Ok, so both Washington and Pittsburgh were upset by Les Canadiens. Yeah, Crosby has the ring and gold medal but, as you see two posts above, he sat on the bench with a sandy vag that miraculously cleared up after his team won Game 7 and he wanted to spin around with Lord Stanley's Cup. The Caps early exit this season was not Ovechkin's fault. He scored, he assisted, and had the Caps in the position to win if his teammates gave him some help. Instead, Alexander Semin decided goal-scoring was for the regular season and went 0-fer in the playoffs. Mike Green continues to be one of the more frustrating players in the league since he's a high-scoring defenseman, which is a nice bonus from your defenseman, but sucks at what he's actually out there to do: defend. The first goal in Game 7 was a turnover in the zone by him and the second was scored on the power play after a horrible penalty he committed. Lastly, the goal-tending remains a glaring issue. Varlamov and Theodore alternated being good-maybe-great and "Jesus can you please stop one shot." Some of it is the lack of a premier defender who clears out rebounds. Either way, insert old cliche about goal-tending is biggest factor in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Crosby has excellent defensemen in Gonchar Orpik, Letang, and Eaton. Fleury, while occasionally suffering from the occasional disease Varly and Theodore do, is still an elite goal-tender who stood on his head to beat Detroit last year. After putting on a clinic versus Ottawa, Crosby disappeared in this series. Unlike Ovechkin, Crosby and the Pens won their 3 games against Montreal thanks to the entire team. Crosby's only goal was Game 1. He was this round's Semin.
In conclusion: Ovechkin's still hockey's best player and Crosby is still a giant gash.
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