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McDavid excited for Penguins challenge

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

In come the Pittsburgh Penguins, who sit in the third spot of the Eastern Conference standings. They're a tough draw on any given night, and they're 7-2-1 in their last 10 games.

"They're the defending Stanley Cup champion, they've been hot lately, scoring goals almost at will. It will be a good test for us defensively," said Oilers captain Connor McDavid.

The captain is excited to once again meet fellow superstar Sidney Crosby on the ice. The two have been battling it out in the NHL scoring race all season. McDavid currently leads the NHL with 74 points. Crosby is one or two big nights away, with 70.

"You get excited about it. It's always a good test for me. I played against him most of the night, most of my shifts were up against him. It's definitely a good test going up against the world's best."

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