The Red Wings blew a 2-0 lead and lost to Tampa Bay 3-2 in overtime.  Tyler Johnson scored the winning goal 2:25 into overtime. Johnson and Ondrej Palat scored 1:17 apart late in the third period to force OT. The turning point in the game in the third period happened when Center Luke Glendenning was cut on the hand and had to leave the game.  Until that point, Tyler Johnson’s line hadn’t done anything for the Lightning.  After Glendenning left, they were all over the Wings, scoring three unanswered goals in a short period of time.  Gustav Nyquist and Joakim Andersson scored second period goals for the Wings. Game five of the best-of-seven first round series is set for Saturday in Tampa. Game 6 will be in Detroit on Monday.

NHL

Nashville and Vancouver avoided elimination in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday.

Nashville Predators 5,Chicago Blackhawks 2.

Vancouver Canucks 2,Calgary Flames 1

Washington Capitals 5, NY Islanders 1

Tigers

The Tigers lost to the Yankees, 2-1, and lose the series, dropping three out of four games.  Brian McCann's eighth-inning groundout scored the go-ahead run.  Jacoby Ellsbury tied the game at one on an Anibal Sanchez balk in the sixth. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus was ejected for arguing the balk.  Masahiro Tanaka struck out six over six and a third innings of three-hit, one-run ball for the Yanks, and former Tiger  Andrew Miller fanned two in the ninth for his sixth.  Victor Martinez had a sac-fly in the first and J.D. Martinez had two hits for the Tigers. Detroit opens a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians tonight. Shane Greene (3-0) will take the mound for Detroit, up against Danny Salazar (1-0) of the Tribe. Broadcast time is 6:40 on WBCK.

Nathan Done for the Season

The Tigers will play the rest of the year without closer Joe Nathan.  The 40-year-old has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow that will require season-ending surgery.  Nathan has come back from Tommy John surgery before, and he says he’ll be back again.

NBA

The Pelicans, Bucks and Celtics are all on the brink of elimination after losses last night.

Golden State Warriors 123, New Orleans Pelicans 119 (OT) (Warriors lead series 3-0)   Golden State was down 20 points, and had the third biggest 4th quarter comeback in NBA history.  Stephen Curry scored 40.

Chicago Bulls 113, Milwaukee Bucks 107 (2 OT) (Bulls lead series 3-0)

Cleveland Cavaliers 103, Boston Celtics 95 (Cavs lead series 3-0)

Girls’ Soccer

Calhoun Christian/St. Philip beat Kalamazoo Heritage Christian 8-2.  Megan Gordon had four goals and an assist and Emily Pearl made 6 saves.

All-City Track & Field Meet

The 55th Annual Eldon Draime/Al Geisler Memorial All-City Track and Field Meet will take place this afternoon at Battle Creek Central. The Bearcats will host Harper Creek, Lakeview, Pennfield, and St. Philip.

High School Baseball

Homer took two from Delton-Kellogg, 10-2 and 7-0.

KCC Baseball

KCC beat Indiana Tech 11-1 and 9-2 on Thursday.  Alex Holley went 4 for 4 in game one, knocking in two runs. Jake Rouse got the pitching win.

Girls’ Tennis
Harper Creek 6, Pennfield 2

Jackson Lumen Christi 7, Marshall 1

Kalamazoo Central 7, Galesburg-Augusta 1