A Stanley Cup championship banner rose to the rafters at the home of the Washington Capitals for the first time, and everyone in attendance Wednesday night got to relive the sheer excitement of it all.
Alex Ovechkin's initial shot clanged off the post. When the puck bounced back to him, he hit nothing but net to break a 3-3 tie in Pittsburgh and give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 advantage in the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal series.
A winner was determined in regulation for the first time in the NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinal series as the Washington Capitals won their second straight game to pull even with the Columbus Blue Jackets at two games apiece.
Crystal Dunn, a rising star with the top-ranked U.S. women's national soccer team, has left the Washington Spirit to sign with English club Chelsea, the second prominent player to depart since the National Women's Soccer League final three months ago.