I must admit, I made it through two overtimes but failed to make it past three. Luckily, the New York Rangers weren't has weak as me Wednesday night, as they downed the Washington Capitals in triple overtime, 2-1, in Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal contest at the Verizon Center.
Six minutes into the third extra session, with every Blueshirts' fans eyes becoming really heavy, Marian Gaborik poked a one-timer past Capitals' goaltender Braden Holtby. The goal helped give New York a 2-1 series lead, and (hopefully) enough momentum to carry them into the Eastern Conference finals.
For more on the contest, visit this SB Nation New York StoryStream.
Orioles 5, Yankees 0: Behind an solid effort form Jake Arrieta, the Orioles earned victories in two of the three games against New York (13-11). The Yankees now hit the road for a four-game set at the Kansas City Royals.
Astros 8, Mets 0: The three-game set at Houston ended in ugly fashion for the Mets, who was swept in a three-game set at Minute Maid Park. Astros' third basemen Chrish Johnson went 4-for-4 with two home runs in the contest, which ended a series in which New York was outscored 18-7.
More "Morning Coffee" after the jump...
SB NATION VIDEO OF THE DAY
If you're failing to keep track of what's going on with former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens and the government, well, you might want to start. On Wednesday, Andy Pettitte took the stand in Clemens' perjury case and made a mockery of our justice system -- much like this scene in The Godfather: Part II.
Here's a bit of the transcript about what went down:
Attanasio got Pettitte to agree on Monday this discussion was "passing" and "casual," and Wednesday, Attanasio doubled down, asking Pettitte if he might have misunderstood Clemens in that conversation.
"I could have," Pettitte responded.
To follow that, Attanasio proposed that it was "50-50" that Pettitte misunderstood Clemens in the conversation.
"Is that fair?" Attanasio asked.
"I’d say that’s fair," Pettitte calmly responded.
Dogs not happy about the loss either twitter.com/karlalzner/sta…— Karl Alzner (@karlalzner) May 3, 2012