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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sports Apr 6 2011

Wasaga Beach | by Bayshore News Staff  

Scores and Games

In N-H-L action last night, time has ran out on the Maple Leafs' playoff push. Toronto officially had the door slammed on its late-season run when Buffalo defeated Tampa Bay 4-2. The Leafs played like they knew it too, losing a 3-2 shootout to the Washington Capitals. This marks 6 straight seasons that the Maple Leafs have missed the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Montreal doesn’t have to worry about the math -- they're in the playoffs. The Habs secured a playoff berth last night after a 2-1 overtime victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Elsewhere, Ottawa defeated Philadelphia 5-2 and Edmonton topped Vancouver for the 2nd time in a row, 2-nothing.

In O-H-L action, the first round of the playoffs concluded last night as the Windsor Spitfires defeated the Erie Otters 5-4 in Game 7. The Spitfires advance to meet the Saginaw Spirit in the O-H-L Western Conference Semifinals. The other Western semifinal begins Thursday night in Owen Sound when the Attack host the Plymouth Whalers.
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In Major League Baseball, it was a night of comebacks for the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays tied it up at 5-5 in the 6th inning thanks to some sloppy fielding from Oakland sending the game into extra innings. Yunel Escobar hit a walkoff 2-run homer in the 10th as Toronto beat Oakland 7-6.

The Boston Red Sox, Sports Illustrated’s pick to win the World Series this year, are still looking for their first win after losing to Cleveland 3-1.

The Toronto Raptors were over and done with early in New York in N-B-A action. The Knicks raced to a 13-nothing lead early in the game and finished with a 131-118 blowout of the Raptors.

At the men's world curling championships, Canada's Jeff Stoughton is alone atop the standings at the world men's curling championship in Regina. Canada won the battle of unbeaten teams with a 7-3 victory over Scotland.


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