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Video evidence of Alex Ovechkin’s great Game 6

May 9, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT

For believers in things like “reason” and “logic,” the 2012 NHL playoffs have been a cruel beast. It’s not the only upset-laden summer in recent years (hockey is a sport with limited scoring, lending itself to surprises in small samples), but it really might be the year when hockey followed Murphy’s Law.

On the other hand, one illogical argument is falling to pieces: that Alex Ovechkin isn’t “clutch.” It was a pretty silly argument considering his career numbers already, but for some, you’re a failure if you don’t win in the playoffs regardless of context. Their arguments keep getting harder to make, however, and this video montage – which is as impressive for the scoring chances that didn’t amount to scores as the one that did – might do the trick for intangible buffs.

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You think Ovechkin wanted this 2-1 win?

  1. bmorethansteel - May 9, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Great players shine when it’s on the line. Period!!

    • polegojim - May 10, 2012 at 2:41 PM

      couldn’t have said it better myself…. he needs to shine ALL THE WAY THROUGH

  2. lameasish - May 10, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    It’s round 2, Help me defend LeBron over on the b-ball site. You say ovi is clutch, so Bron must be right? I guess you don’t have to do it in the finals in hockey..

  3. crosberries - May 10, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Not an ovi fan but he did have a good game.

  4. caps247 - May 10, 2012 at 6:16 AM

    The right people are waking up at the right moments for the Caps. Time to steal a road game in New York.

  5. ballsohardu - May 10, 2012 at 7:54 AM

    Ovi is alright. At least he isnt’t a punk like sidney crosby

  6. mdnjdevil - May 10, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Ovechkin – The Russian Bull in a China Shop.

    • polegojim - May 10, 2012 at 2:54 PM

      sometimes he;s more Bull… than needs be.

  7. blomfeld - May 12, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Video Evidence My Ass !

    Here’s a clip of the “real deal” friends … the way Soviet hockey “ought” to be played …

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