Sid and Ovi face off for first time as division rivals

Wednesday, 11.20.2013 / 3:00 AM
John Kreiser  - NHL.com Columnist

Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin will face off as division rivals for the first time in their careers when the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals meet in this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, RDS2). Until this season, Crosby and the Penguins were part of the Atlantic Division, and Ovechkin and the Capitals played in the Southeast.

Both players and their teams are off to good starts: The Penguins are tops in the Metropolitan Division with 26 points, one more than the Capitals. Crosby is tied for the League lead in scoring with 26 points; Ovechkin shares the top spot in goals with 17.

Pittsburgh Washington

13-8-0 (1st, Metropolitan) 2013-14 Record 12-8-1 (2nd, Metropolitan)

1556-1550-383-86 All-Time Record 1344-1295-303-95

96-83-16-5 Head-to-Head Regular-Season Record 88-90-16-6

4-0-0 Streak vs. Opponent 0-3-1

1-0-0@ Washington Home/Road Streak vs. Opponent 0-1-0 vs. Pittsburgh

3 Stanley Cup Championships 0

10 Hall of Fame Members 6

Mario Lemieux Most Famous Alumnus Scott Stevens

6 Hart Trophy Winners 3

28 Postseason Appearances 24

Larry Murphy (1990-95) Best Player in Common Larry Murphy (1983-89)

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