Digest: Capitals beat Penguins in OT after blowing late two-goal lead

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Kevin Shattenkirk scored 3:13 into overtime and the Washington Capitals overcame a late collapse in regulation to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, on Monday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Washington drew within 2-1 in the series when Shattenkirk's shot from the point zipped by Marc-Andre Fleury's blocker. Game 4 is Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

The Penguins played most of the game without star Sidney Crosby, who left in the first period after taking a hit to the head from Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen.

Washington appeared to be in control thanks to goals by Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetzov. The lead vanished in the final two minutes of the third when Evgeni Malkin and Justin Schultz scored in a 48-second span to force overtime.

Women's college basketball

Former Terp Slocum heading to Oregon St.

Former Maryland women's basketball point guard Destiny Slocum will transfer to Oregon State, she announced Monday night. "After a lot of prayer and thought, I'm excited to announce my commitment to Oregon State University! I can't wait to be apart of this amazing program, it is definitely something special," she wrote on Twitter. Slocum, who was named the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's National Freshman of the Year after helping lead the Terps to the Big Ten Conference tournament title and a Sweet 16 appearance, announced she was transferring from Maryland in early April. Corvallis, Ore., is about 430 miles from Slocum's hometown of Meridian, Idaho. During the season, Slocum told The Baltimore Sun that she initially thought Maryland was too far away from her family; as a highly touted point guard, she initially committed to Washington.

—Jonas Shaffer

Varsity girls lacrosse

Donovan, Barger, Robbins are named All-Americans

McDonogh's Margaret Donovan, Notre Dame Prep's Keegan Barger and Severn's Brooke Robbins were named Under Armour All-Americans and will play in the 12th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game in July. Donovan, a defender headed for Princeton; Barger, a midfielder going to Johns Hopkins; and Robbins, a defender headed for Maryland join five other local girls named in the first two waves announced last month — McDonogh's Andie Aldave and Catie May, St. Mary's Shelby Harrison, Liberty's Grace Griffin and Centennial's Laurie Bracey. The 44 girls selected from around the country will be divided into North and South teams and square off at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium on July 1. The girls game will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the boys game to follow at 8. No local boys were named in the second or third wave. St. Paul's goalie Alex Rode, who is headed for Virginia, was selected in the first wave. One more wave of players will be announced by the end of May.

—Katherine Dunn

Et cetera

Locals well-represented in Patriot women's lax awards

Loyola Maryland's Jen Adams was named Patriot League women's lacrosse Coach of the Year and Navy's Jenna Collins was named Midfielder of the Year — both for the second straight time. Mids freshman Kelly Larkin was named Rookie of the Year and Boston University senior goalkeeper Caroline Meegan (Dulaney) Defensive Player of the Year. Five Loyola players were named to the All-Patriot League first team: attackers Cami Whiteford (Severn) and Hannah Powers, midfielder Taylor VanThof, and defenders Bailey Mathis and Kristen Yanchoris (Century). Navy landed three players on first team: Collins (River Hill), attacker Morgan Young (Towson High) and defender Blake Smith (Notre Dame Prep). In addition to being the two-time Midfielder of the Year, Collins, a junior, is on the first team for the third time. Two Greyhounds were named to the second team: midfielder Katrina Geiger and goalie Kady Glynn. The Mids also had two second-team selections: Larkin and midfielder Andie O'Sullivan.

—Katherine Dunn

Men's college lacrosse: Maryland moved to the top of the latest RPI rankings. The Terps (10-3) had been No. 3, but leapfrogged Syracuse and Notre Dame for the top spot. After the Orange (11-2) and the Fighting Irish (8-4), Penn State (12-2) and Johns Hopkins (8-5) round out the top five. Towson (8-4) climbed from No. 13 to No. 11. Among area programs, Loyola Maryland (10-5) jumped from No. 20 to No. 15, UMBC (6-7) moved from No. 32 to No. 28, Navy (6-8) slid from No. 40 to No. 46, and Mount St. Mary's (4-10) improved from No. 58 to No. 56.

—Edward Lee

WNBA: Washington Mystics guard Tayler Hill is doubtful for today's preseason opener at the Indiana Fever after injuring her ankle during practice, according to coach Mike Thibault. The No. 4 pick in the 2013 draft indicated the injury, which occurred after Hill landed awkwardly and rolled her left foot, was not serious. Washington will also be without starters Emma Meesseman and Kristi Toliver (Maryland) against the Fever. Both are playing with the same Russian Premier League team and aren't expected back until next week. Reserve point guard Ivory Latta also won't play today, Thibault said, so she can rest her surgically repaired right knee.

—Gene Wang, The Washington Post

Professional golf: PGA Tour Champions rookie and former major champion David Toms has committed to play in the Constellation Senior Players Championship, the fourth major of the year, set to be held July 11-16 at Caves Valley Golf Club. A winner of 13 PGA Tour titles, including the 2001 PGA Championship, Toms also competed on four U.S. Presidents Cup teams and three U.S. Ryder Cup teams.

Women's college basketball: Maria Marchesano was named head coach at Mount St. Mary's. Marchesano comes to the Mountaineers after one year as an associate head coach at IUPUI, where she helped guide the team to its most wins in a season in program history in 2016-17, as the Jaguars finished 24-9 overall and 12-4 in Summit League play to earn a berth in the Women's National Invitation Tournament.

Women's college volleyball: Maryland sophomore opposite hitter Angel Gaskin was selected as one of 36 players who will train and compete as part of the U.S. Collegiate National Team-Minneapolis program. The group will train at the University of Minnesota from June 22-26. Afterward, the athletes will be assigned to one of three 12-member teams and compete in a round-robin format in Minneapolis from June 27-30.

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