For the first time in 580 days on Friday, the UNH men’s ice hockey team (2-0-0, 0-0-0) hit the ice with fans inside the Whittemore Center, and it did not disappoint. The Wildcats started the season off with a two-game weekend series against the Union College (0-2-0, 0-0-0) Dutchmen and were able to defeat them in both contests.
The Boston Celtics lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in a nail biter that came down to the final seconds of regulation on Saturday night. Boston fell short by a final of 96-95 after missing a pair of game-winning shots. The team may have lost something worse than their eighth game on Saturday, however. Celtics point guard Marcus Smart jumped up to block Lakers forward Montrezl Harrell’s layup and landed awkwardly leading some to the assumption it could’ve been an Achilles tear similar to Kevin Durant in the 2019 NBA Finals. Luckily for the team, however, the injury doesn’t appear to be that serious.
After a long, COVID-19 induced layoff, the Boston Bruins returned to action in a big way by defeating the Carolina Hurricanes in five games in the first round of the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs.