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Penguins, Capitals fight takes over Pittsburgh bench

Rivalry night was in full effect in a match between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals. These two teams don't like each other, as they exhibited in a first-period scrum that spilled into Pittsburgh's bench.

No love lost between long-time rivals

Players from the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals mix it up near the Pittsburgh bench. (Nick Wass/The Associated Press)

Rivalry night was in full effect in a Wednesday match between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals.

These two teams simply don't like each other, as they exhibited in a first-period scrum that spilled into Pittsburgh's bench. 

The incident started when Capitals forward Tom Wilson sent Penguins forward Chris Kunitz into the boards. Pittsburgh's Blake Comeau came to his teammate's defence and chaos ensued. 

The scrum saw Tom Wilson, Michael Latta, Blake Comeau and Steve Downie receive minor penalties. 

It was only a week ago that these teams met for another chippy edition of their long-time rivalry. This time, the Penguins beat the Capitals for the first time this season by a score of 4-3.

Wilson wasn't on his best behaviour even before the puck dropped. The 20-year-old may have drawn some attention with a small shove to Penguins star forward Evgeni Malkin prior to the game. 

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