Special Matchup Will Take Place Tomorrow

RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 29: Pittsburgh Penguins Center Sidney Crosby (87) during the 3rd period of the Carolina Hurricanes game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins on December 29, 2017, at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 29: Pittsburgh Penguins Center Sidney Crosby (87) during the 3rd period of the Carolina Hurricanes game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins on December 29, 2017, at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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As the Penguins get set to take on the Red Wings, they will notice a youngster on the other team who has been showing that he may be one of the next great players.

While this game may appear to be just another typical NHL game, there will be one particular matchup that makes this contest extra special. That matchup will be the one between Dylan Larkin of the Red Wings and Sidney Crosby for the Pens.

Larkin, who is just 22 years old, has showed much promise in the early stages of his career, and many project that he will be the face of the Detroit franchise for years to come. He has produced 36 points so far this season, and has by far been one of the main bright spots on a Detroit team that knew they were in the midst of a rebuilding year this season.

If he keeps that pace, Larkin will break his season high for points in a season, which was 63 last year. But the storyline for his matchup with the Penguins goes much deeper, in that he will be facing off against a guy who he aspires to be.

This matchup can be summarized as the present playing against the future. Larkin has recorded at least a point in eleven straight games, and Crosby has been having another great season as he always seems to do. This game will be a great way to watch two of the best go at it, and this matchup is definitely one of the biggest keys to the game.

We have seen how powerful the line of Crosby has been, especially in recent weeks, and they will look to slow down Larkin, and break his point streak. While the game may appear like just another game, this matchup between these two centers will certainly be an exciting one to watch, and that is what hockey is all about.