March 24th, 2017

National Sports

Kings ride special teams success to 5-2 win over Jets

By Dan Greenspan, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Drew Doughty, Marian Gaborik and Anze Kopitar each scored a power-play goal, and the Los Angeles Kings kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Ben Bishop made 19 saves and Tanner Pearson and Jake Muzzin also scored for the Kings, who trail ... Read More »

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Oilers score 5 in third period, beat Avalanche 7-4

By The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

DENVER – Drake Caggiula and Jordan Eberle scored 1:10 apart to break a tie late in the third period, and the Edmonton Oilers rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-4 on Thursday night. Eberle scored twice in Edmonton’s five-goal third period and also added an assist. Zack Kassian and Leon Draisaitl also scored in the ... Read More »

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Paajarvi scored twice to lead Blues to 4-1 win over Canucks

By David Solomon, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

ST. LOUIS – Magnus Paajarvi scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Kyle Brodziak and Alex Pietrangelo also scored for the Blues who won their fourth straight to give them nine wins in their last 10. Jake Allen made 27 saves for his ... Read More »

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Justice Department settles suit over LA Dodgers broadcasts

By The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday it has settled a lawsuit that accused AT&T’s DirectTV unit of orchestrating a backroom deal with competitors to not carry the sole channel that broadcasts Dodgers baseball in Los Angeles. The deal, while a seeming victory for deprived Dodger fans, will not necessarily lead to ... Read More »

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Hamilton posts fastest time in 1st practice at F1 opener

By John Pye, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia – A new era for Formula One cars got under way without much change in the status quo, with Lewis Hamilton posting the fastest time in his Mercedes in the first practice session of the opening Grand Prix weekend of the season. Hamilton’s quickest lap of 1 minute, 24.220 seconds on Friday was ... Read More »

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Rinne leads Predators past Flames 3-1

By Jim Diamond, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

NASHVILLE – Pekka Rinne made 24 saves to lead the Nashville Predators over the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday night. Calle Jarnkrok, Colton Sissons and Ryan Ellis scored, and Colin Wilson had two assists for Nashville, which has won five of six. Dougie Hamilton had the lone goal for Calgary. After winning 17 of 21, ... Read More »

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Kyle Turris, Bobby Ryan score in shootout as Senators edge Penguins

By Darren Desaulniers, The Canadian Press on March 23rd, 2017

OTTAWA – Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan scored in the shootout as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Thursday night. Mike Hoffman found the back of the net in regulation for the Senators (41-24-8), while Mike Condon made 34 saves, including two incredible point blank stops in overtime to keep the game going. ... Read More »

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Leafs keep rolling to post-season with win over Devils on record-setting night

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press on March 23rd, 2017

TORONTO – Franchise rookie records continued to fall as the Toronto Maple Leafs kept on rolling toward the post-season. Auston Matthews (two assists) and William Nylander (one goal, one assist) had two points apiece as the Leafs picked up their seventh win in the last nine games (7-1-1), a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey ... Read More »

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DeRozan gets 40, Raptors rally again to beat Heat 101-84

By Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

MIAMI – DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points, marking the first time he’s had that many in consecutive games, and the Toronto Raptors pulled off their 19th double-digit comeback of the season to beat the Miami Heat 101-84 on Thursday night. DeRozan shot 14 for 25 from the field and 12 for 13 from the line. ... Read More »

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Stempniak scores twice as Hurricanes down Canadiens to keep playoff hopes alive

By Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press on March 23rd, 2017

MONTREAL – Lee Stempniak scored twice as the visiting Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Thursday night to extend their point streak to nine games and keep their playoff hopes alive. Elias Lindholm and Jeff Skinner, into the empty net, also scored for the Hurricanes (32-27-13) while Eddie Lack stopped 21 shots. Carolina, ... Read More »

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