I got you to hold my hand. I got you to understand. I got you to walk with me. I got you to talk with me. I got you babe. -Sonny & Cher
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! These two men will forever be linked in the annuls of hockey. Ovechkin and Crosby. Crosby and Ovechkin. It used be Sidney Crosby in the lead chair and Alexander Ovechkin playing second fiddle. Not no more. Yesterday, El Ocho and the Washington Capitals beat Sid the Kid and the Pittsburgh Penguins to the tune of 5-2. For those of you keeping score at home, the Capitals have now won every game in which Ovie faced the Kid this season. The times they are a changing. Previously seen on Lost, the Caps had gone down in ten of their last eleven head-to-head meetings.
This rivalry is up their with all the great rivalries. You saw it yesterday. You saw it in the second period yesterday. Back in January, Ovie laid a crushing hit on Crosby. Crosby was none to happy about it. Crosby called it “cheap.” That led to this:
After the game, Ovechkin channeled his inner Great Santini and had this to say: “What, I can’t play hard against him? What is he going to do, cry?” Yes hockey Krishnas that’s life in the NHL. You’re riding high in April, shot down in May. But I know I’m gonna change that tune, when I’m back on top, back on top in June. Alexander is Ovechkin is top dog now.
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!