Sporting Digest: Ice Hockey

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World Championships (Canazei, It): Group B: Czech Republic 3 United States 5.

NHL Stanley Cup first-round play-offs: Eastern Conference: Boston 3 Montreal 2 (best-of-seven series tied 3-3); Washington 6 Pittsburgh 3 (Washington win best-of- seven series 4-2); Buffalo 1 New Jersey 0 (4th ot - best-of-seven series tied 3-3).