No way the Penguins get swept by the Flyers … right? The NHL playoff favorites (according to Vegas) are on the verge of getting the broom in the first round, just like their football brethren were booted by the Broncos in January.
If the Penguins lose, expect plenty of ire to be sent the way of Sid the Kid (even though the goalie issues have really been Pittsburgh’s problem*).
Also on the verge of being swept: The Canucks. They’re in LA tonight. Will Vancouver burn like it did in June?
In the NBA, there are a handful of games that may be of interest to you:
Philadelphia at Cleveland – Cavs were down by 50 last night in Detroit. No way the struggling 76ers lose to the Cavs, right?
Chicago at Charlotte – Will the Bobcats lose their 18th game in a row?
LA Clippers win over Denver + Warriors win over the Lakers = Clippers take the lead in the Pacific. But who are we kidding – there’s no way the tanking Warriors are beating the Lakers.
Thunder win in Phoenix + Spurs loss in Sacramento = Thunder become the No. 1 seed in the West.
New York at New Jersey – Over/under on three-pointers made by the Knicks (they sank 19 Tuesday) … 13.
Houston at Dallas – The Rockets have lost four in a row and are tied with the Suns for the 8th spot in the West.
* Hey, that’s what a Flyers fans who has season tickets tells me.