BOSTON (AP) – The Stanley Cup finals are tied at two games apiece after Brent Seabrook scored at 9:51 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 6-5 win over the Bruins in Boston. Patrick Kane scored once and had an assist for the Blackhawks, who squandered leads of 1-0, 4-2 and 5-4 after going 129 minutes without a goal. Game 5 is Saturday in Chicago.
BOSTON (AP) – NHL general managers have embraced many changes recommended by the competition committee, including hybrid icing and the mandatory use of visors for all players entering the league. A blend of touch and no-touch icing that offers referees the discretion to blow a play dead will be in effect during the upcoming preseason. If the experiment is successful, hybrid icing will be implemented for the regular season, pending a vote by the league’s board of governors.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – The 49ers have signed defensive end Justin Smith to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2015 season. Smith was sidelined the final 2 1/2 games of the regular season, ending his streak of 185 consecutive starts. He has made the Pro Bowl four straight seasons.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Former New York Giants punter and radio analyst Dave Jennings has died. He was 61. The most prolific punter in franchise history, Jennings had battled Parkinson’s disease since 1996. Jennings played for the Giants from 1974-84.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Oregon State stayed alive in the College World Series by defeating Indiana 1-0, eliminating the Hoosiers. Matt Boyd allowed the Beavers to win the first 1-0 game in the College World Series since 1985, striking out 11 while tossing a four-hitter. The lone run came on a sacrifice fly by Jake Rodriguez in the fourth inning.