Playoff Intel: Alex Ovechkin
Former Penguins D-man explains how to contain the Great Eight -- or at least try
As the playoffs kick into gear, ESPN Insider puts some of the NHL's stars in the crosshairs with the help of those who know them best. Rivals provide scouting reports to show Insiders how to stop some of the postseason's biggest names. Tendencies, strengths, weaknesses -- it's all here in our player-on-player scouting reports.
Los Angeles Kings D Rob Scuderi went toe-to-toe with Alex Ovechkin in the 2009 Eastern Conference semis as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins and halted him there. Below, Scuderi scouts the NHL's most dangerous wing and gives a few pointers on how to try to keep him in check.
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