Players from both teams watched the montage that included Burrows’ overtime goal in Game 7 against Chicago in the first round of the 2011 post-season. He acknowledged fans by waving and tapping his chest.
“It’s always going to have a special place in my heart,” said Burrows, who also came out for a curtain call as the game’s second star. “It was nice to be back and see the fans’ reaction.
“They’ve always been behind me through the ups and downs. I owe them a lot.”
With his team down 2-1 in the third period, Dzingel took a slick cross-ice feed from Ryan at the side of the net before roofing a shot past Markstrom at 5:09. Bo Horvat had a chance to give the Canucks a two-goal edge a few minutes earlier, but his blast off the post that beat Anderson stayed out.
The matchup that matters most: Roark versus the Cubs’ lefty power bats, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber. Roark has your typical five-pitch arsenal with a four-seamer, two-seamer, plus a slider, curve and changeup. He does, however, have a significant platoon split:
With that in mind, look for Cubs manager Joe Maddon to stock his lineup again with lefties, which probably means Jon Jay in the outfield and Ben Zobrist at second base (or maybe he gives Ian Happ a start). Note the Cubs are carrying 14 position players, so that also gives Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys Maddon more flexibility off the bench in case Baker brings in one of his lefty relievers.
The prediction: Arrieta is a bit of an unknown with his health, but this could be a game in which both managers have to go to the pens. Maddon does have John Lackey in reserve. Look for a little more offense, but the Cubs use their home-field advantage to clinch the series Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys with a 5-4 win. Yes, another one-run loss for the Nationals.