Stanley Cup Playoffs, day 50: The Finals get underway

The Calder Cup Championship continues in Binghamton tonight, as the Binghamton Senators and Houston Aeros face-off for game three of their series.


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Houston Aeros 
@ Binghamton Senators

Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT
Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena

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The series is knotted at ones after the teams split the first two games in Houston. The top performer so far in the series is Robin Lehner by a mile, stopping 64 of 70 shots faced so far and pretty much stealing the team's game two victory. He'll be needed again tonight, but the team is hoping their offence can break through Houston's suffocating defensive system and re-establish their high-scoring ways.

But there's hockey in the big leagues tonight, too, as the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins kick off the Stanley Cup Finals this evening.



This game's likely to be a goaltending battle, with two of this year's Vezina Trophy nominees facing off against one another: Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo. The two have identical goals-against averages (both at 2.29), and Thomas is near-infinitesimally better than Luongo in terms of save percentage (0.929, compared to 0.922). It should be a solid battle between the two.

Of course, there are a whole bunch of other players on both teams, and I'd wager the

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