Maple Leafs hope for new ending in Game 7 against Bruins

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask makes a save on a Maple Leafs shot during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup playoffs series on April 19 at Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

After beating the Bruins in back-to-back elimination games to force their first-round playoff series to the limit — just like they did in 2013 — the Maple Leafs are hoping to finish the job on Wednesday in Game 7 in Boston.

Maple Leafs top Bruins 3-1, force Game 7

Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) takes a puck off his helmet during the third period in Monday's Stanley Cup playoff game against the Bruins at Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Frederik Andersen stopped 32 shots to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 in the first-round series.

Capitals advance with 6-3 win over Blue Jackets in Game 6

Washington's Dmitry Orlov, left, celebrates his goal against the Blue Jackets with teammate Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 6 of a Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Monday in Columbus, Ohio. Washington won, 6-3, to win the series 4-2. (Jay LaPrete/AP Photo)

Alex Ovechkin scored twice and the Washington Capitals advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets

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The Flyers' Michal Neuvirth fails to stop the shot of Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel, who took a pass from Phil Kessel (81), to score during the third period in Game 6 of a Stanley Cup first-round playoff series on Sunday in Philadelphia. The Penguins won 8-5 to end the series. (Tom Mihalek/AP Photo)

Jake Guentzel scored four straight goals for a postseason hat trick to send the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins into the next round with an 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6.

Blue Jackets, Maple Leafs go home facing elimination

Toronto's Connor Brown celebrates his goal with teammate Auston Matthews as Boston's Brad Marchand looks on during the first period of Game 5 of a Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Saturday at TD Garden. Toronto won, 4-3, to stave off elimination and force a Game 6 at home on Monday. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

The Blue Jackets and Maple Leafs return home trying to avoid first-round elimination

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Adams plans to return for his senior season at UConn

UConn's Jalen Adams (4) drives past Michigan State's Cassius Winston during a game last season in Portland, Ore. Adams announced Sunday that he will return for his senior year instead of leaving early for the NBA draft. (AP File Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

UConn's Jalen Adams announced in a video titled "Dear UConn Nation" on his twitter account that he will return for his senior season.

UConn's Vital to test NBA waters, but doesn't hire agent

Christian Vital, the UConn sophomore guard, will declare himself eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent, the school announced on Friday.

COLLEGES

NCAA basketball panel says ban cheats, end 1-and-done

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A panel tasked with reforming college basketball says the NCAA should work to end the one-and-done era and punish coaches and programs that cheat more harshly

Whalen hires Thibault-DuDonis as assistant at Minnesota

Mississippi State assistant coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis calls out a play as the Bulldogs play Louisville in NCAA Final Four national semi final action Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Nationwide Center in Columbus, Ohio. Thibault-DuDonis has just been hired as an assistant to Lindsay Whalen at the University of Minnesota. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Former East Lyme High School girls’ basketball standout Carly Thibault-DuDonis was hired as as a Minnesota women's basketball assistant coach Monday by former Connecticut Sun Lindsay Whalen, recently named the Golden Gophers head coach.

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Local roundup: Montville baseball team upsets No. 3 Holy Cross 5-3

Freshman Griffin Pontbriant went the distance as Montville beat No. 3 Holy Cross 5-3 in a nonleague high school baseball game on Tuesday.

PROFESSIONAL

Horford, Smart lift Celtics over Bucks 92-87 for 3-2 lead

Celtics forward Al Horford hangs from the rim after dunking against Milwaukee during Boston's 92-87 win over the Bucks in Game 5 of their NBA playoff series on Tuesday night in Boston. The Celtics lead the series 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Al Horford had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Marcus Smart made an impact in his first game since mid-March and the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-87 for a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series

Granderson's homer in 10th gives Blue Jays win over Red Sox

Toronto's Curtis Granderson, right, is welcomed by teammates after hitting a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to give the Blue Jays a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday night in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

Curtis Granderson hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-3 win over Boston and hand the Red Sox their season-worst third straight defeat

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Sun waive injured Griffin, sign Buss to training camp contract

The Connecticut Sun waived forward Kelsey Griffin on Tuesday after she informed the team she would not be able to attend training camp because of an injury.

Sun add two post players to training camp

The Connecticut Sun announced today that Nikki Greene and Khadijiah Cave have been signed to training camp contracts.

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