The race for the Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP has gotten tighter as the season winds down. With less than 20 games to go, some new names have stepped up to make themselves a bigger factor in the race for the Hart.
Vancouver's Henrik Sedin is still close, but he's fallen back a bit. Claude Giroux and Pekka Rinne will still get some votes but will likely not be finalists.
Here is a look at the most likely Hart contenders.