NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Quick was super in the Los Angeles Kings’ 3-0 win over the New York Rangers last night, making 17 of his 32 saves in the second period to help L.A. take a 3-0 lead in the Stanley Cup finals. Jeff Carter, Jake Muzzin (MUHZ’-ihn) and Mike Richards did the scoring to support Quick’s second shutout of the playoffs and ninth of his postseason career. Henrik Lundqvist made just 12 saves for the Rangers, who will try to fend off elimination when they host Game 4 tomorrow night.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks will introduce new head coach Derek Fisher at a news conference later today, according to a person familiar with the situation. The 39-year-old Fisher just completed his 18th season, finishing his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played for Knicks president Phil Jackson when Jackson was coaching the Lakers.
UNDATED (AP) — Grant Balfour is out as the Tampa Bay Rays’ closer. Rays manager Joe Maddon says the team will use a closer by committee instead of the struggling Balfour, who gave up five runs in the ninth inning of Sunday’s 5-0 loss to the Mariners. Balfour is 0-2 with a 6.46 ERA in 24 games this season.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have placed outfielder Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY’-ur) and pitcher Eddie Butler on the 15-day disabled list. Cuddyer is out because of a strained left shoulder and Butler has inflammation in his right rotator cuff.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken (DY’-kihn) severed her spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend, and told emergency workers she could not move her toes or feel anything touching her legs. The 46-year-old was injured Friday and was airlifted to a hospital where she had surgery to stabilize her spine. A hospital spokeswoman says the swimmer was in good condition.