NHL Top Three Wins of the First Half (Atlantic)

Florida Panthers (29-15-5) 1st in Atlantic

NHL: Ottawa Senators at Florida Panthers

Panthers at Lightning 11/14/2015

Panthers at Red Wings 11/29/2015

Islanders at Panthers 11/27/2015

 

Tampa Bay Lightning (27-18-4) 2nd in Atlantic

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Rangers at Lightning 11/19/2015

Penguins at Lightning 1/15/2016

Lightning at Jets 10/23/2015

 

Detroit Red Wings (25/16/8) 3rd in Atlantic

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Predators at Red Wings 12/5/2015

Canadiens at Red Wings 12/10/2015

Red Wings at Senators 11/16/2015

 

Boston Bruins (26/18/5) 4th in Atlantic

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Rangers at Bruins 11/27/2015

Devils at Bruins 12/20/2015

Bruins at Red Wings 11/25/2015

 

Montreal Canadiens (24-22-4) 5th in Atlantic

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Canucks at Canadiens 11/16/2015

Canadiens at Lightning 12/28/2015

Bruins at Canadiens 11/7/2015

 

Ottawa Senators (23-21-6) 6th in Atlantic

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Canadiens at Senators 11/3/2015

Bruins at Senators 1/9/2016

Senators at Maple Leafs 10/10/2015

 

Toronto Maple Leafs (17-22-9) 7th in Atlantic

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Maple Leafs at Stars 11/10/15

Maple Leafs at Penguins 12/30/15

Maple Leafs at Predators 11/12/2015

 

Buffalo Sabres (20-26-4) 8th in Atlantic

Sabres

Sabres at Flyers 10/30/2015

Kings at Sabres 12/12/2015

Sabres at Red Wings 12/14/2015

 

 

 

Top Ten Games Of The Last 5 MLB Postseasons

  1. October 27th 2011 Rangers 9 Cardinals 10

World Series Game 6: This game had it all, 10 game-tying or go ahead hits, 6 homers, 5 errors, and web gems for good measure. In the 9th and 10th innings the Rangers got 1 strike away from winning the World Series but both times the Cardinals got the hit to stay alive. Finally in the bottom of the 11th David Freese came through with a leadoff home run to win the game and force a game 7.

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  1. October 10th 2014: Royals 8 at Orioles 6

ALCS game 1: KC’s Alex Gordon came up with the big hit with a three run homer in the top of the 10th. O’s put the pressure on in the bottom of the 10th with runners on first and second but came up short.

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3 October 23rd 2010 Giants 3 Phillies 2

NLCS Game 6: After collecting a win in game 5 on the road against the Giants ace Tim Lincecum the Phillies looked poised to tie up the series at home in game 6. Early on it looked lake that would be the way things would go when they jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Then the tide started to turn, the Giants defense tightened up not allowing a run for the next 8 innings and scoring 3 to win the game and the series.

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  1. September 30th 2014: A’s 8  Royals 9

AL Wild card game: The A’s came out strong at home in the 1 game playoff with their mid-season pickup Jon Lester on the mound. KC came up with a comeback down 4 in the 8th inning to send the game into extras. The Royals stole 7 bases in the 12 inning classic.

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  1. October 26th 2013: Red Sox 4 vs. Cardinals 5

World Series Game 3: After allow a game tying two run single in the top of the 8th Trevor Rosenthal was able to work a shutout top on the 9th to keep it tied. In the bottom of the 9th the Cardinals managed to scrap together a the game winning run on an obstruction call to give them a 2-1 lead in the series.

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  1. October 7th 2012 Nationals 3 Cardinals 2

NLDS Game 1: The Cardinals scored both of their 2 runs in the second inning without a hit (4BB, WP, Sac fly). In the middle of the game the Nationals kept it close with stellar defense, Jason Werth robbed a potential two run homer in the 6th then in the 7th the Nats got a 5-4-3 double play to escape a bases loaded jam. The Nats then got a pinch hit two run single from Tyler Moore to take the lead. The win was the Nationals first in postseason franchise history.

