Alex Ovechkin-Ilya Kovalchuk: Who Will Win the Battle of the Russians?

Posted: 22nd October 2009 by Peter Bojarinov in NHL
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The face-off between the hottest Russians on the planet will engage tonight.

This evening, The Atlanta Thrashers will play host to the Washington Capitals.

In the red corner we have No. 8, Alexander ôThe Greatö Ovechkin. Standing six foot two, weighing 233 pounds of all muscle, this 24-year-old is coming off a season full of accomplishments. In the 2008-09 season, Ovie received the Maurice Richard Trophy as the league's goal-scoring leader, and both the Lester B. Pearson and Hart Memorial Awards for being the most valuable player in both the minds of the players and critics.

This season, Ovechkin looks to take it another step further. Alex is already at the top of the league; first in goals with nine and points with sixteen. It looks very much like Ovechkin w ...

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