Stanley Cup Finals 2019

With the Stanley Cup Finals set to begin in Boston on Monday night, there will at least be a small, vocal contingent cheering the visitors on.

In the spirit of giving, the St. Louis Blues surprised every single full-time team employee by giving them a trip to Boston for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

It’s a heartwarming act of charity from the team that’s about to play its first game in the finals since 1970.

These folks definitely deserved it, though. They stuck with the team every step of the way this year, even when they were dead last in the NHL, and now they’re being rewarded for their hard work.

Ownership wanted to recognize the effort that the full-time employees of the team put in over the years in order to transform the Blues into the championship-contending team that they are today.

The Blues have a chance to avenge their loss from almost 50 years ago, when the Boston Bruins swept them in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Now they’ll be able to root their players on live in the most important games of their lives.

Stanley Cup Final

Stanley Cup Final: The non-hockey fan’s guide to following the Bruins-Blues series

Stanley Cup *FINAL*. Singular. Hockey fans are sensitive about that.

What aren’t hockey fans sensitive about? 

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Fair point. But yes, it’s here.

I heard Toronto finally made the Finals. Uh, sorry…FINAL.

No, you’re incorrect on this one. Toronto made the NBA Finals. Not the Stanley Cup Final.

Wait, what? I thought Toronto was the center of the hockey world, not a basketball city.

Yeah, turns out their hockey team still can’t win a playoff series. Pretty embarrassing.

Who’s in the Cup Final then?

The Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues.

Oh god, another Boston team playing for a championship?

Yes, and they’re the favorites heading into the series. As someone from Boston, I fully understand why everyone hates Boston. Must be tough for you guys. So sad.

So the Bruins are really good?

Yup. They finished the regular season tied for second in the league in points and they’ve been playing well in the playoffs — especially of late. They’ve won seven straight games heading into the Cup Final.

Do the Blues stand a chance then? 

Definitely. The Bruins seemingly hold advantages in a lot of areas, but the Blues are a really good team that has sort of stunned people all year, so don’t count them out.

Stunned people how?

Well the Blues were pretty terrible to start this season. They fired their old coach and were dead-last in the league as late as Jan. 3 of this year. They had an incredible second half turnaround, made the playoffs and here they are about to play for the Stanley Cup.

How the hell did they do that?

Well a big reason is they finally started to get solid goaltending. Jordan Binnington, a rookie, took over after things hit rock bottom and he’s been awesome for the Blues. He stopped nearly 93 percent of the shots he faced during the regular season and earned a rookie of the year nomination.

Has a team ever won a Stanley Cup with a rookie goalie before?

Sure, but it doesn’t happen often. Binnington would be the sixth rookie to do it, joining Ken Dryden, Patrick Roy, Cam Ward, Antti Niemi and Matt Murray.

When was the last time these two teams won a Cup?

The Bruins last won in 2011, which is basically a lifetime in Boston. But this is the third time they’ve made the SCF in the last decade (they lost to the Blackhawks in 2013). For the Blues, this is their fourth time playing for the Cup but their first since 1970, when they were swept by — guess who? — the Bruins! That was the SCF that birthed the infamous Bobby Orr diving goal celebration. In fact, the Blues have never won a Cup Final game — they’ve been swept in each appearance.

So the Blues would be a better story if they won, huh?

Yeah, pretty much. Between their second-half comeback, the rookie goalie and the franchise’s lack of postseason success, it’d be a pretty remarkable title run if the Blues were able to seal the deal as underdogs. They’ve also got a couple of really great human interest stories attached to them.

Such as?

Pat Maroon is a Blues forward who is from St. Louis and took less money in free agency last summer in order to play for his hometown team and be closer to his family. That’s been a really cool, full-circle story. There’s also Laila, the 11-year-old Blues superfan who, despite battling a rare disease, has become a fixture and rallying figure around the team this postseason.

Oh wow. Are there any good reasons to root for the Bruins?

Well, they’re from Boston, so no… not really. But if you’re looking for a cathartic Cup raise from a guy who has been doubted for years — somewhat similar to Alex Ovechkin last year — then Tuukka Rask is probably your guy. The Bruins goalie has been solid for years but has been victimized by a significant portion of his own fanbase that loves to blame him every time the team fails. One of his biggest criticisms was that “he doesn’t show up in big games.”

Is that criticism fair?

