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Tampa Bay Lighting …

As it turns out, lightning strikes not only the same place twice … it can also hit three times. Of Tampa Bay Lightning Going to them Third consecutive Stanley Cup final After beating Rangers 2-1 in Saturday Night Game 6. The Lightning will face. Colorado Avalanche With the opportunity to pull the rare three-belly.

  • Steven Stamkos Both goals for the hosts, and Andrei Vasilyevsky 20 of 21 shots were blocked.
  • In this playoff, Tampa Bay won the series 3-2. Maple leaves And a 2-0 loss in the series against Rangers – Sandwiched around a broom Panthers.
  • The Lightning is aiming to become the first team to win three consecutive titles since. The Islanders won four times between 1980-83..

Hockey expert Austin Newson writes that the Lightning Front Office – and its star-studded roster – deserves a lot of credit for another race in the final.

  • Nevison: “While Tampa Bay faces some criticism for its way of blocking the NHL’s pay cap, you have to give your cap to general manager Julian Bryce Boise and this group of key players, like your key veterans. Has been able to find alternatives while maintaining. Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kochirov And Victor Headman. Those players deserve a lot of credit for not starving and not enjoying an ounce of pleasure every season. “

The path to the third straight cup will not be easy: The avalanche won the competition with both heads this season. And they are averaging 4.64 goals more than the league in the playoffs. But Lightning will definitely benefit from the experience, and they have shown the playoffs that they will not be bothered by a slow start. This should be a great series starting Wednesday night.

… and a good morning for Rory McIlroy and Charles Schwartzel

Rory McLarey Was Strong words With reference to LIV golf at the RBC Canadian Open this weekend. Then he let his play talk … until he finally came in Another job In the Saudi-backed league.

As far as golf itself is concerned, McIlroy could not have had a better time – for himself and for the PGA Tour – to play his best golf. It was an ideal way to get there. Saturday’s US Open in Brooklyn for McIlroy. For his league, he provided some much-needed star power in the winner’s circle, noted golf expert Kyle Porter.

As far as LIV golf action is concerned, Charles Schwartzel Won the league’s debut event in London.A cool earner عمل 4 million in action. His team Stingers GC also won the team event, namely Schwartzel and teammates. Brendan Grace, Louis Osthoisen And Haney du Plessis An additional 3 million distribution.

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As we mentioned earlier, this type of money is the most attractive quality of tour for players. And even with such high names Dustin Johnson And Phil Mickelson No more elements in this event, It was a solid start for the league.Golf reporter Patrick MacDonald notes.

  • McDonald’s: “Golf shots were frequently shown, round-the-clock changes were made, and the short, five-hour viewing window could be compared to other major sports. It was clear that they were monitoring social media channels and Criticism was heard, as the inclusion of a leadership board and the dismissal of various alert voices was enough evidence.

Honorable mention

Not so honorable mention.

Expert selection for tonight’s Celtics-Warriors Game 5, preview

The Best of Seven NBA Finals has since become the Best of Three Series. Stephen CurryOf Game 4 masterpiece The series is equal to two matches.

Curry – who finished second in the final game with 43 points – was so good that he asked NBA expert Brad Botkin a question: Will Curry by Finals MVP even if Warriors lose?

  • Botkin: “It must continue its current momentum to the end. That should be the case. For a losing player to win the MVP, the gap must be so wide that it is too large. So far, that has been the case. ” Considering the constant defense he is facing, and the lack of support he is getting from his team, what Curry is doing right now is supernatural. “

Only one player – Jerry West in 1969 – has won the MVP finals as part of the losing team.And history says that if Golden State wins tonight, Curry won’t have to worry about becoming second: The teams that win Game 5 out of the best of seven are tied 2-2 and win the series in more than 80% of the time.

A minor issue for the Golden State? The Celtics are a good 7-0 after losing this post season., And five of those seven wins are double digits. So, can Boston continue that? Or will the Warriors finally take the lead in the series? Our NBA experts have made their choice. Here is the opinion of our columnist Bill Ritter:

  • Repeat:The Celtics are young, more athletic, deeper, better defensive and have been in a fantastic race for flexible and advanced basketball since the end of their season in late January. But they don’t have Stephen Curry. And, as we saw in Game 4, who can stop it? Choose: Golden State-3.5 Warriors 112, Celtics 107

Mo Donegal wins Belmont Stakes, Derby winner Rich Strike sixth

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Mo Donegal The 154th Belmont Stakes came in as a 5-2 favorite, and under the home stretch, he showed why the second-ranked Nest stepped back to win by three lengths.

  • This is a Hall of Fame trainer. Todd PletcherThe fourth time Belmont Stakes won and the first time since Tapwrit in 2017. Pletcher also trains Nest, so he won 1-2.
  • This is a jockey. Irad OrtizThe second Belmont. He also won in 2016 with Khaliq.
  • Kentucky Derby winner Amir strike Stayed sixth. Preakness Conqueror Initial voting Not run.

Mo Donegal had a tough competition in the Kentucky Derby, finishing fifth, and then dropped out of Perkins at the end of May, but he delivered heavily on Long Island over the weekend.

What are we seeing on Monday?

NBA Final Game 5: Celtics at Warriors9pm on ABC