Apex Predators: Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher netted a glorious shot against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night, sealing the deal on a wild triple-overtime game that knots their NHL Playoffs series at two games apiece. But the finish was not without controversy, especially after an earlier goal by the Sharks’ Joe Pavalevski—which he apparently made with his stomach—was ultimately, after much double-checking and triple-checking, ruled a no-goal. [Sporting News]
— steph (@myregularface) May 6, 2016
His #1 Fan Approves: Fisher—sorry, that’s “Mr. Carrie Underwood” earned his keep with that shot.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 6, 2016
Need to Work on Your Squats, Guys: To be fair, by the third overtime of that game, just about all of the players on both benches were running on fumes. But the Predators did not score any extra fitness points with this synchronized flop of a dismount:
Dudes literally just falling out of the Preds bench after 3OT win pic.twitter.com/safKYtUE8x
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 6, 2016
Never Tell Him the Odds: Alden Ehrenreich is your new Han Solo. After checking out over 2,000 actors, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller—the screenwriting geniuses behind The LEGO Movie and the 21 Jump Street series—announced the man who will be taking up the controls of the Millenium Falcon in Disney’s upcoming Star Wars anthology movie, to be called Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. Ehrenreich’s breakout role was in the Coen Brothers film Hail Caesar!. There are also reports that Ehrenreich could debut as the character in upcoming 2016 anthology film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. [Deadline Hollywood]
Hold the Curry: The Golden State Warriors will be without Steph Curry for game 3, but there’s “a slight chance” he could appear in game 4, head coach Steve Kerr told Dan Patrick Friday on Patrick’s radio show. [DanPatrick.com]
A Helping Hand—Erm, Bike: Pro cyclist Zachary Allison was riding along during the Tour of the Gila in New Mexico when, out of nowhere, his gears exploded. Left with no choice but to trek along on foot to complete the stage—4 kilometers left, to be exact—Allison found a spectator riding along the track with a “mint ’82 ish stump jumper” (cyclist-speak for a mountain bike), traded with him, and rode the old timer to the finish with time to spare.
Here's the finish bike in all her glory. Crashed into the guys who crashed into the dog. Kept riding, almost made it back, derailleur exploded with 4K of climbing left. Started walking to make time cut, flagged down a spectator with this mint '82 ish stump jumper, upgrade from walking, left my bike as collateral, he wasn't going anywhere on it. Rode her in with plenty of time. Picture cred @jkneve #elevatecycling #ridelikecaleb @davetowleannouncer @robear92
Stung By the Scorpion Kick: You can try this at home, but it won’t be nearly as impressive as when a 13-year-old Brazilian kid did it: