The Washington Times - April 20, 2012, 12:02PM

Friday

London Fletcher’s re-signing made me wonder: Which players have played the most seasons under Dan Snyder? Answer coming up. #Redskins

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Answer: Chris Samuels and Mike Sellers 10, Ethan Albright and Jon Jansen 9, Ladell Betts, Rock Cartwright and Chris Cooley 8. #Redskins

#Nats 1, #Reds 1. Another low-scoring game. Maybe #MLB should start having Throwback Nights where they let the players take steroids.

Saturday

If would be great if you could rearrange the letters in #Holtby to spell Halak. #Caps #NHL

After that high stick, you almost wish Carlson had a little Chuck Wepner in him. The #Caps need more bleeders. #NHL

For those wondering: Have the #Caps ever gone into OT in the first two games of a series? Yes, in 2010 (#Canadiens) and ‘85 (#Isles). #NHL

Both those series were, like this one, in the first round. #Caps lost to #Habs in 7 games and to #Islanders in 5 (in a best-of-5). #NHL

Varly’s goals allowed in his first 4 games as the #Caps‘ goalie in the ‘09 playoffs: 1, 0, 2, 0 (vs. NYR). Just to compare him and #Holtby.

Of course, the ‘09 #Rangers weren’t 2nd-seeded and the defending Stanley Cup champs. They were 7th-seeded and pretty punchless. #Caps #NHL

Sunday

1998 redux? The top 4 seeds in the East have already lost home-ice advantage — and the #Caps are playing the #Bruins in the 1st round. #NHL

#The Caps’ victory Saturday was their first playoff road win over a team seeded 2nd or higher since this game in ‘96: http://bit.ly/J1Phg5

In 3 consecutive periods vs. the #Penguins, the #Flyers scored more goals (3-4-4) than the #Caps have in 2 games vs. the #Bruins (2). Yikes.

Is it just me, or do the #Penguins goaltenders have that General Custer look? #Flyers #NHL #Caps

#Giants closer Brian Wilson is looking at elbow surgery. 50 bucks to the surgeon if, while Wilson is out cold, he gives him a shave. #MLB

Monday

According to @JGWhiteAP, jury selection in the Roger Clemens trial is taking longer than a Robinson Cano at bat. #Yankees #MLB

Sorry, but it always feels more like a playoff game when you’re playing an Original Six team like the #Bruins#Caps #NHL

Am I the only one who thinks Claude Julien looks like Bruce Boudreau’s less-fun older brother? You know, kind of a Shemp Boudreau. #Caps

The #Bruins, struggling with the hockey part of it, resort to some hair mussing as the 1st period horn sounds. No blood drawn. #Caps #NHL

Did you see Lucic knock Backstrom’s helmet off in that scrum? Wonder if the #B’s were told, in Gregg Williams fashion, to “affect the head.” #Caps

The more I watch Lucic tonight, the more I think he got woken up early this a.m. by the sound of a chambermaid’s vacuum. #Caps #Bruins #NHL

Dennis Seidenberg, 2 minutes for clotheslining. After a brief delay to retrieve Backstrom’s head, the #Caps go to the power play. #Bruins

Tuesday

The #Bruins are probably hoping that if Nick Backstrom doesn’t get suspended, the NHL at least takes away his Ikea charge card. #Caps

The more I replay that ceremonial first pitch by @LaVarArrington, the more I’m convinced the bottom just fell out of his splitter. #Nats

That said, LaVar’s effort ranks right up there with President Ford banking a tee shot off a spectator’s forehead. #Nats

About the only thing better than a 3-hour #NFL Schedule Release Show is a 4-hour ankle-taping competition. #NFLNetwork

By the way, a 3-hour #NFL Schedule Release Show may be the best argument yet against expanding the season to 18 games. #NFLNetwork

Here’s hoping the #NFL Network’s 3-hour Schedule Release Show isn’t followed by a Preseason Schedule Release Show. #Redskins

What’s worse than 3 hours of discussion about the #NFL schedule? How about a reality show in which Rex Ryan poses as a podiatrist? #Jets

I’d be interested to know how much trade for the No. 2 pick (and presumably #RG3) might have impacted on the #Redskins‘ schedule. #NFL

The #Redskins haven’t had 3 of their first 4 on the road since Marty’s 0-5 start in 2001, FWIW. #NFL

At #Giants and at #Steelers back to back (Weeks 7 and 8)? That’s nasty. #Redskins

Notice the #Redskins play 5 of their 6 division games in the last 7 weeks. So if #RG3 doesn’t start right away, he can still impact things.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Schedules always look worse on paper. #Redskins #NFL

#Redskins have trips to Cleveland and Philly in latter part of December. Wonder how much #RG3 has played in cold weather. #NFL

After the #Redskins‘ Week 10 bye, their most winnable game is on the road (at #Browns). Rough finishing stretch, including #Ravens#NFL

You’ll know the #Redskins have had a decent season if one of those 1 o’clock December games gets flexed to Sunday night. If not … yikes.

Bountygate suspensions or not, New Orleans is a snake pit. #Saints were 1 of only 3 teams to go 8-0 at home last season. #Redskins  beware.

