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Washington Capitals (55-19-8, first, Metropolitan Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (50-20-11, second, Metropolitan Division) Why you have to watch: Where to start? First of all, it's the two best teams in the NHL from the regular season. In a para

2017-04-24 10:58:22.277

Washington Capitals (55-19-8, first, Metropolitan Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (50-20-11, second, Metropolitan Division) Why you have to watch: Where to start? First of all, it's the two best teams in the NHL from the regular season. In a para



TORONTO -- Was that joy or relief on the face of Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis in his team's dressing room on Sunday night? Given that his team had just won in overtime to survive its first-round series against the underdog Toronto Maple Leaf

2017-04-24 07:21:50.357

TORONTO -- Was that joy or relief on the face of Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis in his team's dressing room on Sunday night? Given that his team had just won in overtime to survive its first-round series against the underdog Toronto Maple Leaf



A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Sunday at Osaka, Japan Kazuto Ioka W12 Noknoi Sitthiprasert Retains a flyweight title Scores: 117-110 (twice), 116-111 Records: Ioka (22-1, 13 KOs); Sitthiprasert (62-5,

2017-04-24 07:30:09.170

A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Sunday at Osaka, Japan Kazuto Ioka W12 Noknoi Sitthiprasert Retains a flyweight title Scores: 117-110 (twice), 116-111 Records: Ioka (22-1, 13 KOs); Sitthiprasert (62-5,



TORONTO -- Braden Holtby's game is back on track just in time to face the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Vezina Trophy nominee was feeling the heat through the first four games of the Washington Capitals' first-round series against the Toronto Ma

2017-04-24 06:33:56.803

TORONTO -- Braden Holtby's game is back on track just in time to face the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Vezina Trophy nominee was feeling the heat through the first four games of the Washington Capitals' first-round series against the Toronto Ma



What does the Toronto Maple Leafs' effort against the Washington Capitals mean for next season? Craig Custance: If they can upgrade that defense, everything is there for the Maple Leafs to catapult to the top of the Eastern Conference next season.

2017-04-24 04:41:18.123

What does the Toronto Maple Leafs' effort against the Washington Capitals mean for next season? Craig Custance: If they can upgrade that defense, everything is there for the Maple Leafs to catapult to the top of the Eastern Conference next season.



TORONTO -- Bring on the Pittsburgh Penguins. But first, the Washington Capitals need to come up for air. Marcus Johansson scored his second goal of the game, 6 minutes, 31 seconds into overtime, and the top-seeded Caps edged the No. 8-seeded Toronto

2017-04-23 18:34:42.750

TORONTO -- Bring on the Pittsburgh Penguins. But first, the Washington Capitals need to come up for air. Marcus Johansson scored his second goal of the game, 6 minutes, 31 seconds into overtime, and the top-seeded Caps edged the No. 8-seeded Toronto



Ottawa Senators (44-28-10, second, Atlantic Division) vs. New York Rangers (48-28-6, first wild card in the Eastern Conference) Why you have to watch: The entertainment value of this series is going to be off the charts. Not only is a trip to

2017-04-23 16:53:27.273

Ottawa Senators (44-28-10, second, Atlantic Division) vs. New York Rangers (48-28-6, first wild card in the Eastern Conference) Why you have to watch: The entertainment value of this series is going to be off the charts. Not only is a trip to



BOSTON -- The Ottawa Senators advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after dismissing the Boston Bruins 3-2 in overtime in Game 6 Sunday at TD Garden. Clarke MacArthur scored for the Senators on the power play in overtime.

2017-04-23 14:16:11.020

BOSTON -- The Ottawa Senators advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after dismissing the Boston Bruins 3-2 in overtime in Game 6 Sunday at TD Garden. Clarke MacArthur scored for the Senators on the power play in overtime.



BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Everyone could agree on one thing Sunday as far as the surface at Bristol Motor Speedway: It was wet. Beyond that, opinions vary on the attempts of Bristol track officials as far as adding a resin with tire rubber ground into it in

2017-04-23 13:45:26.763

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Everyone could agree on one thing Sunday as far as the surface at Bristol Motor Speedway: It was wet. Beyond that, opinions vary on the attempts of Bristol track officials as far as adding a resin with tire rubber ground into it in



Why did the Oilers beat the Sharks? Craig Custance: The Edmonton Oilers were opportunistic offensively, but goalie Cam Talbot and the penalty kill were the key for me. Somehow they kept the Sharks off the board on the power play (0-for-3 overall)

2017-04-23 06:59:30.187

Why did the Oilers beat the Sharks? Craig Custance: The Edmonton Oilers were opportunistic offensively, but goalie Cam Talbot and the penalty kill were the key for me. Somehow they kept the Sharks off the board on the power play (0-for-3 overall)



Jermell Charlo was not thrilled that he had not fought since winning his junior middleweight world title last May, but the 11-month layoff did not appear to have any impact on him whatsoever as he dominated Charles Hatley en route to a sixth-round kn

2017-04-22 19:22:45.607

Jermell Charlo was not thrilled that he had not fought since winning his junior middleweight world title last May, but the 11-month layoff did not appear to have any impact on him whatsoever as he dominated Charles Hatley en route to a sixth-round kn



St. Louis Blues (45-29-7, third in Central Division) vs. Nashville Predators (41-29-12, second wild card in Western Conference) Why you have to watch: Two flawed teams that at various points during the season looked like they might miss the playoff

2017-04-22 19:53:44.980

St. Louis Blues (45-29-7, third in Central Division) vs. Nashville Predators (41-29-12, second wild card in Western Conference) Why you have to watch: Two flawed teams that at various points during the season looked like they might miss the playoff



Anaheim Ducks (46-23-13, first in Pacific Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (47-26-9, second in Pacific Division) Why you have to watch: Ryan Kesler versus Connor McDavid? Come on, you know that's worth the price of admission and then some: a Selke Trop

2017-04-22 19:45:51.487

Anaheim Ducks (46-23-13, first in Pacific Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (47-26-9, second in Pacific Division) Why you have to watch: Ryan Kesler versus Connor McDavid? Come on, you know that's worth the price of admission and then some: a Selke Trop



BOSTON -- Let's be honest: The Boston Bruins overachieved by earning a playoff berth. And their issues with offensive and defensive depth, along with injuries to key players, have proven to be a thorn in the Bruins' side against the Ottawa Senators i

2017-04-22 17:21:32.387

BOSTON -- Let's be honest: The Boston Bruins overachieved by earning a playoff berth. And their issues with offensive and defensive depth, along with injuries to key players, have proven to be a thorn in the Bruins' side against the Ottawa Senators i



TORONTO -- Five games, four overtimes and a series between a heavy favorite and a young underdog that's as close as it comes. The shots on goal are dead even at 175-175, the goals 16-15. And, because of that, while the Washington Capitals can book th

2017-04-22 12:53:12.440

TORONTO -- Five games, four overtimes and a series between a heavy favorite and a young underdog that's as close as it comes. The shots on goal are dead even at 175-175, the goals 16-15. And, because of that, while the Washington Capitals can book th



What do the Boston Bruins need to do to win their series against the Ottawa Senators? Craig Custance: I'd suggest tightening things up defensively in front of goalie Tuukka Rask, but the Bruins are so banged up on defense that it might not be a re

2017-04-22 05:50:38.687

What do the Boston Bruins need to do to win their series against the Ottawa Senators? Craig Custance: I'd suggest tightening things up defensively in front of goalie Tuukka Rask, but the Bruins are so banged up on defense that it might not be a re