Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Sports Apr 18 2012Wasaga Beach | by Bayshore News Staff
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Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks was laid out in the 1st by Phoenix forward Raffi Torres. Hossa was taken off the ice on a stretcher, but has been released from hospital, and a full recovery is expected. There's no word on when he'll return. The Coyotes beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime, for a 2-1 series lead.
The Florida Panthers also take a 2-1 series lead, after rallying from a 3-nothing deficit, to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3.
The Predators beat the Red Wings in Detroit, 3-1... and Nashville leads the series 3-1.
The Vancouver Canucks may be about to get some much needed firepower back in the lineup. Daniel Sedin practised with the team for the 1st time since sustaining a concussion last month. He leads the team in goals, and will be a game-time decision for Game 4 tonight. The L-A Kings lead the Canucks 3-nothing.
The Barrie Colts season has come to an end in Ottawa. Barrie's Mark Scheifele batted the puck out of the air, to tie the game with 9 seconds left on the clock... but the Colts fell 4-3 in overtime to the 67's. Ottawa will now play the Niagara IceDogs in the Eastern finals.
The Alliston Hornets are going back to the Schmalz Cup Junior C finals. Last night, the Georgian Mid-Ontario Champions doubled the Campbellford Rebels 4-2, to clinch the semifinals in 7 games. Alliston outshot Campbellford 32-19. For the 2nd straight year, the Hornets will face the Grimsby Peach Kings of the Niagara District League in the championship finals.
Toronto's bats are beginning to come alive. Adam Lind hit a 2-run homer in the Jays' 7-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie each homered, while starter Ricky Romero earned the win. The Jays now have 16 runs in their last 2 games, and they'll continue their 3-game series with the Rays tonight.
Daric Barton ended a career-worst homerless drought of 76 games with a solo shot to help Oakland rally past the L-A Angels 5-3. Elsewhere, San Francisco doubled Philly 4-2, Pittsburgh edged Arizona 5-4, Colorado downed San Diego 5-3 and Detroit defeated Kansas City 3-1.
The Buffalo Bills will face the Seattle Seahawks for their final regular season game in Toronto, in December, in the 5th season of a 5 year deal that brought the Bills to Canada. Buffalo has won just once in regular-season play at Rogers Centre since the series began. Rogers Communications Inc. paid the Bills 78 million U-S dollars, to stage the series, and both sides have expressed optimism that a deal for another 5 years will be reached.