Huskies in the Pros: Thompson scores four goals, Drummond records double-double vs Hawks, Springer slugs two home runs in opening series

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NHL: Tage Thompson scores four goals in win over New Jersey

On Friday, Sabres star Tage Thompson continued his dominant stretch of play with a monster four goal game in the Sabres’ 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. Thompson’s career night was then followed up with a three-point performance (one goal, two assists) against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. Over the last few weeks, the former UConn star has been one of the game’s best players in the league, tallying 16 points over the team’s last 11 games. The first round pick exploded for a career high 94 points last season (47 goals and 47 assists), but an injury to his left hand kept him sidelined for a chunk of this season. Thompson has 27 goals and 25 assists so far and will look to continue this hot stretch of play as the Sabres sit just five points behind the Penguins, Islanders, Red Wings and Capitals for the final wild card spot in the east.

NBA: Andre Drummond scores 13, collects 18 rebounds off the bench against Atlanta

Despite sitting four games under .500 on the season, the Chicago Bulls managed to clinch a spot in the play-in round of the NBA playoffs. With Chicago looking to capture one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, veteran big Andre Drummond will hope to continue to dominate the glass off the bench as he did on Monday against Atlanta. Despite the Bulls’ 113-101 loss to the Hawks, Drummond was a beast on the boards, coming down with 18 rebounds and scoring 13 in 20 minutes off the bench. The former lottery pick out of Connecticut is averaging 8.4 points and 8.9 rebounds in 2024.

The beginning of the 2024 MLB campaign marks year 10 for former UConn star and current Blue Jays outfielder George Springer. In the team’s opening series against the Tampa Bay Rays, the New Britain, Conn. native launched two home runs in the first two games as the Jays settled for a series split on the road. The tenured right-fielder has batted .267 with 244 home runs with a world series MVP to his name at this point in his career. Springer is in year four of a six-year/$150 milliondeal with Toronto.…Read more by CJ Dexter

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