Derek Lalonde on underachieving Red Wings: We’re better than that
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings were looking good after winning at Tampa Bay on Dec. 8, extending a promising start to the season. It’s not complete,” coach Derek Lalonde said. We’re better than that and can be better than that.”Lalonde said it’s important they judge themselves on performance, not results, and their play hasn’t been all bad. We were on our heels for the last two periods.”The Red Wings haven’t played a complete game in more than two weeks. More: Red Wings seek ways to get back ‘that good feeling’mlive.com
Tampa Bay prepared Red Wings’ Derek Lalonde to become NHL head coach
DETROIT – Derek Lalonde gained a wealth of knowledge and experience during his four-year apprenticeship as an assistant coach in Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay was the proving ground that prepared Lalonde for his first NHL head coaching job with the Detroit Red Wings. It’s also the Red Wings’ first game with former head coach Jeff Blashill behind the Lightning bench as an assistant. Assistant coaches don’t have much interaction with the GM, but as head coach, Lalonde now deals regularly with Yzerman. It’s been great so far.”Among many challenges Lalonde and every head coach faces is making sure his message to players doesn’t get stale over time.mlive.com
AP Source: Brady could be fined for apparent kick of Jarrett
The NFL has looked at Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett’s disputed roughing-the-passer penalty on Tampa Bay's Tom Brady to determine whether Brady attempted to kick Jarrett and if that warrants a fine, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Jarrett was flagged for slinging Brady to the ground during Tampa Bay’s 21-15 win over Atlanta on Sunday.news.yahoo.com
Hurricane Ian path nears Florida as it powers up to Category 4 storm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Forecasters say Hurricane Ian has become an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm as it approaches Florida’s west coast. The hurricane center predicted Ian would roar ashore on Florida’s southwest coast on Wednesday afternoon. Forecasters said the storm surge could reach 12 feet (3.6 meters) if it peaks at high tide. Flash floods were possible across the whole state, and portions of its east coast faced a potential storm surge threat as Ian’s bands approach the Atlantic Ocean. As a precaution, hundreds of residents were being evacuated from several nursing homes in the Tampa area, where hospitals also were moving some patients.mlive.com
Florida braces for "life-threatening" storm surge
The entire west coast of Florida is bracing for widespread damage and record flooding in what could be the biggest storm to hit the state in years. Millions of residents are under evacuation orders as Gov. Ron DeSantis called a potential storm surge "life-threatening." Omar Villafranca has the latest.news.yahoo.com
Tampa's Phoenix simulation anticipated Category 5 hurricane
In ominous tones, a documentary narrator describes the devastation wrought on the Tampa Bay, Fla. area by “Phoenix,” a tropical storm that grew into a Category 5 hurricane. Phoenix was imaginary, part of a 2009 government preparation exercise for a killer hurricane dubbed Project Phoenix — an exercise updated in 2020 focusing on small business recovery. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Florida Department of Emergency Management sponsored the 2009 simulation to identify gaps in local emergency planning and figure out responses across jurisdictions, Randy Deshazo, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council chief of staff, said Tuesday in an email.news.yahoo.com
Hurricane Ian has Florida bracing for catastrophic Cat 4 damage
By CRISTIANA MESQUITA and CURT ANDERSON Associated PressHAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida on Wednesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said “significant wind and storm surge impacts” were occurring Tuesday morning in western Cuba. Tropical storm-force winds were expected in Florida late Tuesday, reaching hurricane force Wednesday morning. “This is a really really big hurricane,” Florida Gov. This Sept. 26, 2022, satellite image released by NASA shows Hurricane Ian growing stronger as it barreled toward Cuba.mlive.com
Vulnerable Tampa Bay braces for storm not seen in a century
It’s been more than a century since a major storm like Hurricane Ian has struck the Tampa Bay area, which blossomed from a few hundred thousand people in 1921 to more than 3 million today. Many of these people live in low-lying neighborhoods that are highly susceptible to storm surge and flooding they have rarely before experienced, which some experts say could be worsened by the effects of climate change. The problem confronting the region is that storms approaching from the south, as Hurricane Ian is on track to do, bulldoze huge volumes of water up into shallow Tampa Bay and are likely to inundate homes and businesses.news.yahoo.com
Rays' Randy Arozarena, Yandy Díaz had altercation after game
