The Nashville Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Monday night, and Ryan Kesler was one of the worst players on the ice. Speculation on NBCSN after the game was that he was exhausted, due to the Ducks’ compressed schedule in the playoffs and having to chase around Connor McDavid in the previous round.
Following a glorious long weekend, here are the inglorious musings and meditations on the world of sports. — In their run to the Stanley Cup last year, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ playoff lineup featured four players who’d put in significant time in the minors, including goalie Matt Murray, who went 15-6 in the post-season and Conor Sheary and Bryan Rust, who produced 10 and nine points respectively. I still have to check the spelling of Sheary’s and Rust’s names. This year, Sheary has slumped in the playoffs but, not to worry, the Pens again reached down to their Wilkes-Barre affiliate to promote winger Jake Guentzel, who, of course, is tied for the playoff lead in goals with nine. Last year’s
The Nashville Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks, 6-3, in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Monday night. To touch, or not to touch? There’s a superstition in the NHL that you don’t touch the conference championship trophy, lest one tempt fate and jinx them for the Stanley Cup Final.