Red Wings win in a shootout, but fall short of playoffs – WSJM Morning Sports


NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Detroit Red Wings 5, Montreal Canadiens 4 – Shootout
Vegas Golden Knights 3, Chicago Blackhawks 1  

Red Wings 5, Canadiens 4 – SO – Red Wings miss playoffs despite 5-4 shootout win over Canadiens
Patrick Kane scored the shootout winner in a 5-4 Detroit win over the Montreal Canadiens in their regular-season finale Tuesday night, but the Red Wings were eliminated from playoff contention. The Red Wings entered the night tied with Washington for the East’s second wild-card spot. But the Capitals clinched the final playoff spot with a win over Philadelphia after the Flyers pulled their goalie for an extra attacker with the game tied at 1 late in the third.  Daniel Sprong had a goal and an assist, while Moritz Seider, Joe Veleno and David Perron also scored for Detroit, and James Reimer stopped 29 shots. Perronn’s game tying goal came with just 3.3 seconds left in the third period. Brendan Gallagher and Juraj Slafkovsky had a goal and an assist, while Alex Newhook and Cole Caufield also scored for Montreal. Cayden Primeau made 36 saves.

Golden Knights 3, Blackhawks 1 – Golden Knights defeat Blackhawks 3-1 to move up to 3rd in the Pacific Division
Brayden McNabb, Michael Amadio and Nicolas Roy scored, and the Vegas Golden Knights moved into third place in the Pacific Division after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1. The Knights, who have won three consecutive games, are one point ahead of Los Angeles. If Vegas beats Anaheim on Thursday, the Knights will clinch that spot and face Edmonton in the first round of the playoffs. The Kings host the Blackhawks in their season finale on Thursday night. Logan Thompson made 23 saves for Vegas. He was working on his second shutout of the season before Jason Dickinson scored for Chicago with 3:58 to go.

MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
Detroit Tigers 4, Texas Rangers 2
Kansas City Royals at, Chicago White Sox, PPD
Arizona Diamondbacks 12, Chicago Cubs 11 – F/10 Innings

Tigers 4, Rangers 2 – Urshela puts Detroit ahead in the 8th, Tigers hold on for 4-2 win over Rangers
Gio Urshela had an RBI single and Matt Vierling scored on a wild pitch in the eighth inning to put Detroit ahead, and the Tigers’ pitchers continued their solid play to beat the Texas Rangers 4-2. Andrew Chafin worked 1 1/3 hitless innings on Tuesday. Jason Foley retired pinch-hitter Adolis Garcia for his fifth save of the season. Casey Mize, making his first home start since 2022, went six innings, allowing two runs and five hits. Mize missed most of the 2022 season and all of the 2023 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery and a back operation. Jose Urena took the loss for the Rangers.

Royals at White Sox, PPD – Royals at White Sox game has been postponed by rain
The Kansas City Royals’ game at the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of rain. It will be made up on Wednesday afternoon as part of a straight doubleheader. Kansas City beat Chicago 2-0 in the series opener on Monday night. White Sox right-hander Jonathan Cannon takes the mound in the doubleheader opener for his big league debut. Right-hander Brady Singer starts for the Royals. Kansas City will start Michael Wacha against the Sox Erick Fedde pitch in the second game.

D-Backs 12, Cubs 11 – F/11 – Marte hits homer in 9th, Grichuk has winning double in 10th, D-backs beat Cubs
Ketel Marte hit a tying solo homer with two outs in the ninth, and Randal Grichuk won it with a pinch-hit RBI double in the 10th, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a wild 12-11 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Grichuk ripped the second pitch he saw from Drew Smyly into the left-center gap, easily scoring Christian Walker from second as D-backs players poured onto the field to celebrate. The Cubs rallied from two three-run deficits, but still couldn’t get the win. Ian Happ hit a go-ahead grand slam as part of a six-run seventh inning that gave Chicago an 11-8 lead.  Cubs rookie Michael Busch was held without a home run, ending his franchise tying streak of consecutive games with a home run at five.

