The AHL affiliates for the Caps, Penguins and Flyers had a Twitter war over the weekend

J.J. Regan
NBC Sports Washington

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers are two teams the Capitals don't get along with. Those are rivalries that run deep. How deep? All the way to the AHL.

The Capitals' AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, played Pittsburgh's affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, on Sunday. Prior to the game, Hershey decided to throw some shade in the Penguins' direction.

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The Bears have won more Calder Cups than any team in the AHL. The Penguins, meanwhile, have reached the finals three times, but are 0-3 and have no Calder Cups to their name.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton did not appreciate the jab and responded with this:

Prompting a response for Hershey.

But the Bears weren't done yet.

At the end of the first period, Hershey trailed 2-0 and decided to throw more shade in their rival's direction.

This time it was the Flyers' affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, who responded.

The article the Phantoms linked to is entitled "7 Ways To Deal With Overly Aggressive People."

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As funny as all of this was, it unfortunately backfired for Hershey as they fell to the Penguins 5-1. When the score was 4-1, the Bears tried to get WBS to take their foot off the gas with one last tweet to their rivals.

It's no wonder why the Caps, Penguins and Flyers all hate each other. They are taught about this rivalry even in the minors.

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