No, it has always been lazy. He was awesome during the team’s 2013 run to the Cup Final but people blame him for the loss despite the fact the Blackhawks were a dynasty and the Bruins were insanely banged up by the end of that series. And this year he has been the Bruins’ best player… by far. He’s stopped over 94 percent of the shots he’s faced and has been the top goalie in the playoffs. He’ll win the Conn Smythe as SCF MVP if the Bruins win.

Any other interesting storylines?

Sure, a bunch. But get ready to hear about David Backes. He used to be the captain of the Blues but then he left in free agency to join the Bruins because he thought he’d have a better chance of winning a Stanley Cup.

I mean, it’s the Stanley Cup Final, so yeah. Playoff hockey is always a wild ride and one of the most pulse-pounding viewing experiences in sports. It’s worth tuning into if you enjoy feeling like your heart is going to explode and you’re going to vomit from nerves, and that’s often without a rooting interest.

What should I expect?

I’d say it’s a pretty good bet that this series is going to be a close one. Both teams have a lot of similarities in the way that they play — they’re both really physical and have deep rosters. They’re strong defensively. We could be in for a real grind. But at the end of the day I’d say it’s going to be a fun, entertaining series that inevitably gets decided by a terrible, nonsensical officiating decision that not even I, a diehard fan who has spent years obsessing over this game, can explain to you.

Blues vs Bruins

The last time these teams met with the championship at stake, the Blues got swept and Bobby Orr went airborne.

While it’d be fun for a new “most famous picture in hockey history” to emerge from this year’s series, let’s not get greedy. Instead, we’ll break down every position and determine who owns the edge in this winner-take-all matchup.

Forwards

Bruins: At this point, the entire hockey world knows Boston’s top line is the best in the league. The Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-David Pastrnak triumvirate has been dominant throughout the postseason, owning 55 percent of shot attempts, 53 percent of scoring chances, and 75 percent of goals scored at five-on-five through three rounds. Slowing this unit down at even strength should be the No. 1 priority for any opponent.

But while the top line is the constant, these Bruins also have depth. David Krejci has solidified his status as one of this generation’s top playoff producers and ranks third on the squad with 14 points this spring. Elsewhere, deadline acquisitions Charlie Coyle (12 points) and Marcus Johansson (nine points) have consistently impacted games, while the club has a pair of sleeping giants in Jake DeBrusk and Danton Heinen who could break out at any time.

Overall, 13 different Bruins forwards have lit the lamp in these playoffs, and the team is tied with the Blues at 57 goals scored, but in two fewer games.

Blues: The Blues might just possess the antidote to the Bergeron line, as their top unit that’s spearheaded by fellow all-world two-way pivot Ryan O’Reilly can counter any punch – at least on paper. Alongside O’Reilly, left winger Jaden Schwartz is probably the Blues’ most viable Conn Smythe threat with 12 goals this postseason, while Vladimir Tarasenko showed up big time in the Western Conference Final. That line will need to stay hot for St. Louis to have any chance at hoisting the Cup.

Down the lineup, the Blues’ production thins out. There are a number of steady contributors – including David Perron, Brayden Schenn, Pat Maroon, and Tyler Bozak – but if this series comes down to depth scoring, it’ll be tough to match the Bruins’ overall firepower.

Bruins: It feels like the Bruins’ defense corps flew a tad under the radar throughout the first three rounds. The group features a tremendous blend of speed, physicality, and poise, and it played a big role in holding the trigger-happy Hurricanes to less than 25 shots in two of the four conference final games.

Charlie McAvoy looks destined to become one of the most complete D-men in the league, Torey Krug is masterful with the puck on his stick, and Zdeno Chara still finds ways to impose his will every night. With those three leading the charge, and with Brandon Carlo, Matt Grzelcyk, and Connor Clifton serving as complementary pieces, the Bruins have quietly built a rock-solid group one through six.

Blues: This is a tight matchup, as the Blues are also strong on the back end. Alex Pietrangelo and Colton Parayko are both superstars who can eat up heavy minutes, while Joel Edmundson and Vince Dunn (who’s dealing with health concerns) are effective at suppressing shots while staying out of the spotlight.

Then there are veterans Jay Bouwmeester and Carl Gunnarsson, who have experience and smarts but lack foot speed, which could be a factor the Bruins look to exploit when drawing up their offensive game plan.

