The Winnipeg ICE punched their ticket to the WHL’s Eastern Conference Final with an 8-2 rout of the Moose Jaw Warriors on Monday night.
Connor McLennon and Conor Geekie scored two goals each as part of a six-goal second period for Winnipeg, who won the series in six games.
The ICE will face either the Saskatoon Blades or Red Deer Rebels, who will play a seventh and deciding game of their series tonight at SaskTel Centre.
Leafs rally to put Lightning on the ropes
Alex Kerfoot scored the overtime winner to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning and a 3-1 stranglehold in their first-round playoff series.
Auston Matthews scored twice in the third period and Morgan Reilly forced OT with 3:56 left as the Leafs came back from a 4-1 deficit to move one win away from advancing to the second round for the first time since 2004.
Meanwhile, the Vegas Golden Knights are a win away from the next round after holding on for a 4-2 win over the Jets Monday night in Winnipeg. Brett Howden, William Karlsson and Ivan Barbashev scored for Vegas.
Elsewhere, Jordan Eberle scored the OT winner as Seattle beat Colorado 3-2 to tie their series up at two games apiece, and the series between the Devils and Rangers is also tied up at two after a 3-1 win for New Jersey.
Tonight, Edmonton hosts the LA Kings with the series tied up at two games apiece, Carolina will look to advance to the second round with a home win against the Islanders, and Dallas welcomes Minnesota with that series tied 2-2.
Jays open homestand with win over White Sox
Cavan Biggio hit a three-run homer to lift the Toronto Blue Jays past the Chicago White Sox 5-2 Monday night at Rogers Centre. Chris Bassitt allowed two runs on three hits and struck out four batters over 6-1/3 innings before leaving with a sore lower back.
The three-game set continues tonight with Jose Berrios starting for the Jays against Mike Clevinger.
Butler, Heat go up 3-1 on top-seeded Bucks
Jimmy Butler scored 56 points as the Miami Heat beat Milwaukee 119-114 to put the top-seeded Bucks on the brink of elimination.
Also, Lebron James scored the game-tying basket with 0.8 seconds left as part of a 22-point night as the LA Lakers beat Memphis 117-111 in overtime to take a 3-1 lead in that series.
NBA playoff action tonight has Boston hosting Atlanta looking to advance with a win, Denver welcome Minnesota with the Nuggets up 3-1 in that series, and the Suns can knock out the visiting Clippers with a victory tonight in Phoenix.
Packers QB Rodgers dealt to Jets
After weeks of speculation, Aaron Rodgers is off to the Big Apple.
The four-time NFL MVP was traded by the Green Bay Packers to the New York Jets in a blockbuster deal announced on Monday afternoon. Rodgers spent 18 seasons in Green Bay and led the Packers to a Super Bowl win in 2011.
The trade is expected to be finalized before the first day of the NFL Draft on Thursday.
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