Your Must-See Sports Headlines for Today, June 7

David Perron #57 of the St. Louis Blues scores a third period goal following a controversial no-call.

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images David Perron #57 of the St. Louis Blues scores a third period goal following a controversial no-call.

Welcome to your morning roundup of must-see sports headlines.

Today, a controversial no-call leads to a pivotal goal in the Stanley Cup Final, an MLB infielder makes one of the best plays of the entire year, Klay Thompson gears up to return to the Warriors’ lineup, and more.

Let’s get started!


TOP STORY: Controversial No-Call Leads to Game-Deciding Goal in the Stanley Cup Final

David Perron capitalizes on second chance to give Blues two-goal leadSt. Louis Blues forward David Perron collects his blocked pass and tries to slide the puck across again to Tyler Bozak, but it goes through Tuukka Rask's pads to double the lead in the 3rd For the latest hockey action, subscribe to our channel by clicking the big, red shiny SUBSCRIBE button Watch live hockey…2019-06-07T03:02:17.000Z
Leading 1-0 halfway through the third period, the St. Louis Blues capitalized on a controversial no-call and netted what would ultimately prove to be the deciding goal in a 2-1 victory in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Questionable calls have marred this year’s postseason, with this one being no exception. Replays show that St. Louis Blues center Tyler Bozak clearly trips Boston Bruins center Noel Acciari but the referees looked past it letting the play carry on, which led to David Perron’s goal. Acciari would end up saying after the game that the call was “embarrassing.” Following the goal, Boston fans littered the ice in protest with bottles and towels.

With the win, the St. Louis Blues take a 3-2 series lead and are just one win shy of hoisting their first Stanley Cup. They will get their first opportunity to do so at home on Sunday night, with Game 6 scheduled for 8pm ET.

Read the full recap here.


MUST-WATCH PLAY OF THE DAY: Francisco Lindor Flashes Some Serious Leather

Indians gold glove shortstop Francisco Lindor made an early web gem candidate of the year on Thursday afternoon when he absolutely robbed Jorge Polanco of a base hit in the fifth inning. With a runner on first, Lindor was playing close to the second base bag when Polanco hit a laser that looked like it was destined for the outfield, but Lindor somehow backhanded it when it was passing by him and then flipped to second baseman Jason Kipnis for the force out.


SOCIAL RUNDOWN: Pirates Wear Superhero Costumes for Road Trip

In the something you don’t see every day category, the Pittsburgh Pirates were in full superhero gear on Thursday, as they took off for a trip to Milwaukee.

They were all covered, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Batman to Buzz Lightyear.

I’d be very afraid if I were the Brewers this weekend.


DON’T MISS THESE STORIES: Rounding Up the Top Sports Headlines

Warriors investor who pushed Kyle Lowry banned 1 year, fined $500,000 | SportsCenterMark Stevens, the Golden State Warriors investor who pushed Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry during Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals, has been fined $500,000 and banned from games for an entire year. Mark Schwarz details what was said to Lowry, then Brian Windhorst joins Sage Steele to break down the punishment. #SportsCenter ✔…2019-06-06T22:27:09.000Z


WHAT’S ON TAP

The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors will duel again on Friday night in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesThe Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors will duel again on Friday night in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.


NBA Finals: Game 4
Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors
Date: Tonight (Friday)
Time: 9pm ET
TV: ABC
Series: Raptors lead 2-1

French Open Tennis: Men’s Semifinals
Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal
Date: Today (Friday)
Time: 7am ET
TV: NBC Sports Network

FIFA Women’s World Cup
France vs. South Korea (Opening Match)
Date: Today (Friday)
Time: 3pm ET
TV: Fox Sports 1