Tom Wilson Put Sidney Crosby in a Headlock

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Capitals forward Tom Wilson did something many of us would like to do. During a Penguins’ first period power play, Wilson put Sidney Crosby in a headlock.

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Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby’s hand just had a semi-violent encounter. The Russian machine slashed Crosby in the arm while trying to forecheck. Crosby, injured on the play, would immediately go down the tunnel and into the locker room.

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Late in the third period, John Carlson caught Sidney Crosby with his head down, trying to control a bobbling puck in the neutral zone. Carly stepped up and put his shoulder into Crosby, sending the 2007 MVP careening hard into the ice and boards.

The Verizon Center crowd roared.

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The Caps-Pens game became a complete gong show in the second period and surprise, surprise, Sidney Crosby was in the middle of it.

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The Washington Capitals haven’t dropped the gloves once this year, but that almost changed in the first period. According to NBCSN’s Pierre McGuire, Sidney Crosby and Evgeny Kuznetsov challenged each other to a fight.

Wait.. what?

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Ever since Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby entered the league in 2005-06, they have been saddled with comparisons. The Crosby/Ovechkin rivalry is somewhat an NHL invention, eagerly marketed though the players have been friendly off the ice. It seems every few months, one player is asked about the other.

On Wednesday, CSN Washington’s Chuck Gormley had a simple question for Ovechkin: who’s better right now? Ovechkin’s answer is literal fire.

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Sidney Crosby and Team Canada destroyed Alex Ovechkin and Team Russia 6-1 today in the World Championship gold medal game. Since I’m sad that Ovi lost, here’s Crosby going for a line-change in the third period.

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Sidney Crosby Gently Shoves Braden Holtby (GIF)

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Coming into Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins had been shut out by Braden Holtby in two consecutive games. To try and shake him, the Penguins crashed the net on every play.

That’s cool and all, but the Holtbeast wasn’t impressed. Especially when Chris Kunitz got a wee bit too close to his manimal cage.

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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has a reputation among Caps fans as a whiner. He did not to help his cause tonight. After snapping his stick and shanking a one-timer late in the third period, a disgusted Crosby threw his broken stick against the boards, nearly impaling himself in the process.

Yeah, I’m gonna go ahead and GIF that.

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Eric Fehr is God: Caps Blank Pens 3-0

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Yep.

I spent my Saturday at Nationals Park — well, until NHL PR literally chased me out. The stadium is nearly in its full party dress with fake domes, banners, and a sheet of ice with logos on.

But alas, there were still more games on the calendar before New Year’s Day. Tonight the Caps visited Pittsburgh. A bunch of the Penguins have mumps. Crosby had mumps. Mumps makes your face big. Okay, we got that out of the way.

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