In a nutshell: as of 12:05 AM PT Wednesday by Hartley Miller


–Robin Lehner made 24 saves for his 4th shutout of the playoffs to help the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-0 victory over the Dallas Stars. All of the goals came in the 2nd period. The best of 7 NHL Western Conference final is tied 1-1 with Game 3 Thursday night at 5:00 (PT) in the Edmonton bubble.

–The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders resume their East final tonight (5:00 PT). Tampa easily won the opener 8-2.

–The 2020 NHL Draft will be held on October 6th and 7th. Free agency will begin on the 9th of next month.


–The Toronto Raptors face elimination when they take to the court against the Boston Celtics today (3:40 PT). The Celtics lead the best of 7 NBA Eastern Conference semifinal 3-2.

–The top team in the NBA regular season is out. The Miami Heat eliminated the Milwaukee Bucks 103-94 to take the series 4-1.

–In the West: LeBron James hooped 36 points in 38 minutes to lead the LA Lakers to a 112-102 victory over the Houston Rockets. The Lakers lead 2-1 with Game four Thursday night.

–The late-game tonight (6:00) in the NBA has the LA Clippers, up 2-1, against the Denver Nuggets.


–The run is done for Canadian Denis Shapovalov at the U.S. Open. The 21-year-old 12th seeded Shapovalov lost in five sets to #20 Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain in the quarterfinals. The 5th set ended 6-3 which concluded a match that lasted four hours and nine minutes.


–The Toronto Blue Jays doubled the New York Yankees 2-1 to improve to 24-18 after 42 games. The Jays host the (21-21) Yanks again today (3:37 PM PT).