Skins fans wait til next year, Caps dominate Penguins, Wiz look to get back on track, Hoyas face Red Storm in NYC, Colonials look to ascend Atlantic 10 standingsMonday, January 3rd, 2011
The 2010 Washington Redskins season came to an end Sunday at FedEx Field. The New York Giants defeated the Skins for the second time this season. Four turnovers certainly did not help the Skins as they fell 17-14. This season was a roller coaster with a lot of distractions. The lengthy injured reserve roster, the Albert Haynsworth saga and the benching of Donovan McNabb are worth mentioning. The Skins will now use the most common phrase in sports, “There is always next year.”
The Washington Capitals played in one of the most exciting sporting events on New Years Day. The 2011 Brigestone Winter Classic was sold out at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The Caps faced rival Penguins who had beaten the Caps in a dramatic game Dec. 24. After the Pens scored the first goal, it was all Caps. With nearly 70,000 fans watching in person and an outstanding NBC audience in most markets, the Caps scored three unanswered goals and defeated the Penguins, 3-1. The Caps Eric Fehr scored two goals for the good guys. This week the Caps face two Southeast Division opponents when the Tampa Bay Lightning hit the Verizon Center ice Tuesday and the Florida Panthers come to D.C. Saturday.
Two winnable games are coming up this week, so the Wizards can hope to get up to ten wins. After two straight losses, the Washington Wizards look to regain a double-digit win this week as they travel to Philadelphia on Wednesday and return to Verizon Center to face the New Jersey Nets Friday.
After the 86-75 win vs. DePaul on New Years Day, the Georgetown Hoyas look to go two in a row tonight at the world-famous Madison Square Garden in New York. Tonight they face St. John’s on nationally televised ESPN 2 at 7:00 p.m. After tonight’s game, the Hoyas face West Virginia on Saturday at Verizon Center with an 11:00 a.m. tip off.
After two straight wins the George Washington Colonials look to make it three in a row as they face LA Salle on Wednesday at the Charles E. Smith Center in Foggy Bottom.