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Habs rally past Oilers

EDMONTON—The Montreal Canadiens knew that if they kept getting shots on net, they'd break through the Edmonton Oilers.

Paul Byron scored a pair of goals and added an assist as the Montreal Canadiens rallied for a 4-1 victory in Edmonton last night.

All four goals came in a six-minute span in the third period—erasing the Oilers' early 1-0 lead.

Canada goes winless

MIAMI—Manager Ernie Whitt wishes more Canadian big-leaguers were willing to play at the World Baseball Classic.

Whitt spoke about his roster struggles shortly after being eliminated from the WBC following an 8-0 loss to the U.S. yesterday.

“For us to compete at this level, we have to have all of our professional players,” he stressed.

Leafs' playoff push gets boost

TORONTO—Third-period leads haven't always turned out well for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, but they managed to protect a big one last night.

Frederik Andersen came up with 36 saves, including 19 in the final 20 minutes, as the Leafs edged the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 and jumped—at least temporarily—back into the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Canada loses opener

MIAMI—Jose Bautista homered and drove in four runs yesterday as the Dominican Republic opened its bid for a second-straight World Baseball Classic title with a 9-2 victory against Canada.

Welington Castillo added a two-run homer for the Dominicans, who went 8-0 to win the 2013 title.

Before the game, manager Tony Pena said his team looks better on paper this time around.