Henrik Lundqvist stymied the Devils, a pair of Canadians excelled in amateur sports around the world, the Champions League title was decided by penalty kicks and Canadian-owned I'll Have Another won the Preakness on a busy and exciting Saturday in sports.
With that in mind, here are your top five stories:
1. The New Jersey Devils must be experiencing a serious case of deja-vu. The New York Rangers rode the stellar play of goalie Henrik Lundqvist to a 3-0 victory over the Devils in Game 3, just as was the case in Game 1. Lundqvist's contribution is best illustrated by these saves that kept his team alive through two scoreless periods. Meanwhile, Chris Kreider was a topic in Rangers coach John Tortorella's post-game press conference. Kreider set an NHL record with his fifth goal of the playoffs — the most by any player that has yet to play a regular-season game in the league.
2. In the latest installment of Coach's Corner, Don Cherry talked about how Marian Gaborik seems to be in John Tortorella's doghouse. Grapes also talked about a couple of exits: Team Canada's loss at the hockey worlds in Finland and why Dale Hunter parted ways with the Washington Capitals.
3. Another Canadian is rocking a pink jersey in the Alps. Victoria's Ryder Hesjedal retained the overall leader's jersey in the Giro D'Italia bicycle race, unseating Joaquin Rodriguez, who wore it for four successive days. Meanwhile in China, Kamloops, B.C., native Dylan Armstrong captured second place in shot put at the Diamond League Shanghai Golden Grand Prix event. You can watch the entire track and field meet on-demand by clicking here.
4. It appeared that Bayern Munich had the Champions League sewn up when Thomas Muller's header beat Chelsea keeper Cech in the 83rd minute, but Didier Drogba got his team through to extra time with a beautiful header of his own in the 88th minute. When the final came down to a drama-filled set of penalty kicks, Drogba capped it off with the winner for the English side.
5. Thirty-four years after Affirmed won the Triple Crown, there is a chance for another horse to match that feat in 2012. Canadian-owned I'll Have Another won the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, adding to the Kentucky Derby win of two weeks ago. Next up, the Belmont Stakes on June 9, where I'll Have Another and jockey Mario Gutierrez will go for the elusive third jewel in the Triple Crown.
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