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Crosby and Oshie trade punches in post whistle altercation.

A potential playoff preview?

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This might be a preview of an Eastern Conference match up during the playoffs.

There's always been a special rivalry, at least from a fans perspective, between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals, most notably due to the fact their two star players will be compared to one another for as long as hockey is still around. On Sunday night it wasn't Alex Ovechkin vs. Sidney Crosby that was getting all the attention however, it was Crosby against another Capitals forward, T.J. Oshie.

The two men got into what looked like a minor shoving match after the play, but that quickly escalated into both men aggressively trying to go after one another, with Crosby literally trying to climb over other players and one official to get at Oshie. The two men didn't fight, but they both exchanged a few punches before Crosby eventually was tangled up with the ref and dropped to the ice.