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  1. October 7th 2012 A’s 4 Tigers 5

ALDS game 2: Down 2-1 in the bottom of the 7th triple-crown winner Miguel Cabrera came to the plate for the Tigers with 2 on and two out. got him to pop up but A’s CF CoCo Crisp dropped the ball allowing two runs to score. The A’s took the lead back on a solo homer by Josh Reddick, but the Tigers managed a sac-fly in the bottom of the 9th for a walk-off win.

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  1. October 7th 2013 Red Sox 4 Rays 5

The Red Sox scraped together a 3-0 lead to start the game with some close plays and timely hitting, but Evan Longoria erased the Rays deficit with a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 5th. The Rays gave their closer Fernando Rodney a one run lead in the top of the 9th which he coughed up allowing the Red Sox to tie the game at 4. Jose Lobaton was able to pick up his teammate in the bottom of the 9th with a walk-off homer.

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  1. October 21st 2010 Phillies 5 Giants 6

NLCS Game 4: In the top of the 5th inning, the Giants gave up their 2-1 lead on a 2-run double right after managing managing to protect it with an outfield assist from center. The Giants failed to hang onto a 5-4 lead in the 8th inning when Sergio Romo let up a game-tying double down the line. Finally in the bottom of the 9th Juan Uribe hit a sac-fly to bring in the winning run.

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  1. October 20th 2011 Rangers 2 Cardinals 1

World Series Game 2: This game featured some great pitching and defense. The Cardinals struck first string together three singles in the 7th inning to take a 1-0 lead. In the top of the 9th it took some small ball for the Rangers to get on the board, stealing a base and knocking in two runs on back-to-back sac-flies. Neftali Feliz pitched through a lead-off walk and retired the last three batters to record a save for the Rangers.

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Top 10 Most Exciting Regular Season MLB Games Of The Last 5 Seasons

July 27th 2011: Angels 3 Indians 1

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The Indians took the lead to start this game scoring an unearned run off Ervin Santana without a hit. Santana then pitched three more inning of no-hit ball down by one run until Trout hit a sac-fly to tie the score. When Santana completed the no-hitter he became the first pitcher in Angels history to pitch a no-hitter without a shutout.

September 26th 2011: Cardinals 4 Astros 5

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St. Louis came into this game one game back in the NL Wild card race while the Astros came in with a lowly 55-102 record. The Astros got the job done will small ball, scoring two runs on squeeze bunts including a suicide squeeze to walk-off the Cardinals. Despite the loss the Cardinals ended up rallying to win the Wild Card over the Braves anyway and they eventually went on to win the World Series.

May 2nd 2012: Phillies 13 Braves 15

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Braves fall behind 6-0 facing the Phillies ace Roy Halladay, but battle back and tie it with a grand slam by Brian McCann. The game went back and forth with an offensive explosion for both teams until finally in the bottom of the 11th with the score tied at 13 Chipper Jones put the Braves on top with a two-run shot to center.

July 17th 2012: Mets 4 Nationals 5

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The Nationals were shutting out the Mets through 8 innings thanks to some stellar pitching by Ross Detwiler but Tyler Clippard blew the save letting up a three run homer in the 9th. Rookie Bryce Harper hit a game tying triple in the bottom of the 10th and the Nationals claimed the victory on a walk-off wild pitch later in the inning.

May 20th 2013: Mariners 8 Indians 10

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 20: Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians leaps into a scrum of teammates at home plate after Gomes hit a walk-off three run home run to beat the Seattle Mariners at Progressive Field on May 20, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Mariners 10-8 in the 10th inning. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Mariners had a chance to put this one away in the bottom of the ninth but closer Tom Wilhemsen dropped ball trying to cover first on a ball hit to the first baseman allowing the tying run to score. The Tribe fell behind again in the top of the 10th but won the game on a three run walk-off homer by Yan Gomes.

September 29th 2013: Tigers 0 Marlins 1

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Pitching duel from the start with Henderson Alverez pitching against Justin Verlander. After the top of the 9th Alverez had finished nine innings of no-hit ball but with the game still tied at 0 the no hitter was still incomplete. In the bottom of the 9th the Marlins scored on a wild pitch making them the first team since 1997 to complete a no-hitter with a walk-off.

April 23rd 2014: Giants 12 Rockies 10:

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Slugfest: 9 Homers in the game, 6 by the Giants including a go ahead grand slam by Hector Sanchez in the top of the 11th inning. Game went back and forth in the high scoring affair. Rockies still put up a fight down 4 in the bottom of the 11th scoring 2 and putting a runner on first before a double play ended it.

