Sunday, May 31, 2009

game 2 on last day of may

on the last day of may, the detroit red wings win game 2 3-1 and go up two games to none. pittsburgh came close to scoring a couple of times. anyways game 3 is tuesday in pittsburgh.
autism speaks 400

jimmie johnson has won in dover, deleware after restarting on the last caution in 8th with 22 laps to go. he passed tony stewart with two to go and walked away with it. next race is june 7th in pocono.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

red wings draw first blood, magic on verge of finals

the red wings have won game one 3-1 to begin the stanley cup finals. two of the goals came on lucky bounces. all in all, a good game. meanwhile in orlando, the magic are less than 6 minutes from knocking out the cavaliers. theyre up by 17. update in a bit.

update: orlando 103 cleveland 90. orlando will meet the lakers in the nba finals.

Friday, May 29, 2009

west final done in six games

the lakers are moving on to the nba finals with a 119-92 win over the denver nuggets. they await the winner of the cleveland/orlando series. game six of that series is tomorrow.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

loner of an nba game

the cavaliers live another game with a 112-102 win over the magic. the magic lead the series three games to two and game six is saturday night.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

a trip to telus fied along with out of town playoff action

went to another capitals game. the caps lost to the long beach armada 5-3. a two run homer i think was the difference. meanwhile in detroit, the red wings knocked out the black hawks with a 2-1 win in overtime and the series 4 games to 1. game one of the stanley cup finals between detroit and pittsburgh, i beleive, start saturday. also, the lakers beat the nuggets 103-90 in nba action to go up three games to two in that west final. game 6 is friday.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

pens in stanley cup, cavs/magic do battle

the penguins are in the stanley cup finals with a 4-1 win in game four and a four game sweep of the hurricanes. they will play either detroit or chicago. they play game 5 tomorrow. at the moment the cavs and magic are in the third quarter. i dont remember who is winning. final score later.

update: orlando 116 cleveland 114 (ot) orlando leads series three games to one

Monday, May 25, 2009

playoff loner

one playoff game tonight and the denver nuggets beat the l.a. lakers 120-101 to even the series at two. this after the wwe booted out of the pepsi arena. both the wwe and the playoff game ended up with tonight booked (nobody planned the nuggets getting this far). so the nuggets got the building tonight and the wwe went to los angeles. so thats that.
a rainy coca cola 600

david reutimann wins the coca cola 600 after a two hour rain delay on lap 227 ended the race officialy. his first win, and michael waltrips first car owner win. next race in dover, deleware and the monster mile on sunday.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

playoff action amungst car racing

there is playoff action. detroit beat chicago 6-1 to go up three games to one. game 5 wednesday. cleveland and orlando start later today in the nba.

update: orlando 99 cleveland 89. orlando leads two games to one
93rd indianapolis 500

helio castroneves has won his third indy 500. won it convincingly. an emotional win for him despite what he has gone through. dan wheldon finished second and danica patrick finished third.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

saturday night showdowns

the penguins are now up three games to none with a 6-2 win over the hurricanes. it was close for awhile despite what the score says. next game is tuesday. meanwhile the lakers and nuggets are playing game three of their series. halftime there. update later.

update. lakers 103 nuggets 97. lakers lead series two games to one

Friday, May 22, 2009

friday night excitement

wow! first the black hawks beat the red wings 4-3 in overtime to cut detroits series lead to two games to one. meanwhile the cavaliers nearly blew another big lead - this time 23 points - yet they win 96-95 over the magic. that series is tied at one. great night there.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

opening night on homefront ignoring playoffs

came back from the edmonton capitals home opener. the caps beat the victoria seals (their first season) 10-6 in front of over 6,100 people at telus field. a good night even though it was chilly. while i was there, the pittsburgh penguins beat the carolina hurricanes 7-4 to go up two games to none. in the nba, the nuggets evened their series at one with a 106-103 win over the lakers. both those series see action again on saturday.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

a shocker to begin nba east final

in a tight game, the orlando magic beat the cleveland cavaliers 107-106 to draw first blood. that ends clevelands little playoff streak of 8 wins. game two is friday

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

playoff action on a milestone nite

on the 25th anniversary of the oilers first stanley cup win over the islanders, the detroit red wings beat thechicago blackhawks 3-2 on overtime to go up two games to none in the west final. even though they are down two games, chicago reminds me of the oilers in 1984 - young, fast and playing like they have nothing to lose. meanwhile the lakers and nuggets begin their west final in the nba playoffs. update later.

lakers win game one in a doozy 105-103.

