Thursday, May 29, 2014
the new york rangers are in the stanley cup final with a 1-0 win in game six and a four games to two series win. it was a tight series throughout, other than game one. even game five was a thriller, going montreal's way. it was quite a run for montreal, but alas their season ends tonite. the rangers will be starting on the road in either chicago or los angeles for the stanley cup. the final starts june 4th.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
josh beckett of the l.a. dodgers threw his FIRST career no-hitter, the first no-hitter of 2014 and the dodgers 11th no-hitter as the dodgers beat the philadelphia phillies 6-0 in philly. he walked three, struck out 6 and threw 128 pitches - 80 of them strikes. congrats to josh.
ryan hunter-reay just won the indianapolis 500. the last 5 laps him and helio castroneves traded the lead twice or three times. hunter-reay mad the final pass as the white flag flew. castroneves was second. marco andretti was third. of course the jug of milk to drink in victory lane. margin of victory was 6/100ths of a second - the second closest finish. congrats to ryan hunter-reay - first time indy 500 winner.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
good grief california chrome has done it again. just like the kentucky derby they were making the last turn for home nad california chrome was moving up. and just like the kentucky derby, california chrome took the lead on the home stretch, and just like the kentucky derby, california chrome has won the preakness. ride on curler tried to make a run for it and finished second. winning time was 1:54.84. next up - the belmont on june 7th. will there be a triple crown winner? tune in.
Friday, May 16, 2014
game 7 here was a no doubter as the los angeles kings owned the anaheim ducks 6-2 in game 7 and the series four games to three. kings started the series continuing teh momentum from the san jose series going up two games, then going quiet in games 3, 4 and 5. yet they didn't panic and won the last two. they will now face teh chicago blackhawks in teh western conference finals starting sunday. rest of teh sked to be announced shortly.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
the montreal canadiens have knocked out the boston bruins in game 7 with a 3-1 win and the series four games to three. this turned out to be a heck of a series. the habs will now face the new york rangers (third original 6 series. bos vs mtl and bos vs det were other two) in the eastern conference finals. last meeting was 1996 which the rangers won.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
the chicago blackhawks just knocked out the minnesota wild in overtime, winning game 6 2-1 and the series four games to two. the only game won by the road team. the wild gave the hawks a pretty good series. the hawks will face either the anaheim ducks or the los angeles kings in the western conference final.
the new york rangers capped the second comeback of the playoffs with a 2-1 win in game seven and the series four games to three over the pittsburgh penguins. the rangers were down three games to one before the comeback. they outscored the penguins 10-3 the last three games. the rangers will start the eastern conference finals on the road as they await the boston/montreal series. that 7th game is tomorrow.
Saturday, May 03, 2014
california chrome just won the 140th edition of the kentucky derby, taking the lead at the top of the homestretch and ran away with it. first california bred horse to win it since 1962. victor espinosa is the winning jockey, his second kentucky derby win. espinosa and california chrome are five for five together this year. the owners paid $8,000 to get him when he was a mare. winning time 2:03.66. congrats. next race is the preakness in two weeks.