Matt Niskanen and the Pittsburgh Penguins have a 3-1 lead in the NHL’s Eastern Conference semifinals after a 7-3 win at Ottawa on Wednesday night. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a game story here.
J.T. Brown and the Syracuse (N.Y.) Crunch face Wilkes-Barre-Scranton in the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup semifinals starting Saturday. The Syracuse Post-Standard has a preview here.
Approximately 5,000 runners weren’t allowed to finish the 2013 Boston Marathon on April 15 because of bombings in the finish line area. The Boston Athletic Association has invited those runners to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon. A news release is here.