Some of the NHL’s premier players will write another chapter in their rivalry when Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals hit the ice against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in Round 2 of the NHL playoffs.
Washington vs Pittsburgh has been a prime-time matchup ever since Crosby and Ovechkin entered the league, and the matchup is going to be magnified more than with a visit to the Eastern Conference finals at stake.
With so much interest from both superstars, online sportsbook BetOnline has created a brace for which player will score the maximum points from the series. Sid the Kid started together with Ovi, as a -200 favorite.
If you are wondering why Crosby is the preferred, the motives are obvious as he’s more points at the playoffs up to now, more points from the regular season, and more points in head-to-head matchups with Ovechkin.
Following is a peek at the figures:Apart from Crosby’s scoring advantage, the Pens are 33-21 vs the Caps with Crosby and Ovechkin in the lineup and Canadian baseball fans will be quick to point out two Olympic gold medals for Crosby with Ovechkin making just a participation ribbon at the Olympics… Those exist, correct?