Los Angeles Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks Recap APRIL 18th 2024


Adrian Kempe scored six seconds into overtime — tied for the fastest OT goal in NHL history — to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 win against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night in the regular-season finale. Viktor Arvidsson scored two goals, including the game-tying goal during six-on-four play with 1:21 left, and he added an assist for the Kings (44-27-11, 99 points), who leapfrogged the Vegas Golden Knights (45-29-8, 98 points)

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Anaheim Ducks Recap APRIL 18th 2024


Frank Vatrano scored a hat trick and Lukas Dostal stopped 32 of 33 shots as the Anaheim Ducks handed the Vegas Golden Knights a 4-1 loss in the regular-season finale for both teams on Thursday night in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights’ defeat, coupled with the Los Angeles Kings’ 5-4 overtime victory against the Chicago Blackhawks, dropped Vegas down to the second Western Conference wild card. Vegas will open the playoffs against the top-seeded Dallas

Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers Recap APRIL 18th 2024


Valeri Nichushkin scored twice in Colorado’s four-goal first period, Nathan MacKinnon had two assists to reach 140 points and the Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 in Denver on Thursday night. MacKinnon, who finished second in scoring in the NHL, set the franchise record for points in a season, topping Peter Stastny’s 139 points in 1981-82 with the Quebec Nordiques. Mikko Rantanen and Josh Manson scored, Zach Parise had a goal in his final regular-season

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Recap APRIL 18th 2024


Logan Webb allowed just two hits in seven shutout innings as the San Francisco Giants opened a four-game home series against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 5-0 victory on Thursday. Pinch hitter Wilmer Flores broke open a tight game with a two-run double in the eighth. LaMonte Wade Jr. hit a sacrifice fly in the third inning to give the Giants a 1-0 lead. Mike Yastrzemski capped a four-run eighth with a two-run single, helping

Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins Recap APRIL 20th 2024


The Chicago Cubs’ home game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday was postponed due to inclement weather. The clubs were scheduled to start a four-game series. Instead, Thursday’s game will be played as part of a split doubleheader on Saturday, when they were already slated for an early afternoon game. It was not yet known how the rainout would affect either team’s pitching plans. Right-hander Jameson Taillon was scheduled to make his season debut for

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Angels Recap APRIL 18th 2024


Hot-hitting Amed Rosario went 2-for-4 with a triple, Ryan Pepiot fired six strong innings and the Tampa Bay Rays managed a split of their four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels, beating them 2-1 Thursday afternoon in St. Petersburg, Fla. Batting third in the lineup, Rosario produced his big hit in the first inning, tripling in a run and then scoring on a sacrifice fly. The offseason acquisition increased his hitting streak to 10 games

Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Recap APRIL 17th 2024


Jake Oettinger made 25 saves as the Dallas Stars earned a 2-1 shootout victory over the visiting St. Louis Blues on Wednesday to clinch the top Western Conference playoff seed. Oettinger’s best save came in overtime, when he reached his stick back to stop Robert Thomas’ elevated shot toward the open side of the net. Mason Marchment scored the regulation goal for the Stars (52-21-9, 113 points), and Jason Robertson netted the shootout winner. Thomas

Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks Recap APRIL 17th 2024


Coby White poured in 42 points — the most he has scored in an NBA game — and the Chicago Bulls remained in the hunt for a playoff spot with a solid 131-116 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. White made 15 of 21 field-goal attempts and also had nine rebounds and six assists for the ninth-place Bulls, who will visit the Miami Heat on Friday with the winner claiming the No. 8

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies Recap APRIL 17th 2024


Kyle Schwarber launched a pair of home runs and left-hander Cristopher Sanchez struck out 10 in six strong innings, but the Philadelphia Phillies had to survive a comeback bid by the visiting Colorado Rockies to win 7-6 on Wednesday evening. The Phillies finished a three-game sweep as they won for the sixth time in their past eight games. Colorado has lost five straight and seven of its past eight. Schwarber hit homer No. 250 of

Oakland Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals Recap APRIL 16th 2024


Paul Blackburn remained unbeaten with a fourth straight effective start, Shea Langeliers contributed a ground-rule double to a three-run fifth inning and the Oakland Athletics salvaged one win in their three-game series against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals with a 6-3 triumph Wednesday afternoon. Esteury Ruiz smacked his second homer in three games and Tyler Nevin had three hits as the A’s capped a 3-3 homestand with their third-most runs this season. Willson Contreras had