Ovechkin's Cup chase begins ... again

Updated: April 13, 2011, 12:59 PM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPN.com

He's only 25 years old, but already Alex Ovechkin has reached that point in the program where he will be judged quite fairly by what he does in the playoffs.

The sellouts at Verizon Center, the two MVP awards, the scoring championships and the regular-season awards mean relatively little after two quick playoff exits. Ovechkin, undeniably great as he is, has more MVPs than playoff series victories at this point of his career, 2-1. It's not the ratio a superstar is looking for. And ...

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