🌪️ Spring Sports Whirlwind

NBA/NHL game 5s, Premier League Drama and PGA Championship set to tee

Happy Humpday, Blitzers - can you keep up? The spring sports whirlwind 🌪️ is gaining momentum. Game 7s loom in the NBA and NHL playoffs after some critical game 5s where Jalen Brunson and Nikola Jokic were both on missions in the NBA, there was chaos in Canada in a wild game between the Oilers and Canucks and the Bruins staved off elimination in Florida. PGA Championship, golf’s second major of the season, tees off tomorrow with Tiger Woods in action - plus the Premier League Championship Sunday is shaping up to be a dandy! Let’s roll…

WTF Stat: Jalen Brunson is the first player since LeBron James (2018) with five 40-point playoff games in a single postseason run, and we're halfway through Round 2. 

Written By: TorchPro and Jeff Yoder

⚽️ Premier League Drama: Manchester City wins to set up last-day drama with Arsenal for Premier League Title - yes, please. Man City aims for a record fourth straight title to be decided in the final match of the season. (Man. City Blank Tottenham (2-0) to Set Up Sunday Finale)

⛳️ Rumors are this week’s PGA Championship is a three-horse race between Scottie Scheffler, Brooks Koepka, and Rory McIlroy… Agree? Ranking the Valhalla Field (CBS Sports)

🏈 NFL Schedule Release: Expect excitement tonight as your favorite NFL teams reveal their 2024 schedules. The dates will be set, matchups will be known, and every game will be revealed!

🏀 Caitlin Clark delivered in her WNBA debut with four 3s and 20 points, despite the Fever’s big loss in the season opener.

Jalen Brunson’s 5th 40-point game this postseason | source: USA Today

NBA Playoffs - Swing Game Masterpieces

The greatest players step up when the lights are the brightest, and that’s what we saw in a pair of pivotal Game 5 swing games on Tuesday night. With both the Knicks-Pacers and Nuggets-Timberwolves series tied at 2-2 each, Jalen Brunson and Nikola Jokic were on missions.

Brunson poured in 44 points and a +/- of +31 when he was on the court for the Knicks. New York only led by seven in the third quarter before running down the Pacers by 30 in Madison Square Garden.

Out West, Nikola Jokic received his MVP award in front of the Denver fans and proceeded to drop 40 points in a masterpiece. Jokic gave the Nuggets a +/- of +21 when he was on the court. Minnesota’s big men Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert had no answers for the Joker. The Knicks and Nuggets now lead 3-2, and they’re on the brink of reaching conference finals.

NBA Playoff Highlights (Round 2)

Jalen Brunson (44 pts, 7 asts)

NYK Lead Series (3-2)

Nikola Jokic (40 pts, 13 asts, 7 rebs)

DEN Lead Series (3-2)

Tonight’s Schedule

Gm 5: Cavaliers at Celtics (7:00 pm ET, TNT)

BOS Leads Series (3-1)

Gm 5: Mavericks at Thunder (9:30 pm ET, TNT)

Series Tied (2-2)

Evan Bouchard after scoring eventual game winning goal | Source: USA Today


Oilers Hold Off Canucks (3-2) in Wild Game 4 Finish; Bruins Stave Off Elimination Against Panthers (2-1)

It’s been 30 years since a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup (1993). Two squads up North are trying to change that trend… But they have to go through each other first. The Canucks and Oilers entered Game 4 last night with some bad blood spilling over onto the ice. Two days ago, Carson Soucy’s reckless cross-check on Connor McDavid lit a fire under the Oilers. Soucy was suspended, and Edmonton flew out to a 2-0 lead last night before one of the craziest finishes of the postseason. Vancouver scored twice in the third period to mount a comeback, including the game-tying goal with 1:41 left. Overtime looked inevitable, but the Oilers struck 60 seconds later — Evan Bouchard from distance! Stunner in the Great White North.

Out East, the Bruins forced Game 6 with the Panthers thanks to Charlie McAvoy’s go-ahead goal and another stellar outing from goaltender Jeremy Swayman. The Bruins’ goalie made 28 saves, including 10 in the third period to preserve the lead. Boston is still breathing as we head toward the weekend.

Stanley Cup Playoff Highlights (Round 2)

Evan Bouchard Hits GW Goal With 38 Seconds

Series Tied (2-2)

Jeremy Swayman Makes 28 Saves

FLA Leads Series (3-2)


Tonight’s Schedule

Gm 5: Avalanche at Stars (8:00 pm ET, ESPN)

Which state has hosted the most PGA Championships?

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Petr Klima | Source: CityNews Calgary

On My 15th, 1990 Edmonton Oiler Petr Klima (RIP) scores to defeat the Boston Bruins in the third overtime period, the longest Stanley Cup Finals game in history. Klima, had been benched for much of the game by Oilers coach John Muckler and scored on just his second shift of overtime, beating goaltender Andy Moog at 15:13 of the 3rd overtime.

🏈 NFL - 2024 NFL Schedule Release (8:00 pm ET, NFLN)


  • Sky at Wings (8:00 pm ET, WNBA League Pass)

  • Dream at Sparks (10:00 pm ET, WNBA League Pass)

🏀 NBA Playoffs

  • Gm 5: Cavaliers at Celtics (7:00 pm ET, TNT) BOS leads series (3-1)

  • Gm 5: Mavericks at Thunder (9:30 pm ET, TNT) Series Tied (2-2)

🏒 Stanley Cup Playoffs

  • Gm 5: Avalanche at Stars (8:00 pm ET, ESPN):

⚾️ MLB

  • Mets at Phillies (6:40 pm ET, MLBTV)

  • Cubs at Braves (7:20 pm ET, ESPN+)

  • Yankees at Twins (7:40 pm ET, PRIME)

⚽️ Soccer

  • MLS: Orlando City vs. inter Miami (7:30 pm ET, APPLE)

Trivia Time Answer

C. New York. New York has hosted thirteen PGA championships, followed by Ohio (11) and Pennsylvania (9).