The Columbus Blue Jackets fell short to the Chicago Blackhawks last night, 1-0. The lone goal came for Chicago late in the second period on an Andrew Shaw wrist shot goal. The Jackets struggled to get going offensively, having all 28 shots on goal turned away. Columbus goalie Steve Mason was stellar, saving 26 attempts. The Jackets will now host Dallas on Tuesday night at 7.
Elsewhere in the NHL, Pittsburgh bested Tampa Bay, 5-3. Carolina topped the New York Islanders, 4-2. Detroit blasted Vancouver, 8-3. Winnipeg ousted New Jersey, 4-2. Boston handled Florida, 4-1. Calgary snuck past Phoenix, 5-4 and Anaheim edged Colorado, 4-3 in overtime.
The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Miami Heat last night, 109-105. The Cavs trailed by 18 going into the break, but would take a one point lead going into the fourth by outscoring Miami, 36-17 in the third behind stellar performances by CJ Miles and Dion Waiters. Cleveland would push their lead out to eight, but Miami would climb back into the game and seal a victory on a Dwayne Wade two handed slam with seconds left. The Cavs were led by Dion Waiters with 26 points. Cleveland will now head to Chicago on Tuesday at 8.
Elsewhere in the NBA yesterday, San Antonio bested Phoenix, 97-87. New York ousted Philadelphia, 99-93. Memphis edged Brooklyn, 76-72. New Orleans blew past Sacramento, 110-95. Golden State clipped Minnesota, 100-99 and the LA Lakers snuck past Dallas, 103-99.
The Ohio State Buckeyes bested #4 Michigan State yesterday, 68-60. The Buckeyes trailed by six at the half, but would climb back into the game led by scrappy guard Aaron Craft, who led Ohio State with 21 points. With the game in doubt with two minutes left, the Buckeye defense would step up and not allow a point for the remainder of the game. Ohio State will now travel to Northwestern on Thursday night at 7.
In NCAA Top 25 action yesterday, #6 Duke handled Boston College, 89-68. #7 Michigan ousted Illinois, 71-58. #20 Pitt bested St. John’s, 63-47 and #25 Notre Dame dominated Cincinnati, 62-41.
In Reds Spring training action yesterday, Cincinnati fell to the Cleveland Indians, 3-0. The game went scoreless into the seventh when the Tribe scored three times behind a Mark Reynolds RBI double. The Reds are back in action today as they take on Milwaukee at 3.
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