- Dale Weise scored his first playoff goal in overtime to lift the Montreal Canadiens over the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Wednesday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series. Steven Stamkos scored twice, Alex Killorn had a goal and an assist, and Nikita Kucherov also scored for the Lightning, who were outshot 43-25.
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- Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night. Beau Bennett and Matt Niskanen scored power-play goals 45 seconds apart in the second period, erasing Pittsburgh's two-goal deficit.
- The Anaheim Ducks lead the Dallas Stars 3-0 in the second period of Game 1 of the Western Conference quarter-finals at the Honda Centre. You can catch all of the action live NOW on TSN. Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Getzlaf and Mathieu Perreault scored for first-period goals for the Ducks, who finished the regular season atop the Western Conference standings.
- The New York Knicks finished their disappointing season with a 95-92 victory Wednesday night over the Toronto Raptors, who blew a 21-point lead but earned the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Toronto will host the Brooklyn Nets, who fell to the No. 6 seed, in its playoff opener Saturday.
- Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd sat his starters for the playoffs and the Nets closed the regular season with a 114-85 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Although the Nets could have clinched the Eastern Conference's No. 5 spot with a win, Kidd elected to rest Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston.
- Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The Wizards will be facing Chicago in their first playoff appearance since 2008.
- Miguel Gonzalez and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Baltimore Orioles capitalized on two infield singles by Adam Jones in a 3-0 victory over the punchless Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Nick Markakis also had two hits for the Orioles, who outscored the Rays 10-1 in the rain-abbreviated, two-game series.
- Michael Pineda followed an overpowering outing by Masahiro Tanaka with one of his own, pitching six innings of four-hit ball as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987. Tanaka (2-0) struck out 10 and allowed just two bunt hits one replay aided over eight innings in a 3-0 win in the opener of the day-night twinbill.
- The Winnipeg Jets confirmed Paul Maurice as their new head coach for the next four years Wednesday and general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff also raised the possibility of a trade to bolster the team's offence. Maurice, 47, guided the team to an 18-12-5 record over 35 games after Claude Noel's firing, a decision that Cheveldayoff said hurt him to the core.
- The Saskatchewan Roughriders rewarded quarterback Darian Durant on Wednesday. The CFL club signed Durant to a multi-year contract extension after he guided the Riders to a Grey Cup title last year, just the fourth in club history. Durant, 31, has spent his entire eight-year CFL career with the Riders.
- Atlanta has become the newest city in Major League Soccer with an expansion franchise that will begin play in 2017. The team announced Wednesday will be owned by Arthur Blank, who also owns the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. The MLS team will play in a new $1 billion retractable roof stadium to be built next to the Georgia Dome.
- 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.
- Over the years, the Toronto Raptors have heard all about the perceived disadvantages of NBA life north of the border. The complaints have run the gamut -- from the long, snowy winters, to concerns about taxes to the lack of ESPN on cable TV. Instead of playing defence when it comes to perception, the franchise is going on the offensive.
- The CFL and the CFL Players Association has just concluded two days of negotiations on the new CBA, former NFL receiver Chad Johnson is getting a look at Montreal's spring camp, and the careers of a couple of big-name players are still up in the air. TSN's Glen Suitor takes a look at some of the football topics that have managed to make news.
- 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.
- 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.