Rays teammates Yandy Díaz and Randy Arozarena had an altercation after a 4-0 loss to the Astros on Monday, partially prompting Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash to bench both players Tuesday in a 5-0 defeat to Houston. Arozarena told reporters Wednesday night that there was no physical contact with Díaz, and that there were some little things they needed to address. Arozarena, a breakout star of the 2020 postseason who won AL rookie of the year in 2021, was in Wednesday's lineup.news.yahoo.com
Man charged in connection with Memphis jogger's disappearance
A Memphis community is searching for answers after the disappearance of 34-year-old Eliza Fletcher, whose abduction was caught on surveillance video. Police arrested Cleotha Abston in connection to her abduction. Elise Preston reports.news.yahoo.com
Rob Gronkowski confirms Jon Gruden nixed deal that would’ve sent him, Tom Brady to Raiders
Nearly two decades after helping bring Tampa Bay its first Super Bowl title, Jon Gruden indirectly helped deliver the Bucs their second Lombardi Trophy. At least, that’s the way outspoken Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) boss Dana White explained it Saturday night, with no less an authority than former Tampa Bay tight end Rob Gronkowski seeming to confirm it. Speaking on “UFC 278 with The ...news.yahoo.com
Where Red Wings stand in Atlantic power rankings after busy offseason
The Atlantic Division was the NHL’s toughest in 2021-22, featuring Presidents’ Trophy-winning Florida, two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay and two other teams with 107 or more points (Toronto, Boston). Stars Matthew Tkachuk (Florida), Alex DeBrincat and Claude Giroux (Ottawa) and 2022 first overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky (Montreal) joined the division in the offseason, as did three new head coaches in Paul Maurice (Florida), Jim Montgomery (Boston) and Derek Lalonde (Detroit).mlive.com
Five priorities for new Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde
He enters a much different situation as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, faced with the tough task of accelerating a rebuild that began more than five years ago and hit a rough patch the final two months of the 2021-22 season. The Red Wings have missed the playoffs six years in a row and have ranked at or near the bottom of the NHL in offense, defense and special teams in recent seasons. Lalonde must instill a defensive mindset and implement a system where the team doesn’t allow as many scoring chances. Make team harder to play againstFrom bad starts to late collapses, the Red Wings lacked fortitude and resilience during their season-ending 9-18-4 stretch that included losses by scores of 9-2, 11-2 and 7-2. It is not realistic to expect the Red Wings to reach the playoffs next season.mlive.com
MLB moving forward with long-delayed 13-pitcher limit
Come Monday, there is going to be a little more room in big league bullpens, from Seattle to Tampa Bay, and plenty of places in between. Major League Baseball is moving forward with its oft-delayed plan for a 13-pitcher limit on active rosters. The move could affect the game in a variety of ways, from more position players taking the mound to a few more trips to the minors for pitchers with options.news.yahoo.com
Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays predictions and betting preview: Wednesday, 5/18
The Tampa Bay Rays jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, later adding to their lead to win 8-1. Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays oddsWith their four-game winning streak having been snapped on Tuesday, the Tigers are +155 on the money line against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, while the Rays’ money line odds are -190 at PointsBet Sportsbook. The run line for Detroit (+1.5) has odds of -140, and the Rays’ run line odds (-1.5) are +125. Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays total over/under prediction: Under 7 (-120)Although the under did not come through yesterday, it was not due to the Tigers. Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays predictions, props and betting preview: Tuesday, 5/17Preakness Stakes 2022: Field, picks and how to watch this Saturday’s racemlive.com
Michigan Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Bandits - USFL Week 5 (5/13/22) | Kickoff, How to Watch, Preview
As we hit the halfway mark of the inaugural season of the United States Football League, certain teams are looking to find their footing, including the Michigan Panthers and Tampa Bay Bandits, who look for consistency as they enter Week 5. Watch the USFL on FuboTV (7-day free trial)MICHIGAN PANTHERS (1-3) vs. TAMBA BAY BANDITS (2-2)The Bandits have had an up-and-down start to the season. However, that was all the offense Tampa Bay could muster up against against the Stallions defense. Tampa ended up with just 158 yards of offense, with just 53 rushing yards, despite the defense holding Baltimore to 228 yards of offense. Corbin ended up rushing for 157 yards in the losing effort, with the Panthers totaling 250 yards on the ground.mlive.com
‘I worry about her anger’: Parents of girl in Flint water lawsuit talk about personality changes
