Back at the top of their games, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby face off as division rivals tonight at Verizon Center.
The rookies are eager for their first taste of the Capitals-Penguins rivalry and to be a part of a head-to-head Ovechkin-Crosby matchup.
Has the Capitals-Penguins rivalry lost some of its intensity in recent years?
Several NHL players have voiced dissent of Russia's anti-gay law that has made the 2014 Olympics a political flashpoint.
The Capitals inability to score on a four-minute power play and Pittsburgh's strong penalty kill in the third period changed the course of Tuesday's game.
The Penguins head into tonight's matchup with Washington in search of their 10th straight victory.
Alex Ovechkin might only have two goals heading into tonight's game but the Penguins still consider the Washington captain to be a threat.
Finally some traction? A roundup of the latest news in the NHL labor negotiations.