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Matthew Paras

Matthew Paras

Matthew Paras is a digital sports writer for the Washington Times, covering the Washington Capitals and whatever else is needed. Originally from Chicago, he attended DePaul University and was the editor in chief of the student newspaper, The DePaulia. He had previous internships with the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Northwest Herald. He can be reached at

Articles by Matthew Paras

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, celebrates scoring the game winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with teammates, T.J. Oshie (77), John Carlson (74), Marcus Johansson (90), from Sweden, and Karl Alzner (27) during the third period of Game 5 in the second-round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Washington. The Capitols won 4-2. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Barry Trotz: No room to not be at our best in Game 6

After helping stave off elimination with a 4-2 win over the Penguins in Game 5, forward Evgeny Kuznetsov was told some of his teammates said the Capitals had played tight earlier in the series. Published May 7, 2017

Alabama's Jonathan Allen, left, poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Washington Redskins during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Redskins at 50-1 to win Super Bowl

The Washington Redskins strengthened up their defense with Jonathan Allen and Ryan Anderson during the NFL draft, but oddsmakers say the Alabama duo hasn't moved them any closer to winning the Super Bowl. Published May 3, 2017

Fans gather for the 2017 NFL football draft, Saturday, April 29, 2017, on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

London Fletcher, Drew Pearson egg on Eagles fans during NFL draft

Former Redskins linebacker London Fletcher and Cowboys receiver Drew Pearson spent their careers making countless plays against the Philadelphia Eagles. At the NFL Draft in Philadelphia on Saturday, Fletcher and Pearson made sure Philly fans knew it. Published May 1, 2017