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There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Riley Sheahan before, which is understandable considering he’s a 20-year old Detroit Red Wings prospect who has only played in one career NHL game. The kid has a promising future in hockey, he was drafted 21st overall in the 2010 NHL entry draft and spent three years at Notre Dame, but the only reason we’re talking about him is because of some recent moronic decisions he made off the ice.
According to a report detailing Sheahan’s DUI arrest in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 29th, the forward was arrested with a blood-alcohol content of .30. Yes, .30. If you know BAC pretty well, you know that’s nearly four times the legal limit. In fact, that’s almost double what would be considered “super-drunk” by police.
Being “super-drunk” is classified having a BAC of 0.17 or higher, and can land a drunk driver up to 180 days in jail. But that’s not all Sheahan has to worry about. Because the kid is underage and admitted that he had been using teammate Brendan Smith‘s ID that night, he could face deportation back to his home country of Canada.
But wait, we’re not done with the whole “bad decisions” thing just yet! Not only was Sheahan arrested for driving the wrong way on a Grand Rapids road, he was doing so while wearing a Teletubby costume. A PURPLE teletubby costume. C’mon Riley, everybody knows the purple Teletubby is the black sheep of the group.
Two teams faced elimination last night in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. One staved off defeat, the other are the Detroit Red Wings.
Pittsburgh, once doe 3-0 to the Flyers won their second straight elimination game and forced a game 6 back in Philadelphia Sunday.
In Nashville, the Red Wings had no answer for Predator goalie Pekka Rinne, and fell four games to one. This was an early exit for Detroit, which has won four Stanley Cups and played in two more finals since the 1994-95 season. The Red Wings become the first team to exit these playoffs, and Nashville will wait to see who they play in the conference semis.
Florida tops Devils, seize 2-1 series lead
The Panther erased an early 3-0 deficit with four straight goals
Predators win 3-1, Detroit on the brink of elimination
Nashville holds a 3-1 series lead after a great performance by their goalie,Pekka Rinne, who stopped 40 of 41 Red Wing shots
Coyotes slip past Blackhawks 3-2 in OT, take series lead
Mikkel Boedker scored 13:15 into overtime, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their wild and physical opening-round Western Conference playoff series.
Game 4 is Thursday night at the United Center.
Boedker scored from the left side of the net, beating goalie Corey Crawford as the teams played their third straight overtime game.
The greatest playoffs in sports? Easily! There is nothing like the Stanley Cup Playoffs for intensity, sacrifice, and, excitement! The 16 playoff teams are set, and all the conference quarter-finals match ups are set or will be as soon as the last game of the season between, LA and San Jose determines the seven and eight seeds in the West.
These are the series, all best-of-seven, in the East,with my picks
#1 NY Rangers vs# 8 Ottawa Senators. Rangers in 6
#2 Boston Bruins vs #7 Washington Capitols Bruins in 7
#3 Florida Panthers vs #6 New Jersey Devils Devils in 6
#4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs #5 Philadelphia Flyers Penguins in 7
In the West #1 Vancouver Canucks vs # 8 LA Kings. Canucks in 5
#2 St.Louis Blues vs #7 San Jose. St.Louis in 6
#3 Pheonix Coyotes vs #6 Chicago Blackhawks Blackhawks in 6
#4 Nashville Predators vs #5 Detroit Red Wings Red Wings in 6
By Gator Doug
Is there any post-season tournament more intense, more exciting, and more grueling for the participants than the Stanley Cup Playoffs? No!
The Easetern, and Western Conference Quarterfinals begin Wednesday, and Thurdsday nights, and here are the matchups, and my picks.
#1 Washington vs #8 Montreal (Washington in six games)
#2 New Jersey vs #7 Philadelphia (Philly in seven games)
#3 Buffalo vs #6 Boston (Buffalo in six games)
#4 Pittsburgh vs #5 Ottawa (Pittsburgh in five games)
#1 San Jose vs #8 Colorado (San Jose in five games)
#2 Chicago vs #7 Nashville (Chicago in four games)
#3 Vancouver vs #6 L.A. (L.A. in seven games)
#4 Pheonix vs #5 Detroit (Detroit in six games)
Watch, and enjoy, if you have never given hockey a chance, do yourself a favor and check the games out, I think you will fall in love with it.