Pittsburgh‘s Ron Francis and Washington’s Peter Bondra mix it up during a physical first period of play that saw up to nine players in the penalty box at the same time. The action took place during Game 1 of their first-round playoff matchup in Pittsburgh back in May 1995. (DAN LEVINE/REUTERS)

The Washington Capitals have faced off against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins 194 times, more than they’ve played any other club. And long before the Winter Classic/HBO/Ovi-Crosby era, many of those contests have been thrillers.

Just ask new Coach Dale Hunter, who played in 63 games against the Penguins in nearly 12 seasons with the Capitals. We’ll have more later on Hunter’s more interesting games against Pittsburgh, but in the meantime, we’d like to hear from you about your Capitals-Penguins memories.

What’s your best Caps-Pens story? Maybe it’s recent, when you saw Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin’s dueling hat tricks at Verizon Center. Or maybe it’s the time your parents let you stay up late as a kid and you watched on TV as Don Beaupre pitched an 8-0 shutout against the defending Stanley Cup champions at the Igloo.

Share your personal story — not just the game, but what you were doing and where you were — in the comments below and we’ll highlight some of our favorites later today.

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