September 28, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 9 comments

I have to stop speaking ill of Stephen Gostkowski. He was an absolute beast yesterday. An unreal performance. Maybe the best day he's ever had as a pro.

I wonder what got into him. He couldn't find the uprights with a metal detector a week or two ago.

posted by beaverboard at 11:40 AM on September 28

This is the first Stanley Cup won in Canada since 1993.

posted by rcade at 10:55 PM on September 28

Congrats to the Lightning who have been knocking on the door for so long. I'm glad they honored Stamkos but it had to have been a little bittersweet for him given how little he got to play in the Finals. I'm sad to see Dobby's Cinderella story end, and I have no idea what the future will hold for him, but it was a hell of a fun run.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:16 AM on September 29

Congratulations to the Bay Lightning and to all their fans. I seem to recall that the team that won the Cup after them in the aughts was the Hurricanes. Here's to history rhyming (but without the lock out this time, please?)

posted by NoMich at 09:14 AM on September 29

This is the 2nd time Stamkos has missed the opportunity to play in a championship victory due to injury. At least he got to lace 'em up for a few minutes and score a goal.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:16 AM on September 29

This is the first Stanley Cup won in Canada since 1993.

If you mean that this is the last time the final game of the series was played in Canada, you are incorrect. Boston clinched the 2011 Cup final in game 7, played in Vancouver. To be sure, 1993 is the last time a Canadian team won the Cup in its home arena.

posted by Howard_T at 01:31 PM on September 29

Poor rcade. He served up a nice burn on Canada, but Howard swooped in to set the record straight. Delete your account, rcade

posted by NoMich at 02:17 PM on September 29

Ha! In my defense, the factoid isn't as interesting now.

posted by rcade at 07:38 PM on September 29

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