After three straight losses, the Washington Capitals have won three straight. More importantly, these victories were against Southeast Division opponents. The night before Thanksgiving, the Caps defeated on the Carolina Hurricanes on the road. On Friday, the Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-0 on home ice. Sunday, a win over the Carolina Hurricanes came in the shoot out as Alexander Ovechkin was the only goal scorer of the shoot out. The Caps open the month of December on the road visiting the St. Louis Blues, and the Dallas Stars before returning home Saturday vs. the Atlanta Thrashers.
The Washington Redskins dropped to 5-6 on the season and 2-4 at FedEx Field as they fell to the Minnesota Vikings 17-13. The Skins had only one turnover in the game to the Vikings’ zero, which was one reason why they lost. One improvement, however, has been the Skins third-down conversions. On Sunday, they went 7-15. Redskins quarter-back, Donovan McNabb went 21-35 throwing 211-yards. He had one touchdown and one interception. The Vikings quarterback is 41-year-old Brett Favre. The 20-year veteran went 15-23 and threw 172 yards. He had no touchdowns or interceptions. Lastly, the Redskins rushing attack was nonexistent – only had 29 rushing yards the whole game.
Next up, The Skins travel to the New Meadowland Stadium and face NFC East opponent the New York Giants for the first time this season. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. on Fox.
In other D.C. sports news, the Washington Wizards fell 100-99 to the Orlando Magic Saturday night due to a successful last second shot by Magic center Dwight Howard. DC United named Ben Olsen as team manager for next season.
Lastly, this Sunday marks the 16th annual BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center. Three games will be taking place starting at 2:30 p.m. University of Florida takes on American University, following that is George Washington vs. Navy, and lastly the University of Maryland takes on the Temple University.