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Sports POY: Runner UpEamon Queeney, North State Journal Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) leaves the game with a bloodied face after fighting Carolina Hurricanes left wing Phillip DiGiuseppe (34) in the third period of the NHL preseason game at PNC Arena in Raleigh, Friday, October 7, 2016. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated Washington Capitals 3 - 2 in a shootout.

Sports POY: Runner Up

Eamon Queeney, North State Journal

Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) leaves the game with a bloodied face after fighting Carolina Hurricanes left wing Phillip DiGiuseppe (34) in the third period of the NHL preseason game at PNC Arena in Raleigh, Friday, October 7, 2016. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated Washington Capitals 3 - 2 in a shootout.