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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



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



Tuesday night is a fun time in San Antonio at the Valero Texas Open. A cookout (started years ago by Omar Uresti) for players and caddies helps relieve a bit of the stress of the golf season being in full swing. It's amazing what happens when a caddi

2017-04-19 10:34:54.693

Tuesday night is a fun time in San Antonio at the Valero Texas Open. A cookout (started years ago by Omar Uresti) for players and caddies helps relieve a bit of the stress of the golf season being in full swing. It's amazing what happens when a caddi



Was Nazem Kadri's hit on Alex Ovechkin clean? Craig Custance: With the benefit of slowing it down, it looks like it's on the knee. I don't like this hit. To me, it's clipping and worthy of at least a fine. That Ovechkin got back in the game, and app

2017-04-21 17:06:54.580

Was Nazem Kadri's hit on Alex Ovechkin clean? Craig Custance: With the benefit of slowing it down, it looks like it's on the knee. I don't like this hit. To me, it's clipping and worthy of at least a fine. That Ovechkin got back in the game, and app



In a stretch of 13 races beginning with an allowance March 21, 2015, and ending with a flourish last Sept. 17, the Thoroughbred racehorse known as Tepin finished first 11 times and second twice. In one of those seconds, she was beaten a head; in the

2017-04-21 14:53:45.503

In a stretch of 13 races beginning with an allowance March 21, 2015, and ending with a flourish last Sept. 17, the Thoroughbred racehorse known as Tepin finished first 11 times and second twice. In one of those seconds, she was beaten a head; in the



Even without a calendar, the signs of April are obvious. The Cubbies are losing games again. The calla lilies have been in glorious bloom. And Imperative is heading to West Virginia for the Charles Town Classic. It is hard to imagine a world without

2017-04-21 09:50:13.020

Even without a calendar, the signs of April are obvious. The Cubbies are losing games again. The calla lilies have been in glorious bloom. And Imperative is heading to West Virginia for the Charles Town Classic. It is hard to imagine a world without



After we published our experts' picks for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs last week, an executive with the Nashville Predators emailed me to ask if we had perhaps "lost" his team's logo. It was a not-so-subtle jab at the fact that not one

2017-04-21 07:28:18.253

After we published our experts' picks for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs last week, an executive with the Nashville Predators emailed me to ask if we had perhaps "lost" his team's logo. It was a not-so-subtle jab at the fact that not one



TORONTO -- The lessons learned in springtime are the harshest. And yet they're the ones that resonate the most. The underdog Toronto Maple Leafs have gleaned an important one during their Stanley Cup playoffs opening-round series against the Was

2017-04-21 06:29:09.113

TORONTO -- The lessons learned in springtime are the harshest. And yet they're the ones that resonate the most. The underdog Toronto Maple Leafs have gleaned an important one during their Stanley Cup playoffs opening-round series against the Was