This week in sports
By Noah Gecelovsky
The Detroit Red Wings hosted the New York Islanders Feb. 21 at Joe Louis Arena. After being tied in the first period, the Islanders pulled ahead in the second and further in the third winning the game 3-1. The Detroit Red Wings currently sit in last place in the Atlantic division.
The New York Rangers travelled to the Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 23. The Leafs were the first to score and they did it quickly in the first period. They kept the Rangers on their heels most of the game but the Rangers were able to tie it up at 1s in the third period and sent the game to overtime. After a long and scorless overtime, the game went to a shootout. Veteran goaltender Henrick Lundqvist held the net tight and helped the Rangers prevail 2-1 over the Leafs.
The NBA trade deadline has come and gone with several big moves being made. DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi were sent to the New Orleans Pelicans, while the Sacramento Kings got three players, Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway, Tyreke Evans and two 2017 draft picks ( first and second round)
The Philidelphia 76ers shipped Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a 2017 first round draft choice.
The Toronto Raptors picked up P.J. Tucker from the Phoenix Suns for Jarred Sullinger and two second round draft choices.
The Windsor Lancers women’s basketball team hosted the Brock Badgers at the St. Denis Centre on Feb. 18. The Lancers came out strong and played hard the whole game. The Lancers shut the Badgers down 86-49 to end their regular season and move onto the OUA playoffs. Their first quarter final game will be Feb. 25 at the St. Denis Centre — so far their opponent is still undecided.
The Windsor Lancers men’s hockey team began their second round playoff series Feb. 22. The Lancers faced off against the number four ranked team in the country, the Ryerson Rams. The Lancers fell behind early but came out on top, scoring 3 unanswered goals in the final two periods to prevail 4-2. The best of three series continues Feb. 24 in Toronto.
The Essex 73’s are facing the Integrity Amherstburg Admirals in the second round of the Provincial Junior Hockey League playoffs. After the 73’s win on Feb. 21 at the Essex Centre Sports Complex. The 73’s are three games ahead in the best of seven series. Game Four will be played Feb. 26 at the Libro Centre in Amherstburg.