For Corey Perry, the final steps on the path to history include a red carpet.

Perry has a chance to join Wayne Gretzky as one of two Southern California hockey players to capture the Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP when the league's awards are presented today in Las Vegas (4 p.m., Versus).

The 26-year-old right wing was the league's only 50-goal scorer and an integral part of the Ducks' run to the playoffs. Perry is up against Daniel Sedin, who topped the league in points, and Martin St. Louis, who led the league in assists.

The Hart isn't the only trophy at stake for any Kings or Ducks players, but it's the most prestigious. A complete list of the award nominees, plus our predictions:

HART (MVP): Corey Perry, Ducks; Daniel Sedin, Vancouver; Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay. Who should win: Perry. Who will win: Sedin.

MASTERTON (Perseverance, sportsmanship, dedication): Ray Emery, Ducks; Daymond Langkow, Calgary; Ian Laperriere, Philadelphia.

Who should win: Emery.

Who will win: Emery.