Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals Round 2 Preview

Jan 16, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) takes a face-off against Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20) during the first period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. The Penguins won 8-7 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 16, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) takes a face-off against Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20) during the first period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. The Penguins won 8-7 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
5 of 5
Next
Jan 28, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (8) greets Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby (87) during the skills challenge relay during the 2017 NHL All Star Game skills competition at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 28, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (8) greets Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby (87) during the skills challenge relay during the 2017 NHL All Star Game skills competition at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports /

Sidney Crosby Vs. Alex Ovechkin

Here’s a bonus one. The age old rivalry between these two teams intensified in the mid 2000s when they each landed a franchise player in Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. Both of these players have been the league’s premier stars for years now, and given the teams they play for, have been compared to each other for just as long.

More from Pens Labyrinth

Although this series is not necessarily about which one of them is better, we know that all eyes will be on them this series. Only one will be victorious and will be seen as the better of the two for this season. History has been in Crosby’s favour, will he rise again this year?

Next: Evgeni Malkin Wants to Dominate and Win