The Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated the New York Rangers with a dramatic 2-1 win in Game 6 on Saturday. They are headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the 3rd straight season. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos scored both goals, his 2nd came 21 seconds after the Rangers’ Frank Vatrano tied the game with 6:53 left in the 3rd period. Tampa Bay will take on the Colorado Avalanche in the finals. Tampa is looking to become the 1st NHL team to 3-peat since the New York Islanders’ dynasty in the early 1980s.
So the @NYRangers tied it… and then the @TBLightning took the lead back 21 seconds later… 😳 #StanleyCup 🇺🇸: @espn ➡️ https://t.co/Q6pgX3WR7C 🇨🇦: @Sportsnet ➡️ https://t.co/5TI9QXKueT pic.twitter.com/Qr4SZtNcKv — NHL (@NHL) June 12, 2022
The Finals will begin on Wednesday 6/15/2022 – Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche – 8:00pm EST
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without right-hander Walker Buehler for at least 6-to-8 weeks. An MRI on his elbow showed a ligament strain. The injury does not require surgery and Los Angeles expects him to pitch again this season but manager Dave Roberts said that Buehler will be out for “a while” .
Dodgers’ Walker Buehler is put on injured list, will miss ‘a good bit of time’ https://t.co/YxKtUZ9Pj4 — L.A. Times Sports (@latimessports) June 11, 2022
New York Yankees routed the Chicago Cubs 8-0 on Saturday giving them their 10th win in 11 games. Aaron Judge had 2 of the 6 solo homeruns hit by New York off of rookie pitcher Matt Swarmer. Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Jose Trevino and Anthony Rizzo all went over the wall too. Swarmer became the 1st Cubs pitcher in 138 years to allow 6 homeruns.
AARON JUDGE AGAIN. pic.twitter.com/RC3sJ5W7BE — MLB (@MLB) June 12, 2022
Los Angeles Angels 1st baseman Jared Walsh finished up a cycle with an 8th-inning triple against the New York Mets on Saturday. Walsh had a 3rd-inning single, smashed a double in the 5th, and hit a homerun over the right field wall in the 7th. His end of game stats were 4-for-5 with 3 RBIs and a strikeout. He is the 3rd player of the 2022 season to hit for a cycle and the 9th cycle in Angels history.
The 9th cycle in @Angels history belongs to Jared Walsh! (MLB x @budweiserusa) pic.twitter.com/GMbAVAGpah — MLB (@MLB) June 12, 2022
Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum has been clear about the fact that he has not played up to his own expectations thru the first 4 games of these finals. After his 23-point, 11-rebound performance in Boston’s 107-97 Game 4 loss to the Golden State Warriors Tatum said
“I mean, I give (the Warriors) credit. They’re a great team. They’re playing well. They got a game plan, things like that, but it’s on me. I got to be better. I know I’m impacting the game in other ways, but I got to be more efficient, shoot the ball better, finish at the rim better. I take accountability for that.”
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr made the decision to sit forward Draymond Green in critical minutes down the stretch of Game 4 as his struggles had continued. Green, who only scored 2 points in each games 3 and 4 admitted he was not happy about being pulled.
“Definitely never thrilled coming out of a game with seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter in a must-win game. I’m not going to sit here and act like I was. I’m a competitor,” Green said.
Next NBA finals game : Monday 6/13/2022 – Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors (Game 5) (BOS 2 – GS 2) – 9:00pm EST (ABC)