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Matt Rosenberg

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.

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