Penguins star Sidney Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds to start the second period, pacing the Penguins to a 3-2 win over the Capitals in Game 1 of the best of seven series.
As one offensive player after the next went off the board Thursday night, it became clear that the NFL Draft’s first round was shaping up in the Redskins’ favor. All they needed to complete their dream scenario was a feel-good angle, and they got it.
Crosby and company sized up the lack of fight in the Capitals early in the game, and it wasn’t hard to make that determination. Washington playing at home in the first game of the second round of the playoffs before a juiced up home crowd with the intensity of a game in Edmonton in February.
Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer as part of an 11-run seventh inning, Trea Turner enjoyed another big game at Coors Field and the Washington Nationals routed the Colorado Rockies 16-5 on Thursday.
Very few players reach the NFL without a lot of help. Days before the NFL draft, cornerback prospect Jalen Tabor revisits the D.C. charter school that, along with his family, got him on his way.
The Cleveland Browns selected Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, opting for an exceptional athlete and the consensus best player in the class.
The Redskins signed right tackle Morgan Moses to a 5-year extension expected to make him one of the highest paid players at his position, according to reports.
Of course the Washington Redskins would still use Scot McCloughan’s player evaluations as part of their draft strategy. Why wouldn’t they?
Karl Alzner is still “day-to-day and progressing” despite having missed the last four games. Alzner is out in Game 1 Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Redskins ousted general manager has gone back to running his scouting service, and plenty of teams have asked for his opinions according to an NFL Network report.
Washington coach Scott Brooks did something in Game 5 he never did during the regular season. John Wall made a subtle change, too. The alterations turned out to be crucial.
Maybe it’s just me, but I thought this Washington Wizards squad was better than the playoff version two and three seasons ago.
The win puts the Wizards one game away from moving on to the second round of the NBA playoffs.
Good luck navigating through the top five of Washington’s lineup these days.
Center Lars Eller was added to the roster for this Pittsburgh Penguins series.