In his last two starts, the #Nats have given Gio a grand total of three runs (so far). “Gonzalez” must be Spanish for “Holtby.” #Caps

Was just reading that 705 people survived the Titanic sinking. So I Googled “attendance 705.” It turned up this: http://usat.ly/I4wzUU  #Army

According to this Titanic article I’m reading, Teddy Roosevelt had a “right-hand man” named Archie Butt. No wonder Teddy never wins. #Nats

#Nats 9-3, #Orioles 7-4. I’m dreamin’ of a MARC Train World Series. (Hopeless romantic that I am.) #MLB

When Ozzie Guillen made his return tonight, I’m hoping he was smart enough not to mention what he thought of Vlad the Impaler. #Marlins  #MLB

A one-game suspension for Nicky? That’s it. From now on, he’s Nicklas “The Hammer” Backstrom. #Caps  #Bruins #NHL

It’s clear from Shanahan’s ruling that he thinks one of the #NHL’s biggest problems right now is Those Incorrigible Swedes. #Caps

With Backstrom out, I guess the #Bruins will have to spend Game 4 hitting Mike Green in the head. It’s a game of adjustments. #Caps  #NHL

Backstrom gets a one-game suspension, and all Peverley ends up having to do is, what, squirt some Windex on his visor? #Caps  #Bruins #NHL

Jamie Moyer just became the oldest #MLB pitcher to win a game (49 years, 150 days) — pending the carbon dating results on El Duque. #Yanks

Wednesday

9-3, #Penguins, after 2. But you’ve gotta figure that missed extra point is going to come back to haunt them. #Flyers #NHL

I’d say the #Penguins‘ game plan tonight was drawn up by Don Coryell, but unfortunately he’s dead. #Flyers #NHL

By the way, I can’t tell if that’s a crowd at the #Nats game or the spillover from the Clemens jury pool. Shame. #MLB #Astros

When was the last time an #NHL playoff game was higher scoring than that year’s All-Star Game? #Pens and #Flyers need only 10 more goals.

The Nats are 10-3. The last time a Washington baseball team got off to that kind of start (1951), Sammy Baugh was QB’ing the #Redskins.

On the night the #Nats go to 10-3, the #Penguins lead the #Flyers 10-3. Which is more improbable? #NHL #MLB

When was the last time a dozen or more goals were scored in 3 straight games in a playoff series? #Pens and #Flyers have gone 13-12-13. #NHL

I mean, if you’d put cardboard cutouts of goalies in front of the nets in this series, would the #Pens and #Flyers have scored any more?

The #Penguins scored so many unanswered goals in tonight’s game, the #Flyers probably forgot what the question was. #NHL

The #Flyers showed a lot of class tonight by not asking for a recount. Let the healing begin. #Penguins #NHL

Who’s been around longer, Davey Johnson or Sergei Gonchar (who scored the equalizer for the #Senators a little bit ago)? #NHL #Nats #Caps

Paul Pierce had a 43-point game Tuesday at age 34. Not bad, huh? Well, Bernard King had NINE 40-point games for #Bullets at 34+. #Wizards

Michael Jordan, meanwhile, had eight 40-point games for #Wizards at 38+. Here’s the list of King and Jordan’s games: http://bit.ly/JkNB1p

Thursday

The #Colts have reportedly made it official: Andrew Luck is their man. So now #Redskins will have to decide between #RG3 and Tannehill. :)

#RG3 might have an ego? Tom Brady, a SIXTH-rounder, told #Patsowner: “I’m the best decision this organization has ever made.” #Redskins

#RG3 might have an ego? As Jack Nicholson would say, “Sell humble someplace else. We’re all stocked up here.” #Redskins  #NFL

Michael Jordan won six NBA titles. Did you see his Hall of Fame speech? How’d ya like that ego? #RG3 #Redskins

Speaking of MJ, he scored more points in All-Star Games (262) than #NFL HOFer Bud Grant did in his 2-year NBA career (249). #Vikings  #Trivia

Headin’ to the #Caps game tonight. I’d recommend that the folks at the D.C. Blood Bank do the same. #Bruins #NHL

Instead of notices about their good deeds, wish I’d get ONE email saying: “The #Caps wives + g-friends are drinking margaritas by the pool.”

Just what the #Caps needed, a quick goal from Marcus Johansson to let the #Bruins know: We’re still here. #NHL

Encouraging: We’re almost 4 minutes into the game, and nobody has required a transfusion. #Caps #Bruins #NHL

#Caps lead 1-0, but Game 4 feels like the last 40 minutes of Game 3. #Bruins getting too many chances. #NHL

The scoring’s dead even in this #Caps#Bruins series — 6-6. Of course, if you’re talking onside goals, the #Caps have a 6-5 edge. #NHL

The #Caps seem to be getting by OK without their enforcer, Nicklas “The Hammer” Backstrom. #Bruins #NHL

In case you’re wondering, Peverley’s goal is the first Holtby has allowed in the first period in his 4-game playoff career. #Caps  #Bruins

The #Bruins are playing like they want to end this series in 5 games. #Caps aren’t playing with nearly that urgency. A mystery. #NHL

I’m pretty sure this power play of the #Caps‘ is wind powered. Awful. #Bruins #NHL

The #Caps never cease to confound. They call themselves a “desperate” team after Game 3, then get outshot 14-3 in the 1st period of Game 4.

I know he isn’t big on histrionics, but it would be a good idea between periods if Dale Hunter, um, raised his voice. #Caps  #Bruins

Ovie just took a run at Chara. It was like hitting a Sequoia. #Caps #Bruins #NHL

Friday

Famous No. 4s: Lou Gehrig, Brett Favre, Adrian Dantley, Bobby Orr and (you’ll NEVER guess this one) http://bit.ly/JoqIXU #MLB #NFL #NBA #NHL