Pittsburgh and Washington are in the same division. They feature Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin. The Penguins knocked the Capitals out of the playoffs last season en route to a Cup.
And now they’re playing each other on Wednesday night, also known as NBC’s weekly “Wednesday Night Rivalry.” You may not have heard of it because rarely does it actually feature a rivalry.
THE OPENING SALVO
New banners this year for the Penguins and Capitals. pic.twitter.com/wf4juD9Hga— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) November 16, 2016
Unprovoked. Harsh. Yet, engulfed with fire. Surely the Capitals wouldn’t let this stand. Maybe they’ll reference the Discovery Channel.
THE RETURNING CANNON FIRE
Wow. Usually NBC’s Wednesday Night Rivalry games are easy joke fodder for featuring two teams who don’t care about each other. But this ...
So this is what it's like when Wednesday Night Rivalry actually features a rivalry.— Brendan Porter (@brendanporter) November 16, 2016
... this, we need more of. Right now we’re scoring this battle as a draw until the Penguins launch their counterattack.