CKXS Sports Briefs: January 30, 2013

JRC

The Essex 73s blanked the Blenheim Blades last night 4-0. The 73s will finish first place overall in the Great Lakes loop, they have one game remaining, Saturday against Kingsville.

The Blades finish the season in 5th place, which means they’ll face the Dresden Kings, who finished fourth, in the first round of the playoffs.

Tonight, the Wallaceburg Lakers can secure their spot in the playoffs with a win over the Wheatley Sharks. Puck drops at the normal time at Wallaceburg Memorial Arena, 7:30 p.m.

JRB

No action last night in the loop.

Tonight, Sarnia is in London and Lasalle hosts St. Mary’s.

OHL

No local action last night or tonight.

NHL

Toronto 4 at 3 Buffalo (OT) – Matt Frattin’s second goal of the game was the OT winner.
Dallas 1 at 4 Detroit – Valtteri Filppula had a pair of goals.
Winnipeg 3 at 4 Montreal – Tomas Plekanec netted the game winner.
New Jersey 1 at 2 Boston (SO)
Philadelphia 1 at 2 NY Rangers
Washington 2 at 3 Ottawa
NY Islanders 4 at 1 Pittsburgh
Florida 2 at 5 Tampa Bay
Columbus 2 at 3 Minnesota
Anaheim 2 at 3 San Jose (SO)

More NHL news:

Councillors for the city of Markham voted to approve the existing financing model for an NHL-sized arena. The vote was close, 7-6.

Curling

Results from the Tuesday night league in Wallaceburg:

Team Talach over Team Seys
Team Jackson over Team McGregor
Team Hetherington over Team Poole
Team Verhaeghe over Team Gammons
Team Blake over Team Rosseel
Team Meyskens over Team Negrave
Team McNeil over Team Rabideau

Results from the Major Curling League in Chatham:

Joe Griffore – GSL won 8 to 6 over Rick Law – Hot Meals @ work.com

Frank Willoughby – won 11 to 6 over Ryan Laidlaw – Royal Lepage

Brian Glover – Dekalb Seeds won 9 to 5 over John Young Jr. – Tournament Sports

Matt Mapletoft – Jersey Dairy won 8 – 7 over Brian DeRooy – DPM Insurance in an extra end.

Bob Ingram – Alpine Plant Foods won 7 to 6 over Phil Daniels – Wiser’s

NBA

Milwaukee 117 at 90 Detroit

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