2013

Isles Moulson gets most votes, but finishes third in Lady Byng...again

1. Martin St. Louis, T.B. 824 (47-29-21-12-10)   Total votes: 119
2. Patrick Kane, CHI 785 (44-28-20-13-10)        Total votes: 115
3. Matt Moulson, NYI 750 (35-28-27-17-18)      Total votes: 125

Moulson recorded only two minor penalties all season; the last came February 7th at MSG.  Ironically he received a misconduct penalty at the end of Game 1 of the playoffs. Kane had four minor penalties, while St. Louis, who is looking to become the first player since Wayne Gretzky (1994) to win the Art Ross and Lady Byng Trophy in the same season, finished with 14 penalty minutes.

It's the 7th time in the last 8 seasons that either St. Louis or Pavel Datsyuk has won the award.  Datsyuk finished fourth this year.

Mike Bossy (82-83, 83-84 and 85-86) and Pierre Turgeon (1992-93) are the only Isles to ever win the Award.  Two other players with Islander ties have also won the award: Phil Goyette, who later served as the Islanders' first coach, won it in 1969-70 with St. Louis while Butch Goring won it for Los Angeles in 1977-78 before winning four Stanley Cups and a Conn Smythe Trophy with the Islanders.

It's the second straight season that Moulson was name on the most ballots but finished third in the voting by points.  Last year Moulson was named 98 of 147 ballots, to Jordan Eberle's 91 and Brian Campbell's 89 but Campbell won the Award.
 
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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