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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 - 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.