News and notes as the Capitals [12-8-1] face the Pittsburgh Penguins [13-8-0] tonight in a battle for first place in the Metropolitan Division [8 p.m., NBCSN].
As with most rivalries, there is more to the one between the Penguins and Capitals than just Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Nicklas Backstrom.
When they faced each other for the first time last season, Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby and Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin were playing on two very different levels.
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