Crosby, Ovechkin share tender moment after Penguins beat Capitals |

Crosby, Ovechkin share tender moment after Penguins beat Capitals

Matt Rosenberg
The Penguins’ Sidney Crosby celebrates after beating the Capitals’ Michal Kempny (6) for his second goal of the second period March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
The Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin checks the Penguins’ Marcus Pettersson into the boards during the first period Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Talk about respect.

While Evgeni Malkin was showered with congratulations for notching his 1,000th point during the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 5-3 win Tuesday, the other Russian-born superstar in the game hit a milestone of his own.

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin earned his 1,200th point with an assist on John Carlson’s third-period goal.

When the dust settled at the end of the game, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who hit the 1,200-point milestone March 5, had a brief chat with Ovechkin.

Though initially, it appeared it might be more of a scrap than a conversation.

Ovechkin said Crosby told him “congrats, man” during the brief rendezvous.

For his part in the festivities, Crosby didn’t hit any new milestones, but he deposited a couple of beauties en route to the victory.

Matt Rosenberg is a Tribune-Review assistant multimedia editor. You can contact Matt at 412-320-7937, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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