The Columbus Blue Jackets clipped the Colorado Avalanche yesterday, 2-1 in overtime. After a scoreless first period, the Avalanche got on the board first as PA Parenteau tallied a wrist shot goal midway through the second. But in the third the Jackets would answer on a Vinny Prospal goal to send it to overtime. Midway through the extra period, Artem Anisimov snapped the puck into the back of the net to give Columbus the win. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was fantastic for Columbus, saving 18 of 19 shots on the evening. The Blue Jackets will now host Edmonton on Tuesday night at 7.
Elsewhere in the NHL yesterday, Calgary bested Vancouver, 4-2. The New York Rangers clipped Buffalo, 3-2 in a shootout. Minnesota topped Edmonton, 4-2. Montreal edged Boston, 4-3. Carolina ousted Florida, 4-2. Dallas handled St. Louis, 4-1. The New York Islanders snuck past Ottawa, 3-2 in a shootout and Chicago extended their point streak with a 2-1 win over Detroit in a shootout.
In Spring Training action yesterday, the Cincinnati Reds fell to Kansas City, 8-1. Reds starter Homer Bailey was solid in his second spring start, throwing two innings and striking out five of the seven batters he faced. The only Cincinnati run came late the game on a Ryan LaMarre two-out RBI double in the eighth. The Reds are back in action today against Arizona at 3.
Ohio baseball fell to UMass yesterday, 7-6. The Minutemen came out of the gates fast, leading 4-1 after two innings. However, the Bobcats would answer in the fourth with four runs behind RBI doubles from Tyler Wells and Dan Schmidt. But UMass would prove too much, scoring twice in the fifth and once in the ninth to capture the victory. Ohio baseball will now head to High Point on Tuesday night at 4.
The Ohio Lady Bobcats fell to Bowling Green yesterday, 73-52. The Lady Cats trailed by 21 at the intermission and struggled offensively. Ohio shot 32 percent from the field and went 1-12 from behind the arc. Shavon Robinson led Ohio with 14 points on the afternoon. The Lady Cats will now welcome Miami on Wednesday night at 7.
In NBA action yesterday, Indiana bested Chicago, 97-92. San Antonio blasted Detroit, 114-75. Houston blew past Dallas, 136-103. Sacramento dominated Charlotte, 119-83. Memphis handled Orlando, 108-82. Washington edged Philadelphia, 90-87. Oklahoma City outlasted the LA Clippers, 108-104 and Miami bested New York, 99-93.
In NCAA Top 25 action yesterday, #4 Michigan clipped #9 Michigan State, 58-57. Purdue upset #17 Wisconsin, 69-56 and #23 Pitt topped Villanova, 73-64 in overtime.
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