Dominik Hasek cleaned up on the NHL's individual awards with an eye on hockey's biggest prize - the Stanley Cup.
The Buffalo goalie, who sparked the Czech Republic to an Olympic gold medal in February and helped the Sabres to the Eastern Conference final, repeated as most valuable player and top goalie Thursday night."I'm missing one trophy, and that's the one I want the most," Hasek said. "Lots of players - like Jacques Plante and Terry Sawchuk - didn't win the Hart twice, but they won one trophy that I didn't - the Stanley Cup. So, until I win one, I don't think I am as good as they are."
Hasek is the first goalie to win the Hart Trophy two years in a row. He got the Vezina Trophy as best goalie for the fourth time in five years.
Earlier, he received the Pearson Trophy, an MVP award based on voting by his fellow players. The media votes on the Hart, and the 26 NHL general managers select the Vezina winner.
Hasek, 33, was 33-23-13 during the regular season, with 13 shutouts, a 2.09 goals-against average and a 93.2 save percentage.
"It was a great season for me, but you can never be pleased unless you win the last game," said Hasek, whose Sabres were eliminated in six games by Washington in the Eastern Conference final. "It was a good year, but I believe I can play better."
Pat Burns of Boston became the first in league history to be selected coach of the year with three teams. He also won the Adams Award with Montreal in 1989 and Toronto in 1993.
"To win it three different times with three Original Six teams is something I'm very proud of," Burns said. "There's a lot of people to thank along the way."
Rob Blake of Los Angeles won the Norris Trophy as top defenseman, Sergei Samsonov of Boston the Calder as rookie of the year, Jere Lehtinen of Dallas the Selke as top defensive forward, and Ron Francis of Pittsburgh the Lady Byng as most gentlemanly player. He also won it in 1995.
Jamie McLennan, St. Louis' backup goalie, won the Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. McLennan, 26, overcame a life-threatening bout of bacterial meningitis two years ago. He had to learn how to walk again, yet made it back to the NHL.
"My muscles were so beaten up that I couldn't walk for a while," he said. "It was pretty scary. I didn't have a contract, I had this illness, and I lost 20 pounds. I owe so much to the Blues."
Kelly Chase of St. Louis won the King Clancy Trophy for leadership on and off the ice. Chase's signature charitable effort is the Gateway Special Hockey Program, allowing children and young adults born with developmental disabilities to participate in organized hockey.
The league's All-Star first team was made up of Hasek, Blake and Nicklas Lidstrom of Detroit on defense, and Colorado's Peter Forsberg, Pittsburgh's Jaromir Jagr and Philadelphia's John LeClair up front.