Shhh. Shut your yapping mouths for a minute, Pittsburgh. Let me enjoy this moment.

The Washington Capitals have finally beaten the Pittsburgh Penguins. In Pittsburgh, no less. Which, you know, hasn’t happened since dinosaurs walked the Earth. (Note: I’m pretty sure that the Weekly World News reported a T-Rex sighting in southern Florida in 2002—which IS the last time the Caps won in Pittsburgh.) The same Penguins who beat the Capitals in the playoffs six times out of seven in an 11-year span. The same Penguins who have beaten the Caps nine out of the last 10 times since their respective superstars, Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin, entered the league in 2005-2006. The same Penguins who I hate with the flaming passion of a thousand suns.

Suck it, Pittsburgh.

Ovechkin scored two goals and had an assist—putting him in sole possession of first place in the NHL’s goal-scoring department. Viktor Kozlov had his second two-goal game in a row; rookie Nicklas Backstrom, meanwhile, had his second four-assist game in a row. Goaltender Olaf Kolzig stopped 10 out of 15 Penguins shots. Okay, so that’s not so great, but a win is a win—even when it requires a shootout, which was the case last night (following a spirited Caps penalty-killing performance during an extended 5-on-3 Penguins powerplay in overtime).

As Penguins fans will be lightning-quick to point out, “OH MY GOD Sidney Crosby is injured! Why hasn’t NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman put the 2007-2008 season on hold until he recovers? The league can’t have an All-Star Game without Secondary Sid!” Because, like, no other team in the league has to play through injuries. Like, say, the Capitals, who were missing their captain (Chris Clark), their second highest scorer (Michael Nylander, out for the season), and two of their top four defensemen (Shaone Morrisonn and Brian Pothier).

Okay, okay—so the Penguins were also missing their “number one” goalie Marc-Andre Fleury as well as forwards Gary Roberts and Colby Armstrong. Boo-fucking-hoo. Maybe the NHL’s new moisture-proof jerseys will wick away your tears.

Did I mention that the Caps beat the Penguins? Hot holy fuck on ice.