“Series Not Completed.”
(AP) — Anyone who scoffs at the idea of shutting down sports to deal with the coronavirus outbreak needs a primer on the 1919 Stanley Cup Finals. It's right there on the silver chalice, engraved alongside all the championship teams. The words: "Series Not Completed." A little over a century ago, the final between the Montreal Canadiens and the Seattle Metropolitans had to be called off before the decisive game when Spanish flu swept through the teams. One of the Canadiens' star players even lost his life. That series serves as a sobering, worst-case scenario of what can happen during a pandemic.