May 05, 2009
League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Hats off to both Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby on an epic performance in game two of the Capitals/Penguins playoff war. What incredible on-ice theatre. But has anyone seen Evgeni Malkin?
This surprises me: Ovechkin and Crosby's matching hat tricks is only the fourth such occurrence in Stanley Cup playoff history. The other three times were:
April 25th, 1996 - Trevor Linden, Vancouver and Joe Sakic, Colorado
April 26th, 1993 - Ray Ferraro, NY Islanders and Al Iafrate, Washington
April 14th, 1983 - Paul Reinhart, Calgary and Mark Messier, Edmonton