Number of days until the National Hockey League resumes play: One. (I was gonna go with Giacomin, but decided on the pun instead, as I do).
Mike Milbury and his Bruins teammates invade the stands at Madison Square Garden during a 1979 game against the Rangers. Though chances are slim fans will see a brawl like this, SI’s Stu Hackel expects more violence in a shortened season. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Rangers left wing Steve Vickers sneaks the puck past Bruins goalie Jacques Plante during a 1973 game at the Boston Garden. The Rangers have won seven straight, their longest winning streak since 1973. Meanwhile, the Bruins have won six straight and seem to be over their Stanley Cup hangover. (Tony Triolo/SI)
A scene from the stands in Busch Stadium at Thursday’s Cardinals-Rangers World Series game. It’s good to be in St. Louis today. (REUTERS/Jim Young)
Walkoff hits are bigger in Texas
The Texas Rangers’ Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in MLB post-season history in the 11th inning of Monday’s 7-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. His reward? A pie in the face and a 2-0 lead in the American League championship series. Photo: Danny Moloshok/Reuters