What happened last night that you need to know about? Joe McDonald gives us his take on the biggest and best performances. This is where we say, Morning, Joe.The NHLs Cubs?: Lets start with baseball. Yes, Major League Baseball. The Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians are even at a game each in the World Series. Theo Epstein, who is the Cubs president of baseball operations, helped the Boston Red Sox win two World Series titles, in 2004 and 2007. Now, hes given the Cubs a chance to win a championship for the first time since 1908. Whats this got to do with the NHL? Edmonton Oilers president of hockey operations and general manager Peter Chiarelli helped orchestrate a Stanley Cup championship for the Boston Bruins in 2011 and a return trip to the finals in 2013. Can he do the same for the Oilers? They havent won a Stanley Cup since 1990 and there have been some miserable seasons ever since. After losing in the Stanley Cup finals in 2006 to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Oilers have missed the playoffs every season since. Its still early, but the Oilers are off to a flying start. Led by 19-year-old captain and 2015 No. 1 overall pick Connor McDavid, the Oilers are 6-1-0 after beating the Washington Capitals 4-1 Wednesday night at Rogers Place. McDavid had two assists to take the NHL scoring lead with 11 points. Goalie Cam Talbot had another strong game and finished with 34 saves. The addition of veteran forward and Stanley Cup winner Milan Lucic has helped the Oilers on and off the ice. And the teams young stars are finally playing with experience. This could be an interesting season in Edmonton. (And Chicago.)Vesey continues to roll: Looks like rookie Jimmy Vesey made the right decision signing with the New York Rangers. The 23-year-old former college free agent scored one goal and added an assist in the Rangers 5-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. He has four goals and one assist in his last five games and hes tied for the team lead in goals. Coach Alain Vigneault has put Vesey in a position to be successful in every situation and hes quickly gaining confidence. Vigneault said at the start of the season that talent has no age and the coach is right. Vesey has the ability to be successful in the NHL and he will help the Rangers win. Sure, he will experience the ebbs and flows as any rookie in the NHL, but it wont be long before his consistent play translates into more wins in New York.Habitually good starts: Before you get excited about the 6-0-1 start for the Montreal Canadiens, just remember how the team began 2015-16 -- and how it ended. The Canadiens started 9-0-0 last season and appeared to be strong Stanley Cup contenders with Carey Price in net. Then, in November, the world-class goalie suffered a season-ending knee injury and the Canadiens spiraled out of control, finishing sixth in the Atlantic Division and missing the playoffs. This season, the Canadiens are the only NHL team without a regulation loss. This time, however, Price isnt the only goalie who is having an impact for the Habs. On July 1, the Canadiens signed veteran goalie Al Montoya to serve as Prices backup, an important decision thats already paying dividends. On Wednesday, Montoya made 26 saves to help Montreal to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Montoya is 3-0-1 and his continued strong play will allow Price, who has won his three starts this season, an opportunity to lessen his workload and more of a chance to stay healthy this season. If thats the case, the Canadiens can finish near the top of the division standings and return to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Stitched Nike NFL Jerseys . 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Just as Montreal was settling into the first full working week of a new year, the Impact announced the appointment of their new head coach. SAN ANTONIO -- Tony Parker, along with all of San Antonio, really, spent a restless night worrying about a gimpy right hamstring that hampered him in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and threatened the momentum the Spurs seized with a drubbing of the Miami Heat. A day later, Parker said he got some good news. Just how good the news is likely wont be known until Game 4 begins on Thursday night. Parker had an MRI on Wednesday that revealed a Grade 1 strain of his hamstring, the mildest level of strain. Hes listed as day to day. "I was just hoping it was not a tear," Parker said. "The good news is its not a tear or a defect. So thats the good news. Now I just have to see how I feel tomorrow." Parker was injured early in the second half of Game 3, which the Spurs won 113-77 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. He was limited to six points and eight assists in 27 minutes and left the game early in the fourth quarter with the outcome already decided. Parker did not participate in the portion of practice on Wednesday that was open to the media, instead watching his teammates go through a light workout while spending much of the time in conversation with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. "Well see how it goes tomorrow. Well talk with Pop," Parker said. "I know Pop is always going to prefer to take low risk." When asked about Parkers outlook, Popovich said, "a lot of it will be what he feels, I think." Parkers injury somewhat muted the celebration in San Antonio following the Spurs decisive bounce-back victory that put them two wins shy of the franchises fifth championship. While the Spurs role players have been playing incredibly well in these finals, they know they will need Parkers leadership, guts and unparalleled mastery of the pick-and-roll to bury LeBron James and the Heat. Danny Green, Gary Neal and Kawhi Leonard have been revelations so far in this series, scoring the same number of points (130) through the first three games that the Heats vaunted trio of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have managed. Neal filled in brilliantly for a slowed-down Parker on Tuesday night, scoring 24 points and hitting six 3-pointers to pick up the slack. The Spurs have two more games at home -- on Thursday and then Game 5 on Sunday -- to try to close out the Heat and avoid having to head back to Miami. "A lot of the Miami defence is focusing on me and my teammates are taking advantage of it," Parker said.dddddddddddd"Theyre playing great and hopefully they can keep it going." Still, it feels like a long way to go, because Parker is the engine that keeps this precision machine humming. He entered his fourth NBA Finals at the height of his powers, asserting himself as the best point guard in the game by carrying the Spurs into the showdown with Miami. After scoring 21 points and dishing out six assists in San Antonios Game 1 win, Parker was averaging 22.9 points and 7.1 assists this playoffs, the best numbers of his career for a post-season that included more than one series. He scored 13 points on 5-for-14 shooting in their Game 2 loss and was just 2 for 5 on Tuesday night. As important as his scoring and distributing have been for the Spurs, the confidence he instills with his steady hand on the throttle may be even bigger. The Spurs arent big on swagger, but they play with a different demeanour when hes on the court slicing and dicing opposing defences. "He does a lot for us," Neal said. "If hes not scoring, hes drawing the defence and being a facilitator. He has a great basketball I.Q. He brings a certain amount of confidence and toughness to our team. We definitely need Tony on the floor." If Parker has to miss Game 4, it no doubt would inject some life into a Heat team that was dazed and staggered in Game 3. A club that won 66 games in the regular season, including 27 straight at one point, and entered the playoffs as the prohibitive favourite to repeat as champions found itself down by 37 points at one point in the loss. Without Parker on the floor Thursday night, things would be different. "He is the head of their snake," Heat guard Mario Chalmers said. "I feel like that. The whole team feels like that." Heat coach Erik Spoelstra brushed aside a question about Parkers availability, clearly more disappointed and concerned about his own teams performance in Game 3 than anything happening with the Spurs. "If we bring the level of effort and focus that we did last night it doesnt matter who plays," Spoelstra said. "Were hoping he plays. We want both teams to be healthy. We dont want any excuses and they dont want any excuses either." 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