LeBlanc’s second NHL game; Blackhawks to face Wild; Tim Taylor; Ryan Walters to stay; Ultra run results

Drew LeBlanc played in his second NHL game Saturday for Chicago in a 3-1 loss at St. Louis to end the regular season. Ten Chicago players were held out of the game to rest for the quarterfinal round of the league playoffs.

Chicago faces Minnesota in the first round to start at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune has stories on the Blackhawks here and here and here.

Former U.S. Olympic and Yale University coach Tim Taylor died Saturday at age 71 after a battle with cancer. Stories from the News Haven (Conn.) Register here and U.S. College Hockey Online here and College Hockey News here.

Taylor was last in Duluth, with Yale, in 2005-06, his last college season.

All-American forward Ryan Walters says he’s returning to Nebraska-Omaha for his senior season writes Andy Johnson of SB Nation here.

Leslie Semler of Hermantown was third in the women’s race and Chris Rubesch of Duluth was fourth overall in Saturday’s sixth Chippewa 50-Kilometer Ultramarathon in New Auburn, Wis.

Michael Borst of Slinger, Wis., was first overall in a field of 191 in 4 hours, 8 minutes, 57 seconds. Borst, 19, was second in the 2012 Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultramarathon 50-Miler in Carlton and Duluth.

Rubesch, 27, was fourth in 4:27:13, Jakob Wartman, 26, of Duluth was 10th in 4:41:56 and Brent Smith, 57, of Esko was 12th in 4:54:05.

April Cole, 28, of Hammond, Wis., led the women’s field in 4:58:06 and Semler, 31, was third in 5:24:28.

Former Minnesota Duluth runner Brandy Erholtz of Evergreen Colo., won the women’s division of Saturday’s Cheyenne Mountain Trail Race 25-kilometer race in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Nathan Allen, 25, of Steamboat Springs. Colo., led a field of 188 in 1:46:39. Erholtz, 35, finished in 2:09:59. And the Colorado Springs Gazette has a story here.

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