April 18th, 2015

National Sports

Canadian rugby player Katrina Santilly looks to make mark with Brazil

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2015

VICTORIA – Canadian Katrina Santilly went to Brazil to pursue a rugby dream. And by the luck of the draw, she will take a major step on that road this weekend in Canada. The 28-year-old from Toronto inherited a love of rugby from her English-born father – and dual citizenship through her Brazilian mother. A ... Read More »

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Fight Night: Canucks down Flames 4-1 to even first-round series 1-1

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2015

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames have had some memorable playoff encounters over the years. The 2015 edition wrote another bruising chapter on Friday night. Daniel Sedin and Chris Higgins snapped long post-season goal droughts and Eddie Lack made 22 saves as the Canucks downed the Flames 4-1 to even their Western Conference ... Read More »

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Flames fall in Game 2, return home to start best-of-five series against Canucks

By Jason Keller, The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2015

VANCOUVER – The Calgary Flames are heading home battered and bruised, but feeling positive about splitting the first two games of their Western Conference quarter-final with Vancouver. Despite being outclassed for most of Game 2 on Friday night in a lopsided 4-1 Canucks victory that tied the series at a game apiece, the Flames feel ... Read More »

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Smith scores two as Predators pull away to beat Blackhawks 6-2, tie series at 1

By Teresa M. Walker, The Associated Press on April 17th, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Craig Smith scored the first two playoff goals of his career and added an assist, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 Friday night to tie their Western Conference opening-round playoff series at a game apiece. The Predators won for the first time since clinching a postseason berth on March ... Read More »

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NHL player Jarret Stoll, boyfriend of Erin Andrews, arrested in Las Vegas

By The Associated Press on April 17th, 2015

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Los Angeles Kings centre Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday for suspected cocaine possession at the MGM Grand Hotel’s Wet Republic pool complex. Las Vegas police Lt. Michael Mauntel said Stoll is being held at the Clark County Detention Center. Stoll is the boyfriend of Erin Andrews, the “Dancing with the Stars” ... Read More »

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Vancouver Canucks down Calgary Flames to even first-round series 1-1

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2015

VANCOUVER – Daniel Sedin and Chris Higgins snapped long playoff goal droughts and Eddie Lack made 22 saves to pick up the first post-season victory of his career Friday as the Vancouver Canucks downed the Calgary Flames 4-1 to even their Western Conference quarter-final at a game apiece. Vancouver rookie Ronalds Kenins and Radim Vrbata, ... Read More »

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Ottawa’s Mark Stone makes impact in Game 2 despite wrist injury

By Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2015

MONTREAL – Ottawa’s Mark Stone battled through a wrist injury and set up both of Ottawa’s goals Friday night. It still wasn’t enough, however, for the Senators to even the series. Stone got the primary assist on Ottawa’s two goals in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series agianst the Canadiens, but Montreal won 3-2 ... Read More »

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Blue Jays belt five home runs but still drop 8-7 decision to Braves

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2015

TORONTO – Pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes hit a tiebreaking solo shot in the eighth inning and Freddie Freeman added a two-run shot later in the frame as the Atlanta Braves held off the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 on Friday night at Rogers Centre. Toronto reliever Brett Cecil (0-1) gave up both homers as the Braves took ... Read More »

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Galchenyuk scores in overtime as Canadiens down Senators 3-2 to take 2-0 series lead

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2015

MONTREAL – Alex Galchenyuk scored on a spin-around shot 3:40 into overtime to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Game 2 of their NHL Eastern Conference playoff series on Friday night. Montreal retained home-ice advantage by winning it first two home games of the best-of-seven series. Ottawa will ... Read More »

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With backup goalie, Ovechkin and Backstrom lead Capitals past Islanders 4-3 to even series

By Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press on April 17th, 2015

WASHINGTON – Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom helped make a winner of a rookie replacement goalie making his second start all season for the Washington Capitals. Reunited on Washington’s top line, Backstrom delivered a goal and two assists, and Ovechkin scored once, leading the Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer to a 4-3 comeback victory ... Read More »

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DeMar DeRozan named Eastern Conference player of the month for April

By The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2015

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for April, the National Basketball Association announced Friday. The 25-year-old DeRozan led all players in the East by averaging 24.1 points in seven games. He also averaged 4.9 assists, 3.7 rebounds and shot 61-for-124 from the field. DeRozan scored over 20 ... Read More »

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