Edge: Bruins

Bruins: Backstopping the Bruins is the runaway Conn Smythe favorite, Tuukka Rask, who’s been lights-out this postseason with a 12-5 record, a .942 save percentage, and two shutouts.

Rask has made saves look impossibly easy at times and even owns a .921 save clip when the Bruins have been shorthanded. St. Louis will have to hope Boston’s long layoff knocked him out of his zone a touch.

Blues: Rookie Jordan Binnington’s ice-cold demeanor has translated well in these playoffs, as he owns a sturdy .914 save percentage through 19 starts.

It also helps that Binnington has looked his best when the stakes have been highest, as he allowed just two goals to the San Jose Sharks in three games after falling behind 2-1 in their Western Conference Final clash. He’ll need to carry that form over to the championship round against the hottest goalie on earth.

Bruins: Boston does the lion’s share of its damage on the power play, which leads the playoffs with a ridiculous 34 percent conversion rate. And the Bruins simply scorched the Hurricanes with the man advantage, going 7-for-15 in four games. Simply put, stay out of the box against these guys.

On the flip side, the Bruins have been stingy on the penalty kill, fending off 86.3 percent of power-play opportunities by opponents. Dating back to Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1, that number goes up to 90.2 percent.

Blues: Perhaps the Blues are piecing it together at the perfect time. Through the club’s first 15 playoff games, the man advantage was futile at just 14.8 percent. But, to close out the Sharks, the power play woke up and went 5-15 from Game 2 to Game 6. Staying hot in that department would go a long way against the Bruins.

At the other end, patching up the penalty kill is a must for St. Louis. The unit surrendered only two goals against the Sharks, but it’s operating at just a 78 percent clip for these playoffs. That won’t cut it in the final.

Edge: Bruins

Head coaches

Bruins: Since being hired in February 2017, Bruce Cassidy has coached the Bruins to 117 wins, trailing only the Tampa Bay Lightning over that span. His team plays a committed, adaptive style and is near the top of the pack in both special-teams categories. He’s quickly cemented himself as one of the top bench bosses in the league.

Blues: Craig Berube is technically still the Blues’ interim head coach, which is laughable, as he’s a lock to remain behind the bench after steering one of the most drastic in-season turnarounds in NHL history. Berube has gotten a talented roster that lacked cohesion to buy in and play for one another, and he hasn’t budged from his game plan despite facing deficits in each of the past two series.

The Hot Zone Season 1 Live Stream Full Show

The Hot Zone’ Miniseries Live Full Online : How to Watch ‘The Hot Zone’ Miniseries Online. Season 1 of The Hot Zone miniseries premieres tonight on the National Geographic channel at 9/8c. The six-episode miniseries will air over the course of three consecutive nights, airing its first two episodes back-to-back on Monday, May 27, episodes three and four on Tuesday, May 28, and concluding the season with its final two episodes on Wednesday, May 28.

If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the National Geographic Channel on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:

FuboTV

National Geographic is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle.

You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Nat Geo on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.

Hulu With Live TV

In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, which includes National Geographic.

You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Nat Geo on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most new episodes available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).

PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue–which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch–offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include National Geographic (live in most markets).

You can start a free 5-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Nat Geo on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.

If you can’t watch live, PlayStation Vue comes included with cloud DVR.
‘The Hot Zone’ Preview

According to National Geographic‘s official synopsis for the show, “Based on the eponymous international best-seller by Richard Preston, The Hot Zone, starring Golden Globe and Emmy award winner Julianna Margulies, is inspired by a true story about the origins of Ebola, a highly infectious virus from the central African rainforest and its arrival on US soil in 1989.” The show stars Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) as Wade Carter, Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), James D’Arcy (Agent Carter) as Trevor Rhodes, and Topher Grace (That 70s Show) as Peter Jahrling.

The Richard Preston novel on which the show is based, The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus, was published in 1995 and is a New York Times Bestseller. On Amazon, the book’s summary explains “A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic “hot” virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their “crashes” into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.”

The description for the first episode, entitled “Arrival; Cell H Part 1,” reads “Dr. Nancy Jaax has one of the most dangerous jobs in the world handling deadly viruses; after a lab accident, she is faced with a possible Ebola outbreak on U.S. soil.”

Episode two, “Arrival; Cell H Part 2,” will air immediately after; its synopsis says “Dr. Nancy Jaax and her lab partner, Dr. Peter Jahrling, must take matters into their own hands to determine the source of the virus before it spreads; Dr. Jaax convinces an employee to hand over samples from infected monkeys.”

