John Scott, fan vote as captain, gets MVP at All-Star Game

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Enforcer John Scott scored twice during the NHL’s new All-Star Game 3-on-3 tournament and was named MVP by fans after captaining the Pacific Division to a 1-0 win in the championship Sunday night.

Fans voted Scott into this event, and he scored twice during the Pacific’s first mini-game, bringing cheers from fans and smiles from teammates.

Scott was not listed among the three MVP candidates for a Twiter vote late in the final game, but fans took it upon themselves to select him once again, casting their vote for the 6-foot-8 forward with five goals in 285 career NHL games.

Fans at Bridgestone Arena booed the options and yelled for Scott. Teammates lifted him on their shoulders while fans chanted “MVP!” and then Scott was announced as the MVP and presented with a Honda Pilot Touring SUV.

Scott then posed with his teammates behind their $1 million check.