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Ovie, Caps are NHL's best young team

Updated: May 5, 2009, 12:40 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

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 ...

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