6/2/10 Rocky’s Recap

Top 3 Games

1. Stanley Cup Final Gm 3- Chicago at Philadelphia (Phi 4-3 OT)

The 3rd consecutive thriller in what has been a fantastic Stanley Cup Final thus far.  The Flyers once again showed their grit and determination to win it’s first game of the series.  5:59 into overtime Claude Giroux scored on a deflection off Matt Carle’s pass to give Philly the victory.  The Flyers almost won 57 seconds prior when Simon Gagne ricocheted one off the post which never crossed the goal line. 

Ville Leino #22 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates with teammates Matt Carle #25 and Claude Giroux #28 after scoring a goal in the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Three of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Wachovia Center on June 2, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Chicago entered the game on a 7 game road winning streak in the playoffs, while the orange and black had won its previous 8 playoff games at home.  It was the Flyers who ended the Blackhawks reign.

Game Rating- 3 1/2*

2. Cleveland at Detroit (Det- 3-0)

All you have to do is read my prior post to this travesty.  Galarraga was ROBBED!!!

PHOTO Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga throws against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit June 2, 2010.

Game Rating- 3*

3. French Open Quarterfinals- Roger Soderling DEF Roger Federer (4 Sets)

Soderling ended Federer’s impressive streak of reaching 23 consecutive Grand Slam Semifinals.  The streak started at the 2004 Wimbledon.  Last year, Soderling was the same man who defeated Rafael Nadal at the French Open.  Nadal had won four previous French Open Titles.  In fact, it was the first time he EVER lost at Roland Garros.

Game Rating- 2 1/2*

Top 3 Performances

  1. Armando Galarrago (SP- Det)- He technically threw a 1-hit shutout, but it was a perfect game.
  2. Claude Giroux (RW- Phi)-Scored the game winning goal in overtime of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.
  3. Roger Soderling (Tennis)- I mean, he beat Roger Federer  

NEWS & NOTES

  • Ken Griffey Jr. retires after 22 years.  He hit 630 career roundtrippers.  Imagine if he didn’t get hurt during his years with Cincinnati.  He would most likely be the all-time home-run king.
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