- The Toronto Raptors look to make the most of their first postseason appearance in six years when they face the Brooklyn Nets in their Eastern Conference first round series. The action gets underway from the Air Canada Centre with Game 1 today, live on TSN and TSN Radio 1050 at Noon et/9am pt. You can also catch the post-game press conference live on TSN GO and TSN.ca
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- Twenty-six saves by Carey Price and two goals by Rene Bourque helped the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first round series. David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens, who now have a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series heading into Sunday's Game 3 in Montreal.
- Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night. The opening loss was the Bruins' first playoff game since they dropped the deciding Game 6 of last season's Stanley Cup final.
- Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. Rookie Frederik Andersen made 34 saves in his second post-season start, and Andrew Cogliano scored a short-handed goal.
- Melky Cabrera had four hits and scored Toronto's go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Edwin Encarnacion's single, and the Blue Jays held on for a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Steve Delabar (1-0), one of three Toronto relievers to combine for eight walks in the eighth inning in a loss at Minnesota on Thursday, got the win in relief of starter Drew Hutchison.
- James Loney drove in four runs and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame a four-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 11-5 on Friday night. Pinch-hitter Desmond Jennings had an RBI single before Loney's two-run single off Adam Warren (0-1) in the seventh inning that gave Tampa Bay a 6-5 lead.
- Jonathan Schoop went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles pounded Red Sox starter John Lackey in an 8-4 victory over Boston on Friday night.
- The Montreal Canadiens follow Rene Bourque's lead, Pavel Datsyuk makes the difference for the Red Wings and Ryan Getzlaf makes the difference for the Ducks. Scott Cullen looks at Friday night's NHL playoff games.
- The Raptors, who finished the season with the same record as the Bulls, lost the coin flip tie breaker with Chicago this afternoon - as a result, Toronto will pick 20th in the 2014 NBA Draft on June 26th. The Bulls will select 19th. Toronto didn't have a pick in the 2013 draft. In 2012 they finished with the same record as the Golden State, but lost the tiebreaker and selected Terrence Ross with the 8th pick.
- The New York Mets have traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named. The Mets announced the move just minutes before they played Atlanta on Friday night. Davis was on the field during batting practice earlier in the day.
- The second round of the RBC Heritage was cut short because of rain Friday, with K.J. Choi shooting a 4-under 67 for a one-stroke lead over Robert Allenby. Allenby was among 65 players left on the course when the storm hit Harbour Town Golf Links. Officials delayed the round shortly before 3 p.m. and then suspended it until Saturday morning after waiting through about 90 minutes of steady, heavy rain.
- Former Olympic curling champion Kevin Martin has announced his retirement. A four-time Brier champion, Martin won Olympic gold in Vancouver in 2010, and won the World Curling Championship in 2008. He has 17 career Grand Slam wins.
- Chad Johnson's signing with the Montreal Alouettes capped a month long period of speculation; CFL fans wondering if one of the most notorious receivers in recent memory would actually sign in the league, or if he was just having some fun on Twitter. The player formally known as Ochocinco is officially taking his act north of the border. He'll help the Alouettes at the turnstiles, but will he help them on the field?
- Relievers will tell you one of the things they appreciate about their roles is the near-immediate opportunity to make amends for a poor performance. Starters, when they struggle, have to live with it for five days. For Sergio Santos and Steve Delabar, two of the three men who authored one of the ugliest pitched innings in Blue Jays' franchise history on Thursday night, the bounce-back chance came right away.
- On Saturday afternoon, less than three years after winning an unlikely championship together in Dallas, Dwane Casey and Jason Kidd will meet at centre court of the Air Canada Centre. They'll shake hands, exchange a few words then return to their respective benches in the hopes of sending the other home for an early summer vacation. TSN Radio 1050's Josh Lewenberg has more.
- Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany isn't the only celebrity with a few clones out there. (Catch her brood's return in the Season 2 premiere of Orphan Black on Saturday, April 19, at 9 p.m. ET on Space.) Some of our favourite stars are but a costume change away from pulling a Sarah Manning and assuming the lives of their equally famous doppelgangers. Or maybe they've been the same people all along? Hmm... By Denette Wilford
- We're only halfway through the Cambridges' tour of Australia and New Zealand, but it's already been sooo good. The best way to get an inside look at what's been happening Down Under is through Prince George's Instagram, which is royally awesome (and royally fake, but why nitpick?). But if you were hoping to find pictures of anyone other than Prince George, think again. As with any human under the age of two, there is only one star in the room: him. By Denette Wilford