Capitals at Penguins (Game 3) — 7:00 p.m. ET on Versus
This is a must-win game for the Penguins. (But for the people of the Washington, D.C. area who just discovered hockey three weeks ago and are not familiar with many sports terms, I don’t mean that Pittsburgh literally must win. They just need to. Oh, and Pittsburgh is the city that is the home to the Penguins, your team’s opponent. Oh, and your team is called the “Capitals,” and not the “Ovexuns” or the “Guys In The Red Shirts.”)
Rockets at Lakers (Game 2) — 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 1 was surprisingly physical. I know I was shocked to see Shane Battier with blood all over his face. I thought the drainage canals in his skull were there so blood and sweat would run up and away and down the back of his neck. He needs to get his money back from the engineer that installed those things.