Sports by Hartley Monday, May 8th as of 12:05 a.m.
Game 6 in the WHL Western Conference Final will be played tonight (Monday) in Kamloops with the Seattle Thunderbirds ahead of the Blazers 3-2.
Should a 7th and deciding game be needed it would go Tuesday in Kent, Washington.
Kamloops extended the series with a 4-2 road victory on Saturday.
The Western winner will play the Eastern Conference champion Winnipeg Ice in the best-of-7 league final which will start Friday in Winnipeg.
2023 WHL WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY NUTRIEN SCHEDULE
|1||April 29, 2023||Kamloops Blazers 1||Seattle T-Birds 5||boxscore|
|2||April 30, 2023||Kamloops Blazers 3||Seattle T-Birds 4||OT boxscore|
|3||May 2, 2023||Seattle T-Birds 1||Kam Blazers 4||boxscore|
|4||May 4, 2023||Seattle T-Birds 8||Kamloops Blazers 4||boxscore|
|5||May 6, 2023||Kam Blazers 4||Seattle T-Birds 2||boxscore|
|6||May 8, 2023||Seattle Thunderbirds||Kamloops Blazers||7:00 p.m. PT|
|7||May 9, 2923||Kamloops Blazers||Seattle Thunderbirds||7:05 p.m. PT||*|
* – if necessary
2023 WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY NUTRIEN SCHEDULE
|1||April 28, 2023||Saskatoon Blades 0||Winnipeg ICE 3||boxscore|
|2||April 29, 2023||Saskatoon Blades 2||Winnipeg ICE 6||boxscore|
|3||May 2, 2023||Winnipeg ICE 5||Saskatoon Blades 1||boxscore|
|4||May 3, 2023||Winnipeg ICE 3||Saskatoon Blades 2||boxscore|
The WHL playoff results and schedule can be found here.
NHL: (3rd games in the best-of-7 Conference semifinals)
OT: Florida 3 Toronto 2
(3:02 Sam Reinhart scored at 3:02 of overtime to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead with Game 4 Wednesday (4:00 PT) in Florida. Toronto goalie Ilya Samsonov was injured in the second period and did not return. He was replaced by rookie Joseph Woll. Teams trailing 3-0 in an NHL series are just 4-197)
Seattle 7 Dallas 2
(The Kraken scored four unanswered goals in the first 10 minutes of the second and ended up outscoring the Stars 5-1 in the middle period. Seattle leads the series 2-1 and will host Game 4 Tuesday at 6:30)
New Jersey 8 Carolina 4
(Jack Hughes scored twice and added two assists while his 19-year-old brother Luke Hughes chipped in with two assists for the Devils. The Hurricanes lead 2-1 with Game 4 Tuesday (4:00 PT) in New Jersey)
There is one Stanley Cup playoff game tonight (Monday 5:30 PT) as Vegas visits Edmonton.
The Golden Knights and Oilers are even 1-1 after Edmonton’s 5-1 victory in Vegas on Saturday.
Leon Draisaitl scored twice in that game to give him 13 in just eight playoff games. The record for most playoff goals is 19 shared by Reggie Leach and Jari Kurri.
The NHL playoff schedule/results are here.
NHL Draft Lottery:
Who will get the right to select Connor Bedard of the Regina Pats first overall?
The answer will be revealed as the NHL holds its draft lottery tonight starting just after 5:00 PT.
Teams can move up a maximum of 10 spots, meaning only the bottom 11 teams (through Vancouver) have a chance at the No. 1 pick.
Anaheim Ducks – 58 points. Odds: 25.5%*
Columbus Blue Jackets – 59. Odds: 13.5%
Chicago Blackhawks – 59. Odds: 11.5%
San Jose Sharks – 60. Odds: 9.5%
Montreal Canadiens – 68. Odds: 8.5%
Arizona Coyotes – 70. Odds: 7.5%
Philadelphia Flyers – 75. Odds: 6.5%
Washington Capitals – 80. Odds: 6.0%
Detroit Red Wings – 80. Odds: 5.0%
St. Louis Blues – 81. Odds: 3.5%
Vancouver Canucks – 83. Odds: 3.0%
GREAT NEWS!@UNBCMSoccer continues to bolster its recruiting class, adding physical Kamloops defender Matteo Cuzzetto to the program!
Hear from Matteo in the video, and read all about the newest @UNBC Timberwolf here: https://t.co/5YO7CFofbQ pic.twitter.com/HGvQDroYGe
— UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) May 8, 2023
NBA: (4th games in the best-of-7 Conference semifinals)
Phoenix 129 Denver 124
(The Western semifinal is tied 2-2 with Game 5 Tuesday (7:00 PT) in Denver)
OT: Philadelphia 116 Boston 115
(The Eastern semifinal is tied 2-2 with Game 5 Tuesday (4:30 PT) in Boston)
There are two NBA playoff games tonight (Monday): New York at Miami (4:30 PT)
and Golden State at LA Lakers (7:00). The Heat and Lakers are both ahead 2-1.
NBA results can be found right here.
Major League Baseball:
Toronto Blue Jays 10 Pittsburgh Pirates 1
The (21-14) Blue Jays swept the 3-game series in Pittsburgh and are 3-4 on a 9-game road trip which will continue Tuesday (3:40 PM PT) against the (16-19) Phillies in Philadelphia.
The Blue Jays 2023 schedule can be found here.
The MLB standings can be found here.
The MLB schedule/results can be found here.
PG Senior Lacrosse:
Prince George Senior Lacrosse tonight (Monday) at 8:00 at the Kopar Memorial Arena will feature the Devils against the Assault.
Hockey Canada states its position . . . Blazers win on road to force Game 6 . . . Series return to Kamloops on Monday https://t.co/B0SIIxMmvv
— Gregg Drinnan (@gdrinnan) May 7, 2023
HART ATTACK: @Hartley_Miller examines an epic Round 1 of the NHL playoffs in his latest column
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— My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) May 5, 2023