PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brian Elliott made 19 saves, Jakub Voracek and James van Riemsdyk scored, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0. It was Elliott’s first shutout of the season and 39th of his career. The 34-year-old is filling in for injured Carter Hart. Justin Braun added an empty-netter for the Flyers, playing their eighth game in 15 days. They enter a nine-day break having won five of seven. Penguins had won two in a row and six of seven. It is the second time they have been shut out this season.
Lincoln Park was neck and neck with Aliquippa until the Quips pulled ahead ending the first quarter with a 20-16 lead. Lincoln Park gained the lead at the beginning of the second, but Aliquippa fought back and held their ground with a 30-28 lead going into the second half. Both teams battled hard in the second half staying within a few points of each other. Lincoln Park pushed forward and ultimately took the lead for a final score of 64-56.
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Seton-LaSalle: Michael Bigley
Aliquippa: Ty Crocker
Lincoln Park: Andre Wilder
The Seto-LaSalle Rebels were just too much for the Freedom Bulldogs to handle beating the Bulldogs by more than 20 points. The Rebels took an early lead 8 point lead in the first. And continued to add on to that lead going up 46-35 on the Bulldogs at the half. The Bulldogs started out slow in the 3rd quarter not scoring for the first two minutes of the period. Despite the early slow start the Bulldogs did show some fight as tried cutting lead, but they could stop the Rebels they increased the lead to 70-52. Despite their efforts it was not enough to mount an comeback as the Rebels defeated the Bulldogs 94-61.
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Mostert lifts 49ers to Super Bowl with 37-20 win vs Packers
By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer
Raheem Mostert rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns to make quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo mostly a spectator, Nick Bosa harassed Aaron Rodgers from the start and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers 37-20 for the NFC championship. The 49ers advanced to their first Super Bowl in seven years and will play the Kansas City Chiefs in two weeks in Miami for the championship. Aaron Rodgers threw for 326 yards but the Packers lost the NFC title game for the third time since their last Super Bowl trip following the 2010 season.
Mahomes’ feet, arms, lift Chiefs to Super Bowl over Titans
By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer
Patrick Mahomes tip-toed down the sideline for a game-turning touchdown, added three TD passes, and the Kansas City Chiefs made their first Super Bowl in a half-century by beating the Tennessee Titans 35-24 for the AFC championship. In two weeks in Miami, they will play the winner of the NFC title game between Green Bay and San Francisco. Mahomes did his usual superb job passing, but it was his 27-yard tap dance down the left sideline late in the first half that gave the Chiefs their first lead. From there, they outran the run-oriented Titans and star back Derrick Henry.
Rust, Johnson help Pittsburgh rally past Bruins 4-3
By DAN SCIFO Associated Press
Jack Johnson and Bryan Rust scored third-period goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to defeat the Boston Bruins 4-3. Pittsburgh trailed 3-0 in the first period but scored four unanswered goals for the win. Johnson scored a short-handed goal and Rust his 21st of the season. Dominik Simon and Teddy Blueger also scored goals for the Penguins, who have won six of their last seven games and 10 of their last 13. David Pastrnak scored his 37th goal for Boston. It was just the second time since 2010-11 that the Bruins lost in regulation after leading by three or more goals.
Final Score from PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh:
Penguins 4, Boston 3.
Johnson scores 20, Pitt drills reeling North Carolina 66-52
By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
Xavier Johnson scored 20 points, Ryan Murphy added 13 and Pittsburgh completed a season sweep of North Carolina with a 66-52 victory over the reeling Tar Heels. Pitt needed less than 10 minutes to build a double-digit lead and never let the sloppy Tar Heels get back in it. Garrison Brooks led North Carolina with 16 points and 13 rebounds but the Tar Heels couldn’t overcome a disjointed opening 20 minutes in which they struggled to develop any sort of offensive rhythm.