Koehn Ziemmer had two goals and an assist and the Prince George Cougars exploded for six unanswered goals in a 6-1 game five victory over the Portland Winterhawks Thursday night to stay alive in the WHL's Western Conference Final. 

Portland leads the series 3-2 as the series shifts to Prince George for game six on Monday and game seven, if needed, on Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, the Saskatoon Blades host the Moose Jaw Warriors for game five of the Eastern Conference Final tonight. That series is tied up at two games apiece.

Leafs force game 7 with win over Bruins

William Nylander scored twice, Joseph Woll made 22 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Thursday to force a seventh game of their first-round NHL playoff series.

The Bruins will host the deciding contest on Saturday at TD Garden, needing a win to avoid becoming the first team in North American professional sports to lose a best-of-seven series after holding a 3-1 lead in back-to-back seasons. Boston was eliminated by the Florida Panthers in round one last year after going up 3-1 in that series.

The last time the Leafs came back from down 3-1 to win a playoff series was in 1942.

Tonight, the Vancouver Canucks visit the Nashville Predators with another chance to move on to the second round with a victory. The Preds staved off elimination with a 2-1 win on Tuesday. Also, the Dallas Stars will look to advance to round two with a win in Vegas against the defending champion Golden Knights. The Stars won the last three games in a row after dropping the first two at home.

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Wolverines making first PGLL visit to Weyburn

The Swift Current Wolverines will look to stay unbeaten as they visit Weyburn Saturday for a pair of games with the Razorbacks, who are playing their inaugural season in the PGLL. The Razorbacks defeated the Regina Barracudas 10-9 in front of a sold-out crowd in their home opener on Wednesday.

Minor lacrosse action has the U17 Rampage in Regina and the U13 Rampage in Moose Jaw, while at S3 Arenas, the U15 Rampage host the Weyburn Thrashers at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and the U11 Rampage welcome Regina for games at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Blue Jays start weekend set in Washington

The Toronto Blue Jays are in Washington D.C. to face the Nationals tonight in the opening game of a three-game weekend series. The Jays have a 15-17 record and are looking to snap a two-game losing streak.

Yusei Kikuchi will start for the Jays tonight against the Nationals' Patrick Corbin.

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