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Hockey’s Best Kept Secret

from the NY Times,
After Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is the most highly regarded rookie in the National Hockey League. Ovechkin, 20, scored the winning goal Monday in the Capitals' 3-2 victory over the Rangers, his third goal in four games this season. "Crosby's a star," the Russian-born Ovechkin said with a laugh after he was named the game's first star Monday. "Me, not." But most fans in the nation's capital do not seem to have noticed him. "What fans?" the Rangers' Jaromir Jagr said. "Somebody forgot to tell them it was a 1 o'clock game." The announced attendance for the Columbus Day afternoon game was generously reported at 10,760, at an arena that holds 18,277 for hockey. That included tickets distributed for the game; the actual attendance appeared to be closer to 5,000.

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