Well the defending Stanley Cup champions are still alive…
Yesterday in Washington D.C., Tyler Seguin's tally just over three minutes into overtime gave the Bruins a 4-3 win over the Capitals to send the best-of-seven first round series to a decisive Game 7 Wednesday night in Boston. Sound courtesy of NBC.
In Philadelphia, the Flyers have advanced to the second round… Claude Giroux scored 32 seconds into Game 6 and Philadelphia never looked back, finishing off the Penguins 5-1.
In Vancouver, Jarret Stoll snapped a wrist shot past Cory Schneider 4 ½ minutes into overtime, as the Kings ousted the Canucks 2-1. Los Angeles advances to take on St. Louis in the second round.
To the NBA, yesterday in Atlanta, Carmelo Anthony scored 39 points, sparking the Knicks to a 113-112 win over the Hawks. New York sits 7th in the East with two games to play.
In Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant’s game high 26 helped the Lakers storm back to beat the Thunder 114-106 in double overtime. Lakers forward Metta World Peace, formerly Ron Artest, was ejected for elbowing James Harden in the head while celebrating a dunk. World Peace could be suspended – we’ll keep you posted.
Elsewhere, San Antonio routed Cleveland 114-98, Miami downed Houston 97-88, Detroit topped Toronto 76-73, Golden State rallied to beat Minnesota 93-88, Denver blasted Orlando 101-74, the Clippers got by New Orleans 107-98, and Sacramento handed Charlotte its 20th straight loss, 114-88.
To baseball, in the American League, the White Sox swept Seattle 7-4, Tampa Bay beat Minnesota 6-2, Texas got by Detroit 3-2 in 11, Toronto dumped Kansas City 5-3, Oakland topped Cleveland 5-1, and Baltimore bounced the Angels 3-2 in 10.
Over to the NL, Arizona edged Atlanta 6-4, San Diego dropped Philadelphia 6-1, Houston hammered the Dodgers 12-0, Colorado clipped Milwaukee 4-1, Cincinnati got past the Cubs 4-3, and St. Louis beat Pittsburgh 5-1.
Bad weather along the East Coast washed out the Marlins-Nationals, Mets-Giants, and Red Sox-Yankees matchups.
I’m Tristan O’Neill, WAMC News.