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GOTTA SEE IT: Ovechkin Scores, Sets Up Crosby Twice At All-Star Game

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin teamed up with Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby for a highlight-reel goal for the Metropolitan Division at the 2023 NHL All-Star Game.



Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby are playing on a line together for the Metropolitan Division at the 2023 NHL All-Star Game, and No. 8 had quite a performance in the semifinal against the Atlantic Division while working with No. 87.

First, in the opening period, Crosby picked off Rasmus Dahlin in the corner and found Ovechkin right in front. Ovechkin chose to pass up the shot though and gave it back to Crosby, who then rifled a shot past Linus Ullmark to make it 3-2 for the Metro.

Here's the play:

Kevin Weekes then went to go interview the duo on the bench, where Ovechkin praised his center that he is working with at 3-on-3.

"It's great," Ovechkin told Weekes. "You know, he’s working hard, getting into the battle, win the battle. Pass it to me, I give him back, puck is in net."

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They weren't done there, though.

In the second period, Crosby stole the puck in front and was all alone as Ovechkin joined in on a 2-on-1. Crosby gave it to Ovechkin, who gave it back. Crosby gave it back one more time, but Ovechkin passed up the shot again and gave it back to Crosby for his second of the game.

This isn't the first time that Ovechkin and Crosby have teamed up. They've played together in multiple ASGs before this, and on Friday, they joined forces with Ovechkin's son, Sergei, to win the Breakaway Challenge at the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills Competition.

Ovechkin then got a goal of his own, as his shot squeaked through Andrei Vasilevskiy to make it a 6-4 game for the Metro. Crosby and Adam Fox got the assists.

The Metro Division fell 10-6 to the Atlantic Division in the semifinals. Ovechkin led all Metro skaters in ice time with 7:58 minutes.

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