Odell Beckham Jr.’s future is becoming more and more unclear.
Despite Giants co-owner John Mara saying the Giants are not shopping Beckham, a new report surfaced that the Giants have asked for at least two first round picks in return for the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, according to ESPN.
Speculation started earlier this week that the Rams contacted the Giants about a potential trade, and it was reported Monday that Beckham would likely hold out if he wasn’t given a new contract extension as he’s entering the fifth and final year of his deal with New York.
And the Nationals needed this one. It let them rest a weary bullpen one day after a 12-inning loss to the New York Mets.
Plus, this was the first time they entered a game with a losing record since August 2015. That’s because after starting this season 4-0, they had dropped five in a row, two to the Braves, then three in a sweep against the Mets.
Backes and David Pastrnak had a goal each for Boston, with Pastrnak cutting it to 3-2 shortly before Reimer was hurt. Tuukka Rask made 22 saves.
We didn’t deserve to win and that’s the reality, Rask said. I think it’s mental, just not being sharp enough at the drop of the puck.
After beating the Bruins for the second time in three games, Florida is headed home despite an impressive 25-8-2 run to end the season, including winning their last five.
It’s disappointing. We were really hoping that we’d get a little help from some other teams and maybe get in, Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck said. I think there’s a lot of teams that didn’t want to play us if we did make it in.
Trailing 3-1 heading into the third, Boston made a furious surge, outshooting Florida 26-6 but only scoring once.
Pastrnak scored a power-play goal at 9:54 of the third. Pastrnak led the Bruins with 35 goals and had a career-high 80 points.
It has been a tough schedule for us but that’s not an excuse, Pastrnak said. The last few weeks have not been our best.
Dadonov put the game away when he scored an insurance goal with 1:49 remaining.