Phoenix sporting Los Suns jerseys were muy caliente on Cinco de Mayo taking down San Antonio 110-102 at home to go up 2-0 with offensive board domination proving the deciding factor in the victory. “They’re a team that’s been there before, they’re as well coached as anybody in this league, we know what they’re made of and we got to match it," said a Steve Nash in the post game presser keeping fans expectations on an even keel. Keep in mind the Spurs have a knack for sending the Suns packing in the playoffs knocking them out in ‘96, ‘98, ‘03, ‘05, ‘07, and ‘08.
In the NHL playoffs with the Sharks crunching on the Red Wings as if they were smothered in honey bbq and Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask making Philly fans weep the spotlight is divided evenly between the still up for grabs Vancouver-Chicago and Montreal-Pittsburgh battles. When Chicago’s one-man-army Dustin “Big Buff" Byfuglien (he’s 6’4, 257lbs) pulled off a hat trick against the Canucks Wednesday, the first Blackhawk postseason tres since the Golden Jet was slapping bullets for them. Sizing up the the rest of the series Vancouver’s fortunes rest on whether the Sedin bros can get back in high gear. As far as the Habs-Pens series, if the Canadiens are going to keep hope alive they’ve gotta leverage their own fandemonium and start winning at the Bell Centre. Heading into Game 4 (thurs night) they’ve been doormats on the homefront losing seven of the last eight games. Looks like they got the memo though, willing themselves to a 3-2 come from behind beauty last night to tie the series at two apiece.