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Ducks or Penguins? Crosby, Lemieux are linemates ... for Oregon football

Teammates lined up next to each other have coincidental last names @NHLdotcom

It turns out Ducks and Penguins have more in common than you may have thought.

But in this case, it is the University of Oregon Ducks and Pittsburgh Penguins.

A photo from Saturday's Oregon-Wyoming football game is making the rounds on social media, mostly because of the last names of two guys playing next to each other.

Tweet from @dougkeklak: Heeeeyy. You guys are wearing the wrong numbers though!!!

Oregon offensive linemen Tyrell Crosby and Shane Lemieux were lined up right next to each other, and the image was captured and shared on Twitter.

The Penguins past two captains, Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux, of course shared the ice for one season in Pittsburgh, 2005-06, before Lemieux's final retirement.

Amazingly enough, Shane Lemieux wears No. 68, which is most well known for being the number of Mario Lemeiux's long-time Penguins running mate, Jaromir Jagr. There is a No. 66 on the Oregon Ducks, but it belongs to Devin Melendez. So close.

These Ducks are slightly larger than their Penguins counterparts, however. Shane Lemieux weighs in at 317 pounds and Tyrell Crosby is listed at 320.

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