Wake N’ Blog For June 1st: Rock-Throwing Stripping Game? Why Didn’t I Think Of That?
• NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Detroit is now fully in control of this series after beating Pittsburgh for the second consecutive night 3-1. Evgeni Malkin staked the Penguins a 1-0 lead in the first period, but the Red Wings came storming back on goals by rookie Jonathan Ericsson and VAltteri Filppula six minutes later. Some guy named Justin Abdelkader added a goal in the third period. The series moves to Pittsburgh on Tuesday but it doesn’t look good for the Penguins: teams that have won Games 1 & 2 at home have gone on to win the Cup 31 of the 32 times it has occurrred. [NHL.com]
• MLB Recap. The Royals are finally beginning their annual downward spiral after getting swept by the White Sox, losing 7-4. The Indians were up 4-0 on the Yankees, blew the lead but went on to win 5-4. Jamie Moyer earned his 250th victory Sunday, going six innings in Philadelphia’s 4-2 win over the Nationals. [MLB.com Scoreboard]
• PGA Tour. Steve Stricker choked away the lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and then Tim Clark blew a chance to win the tournament on the final hole, missing a 9-foot putt on 18, but Stricker managed to salvage a victory in a three-man playoff. [PGATour.com]
• It’s just like Strip Poker, except you chuck rocks at cars, I guess. A 23-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were arrested in Lakewood, Washington in connection with some sort of game where they threw rocks at cars and depending on how they damaged the car, one of them had to shed a piece of clothing. They better be careful – it’s never a good idea to mix sex with other urges – especially vandalism. How do I know that? Um, I guess I dont. Carry on. [AOL/AP]