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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 [email protected].

Articles by Matthew Paras

Washington Redskins linebacker Martrell Spaight (50) is unable to stop Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Ryan Switzer (10) from returning a punt for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Redskins special teams failing to make plays

"We just haven't had the splash plays on special teams, the momentum-changing plays that you look for, especially in these close games," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. Published December 1, 2017

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, reaches for the puck in front of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Kings strike quickly in 5-2 victory over Capitals

Nine seconds was all the time it took for the Los Angeles Kings to spoil the Capitals' opening of a five-game homestand Thursday, all the time needed to score two goals on back-to-back shifts in a 5-2 win at Capital One Arena. Published November 30, 2017

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) reaches for his headphones during the warm up period before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Jordan Reed, Chase Roullier out vs. Cowboys

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will miss his fifth straight game as he was announced out for Thursday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. Published November 30, 2017