The Penguins crush the Predators in Game 5, Christian Pulisic leads the USMNT to victory, a Florida man films himself being attacked by a shark, and a very, very uncomfortable high-five. We’ll get to all of that and much more here at the Friday Cheat Sheet. Happy weekend… it’s go time. 

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from repeating as Stanley Cup champs

PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 08: Matt Murray #30 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is congratulated by his teammates after their teams 6-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game Five of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at PPG PAINTS Arena on June 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Penguins unleashed hell on the Nashville Predators in Game 5, with a dominating 6-0 victory to go up 3-2 in the series. All six goals came over the first two periods.

Sidney Crosby is pretty damn good.

But… he also had a couple other notable moments from the game. Like this fight with P.K. Subban:

And Crosby throwing a water bottle on the ice:

The Penguins are just one victory away from becoming the NHL’s first repeat champions since the Detroit Red Wings won in 1997 and 1998, and the first repeat champions of the salary cap era. Game 6 is Sunday night in Nashville.

Christian Pulisic continues to amaze, leads USMNT to 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago

COMMERCE CITY, CO – JUNE 08: Christian Pulisic #10 of the U.S. National Team celebrates scoring a goal against Trinidad & Tabago in the second half during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on June 8, 2017 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

18-year-old phenom Christian Pulisic came to the rescue for the United State Men’s National Team again on Thursday night, scoring the game’s only goals in a 2-0 U.S. victory.

This kid is legit, and finally gives us a reason to be excited about where U.S. soccer is headed.

Quick Hits

Lord Buckethead

– Horrible news here, as projected first-round NBA draft pick Jonathan Jeanne has been diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome.

–  The White Sox will never get a better shot at a little league homer than this… and blew it.

– The Astros are damn near unstoppable right now.

– LeBron has talked about owning a team when he retires, and he’s apparently all about building a super team.

A pantsless guy ran on the field at the Brewers-Giants game in Milwaukee.

– Reminder that you can get a delicious, free Doritos Locos taco next Wednesday.

24: Legacy is no more, but an anthology series may be in the works. I found Legacy entertaining and with the potential to get a bit better, but it was still nowhere near the original. The idea of an anthology series is certainly interesting. Bring back Kate Morgan!

– Very good peacock.

Peacock wreaks havoc inside liquor store, breaks $500 of alcohol

– Phoenix gets pretty excited about their sub-100-degree days!

– Today’s Daily News cover is certainly an interesting one.


– A man filmed a shark taking a bite into his leg off the coast of Florida while spearfishing. This is terrifying:

– Jeremy Corbyn’s high-five attempt with Emily Thornberry was, uh, uncomfortable.

One last glorious moment of procrastination

This very good dog is very excited to watch Planet Earth (Hey, me too):

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