The New York Rangers 45-31-6 record was good enough to earn them 96 points and second in the Metropolitan Division. This put them in the playoffs for the fourth straight season and their eighth appearance in the last nine seasons. However, this is the first season the Rangers will be in the playoffs under new head coach, Alain Vigneault.
In this playoff edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Matt Moro and Patrick Burns break down each of the four matchups in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
In this playoff edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Kris Venezia and Marelle Cerven break down each of the four matchups in the Western Conference playoffs.
Tim Kurkjian, ESPN baseball analyst, joined the show and immediately addressed Terry Collin’s decision-making in Fridaynight’s Mets game. He also discussed some Yankees worries concerning CC Sabathia’s early struggles, Pineda’s pine tar incident, and the lack of stadium attendance in April. Kurkjian added some unique anecdotes and personal thoughts about the influx of Tommy John Surgery amongst younger pitchers in today’s game, too.
Hank Gola, golf writer for The New York Daily News joined Jake Kring-Schreifels and myself to break down the Masters’ Tournament. Gola gave his Masters’ prediction as well as analysis on the Tournament without prized golfers like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. He gave insight into the course and how the golfers will fare over the next two rounds.
In this season-ending edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Patrick Burns and Tara Sledjeski talk about the injury to goaltender Ben Bishop and how it will affect the Lightning in the playoffs if he cannot play.
Yangervis Solarte has taken the league by storm in just eight big league games - and David Ortiz has taken notice.
"I watched a game he had in Houston. To be honest with you, it got me goosebumps," Ortiz said ahead of Boston's Thursday showdown with the Yankees. "I mean, this guy has so much intensity...God, man."
We spoke with Jack Moore (@jh_moore) of Sports On Earth, The Classical, Beacon Reader & more about Josh Hamilton, Ryan Braun, and other early-season stories, as well as some Yankees/Mets stuff. Plus, we break down Masahiro Tanaka's debut and the Yankees' bullpen.
Jared Dubin (@JADubin5) of Bloomberg Sports, Grantland, and Hardwood Paroxysm joined us today to talk about the issues in Indiana, the Knicks' playoff hopes, and whether the Nets can make a run. We also discussed UConn's win over Kentucky in the National Championship and made our picks for tonight's games.