The Spotlight On Today’s Sports- 4/23/2015

Another day another busy day of sports filled with a slate of baseball games, four playoff hockey games & three playoff basketball games. Let’s get into three highlights to keep an eye on today.

1) AD comes home-  The big story of the day on the basketball side of things is that tonight Anthony Davis will play his first ever home playoff game. Even further, today marks the first ever playoff game for the New Orleans Pelicans. While Anthony Davis has ascended into the top five players in the league status this season, it will all be for naught if that New Orleans crowd can’t will the Pelicans onto victory. If not, we can quickly be looking at a sweep for the Golden State Warriors.

2) Stayin Alive?!?!- Tonight of the four hockey games being played two of them feature teams facing that dreaded elimination game. Both the Calgary Flames & the Chicago Blackhawks have the opportunity to move on and join the Anaheim Ducks in the next round of the playoffs.  To do so, however, they’ll both have to do so in Vancouver & Nashville respectively. 

3) Natitude Alive?!?!- While the story of the National League East this season has been the hot start of the New York Mets, and with good reason, perhaps as big a story has been the lukewarm start to the season for the Washington Nationals. Pegged as the odds odd favorites to win the World Series, the Nationals have stumbled out to a 7-8 record to start the season plagued with injuries and lackluster defense. The Nationals have an opportunity to get back on track and back to .500 this season when they play the Cardinals later today at our nation’s Capitol. The Cardinals have, no doubt, had the Nationals number in recent years so it would be good for the Nats to win a series against a first place team and a rival at that. Lucky for the Nationals is that they’ll have their ace, Max Scherzer on the mound. Not as lucky as that he’ll be opposed by impressive, young flamethrower Michael Wacha. 

That’s going to do it for our Spotlight on Sports for today, feel free to check out our spotlight sports pick of the day, if you’re someone who likes to make their games a little more interesting. 

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