ANN ARBOR, MI – When the family of Riley Vanderhagen moved to a home on Woodrow Avenue in Flint from Tampa Bay in September 2014, Riley was still just an infant. She loved to sing and dance and was, all things considered, a good baby, according to testimony offered before a federal jury Tuesday, May 3, by her parents, Philip and Michelle Vanderhagen, as well as Sherry Vanderhagen, Riley’s paternal grandmother.mlive.com
Bandits vs. Gamblers, Stallions vs. Breakers - USFL Week 3 (4/30/22) | Kickoff, How to Watch, Preview
Watch the USFL on FuboTV (7-day free trial)TAMPA BAY BANDITS (1-1) vs. HOUSTON GAMBLERS (1-1)After both teams won their first game of the season, the Bandits and Gamblers each took a step back in Week 2. While the Gamblers were in a tight game last week, the Bandits were not. Tampa Bay totaled just 194 yards offense last Sunday against the New Orleans Breakers, while their defense gave up 374 yards. It was tough to tell exactly what, if anything, went wrong for the Breakers in their 34-3 thrashing of the Bandits last week. The defense stepped up as well, holding Tampa Bay to under 200 total yards, and forcing three turnovers.mlive.com
Red Wings can learn, grow from games against elite teams like Panthers
The Panthers showed why again on Thursday with a 5-2 victory over the Red Wings at FLA Live Arena. The Panthers won their 12th in a row to equal a franchise record. Florida swept the four-game season series from Detroit and the past three games weren’t particularly close as the Panthers outscored the Red Wings 17-5. “I think games like tonight against a team that is going to be in the Stanley Cup conversation are good measuring sticks,” Red Wings forward Sam Gagner said. It shows the rebuilding Red Wings that fortunes can change quickly.mlive.com
No moral victory for Red Wings: ‘We have to find a way to win these kind of games’
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings did some good things Saturday, playing well defensively to limit high-powered Tampa Bay’s scoring opportunities and getting strong goaltending from Alex Nedeljkovic when the Lightning did have chances. But as they have said several times this season, moral victories do them no good, even against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion.mlive.com
Gemel Smith re-claimed on waivers by Lightning from Red Wings
Gemel Smith’s time as a teammate with brother Givani with the Detroit Red Wings was short-lived. Tampa Bay on Saturday claimed Gemel Smith on waivers from the Red Wings, who had picked up the 27-year-center from the Lightning off waivers on Jan. 19. Smith appeared in only three games (one assist, five penalty minutes) for Detroit, logging fewer than six minutes in two of them. The Red Wings waived him on Friday for roster flexibility and the ability send him to the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins if needed. Veleno was assigned to Grand Rapids for tonight’s game against Rockford at Van Andel Arena.mlive.com
There’s only one way the Bucs can convince Tom Brady to return
TAMPA — You can ask Bruce Arians. You can ask Peter King. You can ask Gisele. You can listen to the whispers, you can read between the lines, you can play his podcast backwards and search for hidden clues. You can speculate all you want about Tom Brady’s potential retirement plans but you will never know for sure what is in his heart, his mind, his future. Except for this: He will not play for ...news.yahoo.com
Lions among 3 teams shut out of All-Pro voting; 6 former players jettisoned by Quinntricia earned votes
OFFENSEQuarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, 34; Tom Brady, Tampa Bay, 16. Left tackle: Trent Williams, San Francisco, 46; Rashawn Slater, Los Angeles Chargers, 2; Orlando Brown Jr., Kansas City, 1; Tyron Smith, Dallas, 1. Right tackle: Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay, 37; Lane Johnson, Philadelphia, 10; Brian O’Neill, Minnesota, 3. Cornerbacks: Trevon Diggs, Dallas, 33; Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams, 32; J.C. Jackson, New England, 25; A.J. SPECIAL TEAMSPlace kicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore, 40; Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas, 8; Nick Folk, New England, 1; Matt Gay, Los Angeles Rams, 1.mlive.com
Blue Jays expect to play in Florida, Buffalo and Toronto
FILE - Toronto Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez signs autographs for fans before a spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Dunedin, Fla., in this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, file photo. The Toronto Blue Jays will play their first two homestands of the season at their spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida, because of Canadian government restrictions during the pandemic. The Blue Jays cited the ongoing Canada-U.S. border closure in making the difficult decision." “The alternatives for our season lie with some combination of Dunedin, Buffalo and Toronto," Shapiro said. The Blue Jays played home games during the shortened 2020 season in Buffalo and were 17-9 at Sahlen Field, home of their Buffalo Bisons Triple-A farm team.
