Win or go home
NHL: Despite scoring just six goals in the series, the Vancouver Canucks take a 3-2 series lead back to Boston for Monday night's Game 6, looking to win the first Stanley Cup in franchise history while Boston seeks to force a Game 7 (8 p.m., NBC). The Bruins outscored the Canucks 12-1 over Games 3 and 4 in Boston, the largest two-game goal differential in Stanley Cup finals history. If Boston wins, it would be the 10th team to come back from a 2-0 series deficit to force a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup finals. A win for Vancouver would be the first Stanley Cup for a Canadian-based team since 1993 and the first for the President's Trophy winner since 2007-2008. Fun fact: The team that has scored first has won every game of the series.
NCAA baseball: Six teams (UNC, Vanderbilt, Florida, Texas, South Carolina and Cal) have advanced to the College World Series already. Which two teams will join them in Omaha? In the Charlottesville Super Regional, No. 1-overall seed Virginia needs a Game 3 win at home to hold off the feisty UC Irvine Anteaters to advance to its second CWS (4 p.m., ESPN2). Florida State destroyed Texas A&M 23-9 in Game 2 of the Tallahassee Super Regional to force a decisive Game 3. Florida State seeks its 21st CWS appearance; the Aggies hope to reach their fifth. (7 p.m., ESPN2)
MLB: It's a limited schedule tonight in the big leagues. Of note, Derek Jeter continues his chase for 3,000 career hits (he's at 2,993) and the Yankees look for a four-game sweep of the reeling Indians at Yankee Stadium on ESPN's Monday Night Baseball (Carlos Carrasco vs. A.J. Burnett, 7 p.m.). ... Astros' starter Wandy Rodriguez returns from the DL tonight at home against Derek Lowe and the Braves (8:05 p.m.). ... Baseball's hottest team, the Boston Red Sox (nine straight wins), have a night off.
Information from ESPN Stats & Information was used in this report.