Ryan upsets Ovechkin in POY Showdown Semi-Final

TSN.ca Staff
4/16/2009 12:19:09 PM
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The preliminary round of the NHL Play of the Year Showdown is over and the semi-final matchups are set.

The first semi-final will pit the NHL's leading goal-scorer and Hart Trophy candidate, Alex Ovechkin, against a fantastic freshman in Ducks forward Bobby Ryan. Both players pulled off spectacular spin moves to win their respective pools, but only one can move on.

Be sure to check out the bracket below for the complete picture and watch the video in the right media bar to see the plays.

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Semi-Final #1


Alex Ovechkin "The Superhuman Spin"

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February 18, 2009
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.

Alex Ovechkin continues to add to his legacy, cruising to victory in Pool A by earning 48.5% of the vote - the highest percentage of votes for any winner in the first round.


Bobby Ryan "The Spin Doctor"

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January 8, 2009
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

The Ducks' super-rookie earned a decisive victory in Pool B, garnering 46.6% of the votes and besting some of the most creative goals this season. Ryan said this play was the nicest goal he has ever scored.


NHL Play of the Year Showdown (Photo: TSN)


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