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Erik Karlsson Gets Lit up in Welcome to Penguins/Capitals NHL Rivalry

Published October 14, 2023 at 7:19
BY SKY

Introduction to Karlsson's Caps/Pens Rivalry Debut

Erik Karlsson, the veteran defenseman, made his debut in the fierce Capitals-Penguins rivalry on Friday night. He received a warm welcome from the Capitals' captain, Alex Ovechkin, with a thunderous hit.

Ovechkin's Welcome Hit

In the second period, with the Penguins leading 2-0, Ovechkin aimed to energize his team. He did so by delivering a hefty hit to Karlsson at center ice, momentarily taking him out of the play.


The Resilient Response

Karlsson bounced back quickly after the hit, displaying his resilience.


Unfortunately, the Capitals couldn't turn the tide, and the Penguins claimed a commanding 4-0 victory. This game added a fresh chapter to the longstanding rivalry between the Capitals and the Penguins.
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