After 25 years and many great teams, the San Jose Sharks are at last headed to the Stanley Cup finals. They beat the Blues 5–2 last night at home to win the series in six games.
Thirty-six-year-olds Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have been a dynamic duo for the Sharks for a decade, but had never translated their regular season success into a deep Stanley Cup playoffs run — until now. Now, these two future Hall of Famers will face the winner of tonight's Penguins-Lightning game (8 p.m. ET on NBCSN).
After losing two games in Toronto, the Cavaliers stormed back to beat the Raptors 116–78 and take 3–2 series lead. The game got out of hand early thanks to the Cavs' rebounding advantage — they grabbed 48 boards to Toronto's 27. It was basically over in the first quarter. Kevin Love lead the way on offense, shooting 8–10 for 25 points:
The legendary horse won the first two legs of the triple crown by a combined 5 lengths, but the Belmont was a blowout. Sham, the horse who finished second in the first two legs of the triple crown, tired too early and finished in last place.
The game featured Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana and John Elway, but John Elway would have a tough road to get his first championship. Montana cruised to his fourth Super Bowl title and third Super Bowl MVP award.
Silva is known as a defensive fighter with unbelievable counters. Griffin wasn't afraid to run right into Silva, but he probably should have been. The Brazilian dropped Griffin twice before knocking him out at 3:23 of the first round.