The Penguins and Capitals hadn't faced off in nearly a year. It didn't take very long for the rivalry to be renewed, though.
For at least the last decade, the local Penguins fans here in D.C. have found their own place to celebrate wins together.
Patric Hornqvist was absent from the Penguins' practice at the Lemieux Complex on Saturday afternoon, but there's no need to fret.
"I tried to do my part, have an impact, do as much as I possibly could and let the rest take care of itself."
The Penguins on Friday paid tribute to Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the seven others who lost their lives in Sunday's helicopter crash.
"I worked really hard to get here, and I'm going to work really hard to stay here."
All signs are pointing to Justin Schultz making a return Friday against the Flyers.
The Penguins recalled forwards Anthony Angello and forward Andrew Agozzino on Thursday, Jim Rutherford announced.
E! announced on Wednesday its plans for a comedy docu-series following Terry Bradshaw and his family.
Alex Ovechkin paid tribute to Kobe Bryant during warmups of the Capitals' game against the Predators on Wednesday night.
Justin Schultz seems poised to make a return to the Penguins' lineup on Friday evening against the Flyers at PPG Paints Arena.
Penguins top forward prospect Samuel Poulin had a huge week with three consecutive multi-point games for the Sherbrooke Phoenix in the QMJHL.
Sam Miletic represented Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the AHL All-Star Classic on this week and helped lead the Atlantic Division to a tournament win.
Blog Lhasa OMS recently conducted a study to determine which teams' sports fans were among the most stressed out, and Pittsburgh fans rank pretty high.
For Kris Letang and Tristan Jarry, being able to share All-Star weekend with family and their teammates was bigger than the game.
"To be able to make history tonight and have a lot of fun doing it is a dream come true."
The NHL's All-Star skills competition is always an entertaining part of the All-Star weekend, and that was still the case here in St. Louis on Friday night.
Kris Letang's son Alex stole the show during Letang's media availability before the 2020 NHL All-Star Game skills competition.