The Hot Zone’ Miniseries Live Full Online

The Hot Zone’ Miniseries Live Full Online : How to Watch ‘The Hot Zone’ Miniseries Online. Season 1 of The Hot Zone miniseries premieres tonight on the National Geographic channel at 9/8c. The six-episode miniseries will air over the course of three consecutive nights, airing its first two episodes back-to-back on Monday, May 27, episodes three and four on Tuesday, May 28, and concluding the season with its final two episodes on Wednesday, May 28.

If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the National Geographic Channel on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:

FuboTV

National Geographic is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle.

You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Nat Geo on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.

Hulu With Live TV

In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, which includes National Geographic.

You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Nat Geo on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most new episodes available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).

PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue–which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch–offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include National Geographic (live in most markets).

You can start a free 5-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Nat Geo on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.

If you can’t watch live, PlayStation Vue comes included with cloud DVR.
‘The Hot Zone’ Preview

According to National Geographic‘s official synopsis for the show, “Based on the eponymous international best-seller by Richard Preston, The Hot Zone, starring Golden Globe and Emmy award winner Julianna Margulies, is inspired by a true story about the origins of Ebola, a highly infectious virus from the central African rainforest and its arrival on US soil in 1989.” The show stars Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) as Wade Carter, Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), James D’Arcy (Agent Carter) as Trevor Rhodes, and Topher Grace (That 70s Show) as Peter Jahrling.

The Richard Preston novel on which the show is based, The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus, was published in 1995 and is a New York Times Bestseller. On Amazon, the book’s summary explains “A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic “hot” virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their “crashes” into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.”

The description for the first episode, entitled “Arrival; Cell H Part 1,” reads “Dr. Nancy Jaax has one of the most dangerous jobs in the world handling deadly viruses; after a lab accident, she is faced with a possible Ebola outbreak on U.S. soil.”

Episode two, “Arrival; Cell H Part 2,” will air immediately after; its synopsis says “Dr. Nancy Jaax and her lab partner, Dr. Peter Jahrling, must take matters into their own hands to determine the source of the virus before it spreads; Dr. Jaax convinces an employee to hand over samples from infected monkeys.”

Yale vs Virginia Lacrosse

Yale vs Virginia Lacrosse Live Stream: How to Watch Online Getty John Daniggelis and the Yale Bulldogs will take on the Virginia Cavaliers.

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The Yale Bulldogs and Virginia Cavaliers will play for the 2019 NCAA men’s lacrosse national title at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday.

The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN2. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:

PlayStation Vue

PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages: All four include ESPN and ESPN2.

You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Yale vs Virginia on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.

Hulu With Live TV

In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including ESPN and ESPN2

You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Yale vs Virginia on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

Sling TV

ESPN and ESPN2 included in the “Sling Orange” channel bundle.

You can start a free seven-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Yale vs Virginia on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
Yale vs Virginia Preview

The Bulldogs are vying for their second consecutive national title. Their previous and only other national title came before the NCAA, in 1883.

Yale bested Penn State 21-17 in the semifinals on Saturday. They carried a 10-2 lead into the second quarter, with face-off maestro TD Ierlan having won 10 of 13 draws. He finished the day 28-of-39.

“I think when you go into a game like this, their offense is so high-powered, and we know our offense can score with anyone,” the junior said, according to USA Today. “You know there are going to be a lot of face-offs, and you’re obviously going to lose some, so you’ve got to reset and stay focused.”

Yale freshman attacker Matt Brandau led all participants with seven goals and added an assist. Junior attacker Jackson Morrill recorded a hat trick and a pair of helpers.

“We started hot moving the ball quickly,” Morrill said, according to the Yale Daily News. “We knew Penn State could come back at any moment, so we knew it wasn’t done after the first quarter. We just tried to keep coming at them one possession at a time.”

The 38 combined goals tied an NCAA tournament record, set in Johns Hopkins’ 22-16 victory over Towson in the 1994 quarterfinals.

“I’d like to think that [Yale and Penn State] are two teams that are very difficult to stop,” Yale head coach Andy Shay said, per the Yale Daily News. “A game that fast, and a game that intense, you can just hope you’re standing at the end of it.”