Super Bowl ads went for light humor. Not all succeeded
This photo provided by Cadillac shows a scene from Cadillac's 2021 Super Bowl NFL football spot. They aimed to connect to the estimated 100 million viewers who tune in to the Super Bowl broadcast each year. Perhaps the most striking effect: Virtually none of the ads featured people in masks, a public-health priority but also a grim reminder of the ongoing pandemic. AIMING TO ENTERTAINIn an effort to be light, advertisers stuffed -- and sometimes overstuffed — their ads with celebrities. “I like Springsteen and heartwarming ads like this generally, but this one feels too forced given the current political climate,” he said.
Things to Know: Virus experts hope Super Bowl won't sack US
— Virus deaths won't be reflected in the 2020 census, a step that will have an impact on where congressional seats get apportioned, experts say. AdON THE HORIZON: Some experts believe rapid tests could be better at at identifying sick people when they are most contagious. Rapid tests might be technically less accurate but they're fast. The Food and Drug Administration said it supports “innovation in testing” but has only approved about a dozen rapid tests. ___Find AP’s full coverage of the coronavirus pandemic: https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic
Old (Brady), young (Mahomes), different Super Bowl 55 awaits
(AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)For Tom Brady, another trip to the Super Bowl — but this time, in a Tampa Bay uniform. “Whoever would've thought a home Super Bowl for us? It gave New England its third straight trip to the Super Bowl, and Brady's last of nine as a member of the Patriots. He's leading the Buccaneers to only their second Super Bowl; the Bucs won on their first trip, back in 2002. But nobody would mistake Johnson for Brady, who could join Peyton Manning as the only other quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two franchises.
Super Host: Bucs become 1st to play Super Bowl at home
The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26 to advance to the Super Bowl. Tampa Bay (14-5) is the first team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. The prize is much different this year, though, because the Super Bowl will be played in front of a far smaller crowd than usual. The first Super Bowl in 1967 was played in front of 61,946 fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Eagles backup Nick Foles threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns, a sign of things to come in the Super Bowl against New England.
New 7th seed helps Bears 8 years too late for Lovie Smith
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)While Matt Nagy gets to coach Chicago in the playoffs despite a middling 8-8 record that could help save his job, former Bears coach Lovie Smith can only wonder if the extra team in the postseason could have helped him eight years ago. Smith’s Bears teams from the beginning of last decade are near the top of that list. Chicago lost five of six and missed the postseason as the seventh seed with an 8-8 mark. The tough-luck missing playoff team that season was the Giants, who missed out the year before Eli Manning and Co. won their second Super Bowl under coach Tom Coughlin.
The Latest: NFC East will produce sub-.500 champ next week
(AP Photo/Mark Tenally)The Latest on Week 16 in the NFL (all times EST):___8 p.m.For the first time since 2014 there will be an NFL playoff team with a losing record. The winner will remain alive in the NFC East playoff race if Washington loses to Carolina. ___6:05 p.m.Washington is well on the way to blowing its first chance to clinch the NFC East. ___6 p.m.Eleven teams in the NFC are still harboring hopes of making a playoff run with Week 16 winding down. 1 seed in the NFC with a win Sunday night against the Titans and a Seattle loss or tie.
