The Week of October 18th
In Basketball, the Washington Wizards are playing their final preseason game tonight at Chicago. The Wizards enter their eighth and final preseason game with a respectable 4 and 3 record.
Last season, Washington won just 19 games in the regular season and had 63 losses. They had the worst record in the Eastern Conference.
In Hockey, the Washington Capitals are on a three game winning streak. The Caps beat the Nashville Predators in a 3 to 2 shoot-out victory.
Alexander Ovechkin scored all of Washington’s goals. The “Great 8” had 2 goals in regulation and one in the shootout to earn his first hat trick and win the game.
Last night, the Capitals traveled to Atlanta where they beat the Thrashers 5 to 4. The second period began with the game tied at 2 all, until Jeff Shultz, Matt Bradley, and Chris Clark all scored within two minutes of each of other. Caps goalie Simeon Varlamov was able to hold Atlanta to only two more scores to get his fourth win of the season.
Finally, in Football, the Washington Redskins lost to the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday. The final score was 6 to 14.
The Redskins’ only scores came from a pair of field goals in the third period. Quarterback Jason Campbell was replaced by back-up Todd Collins for the second half of the game.
Head Coach Jim Zorn was recently forced to give up his play calling duties to Sherman Lewis. In a bit of breaking news, Redskins’ executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato announced today that Zorn will remain head coach for the remainder of the season.