BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 3-0 last night. Tuukka Rask got the first win of his career against Washington and Gregory Campbell and Loui Eriksson scored second-period goals. Rask's sixth shutout of the season and 22nd of his career came just five days after the Capitals beat him 4-2, also in Boston.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The Edmonton Oilers rebounded from a listless start to earn a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the New York Islanders last night. Taylor Hall scored the overtime winner for the Oilers. Frans Nielsen and Anders Lee scored for the Islanders, who have lost 10 of their past 13 games.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - The New York Yankees beat a Philadelphia Phillies split squad 4-3 yesterday. Derek Jeter had two hits that ended an 0-for-10 slide at the start of spring training and Masahiro Tanaka gave up a home run to Freddy Galvis. Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick gave up one run and three hits in three-innings, including a home run by Ramon Flores leading off the third.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The exhibition game between the New York Mets and the Houston Astros scheduled for yesterday was rained out. The Mets came over for a B game in the morning in which Scott Feldman started for the Astros and Logan Verrett pitched for New York. That game was played in a light rain, and the showers picked up enough to cause the regular game to be canceled.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Nathan Eovaldi escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning and struck out four in two innings yesterday, but the Miami Marlins managed only two hits against the Boston Red Sox in a 0-0 tie. The game was called in the eighth inning because of rain.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill is starting spring training with a heavy heart. The pitcher reported to Boston's camp yesterday following the death of his son, Brooks, who was less than 2 months old when he died on February 24th. Hill says his son was born on December 26th and had multiple medical problems.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kevin Garnett will sit out a fourth straight game because of back spasms today when the Brooklyn Nets visit Boston, missing his last trip this season back to his old home. Garnett last played a week ago in Denver. He has since been sidelined for victories over Milwaukee, Chicago and Memphis.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - In men's college basketball, Desi Washington's trey at the buzzer in overtime lifted Saint Peter's over Fairfield 65-62 last night for a first-round Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament win. The seventh-seeded Peacocks will face second-seeded Manhattan College on Saturday.
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