The Saskatoon Blades have completed the comeback.
Connor Roulette and Spencer Shugrue had two goals each as the Blades beat the Red Deer Rebels 5-2 to win game seven of the WHL's Eastern Conference semi-final and win their fourth game in a row after trailing the series 3-0. The Blades join the 1996 Spokane Chiefs and 2013 Kelowna Rockets as the only WHL teams to win a best-of-seven series after losing the first three games.
The Blades face the top-seeded Winnipeg ICE in the Eastern Conference Final starting on Friday. The Western Conference Final between Seattle and Kamloops starts on Saturday.
Oilers beat Kings to move one win away from round two
Nick Bjugstad scored twice as the Edmonton Oilers beat the LA Kings 6-3 Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their series.
Leon Draisaitl, Evander Kane, Zach Hyman and Brett Kulak also scored for Edmonton, and former Broncos goalie Stuart Skinner made 25 saves in the win.
Meanwhile, the New York Islanders staved off elimination with a 3-2 win over Carolina, and Dallas blanked Minnesota 4-0 to take a 3-2 lead in their series.
Tonight, the top-ranked Boston Bruins can move on to the next round with a win in Florida, and Colorado hosts Seattle with the series tied at 2-2.
Calgary gets a step closer to new arena
The City of Calgary, Province of Alberta, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation and the Calgary Stampede announced on Tuesday they have reached an agreement in principle to build a new arena to replace the aging Scotiabank Saddledome, which has been the home of the NHL's Calgary Flames for four decades.
The total cost of the project, which also calls for a community rink, infrastructure improvements and public transit connections, is projected to be more than $1.2 billion. The Alberta government is expected to contribute $330 million, but that investment will not support the construction or operation of the arena.
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says the agreement won't get final approval until after the provincial election, scheduled for May 29.
Jansen homers twice as Jays blank White Sox
Two home runs from Danny Jansen lifted the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-0 win over the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night at Rogers Centre. Jose Berrios struck out a season-high nine batters over seven innings.
Yusei Kikuchi gets the start as the Jays go for the series sweep this afternoon. The southsiders counter with Michael Kopech.
Suns and Nuggets complete "gentleman's sweeps", Hawks stay alive
Devin Booker scored 47 points as the Phoenix Suns beat the LA Clippers 136-130 to win their playoff series 4-1, and Canada's Jamal Murray had 35 points for the Denver Nuggets, who rallied for a 112-109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves to win their series in five games.
Meanwhile, Trae Young drained a game-winning three-pointer with 2.8 seconds left as the Atlanta Hawks beat Boston 119-117 to cut the Celtics' series lead to 3-2.
Tonight, three series could end in "gentleman's sweeps" with Miami facing Milwaukee, New York taking on Cleveland and the LA Lakers visiting Memphis. The Heat, Knicks and Lakers lead their series 3-1. Also, Sacramento hosts Golden State with the series tied at 2-2.
Got a local sports score or story? Send it to email@example.com or call 306-773-6397!