The Daily Fives For October 20th, 2010 From The Sports Mac

October 20, 2010 by  
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Top Five Stories From Yesterday


1.  The Rangers take a commanding lead in the American League Championship Series after another impressive offensive performance at Yankee Stadium.

2.  The Giants take the lead in the National League Championship Series behind a strong pitching performance from Matt Cain, and some timely hitting by the lineup.

3.  The NFL announces that starting with this week’s games that players will be suspended for any violent hits committed on the field.

4.  Three out of four road teams win games in the National Hockey League, including Boston in Washington and Carolina in San Jose.

5.  Mike Quade has the interim tag lifted and singed a two-year deal to remain manager of the Chicago Cubs.


Top Five Games From Yesterday


1.  Giants 3, Phillies 0: San Francisco gets seven strong innings from Matt Cain and manufactured three runs to take the lead in the National League Championship Series.

2.  Flames 1, Predators 0, overtime: Rene Bourque scored the only goal of the game two minutes into the extra session to give Calgary the victory.

3.  Bruins 3, Capitals 1: Boston scored twice in the first period and then added one in the third to get a good road win at Washington

4.  Hurricanes 5, Sharks 2: Carolina gets its first win on North American soil as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead, and added two more in the third to cruise to the win.

5.  Wild 6, Canucks 2: Minnesota blitzed Vancouver for all six of their goals in the first two periods in an easy home victory.


Top Five Performances From Yesterday


1.  Matt Cain, Giants SP: Zero runs on two hits with five K’s in seven IP in San Francisco’s 3-0 NLCS Game 2 win over Philadelphia.

2.  Miikka Kiprusoff, Flames G: 34 saves and the shutout in Calgary’s 1-0 overtime win in Nashville.

3.  Bengie Molina, Rangers C: 3-for-4 with a HR and three RBI in Texas’ 10-3 ALCS Game 4 win over New York.

4.  Tim Thomas, Bruins G: 35 saves on 36 shots in Boston’s 3-1 win in Washington.

5.  Josh Hamilton, Rangers CF: 2-for-5 with two HRs and two RBI in Texas’ 10-3 ALCS Game 4 win over New York.


Five Performances That Weren’t So Good From Yesterday


1.  Sergio Mitre, Yankees RP: Three runs on three hits in one IP in New York’s 10-3 ALCS Game 4 loss to Texas.

2.  Joe Thornton, Sharks C: Had a minus-3 in San Jose’s 5-2 loss to Carolina.

3.  Raul Ibanez, Phillies LF: 0-for-4 with two K’s in Philadelphia’s 3-0 NLCS Game 3 loss to San Francisco.

4.  A.J. Burnett, Yankees SP: Five runs on six hits in six IP in New York’s 10-3 ALCS Game 4 loss to Texas.

5.  Roberto Luongo, Canucks G: Just 12 saves on 18 shots in Vancouver’s 6-2 loss to Minnesota.


Top Five Events To Follow Today


1.  ALCS Game 5: Rangers (3) at Yankees (1), 4:00 PM, TBS: Texas looks to advance to its first World Series in franchise history; (Wilson (TEX) vs. Sabathia (NYY))

2.  NHL: Ducks (2-3-1) at Blue Jackets (2-2-0), 7:00 PM: Anaheim, after a shaky start, hopes to continue its good run of form in Columbus.

3.  NLCS Game 4: Phillies (1) at Giants (2), 8:00 PM, FOX: San Francisco tries to take command of the series; (Blanton (PHI) vs. Bumgarner (SF))

4.  NHL: Canucks (2-3-1) at Blackhawks (4-2-1), 9:00 PM: Two of the powers in the Western Conference face off for the first time this season.

5.  NHL: Hurricanes (3-2-0) at Kings (3-1-0), 10:30 PM: Carolina looks to win its second in a row one night after beating the Sharks in San Jose.

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