Category: Canadian Sports

Rosie DiManno: Blue Jays fall to Rangers despite studly bullpen performance

ARLINGTON—Well, that didn’t go according to plan. Given all the bullpen finagling Charlie Montoyo orchestrated, straining to keep lefty Thomas Pannone off the mound during a spate of relief overdrive games, one might very well be wondering: What the heck for? For this, basically: Grinding out two-and-one-third innings of no-stuff on the mound, clawed for…

Young defence leading Marlies on playoff run

Every once in a while, when they’re playing together, defencemen Timothy Liljegren and Rasmus Sandin allow themselves to think of what life might be like as a tandem with the Toronto Maple Leafs. And why not? The Leafs’ last two first-round picks — Liljegren in 2017, Sandin last summer — played together in training camp…

Some crazy stuff went on as Raptors win Game 1

Your Toronto Raptors are now 2-0 all-time in Game 1s of second-round playoff series with the Philadelphia 76ers so there’s that. Now, no one should get too worked up about that, this series as a long way to go and, yeah, it’s better to be 1-0 than 0-1 but the Sixers, I don’t think, aren’t…

Charlie Coyle bails out Boston Bruins in Game 1 overtime win

BOSTON—Charlie Coyle tied it in the final five minutes of regulation and scored again with 5:15 gone in overtime on Thursday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots for Boston, which took a…