This happened on Friday, when the Los Angeles Kings were still 20 minutes from closing out the St. Louis Blues in their Western Conference quarter-final. And this looks like it is one of two things: It is either two acquaintances trying to laugh off a piece of unfortunate news — or it is one of the most awkward sideline interviews in recent memory.
Then he walked into Fenway Park and was transformed.
The Toronto Blue Jays left-hander stumped the Red Sox on five hits over seven innings and left with a 2-0 lead in the eighth. Boston tied it up, but Adam Lind (pictured, left) whacked a long homer in the ninth and the Blue Jays hung on to win 3-2.
“It’s awesome,” Lind said. (Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Ben Watson headed in the winner in the 90th minute at Wembley Stadium from Shaun Maloney’s corner after City, six minutes after City defender Pablo Zabaleta was sent off.
“The boys were fantastic and they deserve it,” Watson told the BBC. “To come on and score the winner in the FA Cup final is a dream.” (Photos: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images, Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images)
In the quiet under the dome, fans and players alike sat with their hands cupped over their faces, staring in stunned silence as they watched a crew of medics kneeling over the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher lying in the dirt.
J.A. Happ had just been hit on the left side of the head by a line drive. There was blood on his hand when he lifted it from the spot where the ball struck him.
It happened in a flash. Tampa Bay’s Desmond Jennings hit the ball. The ball hit Happ so hard that it caromed deep into foul territory along the right-field line.
Happ was listed in “good condition” Wednesday morning at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, a hospital spokesperson said. In a statement, the Blue Jays said he was expected to be released from hospital later on Wednesday after more tests. He suffered a a head contusion and a cut on his left ear, the statement said. (Photos: Mike Carlson/The Associated Press)
So, the Leafs didn’t win on Monday night, in their first playoff game since 2003. But look at how excited Toronto is about actually having a team in the post-season. LOOK AT THEM. (Photo: Tyler Anderson/National Post)
This was probably the strangest part of last night’s Canadiens-Senators game: Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored a goal for the Senators, but got a high stick in the face and lost a tooth. Here he is trying to pick it up.
In case you’re keeping track at home — Carey Price, the Canadiens goaltender lost a tooth during Game 2 (he skated over to the bench and handed it to the trainer) and his Senators counterpart, Craig Anderson, lost a tooth in Game 1. Essentially, the team that has a player who loses a tooth, ends up winning the game. (Photo: Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
Ah yes, famous people come out in droves for playoff games — especially since ticket prices are off the wall. Last night’s example: Glee stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith (who is Canadian) took in the Canucks vs. Sharks game in Vancouver. ARE THEY BAD LUCK? (Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)