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Discuss: Penguins edge Capitals for 10th win in a row

Mar 19, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT

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In a game that occasionally reminded observers of why the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals had one of the NHL’s best rivalries, Pittsburgh narrowly edged Washington 2-1 on Tuesday. Let’s get to some talking points.

  • Rank your favorite streaks from the 2013 season so far. Which one do you prefer: the Chicago Blackhawks record-breaking point streak, the Penguins’ 10 consecutive wins or the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 11-game point streak (which also extended to tonight)?
  • Mike Milbury just said that the Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin debate is “over,” with Crosby coming out on top. Is that true?
  • Is Pittsburgh’s defense for real?
  • Washington is now second-to-last in the East with 25 points. Can the Capitals make a late run and salvage a playoff spot?
  • Should GM George McPhee hold a fire sale instead? If so, which team could use red-hot Mike Ribeiro the most?
  • Finally, for Capitals fans who might be bummed out, here’s some evidence that we saw flashes of the “old” Ovechkin on Tuesday:

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