My name is Carter LaCorte and I am a 5th grader from Long Island, NY. I started this blog so I could write articles about the NHL and MLB. My favorite teams are the New York Yankees and the New York Islanders.
On Thursday, April 28th, 2016, the Washington Capitals faced the Pittsburgh Penguins in game one of round 2 in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Penguins goaltender Matt Murray had made many good saves until a shot by Jason Chimera forces Murray to give up a rebound and it's buried by Andre Burakovsky 1-0 Washington. John Carlson and Chimera get assists. That was the only goal of the 1st. In the second period, a nice play by the Penguins' Nick Bonino forces Washington defensemen Nate Schmidt and Dmitry Orlov to collide and then Bonino's shot is saved by goalie Braden Holtby and defenseman Ben Lovejoy gets the rebound 1-1. Bonino and Carl Hagelin get assists. Not much later a wicked backhander by Evgeni Malkin hits the post and goes in 2-1 Pittsburgh. Assists go to Chris Kunitz and Kris Letang. But the Penguins didn't have the lead for long as T.J. Oshie scores unassisted and the Capitals tie it up. That's the last of the goals in the 2nd. Quickly in the 3rd, Oshie scores again making it a 3-2 game. Alex Ovechkin gets the only assist. About 5 minutes later, Bonino scores his first goal of the postseason. 3-3. Assists go to Hagelin and Phil Kessel. The game then went to overtime. Almost half way through, A wrap around chance for Oshie appears to go in, and the review shows so, and Oshie completes the hatrick, and Washington wins game 1 4-3.
Other scores: No other NHL game. MLB: A's 3, Tigers 7. Brewers 2, Cubs 7. Phillies 3, Nationals 0. White Sox 2, Orioles 10. Braves 5, Red Sox 3. Cardinals 0, D-backs 3. Marlins 5, Dodgers 3. And Pirates and Rockies postponed.