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New York: Islanders Head into Tonight's Match Looking to Earn First Series Lead


June 08, 2021
Source: Islanders/Twitter.com
Source: Islanders/Twitter.com

🏀Nets: Even though the Nets took home a solid Game 1 win over the Bucks, fans aren’t getting too comfortable. The Bucks, led by All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo (pronounced YA-niss ah-dedo-KOON-bo), struggled to score on Saturday, especially from the three-point arc, making only six of their 30 attempts. Yikes. 

  • The Bucks will likely perform better in Game 2, while the Nets will be missing Harden after he re-injured the hamstring he’s struggled with all season. It’s not clear if/when he’ll return, but he’s definitely sidelined for tonight’s 7:30 p.m. ET game. 

🏒Islanders: The Islanders evened out their second-round series against the Boston Bruins with their 4–1 win on Saturday. After suffering a nasty slash from Bruins forward David Krejčí, Matt Barzal got his revenge by scoring the Isles’ game-winning goal. Satisfying. 

  • Tonight’s game is crucial as the teams return to Boston, where the Isles will look to earn their first lead of the series. Puck drops at 6:30 p.m. ET. 

⚾️Yankees: To top off a week of Yankee drama, including speculation of Gerrit Cole’s potential use of performance enhancers, Giancarlo Stanton’s ups and downs, and Aaron Boone’s temper tantrum, the Boston Red Sox swept our pinstripes with yesterday's 6–5 extra-innings win. Get your sh!t together, Yanks!

🔢 Box scores: ⚾️ The Mets beat the San Diego Padres 6–2 yesterday; 🏀 the Liberty lost 85–64 to the Connecticut Sun on Saturday; ⚽️ Gotham FC beat the OL Reign 1–0 on Saturday.