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Alex Ovechkin says he's 'best friends' with Sidney Crosby after NHL All-Star Game

Alex Ovechkin says he's 'best friends' with Sidney Crosby after NHL All-Star Game

As longtime rivals on rival teams, Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and Penguins star Sidney Crosby should hate each other. So what happened to make Ovi say this?

The two were linemates representing the Metropolitan Division in tonight's NHL All-Star Game. Crosby even set up Ovechkin for a goal. 

The odd-couple dynamic didn't go unnoticed by their teammates in the All-Star Game. P.K. Subban couldn't believe the two were hanging out. 

Ovechkin responds by accusing Subban of being jealous of their friendship.

What world is this? 

MORE CAPITALS: Ovechkin, Crosby team up for Metropolitan Division

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Capitals vs. Canadiens: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, how to watch

Capitals vs. Canadiens: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, how to watch

The last time the Capitals faced the Canadiens, Montreal rode a four-goal second period en route to a 5-2 win that snapped a 13-point streak that Washington had enjoyed for over a month.

With a three-game point streak built up heading into play Monday, the Capitals will once again be hoping to preserve a run of excellence.

Here's everything you need to know before puck drop.

CAPITALS vs. CANADIENS: HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens

Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec

When: Thursday, January 27, 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: The Capitals-Canadiens game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports channel Finder)

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

Radio: Caps Radio 24/7

CAPITALS-CANADIENS TV SCHEDULE:

6:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live

6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live

7:00 PM: Capitals vs. Devils

9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live

10:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live

CAPITALS-CANADIENS INJURY REPORT:

Capitals: None

Canadiens: Joel Teasdale (knee/OUT), Paul Byron (knee/day-to-day), Jonathan Drouin (wrist/day-to-day)

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Will Ovechkin catch Gretzky? NHL stars weigh in

Will Ovechkin catch Gretzky? NHL stars weigh in

ST. LOUIS -- What was once thought to be an unbreakable record, Alex Ovechkin's pursuit of Wayne Gretzky's goal record was a big topic of conversation at All-Star Media Day on Thursday. With Ovechkin just eight goals shy of 700 for his career and, at 34 years old and showing no signs of slowing down, it is looking more and more possible that he will be able to push for Gretzky's record of 894.

Ovechkin still has 202 goals to get there, but at the very least his quest now seems possible. That in itself is an achievement.

But will Ovechkin ultimately get there? I asked some of the biggest stars in the game for their take. Here is what they said:

Capitals forward T.J. Oshie: "I think he has a good chance to. I mean, you look at the pace he's at now, I think it's going to come down to what he wants to do, how long he wants to play. But if he keeps working and stays at the pace he's at, you can look at the numbers, I think he can do it."

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews: "I think if anybody's going to do it, it's obviously him. He's obviously been around for a while, I've been watching him since I was a kid. He's an amazing player and I think when it's all said and done he could probably break that record. I think it'd be pretty sweet to see."

Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak: "You never know with Ovi, right? He could do that. I don't know. My guess would be probably not, but he definitely going to hit 800 I would say."

Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano: "I think he has a chance. I think everyone halfway through his career would've said no, he's going to tail off at some point, but he hasn't stopped so he has a chance for sure."

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi: "I think so, yeah. I don't think he's slowing down and then he's going to get a lot more years and he's going to score a lot more goals."

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon: "I don't know. I'm hopeful. We'll leave it at that."

Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy: "I think health-wise will determine that. If he can stay healthy to at least 38, 39, 40, I don't see why he won't at least push up against it."

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