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Sports Mar 12 2012

Wasaga Beach | by Bayshore News Staff  

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The Toronto Maple Leafs' fading playoff hopes took another hit, as they were defeated by the Capitals, 2-nothing. Washington occupies the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, 8 points up on 12th-place Toronto. Winnipeg and Buffalo are tied for 9th, four points back of the Caps.

The Calgary Flames beat Minnesota, 4-3, for their 3rd straight victory. Calgary is tied with L-A and Colorado for 8th in the Western Conference on 76 points.

It was New Jersey over the Philadelphia, 4-1. The Devils have won 4 straight, and 5 of their last 6.

The Rangers beat the Islanders 4-3 in overtime. New York is still tops in the East, 4 points up on Pittsburgh, after the Penguins downed Boston 5-2.

Other NHL action... Florida shutout Carolina 2-0... St. Louis over Columbus, 2-1... Los Angeles beat Chicago, 3-2.


Glen Howard picked up his 2nd Canadian men's curling championship as a skip, thanks to Ontario's 7-6 win over Alberta's Kevin Koe. It was Howard's 6th final, in the last 7 years, but just his 2nd victory. Howard will now represent Canada at the world curling championship, which gets going later this month in Switzerland.

In the NBA, Milwaukee beat Toronto 105-99. It's the short-handed Bucks' 6th straight victory over the Raptors.

The Carleton Ravens won the Canadian men's university basketball championship for the 8th time in 10 years, downing Alberta 86-67.

South of the border, Kentucky is the Number 1 seed for the men's N-C-Double-A basketball tournament.

Justin Rose pulled off a comeback win at the W-G-C Cadillac Championship, with a 2-under-par 70 for a 16-under total. Bubba Watson carried a 3-shot lead into the final round, but finished a stroke back following a 2-over 74. Tiger Woods had to withdraw after 11 holes because of soreness in his left Achilles tendon.
Canada's Christine Nesbitt has wrapped up her 2nd overall speedskating title in 2 days. She won the 1-thousand metre race, to clinch the Grand World Cup in Berlin. Nesbitt won the 15-hundred metre title, on Saturday.

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