The Cavaliers are seeking their third title and first since 1970. They reached the semis with a 13-12 overtime victory over Maryland, then beat Duke by the same score in double overtime for a date with the defending champs.

Virginia trailed by two in the final minute of regulation. Junior attacker Michael Kraus halved the lead with 46 seconds remaining, then sophomore attacker Ian Laviano equalized with 15 seconds on the clock.

Laviano found the back of the net again for his team-high fourth of the game with 3:09 remaining in the second overtime period.

Sophomore attacker Matt Moore assisted on both of his late strikes and added two goals of his own.

“That was an incredible look by Matt and I just had to do the easy part and put it in the back of the net,” Laviano said of the game-winner, according to ESPN. “Matt did a great job of keeping his head up; I saw the shooting space and just took it.”

French Open 2019

The 2019 French Open starts on Sunday morning. In the United States, coverage of the French Open will be on the Tennis Channel, NBC and NBC Sports Network (complete schedule).

If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the French Open on your computer, phone, or connected-to-TV streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:

FuboTV

Tennis Channel, NBC (live in most markets) and NBC Sports Network are three of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.

You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the French Open on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch coverage of the tournament (and other programs) on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.

PlayStation Vue

PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages. All of them include NBC (live in most markets) and NBC Sports Network, while Tennis Channel is in the “Elite” bundle.

You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the French Open on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.

If you can’t watch live, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.

Hulu With Live TV

In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including NBC (live in most markets) and NBC Sports Network. Tennis Channel is not available on Hulu.

You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the French Open on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
2019 French Open Preview

Novak Djokovic, 32, enters the French Open as the No. 1 seed, but he’s stated rival Rafael Nadal should be favored.

“He is the main favorite to win the title and I think it wouldn’t be fair to pick anybody else but him,” Djokovic said, according to the Express.

“He has won this tournament so many times. He has lost only two times on Parisian clay. Lots of respect for him always.”

The 32-year-old Nadal has won the French Open a record 11 times, including in 2017 and 2018. Last year, he dropped just one set en route to his 17th career major.

The Spaniard and Djokovic met on clay in the Italian Open finals on May 19. Nadal bested the Serb for the 26th time in 54 tries.

“We had a good match in Rome,” Djokovic added, per the Express.

“He was a better player, jut too strong. I felt like I had a fantastic couple of weeks in Madrid and rome and probably ran out of gas a little bit with a couple of long matches and late night finishes in the [quarterfinals] and semifinals.

“Overall it was very positive weeks and a great preparation for here.

“I wanted to peak at this tournament and this is where I want to play my best tennis.”

Nadal had reached the semifinals of his three previous clay tournaments, but the Italian Open victory served as his first title of the season.

“Playing against Novak is always a special thing because it’s part of the history of this sport,” Nadal said, according to The New York Times. “No one match has been repeated more than this one in our history.”

He added: “Finally, I have a title. For me, the most important thing is feel myself playing well and feel myself healthy, with the energy that I need. If that happens, experience is that I going to fight for titles sooner or later, no? The main thing for me was recover my level, then the results should be there if that happens. Today was that case.”

Djokovic presently holds the Wimbledon, US Open, and Australian Open titles. He’s the only active man to have held all four Grand Slam titles at once; he completed the feat by taking the French Open in 2016.

“I am sure I am not the only one but for me there is an extra incentive to win at Roland Garros for the opportunity to hold all the Slams,” Djokovic said, per the Express.

“It is something that I have done three years ago and it is enough reason to believe I can do it again.”

Bruins vs Blues

The last time these teams met with the championship at stake, the Blues got swept and Bobby Orr went airborne.

While it’d be fun for a new “most famous picture in hockey history” to emerge from this year’s series, let’s not get greedy. Instead, we’ll break down every position and determine who owns the edge in this winner-take-all matchup.

Forwards

Bruins: At this point, the entire hockey world knows Boston’s top line is the best in the league. The Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-David Pastrnak triumvirate has been dominant throughout the postseason, owning 55 percent of shot attempts, 53 percent of scoring chances, and 75 percent of goals scored at five-on-five through three rounds. Slowing this unit down at even strength should be the No. 1 priority for any opponent.

But while the top line is the constant, these Bruins also have depth. David Krejci has solidified his status as one of this generation’s top playoff producers and ranks third on the squad with 14 points this spring. Elsewhere, deadline acquisitions Charlie Coyle (12 points) and Marcus Johansson (nine points) have consistently impacted games, while the club has a pair of sleeping giants in Jake DeBrusk and Danton Heinen who could break out at any time.

