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NHL playoff series set after conclusion of regular season

NHL playoff series set after conclusion of regular season

The NHL post-season is now set. The playoffs begin Saturday with the Toronto Maple Leafs taking on the Bruins in Boston in opening-round action. The Vancouver Canucks open their first-round series at home against the Nashville Predators on Sunday.
MacKinnon has 2 assists, breaks franchise's single-season points mark as Avs beat Oilers 5-1

MacKinnon has 2 assists, breaks franchise's single-season points mark as Avs beat Oilers 5-1

DENVER (AP) — Valeri Nichushkin scored twice, Nathan MacKinnon added two assists to break the franchise’s single-season points mark and the Colorado Avalanche cruised into the playoffs behind a 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
The Dallas Stars have a big age gap with players who have come together for No. 1 seed in the West

The Dallas Stars have a big age gap with players who have come together for No. 1 seed in the West

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars have quite an age gap. Top goal scorer Wyatt Johnston is only 20 years old, and was a teenager for most of the playoffs last year.
Emily Brown and Susanna Tapani each score as Boston returns from 24-day break to beat Toronto 2-1

Emily Brown and Susanna Tapani each score as Boston returns from 24-day break to beat Toronto 2-1

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Emily Brown scored her first career goal, Susanna Tapani had a goal and an assist, and Boston returned from a 24-day international break to beat Toronto 2-1 on Thursday night in Professional Women's Hockey League action.
O'Neill scores twice, Montreal completes late comeback over Minnesota in PWHL action

O'Neill scores twice, Montreal completes late comeback over Minnesota in PWHL action

MONTREAL — Marie-Philip Poulin expected Kristin O’Neill to have a breakthrough, because she sees the work her teammate puts in daily.
OHL: Knights hold off Rangers to complete second-round series sweep

OHL: Knights hold off Rangers to complete second-round series sweep

KITCHENER, Ont. — Jacob Julien scored a hat trick in leading the London Knights past the Kitchener Rangers 4-3 to finish off a second-round sweep on Thursday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action.
Chasing 5th straight win, Nelly Korda is 2 shots back at Chevron Championship after a first-round 68

Chasing 5th straight win, Nelly Korda is 2 shots back at Chevron Championship after a first-round 68

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Nelly Korda, who is looking to tie an LPGA Tour record with her fifth straight win, shot a 4-under 68 on Thursday in the opening round of the Chevron Championship, leaving her two shots behind leader Lauren Coughlin in the
How bad did Dylan Strome want to make the NHL playoffs? Ask his brothers

How bad did Dylan Strome want to make the NHL playoffs? Ask his brothers

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Dylan Strome was never good at losing, whether it was playing baseball in his front yard or stick hockey in the basement with his brothers. “He hated losing more than he loved winning,” younger brother Matt Strome said.
Scheffler wiped out from Masters and opens with a 69 at Hilton Head. He trails Poston by 6 shots

Scheffler wiped out from Masters and opens with a 69 at Hilton Head. He trails Poston by 6 shots

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler is running on fumes after an exhausting Masters victory just four days ago. He hit a shank from a bunker. He nearly lost his mind from mud on his golf ball.
From high-profile shakeups to legend retirements, a week to remember on curling scene

From high-profile shakeups to legend retirements, a week to remember on curling scene

The so-called free agency period at the start of an Olympic quadrennial is typically the high-water mark for curling team adjustments and player movement.