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Capitals' division chock full of playoff contenders at All-Star break

Does anything odd about the Washington Capitals‘ season thus far jump out at you?

Think about it for a moment. After all the Alex Ovechkin hat tricks, the shootout wins and the prime time tilts with the Boston Bruins, you come to realize: The Capitals have yet to play their archrival Pittsburgh Penguins.

That will change Feb. 2 when the Penguins come to town; All four of their regular-season matchups are coming up in February and March. The bad news for Washington: The Penguins are among the hottest teams in the NHL at the All-Star break.