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Penguins visit Capitals on Wednesday Night Rivalry

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Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin begin the second decade of their rivalry when the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Washington Capitals in this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN).

Crosby and Ovechkin entered the NHL on the same night, Oct. 5, 2005, and each has enjoyed success against the other's team. Crosby has 18 goals and 51 points in 33 regular-season games against the Capitals; Ovechkin has 27 goals and 46 points in 39 games against the Penguins.

Pittsburgh has had the better of the play against Washington during the Crosby-Ovechkin era, winning 22 of 39 regular-season games as well as their lone Stanley Cup Playoff series, a seven-game victory in the 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinals. But the Penguins are looking up at the Capitals in the Metropolitan Division standings early this season, and Crosby has been limited to one goal and three points in eight games. Ovechkin has five goals and nine points in six.

Tale of the tape
4-4-0 (6th, Metropolitan) 2015-16 Record 6-1-0 (3rd, Metropolitan)
1641-1597-383-105 All-Time Record 1421-1344-303-119
101-86-16-5 Head-to-Head Regular-Season Record 91-95-16-6
1-0-0 Streak vs. Opponent 0-1-0
1-0-0 @ Washington Home/Road Streak vs. Opponent 0-1-0 vs. Penguins
3 Stanley Cup Championships 0
10 Hall of Fame Members 6
Mario Lemieux Most Famous Alumnus Mike Gartner
7 Hart Trophy Winners 3
30 Postseason Appearances 25
Larry Murphy (1990-95) Best Player in Common Larry Murphy (1983-89)
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