Yasiel Puig makes incredible diving catch, earns standing ovation at Citi Field

Angela Sun
Yahoo Sports Minute

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig may be the most complicated athlete in all of sports. From reports of his harrowing journey to the big leagues to losing track of outs, the Cuban import is always interesting. And while the 23-year-old is often criticized for not keeping his head in the game, that wasn't the case Thursday night against the New York Mets in the second inning.

Tied at 1 with a runner on first and one out, Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores hit a ball to right-center field that appeared headed for extra bases. That's when Puig swooped in and turned in one of the best catches of 2014. The leaping, backhanded grab was amazing. But so was Puig's awareness. Moments after the snag, the right fielder showed off his canon of an arm and nearly doubled off Lucas Duda, who was retreating back to first base. Duda was safe — but a what a play by Puig.

Staying alive

Finally in hockey, Alex Galchenyuk scored an overtime goal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final that gave the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers. The thrilling win kept the Habs from going down 0-3 in the series.

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