- Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead. Rookie Tomas Hertl tied it with 10:43 left in regulation for the Sharks, who survived a much-improved effort from their bitter California rivals after two blowout wins in San Jose.
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- Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout to give the Boston Bruins a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night for a 2-1 playoff series lead. Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron scored in the first period, and Patrice Bergeron added an empty-net goal late in the game. The Presidents' Trophy-winning Bruins are ahead for the first time in the opening-round series.
- Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Dan Carcillo scored goals, leading the New York Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 3 on Tuesday night. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Friday in Philadelphia.
- Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night. The first baseman becomes the 26th player in major league history to reach the milestone.
- Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night. Ellsbury received a mixed reception in his first game as a visitor after seven seasons with the Red Sox before signing a $153 million, seven-year contract with the Yankees.
- Paul George scored 27 points and George Hill had all 15 of his points in the second half, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. The Pacers and Hawks are tied at a game apiece heading into Game 3 in Atlanta on Thursday.
- Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke will have a Wednesday in-person hearing for kneeing Colorado Avalanche defenceman Tyson Barrie. The incident occurred in the second period of the Wild's 1-0 Game 3 victory over the Avalanche. Cooke was assessed a two-minute minor for kneeing on the play.
- Four players involved in Sunday's melee between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers received punishment on Tuesday. Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado, who threw a punch at Travis Snider, has received five games while the Pirates outfielder got two games. Carlos Gomez has received a three game ban and has decided to appeal while Pirates catcher Russell Martin got one.
- Chelsea's defensive game plan proved too much for Atletico Madrid as they played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday. Jose Mourinho's ultra-defensive tactics worked at the Vicente Calderon Stadium despite the early exit of goalkeeper Petr Cech to injury in the 18th minute.
- David Moyes was fired as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, paying the price for the club's spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson. United announced hours later that Ryan Giggs, a club great who was on Moyes' coaching staff, will take temporary control of the team until a permanent replacement is found.
- TSN.ca's NHL Play of the Year showdown continues today with a pair of players that are a real pain to play against. The seventh match-up of the Round of 32 sees Anaheim Ducks sniper/bully Corey Perry go up against Boston Bruins pest/point-magnet Brad Marchand.
- Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks, Ryan O'Reilly of the Colorado Avalanche and Martin St. Louis, who split the year between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. St. Louis is the reigning Lady Byng winner and has won the trophy three of the past four seasons.
- TSN hockey analyst and former NHL referee Kerry Fraser takes a closer look at Matt Cooke's knee-on-knee hit to Tyson Barrie in the Minnesota Wild's 1-0 Game 3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
- Watching Brett Cecil pitch, its difficult to imagine that just a little more than a year ago, a group of reporters approached his locker stall in Dunedin to ask if hed cracked the 2013 lineup. Whats happened since - an All-Star appearance and a 2.82 ERA in 60 appearances last season and a perfect run over his first 10 outings (eight-and-two-thirds innings) this season - is special. TSN 1050's Scott MacArthur explains.
- Bring on the bye week. TSN 1050's Gareth Wheeler brings you his 5 Thoughts on Toronto FC's 2-1 loss on Saturday night at FC Dallas. While the Hoops were the superior team, TFC wasn't helped out at all by what appeared to be a ball crossing the goal line and a missed penalty on Gilberto.
- Our worst fears are true: scientists say a global apocalypse is indeed on the horizon as the planet slowly succumbs to a horde of the walking brain-dead (climate change deniers, that is, not zombies). That's obviously going to bring some drastic changes (5,000 SPF sunblock, anyone?), even in the employment market. So let's review the job sectors that will be in most demand in the dystopian days ahead. By Gord Woodward