Caps don't impress
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in Boston Thursday was exactly the type of game the Capitals wanted. Give them credit, they sacrificed their bodies blocking dozens of shots and kept themselves in the game with physical play and tight defense.
With that said that's not the way to beat the Bruins in the postseason. The defending Stanley Cup Champions are one of if not the toughest team in the entire league and trying to slug it out with them just won't work. Add to that the fact that the Capitals still loss despite just about everything going right for them.
Washington is not a confident postseason group and trying to out-physical the champs is going to equal a first round exit in five games.
Scott sounds off again
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Luke Scott has torn into Boston yet again. Recently Scott blasted Red Sox fans, and this week he had Fenway Park on his mind.
"As a baseball player, going there to work, it's a dump," said Scott. "I mean, it's old. It does have a great feel and nostalgia, but at the end of the day, I'd rather be at a good facility where I can get my work in. A place where I can go hit in the cage, where I have space and it's a little more comfortable to come to work.
You're packed in like sardines there. It's hard to get your work in. ... You have to go to their weight room if you want to lift. From a fan's perspective, it's probably pretty cool to go see a game at a historic park. But from a player's point of view, it's not a place where you want to go to work."
Scott may be looking for attention but he's right this time. Fenway is a dump and unfortunately it's not going anywhere ever.
-Compiled by Nick Curcuru