05.05.08 10 years ago 10 Comments

NHL — You thought with the Pennsylvania primary having passed, you might be rid of any Keystone State related happenings until the next sizable meth lab explosion. Well, you're probably right. Granted, the Penguins finished off the Rangers yesterday in overtime to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals to meet the Flyers. Still, it's hockey and you probably won't find out who won the Stanley Cup until it's a question at your bar's Tuesday night trivia contest. Then you'll wish you'd paid attention! Brendan Morrow continuing to show a knack for overtime playoff goals sends the Stars to the Western Conference Finals after four overtimes. 

NBA — Yes, yes. The Celtics had the league's best road record in the regular season, but they only advanced over the Hawks by pounding them at home. It's like the postseason is somehow different from the slog of barely meaningful regular season games. Anyhow, Boston, a historically good team in Game 7s, put the sticks to Atlanta, cruising to a 99-65 victory. Meanwhile, Kevin Garnett gave a farewell shoulder to Zaza Pachulia. That's quite the gracious send-off in many former Soviet republics. Garnett better be ready to get sucked into a even more petty rap fueled duel when he faces Bron-Bron and the Cavs in the next round.

MLB — Jason Isringhausen manages to not blow a save as the Cardinals hold on for a 5-3 win to take two of three against the Cubs and a less tenuous hold on the NL Central. The Red Sox return the sweeping gesture to the Rays and spoil Scott Kazmir's return to the rotation. Does Scott still think the playoffs are possible? And the Tigers, who seem to be reemerging and falling apart anew on a weekly basis, blow a six-run first inning lead and fall to the Twins.

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