Monday, May 18, 2009

eastern conference final kicks off

the pittsburgh penguins draw first blood with a 3-2 win over the carolina hurricanes in the only playoff game of the night. game two is thursday.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

nba game 7 times two, plus nhl conference finals begin

the l.a. lakers are in the west final with a 89-70 win over houston and will face the denver nuggets beginning tuesday night. orlando and boston tip off in a bit. meanwhile the detroit red wings began the western conference final with a 5-2 win over the chicago black hawks. game two there is tuesday.

update: orlando 101 boston 82. orlando wins series 4 games to 3 and wil face the cleveland cavaliers in the east final starting wednesday.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

the 25th annual nascar all star race

tony stewart won his first all star race and first as a car owner. a great pass with 3 to go on matt kenseth. this after an insane 10 lap segment. and i do mean insane. so congrats to tony.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

wings clip ducks, magic makes game 7

the detroit red wings are in the conference finals with a 4-3 win over the anaheim ducks. they will play the chicago black hawks. the bruins and hurricanes are tied at two in the last game 7 in the conference semis. meanwhile the orlando magic have forced a game seven with a 83-75 win over the boston celtics. game 7 is sunday.

nhl update: carolina 3 boston 2 (ot) carolina wins series four games to three and will face pittsburgh in the east final. schedule out shortly.

nhl note: detroit vs chicago starts on sunday in detroit, pittsburgh vs carolina starts monday in pittsburgh.

nba update: the houston rockets forced a game seven with a 95-80 win over the lakers. game 7 is sunday.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

one series ends, possibly one more

the pittsburgh penguins have beaten the washington capitals 6-2 and won the series 4 games to 3 in what was an awesome series. they will wait the winner of the boston/carolina series. boston vs carolina is tomorrow night. meanwhile the denver nuggets and dallas maverics are currently playing game 5 in their nba series. a denver win puts them in the west conference finals.

nba update: denver 124 dallas 110 denver wins series 4 games to one and will face the lakers or the rockets in the west conference finals

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

one boston team survives. can the other?

the boston bruins force a games seven with a 4-2 win over the carolina hurricanes. game 7 thursday night. meanwhile the boston celtics and orlando magic are in the third quarter with orlando leading. later its detroit at anaheim and houston at the lakers.

nba update: boston 92 orlando 88. boston leads series three games to two.

nhl update: anaheim 2 detroit 1. series tied at three.

nba update 2: lakers 118 rockets 78. lakers lead series 3 games to 2

Monday, May 11, 2009

one series going the limit, one done in short order and two that could be done

the wasington capitals have forced a game 7 with a 5-4 win in overtime over the pittsburgh penguins. meanwhile the cleveland cavaliers knocked out the atlanta hawks in four straight, winning game four 84-74. they now await the winner of the orlando/boston series. the denver nuggets can knock out the dallas mavericks with a win. they are underway as well as the canucks and black hawks. chicago can knock out vancouver with a win as well.

nhl update: chicago 7 vancouver 5. chicago wins series 4 games to 2. their first trip to the conference final since 1995.

nba update: dallas 119 denver 117. dallas hangs on for another night. they trail denver 3 games to 1.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

sunday afternoon delight.

detroit just beat anaheim 4-1 to go up three games to two in their west semi series. meanwhile in the nba the houston rockets evened their series at two with a 99-87 win over the lakers. tonight carolina is in boston and the celtics are at the orlando magic. updates later.

nhl update: boston 4 carolina 0. carolina leads series 3 games to 2.

nba update: boston hung on to win 95-94 over orlando. series is tied at two.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

its saturday night and its fun

denver is one game from the west finals with a 106-105 win in dallas. right now cleveland and atlanta is underway. plus a race from darlington and nhl playoff action. stay tuned.

nhl update: pittsburgh 4 washington 3 (ot) pittsburgh is up three games to two.

