The 3 plays in sports everybody will be talking about today

Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about Thursday.

The Penguins go 5-hole to stretch their lead. The Penguins now lead the Stanley Cup Final 2-0 with Conor Sheary’s goal just 2.5 minutes into overtime. Sharks goaltender Martin Jones never had a chance as Sheary went through the legs of a defender who may have actually deflected the shot.  

 

Matt Albers does it all. 33-year-old journeyman reliever Matt Albers had quite a day on Wednesday. The generously listed 225-pound pitcher had played 8.5 of his 11 seasons in the AL and entered Wednesday’s action 2-34 as a hitter with exactly zero extra-base hits. But it was the 13th inning against the Mets and the White Sox needed him to stay in when his turn in the batting order came up. He responded with his first career double. He later scored on a sacrifice fly and then closed the door in the bottom of the inning for the win. Not a bad day.

 

David Silva needed to hit a target the size of a soccer ball and delivered. Spain beat South Korea 6-1 in an international friendly and it was Silva who got the scoring started early with a gorgeous free-kick goal from about 30 meters away for a 1-0 lead. Silva had a target in the upper-right corner that was about the size of the ball. An inch higher or to the right and it clangs of the woodwork. An inch lower or to the left and the keeper stops it. Silva’s aim was perfect.


 

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