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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Connecticut sports news from The Associated Press

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DETROIT (AP) - The Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 last night for a 2-1 playoff series lead. Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron scored in the first period, and Patrice Bergeron added an empty-net goal late in the game. Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout. The Presidents' Trophy-winning Bruins are ahead for the first time in the opening-round series.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 in Game 3 of their playoff series last night. Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Dan Carcillo scored goals. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Mark Streit scored for the Flyers. Game 4 is Friday in Philadelphia.

TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 last night, evening their first-round playoff series at one game apiece. DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight playoff double-double. Joe Johnson scored 18 points, Deron Williams had 15 and Mirza Teletovic 14 for the Nets, who will host Game 3 on Friday night.

BOSTON (AP) - Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 last night. Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park. Ellsbury received a mixed reception in his first game as a visitor after seven seasons with the Red Sox before signing a $153 million, seven-year contract with the Yankees.

NEW YORK (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 3-0 last night. Adam Wainwright threw seven neat innings before leaving with a knee injury and Jon Jay hit a two-run single. Left fielder Matt Holliday robbed Chris Young of a tying homer, one night after the Mets played some dazzling defense of their own to post a shutout in the series opener.

NEW YORK (AP) - The picture Matt Harvey tweeted of himself making an obscene gesture on his way into surgery has caused such a stir that the injured New York Mets ace shut down his Twitter account. Harvey confirms he posted a photo yesterday that showed him raising the middle finger on his left hand as he was about to undergo Tommy John surgery exactly six months ago.

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis, San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau and Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly are finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy. St. Louis is a finalist for the eighth time in 10 years. The Lady Byng honors a person in the league who plays at a high level with good sportsmanship. The NHL will announce the winner of all of its awards on June 24th in Las Vegas.

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL says 30 top prospects, including Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, will attend the draft next month in New York. Among other players scheduled to appear at Radio City Music Hall include Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins and Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - A person with knowledge of the allegation tells The Associated Press that New York Giants safety Will Hill is facing a possible third suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The person confirms Hill failed another drug test.

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