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D.C.: A lot more than five for fighting

Basketball

This week from the Capitals (& Tom Wilson), Wizards

May 06, 2021
Source: Bruce Bennett, Pool Photos/USA TODAY Sports
Source: Bruce Bennett, Pool Photos/USA TODAY Sports

🏒Capitals: Capital Tom Wilson’s actions in Monday’s game led to the chippiness in yesterday’s rematch with the New York Rangers. Fights broke out immediately and Wilson left after the first period with a supposed upper-body injury.

What’s next: The postseason. But we still have a lot of questions heading into it. Will captain Alex Ovechkin be healthy? He didn’t play last night and left Monday’s contest after playing just one shift. Not good.

  • That’s not all. Goaltender Ilya Samsonov and center Evgeny Kuznetsov were late to a team function and didn’t play Monday for disciplinary reasons. Even worse, Kuznetsov then landed on the COVID-19 protocol list for the second time this season. C’mon.

🏀Wizards: Over on the hardwood, the Wizards lost a tough 135–134 battle to the Milwaukee Bucks last night, making tonight’s 7:30 p.m. ET matchup with the Toronto Raptors even more crucial.

The Wiz are one spot ahead of the Raps in the Eastern Conference standings, and both teams are scrambling to grab the coveted 10th seed. It’s showtime.