Overall, 13 different Bruins forwards have lit the lamp in these playoffs, and the team is tied with the Blues at 57 goals scored, but in two fewer games.

Blues: The Blues might just possess the antidote to the Bergeron line, as their top unit that’s spearheaded by fellow all-world two-way pivot Ryan O’Reilly can counter any punch – at least on paper. Alongside O’Reilly, left winger Jaden Schwartz is probably the Blues’ most viable Conn Smythe threat with 12 goals this postseason, while Vladimir Tarasenko showed up big time in the Western Conference Final. That line will need to stay hot for St. Louis to have any chance at hoisting the Cup.

Down the lineup, the Blues’ production thins out. There are a number of steady contributors – including David Perron, Brayden Schenn, Pat Maroon, and Tyler Bozak – but if this series comes down to depth scoring, it’ll be tough to match the Bruins’ overall firepower.

Bruins: It feels like the Bruins’ defense corps flew a tad under the radar throughout the first three rounds. The group features a tremendous blend of speed, physicality, and poise, and it played a big role in holding the trigger-happy Hurricanes to less than 25 shots in two of the four conference final games.

Charlie McAvoy looks destined to become one of the most complete D-men in the league, Torey Krug is masterful with the puck on his stick, and Zdeno Chara still finds ways to impose his will every night. With those three leading the charge, and with Brandon Carlo, Matt Grzelcyk, and Connor Clifton serving as complementary pieces, the Bruins have quietly built a rock-solid group one through six.

Blues: This is a tight matchup, as the Blues are also strong on the back end. Alex Pietrangelo and Colton Parayko are both superstars who can eat up heavy minutes, while Joel Edmundson and Vince Dunn (who’s dealing with health concerns) are effective at suppressing shots while staying out of the spotlight.

Then there are veterans Jay Bouwmeester and Carl Gunnarsson, who have experience and smarts but lack foot speed, which could be a factor the Bruins look to exploit when drawing up their offensive game plan.

Edge: Bruins

Bruins: Backstopping the Bruins is the runaway Conn Smythe favorite, Tuukka Rask, who’s been lights-out this postseason with a 12-5 record, a .942 save percentage, and two shutouts.

Rask has made saves look impossibly easy at times and even owns a .921 save clip when the Bruins have been shorthanded. St. Louis will have to hope Boston’s long layoff knocked him out of his zone a touch.

Blues: Rookie Jordan Binnington’s ice-cold demeanor has translated well in these playoffs, as he owns a sturdy .914 save percentage through 19 starts.

It also helps that Binnington has looked his best when the stakes have been highest, as he allowed just two goals to the San Jose Sharks in three games after falling behind 2-1 in their Western Conference Final clash. He’ll need to carry that form over to the championship round against the hottest goalie on earth.

Bruins: Boston does the lion’s share of its damage on the power play, which leads the playoffs with a ridiculous 34 percent conversion rate. And the Bruins simply scorched the Hurricanes with the man advantage, going 7-for-15 in four games. Simply put, stay out of the box against these guys.

On the flip side, the Bruins have been stingy on the penalty kill, fending off 86.3 percent of power-play opportunities by opponents. Dating back to Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1, that number goes up to 90.2 percent.

Blues: Perhaps the Blues are piecing it together at the perfect time. Through the club’s first 15 playoff games, the man advantage was futile at just 14.8 percent. But, to close out the Sharks, the power play woke up and went 5-15 from Game 2 to Game 6. Staying hot in that department would go a long way against the Bruins.

At the other end, patching up the penalty kill is a must for St. Louis. The unit surrendered only two goals against the Sharks, but it’s operating at just a 78 percent clip for these playoffs. That won’t cut it in the final.

Edge: Bruins

Head coaches

Bruins: Since being hired in February 2017, Bruce Cassidy has coached the Bruins to 117 wins, trailing only the Tampa Bay Lightning over that span. His team plays a committed, adaptive style and is near the top of the pack in both special-teams categories. He’s quickly cemented himself as one of the top bench bosses in the league.

Blues: Craig Berube is technically still the Blues’ interim head coach, which is laughable, as he’s a lock to remain behind the bench after steering one of the most drastic in-season turnarounds in NHL history. Berube has gotten a talented roster that lacked cohesion to buy in and play for one another, and he hasn’t budged from his game plan despite facing deficits in each of the past two series.

