- The Washington Times - Friday, April 18, 2008

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In the Room: Corey Masisak weighs in on the Caps as they return home to prepare for Game 5 against the Flyers at Verizon Center.

TODAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

The Yankees arrive in Baltimore in the middle of the AL East pack with the Orioles. 7 p.m., MASN2

TWT FIVE SCORERS IN PHILADELPHIA FLYERS HISTORY

1. Bobby Clarke: Despite battling diabetes, Clarke finished with 1,210 points in a career that spanned at least part of three decades. He scored 116 points in the 1974-75 season when the Flyers won their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

2. Bill Barber: Another member of the Broad Street Bullies, this left wing scored 883 points between 1972 and 1984. He scored 112 points in the 1975-76 season.

3. Brian Propp: One of the best Flyers players of the 1980s, Propp scored 80 or more points five straight years through 1985-86. He scored a league-leading 12 game-winning goals during the 1982-83 season. Propp scored 849 points with the Flyers.

4. Rick MacLeish: The center for the dominant teams in the 1970s, MacLeish scored 100 points in 1972-73 en route to 697 in his Flyers career.

5. Eric Lindros: He is now much-maligned in Philadelphia, but Lindros did score 659 points in his Flyers career, including 115 during the 1995-96 season.

THE BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS

Spurs vs. Suns

This is the most anticipated series of the first round of the NBA playoffs, with the defending champion Spurs playing host in tomorrow’s Game 1 to the sixth-seeded Suns. It’s just like old times with Tim Duncan vs. Shaquille O’Neal.

Wizards vs. Cavaliers

Meanwhile in Cleveland, the Wizards will try to exact some revenge for consecutive playoff series losses to the Cavaliers. This matchup with LeBron and Co., which starts tomorrow afternoon, is the one the Wizards have crowed for.

Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Calzaghe

Hopkins, the 43-year-old, resilient light heavyweight, will be an underdog tomorrow as he squares off against the unbeaten super middleweight champ, who is eight years his junior.

Mets vs. Phillies

The favored teams in the National League East square off at Citizens Bank Park as they try to get to the top of the standings — and past those pesky Marlins. ESPN has the Sunday night game at 8 p.m.

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