Texas (Dunning 2-1) at Detroit (Skubal 2-0), 1:10 p.m.    News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 12:45
Kansas City (Singer 2-0) at Chicago White Sox (Cannon 0-0), 2:10 p.m. – Game 1
Kansas City (Wacha 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (Fedde 0-0), 5:40 p.m. – Game 2
Chicago Cubs (Wicks 0-2) at Arizona (Pfaadt 1-0), 3:40 p.m.

NCAAFB – Michigan gets 3 years of probation for football recruiting violations
Michigan has been given three years of probation, fined and hit with recruiting restrictions by the NCAA. The punishment stems from football coaches and staff having impermissible contact with recruits and players under coach Jim Harbaugh during the COVID-19 pandemic. The negotiated resolution was reached with five former and current coaches and staffers. The case is separate from an NCAA investigation into impermissible in-person scouting and sign stealing that roiled Michigan’s national championship season in 2023.

NBA – 2024 NBA Playoffs – Play In Tournament
Last Night
Western Conference Play In Tournament
Los Angeles Lakers 110, New Orleans Pelicans 106
Sacramento Kings 118, Golden State Warriors 94

Lakers 110, Pelicans 106 – LeBron and the Lakers beat Pelicans in play-in, earn a playoff rematch with Denver
LeBron James had 23 points, nine assists and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers secured a playoff berth with a 110-106 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in the Western Conference play-in tournament. Zion Williamson had 40 points and 11 rebounds in his NBA postseason debut. But shortly after tying the game at 95 on a driving layup with 3:19 to go, Williamson went to the locker room, throwing a towel to the floor in disgust as he walked into the tunnel with an unspecified leg injury. Pelicans coach Willie Green said Williamson had “left leg soreness.” Anthony Davis had 20 points and 15 rebounds. De’Angelo Russell scored 21, hitting five 3-pointers. The Lakers open the playoffs Saturday at Denver.

Kings 118, Warriors 94 – The Kings eliminate the Warriors from play-in tournament with 118-94 win
Keegan Murray scored 32 points, De’Aaron Fox added 24 and the Sacramento Kings stayed alive in the play-in tournament, eliminating the Golden State Warriors with a 118-94 victory. Sacramento advanced to play at New Orleans on Friday night with a chance to return to the playoffs as the eighth seed in the Western Conference after snapping an NBA record 16-year playoff drought last season. The loss kept Golden State out of the playoffs for the third time in the past five seasons, including two eliminations in the play-in tournament.

Eastern Conference Play In Tournament
Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers, 7:00 p.m.
Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls, 9:30 p.m.

NBA – Philadelphia 76ers set to start another playoff run with an ailing Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid is again dealing with injuries headed into the NBA playoffs. Embiid tweaked his surgically-repaired left knee last week and sat out the regular-season finale. Sixers coach Nick Nurse remained hopeful that Embiid would be ready to start Wednesday in the NBA play-in tournament game against Miami. The 76ers finished 31-8 this season with Embiid and a woeful 16-27 without him. The Sixers would earn the No. 7 seed and play the New York Knicks in the first round if they beat the Heat. A loss would mean they have to win the next play-in game on Friday to clinch the No. 8 seed.

Executor of O.J. Simpson’s estate plans to fight payout to Goldman, Brown families
The executor of O.J. Simpson’s estate says he will work to prevent a payout of a $33.5 million judgment stemming from a wrongful death lawsuit filed years ago by the families of Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Simpson’s will was filed Friday in a Clark County court in Nevada, naming his longtime lawyer Malcolm LaVergne as the executor. The document shows Simpson’s property was placed into a trust that was created this year. LaVergne told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the entirety of Simpson’s estate has not been tallied. Nevada law says an estate must go through the courts if its assets exceed $20,000.

MCCAA – Michigan Community College Athletic Association
Aquinas College JV 5, Lake Michigan College 4 – Game 1
Aquinas College JV 5, Lake Michigan College 4 – Game 2

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
Beloit 11, South Bend 5
West Michigan 5, Great Lakes 3
Lansing 5, Lake County 4

Lansing Lugnuts at Lake County Captain, 12:05 p.m.
South Bend Cubs at Beloit Sky Carp, 12:10 p.m.
West Michigan Whitecaps at Great Lakes Loons, 6:05 p.m.

