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It’s Crosby and Penguins in Game 7 of a Showdown Series

JEFF Z. KLEIN The New York Times 13.05.2009 16:58
Sidney Crosby, left,scored two goals and added an assist as Pittsburgh ended Washington’s season with a 6-2 victory in Game 7.

Sidney Crosby, left,scored two goals and added an assist as Pittsburgh ended Washington’s season with a 6-2 victory in Game 7.


Sidney Crosby has accomplished remarkable feats on a hockey rink, but he had never skated in a Game 7 until Wednesday night.



Crosby, the Penguins’ captain, made the most of the decisive game, scoring two goals and adding an assist to lead Pittsburgh to a surprisingly easy 6-2 victory over the Washington Capitals and a trip to the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year.

It was an anticlimactic end to what had been a breathtaking series, but that did not matter to the Penguins. Hockey history will remember this series as the first postseason showdown between the world’s two best players, Crosby and Alex Ovechkin.

The first Crosby goal opened the scoring, and the second, late in the game, came after he stole the puck from Ovechkin and skated 100 feet on a breakaway.

The next time Ovechkin and Crosby met was on the postgame handshake line. They had sniped at each other verbally and on the ice a couple of times during the regular season, but here Ovechkin congratulated Crosby and told him he wished the Penguins would go on and win the Stanley Cup.

“I told him, ‘Good series,’ ” Crosby said. “He’s a great hockey player.”

Crosby finished the series with eight goals and five assists for 13 points and a plus-4 differential. Ovechkin, who scored a goal Wednesday, finished with eight goals and six assists and a plus-5.

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