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Sid vs. Ovi Round Two - Tale of the Tape


NHL.com is getting ready for Round Two in the 2010 Sid vs. Ovi Derby.  They've prepared the headlines, the highlights, and now the nifty splash page graphics.

For Round One they produced this nice graphic element, the Tale of The Tape:

Taleofthetape_medium

You may recall that I was a bit underwhelmed because they didn't bother to couldn't find a picture of AO with the C on his sweater, but overall it was very nice to have all the numbers in one place.

 

Now we find ourselves getting ready for Round Two and an epic NHL Game of the Week Sid/Alex Throwdown.  NHL.com was a little bit more successful in looking through its own photo archives this time, and got both Captains in their full dress unis:

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And I'm kinda digging the weagle/waddlebird staredown at center ice.

 

So.  Let's look at the numbers, shall we?

Round One was played on January 21.  Including the results from that game, Caps have gone 8-0 and the Pens 4-2 (losses to the streaking Caps and streaking Sens).

Ovechkin

Crosby

 

Jan 21

Feb 5

Δ

 

Jan 21

Feb 5

Δ

Goals

30

38

8

Goals

32

37

5

Assists

35

42

7

Assists

31

34

3

Points

65

80

15

Points

63

71

8

+/-

27

37

+10

+/-

12

10

-2

PIM

60

62

2

PIM

47

51

4

PPG

7

9

2

PPG

8

9

1

Two notes: 

1.  Caps have played two more games than the Pens in this stretch, and

2.  This graphic does include AO's stats for last night's game.

Plus-10, nearly double the points and undefeated in eight straight games. Now there's the real Tale of the Tape!

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