On New Year's Day, arguably the top two players in the NHL will face off in the 2011 Winter Classic.
Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby will clash in a highly anticipated match up between the top two teams in the Eastern conference when the Washington Capitals (22-12-5) and Pittsburgh Penguins (25-11-3) meet in Pennsylvania on Jan. 1.
Crosby, who's 25 straight games with a goal streak was snapped by the New York Islanders on Dec 29th, leads the NHL in goals, assists and points (32, 33, 65).
Ovechkin, the Capitals star, is having a disappointing year with only 14 goals, 28 assists and 42 points (25th, 5th and 6th) so far this season.
Nonetheless, their high expectations are always met when Crosby and Ovechkin lace their skates and step onto the ice.
The Eastern conference best with go toe-to-toe at 1 p.m. on New Year's Day on NBC.