Roberto Luongo posted 29 stops for his third shutout of the season as Vancouver took a 2-0 win over St. Louis in a battle for the top spot in the NHL. Coming into the game, the Blues trailed the Canucks by one point for No. 1 in the conference and the league, but thanks to Luongo's 58th career whitewash, Vancouver now has 90 points, two more than the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers. Brian Elliott was the tough-luck loser as he gave up just one goal on 23 shots for the Blues, who had a four-game winning streak stopped. The Blues will play the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night at 9:30 and you’ll be able to hear it on KSMO Radio.
The seventh-ranked Missouri Tiger basketball team will play at Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon in their regular season finale. Missouri is 26-4 on the year and have clinched second place in the Big 12. You’ll be able to hear the game on KSMO, starting with the pre-game show, at 2:30.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has signed a five-year contract extension. The new deal begins in 2013 and runs through the 2017 campaign. It also includes a mutual option for 2018. Molina, 29, is a four-time (2008-11) Rawlings Gold Glove award recipient and a three-time (2009-11) National League All-Star. He was also voted the recipient of the Rawlings Platinum Glove award in 2011, recognizing him as the top defensive player among all players in the National League. Yadier posted a career-high .305 batting average last season, leading the team and ranking 8th in the National League. He became the first catcher to pace the team in batting since Ted Simmons did so in 1973.
Funeral services for Alva Ray Johnston of Salem, age 76, will be held Saturday at 12:00 (noon) at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the New Harmony Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family of Alva Johnston.
Funeral services for Richard “Glenn” Calvin of Rolla, age 70, will be held Saturday at 12:00 (noon) at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
Funeral services for Robert ‘Jerome’ Bay of Salem, age 93, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 until 7:00. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.
Funeral services for Grace Pearl Johnson of Salem will be held Tuesday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 until 8:00. Interment will be in the Polk Cemetery in Reynolds County at 2:00 on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Polk Cemetery.