Sunday, May 13, 2018

What Did You Miss Saturday?

-- It only took one period for the Winnipeg Jets to score as many goals as the Los Angeles Kings did against Vegas in four games.  The Jets took Game 1 of the West final 4-2 thanks to a first period explosion that saw Dustin Byfuglien, Patrik Laine and Joel Armia score before the 10 minute mark.  The Armia one was a controversial one as it was originally called no goal because of goalie interference only to be reversed.  Game 2 goes Monday.  Tonight, Washington looks to go up 2-0 in the East Final as they visit Tampa.

--We could know the four teams at the Mastercard Memorial Cup by the end of the night. Swift Current, Hamilton and Acadie-Bathurst all hold 3-2 leads in their respective league finals with Game 6 in each on Sunday.  The Memorial Cup starts Friday with the host Regina Pats playing either Hamilton or Sault Ste. Marie.  By the way, the game from Swift Current will be on Access/Shaw starting at 7 with Peter Loubardias on the call alongside Darren Dupont.

--Florida Panthers defenceman Aaron Ekblad called out Team Finland after they beat Canada at the World Hockey Championship.  Ekblad says discipline is a factor, but diving is cowardly and dishonest which is what his opponents were doing Saturday in a 5-1 win.  Teammate Marc-Andre Vlasic called the Canadian performance "embarassing and unacceptable".

--Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods thrilled the gallery at the PLAYERS Championship.  Both shot 7 under 65's Saturday.  Both will be paired together for the final round sitting at -8 which is 11 back of Webb Simpson.  Simpson is seven ahead of Danny Lee going into the final round

--Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer isn't echoing the thoughts of former teammate Evan Longoria, but he does believe  some sort of change could be necessary for the club to be successful. Longoria said earlier this week that the best decision might be to move the team and while Archer wants the Rays to remain in the Tampa area, he also believes St. Petersburg and Tropicana Field might not be the greatest place for professional baseball.  Archer tells the Tampa Bay Times "
The track record says it's tough for us to draw fans. I don't know where the move should be, but I think maybe a change is necessary."

Tropicana Field has long been criticized not only for the aesthetics of the building but also the location. The club ranked last in the majors in attendance from 2012-2017 and ranks second-last (14,710) this season.


Anonymous said...

The top 3 teams in Canada could be on the outside looking in come MC time while the Pats are still playing. There is something wrong with that! Write the biggest cheque and get in is the moral of the story here folks.


Anonymous said...

One other thing you might have missed

Regina Riot 28 Saskatoon Valkries 7 in WWCFL play