With a chance to go 3-1 in their series against one of the top teams in the West, the Minnesota Wild host the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup playoff series. The match is on April 22, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Minnesota surprised a lot of people with their Game 1 win over the Blues. In a match where people expected the Blues to dominate, Minnesota came out firing with an early goal from Jason Zucker. The Wild doubled their lead in the second period thanks to a slap shot by Matt Dumba in a power play. St. Louis tried to mount a comeback with Jaden Schwartz scoring early in the third period. However, for every goal that the Blues made, Minnesota had an answer and the match finished 4-2 to give the Wild a 1-0 series lead.
The Blues responded big in the second game as Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in a span of five minutes in the first period to but the Blues up 2-0 in the game. Minnesota would fire one back in the third period but St. Louis kept their composure and the night was capped off with a Tarasenko hat trick to level the series 1-1. more >>
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker suffered injuries in his left ankle and thigh in the first quarter of Sunday's 107-92 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. However, these issues won't hold him from playing this Wednesday's Game 2 for the Western Conference playoffs.
"He tweaked his ankle. He retaped it, and he's fine," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told ESPN. "He'll be ready to play on Wednesday, but he did tweak it."
As detailed by the report, the 32-year-old six-time NBA All-Star player suffered the said injury defending Clippers' power forward, Blake Griffin. more >>
National Football League quarterback Tim Tebow is getting a unique welcome from a business in the city of brotherly love.
In reaction to Tebow signing a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philly Pretzel Factory has introduced a "Tebowing Pretzel" in honor of the devout Christian player.
Adam Terranova, marketing manager at Philly Pretzel Factory, told The Christian Post that the decision to make the Tebowing Pretzel came as an idea to welcome the former Denver Broncos quarterback. more >>
After their gloves touch, the bell rings and the dust settles on May 2, the world may be able to end the debate surrounding Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather Jr. being the best boxer of their era. Yet, Pacquiao is fighting for so much more than bragging rights or the largest payout any pugilist has ever seen.
The 36-year-old Filipino politician is fighting the good fight of faith, that is outlined in 1 Timothy 6:12. When all is said and done and the bout between he and Mayweather reaches its last round, Pacquiao told The Christian Post he hopes people recognize that he did his best even if his back was against the ropes.
"I want to please the Lord, my family, and my fans with this fight," Pacquiao told The Christian Post. "I want them to know I fought for God and my country, to bring them honor and glory." more >>
With the series tied at 1-1, the scene shifts to the Joe Louis Arena where the Detroit Red Wings host the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the NHL Eastern Conference playoffs. The match is on April 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. ET.
Detroit surprisingly won the first game behind an impressive performance from veteran Pavel Datsyuk. He scored early in the first period and in only eight seconds at the start of the second.
Detroit were extremely efficient during the match as they scored three goals despite only taking 14 shots on goal. more >>
With a chance to edge closer to the next round, the Chicago Blackhawks host the Nashville Predators at the United Center in Game 4 of the NHL Western Conference playoffs. The match is on April 21, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Chicago are playing like the Western powerhouse they have been known to be in the past years as they have clawed their way to a 2-1 series lead.
They opened the series with a big 4-3 overtime win at Nashville where they were down 3-0 at one point in the contest before roaring back to get the victory. more >>