Ovi vs Sid: The Stats

“Well, we called each other this summer and he asks me how I score goals, and I ask him how to do assists.”  –Alex Ovechkin

One player is known more for his lethal shot than his passing abilities. The other is known for almost the complete opposite.

Ovechkin is the goal scorer. Crosby is the passer.

The only season Ovi has ever ended with more assists than goals was his rookie year. The last three have seen him either surpass or equal the amount of helpers he has. Sid has never had more goals than assists. Actually, he has almost always doubled his assists while hovering around around the 30s in goals.

Let’s compare these two stars’ seasons thus far:

The Basics

This season shows more balance from Crosby and more assists than goals from Ovechkin:

  GP G A P
Alex Ovechkin 43 33 37 70
Sidney Crosby 51 33 31 64

 

23 of Ovi’s assists and 20 of Crosby’s were primary. Both have 8 power play goals. Ovechkin has 25 tallies at even strength and Crosby has 24.

Crosby’s career-high 39 goals came in his rookie campaign. Ovechkin’s career-high 54 assists came in both his rookie and ’08-’09 seasons. It seems almost certain that, with at least 30 remaining, both will better those statistics this year.

Team Records

The Caps have gotten 55 of their 72 points when Ovechkin has put up at least a point. The Pens have gotten 46 of their 63 when Crosby has put up at least a point.

 

Alex Ovechkin

Sidney Crosby

At least a point

25-5-5

23-10-0

Multiple-point games

17-3-2

14-3-0

Multiple-goal games

8-0-1

8-1-0

 

Game Winners

Both have had a hand in eight different game winners. Ovechkin has a slight upper hand in GWG.

 

Alex Ovechkin

Sidney Crosby

Total times involved

8

8

Goals

4

3

Assists

4 (2 primary, 2 secondary)

5 (2 primary, 3 secondary)

 

Even Strength

At 5-on-5, Ovechkin gets 67.1% of his points, while Crosby gets 68.8%.

 

Alex Ovechkin

Sidney Crosby

Points

47

44

Goals

25

24

Assists

22 (16 primary, 6 secondary)

20 (13 primary, 7 secondary)

 

Special Teams

Both Ovi and Crosby have more assists than goals on the PP. Crosby has two shorthanded points.

 

Alex Ovechkin

Sidney Crosby

PP Points

23

18
PP Goals

8

8

PP Assists

15 (8 primary, 7 secondary)

10 (5 primary, 5 secondary)

SH Points

0

2

SH Goals

0

1

SH Assists

0

1 (primary)

 

Home/Away

Both players are better at home, but Ovi has more goals away than at home.

 

Alex Ovechkin

Sidney Crosby

Home Games

20

24

   Points 36 43
   Goals 15 21
    Assists 21 (13 primary, 8 secondary) 22 (14 primary, 8 secondary)
    +/- +22 +17
     
Road Games 23 27
   Points 34 21
   Goals 18 12
   Assists 16 (10 primary, 6 secondary) 9 (6 primary, 3 secondary)
   +/- +8 -6

 

Against the Southeast (The Caps division)

Ovi and Crosby both have 10+ points against the SE. Ovi had the most points against Carolina, while Crosby had the most against Florida.

  Alex Ovechkin Sidney Crosby
Atlanta

3 games

2 games

   Points 2-2-4 0-1-1
   +/- +2 -3
     
Carolina 3 games 2 games
   Points 0-5-5 1-0-1
   +/- +2 EVEN
     
Florida  1 game 4 games
   Points 1-0-1 4-1-5
   +/- EVEN -2
     
Tampa Bay 2 games 2 games
   Points 2-2-4 0-2-2
   +/- EVEN +1
     
Washington 1 game
   Points 1-0-1
   +/- -1
     
TOTAL 5-9-14, +4 (9 games) 6-4-0, -5 (11 games)

 

Against the Atlantic (The Pens division)

Ovi loves the Flyers, while Side prefers the Rags.

 

Alex Ovechkin

Sidney Crosby

New Jersey 2 games 4 games
   Points 1-4-5 0-2-2
   +/- +5 -3
     
New York Islanders 2 games 3 games
   Points 1-1-2 3-5-8
   +/- -2 EVEN
     
New York Rangers 2 games 3 games
   Points 1-0-1 6-3-9
   +/- -2 +7
     
Philadelphia 3 games 4 games
   Points 5-2-7 4-2-6
   +/- +7 +3
     
Pittsburgh 1 game
   Points 2-1-3
   +/- +2
     
TOTAL 10-8-18, +10 (10 games) 13-12-25, +7 (14 games)

 

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