We almost had a full-blown controversy in the Blackhawks-Red Wings Game 7, but it all worked out in the end.
Of course, it took overtime for the hockey gods to set everything straight, with the Blackhawks getting a 2-1 victory on a Brent Seabrook goal 3:35 into the extra period.
The Blackhawks, who won it all in 2010, now face the defending champion Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Finals. Add in the Penguins-Bruins series in the East and you have the last four teams to hoist the Stanley Cup as the only teams still alive. Pretty cool, eh?
Note that the New York Rangers aren't on that list. That's probably a big reason why their brash coach John Tortorella is out of a job .
And while he was fired yesterday despite having one year left on his deal, his antics in New York will live on in infamy .
There were plenty of other great stories yesterday, but here are some you might have missed.
* The Paterno family announced it is launching a lawsuit against the NCAA ...