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Why no NHL players made the World Fame 100 list

Hockey players were frozen out of our accounting of the 100 most famous athletes on the planet -- although, no surprise, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin came closest.

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2018 World Fame 100: Who reaches the pinnacle across sports?

To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports. Then we ranked them based on a formula of three fame factors.

Caps force Game 7

Stream now on ESPN+: Capitals Force Game 7 in Eastern Conference Finals

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X factors, picks for Capitals-Lightning Game 7

Which players' performances -- for better or worse -- will determine the winner of the Eastern Conference finals? Our panel weighs in.

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Who is the Golden Knights' most valuable skater?

Vegas is in the Stanley Cup Final largely due to Marc-Andre Fleury. But who has been the best player in front of the veteran goaltender?

Ryan Reaves' journey from enforcer to series-clinching hero

There was a time when the veteran wondered if the NHL wanted him anymore. After his goal against the Jets, his stick is headed to the Hall of Fame.

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Brooks Orpik says a hot building, bad ice, a spirited crowd and the Capitals' hard checking game helped them win Game 6.

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No icing call leads to Smith-Pelly's goal

Chandler Stephenson hustles to deny an icing call and centers the puck to Devante Smith-Pelly, who scores.

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Oshie scores as Caps force Game 7

T.J. Oshie slaps a one-timer on the power play as the Capitals blank the Lightning 3-0 and force a Game 7.

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