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Forget About Alexander Ovechkin; Sidney Crosby Is King

April 17th, 2010 4 Comments

All season long I have had to read all the negative comments about Sidney Crosby and how he is not as good as Alexander Ovechkin. To say these comments are preposterous is an understatement. The fact is, Crosby is King, so all the haters had better get used to it. Now, before everyone gets their nickers in a bunch, consider the facts. Fact: Crosby scored more goals than Ovechkin this season (51-50) and tied him for points with 109. Crosby scored two goals in his final game to leapfrog over Ovechkin in the race for the Rocket Richard Trophy. Ovechkin failed to register a point in his final game. Fact: Crosby outperformed Ovechkin at the Olympics—Crosby scored the gold medal winning goal for Canada, Ovechkin came home without a medal. Fact: Crosby won the Stanley Cup in 2008-09, beating Ovechkin

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Montreal Canadiens Best Washington Capitals, Lead Series 1-0

April 16th, 2010 No Comments

As has been the case throughout most of the playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens (the underdog in the series) shocked everyone but Habs fans, besting the Washington Capitals in overtime by a score of 3-2. The Habs 3-2 victory marked the sixth time in as many games that the winning team beat their opponent by just one goal—the question is, are the one goal games confirmation of the parity that is thought to be within the NHL these days or simply a case of good luck on the underdogs part? Personally, I sense it’s a little of both. The Philadelphia Flyers were outshot by a wide margin on Tuesday night and escaped with a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. The Penguins were the victims of poor goaltending on the part of Marc-Andre Fleury, while the San Jose Sharks were…well,

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