1st vs. 2nd: Mother Hen Mourinho vs. Cahill for Jesus
The top two from the regular season have made it to the championship final as well. The Mother Hen easily dispatched DP's All-Stars in the semifinals, while Avalanche made C-for-J sweat with both teams utilizing Sunderland players to great effect (the Black Cats played twice in the final week).
ENGLAND (all times BST):
15.00: Premier League, 3rd vs. 13th: Arsenal vs. WBA
15.00: Premier League, 16th vs. 19th: Aston Villa vs. Burnley
15.00: Premier League, 1st vs. 15th: CHELSEA vs. Sunderland
15.00: Premier League, 12th vs. 8th: Crystal Palace vs. Swansea City
15.00: Premier League, 10th vs. 6th: Everton vs. Tottenham Hotspur
15.00: Premier League, 18th vs. 4th: Hull City vs. Manchester United
15.00: Premier League, 14th vs. 20th: Leicester City vs. QPR
15.00: Premier League, 2nd vs. 7th: Manchester City vs. Southampton
15.00: Premier League, 17th vs. 11th: Newcastle United vs. West Ham United
15.00: Premier League, 9th vs. 5th: Stoke City vs. Liverpool
17.30: League One, promotion playoffs, final: Preston North End vs. Swindon Town
Another absolutely mental playoff game, though this one waited until the third period to kick things off. The Hawks took a 3-1 lead about halfway through the third, only to give up 3 goals in 37 seconds (second quickest three goals ever in the NHL). Kane tied it at 4 in regulation before Vermette (!!) of all people won it in overtime. I adore Vermette, mostly from fantasy hockey (face-offs OP), and he's been a healthy scratch a few times this season including in Game 3 (for some random reason, I might add). In any case, great to see him score past the ever annoying Frederik Andersen.
Great game from young Teravainen, too. But how long can the Hawks keep rolling with just four defensemen? Hjammer looked dead tired. Oduya was fantastic though.
ELSEWHERE (all times BST):
11.30: Eredivisie, EL-spot playoffs, semifinal 2nd leg: Vitesse vs. PEC Zwolle (2-1 agg.)
14.00: Serie A, 20th vs. 6th: Parma vs. Fiorentina
14.30: Eredivisie, EL-spot playoffs, semifinal 2nd leg: Feyenoord vs. Heerenveen (0-1 agg.)
19.45: Serie A, 11th vs. 9th: AC Milan vs. Torino