Though the Dutchman celebrated in a manner befitting of someone who had just secured his team's Premier League status for next season, he was aware that he was directly responsible for it being at Stoke's expense.
Malkin, Dumoulin, Hagelin all GTDs for Game 3
I think he's doing a good job and he's playing the game the way he should, the way he needs to to be a really effective player. Nicklas Backstrom wrapped up the scoring with his third goal of the playoffs on an empty netter with seven seconds remaining.
PREDICTION It is no win in 12 Premier League matches for Stoke and they are desperately running out of matches in which to turn their plight around.
Manager Paul Lambert - appointed in January to turn the Potters around - had celebrated wildly with Xherdan Shaqiri after the midfielder's free-kick opened the scoring just before the break.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is making it increasingly hard for Gareth Southgate to leave him at home this summer.
"But when you start ranking achievements it becomes hard".
Elsewhere, Jake Livermore's last-gasp goal gave West Brom a victory against Tottenham Hotspur which ensures they still have a chance of avoiding Premier League relegation.
Rockies try to keep hits coming versus Cubs
After all, following a 1-for-4 outing Sunday, all-star third baseman Nolan Arenado is batting.192 in 20 games at the Fish Bowl. Beyond that, it was almost an impeccable outing for Gray, who needed a start of that caliber to get himself back on track.
GGG ties Hopkins' mark with KO of Martirosyan
It took the 36-year-old Golovkin just two rounds to finish Martirosyan, who was fighting for the first time in almost two years. Not only did Gennady Golovkin have to face a new opponent, but the venue of the fight and its viewing status was altered.
Stocks Move Notably Lower After Fed Signals June Rate Hike
Equities tumbled in the final hour of trading as concern mounted that the Fed may let inflation run hot as it gradually tightens. The benchmark United States 10-year Treasury yield eased about 1 basis point in early Asian trade to 2.970 percent.
Trump undecided on scrapping Iran deal, Bolton says
Chris Coons (D., Conn.) listed changes he would support to the Iran nuclear deal during an interview on " Fox News Sunday". Merkel said any decision on whether to exempt the bloc from tariffs permanently was now in the president's hand.