May 20th 2014: Giants 4 Rockies 5

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Giants went ahead 4-3 in the top of the 9th on a double and brought in closer Sergio Romo. With a runners on first and third 2 outs, a double from Arenado brought in both the tying and winning runs wing a line drive double

July 28th 2015: Pirates 8 Twins 7

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Twins rallied back from a 3-7 deficit in the bottom of the 8th but surrendered a solo homer to rookie Jung Ho Kang in the top of the nith. Pirates closed it out in the bottom of the ninth with a double play.

July 30th 2015: Rockies 8 Cardinals 9

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Carpenter led the way for the Cardinals early with his first career 2 homerun game, but in the 4th inning the Rockies stormed back with a two run home run by pitcher Chris Rusin to tie the game at 4. In the end the Cardinals won on a walk-off walk in the bottom of the ninth, the fifth lead change of the game.

Top 10 Most Exciting MLB Games of September

  1. Atlanta Braves 7 vs. New York Mets 10 (100/100) September 13th. 

After coughing up a 2-0 lead the Mets found themselves down 7-4 with the bases empty and 2 outs in the top of the 9th. Mets send it into extras on a 3 run homer by Daniel Murphy and grab 3 unearned runs in the 10th to get the victory.

Mets 9:13

2. Houston Astros 7 vs. Seattle Mariners 6 (100/100) September 30th

Mariners took a 6-3 lead on back to back home runs in the 5th inning, but the Astros battled back with a three run homer in the top of the 6th and a go-ahead bloop single by Colby Rasmus in the top of the 9th. With the win the Astros retook the lead in the AL West.

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3. Tampa Bay Rays 1 vs. New York Yankees 4 (100/100) September 14th.

Yankees break up Erasmo Ramirez no-hitter to start the 8th inning but fall behind 1-0 in the bottom half of the inning. In the top of the 9th the Yankees scored 4 runs on AL save leader Brad Boxberger and hold on for the win.

Yankees 9:14

4. Toronto Blue Jays 6 vs. Boston Red Sox 7 (100/100) September 19th.

Joey Bats’ 2 run homer in the bottom of the ninth pulled the Jays within 1 run in the bottom of the 9th but the Red Sox were able to hold on for the upset road victory.

Red Sox 9:19

5. San Francisco Giants 14 vs. Oakland Athletics 10 (100/100) September 26th

Bay Bridge series pitching matchup between former teammates Barry Zito and Tim Hudson overshadowed by rookie slugger Jarrett Parker knocking in 7 RBIs on 3 home runs.

Giants 9:26

6. Detroit Tigers 6 vs. Kansas City Royals 5 (98/100) September 19th.

Tigers thought they had a walk-off on a sac-fly in the bottom of the 9th but the play was overturned after replay review. In the end the Tigers still got their walk-off on an Ian Kinsler home run in the 11th.

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 19: Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers is tagged out at home plate by catcher Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals to end the ninth inning of the tied game on September 19, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

7. Tampa Bay Rays 7 vs. Baltimore Orioles 6 (98/100) September 20th.

Rays tie the game with a big fly to centerfield in the bottom of the 9th and Kevin Kiermaier comes up with an infield hit for the walk-off.

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8. Oakland Athletics 8 vs. Los Angeles Angels 7 (98/100) September 30th

Zito starts the game for the A’s in what was likely the last start of his 15 year career. Angels hit 5 homers but leave runners on 1st and 3rd in the bottom of the 9th and fall a half game back on the Astros in the AL wildcard race.

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9. Toronto Blue Jays 4 vs. New York Yankees 6 (97/100) September 22nd.

Yankees give up a solo shot to Dioner Navarro in the bottom of the 9th tying the score at 3 apiece, but back for 3 runs in the top of the 10th. Yankees pulled within 2.5 games of the Jays in the AL East with the win.

TORONTO, CANADA SEPTEMBER 22: Greg Bird #31 of the New York Yankees hits a three run home run scoring Brian McCann and Slade Heathcott putting the Yankees ahead 6-3 during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Center on Monday, September 22, 2015. (Photo by Anthony J Causi)

10. Baltimore Orioles 7 vs. Tampa Bay Rays 6 (11 innings)  (97/100) September 2nd.

Orioles hang in with defensive play early with a robbed home run by LF Steven Pearce and and outfield assist by CF Adam Jones. Chris Davis hits two dingers including the walk-off shot to straight away center.

