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Shocker: Crosby, Ovechkin dominate possession vs. Atlantic

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Let's face it: The Atlantic Division never had a chance.

With Wayne Gretzky behind the bench, the best division in hockey rode over the Atlantic Division. And the Sidney Crosby-Alexander Ovechkin experiment - the two playing together for the first time at 3-on-3 - worked.

Check out their possession numbers:

Player Corsi For Corsi Against Corsi For %
Crosby 12 9 57.14%
Ovechkin 11 9 55%

(Courtesy: Hockey Stats)

The pair had the best possession numbers on the Metro, while rookie Auston Matthews paced the Atlantic, finishing at 56 percent.

In conclusion: Gretzky is a genius.

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