In a nutshell: as of 12:05 a.m. (All times PT) Tuesday by Hartley Miller


–The Dallas Stars are headed to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 20 years. The Stars erased a 2-0 third period deficit to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 in overtime to capture the Western Conference final 4-1. Denis Gurianov tallied the winner on a power play at 3:36 of OT.

–Tonight in the NHL (just after 5:00 PT) the Tampa Bay Lightning battle the New York Islanders. Tampa enjoys a 3-1 lead in the East final.


–The LA Lakers will find out their opponent tonight in the NBA Western final. The LA Clippers and Denver Nuggets meet in Game 7 (just after 6:00 PT).

–The NBA Eastern final begins today (3:40) with the Boston Celtics against the Miami Heat.


–The first week of the NFL season concluded with road teams winning the two Monday night games. The Tennessee Titans scored a late field goal for a 16-14 victory over the Denver Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers knocked off the New York Giants 26-16.


–Two teams battling for second in the AL East meet tonight (4:05) as the Toronto Blue Jays visit the New York Yankees. With only 14 games left, the (26-20) Jays are just 1/2 a game ahead of the (26-21) Yanks. Toronto is 3 1/2 back of division-leading Tampa Bay.