After winning game two in overtime, the St. Louis Blues were looking to build off the momentum and get game 3 as well. Unfortunately, that was not the case here.
Boston Bruins stars led them to a 7-2 rout of the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Torey Krug (1 goal, 3 assists), Patrice Bergeron (1 goal, 2 assists) Pastrnak and Brad Marchand also added goals as they went a perfect 4 for 4 on four shots during the power play. Bruins goalkeeper Tuukka Rask was also solid with 27 saves.
But Monday night in St Louis is where the Blues look to climb back in it. They just have to control their penalties in this series. The Blues have 17 penalties through the first three games of the finals. They made it this far by being the least-penalized team through the first three rounds. The Blues were also without suspended forward Oskar Sundqvist after his penalty in game two’s win. Sundqvist will be available for the Blues on Monday.
Braves got 1st home series win vs AL since ’16:
The Atlanta Braves are continuing to get better as a team. They are one of the youngest teams in the Majors and it’s the young guys doing things they haven’t done in years. In fact, the Braves won their first home series against an American League team for the first time since 2016.
With a tight game, Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson homered and scored three runs. He later scored the tiebreaker on Freddie Freeman’s double in the eighth inning as Atlanta beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Sunday. Swanson has already hit 12 home runs this year (14 last season).
With that win, the Braves took two of three from the Tigers for its first home series win since 2016 also beating Detroit than.
Pakistan falls to fierce West Indian bowling:
True story: I wake up on Friday morning and immediately check the Pakistan score against the West Indies: 74-4. Bad, but not terrible. I get ready for the morning and a few minutes later, Pakistan is 89-9. Yeah, that Shahid Afridi meme about missing Pakistan’s batting innings is somewhat true. It was only thanks to a few boundaries from Wahab Riaz in the end that Pakistan was able to cross 100. The West Indies chased it within 14 overs as Chris Gayle crossed 50, but Mohammad Amir was able to collect three wickets.
Sri Lanka forgets how to bat:
You can’t expect much from Dimuth Karunaratne’s team. In their opening World Cup match against New Zealand, Sri Lanka’s innings were wrapped up for 136, a poor display on Karunuratne’s captaincy debut. Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson both got three wickets and New Zealand chased the target without losing a wicket.
Australia too strong for Afghanistan:
After Afghanistan’s openers fell within the first two overs, Rahmat Shah’s 43(60) and Najibullah Zadran’s 51(49) took Afghanistan to a total of 207. But for Australia, after captain Aaron Finch’s fifty, David Warner came to the show with his 89(114)*, winning the game for the Aussies.
Bangladesh ‘upset’ weak South Africa:
South Africa was given another chance to win at The Oval in London after losing to England, and they messed it up. South Africa had the game in the bag, but a brilliant third-wicket partnership between Shakib Al-Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim took Bangladesh from 75-2 to 217-3. Forty runs from the last few overs exceled Bangladesh to their highest ever One-Day International total of 330-6.
As South Africa lost wickets, their run-rate slowed down and they became helpless in front of Bangladesh’s energetic pace attack. Despite a half-century from captain Faf du Plessis, Mustafizur Rahman’s three wickets were vital as South Africa only managed 309, 21 runs short.
Liverpool wins their first trophy since 2005:
And it wasn’t just any trophy. After losing out on the Preimer League title by just one point, Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League Finals in Madrid on Saturday. In the second minute, Mohamed Salah buried a penalty after the referee deemed Moussa Sissoko handballed. Tottenham was weaker than Liverpool throughout, but finally, in the 87th minute, Divock Origi scored from outside the box to hand Liverpool the Champions League trophy.
Jose Reyes passes away:
Ex-Arsenal player Jose Reyes passed away in a car accident on Saturday. He was a part of ‘The Invincibles’ Arsenal team which won the Premier League in 2004 and made a total of 110 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 23 times. Our thoughts and prayers to all the fans, family and friends from us at Fourth Quarter Sports.