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Keith Rivas

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I am currently following my dreams of writing about football, basketball, and hockey and enjoying the ride as a contributor to Sports Unbiased. God is good and has blessed me with great opportunities to grow and I hope that He continues to do just that. Be sure to follow him on Twitter at @bkrivas95.

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If nothing more, the loss of Justin Williams will cost the LA Kings performance insurance in the playoffs.   Since the LA Kings won their second championship in three years in 2014, the road has been anything but easy and they've brought a new definition of thin ice into the picture of professional sports. Recently Jarrett Stoll and Slava Voynov both participated in activities off the ice that will put them behind bars -- Stoll for drug use and Voynov for domestic violence. Stoll played a big role for the Kings in 2012, where the franchise won their first-ever title as an eight seed, beating the New Jersey Devils in...

The 2015 Stanley Cup Final is underway as of Wednesday night, with the puck drop scheduled for 7pm ET in Tampa Bay. With how little home ice seemed to matter in the conference finals of both the east and the west, it's hard to imagine that the fact that the Lightning have that advantage coming into this series will mean much of anything. I mean, Tampa's done better on the road anyway and it is the Blackhawks their playing. Chicago has some interesting things on the line this time around, with a crack at being labeled a 'dynasty' lingering in the building. By that I mean that a Blackhawks series victory would give them three...

For one reason or another, the Chicago Blackhawks have always found a way to be a part of some historically important and historically long playoff hockey games. Tuesday night in Anaheim was no exception -- in fact, it was the longest Blackhawks playoff game in franchise history. Throughout all of the six period bonanza the Ducks were trying to hold off the Blackhawks from scoring any more after a two-goal first period for Chicago. They nearly accomplished that feat. After the Ducks tied it at two goals-a-piece in the second period thanks to a late Corey Perry goal  there was no scoring for over sixty minutes. While both...

With the participants of the Western Conference Finals already determined in this year's NHL Playoffs, the Eastern Conference has their final two still yet to be decided. The Montreal Canadiens have put themselves in good position to possibly force a Game 7 in their series against the Lightning after Tampa Bay got all the way to a 3-0 series lead. This kind of series lead is something only squandered a handful of times in playoff history, including last season when the Los Angeles Kings came back to beat the San Jose Sharks after finding themselves in a similar pitfall. Game 6 of this series takes place later today in Tampa Bay...

After the Calgary Flames pulled off a miracle at home against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3 of their best-of-seven series, the rest of professional hockey will be looking at that series the most from here on out. The Chicago Blackhawks held on late to beat the Minnesota Wild 1-0 in Game 3 of their match up, with little hope left for Minnesota to come back. On the Eastern side of things, both the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals have surprised us with 2-1 leads each against their respective opponents. With this in mind, here's how we see the second round finishing out, setting up some epic conference final games on the...

Now is the time of year for all NBA faithful to really start to look at which team remaining has the best chance to take their squad to the top and finish the year on a positive note with a victory in the NBA Finals. In recent memory, the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat have led the majority of title conversations but that is no longer the case thanks to 2015. The Spurs fell to a resurgent and brilliant Los Angeles Clippers team led by an injured Chris Paul (who didn't get to play in Game 1 against Houston), Boston fell to the Cavs in round one and the other two didn't even make the...

Now that the first round has come to a close thanks to the Game 7 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings last night, the second round of this year's NHL playoffs look to be taking a turn for the better. Teams like the Minnesota Wild, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals, and Tampa Bay Lightning are all still alive and all have their own respective series against the powerhouse teams. The opponents of these underdogs include the Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, Montreal Canadiens, and New York Rangers. This is the perfect scenario for a postseason because the contrast clash will be present in every single...

This post season has been unlike any other so far in recent memory and that's a good thing. Unprecedented teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning, Ottawa Senators, Minnesota Wild, and others have all shown that anything is possible in the NHL -- and this just the beginning. With the defending champions knocked out late in the regular season, there will now, no doubt, be a new king to crown in professional hockey. Goosebumps. Here's a breakdown of three ways that the 2015 NHL Playoffs have transformed hockey for the better: 1. Contagious Calgary From how the regular season played out, the Calgary Flames went above and beyond to...

The Chicago Blackhawks found some way to pull out of Nashville with a victory on Wednesday night. Three goals by the Predators' Colin Wilson (2) and Viktor Stalberg in the first period seemed to all but close out Chicago from getting out alive. But we forget how quickly things can change in hockey. Chicago returned the favor in the second period -- almost immediately -- as scores from Niklas Hjalmarrson, Patrick Sharp, and Jonathan Toews made the game a 3-3 tie. They did this with several minutes still to spare in the period. The final frame didn't consist of any scoring, but the level of hockey had clearly elevated compared...

The Vancouver Canucks found a way to blow a game that was all about them in a way only Vancouver could -- a last ditch effort by their opponent to score that hits the back of the net with thirty seconds to go. Oh yeah, it was at home, too. Vancouver can't seem to catch a break, and having to find a way to beat the Calgary Flames in the first round of this year's playoffs will be nothing short of a miracle in the making. Just maybe. Eddie Lack was great for the Canucks all night before the game-winner, hit by Kris Russell, whizzed past him. The reaction from the Canucks fans said it all. The scene was an all too familiar...
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