The Latest: Quarterbacks drafted No. 1 shine around NFL
The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):___8 p.m.From Kyler Murray magic to Alex Smith’s latest milestone, it was quite the day for quarterbacks selected first in the NFL draft. The Cardinals beat Buffalo 32-30 on a 43-yard touchdown pass from Kyler Murray to DeAndre Hopkins with 2 seconds left, dropping the Bills record to 7-3. Brees was shaken up on a sack in the second quarter when Kentavius Street landed on him. 1 pick Joe Burrow, threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jakeem Grant with 58 seconds left in the first quarter. Cole had scored on a franchise-record 91-yard punt return in the second quarter.
Tropical Storm Eta races off Carolinas after soaking Florida
One death in Florida was linked to the storm, along with some scattered flooding and forecasters said the tropical storm was on a path offshore of South Carolina that would eventually take it further out to sea. That came amid a combination of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico being carried up by a cold front that had pushed Eta across Florida earlier. Earlier Thursday, Eta was in the Gulf of Mexico when it slogged ashore near Cedar Key, Florida. Before that first brush with Florida, Eta first hit Nicaragua as a Category 4 hurricane and killed at least 120 people in Central America and Mexico, with scores more missing. A 29th named system, Tropical Storm Theta, was centered late Thursday about 440 miles (705 kilometers) south of the Azores and moving east.
Lester, Kluber, Hand boost free agent total to 175
Kluber gets a $1 million buyout, and the club has said it is interested in re-signing Kluber to a less expensive deal. Lester gets a $10 million buyout from the Chicago Cubs that completes a $155 million, six-year contract rather than a $25 million mutual option. Milwaukee turned down Gyorko and Sogard, a day after declining a $15 million option on 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun. The White Sox declined a $12 million option for Encarnación and a $7 million option for González, who will receive a $500,000. Kluber gets a $1 million buyout, and the club has said it is interested in re-signing Kluber to a less expensive deal.
AP source: Raiders players test negative for COVID-19
The Raiders placed two players on the COVID-19 list following positive tests earlier in the week and put five more players on the list because of “high risk” close contacts. The NFL moved the Raiders game against the Buccaneers from prime time to an afternoon slot Sunday in case the game couldn’t be played. Those contacts were later deemed “high risk” and those players were placed on the COVID-19 list on Thursday. The four linemen had their last close contact on Monday and are on target to be cleared to play Sunday. Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette was moved from injured reserve to the COVID-19 list on Monday following a positive test.
AP source: Raiders latest COVID tests all negative
The Las Vegas Raiders’ latest batch of COVID-19 tests all came back negative and their game scheduled for Sunday against Tampa Bay is on for now. “We’ll be ready to go.”The NFL moved the Raiders game against the Buccaneers from prime time to an afternoon slot on Sunday just in case the game couldn’t be played. Those contacts were later deemed “high risk” and those players were placed on the COVID-19 list on Thursday. We’ll be ready to go.”Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette was moved from injured reserve to the COVID-19 list on Monday following a positive test. Defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was put on the COVID-19 list two weeks ago before being activated on Monday.
World Series draws record-low audience for 2nd night
ARLINGTON, Texas – The World Series drew a record-low audience of television viewers for the second straight night. Still, Fox won the prime-time evening with its best performance on a Wednesday night since May. The start was delayed by rain for 91 minutes to 10:06 p.m. and the final out was at 1:47 a.m. The Dodgers' seven-game NL Championship Series win over the Atlanta Braves averaged 4,410,000 viewers on Fox and FS1. TBS said its TV Everywhere platforms averaged an audience of 48,000 per minute during its postseason coverage, up 71% from last year.
Bucs-Raiders game moved from prime time after COVID-19 test
The NFL has shifted the Las Vegas game against Tampa Bay out of prime time after several Raiders players have been unable to practice this week because of contact tracing from the coronavirus. The game between the Seahawks and Cardinals in Arizona has been moved into the prime-time window. The league says the changes were made out of an “abundance of caution” to make sure a game would be available for Sunday night. The Raiders placed starting right tackle Trent Brown on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday after he tested positive for the coronavirus. Safety Johnathan Abram also has been unable to practice because of contact tracing.
