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Crosby—Ovechkin: Penguins Win Classic NHL Playoff

Published by on May 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The Quarterfinal series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals had the feel of the Stanley Cup finals and was even greater as it featured a match-up between the top two superstars who are destined for hockey immortality.

The Penguins-Caps series was a classic, comparable to the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls in Round One of this year’s NBA playoffs. The excitement generated by Crosby and Ovechkin was even better than the Sammy Sosa-Mark McGwire 1998 home run chase, as they did it without steroids.

Ovechkin is a couple of years older than Crosby and Crosby has the third leading superstar of the NHL, Evgeni Malkin, on his side.

The Penguins upset the Capitals, coming form behind,...

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