The Daily Buzz: Thursday, June 13

The Daily Buzz: Thursday, June 13 -- The weird, the wild and the wacky from the sports world on the wonderful web.

If you’re a hockey fan, you couldn’t have asked for a more exciting game than the one provided by the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, who burned the midnight oil in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, with the Blackhawks finally prevailing on Andrew Shaw's deflection in triple-overtime.

Unfortunately, Wednesday was also a somber day for everyone in the sports world, but especially those in the NASCAR racing community, as driver Jason Leffler was killed in a non-sanctioned sprint car race in New Jersey.

In the NBA, LeBron James took responsibility for the Heat’s struggles in Game 3, while an injured hamstring has put Tony Parker's Game 4 status in doubt.

Away from the Finals, the Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd to be their new head coach, doing so despite having interviewed several other actual coaches. As for the rest of the news, here’s some of what you may have missed or may want to see again:

• Patrick Ewing, Jr. was not thrilled with the Nets’ decision to hire Kidd, who has no experience coaching, for their head coaching job

• Magic Johnson, however, was happy about the choice, as were several other current and former NBA players:

• Adrian Peterson's brother is the focus of a drug probe in Minnesota.

• A terrifying health scare for the wife of Cardinals broadcaster Rick Horton has kept Horton off TV this week.

• Chicken magnate Von Miller answers the age-old question: Which came first?

• Blue Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki — HE'S JAPANESE — kind of sings O Canada!

• Lil' Wayne says he was "too turnt up" — which I think means drunk — when he said he slept with Chris Bosh's wife. Glad that's cleared up.

• LeBron James tasted defeat in high school, too.

• The Pittsburgh Penguins are not making wholesale changes after their elimination in the conference finals.

• Howard's Rock was vandalized, and now Clemson police are investigating.

• Here is Pistons big man Andre Drummond dunking on Chris Brown:

• NASCAR driver Brian Vickers is going to honor the Louisville championship basketball team with his paint scheme in a race.

• The White Sox's No. 1 pick, shortstop Tim Anderson, signed for more than $2 million.

• An absolutely incredible photo of the weather in Chicago Wednesday night:

• Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan celebrated with Vin Diesel.

• Andrew Shaw dropped a subtle F-bomb on live TV after scoring the game-winning goal in triple overtime for the Chicago Blackhawks ( NSFW language, obviously):

•Another Flutie is headed to Boston College

• NFL player-turned-author Rennie Curran hopes to find a football home with Edmonton of the CFL.

• Nothing to see here… just a wolf chasing a motorcyclist in Canada

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