#1 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Jan. 26 7 p.m.
Don’t let the Pittsburgh Penguins record of 23-15-7 for 53 points fool you. Don’t let them being down by three points to the Caps in the Metropolitan Division and Wild Card standings fool you. The Penguins will be the toughest matchup of the month for the Capitals.
Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin aren’t getting any younger. Neither are Evgeni Malkin or Evgeny Kuznetsov. Nor Kris Letang or John Carlson, or if we’re using someone who will actually play this game, Dmitry Orlov.
This game will be the second of there meetings between the teams this season. They won’t meet again until March 25 in Pittsburgh. The Caps dropped the first matchup 4-1 back on Nov. 9.
The Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 last night and have won two of their last three games. Crosby leads the Penguins with 21 goals and 32 assists for 53 points. He’s been playing really well.
The game is going to get boring when both Crosby and Ovechkin retire so soak in this game as well as the upcoming NHL All Star Game if both players participate. We don’t have much time with them left. We gotta enjoy it while it lasts. But it’ll be fun and it was fun.