NHL

Ovi, Crosby favor resuming at playoffs

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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby prefers the NHL skip the rest of the regular season and head directly to the playoffs if games resume during this pandemic-interrupted spring.

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is on the same page, saying he'd even be willing to finish two goals short of his ninth 50-goal season, which would tie the NHL record shared by Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy.

"Of course, you want to score 50, but right now, like everyone is saying, the most important thing is to stay safe and to get this thing done," Ovechkin said Thursday. "It (stinks) not to score 50 and to not get another milestone, but you have to think about your family, people and fans to be more safe."

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5 N. MacKinnon, Col933558
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7 C. Hart, Phi2.42
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