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Price stops 43 as Habs oust Sens 2-0

Gallagher scores, Price gets shutout as Canadiens advance with 2-0 win over Sens
Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - There was as much relief as jubilation when the Montreal Canadiens finally finished off the Ottawa Senators.

It took a shutout from Carey Price and goals from Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty for the Canadiens to post a 2-0 victory over Ottawa in Game 6 on Sunday and advance to the second round of NHL playoffs.

Montreal won the best-of-seven series 4-2 and will next face the winner of the Detroit-Tampa Bay series, which the Red Wings lead 3-2.

Ko wins Swinging Skirts for 2nd straight year

Lydia Ko successfully defends title, beating Morgan Pressel in a playoff at Lake Merced
Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press

DALY CITY, Calif. - Lydia Ko won the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic for the second straight year, beating Morgan Pressel on the second hole of a playoff.

The 18-year-old Ko never had the lead Sunday until she rolled in a 5-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole for her seventh career victory. She also made birdie on the 18th in regulation for a 2-under 70 to force a playoff.

Archer dominates, Blue Jays swept by Rays

Blue Jays struggle again at Tampa Bay as Archer and Rays complete 3-game sweep with 5-1 win
The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Toronto Blue Jays' futility at Tropicana Field has extended into a fourth season.

Chris Archer pitched two-hit ball in seven scoreless innings and Brandon Guyer drove in four runs Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep, 5-1 over the Blue Jays.

Toronto scored six runs in the series and are 11-21 in road games against Tampa Bay since 2012.

"This has always been a tough place for us," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "You move on."

Bettman speaks on relocation, concussions

Commissioner Bettman speaks on relocation, concussions, outdoor game in Ottawa
Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - Expansion, concussions and finances were just a few of the items NHL commissioner Gary Bettman discussed while in Ottawa on Sunday night.

Bettman was in town to watch Game 6 between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens.

It appears there is nothing new on the expansion front, but Bettman was quick to point out that at this time there is no potential for relocation and he would like to see such speculation come to an end as no team is in danger of moving.

Canada ready to name World Cup roster

Canada ready to name World Cup roster, looks to build on Olympic soccer success
Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - The Canadian women's soccer team, which went from last at the 2011 World Cup to the medal podium at the 2012 London Olympics, unveils its roster Monday for this summer's World Cup campaign.

Rays, Archer complete sweep of Blue Jays

Archer extends steak of zeroes in Rays' win over Blue Jays
Dick Scanlon, The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - There was some doubt over whether Chris Archer would even be able to pitch Sunday. When he did make the start, the Rays right-hander exceeded all expectations, even his own.

Five reasons the Calgary Flames advanced

Five reasons the Calgary Flames reached the second round of NHL playoffs
Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

CALGARY - The Calgary Flames advanced to the second round of NHL playoffs for the first time since 2004 and will face the Anaheim Ducks. Not considered a playoff contender this season, here are five reasons the Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks four games to two in the first round.

1. A light team plays a heavy game

Flames to face their road demon in Anaheim

Calgary Flames must find a way to win in Anaheim to advance another round
Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

CALGARY - For the Calgary Flames to extend their Cinderella run in the NHL playoffs, they'll need to conquer the hostile Honda Centre.

The Flames open their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series on the road this week against the Anaheim Ducks. The NHL has yet to announce the schedule as other first-round series are still in progress.

Calgary hasn't won a regular-season game in Anaheim since Jan. 19, 2004, for a 20-game losing streak.

Sid the Kid to suit up for Canada in Prague

Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby to join Canada for upcoming world championship
The Canadian Press

CALGARY - Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby has been added to Canada's roster for the upcoming world hockey championship, giving the Canadian team a huge boost as it seeks to win its first gold medal since 2007.

Crosby became available after the New York Rangers beat Pittsburgh in five games in their first-round NHL playoff series.

Vancouver Whitecaps lose Laba and the game

Vancouver Whitecaps lose Laba and the game as D.C. United takes advantage
Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Whitecaps ended the day as they started — with the most points in Major League Soccer.

But there were also regrets as the Whitecaps, reduced to 10 men after 42 minutes, failed to convert several late chances to secure a probably deserved point and lost 2-1 to D.C. United on Saturday night.

"Sometimes you don't get things you deserve. And I think that's what we got today," said Vancouver coach Carl Robinson.

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