Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday May 19th - Morning Briefing

-Even though two of Philadelphia's goals were scored by Daniel Briere, of Gatineau and Simon Gagne, of Sainte-Foy, Flyer fans at Wachovia chanted 'Frenchies suck' in the waning minutes of their 3-0 Game 2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Meanwhile, it appears that Michael Leighton and Jaroslav Halak accidently switched jerseys sometime before the start of Game 1.

-Basketball: Here's a video that Raptors fans will love, of Vince Carter missing two important free throws late in Game 2 against the Celtics. The audio is slightly off, but it's nonetheless amusing.

-In Brandon, Eric Wellwood scored on a rebound from 15-feet out 12:22 into the overtime period and the Windsor Spitfires finish the round robin 3-0, eliminating the Moncton Wildcats. Moncton's Gabriel Bourque had a wide open net with 30 seconds to play and hit the crossbar. The Wildcat loss means that the final round robin game between Brandon and Calgary is entirely meaningless, as the two will meet again on Friday for the semifinal.

-If you're lucky enough to have Sportsnet's alternate channel, you'd have maybe seen the Blue Jays destroy Minnesota 11-2 at Skydome in the second game of that series. Hill, Wells, Encarnacion and Overbay all homered for the Jays, who gain a game on the Yankees who lost to the Red Sox 7-6, but stay five back of the division-leading Rays, who beat the Tigers 6-2. Marcum went 7-strong to pick up his third win on the year, allowing five hits, two walks and striking out three. New Westminster's Justin Morneau, who was strong in Monday's game, went 0-for-3 with a strike out.

-With a goal and an assist, Jonathan Toews continued to secure his spot atop the NHL playoff points race in a 4-2 win over San Jose in Game 2. San Jose is now 0-5 in home conference finals games in their history and look overmatched in this series.

-Steve Nash and the Suns appear to have shaken off Game 1 as just one game in a long series. Bright Side of the Sun has the compilation of clich├ęs dropped at their Tuesday practice.

-Stay classy, Olympic protesters. An anarchist group firebombed an RBC branch in Ottawa, protesting RBC as a sponsor for the Vancouver games. The fire caused $300K in damage, thankfully, nobody was hurt. A video and message from the group can be found here.

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