First Call: Dominik Simon finally scores; Bruins keep Eastern sweeps alive
In Friday’s “First Call,” we finally see Dominik Simon score a goal. Not for the Penguins, of course. John Daly’s pants are better than his game. And the Bruins keep the sweep trend rolling in the Eastern Conference.
So when is Dominik Simon going to score?
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 16, 2019
That’s a goal and two assists for the Penguins forward at the World Championships. He has four points in the competition so far for the Czech Republic squad.
The Czechs beat Latvia, 6-3. Simon totaled six points from March 1 through the end of the NHL playoffs. His last goal came on March 16.
Running out of brooms
The Bruins finished off a four-game sweep of Carolina last night in the Eastern Conference finals with a 3-0 win.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 17, 2019
Goalie Tuukka Rask continues a Conn Smythe push. That’s his second shutout of the playoffs. The Bruins goalie yielded only five goals in the series.
Only once has Rask allowed more than three goals in the 2019 playoffs. That was Game 4 in Toronto during the first round, and the Bruins won that one, 6-4, anyway.
So this means the team that swept the team who managed to sweep the Penguins just got swept, too.
You follow that? The Islanders swept the Penguins. Then they were swept by the Hurricanes. Then the Hurricanes went down in four straight against the Bruins.
I suppose we can then assume whoever wins the Western Conference will defeat Boston, 4-0, in the Stanley Cup Final.
Sorry, Bruins. It’s been a good run.
Does this count as a 12-game losing streak for the Penguins?
A picture says 1,000 words
Does it get any more John Daly than this photo at the PGA Championship?
— Paul (@laflures) May 17, 2019
I’d say that’s Daly in a nutshell, wouldn’t you?
How about those pants?!
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 16, 2019
Even Shaquille O’Neal’s jacket thinks those are a little much.
Thoughts on Shaq's suit? pic.twitter.com/MqSWmx9WIf
— #RingerNBA (@ringernba) May 16, 2019
And much like most of those wearing Yankees pinstripes for real, Daly is too banged up to move on his own. So he’s using a cart.
It was an experience he called “almost embarrassing.”
The 1991 PGA champion’s play wasn’t much better. He shot a 5-over 75.
Tennis temper tantrum
I can’t say he lost his temper.
This is his temper.
Crazy scenes in Rome.
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) May 16, 2019
That’s tennis player Nick Kyrgios in Rome leaving his match. And that was his chair leaving the ground.
It’s not clear what set off the Australian. This is nothing new for Kyrgios. His rap sheet of discipline and fines is too long to list in this entry. So click here.
For this offense, the right-hander was fined about $22,000, forfeited all prize money and points earned during the event and was told to cover the costs of his hospitality.
He appears very upset about it.
Hahahahaha ðð https://t.co/QM2A2NPz8p
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) May 16, 2019
The more you can do
Marc Schwartz is the play-by-play voice of the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League.
It’s a long way to the big leagues as a broadcaster.
Working in the minors, you have to take on multiple jobs. Sometimes you are the broadcaster, clubhouse attendant, director of travel and media relations guy all in one.
In Marc’s case, maybe he can serve as a utility bench player, too.
boy am I impressive… ð pic.twitter.com/KaaOWPI84V
— Marc Schwartz (@MarcSchwartz26) May 16, 2019
Golden voice. Gold(en) Glove.