Sports Trivia

Q: Last Wednesday night’s game between the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh, a 3-0 win for the Penguins, featured what ridiculous event in the final minute?
A: A fight between the two goalies. When Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro apparently tripped a Pittsburgh forward, his counterpart, veteran Brent Johnson, took offense and expressed it in a surprising way. Johnson dropped his gloves, skating from goal crease to goal crease, met DiPietro at the other end of the ice and dropped him immediately with a left hook to the right eye.
Q: Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitski quietly hit 22,000 career points this week, making him the 24th player in NBA history to do so. The West German-born Nowitzki now stands in fourth all-time in scoring by a foreign-born player, behind Hakeem Olajuwon, Dominique Wilkins and what 1990s great?
A: Patrick Ewing. While the Georgetown-educated New York Knick may never have seemed like a foreigner to American fans, Ewing was born in Kingston, Jamaica and lived there until his family moved to Massachusetts when he was 11 years old.

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