MHSAA – Michigan High School Athletic Association
St. Joseph 19, Battle Creek Central 0 – Game 1
St. Joseph 20, Battle Creek Central 2 – Game 2
Gull Lake 6, Lakeshore 4 – Game 1
Lakeshore 2, Gull Lake 0 – Game 2
Brandywine 2, Berrien Springs 0 – Game 1
Brandywine 2, Berrien Springs 0 – Game 2
Michigan Lutheran 14, Eau Claire 1
Our Lady of the Lake 6, New Buffalo 5 – 9 Innings
Edwardsburg 8, Plainwell 0 – Game 1
Edwardsburg 5, Plainwell 0 – Game 2
Niles 5, Three Rivers 4 – Game 1
Niles 7, Three Rivers 1 – Game 2
Paw Paw 16, Sturgis 1 – Game 1
Paw Paw 6, Sturgis 4 – Game 2
Vicksburg 7, Otsego 2 – Game 1
Otsego 2, Vicksburg 1 – Game 2
Coloma 19, Fennville 2 – Game 1
Coloma 17, Fennville 2 – Game 2
Martin 9, Delton-Kellogg 0
South Haven 1, Bridgman 0 – Game 1
Bridgman 5, South Haven 1 – Game 2
Kalamazoo Hackett 7, Parchment 0 – Game 1
Kalamazoo Hackett 6, Parchment 1 – Game 2
Watervliet 13, Allegan 0 – Game 1
Watervliet 6, Allegan 0 – Game 2

Lakeshore 7, Gull Lake 0 – Game 1
Gull Lake 3, Lakeshore 1 – Game 2
Edwardsburg 15, Plainwell 0 – Game 1
Edwardsburg 12, Plainwell 0 – Game 2
Three Rivers 3, Niles 0 – Game 1
Niles 4, Three Rivers 2 – Game 2
South Haven 13, Bridgman 3 – Game 1
South Haven 14, Bridgman 2 – Game 2
Watervliet 15, Allegan 0 – Game 1
Watervliet 9, Allegan 2 – Game 2

Girls Soccer
Three Rivers 4, Dowagiac 0
Edwardsburg 2, Our Lady of the Lake 1

Girls Tennis
Kalamazoo Hackett 5, Berrien Springs 3
Allegan 6, Buchanan 1

Track and Field
St. Joseph at Lakeshore

  • Boys:  St. Joseph 83, Lakeshore 80
  • Girls: St. Joseph 93, Lakeshore 70

Girls Soccer
Battle Creek Lakeview at St. Joseph, 6:30 p.m.
Lakeshore at Gull Lake, 6:30 p.m.
Mattawan at Portage Central, 6:30 p.m.
Loy Norrix at Kalamazoo Central, 6:30 p.m.
Battle Creek Central at Portage Northern, 6:30 p.m.

Niles at Three Rivers, 6:00 p.m.
Edwardsburg at Plainwell, 6:30 p.m.
Sturgis at Paw Paw, 6:30 p.m.
Vicksburg at Otsego, 6:30 p.m.

Michigan Lutheran at Covert, 5:00 p.m.
New Buffalo at Our Lady of the Lake, 5:00 p.m.

Dowagiac at Berrien Springs, 6:30 p.m.

Fennville at South Haven, 6:30 p.m.
Saugatuck at Coloma, 6:00 p.m.
Holland Black River at Bridgman, 5:15 p.m.
Delton-Kellogg at Allegan, 6:00 p.m.
Parchment at Schoolcraft, 5:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Christian at Kalamazoo Hackett, 5:00 p.m.

Our Lady of the Lake at Watervliet, 4:30 p.m. (DH)

Niles at Portage Northern, 4:00 p.m.

Boys Golf
St. Joseph at Edwardsburg, 5:00 p.m.
Watervliet at South Haven, 4:00 p.m.

Girls Tennis
St. Joseph at Lakeshore, 4:00 p.m.

Track and Field
Watervliet, Coloma at Bridgman, 4:00 p.m.
South Haven, Allegan at Fennville, 4:15 p.m.