Morning Update 1/27/2017
The Greatest Match Ever.
That's what Andy Roddick had to say at the prospect of seeing Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer face off in the final of the Aussie Open.
And it will be the final we have all been waiting for.
Rafael Nadal managing to fight off a pair of break points in the fifth set, breaking Dimitrov's serve. Nadal would close out the match from there, in an affair that went nearly five hours. But how about this final? Nadal and Federer have met eight times in a Grand Slam final, with Nadal winning six times. The two legends have not met since 2011, when Nadal beat Federer at Rolling Garros.
Venus and Serena Williams will play for the woman's title early Saturday morning.
Pre-All Star Break saw a busy night in the NHL.
The Toronto Maple Leafs facing off against the Philadelphia Flyers. This one did not go as planned for Leaf fans. William Nylander scored in the second to tie the game at one, but it was Roman Lyubimov taking advantage of Toronto's fourth line late in the game, to send home the winner. Curtis McElhinney gets the loss in the back to back.
But get this.
Head coach Mike Babcock said his team didn't have the effort, and perhaps they needed to get back to their Junior days of playing three games in one day, with a Burger and fries in between. Pass the Ketchup Babs.
Meanwhile in Ottawa, an all Canadian match up. The Calgary Flames jumped out to an 2-0 lead on a beautiful goal by Sean Monohan. The Sens would fight back tying the game with one minute left in regulation to force overtime... But A late two on 0, led to the winner by Johnny Gaudreau. Flames get the win 3-2.
Chicago had a one goal lead with 4 minutes left in regulation against Winnipeg. The Jets would go on to score 3 goals in two minutes to get an impressive win on the road against the Hawks 5-3.
The Sharks bringing a six game winning streak into their contest with the Oilers. But Edmonton, continuing their recent hot streak, taking a share of the top spot in the Pacific with a 4-1 win. Connor McDavid added to his league leading 59 points, with a goal and an assist in the contest.
Andrew Ladd netted a pair in New York's 3-1 win over Montreal.
Mike Smith's first shutout of the year, gave the Coyotes the win 3-0 over Vancouver.
A good day for Canadians on the links. Three Canadian players in the top ten at the Farmers Insurance Open. Tiger woods shot a 76 in his first PGA match back from a 522 day hiatus.