L.A. Kings Players Win Again at the 2014 NHL Awards (Video)

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Dustin Brown won the leadership award, Jonathan Quick was credited for his goalkeeping, while Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was crowned MVP at the star-filled event in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

The Los Angeles Kings were winners once again on Tuesday when captain Dustin Brown took home the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award.

The Stanley Cup winners shaved off their playoff beards and cleaned up for the star-filled 2014 NHL Awards held at Encore in the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, with Hollywood fans  such as Whoopi GoldbergColin Hanks, Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael J. Fox, Eric Stonestreet, and Michael Vartan celebrating their favorite sport.

Even mascot Bailey was neatly groomed on the red carpet, as he hoisted the Cup with Brown, Anze Kopitar and Luc Robitaille, president of business operations. 

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Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick was awarded the William Jennings Trophy after keeping the opposition to a league-low 174 goals during the regular season, and he had at least one famous fan in the audience.

"I don't want to gloat … I am a Kings fan and I did get to watch my boys raise the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons, but I won't gloat because every NHL fan was treated to an amazing post-season this year," said presenter and Fargo star Hanks, before slipping in a sneaky shout out to Quick.

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Canadian TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos hosted the awards after performing an elaborate opening routine featuring Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and feathered burlesque dancers. 

Musical guests at the event that captured all of the excitement of the season on the ice were singer/songwriter Matisyahu, hip-hop dance crew Jabbawockeez and DJ Steve Porter.

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was named MVP after once again leading his team to a division title for the second consecutive season. Crosby previously won the Hart Trophy for most valuable player in 2007. 

The Colorado Avalanche's Patrick Roy won for best head coach, while his team's forward, Nathan McKinnon, got rookie of the year. 

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Other winners included Patrice Bergeron from the Boston Bruins for top defensive forward, Chicago's Duncan Keith won his second career Norris Trophy after leading all defensemen with 55 assists, and Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin received the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the League's leading goal-scorer.

The 2014 NHL Awards aired live on NBCSN after the network scored record-breaking ratings during the playoffs thanks in part to some nail-biting overtime games between the Kings and the New York Rangers.

Watch video of Stroumboulopoulos' opening monologue below.

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