PITTSBURGH -- Before the Washington Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN2, RDS), Alex Ovechkin shared a unique take on his rivalry with Penguins forwards Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 33 goals, named Crosby and Malkin as two of the League's best players while ranking himself among the top 15.
"It's a great battle," Ovechkin said. "It's a good challenge for me. They are, right now, playing very good and it's going to be a good battle for us."