Sports Forum   |   Scoreboard   |   Contact Us   |   WinPicks Software   |   Talkstock   |   Advertise   |   Follow Us on Twitter   |   Register  |   Login 
Click here to get FREE scores sent to your cell phoneClick here to download the FREE ScoresLine App for Android 
Change Scoreboard Date

Latest News Stories
Nola pitches lowly Phillies past Cardinals
PHILADELPHIA -- For the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday afternoon was a shot at a series sweep and making up ground in the National League Central Division race. Meanwhile, it was an opportunity for the Philadelphia Phillies to get a break from the life of being Major League Baseball's worst team.
Cano helps Mariners rally past Tigers
SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners, who didn't have a baserunner for the first five innings, rallied for a 7-4 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night at Safeco Field.
Dodgers beat Mets for sixth straight win
LOS ANGELES -- Left-hander Rich Hill bounced back from a subpar effort, and Yasiel Puig hit a three-run home run to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to their sixth straight win, 8-2 over the beleaguered New York Mets, on Wednesday.
Fiers stays hot as Astros top Athletics
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Mike Fiers pitched six strong innings for his fourth consecutive victory, Carlos Correa hit his 14th home run, and the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Wednesday night.
Kemp gives Braves another walk-off win
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves pulled off their third walk-off victory in the past five games, and this time Matt Kemp was the hero.
D-backs ride 10-run inning to rout of Rockies
DENVER -- Brandon Drury had four hits and drove in a career-high six runs, Nick Ahmed homered, and the Arizona Diamondbacks used a 10-run fourth inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 16-5 on Wednesday night.
Blue Jays hang on to beat Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Toronto Blue Jays jumped out to a seven-run lead and then hung on to beat the Texas Rangers 7-5 Wednesday night.
Berrios, Sano lift Twins past White Sox
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota starter Jose Berrios allowed two runs and four hits in eight strong innings and Miguel Sano's solo blast in the third inning gave the Twins the lead for good in a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
Santana's HR powers Brewers past Pirates
MILWAUKEE -- Domingo Santana hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night at Miller Park.
Lindor, Carrasco lead Indians to 5-1 win over Orioles
BALTIMORE -- Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer and finished with three RBIs, and Carlos Carrasco threw six-plus solid innings as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Wednesday night.
 

Talbot posts 2nd straight shutout as Oilers blank Kings

,
EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Los Angeles Kings aren't mathematically eliminated from the playoff race yet. However, after a 2-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, their postseason hopes are on life support.

Cam Talbot made 35 saves for his second consecutive shutout, and Connor McDavid's two assists brought him to 82 points on the season, alone atop the NHL scoring chart, one ahead of Boston's Brad Marchand.

The Kings are six points behind the St. Louis Blues for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. The Kings now have just 10 games left on the schedule. The Blues have a game in hand.

The Kings lost 5-2 to the Calgary Flames on Sunday. The Kings came into Alberta knowing that, to gain in the playoff race, they needed four points out of their games in Calgary and Edmonton. They got none.

They may look at this Alberta trip as the time when their era of dominance came to an end. A franchise that won Stanley Cups in 2012 and 2014 is now on life support.

Patrick Maroon opened the scoring just 1:04 after the opening faceoff. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (29 saves) stopped the first shot from Connor McDavid; the puck bounced into the air, and Maroon took a swipe and knocked it into the goal.

The Oilers doubled the lead at 12:47 of the first. With the Kings' Jake Muzzin in the penalty box for interference, Milan Lucic slammed home the rebound off a McDavid shot.

The Oilers outshot the Kings 15-7 in the first. If not for some acrobatic saves from Quick, it would have been lights out for Los Angeles after the opening 20 minutes. His best save came after McDavid blew around Kings defensemen Drew Doughty. Quick did the splits to stop McDavid's jam attempt at the post, then held his ground on the rebound attempt.

The Kings were able to push back in the second period, but Talbot was the equal to the 19 shots he faced in the frame, including a wonderful glove save on Marian Gaborik.

The Kings struggled to create chances in the third and, as time ran out, their terrible Alberta road trip came to a not-so-merciful end.

NOTES: Edmonton LW Milan Lucic's power-play goal ended a streak of 34 straight penalties killed by the Kings on the road, a run that dated back 13 games to Jan. 23. ... The Oilers and Kings still have two more games left against each other, March 28 in Edmonton and April 4 in Los Angeles. ... The teams split their previous two meetings, with Edmonton winning 3-1 at home 3-1, while the Kings won 4-2 at the Staples Center. .... The Oilers scratched D Matthew Benning, RW Iiro Pakarinen, LW Anton Slepyshev and LW Jujhar Khaira. ... The Kings scratched C Andy Andreoff, C Nick Shore and D Kevin Gravel.

 




powered by