TODAY IN SPORTS

BY: WILLIAM NICHOLSON

THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS EDGE THE CAPITALS 3-2 IN OT

The Pittsburgh Penguins, with a lineup filled with injuries and suspensions, have pushed the home team Washington Capitals to the brink of elimination with a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 4 of their second-round series thanks to a Patric Hornqvist goal 17 minutes, 26 seconds into overtime. The Penguins lead the series 3-1 with Game 5 set for Saturday in Washington. 

The Capitals, the NHL's best regular-season team, have now lost three straight and face the possibility of having their season come to an early closure.

THE CAVS ROLL PASS THE HAWKS BEHIND NBA RECORD 25 THREES 

The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like the far superior team against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 as they went on to win the first game of the Eastern Conference semifinals series. However, we didn't expect that they would absolutely completely demolish the Hawks for a second game in a row. While the Hawks tried to save face early, J.R Smith, Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and anyone on the Cavaliers roster, couldn't miss from beyond the arc. With their 25 three-pointers made, the Cavs set a new record for the most threes made in a single game.

Though they may have been four quarters, the game was pretty much over after just the first two as the Cavs were up 36 points. Cleveland takes a 2-0 lead as the series shifts to Atlanta for Game 3 on Friday.