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Welcome to the Morning Shootaround!

Monday’s action was capped by a blowout to close out the weekend for the NFL playoffs. The Arizona Cardinals thought they had a gameplan. Then the Rams put it on them early and often.

We’re keeping Budda Baker in our thoughts today after a scary hit had him headed to the hospital.

We’ll now wait to see what the fallout is in Arizona and look forward to the divisional round of the NFL’s playoffs. Who’s your Super Bowl pick now?

What we’re watching on Tuesday:

  • NHL: Islanders @ Flyers — 7 PM ET
  • NBA: Timberwolves @ Knicks — 7:30 PM ET
  • CBB: Canisius @ St. Peter’s — 2 PM ET
  • CBB: Niagara @ Manhattan — 7 PM ET
  • CBB: #15 Iowa State @ #18 Texas Tech — 9 PM ET

Bridges over troubled waters

The Knicks hosted the Hornets in a matinee at MSG on Monday. It didn’t go as well as the Knicks faithful would have hoped. Miles Bridges had a career day and Charlotte built a big lead in the first half that the Knicks couldn’t overcome.

Net loss

No Kevin Durant meant problems for the Nets in Cleveland on Monday. Darius Garland and Evan Mobley were terrific for the Cavs as they were able to pull away in the fourth quarter for a 114-107 win.

Isles knock off Flyers

The Islanders got goals from four different skaters and Ilya Sorokin stopped 26 shots in a nice win on Monday night. No team in the NHL has missed more games because of COVID, so there’s still time for the Isles to right the ship and get back into the playoff conversation.

Game of the Day

The best game yesterday was in the Big Ten where #4 Purdue and #17 Illinois needed two (2) overtimes to decide a winner. The game had everything you would want from a regular season college basketball game. Purdue came away with a big win against an Illini squad that hadn’t lost in Big Ten play.

Bottoms up for Pronger

At his jersey retirement in St. Louis, Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Pronger took it to another level. Cheers on one helluva career, Chris!

Mayock out in Vegas

Add the Raiders to the growing number of teams looking for a new general manager — and potentially head coach. Mike Mayock was relieved of his duties on Monday after the Raiders’ season from hell came to a close. We’ll see what this means to the future of Derek Carr as well.

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.