CKXS Sports Briefs: March 26, 2013

OHL

The Sarnia Sting are in a big hole, as the Plymouth Whalers took Game 3 last night at the RBC Centre 5-2. The Sting are now down 3-0 in the best-of-seven series.

Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith and the London Knights are set for Game 3 of their series with Saginaw tonight. The Knights are up 2-0. Puck drops at 7:11 p.m.

JRB

The Chatham Maroons are set to contend for the Western Conference crown, as they attempt to make a worst to first turn around. Chatham will play the defending champ – London Nationals. The series starts on Thursday in Chatham.

NHL

Edmonton 2 at 3 Nashville – Chatham’s Ryan Jones was -1 in 10 minutes of ice time.

Detroit 3 at 2 Phoenix – Ian White, Johan Franzen and Pavel Datsyuk scored the Wings goals.

Toronto 2 at 3 Boston (SO) – Patrice Bergeron scored the tying goal with 9:24 left in regulation, then put Boston ahead in the shootout. Joffrey Lupul and Nikolai Kulemin scored for the Leafs.

New Jersey 2 at 3 Ottawa (SO)
Los Angeles 5 at 4 Chicago
Minnesota 7 at 4 Dallas
San Jose 5 at 3 Anaheim

More NHL news:

The Tampa Bay Lightning have named Jon Cooper the franchise’s eighth head coach. The news comes two days after general manager Steve Yzerman announced Guy Boucher was fired as coach.

The Penguins are gearing up for a playoff run… they acquired defenceman Douglas Murray from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for two draft picks…

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Alexander Semin to a five-year, $35 million contract extension.

NBA

Then Pistons and Raptors were off.

Miami 108 at 94 Orlando – That’s 27 in a row for the Heat.

PGA Tour

Tiger Woods is back to No. 1 in the world. Woods tied a PGA Tour record yesterday by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the eighth time. Next up is the Masters, which starts in a couple of weeks.

MLB – Grapefruit League

Detroit 6 at 3 Miami FINAL (Spring Training)
Philadelphia 4 at 13 Toronto

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