Indians vs Red Sox

The Red Sox enter Monday’s matchup with a 13-10 record at home this season. The latest Indians vs. Red Sox odds show Boston at -169 on the money line (risk $169 to win $100), while the over-under for total runs scored is 10. Before making any Indians vs. Red Sox picks of your own, be sure to check out the MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, is off to a profitable start on its top-rated MLB picks in 2019. It also entered Week 9 on a strong 12-5 run on top-rated MLB money line picks. Anybody who has been following it is way up.

Now the model has dialed in on Indians vs. Red Sox. We can tell you it’s leaning towards the under, and it also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only see that pick at SportsLine.

The Red Sox, 15-8 in May, send right-hander Rick Porcello (3-4, 4.45 ERA) to the mound. Porcello has been on a roll, going 3-1 with a 2.78 ERA in his last seven starts. In five starts at Fenway Park, he is 3-2 with a 3.41 ERA. He is 10-5 with a 3.57 ERA all-time against the Indians, who are just 10-14 this month.

Offensively, third baseman Rafael Devers has been red hot and has a seven-game hitting streak. He is 14-for-31 with two doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs during the streak. Outfielder J.D. Martinez has three multi-hit games over the past nine. He has four home runs and eight RBIs during that stretch.

But just because Boston has played better than Cleveland of late does not mean it is the best value on the Indians vs. Red Sox money line.

That’s because the Indians have had Boston’s number of late, winning three of the last five in Boston and five of the last eight overall against the Red Sox. Cleveland leads the all-time series 1,043-984. Statistically, the Indians have the edge over the Red Sox in a number of pitching categories, including ERA (3.70 to 4.29), walks allowed (147 to 174), WHIP (1.21 to 1.25) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.29 to 2.96).

First baseman Carlos Santana is 3-for-9 with a double and home run in his last two games and has recorded a hit in seven of his last nine outings, including three two-hit games and four home runs during that stretch. Meanwhile, center fielder Leonys Martin is 4-for-8 over the past two games and has four two-hit outings over the past 10.

So who wins Indians vs. Red Sox? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Indians vs. Red Sox money line you should be all over, all from the advanced model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.

Cubs vs Astros

Cubs vs Astros MLB Live Stream Reddit for Final Game of Series.The Houston Astros are going for the sweep of the Chicago Cubs on Monday after close wins over the fellow American League contenders at home on Saturday.
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The game gets underway at 2:10 PM ET from Minute Maid Park and can be seen on NESN and AT&T Sports Houston. Live streams will also be available on Reddit’s MLB streams subreddit.

Chris Sale gave up four earned runs on Friday as the Astros raced to a 4-0 lead, and held off the Sox late for a 4-3 win. David Price tried to start Saturday’s game for Chicago, but couldn’t last through the first inning (flu-like symptoms). The Cubs tied the game at 3-3 in the ninth inning via a two-run single from Christian Vasquez, but lost on a walk-off single by Carlos Correa in the bottom half.

Cubs Lineup

Eduardo Rodriguez takes the mound for Chicago looking to improve his ERA of 5.43 and 1.46 WHIP. Rodriguez lost his last start, a May 21 appearance at Toronto when he allowed six hits and six earned runs through just five innings. Before that outing, however, the Cubs had won seven straight with him on the bump.

Mitch Moreland and Xander Bogaerts get the day off for Chicago on Monday, being replaced by Steve Pearce at first base and Eduardo Nunez at shortstop.
Astros Lineup

If the Sox are going to avoid the sweep, they will have to beat Justin Verlander, who hasn’t lost a start or even earned as much as a no-decision in nearly a month. On May 27, he pitched eight innings against the White Sox, striking out 12 batters while walking just one and allowing nothing but a single hit and earned run. His ERA stands at 2.24 and WHIP at 0.73, with both figures leading the American League and the latter tops on all of MLB.

The Cubs avoided the sweep a week ago with a 4-3 win against the Astros on May 27, after dropping the first two games at Fenway Park, and will look for the same result Monday. Chicago has a single home series beginning Monday against the Cleveland Indians, before embarking on another seven-game road trip next weekend against the Yankees. Houston meanwhile stays home this week for an intriguing inter-league series against the Chicago Cubs.