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Tuukka Rask made 24 saves in his return from a one-game absence and the Boston Bruins beat the Nashville Predators 4-1, boosting their playoff chances

Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women's team

Sixteen U.S. senators have written a letter to USA Hockey's executive director to express their concerns over the treatment of the women's national team

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Viktor Arvidsson scored early in the second period, Jusse Saros stopped 24 shots and the Nashville Predators held on to beat the New York Islanders 3-1 for their fourth straight win

COLUMNS

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NHL poised to skate into China, hockey's next frontier

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Ducks soar in 6-3 win over Rangers, returning Lundqvist

Andrew Cogliano scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jonathan Bernier made 25 saves and the Anaheim Ducks won their fourth straight game by defeating Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers 6-3

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Jakub Voracek and Dale Weise sparked Philadelphia's four-goal third period and the Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-2

UCONN

Auriemma admires how this UConn team has forged its own identity

Geno Auriemma was asked when, for certain, he knew this would be the UConn women's basketball team which had the capability to head to its 10th straight Final Four.

Fans send UConn off to another Final Four during campus event

A couple hundred fans braved the drizzle and cold to cheer on the University of Connecticut's women's basketball team as it left for the Final Four in Dallas

COLLEGES

NIT roundup

Kenrich Williams scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half to lift Texas Christian to a 68-53 win over Central Florida in a NIT semifinal game

Tar Heels' Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors

North Carolina's Luke Maye headlines a list of potential X-factors at this weekend's Final Four

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Conn women edge ECSU for first lacrosse win

Tina Balzotti scored three of her game-high five goals in the second half, including one that gave the Conn College women’s lacrosse team their first win of the season Tuesday, 10-9 over Eastern Connecticut.

Local college notes

Coast Guard Academy athletes captured four New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference weekly honors.

PROFESSIONAL

Dempsey, Pulisic star again as U.S. ties 1-1 at Panama

Clint Dempsey scored his 56th international goal, moving within one of Landon Donovan's scoring record, as Christian Pulisic contributed another outstanding assist in a 1-1 tie at Panama in a World Cup qualifier

NBA roundup

Dario Saric scored 23 points, Robert Covington had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the undermanned Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-101

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers from Lakeland, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Los Angeles Dodgers at Seattle Mariners at Peoria, Ariz.

Basketball

5 p.m., ESPN2 — High school girls: McDonald's All-American Game from Chicago.

7 p.m., ESPN — High school boys: McDonald's All-American Game from Chicago.

7 p.m., CBSSN — CIT men: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Maryland-Baltimore County in semifinal.

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic.

7:30 p.m., CSN — NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Miami Heat at New York Knicks.

9 p.m., CBSSN — CIT men: Furman at St. Peter's in semifinal.

9 p.m., ESPNU — CBI men: Coastal Carolina at Wyoming in Game 2 of finals.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs.

Figure Skating

11 a.m., NBCSN — ISU World Championships ladies' short program from Helsinki, Finland. (taped today)

1 p.m., NBCSN — ISU World Championships pairs short program from Helsinki, Finland.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Pittsburgh Penguins.

Tennis

1 p.m., ESPN2, Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.