Both these clubs have come out swinging, and we have a barnburner here in DC after the first.
The two teams have split 26 shots in the first twenty minutes alone. Pittsburgh struck first, as defenseman Jamie Oleksiak fired a one-timer from the point to give the Pens an early 1-0 lead.
But in the final minute and a half and with the Caps on a power play, John Carlson blasted a boomer of his own to knot the score at 1-1.
And just 33 seconds later, Brett Connolly, AKA Brett The Threat, AKA The Con Man, sniped a sneaky pete from the slot that beat Matt Murray and gives the Capitals a 2-1 lead after twenty minutes in Washington.
Second period ahead...