Thu April 12, 2012
WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap
Well the NHL playoffs are underway and Philadelphia is off to a 'Flying' start...
Last night in Pittsburgh, Jakub Voracek's tally at 2:23 of overtime completed the rally, as the Flyers stormed back from a three-goal deficit to beat the Penguins in the series opener 4-3. Game 2 is tomorrow.
In Nashville, Gabriel Bourque scored twice, as the Predators took their series opener from the Red Wings 3-2. Game 2 is Friday.
In Vancouver, Dustin Penner netted the go-ahead goal with just over three minutes remaining, as the Kings surprised the Canucks, taking Game 1 4-2. Game 2 is also tomorrow.
The puck drops in four more series openers tonight, including the Senators and Rangers in New York, and the Capitals and Bruins in Boston.
To the NBA, last night in Milwaukee, J.R. Smith sank a 3-pointer with just over a minute left, as the Knicks fought off the Bucks 111-107. Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points for the Knicks, who now hold a two-game lead over Milwaukee for the final playoff spot in the East.
Elsewhere, Rajon Rondo’s triple-double helped the Celtics beat Atlanta 88-86 in OT, the Lakers routed San Antonio 98-84, the Clippers edged Oklahoma City 100-98, Memphis dumped Phoenix 104-93, Denver dropped Minnesota 113-107, Indiana got by Cleveland 104-98, New Orleans held off Sacramento 105-96, Utah beat Houston 103-91, Portland outlasted Golden State 118-110, and Philadelphia blasted Toronto 93-75.
To baseball, last night in Baltimore, Nick Swisher’s two-run shot in the top of the tenth, helped the Yankees complete a three-game series sweep of the Orioles 6-4.
In Toronto, Ricky Romero outdueled Jon Lester, as the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 3-1. Boston falls to 1-5.
Elsewhere in the AL, Tampa Bay doubled up Detroit 4-2, Seattle slipped past Texas 4-3, Minnesota topped the Angels 6-5, White Sox outlasted Cleveland 10-6, and Oakland edged Kansas City 5-4.
Over to the NL, last night in New York, Stephen Strasburg fanned nine over six scoreless innings, as the Nationals shutout the Mets 4-0.
Elsewhere, Cincinnati got by St. Louis 4-3, Milwaukee beat the Cubs 2-1, Philadelphia pounded Miami 7-1, San Diego held off Arizona 2-1, Colorado blew out San Francisco 17-8, the Dodgers downed Pittsburgh 4-1, and Atlanta doubled up Houston 6-3.
I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.