- The Montreal Canadiens hope to turn last year's playoff disaster into this year's success, as their mettle will be tested again when they face the Lightning in Game 1 tonight in Tampa. The Canadiens will have Brandon Prust back in the lineup after the rugged winger missed the end of the season with a suspected rib injury. 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.
- Four more players have accepted invitations to play for Team Canada at the World Championship, including forwards Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers, Cody Hodgson of the Buffalo Sabres, and Mark Scheifele of the Winnipeg Jets, along with defenceman Jason Garrison of the Vancouver Canucks. Hockey Canada also named Dave Tippett of the Phoenix Coyotes as the team's head coach.
- TSN.ca's NHL Play of the Year showdown continues today with a battle between two forwards creating unbelievable goals. The third match-up of the Round of 32 pits the Ottawa Senators' Clarke MacArthur against power forward Jamie Benn on the Dallas Stars.
- Ray Emery will get the call in net for the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night when the team opens up its opening round Metropolitan Division playoff series in New York against the Rangers. Flyers coach Craig Berube announced on Wednesday that starter Steve Mason would be unavailable for the series opener. Mason incurred an upper-body injury last Saturday late in the second period in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins when he collided with Penguins forward Jayson Megna.
- With the 2013-2014 NHL season in the books, Scott Cullen has his final take on the award races. Some of the names, particularly for the winners, have been the same throughout the season, but there have been many changes among the top contenders.
- The puck is set to drop for the 2013-14 Stanley Cup playoffs. And as TSN hockey analyst and former NHL referee Kerry Fraser writes, the first round is always the toughest brand of hockey and the most difficult for the officials to work effectively.
- Canada's Milos Raonic opened his clay-court season with a second-round victory over Taiwan's Yen Lu-Hsun at the Monte Carlos Masters on Wednesday. The No. 8 seed from Thornhill, Ont., rebounded nicely after dropping a first-set tiebreaker in the 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1 victory. "I did a lot of things well today," Raonic said. "I had the discipline I needed when things were not going so well.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 at 8pm et/5pm pt.
- Tonight's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins has been postponed until Wednesday as part of a split day-night doubleheader. Thursday afternoon's game will be played as originally scheduled, with the rescheduled game beginning at 7:10pm et.
- 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.
- Each year, Scott Cullen takes a relatively simple mathematical look at each series, using shots on goal and goaltender save percentages to determine which team might be expected to win the series. Which favourites should sail through? Which upset might not be that much of an upset?
- 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.