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Top 10 Most Exciting NFL Games of 2014/2015

1. Seattle Seahawks 24 vs. New England Patriots 28 (Super Bowl XLIX) (100/100)

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This was definitely one of the most exciting Super Bowls in recent memory. Although things didn’t start out with a bang, the excitement quickly escalated after a slow 1st quarter in which neither team scored. The Seahawks punted to the Pats to begin the 2nd quarter, and their drive ended in a Tom Brady TD pass to Brandon LaFell. But the Seahawks answered right back with a TD of their own. This tied things up at 7-7, but both teams would manage to score one more TD before the end of the half. The Seahawks would score on their 1st two drives of the 2nd half and take a 24-14 lead. But that was the last time the Seahawks scored. The Patriots would score a TD with 8:00 left in the 4th, and another with 2:06 left to take home the title.

2. Seattle Seahawks 28 vs. Green Bay Packers 22 Final/OT (NFC Championship) (100/100)

imagesNot only was this one of the most important games of the season, but it also featured a wild comeback and finish. The Packers led 13-0 after the 1st thanks to two FG’s by and a TD pass by Aaron Rodgers. Things didn’t get any better in the 2nd quarter for the Seahawks, as the Packers took a 16-0 lead into halftime. But Seattle scored a TD with just under 5:00 left in the 3rd to cut the lead to 16-7. This score held until Crosby made another FG with 10:58 left, giving Green Bay a 19-7 lead. Seattle scored a TD with 2:13 to cut the lead to 19-14, and then recovered an onside kick. This set up a 24-yard Marshawn Lynch TD run, and the game-tying 2-point conversion. Seattle would win in OT on a Russell Wilson TD pass to Jermaine Kearse.

3. New England Patriots 35 vs. Baltimore Ravens 31 (AFC Divisional Round) (100/100)

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This has become somewhat of a rivalry in recent years, and both teams had their season on the line in this game. The Ravens scored touchdowns on their 1st two drives to go up 14-0, but the Patriots answered with a TD to cut the lead in half. This score held until there was 3:57 left in the 3rd, when the Pats scored on Tom Brady TD pass. The Ravens answered before the half though, scoring another TD to take a 21-14 lead. Baltimore extended this lead by scoring a TD on their 1st drive of the 2nd half. But New England scored TD’s on their next two drives to tie things at 28. The Ravens scored a FG to start the 4th quarter.

4. Cincinnati Bengals 37 vs. Carolina Panthers 37 Final/OT (Week 6) (100/100)

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This was the most exciting regular season game of 2014/2015. The Panthers led 7-0 after the 1st quarter, but the Bengals scored two TD’s in the 1st 3 minutes of the 2nd quarter. Both teams would trade FG’s to end the 2nd quarter, giving the Bengals a 17-10 lead at halftime. Carolina scored TD’s on their 1st two drives of the 2nd half, giving them a 24-17 lead. This score stood into the 4th quarter, until an Andy Dalton TD pass tied things up with 11:46 left. Both teams then scored TD’s on their next drive, tying the game again at 31-31. Mike Nugent hit a 38-yard FG with 2:11 left to give the Bengals the lead, but Graham Gano hit a FG as time expired to send things into OT. Both kickers made another FG in OT, which ended things in a 37-37 tie.

5. San Francisco 49ers 35 vs. San Diego Chargers 38 Final/OT (Week 16) (100/100)

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Although the Chargers didn’t make the playoffs, this late-season comeback win kept their hopes alive. The 49ers led 28-7 at halftime thanks to a huge 2nd quarter in which they scored 3 TD’s. This huge lead would stand until there was 5:49 left in the 3rd quarter, when Philip Rivers threw a TD pass to Antonio Gates to make things 28-14. The Chargers would score a TD on their next drive as well, cutting the lead to 7. San Francisco scored their only points of the 2nd half on their next drive, which gave them a 35-21 lead heading into the 4th quarter. San Diego scored a TD with 5:21 left, and another with just 32 seconds left to send things into OT. The Chargers won in OT on a game-winning winning FG by Nick Novak.

