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A Battle for the Ages: Ovie Vs. Sid: The Playoff Edition

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

A line from an old song comes to mind, "Anything you can do...I can do better."

I think those few words repeat in Alexander Ovechkin's mind every time he steps out on the ice.

The first two games of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals have been an epic battle. There have been some flashy and deserving saves by both goaltenders, there have been some hard hits, and some selfless shot blocking efforts. Though no efforts can compare to the all-out war between the past two league MVPs. 

Every time Sidney Crosby works in the slot, or in front of the net, and pots a goal,  Alexander Ovechkin roars back with a highlight reel effort. Whenever Si...

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