Patrick Garrett

Morning Edition Producer

Patrick Garrett graduated with a dual degree from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, Concentration in Production and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry. A former newsroom intern who joined the WAMC staff in 2014, he worked at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where he sold tickets. He is an Eagle Scout from Saratoga Springs and writes and plays music in his free time.

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In the NHL playoffs, Tampa Bay skated by the Rangers 6-5 in overtime. The Lightning leads the series 2-1.

The Boston Bruins have elevated Don Sweeney to general manager. Sweeney has spent the past six seasons as the assistant general manager and takes over for Peter Chiarelli, who was fired last month after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in eight years and four years after a Stanley Cup championship.

The Toronto Maple Leafs, who haven't made the playoffs in a decade, are making a big bet on the man they hope will help them end that streak. The Leafs have hired highly respected NHL coach Mike Babcock, who has coached Detroit the past 10 years. Babcock signed an eight-year, $50 million dollar deal that makes him the highest-paid coach in the NHL.

A local teenager was crowned the winner of NBC’s reality competition show The Voice. Sawyer Fredericks of Fultonville was awarded a million dollar recording contract and a brand new car. The 16-year-old shook up the Capital Region with his singing talent on the national program and even became an icon for residents, who threw him a homecoming parade earlier this month.


In the NHL playoffs, Chicago skated by Anaheim 3-2 in triple overtime to even the series at 1 game apiece.

A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that Mike Babcock is in contract talks with the Buffalo Sabres to potentially become their next head coach. Babcock is still under contract with Detroit, but the Red Wings have given him permission to speak with other teams. Babcock has not ruled out staying put in Detroit, and has said he wanted to make a decision on his future by Wednesday.

The Edmonton Oilers have hired Todd McLellan as their coach after a season in which they again failed to make the playoffs. McLellan appeared to be Edmonton's top choice since Peter Chiarelli became general manager this month. Todd Nelson replaced Dallas Eakins as coach in December. The Oilers have not made the playoffs since 2006.


In the NBA playoffs, Golden State bested Houston 110-106 to give the Warriors a 1-0 series lead.

The Minnesota Timberwolves will have the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA draft. It's the first time since 2004 the team with the worst record has won the lottery. The Los Angeles Lakers moved from the fourth spot to second, followed by Philadelphia and New York.

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Partly sunny today with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon.  Highs in the upper 70's.

Partly cloudy, breezy and cooler tonight.  Low in the mid 60's.

A mix of sun and clouds breezy and much cooler tomorrow.  Highs in the mid 60's.


In the NHL playoffs, Tampa Bay tripled up the Rangers 6-2 to tie the series at 1 game apiece. Tyler Johnson scored the first hat trick in Lightning playoff history, and Tampa Bay got its high-scoring offense in gear. Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers in the wide-open, penalty-filled matchup. Henrik Lundqvist gave up six on just 26 shots. The series now shifts to Florida.

The Philadelphia Flyers hired Dave Hakstol to replace head coach Craig Berube. Hakstol spent the last 11 seasons at North Dakota, where he compiled a 289-143-43 record. He just guided North Dakota to a 29-10-3 mark and a berth in the 2015 NCAA Frozen Four.


In baseball, in the American League, Toronto bested the Angels 10-6, the White Sox topped Cleveland 2-1 in 10 innings, and it was Oakland over Houston 2-1. The Yankees and the Red Sox had the day off. The Yankees start a series against Washington and the Red Sox take on Texas.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is launching an effort to crack down on abuses and health risks at nail salons.

The announcement Friday comes in response to a two-part series in The New York Times. The series found that many manicurists worked for far less than minimum wage and suffered damaging effects of toxic chemicals.


In the NHL playoffs, Anaheim beat Chicago 4-1 to take a 1-0 series lead.

Sidney Crosby got the better of Alex Ovechkin once again. Crosby had a goal and an assist as Canada dominated Russia 6-1 to win the ice hockey world championship. It was the 25th world title for the Canadians, and their first since 2007. They scored 66 goals in winning all 10 of their tournament games. Claude Giroux and Tyler Ennis also had a goal and an assist each. Mike Smith was only called on to make 10 saves as the Canadians outshot Russia 38-11.

Connor Hellebuyck made 39 saves to lead the United States to a 3-0 win over the host Czech Republic in the bronze medal game.


In the NBA playoffs, Houston bested the Clippers 113-100 to win the series 4-3 in Game 7. The Rockets will play Golden State in the Western Conference finals.


In the NBA playoffs, Cleveland bested Chicago 94-73 to win the series 4-2 and Houston topped the Clippers 119-107 to even the series at 3 games apiece.


In baseball, in the American League, Tampa Bay defeated the Yankees 6-1, Boston edged Seattle 2-1, Houston won against Toronto 6-4, Kansas City doubled up Texas 6-3, and it was Detroit over Minnesota 13-1.

In the National League, the Cubs slid past the Mets 6-5, Philadelphia doubled up Pittsburgh 4-2, Cincinnati edged San Francisco 4-3, Colorado beat the Dodgers 5-4, and it was San Diego over Washington 8-3.

In interleague play, St. Louis beat Cleveland 2-1.


In the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament, UAlbany goes up against No. 1 Notre Dame on Saturday at 3 p.m. No. 2 Syracuse will face Johns Hopkins at noon on Sunday.


In the NHL playoffs, the Rangers bested Washington 2-1 in overtime to take the series 4-3 at game 7 in New York. The Rangers face Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference finals.


In the NBA playoffs, Atlanta squeaked by Washington 82-81 for a 3-2 series lead and it was Golden State over Memphis 98-78 giving the Warriors a 3-2 series lead.


In baseball, in the American League, Boston blanked Oakland 2-0, Tampa Bay beat the Yankees 3-2, Texas won against Kansas City 5-2, Minnesota tripled up Detroit 6-2, and it was Baltimore over Toronto 6-1.

In the National League, the Cubs defeated the Mets 2-1, Philadelphia edged Pittsburgh 3-2, Washington bested Arizona 9-6, Miami topped the Dodgers 5-4, and it was Cincinnati over Atlanta 5-1.

An Amtrak train has abruptly overturned in Philadelphia, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of others.