May 19th, 2014
1) Henrik Lundqvist has been a flat out stud this postseason and it didn’t stop Game 2 on the ECF. He stopped 40 out of 41 shots on goal Monday evening which is an unreal .976 save percentage. He was the best player on the ice, for both teams and because of that, New York sits in a comfortable 2-0 lead taking both games in Montreal and are now heading back home to Madison Square Garden.
2) Old Reliable, Tim Duncan man handled the Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Tim scored 27 points and grabbed 7 rebounds as well. He mostly dominated in the 1st half, scoring 21. Pop came out with the perfect game plan and exploited the Ibaka-less Oklahoma City Thunder. The best PF to ever play looked as young as ever Monday. As long as Ibaka is out, look for Tim, Pop, and the rest of the Spurs to get him going early and often.
3) Make that 3 wins in a row for the ‘Stros and tonight was in large part to Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel threw 8.2 innings, only allowed 2 runs, 8 strikeouts and got 2 groundball double plays. 25 of his 27 outs were via strikeout or groundball, which is a great sign he’s not allowing balls a chance to leave the ballpark. He’s lowered his ERA to 2.92 and a 1.05 WHIP. This is his 3rd straight win, and 3rd straight outing of at LEAST 7.2 IP and 2 or less runs.