Beninati: Win Streak Continues

Beninati: Win Streak Continues

Friday, January 29, 2010, 11:26 PM

By Joe Beninati
Capitals Play-By-Play

For the first 45 minutes on the air tonight, I was getting the feeling that the Caps long win streak was in jeopardy. The Panthers executed their game-plan very well and the home team was not as crisp as we have seen them recently.

Even with a one-goal lead the Caps were giving up quality chances by the bushel and thankfully Michal Neuvirth bailed them out. The Panthers have had a very nice month of January for themselves. Pete DeBoers team doesnt get overly fancy and they rely upon a world class goalie in Tomas Vokoun. Vokoun, however, has not been his stingy self against the Capitals this year.After Florida tied the score at 1-1, Mike Knuble and Alex Ovechkin crashed the crease and Vokoun began to have issues controlling his rebounds. An Ovechkin stuff attempt glanced in off Knubles skate and Washington had a lead it would never relinquish.A scary moment occurred late in the second period when Mike Green was cleaned out in open ice by Dmitri Kulikov. The 19-year old defender stepped up and hammered Green and their knees locked. Green stayed crumpled on the ice for a couple minutes and needed help to get off the ice, not putting much weight on his right skate. After the game Coach Bruce Boudreau told the media that the Green injury was believed to be more of a charley horse than anything significant to the knee itself.This team has such an incredibly good attitude at the moment. Winning nine straight games would make anyone happy, but theyve managed to stay workmanlike throughout the past few weeks. Its that type of grounded approach that allows them to not be overly satisfied with the success theyve achieved so far.On Sunday afternoon they have the chance to tie a franchise record that has existed on its own for almost 26 years. Craig Laughlin played on that Caps team in 1984. It will be pretty cool to hear his reflections of that team in light of how magical the current Caps appear to be. See you at 3 p.m. Sunday on CSN.

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Redskins vs. Jets Preseason Week 2: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

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Redskins vs. Jets Preseason Week 2: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

After a fight-filled start to joint practices between the Redskins and Jets, the Skins' 2018 NFL preseason schedule continues Thursday night at Fed Ex Field against New York. 

Week 2 of the NFL preseason still doesn't provide a lot of answers to questions about team performance, but it begins to reveal the depth the Redskins could have this season.

One storyline that won't be taking place, is the return of former Redskin Terrelle Pryor, who told reporters after Monday's practice he won't be playing in the game.

The Redskins have bigger things to worry about though, like who will replace rookie Derrius Guice, who's now out for the year with a torn ACL.

The Redskins also have one less name in the fight for receiver depth as well, after Robert Davis suffered a season-ending leg injury as well. 

Ahead of Thursday's preseason matchup, here's everything you need to know to watch.


Who: Washington Redskins vs. New York Jets

What: Game 2 of the 2018 NFL Preseason

When: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, 8:00 p.m. ET

Where: Fed Ex Field, Landover, MD

TV Channel: ESPN

Live Stream: Watch ESPN

Radio: Redskins Radio Network

Point Spread: Washington, -3

Over/Under: 39.5

Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy


5:00 PM: Redskins 100
5:30 PM: Redskins Nation
6:00 PM: Best of the Sports Junkies
7:00 PM: Redskins Kickoff Live


Week 1: Thurs., 8/9, vs. New England Patriots, 7:30 p.m. (L, 26-17)

Week 2: Thurs., 8/16, vs. New York Jets, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN)

Week 3: Fri., 8/24, vs. Denver Broncos, 7:30 p.m. 

Week 4: Thurs., 8/30, vs. Baltimore Ravens, 7:30 p.m. 



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Jeff Green happy to reunite with head coach Scott Brooks on Wizards

Jeff Green happy to reunite with head coach Scott Brooks on Wizards

The city of Washington, where he grew up near and was a star in college at Georgetown University, isn't the only factor that makes joining the Wizards familiar for Jeff Green. He is also reuniting with his former coach, Scott Brooks, who now leads the Wizards.

Long ago, Brooks was cutting his teeth on the sidelines while Green was finding his way on the court. When Green was a rookie on the Seattle Supersonics in 2007, Brooks was a 42-year-old assistant coach. The team moved to Oklahoma City the following year and by late November of 2008, Brooks was the head coach after P.J. Carlesimo was fired.

Brooks helped oversee Green's first four seasons as an NBA player and Green remembers those days well.

"He looked way better than he does now," Green joked.

Brooks, now 53, has a knack for taking playful shots at those he works with, whether that be players, fellow coaches or the media. Green is clearly on that level and feels comfortable ribbing his head coach, knowing he can both dish it out and take it.

All jokes aside, Green is still appreciative of the tutelage he received from Brooks back in the day.

"Scotty was my No. 1 guy, he’s always been, but when I first stepped foot on an NBA floor, he was there for me. He was a coach with Seattle when I first got into the league," Green said.

The NBA has taken Brooks and Green to very different places in the seven years since they split ways. Green left for the Celtics and has since played for the Grizzlies, Clippers, Magic and most recently the Cavaliers. Brooks stuck around with OKC through the 2014-15 season before he was let go. After taking a year off, he joined the Wizards.

Much has changed in Brooks and Green's lives. They have lost and gained jobs. Their families have grown. Now, they are back on the same team and Green is excited about it.

"We’ve been close and tight ever since. We never lost contact. So, I’m looking forward to being coached by him again. I know he’s going to put us all in great positions to succeed. We just have to do our part on the floor," Green said.

Green spoke with Brooks on the phone before deciding to sign with the Wizards as a free agent in July. His presence was one of the many reasons he felt Washington was a good fit.

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