- The Montreal Canadiens hope to turn last year's playoff disaster into this year's success. Their offence, if not so much their mettle, will be tested again when they face the tight-checking Lightning in a best-of-seven conference quarter-final starting tonight in Tampa. You can listen to the game live on TSN Radio and on TSN.ca/Montreal.
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- Paul Maurice has agreed to a four-year contract extension to remain head coach of the Winnipeg Jets. Maurice became the Jets' interim coach on Jan. 12 when he replaced the fired Claude Noel. The team was 19-23-5 when Noel was let go but went 18-12-5 under Maurice.
- The Anaheim Ducks open the playoffs as the West's top seed and hope to get a quick start on Wednesday when they host the Dallas Stars at the Honda Center for Game 1. You can catch all of the action live on TSN with coverage beginning at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt.
- It will take the last game of the regular season to determine what seed the Toronto Raptors will be for the playoffs. The Raptors have to get through the pesky New York Knicks tonight at Madison Square Garden and can lock up the third spot in the Eastern Conference with a win or a Chicago loss in Charlotte. Listen to the game live on TSN Radio 1050 and TSN.ca/Toronto at 8pm et/5pm pt.
- The Columbus Blue Jackets begin just the second playoff run in franchise history, as they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday for Game 1. Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin, who sat out the final 11 games of the regular season with a sprained foot, practiced on the first power play unit this morning.
- The Toronto Blue Jays can continue a remarkable run of dominance against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night when the two teams meet in the second of three games of a midweek series at Target Field. Toronto has won 21 of its last 26 games against the Twins and 18 of the last 22 played in Minnesota. R.A. Dickey takes to the hill for the Jays. He's opposed by former New York Mets teammate Mike Pelfrey.
- Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI, and Aaron Loup won in relief of starter Brandon Morrow, who lasted 3 2-3 innings on a night where it was two degrees celsius at Target Field.
- Oscar Pistorius' lawyers at his murder trial Wednesday tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum, but the prosecutor sharply questioned the credentials and findings of a forensic expert for the defence. Following the tough cross-examination of Pistorius that lasted five days, his defence attempted to re-assert his story that his killed his girlfriend by mistake, but the prosecutor strongly challenged the expert witness.
- Eugene Melnyk expects to make the playoffs every year, and when his team misses out he plans to make sure it doesn't happen again. The Ottawa Senators owner voiced his disappointment over the team's performance this season in a conference call with media Tuesday, and said changes could be coming.
- Chad Johnson is back on a football field, and says he's humble for the opportunity. The former NFL receiver who once went by the last name of Ochocinco is in a minicamp this week with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes. The three-day session began Tuesday and there's a real chance Johnson will be with the club when its season begins in June.
- TSN.ca's NHL Play of the Year showdown continues today with a battle between two goaltenders making the highlight reel in completely opposite ways. The second match-up of the Round of 32 is a battle between two of the top Canadian netminders in the NHL: Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins and The Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Smith.
- The Florida Panthers won the NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday, granting the team the first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Florida had an 18.8 per cent chance of winning the draft lottery, second only to the Buffalo Sabres' 25 per cent odds. Barrie Colts defenceman Aaron Ekblad is the top-ranked prospect heading into the draft.
- Barrie Colts defenceman Aaron Ekblad is still No. 1 on TSN's Lottery Edition Prospects ranking. In a survey of 12 NHL team scouts by TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, Ekblad garnered seven first-place votes, ahead of the three cast for second-ranked Kootenay Ice centre Sam Reinhart. Kingston Frontenacs centre Sam Bennett had two votes, putting him in third.
- Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle has done his exit interviews with his players, he's spoken to the media, and now he has to get down to the hard task of trying to regroup after his team missed the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons. As TSN Leafs reporter Jonas Siegel writes, Carlyle has to deal with an uncertain future.
- Scott Cullen looks at the 2014 playoff picture, including his Top 160 skaters, plus goaltenders, based on projections for this year's playoffs. This year's playoffs bring a new format, which means no re-seeding after the first round and that allows for picking by bracket, perhaps making things a little more predictable at least in terms of knowing future matchups.
- It's been 102 years since the 'Titanic' sank on April 15, 1912. But how much of what you know about that fateful night is based in fact and how much is based in film? While James Cameron was obsessive about getting many details right in his 1997 Oscar-winning blockbuster, he was careless about many others. Here's a look at 11 of his film's most egregious errors. By Jonathan Doyle
- Remember The Game of Life? It's that board game where you drive around on a plastic rectangle, making choices and submitting to chance " just like in actual life. While it can be great for good old family fun, it shouldn't be taken too seriously, as there are a few things The Game of Life gets wrong.