PITTSBURGH (AP) The fan in Connor McDavid comes out whenever he sees Sidney Crosby's familiar No. 87 on TV.
"When you're watching, you're hoping for him to do something cool," the Edmonton Oilers star said.
Defending one of his childhood idols is another matter entirely. McDavid will get an up-close look when the Oilers visit Crosby and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.