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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Monday, May 9th

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Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 p.m. Monday, May 9th

NHL: (Home teams won the 4 Sunday playoff games)

Los Angeles  4  Edmonton  0
(The Kings and Oilers are tied 2-2 with Game 5 Tuesday night (7:00 PT) in Edmonton)

Tampa Bay  7  Toronto  3
(The Lightning and Leafs are tied 2-2 with Game 5 Tuesday night (4:30) in Toronto)

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St. Louis  5  Minnesota  2
(The Blues and Wild are tied 2-2 with Game 5 Tuesday night (6:30) in Minnesota)

Boston  5  Carolina  2
(The Bruins and Hurricanes are tied 2-2 with Game 5 Tuesday night (4:00) in Carolina.

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There are four Stanley Cup playoff games tonight (Monday): Calgary at Dallas (6:30 p.m. PT), Colorado at Nashville (6:30), New York Rangers at Pittsburgh (4:00), and Florida at Washington (4:00).

The Stars, Penguins, and Capitals all lead their series 2-1 while the Avs enjoy a 3-0 lead over the Predators.

The NHL playoff schedule is right here or right here.

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The New York Islanders have sacked head coach Barry Trotz after the team missed the playoffs.

The 59-year-old Trotz went 152-102-34 for a .587 winning percentage in his four seasons with the Islanders.

He had one year left on his five-year contract.

 

WHL:

(Sunday)

Portland  2  Seattle  1

Former PG Cougar Taylor Gauthier stopped 28 of 29 shots for the Winterhawks, who lead the series 2-0.

Game 3 will be played Wednesday night in Portland.

(Saturday)

Portland  4  Seattle  2

Kamloops  4  Vancouver  3

Winnipeg  7  Moose Jaw  0

Edmonton  5  Red Deer  0

Kamloops, Winnipeg, and Edmonton all lead their second-round series 2-0.

One Monday night playoff game in the WHL: Edmonton at Red Deer.

The WHL playoff schedule and results are right here.

 

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Cat Scan:

 

NBA: (Home teams won both Sunday games)

Dallas  111  Phoenix  101
(The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2 with Game 5 Tuesday night at 7:00 in Phoenix)

Philadelphia  116  Miami  108
(The series is tied 2-2 with Game 5 Tuesday night at 4:30 PT in Miami)

Tonight in the NBA: Boston at Milwaukee (4:30 PT) followed by Memphis at Golden State (7:00).

The Bucks and Warriors both lead their series 2-1.

On Saturday, Golden State whipped Memphis 142-112 while Milwaukee got by Boston 103-101.

The NBA playoff results and upcoming schedule are right here.

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There are reports that Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets has won the NBA Most Valuable Player award. It is the second straight year Jokic has been named league MVP.

The 7-foot center became the first player to eclipse 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 500 assists in a season.

The 27-year-old Jokic averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game.

 

MLB:

(Sunday)

Cleveland  4  Toronto  3

(Saturday)

Toronto  8  Cleveland  3   (1st game)
Cleveland  8  Toronto  2  (2nd game)

The (17-13) Jays are 1-3 on a 9-game road trip that continues Tuesday night against the AL East-leading NY Yankees (4:05 p.m. PT)

The Blue Jays schedule is right here.

The MLB standings are right here.

 

Prince George Senior Lacrosse:

(Sunday)

Devils  20  Quesnel Crossfire  2  

(Saturday)

Mackenzie  8  Assault 5

Bandits  10  Devils  9

There is one league game tonight (Monday) at 8: Bandits against the Assault at the PG Coliseum.

 

Horse Racing:

Rich Strike, an 80-1 longshot, won the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby.

The 4-1 favourite Epicenter placed second by three-quarters of a length in the 20-horse field.

Zandon came third at Churchill Downs.

Rich Strike had the second-biggest upset in the race’s history, paying $163.60 to win.

Only Donerail in 1913 had a higher payout of $184.90.

 

BCHL:

The Penticton Vees host the Nanaimo Clippers in the first two games of the BCHL best-of-7 Fred Page Cup championship series on Friday and Saturday.

The series will shift to Nanaimo on May 17th and 18th.

Both teams swept their Conference Finals in four straight.

Penticton outscored West Kelowna 25-4 (Interior) while Nanaimo outscored Langley 18-5 (Coastal).

The BCHL playoff results and upcoming schedule are right here.

 

UNBC Timberwolves:

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