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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Monday, May 8th

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.

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The Western winner will play the Eastern Conference champion Winnipeg Ice in the best-of-7 league final which will start Friday in Winnipeg.


Game Date Away Home Time
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


Game Date Away Home Time
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)

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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%


UNBC Timberwolves:


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)

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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.




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