Saturday, March 24, 2018
What Did You Miss on Friday?
--The WHL playoffs are off and running. Stuart Skinner made 34 saves as the Broncos beat Regina 3-0 while Jordy Stallard and Cole Fonstad each had a pair as P-A got by Moose Jaw 5-3. It was Game 1 of their respective Eastern Conference series. Other winners were Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Vancouver and Everett.
--A Winnipeg NHL team has a 100 point season. The Jets hit the century mark with a 3-2 overtime win against Anaheim. The most points a Winnipeg pro hockey team has had was in the 1975-76 season when the WHA Jets had 106 points.
--The Calgary Flames have shut center Sean Monahan down for the season. Head Coach Glen Gulutzan said Friday that Monahan is dealing with two significant injuries and that one will require surgery. He would not say what those injuries are.
--One of baseball's best pitchers will start the season on the DL. Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner took a line-drive off his throwing hand breaking it. It was Bumgarner's last start of the spring. Baseball season starts Thursday.
--Canada has finished first after round-robin play at the World Women's Curling Championship. Jennifer Jones is 12-0 after an 8-5 win over the US. Canada gets a bye to the semi-final against an opponent to be determined. There is no Page Playoffs at this event as the top six teams make it. 1 and 2 get byes to the semi with 3 playing 6 and 4 playing 5.