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National Sports

The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in the first game of the final best of seven Stanley Cup playoffs in the National Hockey League at Montreal last night.

The Boston Braves of the National League clinched the intra-city title yesterday with a 5 to 4 victory over the American League Red Sox in an exhibition game at Braves Field. After an off day today, the series will resume at Fenway Park tomorrow.

EXHIBITION BASEBALL

Cleveland (A) 6, New York (N) 4

Philadelphia (N) 8 St Louis (N) 7

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