Sunday, April 30, 2006

sunday's happenings

colorado knocked out dallas in overtime (stars are done), san jose knocked out nashville with a 2-1 win (both series was 4 games to 1), buffalo beat philadelphia and carolina beat montreal to go up 3-2 in their series.

the lakers are one win from going to the second round with a 99-98 win in overtime over the phoenix suns. sacramento won 102-84 over san antonio to even that series at two. chicago beat miami and washington beat cleveland to even their series.

here's one reason to hate rain - when it postpones a car race. the aarons 499 got rained out and will be run tommorow at noon eastern time.

by the way, calgary beat anaheim 3-2 last night to go up 3-2 in the series.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

oilers vs detroit game 5

the oilers beat detroit this afternoon 3-2 got go up 3 games to 2 in the series. game 6 is monday night in edmonton. new jersey beat new york 4-2 and finished a four game sweep over the rangers. ottawa is leading tampa bay 2-0 after the first period. and ottawa win and that series is over. calgary and anaheim starts at 8pm in calgary for game 5 there.

update 1: ottawa 3 tampa bay 2. ottawa wins series 4 games to 1

Thursday, April 27, 2006

game 4

detroit beat edmonton 4-2 to ties this series a two. earlier ottawa beat tampa bay 5-2 to go up 3-1 in the series. calgary and anaheim is tied at two late in the 3rd and going to overtime as i write. san jose leads nashville 4-2 in the second period in san jose. thats whats happening. tomorrow, new jersey can knock out the n.y. rangers with a win, montreal and carolina, buffalo and philadelphia play and colorado can knock out dallas with a win. thats the sked for tomorrow. later

update 1: anaheim 3 calgary 2 (ot) series tied at two

update 2: san jose 5 nashville 4. san jose leads series 3-1

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

oilers win in double overtime

this was a great one. edmonton goes into the third period up 3-1. detroit scores two goals in 18 seconds to tie it. oilers win it 4-3after manny legace couldnt quite keep the puck in his glove, which the puck ends up in front and then into the net. i forget who scored. rexall place was jumping tonight, and it will be jumping thursday night for game 4. the oilers lead the series 2-1.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

sunday night fun

heres whats going on. edmonton won in detroit 4-2, anaheim just beat calgary 4-3, phoenix beat the lakers to start that nba series and a truck load of baseball. memphis and dallas is still playing their opening nba playoff game.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

subway fresh 500

quite a finish here. kevin harvick passes greg biffle with 10 laps to go. meanwhile tony stewart, mark martin and matt kenseth are battle for third. couple of laps to go, biffle runs out of gas. then martin runs out of gas. kevin harvick ran away with the race, and tony stewart edges out matt kenseth for second. matt kenseth leads the points by 9. next race is april 30 in talladega.

Friday, April 21, 2006

some first night so far

definitely. detroit beat edmonton 3-2 in double overtime, nashville beat san jose 4-3 and ottawa beat tampa bay 4-1. all lead their series 1-0. calgary is leading anaheim 1-0 in the 2nd period. its game one in this series. an update in calgary later.

update: calgary 2 anaheim 1 (ot) . darren mccarty scored the overtime winner

Thursday, April 20, 2006

busy weekend coming up

big time busy. the nhl playoffs start tomorrow with four games (edmonton @ detroit, anaheim @ calgary, san jose @ nashville and tampa bay @ ottawa), four more games saturday, the nba playoffs starting saturday, car race saturday night, more nba on sunday, and a full truck load of baseball. i might watch the sunday night game in baseball. oh yeah, its time to grow that famous (ir is it infamous) nhl playoff beard. and yes im clean shaven - but it wont last. game on.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

eastern conference madness

total madness. ottawa beat the rangers 5-1, carolina lost to buffalo 4-0, new jersey came back from 3-0 down to beat montreal 4-3, philadelphia beat the islanders 4-1 and tampa bay lost to washington 4-1. all those results tonight produced these round one matchups: #1 ottawa vs #8 tampa bay, #2 carolina vs #7 montreal, #3 new jersey vs # 6 n.y. rangers and #4 buffalo vs #5 philadelphia. buffalo had their spot locked up a couple or three days ago. playoffs start friday night.

Monday, April 17, 2006

wetern conference picture clear

the western conference match-ups are figured out. they are: #1 detroit vs. #8 edmonton, #2 dallas vs #7 colorado, #3 calgary vs #6 anaheim and #4 nashville vs #5 san jose. these matchups were decided with colorado losing to edmonton 4-2 tonight. tomorrow, the eastern matchups will be decided.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

oilers could make playoffs TONIGHT

yep, if the oilers beat anaheim and vancouver loses to san jose in regulation (a loss in overtime or shootout would give vancouver a point), the oilers would be in. i can smell the playoffs. mmmmm playoffs.

update: the oilers beat the ducks 2-1 and san jose beat vancouver 5-3. the oilers are in AND at the same time got colorado into the playoffs. now i really smell the playoffs

Monday, April 10, 2006

a great cbc film

i finished watching a two part series on cbc. canada/russia '72 was the name of the movie. it was almost like watching the 8 game series. it was exactly like what happened in 1972. considering i was born two years later, i can watch the highlites. gotta get the dvd series. canada won the eight game series with four wins, three losses and a tie. paul henderson scored the game winner the last three games of the series. quite the series.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

where have i been?

ive been out of it lately. my other half and i had a bit of an arguement on wednesday. we've got it resolved now, which is good. anyways, i am now watching calgary at vancouver. its 2-0 for vancouver in the second period. i didnt see the toronto/philly game at all. i so desperately needed a nap then. toronto won by the way 4-2. anyways thats where ive been.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

baseball fun

lots of baseball fun the last couple of days. loads of afternoon baseball yesterday for the first full day of baseball. 10 more games today. i guess its time to start watching some baseball. lots of time yet. the season is very young. time to knock in a few runs.

Monday, April 03, 2006

florida gators ncaa champions

the florida gators blew out the ucla bruins 73-55. it was all florida from the get go. it is florida's first championship.
direcTV 500 and opening night in baseball

tony stewart held off a late charge from jeff gordon, jimmie johnson, dale earnhardt jr and kyle busch to win the direcTV 500 in martinsville. quite the exciting finish. in the end tony had the car. he led most of the race. the win moves tony to 8th in the points. jimmie johnson leads mark martin by 59 points, while matt kenseth crashed and fell to 3rd in the points. kasey kahne and kurt busch round up the top five.

meanwhile in chicago, the white sox opened their season with a 10-4 win over the cleveland indians which involved a LENGTHY rain delay. the game ended a few minutes ago. time to go get some shut eye now.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

first saturday of april

hockey time. watching buffalo @ toronto. toronto leads 5-0 after one period. later its calgary @ edmonton in the second game of the cbc hockey night in canada double header. the final four tourney resumes with george mason playing florida (currently playing), while lsu plays ucla later. the winners play in the final on monday night. an interesting tidbit in regards to the battle of alberta. the last time edmonton and calgary met in the playoffs was 1991. both teams have never been in the playoffs the same year since. crazy eh? something to mull on.

update 1: toronto 7 buffalo 0 final. and florida ended george mason's cinderella run with a 73-58 win. its halftime between lsu and ucla.

update 2: ucla beat lsu 59-45 and will face florida in the final on monday night.