Wednesday, May 29, 2013

chicago stuns wings in overtime, face kings next

brent seabrook put the chicago blackhawks into the western conference final they beat the detroit red wings in overtime 2-1.  the hawks was at one point down three games to one in the series, came back and won the series four games to three.  the hawks will now play the kings in the conference finals starting saturday in chicago, while pittsburgh and boston start their eastern conference finals also starting saturday.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

kings crown sharks

the l.a. kings win a close game seven 2-1 and win the series over the san jose sharks four games to three.  they will face either detroit or chicago, who will be playing game seven tomorrow night.  pretty even series.  san jose made a series of it after going down  three to one in the series.  by this time  tomorrow night, we will have our western conference final match up.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

97th running of the indianapolis 500

tony kanaa has won his first career indy 500 in what was a record setting race.  he won it under caution after dario franchittl crashed with two to go.  there was 68 lead changes and i think 14 different drivers led the race.  this was also the fastest race, with the averages speed of 187.433 mph.  the crowd was cheering for him when he won it.  tony got the borg warner wreath, the borg warner trophy and the bottle of milk to drink.  he will have his face on the main trophy and will have a smaller replica to keep.   congrats to tony, well deserved.  carlos munoz was second.  this was munoz first ever race.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

bruins maul rangers, face penguins in eastern conference final

the boston bruins put the finishing touches on a 3-1 win in game five and a four games to one win over the new york rangers.  it was a close series despite the short series.  the bruins will now face the pittsburgh penguins in the eastern conference finals.  that series should be a good one.  it may go seven.

Friday, May 24, 2013

penguins 'fly' past senators, in conference finals

the pittsburgh penguins eliminated the ottawa senators with a 6-2 win in game five and a four games to one win in the series.  ottawa didnt have much of a chance in the series.  pittsburgh will face either boston or new york in the eastern conference finals.  game five in that series is tomorrow.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

historic gold medal game at world championships

with  sweden winning 5-1 over swtizerland 1)  they win thier first championship since 2006 2) became the first home nation since the soviet union in 1986 to win gold 3)  switzerland wins a medal at the worlds since 1953 when they won a bronze.  yes 60 years.   this after spending several years in the lower divisions.  switzerland made the return to the worlds in 1992, went up and down from top division to first division for aboujt three or four years and hass been up since 1996 or 97 and has been getting better.  definitely switzerland is a team to look out for.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

138th preakness stakes

oxbow led wire to wire and won the 138th running of the preakness.  first time since 1982 that a horse led wire to wire and won the preakness.  and again there will be no triple crown winner as the kentucky winner orb finished fourth.  orb started on the rail and was not comfortable with other horses around.  d. wayne lukas has another win as an owner getting his 14th breeders cup win as an owner.  next up is the belmont stakes on june 8th.

Monday, May 13, 2013

rangers deliver capital punishment

the rangers put the cap on adominating 5-0 performance in washington and also winning the series four games to three.  they willl face the boston bruins in the eastern conference semi finals, while pittsburgh faces ottawa.  the west has chicago vs detroit and los angels vs san jose.
bruins make leafs fall in overtime

the boston bruins knocked out toronto in over time 5-4 and the series four games to three.  petrice bergeron scored the overtime winner.  they get either washington or rangers.
late night wing clipping

last night in anaheim the detroit red wings put out the anaheim ducks 3-2 in game seven and the series four games to three.  this sets up the conference semi finals that has detroit playing chicago and los angeles playing san jose.  tonight has two game sevens - washington vs n.y. rangers and boston vs toronto.  updates later.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

pens sink islanders, faces ottawa next

the penguins knoced out the new york islanders in overtime 4-3 and won the series four games to two.  the islanders gave pittsburgh a battle.  the penguins will face the ottawa senators in round two.  i think it will be a good one there.
back on after move

got my internet hooked up today.  got moved in last saturday.  back into my happy place and into the zone.  with the nhl playoffs into full swing (blues, canadiens, wild and canucks are out) and the iihf world championships going, its a good month of may.  lets not forget the nba playoffs, loads of nascar and baseball as well.  looking forward to some fun