LEADING OFF: Dodgers turn to Jansen, bullpen for Game 2
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:___BULLPEN SAVEDThe Dodgers were so good in Game 1 of the World Series, they helped themselves for Game 2. Top relievers Kenley Jansen, Blake Treinen and Brusdar Graterol should all be fresh for a bullpen game against Tampa Bay after they weren't needed in an 8-3 win Tuesday. Jansen has more blown saves (three) than conversions (two) in two previous World Series and also struggled this fall, but he seemed to have himself righted by the end of the NLCS. Manager Kevin Cash — uncharacteristically slow to pull starter Tyler Glasnow in Game 1 — also has fresh arms in the bullpen. After separating his troubled right shoulder while bumping forearms celebrating his go-ahead homer in NLCS Game 7, the Dodgers slugger touched feet with teammates after going deep in the World Series opener Tuesday.
LEADING OFF: Rays, Dodgers all set to meet in World Series
A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday:SERIES SETIn a most unpredictable season, the teams with the best records in each league are set to meet in the World Series. The Dodgers and Rays will open in Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday night after each finished memorable League Championship Series matchups this weekend. They also won a Game 7, topping Houston 4-2 in the ALCS and earn the second World Series trip in franchise history. FIRST LOOKKevin Kiermaier, Mike Zunino, Blake Snell and the Rays are expected to work out at Globe Life Field a day before Game 1 of the World Series. BIG QUESTIONThe loaded Braves are in position to contend for the World Series again next year after they were eliminated by the Dodgers in the NLCS on Sunday night.
LEADING OFF: Astros-Rays go to Game 7, LA trails Braves 3-2
The only task left — winning Game 7 of their AL Championship Series against the Rays. That Red Sox team went on to win the World Series and end the Curse of the Bambino. McCullers started and Morton closed for the Astros in Game 7 of the ’17 World Series against the Dodgers. LET’S PLAY 6Mookie Betts and the Dodgers try again to avoid elimination when they face Atlanta in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series. The Braves haven’t been to the World Series since 1999, the Dodgers haven’t won the title since 1988.
Yanks sweep Indians 10-9 in draining game, meet Rays in ALDS
New York Yankees' Gio Urshela (29) and Mike Ford celebrate after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-9 in Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series, early Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)CLEVELAND – It took the New York Yankees nearly five hours on the field, carried them from Wednesday to Thursday and September into October to complete the sweep. "They weren’t going to lose.”At 4 hours, 50 minutes — even without two rain delays totaling another 76 minutes — it was draining. New York went 2-8 during a testy season series with top-seeded Tampa Bay, which won the AL East by seven games over the second-place Yankees. RECORD STOREIndians pitchers walked 12, tied for the most in any postseason game.
Tampa Bay momentum over Dallas into back-to-back Cup games
The Dallas Stars have to fix some things in a hurry, or this Stanley Cup Final could be over quickly. After consecutive games with three-goal periods, Tampa Bay has all of the momentum and a 2-1 series lead. Dallas' top line is without a goal against Tampa Bay. The NHL is playing Stanley Cup Final games on back-to-back nights for the first time since 2009, when Detroit won each of the first two games against Pittsburgh, which eventually won the series in seven games. In its only back-to-back this postseason, Tampa Bay won Games 2 and 3 in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs against Boston.
Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman discusses team's young core, rebuild progress, decision to return
DETROIT Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman was officially introduced Friday as the team's new general manager. "I would like to start by saying I'm extremely excited to be back in Detroit with the Red Wings," Yzerman said. The Detroit Tigers welcomed back Steve Yzerman after he accepted the Red Wings general manager job on April 19, 2019. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)"Today is a real exciting day for the fans of the Detroit Red Wings and for the Red Wings organization," Holland said. "It's a real exciting day for me to see Steve Yzerman come back where he belongs, back in Detroit with the Detroit Red Wings."