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.
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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.
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Ovechkin said Crosby told him “congrats, man” during the brief rendezvous.
Ovechkin and Crosby had a quick chat on the ice after the game. Ovechkin said Crosby told him, “Congrats, man.”
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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.