Sports by Hartley Thursday, May 25th as of 12:05 a.m.
NHL: (4th game in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference Final)
Florida Panthers 4 Carolina Hurricanes 3
Matthew Tkachuk scored twice, including the game-winner on a power-play with just 4.9 seconds left in regulation time.
It was his third game-winning goal of the series as the Panthers completed a 4-game sweep to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 27 years.
Tkachuk has a team-leading nine goals and 21 points in 16 playoff games.
Florida has won 11 of its last 12 games.
The NHL Western Conference Final resumes tonight (Thursday at 5:00) in Dallas with the Vegas Golden Knights enjoying a 3-0 lead over the Stars.
The NHL playoff schedule/results are here.
Canada is up against host and defending champion Finland in the quarterfinals today (Thursday 10:20 am PT) at the men’s world hockey championship.
The Canadian team finished second in Group B with a 4-1-1-1 record while Finland was in
third place in Group A at 5-0-1-1.
More on the tournament can be found here.
The host Kamloops Blazers will play the Quebec Remparts Friday night at 6:00 in the first game of the Memorial Cup.
The Seattle Thunderbirds open up on Saturday against the Peterborough Petes.
Memorial Cup schedule:
Round-Robin – Game 1 – Friday, May 26 – Québec vs. Kamloops (6 p.m. PT)
Round-Robin – Game 2 – Saturday, May 27 – Seattle vs. Peterborough (3 p.m. PT)
Round-Robin – Game 3 – Sunday, May 28 – Kamloops vs. Peterborough (3 p.m. PT)
Round-Robin – Game 4 – Monday, May 29 – Seattle vs. Québec (6 p.m. PT)
Round-Robin – Game 5 – Tuesday, May 30 – Peterborough vs. Québec (6 p.m. PT)
Round-Robin – Game 6 – Wednesday, May 31 – Kamloops vs. Seattle (6 p.m. PT)
Tie-Breaker (*if necessary) – Thursday, June 1 (6 p.m. PT)
Semi-Final – Friday, June 2 (7 p.m. PT)
Final – Sunday, June 4 (4 p.m. PT)
The Thunderbirds won the WHL title in five games while the Petes took the OHL championship in six games and the Remparts captured the QMJHL title in six games.
Defenceman Carson Carels has signed a WHL Scholarship and Development Agreement with the Cougars.
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— Prince George Cougars (@PGCougars) May 23, 2023
Major League Baseball:
Tampa Bay Rays 7 Toronto Blue Jays 3
The (26-24) Jays are 1-2 on a 7-game road trip which continues today in Tampa (10:10 AM PT).
The Blue Jays 2023 schedule can be found here.
The MLB standings can be found here.
The MLB schedule/results can be found here.
The NBA Eastern Conference Final resumes tonight (Thursday 5:30 PT) in Boston with the Miami Heat ahead of the Celtics 3-1.
The series winner will face the Western Conference champion Denver Nuggets in the league final starting on Thursday, June 1st.
NBA results/schedule can be found here.
Nearly SEVEN FEET TALL, with endless potential, and a hunger to come in and have a tremendous career with UNBC Men’s Basketball.
Welcome to the green and gold, Will Keyes!
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