LAst Night's Action: Clippers Get Win No. 50
LA Clippers defeat Phoenix Suns 126-101. DeAndre Jordan: 20 points, 12 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block.
San Francisco Giants defeat LA Dodgers 5-3. W: Tim Lincecum (1-0, 0.00 ERA). L: Josh Beckett (0-1, 4.50 ERA). S: Sergio Romo (2).
Josh Beckett: 6IP, 6H, 5R, 3ER, 1BB, 4K, 2HR, 91 pitches/62 strikes.
Tim Lincecum: 5IP, 3H, 2R, 0ER, 7BB, 4K, 91 pitches/46 strikes.
Cincinnati Reds defeat LA Angels 5-4. W: Aroldis Chapman (1-0, 0.00 ERA). L: Scott Downs (0-1, 6.75 ERA).
C.J. Wilson: 6IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 4BB, 4K, 1HR, 91 pitches/57 strikes
Mat Latos: 6.2IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 8K, 2HR, 100 pitches/70 strikes
Anaheim Ducks defeat Dallas Stars 5-2. Ducks: Radek Dvorak (1, 11:44 1st), Teemu Selanne (10, 11:33 2nd PP), Kyle Palmeri (8, 16:38 2nd), Ryan Getzlaf (13, 10:30 3rd), Andrew Cogliano (11, 19:56 3rd EV-EN). Stars: Erik Cole (7, 2:48 3rd), Lane Macdermid (1, 18:36 3rd).
NHL Trade Deadline Sure the NHL was dead until the final hour leading up to the Noon PT deadline. The winner of the trade deadline? TSN with the birth of Sergei Bobrovtree.
That, folks, is Canadian broadcasting in a nutshell.
I Lied The Kings won the trade deadline, and not because of any trades they did. As always, they won the internets with their commentary of the trades.
Kings Concerns. The Kings didn't make any moves on deadline day, but general manager Dean Lombardi did talk about the future of defenseman Willie Mitchell. Mitchell had a second knee surgery this week after injuring his knee during the lockout. He exacerbated the injury during rehab trying to push himself too hard right before training camp. Lombardi told reporters today that while things are preliminary things don't look good for Mitchell going forward. That puts the 2013-14 season for him in doubt much less his career.
One thing is clear. The Kings have looked nothing like the Stanley Cup winning team from last year with the loss of both Mitchell and defenseman Matt Greene. However Greene was seen on the ice before practice today. Greene suffered a back injury after the first game of the season against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Ducks Moves. The Ducks acquired forward Matthew Lombardi from Phoenix in exchange for young forward Brandon McMillan. The emergence of Viktor Fasth made Jeff Deslauriers redundant so the Ducks moved him to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for "future considerations". The Ducks also made moves in the past several days switching forwards with the Philadelphia Flyers: Harry Zolnierczyk going to the Ducks and Jay Rosehill going to Philly.
The Real Winner. Vancouver Canucks goalie Bobby Lu aka Strombone aka "My contract sucks."
Andy Enfield Press Conference. USC formally introduced Andy Enfield to the masses. They also agreed not to use "Dunk City" in marketing the team.