May 05

Caps Lose Third Straight, Taken to Brink

  The Washington Capitals lost their third straight contest to the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night 3-2 in OT. The Caps jumped out first and played a pretty even game, although the defensive effort was severely lacking. Besides John Carlson and Matt Niskanen, the defensive corps of the Caps proved to be their undoing. Dmitry Orlov struggled throughout the night and Mike Weber set up the game winner for the Pens. 
Jay Beagle scored the first of Game Four on a sharp angle shot from the left of the net. The Pens then scored two straight from Sidney Crosby and Matt Cullen. The third period would see many chances for both teams, however, the game would require overtime. The Caps would fall to a 3-game deficit in the series off of a goal from Patric Hornqvist. The final score was 3-2. 

Braden Holtby played well, however, he did not have the blue line support that he needed to secure a win, allowing three goals on 33 shots. Matthew Murray would win yet another playoff game with a 34-save performance for Pittsburgh. 

The Capitals fall to (5-5) and face elimination this Saturday at 7:15 in DC. Hopefully, the Caps can defy history and pull out a series win. 

May 03

Nationals Lineup: 4/3/2016

Here is tonight’s lineup for the Washington Nationals in Game Two against the Kansas City Royals: Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Orioles lineup: 5/3/2016

The Baltimore Orioles start their first series against the New York Yankees this season.  The Orioles have placed JJ Hardy on the disabled list and have recalled Ryan Flaherty.  Flaherty is in the lineup today.

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May 03

Capitals Robbed in Pittsburgh

  The Washington Capitals dominated play in Game Three of their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins. However, they were unable to come up with a win, falling to the Pens 3-2. Led by Matthew Murray’s solid goaltending, the Penguins outlasted the surging Capitals to scrape out a win and take a 2-1 series lead. 
The Penguins opened the game with goals from Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl. Into the second, Carl Hagelin gave his team a 3-0 advantage over the Presidents Trophy team that sent the Caps into survival mode. The team finally got on the board in the third period with a goal from Alexander Ovechkin, his first of the series. The Caps pulled within one goal with one minute left off of a Justin Williams rebound, but were unable to force OT in Pittsburgh. 

Braden Holtby had a rough night, allowing three goals on 23 shots faced. Murray stopped 47 shots faced, a career high, and was the sole reason for his team winning tonight. The Capitals outshot the Pens 49-23. They fall to (5-4) in the playoffs and will play Game Four in Pittsburgh at 8 Wednesday. 

May 02

Nationals Lineup: 5/2/2016

Here is tonight’s lineup for the Washington Nationals against the Kansas City Royals: Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Orioles lineup: 5/1/2016

The Baltimore and Chicago White Sox play in the final game of a four-game series.  The Orioles lost last night 8 to 7. 

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May 01

Capitals Fall in Game Two to Pittsburgh

  The Washington Capitals were defeated 2-1 Saturday night by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Caused by two extremely slow periods, the Caps had an explosive third period, but fell short at the end of regulation. Braden Holtby kept his team in the game until the final horn, however, that was the most exciting third period of the playoffs so far. 

The Pens jumped to a 1-0 lead in the second off of a goal from Carl Hagelin. The Caps finally got on the board with a goal from Marcus Johannson. The game was sealed with a deflection from ex-Cap Eric Fehr in the last five minutes of regulation and ultimately gave his team the series-tying win. 

Holtby had an impressive 33-save game, with Matt Murray allowing one goal on 24 total shots. The Caps move to (5-3) in the postseason and will travel to Pittsburgh for Game Three on Monday at 8. 

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