New York: Islanders Advance to Stanley Cup Semifinals

June 10, 2021
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New York: Islanders Advance to Stanley Cup Semifinals
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🏒Islanders: The Islanders pulled away from the big bad Boston Bruins in the second period of last night’s Game 6, scoring three unanswered goals in the second and ultimately winning 6–2. The victory clinched the series and their spot in the Stanley Cup semifinals for the second straight season. LFG!

  • The Isles will once again face the Tampa Bay Lightning, whom they lost to 4-2 in last year’s conference finals. The defending Stanley Cup champions are looking to repeat, but with fans back in the Coliseum, we only have one question: are they ready for it?

🏀Nets: No James Harden? No problem. The Nets still dominated the Milwaukee Bucks in their 125–86 win on Tuesday. TBH, the Bucks played terribly, and their star Giannis Antetokounmpo (pronounced YA-niss ah-dedo-KOON-bo) struggled. And with the way Kevin Durant has been playing, a sweep may be in sight. Game 3’s tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET.

⚾️MLB: Pitcher Gerritt Cole led the Yankees to a 9–6 win over the Minnesota Twins last night amidst drama surrounding his likely use of illegal performance-enhancing substances. Since the MLB announced that they would start cracking down on these substances, Cole’s performance has struggled, so we’re glad to see him earning a win.

  • Cole isn’t the only one alleged to be using these, and many are citing these substances as a potential reason offense has been so limited across the league this season.

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso publicly disagreed with the MLB’s decision, but clearly he’s not having any issues hitting as he crushed three homers (!!!) in the Mets 14–1 win over the Baltimore Orioles last night. Well played.