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X’s and O’s: Sidney Crosby Learns Fast, but So Does Bruce Boudreau

Published by on May 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin battle has taken center stage in this years playoffs, and with the series going to a pivotal seventh game, it's been equal to its billing.

But there's been another compelling match up that hasn't received quite as much hype: David Steckel vs. Sidney Crosby on the draw.

Let's take a closer look at how this has played out through the series, and how it might affect Game Seven.

 

Games One and Two: Steckel's Stick Stifles

Early in the series, Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau relied on Steckel's faceoff prowess to combat the Crosby lines possession game. Crosby's numbers:

Game One: 3-for-11—27%

Game Two: 2-for-11—18%...

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