, author: Ermakova M.

Ovechkin and Malkin will not play together in the NHL playoffs for the firs

“Washington” and “Pittsburgh” were not included in the number of participants in the Stanley Cup.

For the first time in the NHL playoffs, Russian forwards Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin will not play at the same time.

Ovechkin's Washington Capitals will miss out on the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2014. Malkin's Pittsburgh Penguins will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

Ovechkin has been with Washington since 2005, and Malkin has been with Pittsburgh since 2006.