April 19, 2014 in Sports

In brief: Injured Ryan Getzlaf leads Anaheim Ducks to 2-0 series lead

 
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Despite taking a slap shot to the face in Game 1, Anaheim’s Getzlaf (center) returned in Game 2 and tallied one goal, one assist.
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NHL: Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series in Anaheim, Calif.

Rookie Frederik Andersen made 34 saves in his second postseason start, and Andrew Cogliano scored a short-handed goal in the third period as the Ducks moved halfway to their first series victory since 2009. Anaheim has won just one postseason round since its only Stanley Cup title in 2007.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 16 shots, while Alex Chiasson and Ryan Garbutt scored for the wild-card Stars, playing in their first playoff series since 2008.

Game 3 is Monday in Dallas.

Canadiens top Lightning to take 2-0 lead in series: Rene Bourque had two goals and David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored, helping the visiting Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Carey Price stopped 26 shots for Montreal, redeeming himself following a less than stellar performance during a 5-4 overtime win in Game 1.

A second road victory in three nights sends the Canadiens home with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 3 is Sunday.

Bourque and Desharnais scored in the second period after defensive breakdowns left Tampa Bay goaltender Anders Lindback in tough situations. Gallagher made it 3-0 with an unassisted goal in the third period.

Datsyuk’s late goal lifts Detroit over Boston in Game 1: Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard’s best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series in Boston.

The Bruins won the Presidents’ Trophy for the best record in the regular season but were locked in a tight game in which neither team had many solid scoring opportunities.

The winning goal came when Datsyuk carried the puck from the right side to the left in Boston’s zone and put a 30-footer from near the left circle past goalie Tuukka Rask’s left glove.

Flyers could have Mason back for Game 2: The Philadelphia Flyers might have No. 1 goalie Steve Mason back for Game 2 against the Rangers.

Mason missed Thursday’s 4-1 loss to New York because of an undisclosed upper-body injury. He was hurt last Saturday against Pittsburgh when he was knocked over and hit the back of his head on the ice. Mason and the Flyers have declined to say whether he has a concussion.

Fieger wins Senior PGA Professional

Golf: Gene Fieger won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship, closing with a 3-under 69 for a six-stroke victory, in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The 53-year-old Fieger, the PGA director of golf at Hideout Golf Club in Naples, Fla., finished at 13-under 275 at PGA Golf Club and earned $20,000 in the event postponed in October in Virginia because of rain and flooding. The top 35 earned spots in the Senior PGA Championship on May 22-25 at Harbor Shores in Michigan.

Jimenez shoots 65 to lead Greater Gwinnett field: Miguel Angel Jimenez made a dramatic Champions Tour debut, setting a tournament record with a first-round 65 in the soggy Greater Gwinnett Championship in Duluth, Ga.

Jimenez, coming off a fourth-place finish in the Masters, overcame constant rain and chilly temperatures at TPC Sugarloaf. He shot a 6-under 30 on his first nine holes, including an eagle on No. 18. He reached 7 under with a birdie on No. 2 and closed with seven straight pars.

Defending champion Bernhard Langer, Steve Pate and Kenny Perry each shot a 68.

Fred Couples shot a 69, including a double bogey on No. 9, his finishing hole. Jeff Sluman also shot a 69.

Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage: The second round of the RBC Heritage was cut short because of rain in Hilton Head Islands, S.C., with K.J. Choi shooting a 4-under 67 for a one-stroke lead over Robert Allenby.

Allenby was among 65 players left on the course when the storm hit Harbour Town Golf Links. Officials delayed the round shortly before 3 p.m. and then suspended it until Saturday morning after waiting through about 90 minutes of steady, heavy rain.

Choi is at 5-under 137 after two rounds.

Former world No. 1 Luke Donald led a group of five at 3 under. Donald shot 69 and joined Billy Hurley III (69) and first-round tri-leader Scott Langley (73) in the clubhouse two shots behind Choi. Bo Van Pelt and Ben Martin were also at 3 under early in their rounds.

Stanford takes 4-stroke lead at LPGA LOTTE tourney: Angela Stanford shot a 5-under 67 to open a four-stroke lead after three rounds of the LPGA LOTTE Championship in breezy Kapolei, Hawaii.

Stanford is 13 under going into the final round today, ahead of Hyo Joo Kim and Michelle Wie at 9 under.

Stanford, a five-time LPGA Tour winner, finished the day with six birdies and one bogey, one day after taking the tournament lead with a 64 in the second round.

Stanford birdied two holes in a row on the front nine, getting to 10 under with a birdie on the par-5 fifth hole. She moved to 13 under with birdies on Nos. 11, 12 and 13.

Wie shot 2 under in the third round and is tied with the 18-year-old Kim.

Wind gusts were up to 20 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Jazz win tiebreaker, get No. 4 for lottery

Miscellany: The Utah Jazz have won a tiebreaker with the Boston Celtics, giving them a chance for a better pick in the NBA draft.

Both teams finished with 25-57 records. The Jazz will now be slotted fourth in the lottery, with a 10.4 percent chance at the No. 1 pick, while the Celtics will have a 10.3 percent chance. If they or no teams behind them move up, Utah will pick No. 4 and Boston at No. 5.

Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters: Top-ranked Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals in Monaco, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years.

While he beat Nadal just last year, Ferrer hadn’t beaten him on clay since 2004, in the first of their 27 career meetings.

The sixth-seeded Ferrer next faces third-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka, who reached his first semifinal since winning the Australian Open after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 6-2.

A day after becoming the 11th man in the Open era to reach 300 wins on clay, Nadal committed 44 unforced errors and was broken four times in the face of Ferrer’s relentless attack.

Ferrer lost his own serve three times in the 2-hour, 13-minute match.


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