Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby are the goats of this generation. They both made their debut in the NHL in the same year, and since then, they have dominated.
It was time for another battle between them on Wednesday, and the numbers were crazy heading into the game. When the puck was dropped for the Caps and Pens’ first game against one another this season, Ovechkin and Crosby were tied in career points.
Despite playing in the NHL for 17 years, they both can’t seem to separate in points scored, and ahead of yesterday’s matchup, they were in a deadlock at 1,423 career points apiece.
There was a lot of hype heading into the game, and before the puck drop, TSN talked to Ovechkin about the game and, well, other stuff.
He was asked on the broadcast a question from Sidney Crosby himself, who wondered who Ovi would want as a third lineman if the two icons ever were on the same team. Ovechkin’s answer was unexpected.
”He probably want Mario Lemieux,” Ovechkin said. “I’d probably take [Donald Brashear].”
Donald Brashear is one of the roughest enforcers ever in the NHL, and Ovechkin would want some protection if he and Sid ever teamed up.
“If somebody touches us it’s not going to be fun,” said Ovechkin.
Alex Ovechkin played with Brashear in the Capitals at the beginning of his NHL career. Brashear left the Capitals in 2009 to play for the Rangers. Brasher played over 1,000 games in the NHL and had 2634 PIM.
The Pittsburgh Penguins won the rivalry matchup against the Capitals, 4-1. Sidney Crosby put up one assist and is now one point clear of Ovechkin in the All Time-standings.