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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 10: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins shake hands after the Penguins defeated the Capitals 2-0 in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 10: Alex Ovechkin /

October 11: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals

Well you already knew this was going to be on the list. Our storied rivalry with the Washington Capitals has always been cherished, especially with the Crosby vs. Ovechkin rivalry still brewing.

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It will be nice to pay attention to this season’s matchups with the Caps due to the fact that we yet again eliminated them from the playoffs last season. The Capitals have lost some players and are now visibly less skilled. It will be interesting to see how they do against us.