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PITTSBURGH -- Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is relishing his first opportunity to play against boyhood idol Sidney Crosby but hes not going to let that get in the way of doing his job.Tonight is going to be cool for me to play against Crosby, against someone I grew up idolizing and kind of followed along his career, so definitely excited about that, McDavid said Tuesday after the Oilers morning skate at PPG Paints Arena.But, McDavid added, he cant afford to be spending time watching what Crosby is doing on the ice for the Penguins.If you get caught watching for a second hes going to beat you, the 19-year-old said. So youve got to be able to kind of put that away and forget all about that.McDavid was the first overall draft pick in the 2015 draft and is considered the most talented prospect to come into the NHL since Crosby, 29, was the first pick in the 2005 draft.A shoulder injury cost McDavid almost half of his rookie season in 2015-16 including two games against Pittsburgh. The parallels between the two stars are striking beyond being highly touted first overall draft picks.Through their first 58 games as NHL players Crosby held a slight edge in goals scored, 28-21, while McDavid has more assists through the same time period, 41 compared to 37 for Crosby.Since 2015-16, Crosby has the second-most points per game in the NHL behind defending scoring champ Patrick Kane of Chicago at 1.10; McDavid is third at 1.07.Crosby said on Monday that he is impressed with McDavids speed and his hockey sense, while McDavid said hell have to figure out a way to try and get the puck away from Crosby who has eight goals and 10 points in just six games this season.Just how strong he is on his skates, said McDavid. I think when hes down low he just protects the puck so well makes it hard to get it off him. For someone like me Im not sure Im going to be able to go through him so Ill have to figure out different ways to try and maybe get him the puck off him or something like that hes so good at protecting it.Both the Penguins, the defending Stanley Cup champions, and the Oilers, who have not qualified for the playoffs since reaching the 2006 Stanley Cup finals, are off to impressive starts to the season, with a combined 17-5-3 record through the first month.Its a big game for both teams, McDavid said. Both sitting at pretty good records. Two pretty good teams. Its going to be a good challenge for both teams. Wholesale Custom College Jerseys . Supported by three-run homers from Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos, the young right-hander went seven strong innings in the Washington Nationals 8-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Custom College Jerseys Outlet . You can watch the game live on TSN at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. 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Los Angeles Lakers starting guard Nick Young will miss two to four weeks with a strained right calf muscle, the team announced Wednesday in advance of the Lakers 96-90 win over the Chicago Bulls.Young, 31, suffered the injury during the loss Tuesday to the New Orleans Pelicans?when he tried to defend a fast-break layup by?Tim Frazier. He underwent an MRI on Wednesday in Chicago.Cant catch a break, especially with the run were on, its a crucial time for us, Young said. Weve been going up and down, trying to stay in the playoff race, and do all the things we want to do. Its tough.There was some concern that Young had a more serious Achilles injury, but the MRI revealed the calf issue.Thats what I feel more better about, that it aint the worst, and its something I can come back from quicker than sitting out a whole year, Young said.Young is averaging 13.3 points for the Lakers and has been one of the teams biggest surprises after two tumultuous seasons under ex-Lakers head coach Byron Scott.Young recently tolld ESPN that he believed only a few months ago that the Lakers were intent on parting ways with him.dddddddddddd But Young emerged in training camp as one of the teams best perimeter defenders and a reliable scorer, and Lakers coach Luke Walton started him on opening night.Hes been playing great, such a huge part of what weve done so far, Walton said. Obviously, its a big blow to our team and what were trying to do, but thats part of life in the NBA. So well figure it out and keep going forward.In addition to Young, the Lakers already were without point guard DAngelo Russell, who has missed six straight games?with a sore left knee.Its coming along, Walton said of Russells injury. He did some non-weight-bearing underwater treadmill the other day in New Orleans and says his knee feels good. But again, its nothing were going to rush.The Associated Press contributed to this report. ' ' '

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