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Weekend Watches: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, MLB, Netflix

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Playoffs

No basketball finals just yet; we've still got another week until we can even touch that subject. 'Til then, how about some ice soccer?

Game 7 is the best. Always are. It's lose or go home. Hit the road, Jack! Tonight at 8 pm, the top-seeded New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lighting will meet up in Madison Square Garden, somewhere the Rangers are 7-0 in Game 7's (4-0 since 2012).

The Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks series has been teeter-tottery throughout. Tip off will be at 8 pm on Saturday, May 30. It's my dad's birthday on Saturday and he's a much bigger hockey fan than I am, so we should all be rooting for the Ducks on Saturday. Executive order, folks.


Miguel Cabrera vs. Mike Trout

Or so we know the series as such. It's not 2012 and 2013 anymore, but the two are still very much "up there" with everybody else to maybe win another American league MVP title this year. The Tigers are currently 1.5 games back in their division behind the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins (tied) while the Angels are six games back in the West behind the Houston Astros.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Buck Farmer was called up from AAA and made his first start of the four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels but had a short night with seven runs off nine hits (two home runs) in only five innings to take the 12-2 loss.

Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN will feature these two teams as former Cy Young Award winner David Price (2.97 ERA) and Eastern Michigan alum Matt Shoemaker (5.44 ERA) will be starting pitchers.

Something on Netflix

I love Netflix. Having way too many TV shows, documentaries and movies streamed through my PS3 seems criminal, but it's fantastic. I've told you about one of the binges that I'm currently on (I'm on Season 3, just in case you were wondering) but there's some really awesome stuff on there right now.

No-No: A Dockumentary

I'm sure there's a lot of people that have seen this already, but conversely, there's probably a lot of people that haven't seen it. Dock Ellis was a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he was always on drugs when he pitched. Like, drug-drugs. It's a really good documentary about somebody who was just a complete rockstar and definitely worth the watch.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

For the younger demographic, those that are looking for a new series to binge watch could check this one out. It's a comedy series written by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock starring Ellie Kemper. You might know her either from The Office or her famous blow job video (it's not porn, just trust me). But this show only has one season and, well, is everything you'd expect out of a TV show including Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper.

It's Such a Beautiful Day

I stumbled upon this movie a while back and I'm curious to see who has seen it before. Everybody I've talked to has never heard of it until my conversations with them. It's actually a movie that's worth watching and re-watching then re-re-watching and re-re-re-watching and hopefully you get the point by now. This is a collaboration of all three short stories by Don Hertzfeldt of a guy named Bill trying to figure out his own philosophies  while dealing with a long-standing family tradition of having various mental health issues. It's been well received by just about all of the big-name movie critics and will be something you'll catch yourself re-re-re-re-watching at some point.

Easily one of my favorite movies.

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