The Capitals and Penguins pretty hate each other, but Sidney Crosby managed to look past that rivalry during the All-Star Game.
Before the start of the Atlantic and Metropolitan game, Crosby tossed a puck to an adorable Alex Ovechkin fan sitting in the front row.
Ovechkin, who was voted in as captain, is not playing in the game due to needing a break for the second half of the season.
"Sorry Ovi couldn't make it."
Sidney Crosby, probably. pic.twitter.com/3r17EBnt51
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) January 27, 2019
The child was wearing an Ovi away jersey.
He was ecstatic about his new souvenir from Crosby.
tfw crosby does something nice 😑 pic.twitter.com/IpjD6PgNgV
— b. (@youripides) January 27, 2019
The last time Ovechkin and Crosby played against each other, the Russian machine challenged the Penguins captain to a fight.
Despite Ovi not playing in the game, he has been there in spirit.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 27, 2019
Update 1/27: Not to be outdone by Crosby, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and mascot Slapshot also gave Ovechkin’s fan, Luca, a couple of All-Star keepsakes. Holtby gave Luca a signed stick and Slapshot have him a stick with “All Caps” on the blade.
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