- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 20, 2009


“They’re trying their stinking best. But this isn’t a ‘try’ league. It’s a ‘do’ league.” - Nationals catcher Josh Bard on the bullpen


Rachel Alexandra

The super filly didn’t lap the field like she did against her peers, but she still beat the colts (including Mine That Bird) in the Preakness.

Stan Van Gundy

Who’s the master of panic now? Van Gundy’s Magic are in the Eastern Conference finals after beating the Celtics in seven.

Chauncey Billups

The Nuggets point guard became one of only five players since 1970 to appear in seven straight conference finals.

Carlos Delgado

Torn labrum and other hip injuries shelve the Mets first baseman for eight-plus weeks. Aubrey Huff or Nick Johnson, anyone?

Tony Kornheiser

His value to “Monday Night Football” was always a subject of debate, but maybe he can enliven the D.C. talk radio scene again.


Some goalies are great all the time. Here’s a look at some guys who are/were different goalies in the playoffs:

1. Billy Smith - His goals-against average dropped by a half-goal in the postseason, helping the Islanders win four straight Stanley Cups.

2. Chris Osgood - Still playing for the Red Wings, he has a 2.14 GAA in the playoffs.

3. Cam Ward - The Hurricanes goalie won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 2006 and could do it again.

4. Marc-Andre Fleury - An above-average goalie during the season, he turns it on this time of year.

5. Ken Dryden - He went 80-32 as his Canadiens won six Cups.

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