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The Morning After: 'Hawks Best L.A.

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 11, 2010 4:00PM

Blackhawks Best L.A. In OT
The Blackhawks got a much-needed 3-2 OT win over the L.A. Kings last night thanks to a pair of Patrick Sharp goals. The 'Hawks jumped out in front in the opening minutes of the first period on Sharp's first goal of the night. The Kings would rally for a pair of goals early in the second period to take a 2-1 lead but Kris Versteeg managed to put a second chance shot past L.A. goalie Jonathan Quick to tie the game at 2-2. A scoreless third gave way to overtime when the 'Hawks took advantage of an L.A. turnover and Sharp made a nifty move to beat Quick for the game-winner. The 'Hawks are now 3-2 since the Olympic break ended and are once more tied with San Jose atop the Western Conference. Next up is a Saturday afternoon affair in Philadelphia (12 p.m., WGN).

College Basketball
Notre Dame
fans won't have to worry about star Luke Harangody's health anymore. He came off the bench to score 20 points (and pull down 10 rebounds) yesterday to lead the Irish past Seton Hall 68-56 in Big East tournament play. Next up is No. 16 Pitt in the quarterfinal round (6 p.m., ESPN) but no matter what, last night's win most likely helped the Irish stamp a trip to the NCAA tournament.

Spring Training
The Sox had a big third inning - scoring seven runs - that spurred them past Oakland 9-5 while the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano had a bad third inning - giving up five runs - that led to a 5-1 loss to the Giants.