Hasek sweeps awards again

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Dominik Hasek made history off the ice when he became the first goalie to win the Hart trophy as MVP two years in a row and also got the Vezina award as best goaltender for the fourth time in five years.

Hasek had a tremendous season leading his native Czech Republic to a Olympic gold and then helping the Buffalo Sabres all the way to Eastern Conference finals. Hasek had league-leading 13 shutouts and .932 save percentage.

"It was a good year, but I believe I can play better," Hasek said. "Because the Sabres did not go far enough in the playoffs. It was a great season for me, but you can never be pleased unless you win the last game."

Pat Burns of Toronto became the first coach to win the Adams Trophy with three different teams. Rob Blake of Los Angeles won the Norris Trophy for best defenseman. Selke Trophy for best defensive forward went to Jere Lehtinen of Dallas Stars

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