6. Dallas Cowboys 17 vs. Washington Redskins 20 Final/OT (Week 8) (100/100)

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Cowboys vs. Redskins is one of the fiercest rivalries in the NFL, and this was the most exciting Monday Night Football game of the season. The Redskins scored first on a FG by Kai Forbath with 9:51 left in the 1st quarter, the only points of the 1st quarter. Dallas answered with a TD in the 2nd quarter, the only points of the 2nd quarter. Washington started the 2nd half with a TD, giving them a 10-7 lead. But Dan Bailey hit a 21 yard FG for the Cowboys with 4:07 left in the 3rd to tie it up. This score held until the Redskins scored a TD with 13:44 left. Dallas would come back with a TD on the next drive, tying the game again. Neither team was able to score the rest of regulation, but Forbath made a game-winning FG in OT to win it for the Redskins.

7. Atlanta Falcons 37 vs. New Orleans Saints 34 F/OT (Week 1) (100/100)

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This was the most exciting game of the highly anticipated 1st week of the regular season. These teams are NFC South rivals, and this meeting was a shootout. But there weren’t many fireworks in the 1st quarter. The Saints took a 6-0 lead into the 2nd, and each team scored on both of their possessions in the quarter. New Orleans led 20-10 at halftime, and didn’t look like they could be stopped. However, the Falcons won the 3rd quarter 14-0 thanks to 2 TD passes from Matt Ryan. This gave Atlanta a 24-20 lead heading into the 4th. New Orleans scored 2 TD’s in the 4th and forced Atlanta K Matt Bryant to make a FG with :04 seconds to send things into OT. But Bryant would be the hero again in OT, hitting a 52 yard FG to win it for the Falcons.

8. Green Bay Packers 43 vs. Atlanta Falcons 37 (Week 14) (100/100)

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The Packers went 9-0 at home last season, but this was their biggest test. The Falcons came into the game with a 5-7 record, and nearly pulled off a huge upset in this shootout. Not only that, but they almost came back from a 24 point deficit. The Packers took a 31-7 lead into halftime, thanks in large part to the efforts of RB Eddie Lacy. However, the 2nd half was a completely different story. Atlanta scored 17 of the next 20 points, to cut the lead to 10. Green Bay and Atlanta would then trade TD’s, making the score 40-30. The Packers scored next on a FG from Crosby, but the Falcons answered with a TD. This made the score 43-37 with 2:15 left. Atlanta tried an onside kick, but Green Bay recovered it and ran out the clock for the win.

9. San Diego Chargers 20 vs. Kansas City Chiefs 23 (Week 7) (99/100)

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This was the most exciting AFC West matchup of the season. San Diego led 7-0 after the 1st quarter after Philip Rivers tossed a TD on their 2nd drive. But the Chiefs scored on the 1st play of the 2nd quarter to even things up at 7-7. The Chargers then went 4 and out, and the Chiefs answered with a FG to take the lead. However, KC scored a TD on their last drive of the 1st half to give them a 14-10 lead at halftime. KC kept the momentum rolling in the 2nd half with a FG on their 1st drive and a TD on their 2nd drive. SD responded with FG’s on their 1st two drives of the 4th quarter to tie things at 20-20, but gave KC too much time. Alex Smith drove the Chiefs down the field and Cairo Santos made a game-winning FG for KC with 26 seconds left.

10. New York Giants 28 vs. Dallas Cowboys 31 (Week 12) (98/100)

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This a great NFC East rivalry, and this game also featured a big comeback by the road team. The Giants scored a TD on their 1st drive, and the Cowboys made a FG on their 2nd drive to make the score 7-3 after the 1st quarter. The first 3 drives of the 2nd quarter all ended in a TD, but neither team would score on their last two possessions of the half. New York took a 21-10 lead into halftime. However, Dallas won the 3rd quarter 14-0 and held a 24-21 lead going into the 4th quarter. Neither team scored on their 1st drive of the 4th quarter, but the Giants scored a TD on their 2nd drive of the 4th. This put Dallas in a tough spot (down 4 with 3:06 to go), but Tony Romo brought the Cowboys down the field and threw a TD pass with 1:11 left to win it.