NHL: After surviving a long regular season and weeks of playoff action, a single goal became the difference between a berth in the Stanley Cup finals and a season coming to an abrupt end. In a do-or-die Game 7, the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 on Friday to win the Eastern Conference and advance to Stanley Cup finals, where they will the face the Vancouver Canucks. This will be the Bruins' first trip to the finals in 21 years, but they haven't won it all since 1972. The Stanley Cup finals will begin Wednesday night, with Vancouver hosting Game 1.
Men's soccer: Just because the NFL is in the midst of a lockout doesn't mean there isn't any futbol to watch. Led by superstar Lionel Messi, Barcelona cemented its place as a dynasty in soccer history by defeating Manchester United 3-1 on Saturday at London's Wembley Stadium to earn its third Champions League title in six seasons.
Indianapolis 500: What happened to J.R. Hildebrand at Sunday's Indy 500 would be the equivalent of blowing a eight-run lead in the bottom of the ninth. The rookie had a solid lead heading into the final turn but lost control of his car and slammed into the outside wall. The beneficiary of Hildebrand's rookie mistake was Dan Wheldon, who sped past Hildrebrand's wreckage to win his second career Indianapolis 500. If Hildebrand had been able to hold on, he would have been the first rookie to win the race since Helio Castroneves did so in 2001.