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Tale of the Tape: Capitals face Penguins

Wednesday, 01.15.2014 / 3:00 AM / Tale of the Tape

By John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

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Tale of the Tape: Capitals face Penguins
Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will try to extend their domination of Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals when the teams meet in this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry.

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will try to extend their domination of Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals when the teams meet in this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN2, RDS).

Each player has excelled against the other's team. Crosby, the NHL's leading scorer this season, has 15 goals and 45 points in 26 career games against the Capitals. Ovechkin, has 22 goals and 40 points in 32 games against Pittsburgh.

The Penguins have won 18 of the 32 games between the teams since Crosby and Ovechkin entered the NHL in 2005, including the past five. The Capitals haven't beaten Pittsburgh since Jan. 11, 2012.

WSH PIT
22-16-8 (2nd, Metropolitan) 2013-14 Record 33-12-2 (1st, Metropolitan)
1354-1303-303-102 All-Time Record 1576-1554-383-98
88-91-16-6 Head-to-Head Regular-Season Record 97-83-16-5
0-4-1
Streak vs. Opponent
5-0-0
0-2-1 @ Pittsburgh Home/Road Streak vs. Opponent
3-0-1 vs. Capitals
0 Stanley Cup Championships 3
6
Hall of Fame Members
10
Scott Stevens Most Famous Alumnus
Mario Lemieux
3
Hart Trophy Winners
6
24 Postseason Appearances
28
Jaromir Jagr (2001-04) Best Player in Common
Jaromir Jagr (1990-2001)

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— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter