Zac Boyer

Skirmish afterward. Johansson was pummeling Martin on the Stanley Cup logo. Brouwer was holding someone down.

Mike Prada

There’s a stronger drive by MCW.

Mike Prada

Carter-Williams has to become more explosive on drives. He slows himself down with bad technique, then gets bumped off his line too easily

Zac Boyer

Islanders win, 3-1.

Zac Boyer

Clutterbuck empty-netter with 52.6 remaining. Game 7 on Monday.

Mike Prada

Second time Noah has made himself useful by screening off a help defender on a Dunleavy bucket

Zac Boyer

I think Brock Nelson has lost his helmet three times today. Chinstrap, buddy.

Mike Prada

Wow, the Chicago student section is loud today

Zac Boyer

Under four minutes remaining. Some time still, but Holtby watch is on.

Zac Boyer

Overhead replay shows Beagle's attempt hit the crossbar and died on impact, falling straight down behind Halak.

Zac Boyer

Ovechkin hits Tavares hard in left corner, and somehow the puck squirts back to Kulemin for the goal. No idea how. Replays focused on hit.

Mike Prada

Hawks vs. Nets 2015 final score: 3 things we learned in Atlanta's offensive collapse sbnation.com/e/8261486?utm_… http://t.co/BfxyV1bQxZ

Zac Boyer

After that Game 3 OT mishap, every time Holtby's had a choice between putting the puck down or freezing it, he's kept it every time.

Ben Standig

Chris Webber discussed the Wizards probably watching the Hawks lose & noting they could rest before a semifinal matchup. That just happened.

Mike Prada

Sad watching Jeff Teague now

Mike Prada

Guessing Brooklyn will switch everything now.

Zac Boyer

I'm making bad jokes all over the Internets today. I blame the cruddy Internet in this building for not letting me delete them quickly.

Mike Prada

The Hawks have not scored since the 2:58 mark of the third quarter.

Mike Prada

Jeff Teague and Dennis Schoreder have been brutal. If I’m Atlanta, I’m worried about them going against the Wizards’ pick and roll coverages

Zac Boyer

End of two periods, tied 1-1. Islanders 27, Capitals 26. New York showing quite a bit of fight there in the last 10 minutes.

Zac Boyer

My ears, plus Donovan shouting and then heading down the tunnel, made me think otherwise. Anyway, he was not happy with Niskanen.

Zac Boyer

I take that back. I was wrong: I heard the original announcement as a disqualification. Donovan was assessed a 10-minute misconduct.

Zac Boyer

Officials have disqualified the Islanders' Matt Donovan.

Mike Prada

Everyone knows to force Thad to go right. Nobody can actually do it.

Mike Prada

Atlanta’s defense is swarming. It’s also the biggest reason I’m tempering expectations for the Wiz in the next round.

Mike Prada

Surprised the Hawks let Brook get that easy a post catch.

Ben Standig

Should mention that Wtttman said Beal is fine. He banged knees with a Raptors player last night.

Jorge Castillo

Asked Wittman how Beal's doing after banging knees with a Raptors player last night. "Fine," he said.

Zac Boyer

Good hustle by Green to get in from the bench and deny Okposo the open opportunity from the blue line.

Mike Prada

If Lopez gets the ball that close against this kind of swarming defense, he has to shoot it.

Zac Boyer

Islanders now 0-for-13 on the power play this series. Had a chance with Ward's stick broken, didn't even matter.

Mike Prada

Used to hate watching Alan Anderson play, but his shot selection is much improved from his Toronto days. Underrated player

Mike Prada

12-point quarter for Brooklyn after a 31-point first

Zac Boyer

Thought it was a deflection, but it looked like Carlson drilled that one off Halak's mask.

Tied up with 4.3 remaining in first period.

Zac Boyer

Tavares slash on Kuznetsov. Knocked him on the wrist. One would think the Islanders are playing with fire here, but at 1-for-12, eh.

Zac Boyer

Islanders, Halak under duress during that power play, but they killed it off. Johansson air-mailed a rebound from four feet.

Mike Prada

Which is to say: yes, Atlanta’s been unusually cold from three. But if I’m coaching vs ATL, I’ll live if those 3 aren’t beating me from deep

Zac Boyer

Penalty on Kulemin, who somehow got whistled for cross-checking after he broke the handle off his stick.

Mike Prada

Part of the issue with Atlanta is who is taking these threes. Korver/Millsap/Carrol have taken just 3 of their 12 triples.

Zac Boyer

Niskanen's attempt with maybe one second left in that power play was basically all the Capitals had there. Now 1-for-11 this series.

Zac Boyer

Er, with 6:54 remaining.

Zac Boyer

Strait for a high stick on Ward at 6:54. Capitals are 1-for-10 on the power play this series; were at 25.3 percent during the season.

Mike Prada

Frankly, seems like Bazemore is the guy messing Atlanta’s spacing up the most.

Zac Boyer

Islanders, 1-0, at 6:57. Tavares came in from the right side, swooped in front of Carlson at the right circle and had Nelson screening.

Mike Prada

You never saw the Hawks get caught with overlapping cuts killing their spacing in the regular season

Mike Prada

Why did Hollins take out Bogdanovic to play the Jack/Deron backcourt?

Bradley Beal

Beal Boys #FOE !!! actionfigure7 @gotdamnbb_68 @bigdealbeal60 @byronbeal instagram.com/p/16OLXFKUGy/

Zac Boyer

Two on one, Backstrom and Ward on new defenseman Mayfield, and Halak casts aside Ward's opportunity.

Zac Boyer

Latta "chatting" with Martin all the way back to their benches.

Mike Prada

Why is Kent Bazemore trying to take someone off the dribble?

Mike Prada

That possession, by contrast, was good Nets defense.

Mike Prada

A possession like that is not good defense. It’s just weirdly shaky execution, particularly from Teague.

Bradley Beal

Have you ever just sat there and realized how blessed you are?

Mike Prada

Atlanta’s offense should not be struggling this much.

Zac Boyer

Anders Lee, sixth among rookies with 41 points, second on the Islanders with 25 goals in regular season, looks to be a scratch.

Rashad Mobley

The Penn Relays are on NBC. @colewiley are you getting your fix?

Zac Boyer

Same Capitals lineups: Ovechkin/Backstrom/Ward, Johansson/Kuznetsov/Chimera, Burakovsky/Beagle/Brouwer; Laich/Latta/Wilson. No Glencross.

Jorge Castillo

Gooden theorized Porter has improved because Pierce didn’t practice much at end of season so Porter had to guard Gooden at the 3.

Zac Boyer

Everyone on the ice for warm-ups. Glencross skating, as is the usual even in the playoffs for scratches.

Ben Standig

Gooden said he played SF in practices late in season when Pierce rested. "That's probably why Otto got better. He had to guard me."

Zac Boyer

Pucks being flung onto ice. Warm-ups are nigh.

Ben Standig

Now with the 3-0 guys http://t.co/xh6eMD9X6b

Zac Boyer

And, the last six games between the teams here have gone to overtime, but we'll just never speak of that again.

Zac Boyer

From Oct. 8, 1997 through March 6, 2001, the Capitals won every game they played at Nassau Coliseum. That was a nine-game winning streak.

Zac Boyer

The Capitals were winless in their first 19 games in the building, from Jan. 2, 1975 through Dec. 23, 1982. Seventeen defeats, two ties.

Ben Standig

Dwane Casey: "The biggest difference in their smaller unit... it's Otto Porter. He's the guy that's made big plays. " #WizardsTalk #hoyas

Zac Boyer

A little number-crunching: Entering today, the Capitals and Islanders have played 116 total games at Nassau Coliseum. Washington is 53-61-2.

Ben Standig

Looks like Cleveland has a QB. Seriously, look how LeBron throws this. RT @Baxter Holmes: LeBron is not human: vine.co/v/eWhhnDI21zZ

Zac Boyer

Also, potential debuting Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock is from Dauphin, Manitoba, population of 8,251 and hometown of one Barry Trotz.

Jorge Castillo

Gooden: "I got the green light from my coaches & my teammates. I mean, neon green light. They’re actually mad at me when I don’t shoot it."

Zac Boyer

The Islanders could have Matt Donovan and Ryan Pulock pair up today. Neither has played in the postseason; Pulock would be making NHL debut.

Ben Standig

Lowry on Wizards: "Their guards are playing well. Their bigs are playing defense extremely well. Their game planning has been on point."

Ben Standig

DeRozan today: "Everything that could go bad for us has went bad for us in these three games. Luck got to turn for us at some point."

Ben Standig

By the numbers: No stretch which Wizards lineup rocks Raptors and not just with points. csnwashington.com/basketball-was… #WizardsTalk

Zac Boyer

So, I thought there was no way the Capitals played seven 3 p.m. games this season. They couldn't be 5-2. They're 2-1.

Rashad Mobley

DC Council Round 1, Game 3: Wizards vs. Raptors — The Odd Couple Has Arrived: truthaboutit.net/2015/04/dc-cou… #wizards, #wizraps

Ben Standig

Spotted at Farragut Square http://t.co/PA2GtN3RlA

Zac Boyer

Barry Trotz spoke for 24 seconds. No lineup changes. Team is 5-2 in 3 p.m. starts this year. Now you know.

Zac Boyer

To that point, @KatieStrangESPN wrote about the pending layoff of 40 full-time and 2,500 part-time employees: es.pn/1D93xgB

Zac Boyer

“We’re gonna be back,” that gentleman said to his colleague. “New management’s coming in and they’re gonna need people. I guarantee it.”

Zac Boyer

The sad side of all the arena-closing talk: One worker, pushing a mop and bucket down the concourse, comforted another on losing their jobs.

Mike Prada

Finally watched the Kawhi Show. What a game. What a player. Clippers need to kick their offensive pace back into gear.

Ben Standig

I guess not everybody got this the first time. twitter.com/TMZ_Sports/sta…

Ben Standig

Wizards frustrating someone other than Randy Wittman ow.ly/M6Fn8 #WizardsTalk (from @keelydivenCSN)

Kris Humphries

I have and always will support Bruce hence #Gottadoyou. Now recognize I was too vague and sincerely apologize for the way this came across.

Ben Standig

Wizards On/Off stats per 48 minutes Beal: On (+4.7) Off (+33.2) Wall: On (10.6) Off (-6.4) Porter: On (17.0) Off (-11.1)

Andrew Sharp

Reading @runofplay on Steph Curry is a pretty fantastic way to spend 10 minutes. grantland.com/the-triangle/t…

Paul Pierce

http://t.co/W2DIiVDan8

Mike Prada

39 awesome Tim Duncan facts on his 39th birthday. Fun read from @poundingtherock poundingtherock.com/2015/4/25/8495…

Ben Standig

My latest NFL mock draft is an extreme, trade-heavy version with plausible moves and picks, but all at once. csnwashington.com/redskinsblog/n…

Jorge Castillo

Last night, Paul Pierce did what he came to Washington to do: wpo.st/F_dE0

Mike Prada

The Clippers learned the hard way that Kawhi Leonard is also an elite offensive player. sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/25/… vine.co/v/eW71QdHM6mp

Ben Standig

The more I watch GIFs I watch showing the Raps playing horrible D the more I wonder when Haslett joined their coaching staff #toosoon?

Bradley Beal

If you believe it and expect it, He will do it !!! Have a blessed day !!