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Sunday, March 24, 2019

SUNDAY SPORTS

Mark Giordano put up a goal and two assists to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-1 road win over the Vancouver Canucks. Garnet Hathaway and Andrew Mangiapane also scored for the Flames. Brock Boeser responded with a power-play goal for the Canucks.

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The Winnipeg Jets can breathe a little easier. Kyle Connor had a hat trick and added an assist as the Jets clinched a playoff spot with a 5-0 victory over the Nashville Predators. Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves for his second shutout of the season. Winnipeg sits four points ahead of the Predators in the Central Division with seven games left in the regular season.

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The Maple Leafs' struggles continued with a 2-1 overtime loss to the New York Rangers. Ryan Strome scored the winner as New York handed the Leafs their sixth loss in eight games. Around the ice, Montreal topped the Sabres 7-4 to eliminate the Sabres from playoff contention. And the Senators edged Edmonton 4-3 in overtime.

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Dwyane Wade scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Miami Heat remain alone in eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a 113-108 win over the Washington Wizards. Wade also had nine rebounds while scoring in double digits for a ninth consecutive game. The 13-time All-Star is retiring following the season.

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Canadians contributed in big ways for their teams in both men's and women's games at the NCAA Basketball Tournament Saturday night. Vancouver's Brandon Clarke had 36 points to lead top-seeded Gonzaga into the Sweet 16 with an 83-71 win over Baylor. And Bridget Carleton of Chatham, Ontario scored 23 points as Iowa State beat New Mexico State 97-61 in the first round of the women's tournament.

(Canadian Press)

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