Ovie, Caps are NHL's best young team
WASHINGTON -- They chanted, "M-V-P," and hurled their hats onto the ice. And when it was over, when Alex Ovechkin's hat trick had trumped Sidney Crosby's hat trick in a monumental clash of NHL titans, it was hard not to believe we had witnessed a kind of passing of the torch.
Not the torch that defines who the greater player is -- that debate might ever rage -- but rather the torch that defines which is the greater team in this moment.
In the wake of this terrific, hard-fought ...
Read full story
THE SHOWDOWN: CAPITALS VS. PENGUINS
Crosby. Malkin. Ovechkin. The NHL's three biggest stars on the same playoff stage with a conference finals berth on the line: