This week in sports
The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Washington Capitals are grinding it out in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The two teams faced off on April 19 at the Air Canada Centre for the fourth time in the series. The Capitals came out big with four goals in the first period and only allowed Toronto one. The Leafs did not stop, battling back and scoring again in the second, with two more in the third. Pushed back on their heels, the Capitals were able to score one more, pulling ahead and winning 5-4. This ties the series at two games each. Game five will be played April 21 at the Verizon Center in Washington. Game six will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on April 23.
The Detroit Tigers faced off against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 19 at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay. The Rays came out quick with two runs in the first inning. This gave the Tigers a hard time answering back. The Tigers were able find their stride in the fifth and sixth inning scoring a combined six runs and raising the score to 7-5 for the Tigers. The Rays answered back and pulled ahead, beating the Tigers 8-7.
The Toronto Blue Jays hosted the Boston Red Sox at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on April 20. The two battled hard through the first eight innings before both teams scored in the ninth and took the game into extra innings. The Red Sox ran away with the game in the tenth inning,winning 4-1.
The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks are going head-to-head in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The two played at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee for game three on April 20. The first quarter ended 32-12. By halftime the Bucks led with a score of 57-30, ultimately winning 104-77. The Bucks lead the series 2-1. Game four will be April 22 at the Harris Bradley Center and game five will be April 24 at the Air Canada Centre.
The Windsor Express traveled to play the London Lightning on April 15 at Budweiser Gardens. The two teams kept the game close for most of the game but the Lightning pulled ahead winning 117-113. Their next game is Saturday April 23 at the WFCU Centre in Windsor.
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