Tens of thousands of red-clad Capitals fans partied in the streets Thursday night to celebrate the franchise's first Stanley Cup and the city's first title in the major four professional sports since 1992.
Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Wednesday night.
Bill Rabinowitz is the Ohio State football beat writer for the Columbus Dispatch. He's also the author of a book about the Buckeyes' 2014 national championship season titled "The Chase: How Ohio State Captured the First College Football Playoff." With Maryland set to play at the No. 1 Buckeyes for Ohio State's homecoming game Saturday, he was kind enough to answer a few questions to preview the game.
A little more than a month ago, the Washington Capitals called a players-only meeting in search of a wake-up call. Off to the fourth-worst start in franchise history at 2-8-1, they sat in last place in the NHL, five points out of a playoff spot.