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Chicago Blackhawks trail Detroit 3-1 in the Western Conference semifinals after Jimmy Howard turned back 28 shots in the Red Wings' 2-0 win over Chicago. Red Wings can advance to the conference finals by winning tomorrow in Chicago, where the Blackhawks will try to end their season-worst three-game losing streak. There was also a shutout in Los Angeles as Jonathan Quick handled 24 shots to lead the Kings past San Jose 3-0. The Kings own a
three-games-to-two lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
New York is still alive after Chris Kreider (KRY'-dur) scored at 7:03 of overtime to lift the Blueshirts past the Bruins 4-3. The Rangers erased 2-0 and 3-2 deficits before Kreider notched his first goal of the post-season. Game 5 is in Boston tomorrow. Patrick Roy (wah) is back with the Colorado Avalanche after
agreeing in principle to become the coach and vice-president of hockey operations. Roy joins forces with former teammate Joe Sakic (SAK'-ihk), who was recently promoted to executive vice-president of hockey operations. The Avalanche won two Stanley Cups with the duo on the ice.
The host team was shown the door at the Memorial Cup. Bo Horvat scored on a short-handed penalty shot in the first period and Jake Patterson made 32 saves as London Knights whipped the Saskatoon Blades 6-1 in the tiebreaker game. London takes on Portland Winterhawks in today's Friday's semifinal. The winner advances to Sunday's final against the Halifax Mooseheads.
Edwin Encarnacion (ehn-kar-nah-see-OHN) hit a grand slam – the Blue jays' first of the season -- and J-P Arencibia (arr-en-CEE'-bee-uh) homered and drove in four runs in Toronto's 12-6 win over Baltimore. Chris Davis hit his major league leading 15th home run of the season for the Orioles.
I-B-L - Barrie Baycats took advantage of five errors and made the most of six hits as they blanked the Hamilton Cardinals 9-0 in a game shortened by rain to five innings in the lone game played last night.
Ryan Palmer was one shot off the course record, shooting an opening round 8-under 62 at the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. John Rollins carded a 63, while Canadians Graham DeLaet (duh-LET') and Brantford's David Hearn are two back, along with Morgan Hoffmann and JohnPeterson. Matt Kuchar, who is ranked 13th in the world and highest-ranked player in the field, is three shots back.
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