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Sunday, May 21, 2017

MONDAY SPORTS

The Pittsburgh Penguins are a win away from the Stanley Cup final. Matt Murray earned his second career post-season shutout with 25 saves as Pittsburgh blanked the Ottawa Senators 7-0 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference championship series on Sunday. The Penguins now lead 3-2 and can clinch a second straight Stanley Cup appearance with a win in Ottawa on Tuesday.

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Canada has relinquished its crown at the world hockey championship. The defending back-to-back winners dropped a 2-1 shootout loss to Sweden in the gold medal game in Cologne, Germany on Sunday afternoon. Nicklas Backstrom and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored in the shootout for the Swedes.

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Graham Knott scored twice and added an assist as the host Windsor Spitfires downed the WHL champion Seattle Thunderbirds 7-1 in round-robin play at the Memorial Cup on Sunday. Windsor improved to 2-0 while the Thunderbirds fell to 0-2. Julius Nattinen also scored two for the Spitfires while Logan Brown had a goal and two helpers.

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The Nashville Predators have confirmed centre Ryan Johansen needed emergency surgery because he suffered from compartment syndrome in his left thigh. Nashville's G-M detailed Johansen's condition in a statement today, two days after the Predators announced their top scorer's season had been ended by a thigh injury.

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An error, a three-run homer and Marco Estrada provided the Toronto Blue Jays with a feel-good victory against the Baltimore Orioles. Estrada matched his career high with 12 strikeouts and Toronto averted a three-game sweep with a 3-1 win at Camden Yards. Devon Travis hit a three-run homer in the first.

(Canadian Press)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesnt break my heart that the thunderbirds got spanked at the memorial cup and now are 0-2 ,a very dirty team that gets what they deserve

Anonymous said...

Seattle seems to be struggling at the Memorial Cup and yet they played par or better against the Pats. I think we can agree the Pats were not quite ready to get to that level but next year will be a terrific time to do it. Josh Mahura was a prime example of how quickly a new player can upgrade a team. Hopefully plans are in the works already to replace the awesome players we've lost and upgrade where it is needed most.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure if shootouts are any better than the flip a coin method of choosing a champion. But, if you can't get it done in regulation, you don't deserve to win it any more than the Swedes.
LF