Sunday, April 22, 2018

What Did You Miss Saturday?

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrates his goal along with with his team at the bench as the Bolts go up 2 - 0 during third period action of game 5 first round  NHL playoffs at Amalie Arena in Tampa Saturday, April 21, 2018. DIRK SHADD   |   Times 

--Another team has scanned their barcode to the second round of the playoffs. The Tampa Bay Lightning beat New Jersey 2-1 to take their series in 5.  They will play the winner of the Boston-Toronto series.  The Leafs forced a Game 6 with a 4-3 win in Boston.  Washington beat Columbus 4-3 in overtime as Nick Backstrom got the winner.  Former Pat Chandler Stephenson had two assists---including one on the game-winner.

--The Swift Current Broncos will head to Lethbridge up 2-0 in the WHL East final.  Giorgio Estephan's 3rd goal of the game in overtime gave the Broncos a 4-3 victory in Game 2.  Tri-Cities evened the West final at one with a 4-3 win over Everett.  Parker AuCoin had two goals and an assist for the Americans.

--Canada's male and female midget hockey champions will be crowned this week with Saskatchewan teams looking to win the Telus and Esso Cup.  The Esso Cup starts Sunday with the Saskatoon Stars representing the Western region in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.. The Notre Dame Hounds look to win the Telus Cup starting Monday in Sudbury, Ontario. 

--The Riders mini-camp doesn't start until Tuesday in Bradenton, Florida, but over 150  players had an opportunity Saturday to earn an invite according to 620 CKRM's Rod Pedersen. The voice of the Riders says there were many receivers in attendance---many tall receivers.  One who was also there was former CFL linebacker EJ Kuale who is now 34. The mini-camp goes Tuesday and Wednesday with Rod and Luc Mullinder bringing you Saskatchewan's #1 sports show----the Sportscage live from the IMG Academy in Bradenton starting Monday. 

--Baseball has its first no-no of the year . Oakland's Sean Manaea threw a no-hitter against Boston as he struck out 10 in a 3-0 win. Manaea threw just 108 pitches and allowed two walks in handing the Red Sox just their 3rd loss of the season as they are 17-3

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