Opening daze and playoff puzzles: week of 3/28/10

In front of a crowd of 20,664, D.C. United’s new head coach Curt Onalfo made his RFK Stadium debut at the home opener on Saturday night. The New England Revolution turned to be Kenny Mansally show, as he scored two goals in the 80th and the 82nd min. That took the lead 2-0, and it was the final score of the game.

Also this week the Wizards snapped their 16- game-losing streak with a win over the New Orleans Hornets 96-91. They then lost the next night to the Chicago Bulls 95-87. There are seven games left in this season’s campaign.

On Tuesday, the Capitals lost in overtime 5-4 to the Ottawa Senators. They then won their next two games against the Atlanta Thrashers 2-1, and the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2. The Caps have four games left on their schedule, with a fourth and final meeting with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday at 7 p.m. It will be nationally televised on Versus .

As the NHL and NBA seasons are entering the playoffs, Monday, April 5, is Opening Day for Major League Baseball. The Washington Nationals begin their season at today at Nationals Park with a 1 p.m. first pitch vs. the Philadelphia Phillies. John Lannan takes the mound for the Nats against Roy Holliday for the Phillies. Rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg is starting in the minors, for more practice with the Nats AA affiliate, the Harrisburg Senators.

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