Tuesday, May 29, 2018

What Did You Miss Monday?

--In a highly entertaining affair, Vegas beat Washington 5-4 to take Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Tomas Noesek had the winner midway through the third.  Game 2 is Wednesday.  The team that takes Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final has gone on to claim the prize 78 per cent of the time (61-17) in NHL history. Game 2 goes Wednesday night.

--The frosty silence over the building of a new NHL arena in Calgary thawed a little Monday.
City council voted to form a committee that will attempt to re-engage the Calgary Flames in talks on a new sport and concert venue."If we are going to say we are still at the table, let’s act like we’re at the table," Coun. Jeff Davison said.

A Flames spokesman said the team had no comment.

--The Edmonton Oil Kings need a new head coach and general manager.  The Oil Kings, who had the worst record in the WHL this year, relieved head coach Steve Hamilton of his duties while saying GM Randy Hansch was taking a job as an amateur scout with an NHL team.

--The Riders did not practice Monday after their 32-15 defeat in Edmonton Sunday. They don't play again until June 8 at home against Calgary.  The season opener is on the 15th against Toronto

--It will be Cleveland vs Golden State in the NBA final for the 4th straight year.  After Cleveland won in Boston Sunday night in Game 7 to advance, the Warriors beat Houston 101-92 to advance. The Rockets, who were up 11 at the half,  were 7 of 44 from 3-point range.

--Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping announced his retirement from mixed martial arts Monday. Bisping’s lengthy career culminated in a knockout victory over Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 — a fight the British fighter took on 17 days’ notice after original challenger Chris Weidman dropped out due to injury — which earned the MMA veteran the UFC Middlewight Championship.

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