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Redskins LB Robinson expects more ‘fast,’ ‘physical’ defense

In this photo taken Dec. 28, 2014, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) is sacked by Washington Redskins inside linebacker Keenan Robinson (52) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. Robinson came away expecting good things after his first chance to hear new Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry speak at a team meeting. "I took away just a defense that's going to be fast and physical, more so than we were last year. And just have a different approach to it. We're still going to stress everyone flying around, finishing plays, stripping, tackling, all that," Robinson told reporters on a conference call Monday, the start of offseason workouts in Ashburn, Virginia.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Linebacker Keenan Robinson came away expecting good things after his first chance to hear new Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry speak at a team meeting.

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Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles 4-3 in Game 2

New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21) scores a goal over Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) and past goalie Philipp Grubauer, from Germany, during the second period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists and Alex Ovechkin scored once, leading the Washington Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer past the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.

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In Friday’s NHL games, 3 home teams try to avoid 2-0 hole

New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41), from Slovakia, and center Ryan Strome celebrate after a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals in the opening game of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

It’s not impossible, of course, for an NHL team to erase a two-game series deficit.

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Young forwards, Halak lift Islanders past Caps 4-1 in Game 1

New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey (12) scores a goal past Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby during the second period of Game 1 in a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs series, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brock Nelson scored twice, Josh Bailey and Ryan Strome added goals, Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.

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