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The AHL affiliates for the Caps, Penguins and Flyers had a Twitter war over the weekend

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The AHL affiliates for the Caps, Penguins and Flyers had a Twitter war over the weekend

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers are two teams the Capitals don't get along with. Those are rivalries that run deep. How deep? All the way to the AHL.

The Capitals' AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, played Philadelphia's affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday. In the midst of a blowout win for Hershey, Lehigh Valley scored. They tweeted out the goal.

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The Bears decided to fire back which led to a hilarious exchange.

The AHL seemed to get a kick out of the growing feud.

The next night, Hershey played Pittsburgh's affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. Prior to the game, Hershey decided to start some trouble again.

The Bears have won more Calder Cups than any team in the AHL. The Penguins, meanwhile, have reached the finals three times, but are 0-3 and have no Calder Cups to their name.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton did not appreciate the jab and responded with this:

Prompting a response for Hershey.

But the Bears weren't done yet.

At the end of the first period, Hershey trailed 2-0 and decided to throw more shade in their rival's direction.

This time it was Lehigh Valley, apparently still salty from the night before, who responded.

The article the Phantoms linked to is entitled "7 Ways To Deal With Overly Aggressive People."

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As funny as all of this was, it unfortunately backfired for Hershey as they fell to the Penguins 5-1. When the score was 4-1, the Bears tried to get WBS to take their foot off the gas with one last tweet to their rivals.

It's no wonder why the Caps, Penguins and Flyers all hate each other. They are taught about this rivalry even in the minors.

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Game 62: Capitals vs. Sabres Date, Time, How to Watch, Game Thread

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Game 62: Capitals vs. Sabres Date, Time, How to Watch, Game Thread

What: Washington Capitals vs. Buffalo Sabres

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

When: 7:00 p.m. ET

How to Watch: Capitals-Sabres will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals-Sabres game on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page.

WHEN IS THE CAPITALS-SABRES GAME?

The Capitals (34-20-7) take on the Sabres (18-32-11) Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. ET in Capital One Arena.

WHAT CHANNEL IS THE CAPITALS-SABRES GAME ON?

The Capitals-Sabres game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. Coverage kicks off with Capitals FaceOff at 6:00 p.m. followed by Caps GameTime at 6:30 p.m. Stay with NBC Sports Washington for Caps Extra following the game, Caps Overtime at 10:00 p.m. and Caps in 30 at 11:00 p.m. for all your postgame coverage. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)

6:00 p.m. — Caps FaceOff
6:30 p.m. — Caps GameTime
7:00 p.m. — Capitals vs. Sabres
9:30 p.m. — Caps Extra
10:00 p.m. — Caps Overtime
11:00 p.m. — Caps in 30

WHAT ARE THE PROJECTED LINES FOR THE CAPITALS-SABRES GAME?

Here are the projected lines for the Caps-Sabres game:

Forwards
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Tom Wilson
Jakub Vrana - Evgeny Kuznetsov - T.J. Oshie
Brett Connolly - Lars Eller - Andre Burakovsky
Chandler Stephenson - Jay Beagle - Devante Smith-Pelly

Defensemen
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Christian Djoos - John Carlson
Michal Kempny - Brooks Orpik

Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup

Scratches: Alex Chiasson, Madison Bowey, Jakub Jerabek

WHERE CAN I STREAM THE CAPITALS-SABRES GAME?

The Capitals-Panthers game, as well as Caps GameTime and Caps Extra, is available to stream live here through NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and is available to authenticated NBC Sports Washington subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.

CAPITALS-SABRES OPEN THREAD

Use the comment section below to discuss the game action with other Capitals fans. 

For all the latest Caps coverage, follow Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir, Capitals correspondent JJ Regan and the NBC Sports Capitals account on Twitter. Be sure check out our Capitals page and NBC Sports Washington's Facebook page.

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Capitals Extra Podcast: Trade deadline story time with Alan May

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Capitals Extra Podcast: Trade deadline story time with Alan May

Alan May knows a thing or two about the trade deadline.

Over the course of his NHL career, May was traded five total times, four at the trade deadline. He sits down with Rob Carlin on a special edition of the Capitals Extra Podcast to tell stories from his playing days about what it was like getting traded.

This one's a can't miss for hockey fans. You can listen to the episode here on the Capitals Extra page or with the player below.