Silent and sure, keeping watch in the night

It’s Texas, with four goals in a row, with three of them in the third period to erase a one-goal deficit after two, killing off two third-period penalties, killing off three in all and not receiving a power play. The Stars won on the road in Game 7, 4-2, to advance to the Calder Cup Final and a date with the Bears.

Texas, in its first season, won Games 6 and 7 on the road (joining Abbotsford in that elite club), despite being outshot 43-20 tonight and 53-35 the other night.

Good gravy. I’m not sure it’s clear any longer just who is the team of destiny.

The Final doesn’t begin until June 3*, a full week off. From there, though, it looks like a good ol’ fashioned every-other-day playoff series, except for one extra day before Game 6**.

Two good teams with some prospects and some wily (and well-paid) veterans. Should be interesting. Who’s up for a road trip? (Not me. Gotta work.)

Lowell — er, Albany — er, Devils goalie Mike McKenna wants your vote (@MikeMcKenna56) on a color scheme for next season.

A fun baseball thought experiment.

Lost meets Safety Graphic Fun. Two great tastes, etc.

Officially, gave up on American Idol after the David Cook year. Peeked in now and again since then, but not enough to consider my opinion valid at all. Except for one thing: Please tell me the guy who won was better at other times. ‘Cause, wow.

RIP, Art Linkletter and Jarvis Williams.

And hearty congratulations to Bill Steinman, former Sports Information Director at Columbia, who’ll be honored with a lifetime achievement award by CoSIDA in July. Only time I’ve ever missed a Sound Tigers home game was for his retirement dinner. His first retirement.

*-“Must be a circus in town” –Marshall Mathers
**-If necessary

Michael Fornabaio