An advice column for people who live with people who live for sports
What happened on Tuesday, April 22, 2015?
Overtimes abound in the NHL Playoffs: Two of the four games last night in the NHL playoffs went into overtime. The Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 2-1 in single overtime to even their best-four-out-of-seven series at two games apiece. The Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators needed three overtime periods to decide their game last night. Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook scored in the 101st minute of the game to give the ‘Hawks the win and put them up 3-1 in the series. Overtime is exhausting for both players and fans, the difference is that the fans are likely to have bleary eyes, the players are likely to have black eyes. Line: Overtime is exhausting and exhilarating.
Giant wins in the Champions League: Soccer powerhouses, Barcelona and Bayern Munich left nothing to chance in yesterday’s Champions League games. Barcelona beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 in a game they only needed not to lose by two or three goals. Bayern Munich needed to win 2-0 to advance but instead decided to put on a soccer clinic and win their game against FC Porto 6-1. Line: I can’t say I’m surprised by the results but I am surprised by how easily Barcelona and Bayern seemed to get them.
Fun times in Houston: The Houston Rockets not only won their playoff game against the Dallas Mavericks last night to go up 2-0 in the series, but they looked like they were having fun doing it. Dwight Howard and Josh Smith, two mostly unlikeable characters, combined for six alley-oops. Death by alley-oop is a humiliating way to go. Line: Houston just looks better than Dallas. Can we fast-forward to the next round now?