nba update: cleveland 92 atlanta 82. cleveland has a stranglehold on this series, now leading three games to none.

nascar: mark martin wins at the track "too tough to tame" in darlington. jimmie johnson finished second, tony stewart 3rd, ryan newman 4th and jeff gordon 5th.

nhl update: chicago 4 vancouver 2. chicago leads 3 games to 2

Friday, May 08, 2009

more playoff action

pittsburgh has evened their series with washington after winning game 4 5-3. series tied at two. game five tomorrow. in the nba, orlando has gome up two games to one with a 117-96 over boston. game four there is sunday.

update: carolina 4 boston 1. carolina has a stranglehold on the series. they now lead three games to one.

update 2: lakers 108 rockets 94. lakers lead series two games to one

Thursday, May 07, 2009

cavs on a roll, overtime in chicago

the cavaliers are on a roll. with a 105-85 win over atlanta, theyare up two games to none and have won the first six games they've played. wow. meanwhile in chicago, the canucks and black hawks are going into overtime tied at one. final score when its done. detroit @ anaheim is underway in game four of that series.

nhl update: chicago 2 vancouver 1 (ot) series tied at two.

nhl update 2: detroit 6 anaheim 3. series tied at two.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

two overtimes and a blowout

both nhl games went into overtime and both finals were 3-2. pittsburgh beat washington to cut the caps series lead to two to one and carolina beat boston to go up two games to one. meanwhile the celtics blew out the orlando magic 112-94 to even that series at one. houston @ l.a.lakers set to tip off.

nba update: lakers 111 rockets 98. series tied at one.
a home streak of historic interest

the l.a. dodgers so far have a perfect 12 wins and 0 losses at home that passed the 1911 detroit tigers. quite an interesting tidbit.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

two-nie tuesday.

two nhl games and two nba games tonight. and at the moment two finals. first nhl game done and vacouver won 3-1 and is now up two games to one on chicago. in the nba the cleveland cavaliers beat the atlanta hawks 99-72 to start that series up one game to none. now for the two late games now underway - detroit at anaheim in the nhl and in the nba its dallas at denver.

nhl update: anaheim 2 detroit 1 anaheim leads series two games to one
nba update: denver 117 dallas 105. denver leads series two games to none

p.s. i said it was a two-nie tuesday. i didnt expect it to mean that literally

Monday, May 04, 2009

manic monday light

little playoff action with lots of baseball. anyways washington beat pittsburgh 4-3 to go up two games to none. orlando @ boston are currently playing their opening game of the east semi. houston @ l.a. lakers start at 8:30.

nba: orlando 95 boston 90. orlando draws first blood here.
houston 100 l.a. lakers 92. houston up one game to none

Sunday, May 03, 2009

nba game 7, start second round and more hockey drama

the atlanta hawks knocked out the miami heat with a 91-78 win and will face the cleveland cavaliers the the remaining east semi final matchup. also the denver nuggets opened their series with the dallas mavericks with a 109-95 win to draw first blood in that series. meanwhile in hockey, the anaheim ducks tied the series at one with a 4-3 win over detroit in triple overtime (3 overtimes eek). carolina at boston start shortly.

nhl: carolina 3 boston 0. series tied at one

Saturday, May 02, 2009

saturday night's alright for racing and playoffs

loads of action in richmond on the three quarter mile track as i write this. its been good. one nhl game starting shortly that being chicago at vancouver. this afternoon wahington beat pittsburgh 3-2 to start that series. right now, boston and chicago are playing game seven in nba action. a fun night already.

nba update: boston 109 chicago 99 boston wins series 4 games to 3 and will face orlando in one east semi. the other will be decided tomorrow night.

nascar: kyle busch wins the crown royal 400 and became the second driver to win on his birthday, the other was cale yarborough and he did it twice. happy birthday kyle.

nhl: chicago 6 vancouver 3. series tied at one

Friday, May 01, 2009

more playoff action. MAY DAY! MAY DAY! MAY DAY!

detroit began their semi final series with anaheim with a 3-2 win with a last minute goal, i foget by whom. meanwhile boston killed carolina 4-1 to start that series. in nba action late in the third quarter miami leads atlanta 74-50.

update: miami 98 atlanta 72. series tied at three