Since we’re down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. As we noted on Saturday night, the Boston Bruins’ win over the New York Islanders gave them the last wild card spot, for the moment, and moved them to within one point of the Toronto Maple Leafs for third in the Atlantic. As for the Islanders, it’s a tough loss – on the second night of a back-to-back – but they still have a game in-hand on Boston, as do the Leafs.
Invoking his father Al's name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland. NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. "My father used to say the greatness of the Raiders is in the future," Davis said.
Shane Long used breathing techniques he learned during his wife’s pregnancy to help comfort his stricken Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman, it has been revealed. Long was seen talking to Coleman and embracing the full-back as he received treatment on a horrific double fracture of his right leg, caused by a strong challenge by Wales defender Neil Taylor. Ireland’s medical staff gave Coleman oxygen before carrying him off the Aviva Stadium pitch and taking him to St Vincent’s University Hospital, where he underwent successful surgery.