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Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer taps T.J. Oshie as they leave the ice after the team's 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday in Washington. (Associated Press)

Grubauer records first career shutout in Capitals’ 3-0 win over Avalanche

- The Washington Times

It was a night the started with a tribute to goaltender Braden Holtby, the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy winner and recent winner of his 150th win. But the night ended with a celebration of a different goaltender, backup Philipp Grubauer, who recorded his first career shutout in the Washington Capitals’ 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Carl Hagelin, left, checks Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Pittsburgh, Pa. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

Penguins begin title defense with win over Capitals

- Associated Press

Phil Kessel beat Braden Holtby in the fourth round of a shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins began the defense of their Stanley Cup with a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2016, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) talks with head coach Mike Sullivan during an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with another concussion and there is no timetable for his return. General manager Jim Rutherford made the announcement Monday, Oct. 10, 2016,  as the team prepared for its regular-season opener Thursday night at home against Washington.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) **FILE**

Penguins star Sidney Crosby diagnosed with concussion

- Associated Press

Pittsburgh superstar Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with another concussion just days before an NHL season in which the Penguins are expected to make a strong run at repeating as Stanley Cup champion.

The first outer bands of rain from Hurricane Matthew pass over downtown Orlando, Fla., Thursday evening, Oct. 6, 2016. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Uncertainty over Hurricane Matthew still affecting sports

- Associated Press

Fear of the damage that powerful Hurricane Matthew may cause prompted two college football postponements Thursday, and had the NFL plotting just-in-case scenarios for games scheduled in Tampa and Miami this weekend.

The GOES East satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and taken Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at 9:15 a.m. EDT, shows Hurricane Matthew about 220 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. Hurricane Matthew roared across the southwestern tip of Haiti with 145 mph winds Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, uprooting trees and tearing roofs from homes in a largely rural corner of the impoverished country as the storm headed north toward Cuba and the east coast of Florida. (NOAA via AP)

Hurricane Matthew shaking up sports docket

- The Washington Times

Hurricane Matthew’s looming impact on Florida and the rest of the East Coast had basketball, hockey and football teams on edge Wednesday, with some colleges canceling or postponing games while the NFL held out hope the storm would veer off before a crowded slate of Sunday contests.

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