Capitals still seen as biggest threat

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Ian Cole and the Penguins will look to slow down Alex Ovechkin tonight. — MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

WASHINGTONKris Letang patiently nodded when he was reminded of the Blue Jackets' recent 16-game winning streak. He knowingly shook his head when the new-look, high-scoring Rangers were mentioned. He also acknowledged that the Flyers are dangerous and the Hurricanes are red hot.

Then, while sitting in the visitor's locker room Wednesday at Verizon Center, he echoed what many of his teammates already believe.

"The most dangerous team for us in our division is Washington," Letang told me. "And we know it."