Much like the movie Madagascar, the Penguins dominated the world this weekend. We’ll find out if the Warriors can do the same and wrap up another NBA title tonight. Although Steph Curry dominated the news for another reason and seniors around the world are excited about it.
Enjoying the blue plate special,
The Last Night’s Game Team
NHL (NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE)
Taking it all. Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup last night, beating San Jose Sharks. This is Pittsburgh’s fourth Stanley Cup. Despite not scoring a goal in the finals, Penguins' captain Sidney Crosby won the Conn Smythe Trophy (postseason MVP) for his overall play throughout the playoffs.
Legendary. The sports world lost another legend on Friday. Gordie Howe passed away at the age of 88. Many consider Howe to be the best player in NHL history with a career spanning over 26 years. Read more about the stellar career of Howe here.
COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO (SOCCER)
U.S. win. United States beat Paraguay 1-0 on a Clint Dempsey goal. U.S. held on to win even after being forced to play with 10 men after the 48th minute. (A full team on the field is 11 players and a game is 90 minutes total). American DeAndre Yedlin was ejected from the game after receiving two yellow cards. With this victory the U.S. moves on to the quarterfinals against Ecuador on Thursday in Seattle.
Copa controversy. Brazil was eliminated from the tournament after a controversial loss to Peru. The lone goal came on what appeared to be a handball by Peru.
F1 (Formula One Racing)
Fast finish. For the fifth time in his career, Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix, gaining ground on overall leader and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.
NBA (National Basketball Association)
It all comes down to this. Warriors took a 3-1 series lead over Cavaliers winning in Cleveland on Friday night. Tonight, Warriors return home and look to close out the series and win another NBA Championship. (9 pm EST on ABC). Warriors will be without one of their key players Draymond Green. Green received a flagrant foul in game four for a scuffle with LeBron James. Before heading into the finals, Green had reached the limit of flagrant fouls allowed in the playoffs, therefore this one resulted in his game five suspension.
Hot flash. Under Armour released Warriors’ Steph Curry’s new shoe, Curry 2 Low “Chef,” and the internet blew up with geriatric jokes about their plain white look. Under Armour said “the shoes are inspired by how Curry ‘starts cooking’ like a ‘master chef’ when he goes on hot shooting streaks.” Hot or homely? You be the judge.
England and Russia played to a 1-1 draw (tie) on Saturday in Euro 2016. The match was marred by fan violence and forced UEFA (governing body of European soccer) to warn both countries that they will not hesitate to disqualify either team if their fans’ violence continues. UEFA is already dealing with heightened security over terrorist threats at other Euro 2016 events.
For his first win of the year, NASCAR driver Joey Logano won the pole (best starting position) for the race and then took home the win in Michigan.
The Stanley Cup visits every player on the winning team for one day in the off-season. The trophy will travel to seven different countries this off-season.