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If Ovechkin and/or Green win...

Via the ever-dominating Caps media crew, what Alex Ovechkin winning the Hart and/or Mike Green winning the Norris on Thursday night would mean:

If Ovechkin and Green win

- The Capitals would be the first team since the 1991-92 New York Rangers to have two players win the player of the year (Mark Messier) and defenseman of the year (Brian Leetch). In 1999-2000 St. Louis defenseman Chris Pronger won both awards.

- It would mark the first time since 1990 that two players winning the Hart and Norris trophies came from the same draft year (Mark Messier and Ray Bourque, 1979 draft class). It would be the first time that one team had a draft produce the Hart and Norris winners in one season since the 1971 Montreal Canadiens draft class (Guy Lafleur and Larry Robinson won in 1977).

- In this decade alone, members of the Capitals would have won the Hart, Pearson, Art Ross, Richard, Norris, Vezina, Adams and King Clancy trophies.

If Ovechkin wins the Hart

- He would be the first player since Dominik Hasek (1997-98) to win it in back-to-back seasons.

- He would be the first forward since Wayne Gretzky (1980-87) to win it in consecutive seasons.

- He would join Hasek, Gretzky, Guy Lafleur, Bobby Clarke, Bobby Orr, Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Eddie Shore and Howie Morenz as the only players to win it in consecutive seasons.

- He would be, at 23, the third-youngest player to win it in consecutive seasons, trailing only Gretzky and Orr.

- He would be the first Russian player to win it more than once.

If Ovechkin wins the Pearson

- He would be the first player since Jaromir Jagr (1999-2000) to win it in back-to-back seasons.

- He would join Jagr, Dominik Hasek, Wayne Gretzky, Marcel Dionne and Guy Lafleur as the only players to win it in consecutive seasons since it was established in 1970-71.

- He would be, at 23, the second-youngest player to win it in consecutive seasons, trailing only Gretzky.

- He would be the first Russian player to win it more than once.

If Green wins the Norris

- He would be, at 23, the third-youngest player to win the Norris Trophy, trailing only Hall of Famers Bobby Orr (19) and Denis Potvin (22).

- He would be the second Capital to win the Norris Trophy, joining Rod Langway, who won it twice (1983-84).

If Ovechkin and Green are named to the NHL First All-Star Team

- It would be the first time the Capitals had two members of the first team.

If Ovechkin is named to the NHL First All-Star Team

- He would join Bill Durnan (Montreal goaltender, 1944-47) as the only players in NHL history to make the first team in each of their first four seasons.

If Green is named to the NHL First All-Star Team

- He would be the third Capitals defenseman to earn the honor (Scott Stevens, Rod Langway) and the first since Stevens 21 years ago (1987-88).<!--IBF.ATTACHMENT_1509-->

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