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Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby
Some moments from last night’s Penguins-Capitals game

Bob Grove: “Letang played 32:22 tonight, most TOI ever in a regular season game that finished in regulation. His most TOI ever in regular season GP was 33:56 @ SJ on Nov. 3, 2011, a 4-3 SOL.”

NHL.com: Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin saw his six-game goal streak and 14 game points streak come to an end last night.

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Tom Wilson on his fight with Jamie Oleksiak: “I read the stuff that’s said after last season and leading up to it. Yeah, I think it probably had to be done sooner or later, give him a chance to defend his teammate after what happened last year.”

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Wilson continued: “Obviously, you never want to see a guy go down like that. That’s hockey. I respect him as a player, and it’s unfortunate to see that.”

Shelly Anderson: “Crosby tells Pierre he was asking about an instigator penalty when Ovechkin started yapping. “I was here to play hockey, not chat with him,” Crosby says.

Pierre’s account of their ‘chat’:

Sid: Why don’t you fight him?
Ovi: Why don’t you fight me? Stop talking.”

Rantanen and Landeskog Numbers

Sportsnet Stats: “Mikko Rantanen has an NHL-high 56 points (15 G, 41 A).

He looks to become the first player to lead the NHL in points since Peter Forsberg had 106 points in 2002-03 (29 G, 77 A).”

Ryan S. Clark: “Gabriel Landeskog at the moment

  • Is tied for third in the NHL in goals
  • Has 8 goals this month and is two away from tying the most he’s had in a calendar month.
  • Is four away from a new career high and there’s still 40-plus games left.”
Carter Hart‘s first NHL win

Sportsnet Stats: “At 20 years, 127 days old, Carter Hart is the youngest goalie to win his first NHL start since Carey Price on October 10, 2007 (20 years, 55 days old).”

Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner taking part in the Nutcracker last night

Roberto Luongo: (Last night on Matthews and Marner’s performance at the Nutcracker) “After such a big night should probably consider giving them the night off tomorrow no?”