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Welcome to "Number One Says," where after 11 years, it's Crosby 2, Ovechkin 0.
Number One says:
On Sunday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins won Game Six of the Stanley Cup Final, 3-1, to lock up their fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Pens won back to back Cups in 1991 and 1992, with Mario Lemieux leading the team. Their third Cup came in 2009, the first with Sidney Crosby. Speaking of Crosby, he won the Conn Smythe Trophy; adding that to his many, many accolades.
Meanwhile, the NBA Finals continues tonight with Game Six in Cleveland; clearly LeBron's last home game of the season. The Warriors enter tonight needing a win to clinch their second straight championship, while the Cavaliers look to force Game Seven back in Oakland, which would take place on Sunday. There have been 32 3-1 leads in NBA Finals history. No team has successfully come back from that deficit to win the whole thing. In fact, if Cleveland wins tonight, it will mark only the third time that a team down 3-1 in the NBA Finals even forced Game Seven.
The 2016 CFL season is a week away, and the league released their US TV schedule! The season will start in the same city that it will end: Toronto. The Argonauts will host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats next Thursday; the first meeting between the two clubs since last year's East Semifinal. The Tiger-Cats won that playoff game, 25-22, with a last second FG. The game will air on ESPNEWS here in the States.
It's official: hockey is heading to Vegas! It was announced on Tuesday that the NHL approved an expansion team in Las Vegas, and the team could start playing as early as the 2017-18 season. Expansion rumors began about two years ago, with Vegas, Seattle, and Quebec City rumored to get teams. The main reason was to make the conferences even, as the East has two more teams than the West. The Vegas team would most likely play in the Pacific Division, as Nevada is right next to California, and Arizona is next to both states.
The NHL franchise would be the first professional franchise in Las Vegas. Though there have been rumors that the Raiders are considering a move to Vegas, after LA only opted to take the Rams back. Which brings us to...
The #1 Burning Question of the Week: Will we ever see an NFL team in Vegas?