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  • Sharks coach Todd McLellan has been quiet about who he'll start in goal for Game 1 of the playoffs against Los Angeles, Antti Niemi, pictured here, or Alex Stalock. Niemi started 64 games in the regular season, but Stalock put up better numbers, especially down the stretch. Christian Petersen Getty ImagesSharks open playoffs vs. Kings with net questions
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 11:00 AM

    San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan has yet to commit publicly to either Antti Niemi or Alex Stalock in goal for Game 1 of the first-round series against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 10:30 p.m.).

  • Hockey Night Radio: Teemu Selanne
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 5:51 PM

    Watch on demand as host Rob Pizzo and Hockey Night in Canada colleague P.J. Stock talk to Teemu Selanne about his final Stanley Cup playoffs and retirement.

  • Mike McEwen shot 95 per cent Friday in a 5-4 win over fellow Winnipeg skip Jeff Stoughton at the Players' Championship in Summerside, P.E.I. With the win, McEwen improved his record to 3-0, moving into a first-place tie with Brad Gushue. John Woods Canadian Press FilePlayers’ Championship: Mike McEwen defeats Jeff Stoughton
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 4:53 PM

    Mike McEwen edged Jeff Stoughton 5-4 in a battle of Winnipeg skips Thursday at the Players' Championship in Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

  • Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson delivers to the Blue Jays in the third inning Thursday in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader. He pitched a career-high eight shutout innings, leading Minnesota to a 7-0 victory. Ann Heisenfelt Associated PressKyle Gibson cools Blue Jays bats in frigid Minnesota
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 11:17 AM

    Unfazed by the subfreezing temperature at first pitch, Kyle Gibson, pitched a career-high eight scoreless innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 7-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday that opened a day-night doubleheader.

  • Hockey Night Online: Playoff fireworks
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 3:55 PM

    Watch on demand as host Rob Pizzo and Mike Brophy look back at a high-scoring start to the NHL's post-season.

  • Former Bengals receiver Chad  Ochocinco  Johnson has signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes. He spent most of his 11 NFL seasons with Cincinnati and caught 766 passes for 11,059 yards in 166 career games.  Streeter Lecka Getty Images Chad (Ochocinco) Johnson signs 2-year deal with Alouettes
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 2:55 PM

    Former NFL star receiver Chad (Ochocinco) Johnson will make his return to the gridiron in the CFL after striking a two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes.

  • Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf is helped off the ice by a member of the team's medical staff after being hit in the face with a puck late in the third period of Wednesday's 4-3 win over over Dallas. Getzlaf, who scored a goal and added an assist, is expected to play Game 2 in the best-of-seven first-round series on Friday. Jeff Gross Getty ImagesRyan Getzlaf expected to suit up for Ducks in Game 2 vs. Stars
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 2:18 PM

    Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf is expected to be in the lineup Friday's playoff game against Dallas after taking a puck to the face in the final seconds of Wednesday's 4-3 series-opening win.

  • Duke forward Jabari Parker, right, is the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history, led the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding and is the first freshman in three decades to be selected team MVP. He has decided to enter the NBA draft. Gerry Broome Associated PressJabari Parker leaving Duke to enter NBA draft
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 1:39 PM

    Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft, and there's a strong chance he'll be the No. 1 pick. The six-foot-eight All-American forward was the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history.

  • Joe Sakic, the Avalanche's executive vice president of hockey operations, believes Nathan MacKinnon, right, and his young Colorado teammates can gain playoff experience while winning in this post-season. They open a first-round series against visiting Minnesota on Thursday. Hannah Foslien Getty ImagesPatrick Roy, Sakic have Avalanche prepared for Wild series
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 12:27 PM

    All season, Patrick Roy has preached an even-keeled demeanour to his young Colorado Avalanche, and that won't change as Roy begins his first playoff series behind the bench against the visiting Minnesota Wild, with Game 1 on Thursday.

  • Derek Dorsett, left, and the Rangers will open their 12th playoff series against Andrej Meszaros, right, and the Flyers on Thursday. Philadelphia has won the past three but lost eight games in a row at Madison Square Garden. Matt Slocum Associated PressAlain Vigneault stresses importance of NHL playoff opener
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 11:49 AM

    The New York Rangers will try to make the most of their late-season surge to second place in the Metropolitan Division right away in Game 1 against longtime rivals Philadelphia on Thursday (7 p.m. ET).

  • Blues goalie Ryan Miller, who finished the regular season 0-5 with a 3.56 GAA, will try to thwart a Blackhawks lineup filled with scoring threats, especially with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews back from lengthy injury absences. Paul Beaty Associated Press FileBlues face Blackhawks in battle of 100-point teams
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 10:07 AM

    For the St. Louis Blues to prevail against the Chicago Blackhawks in a matchup of 100-point teams with Game 1 Thursday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET), coach Ken Hitchcock says they'll need standout play from goalie Ryan Miller.

  • Sharks coach Todd McLellan has been quiet about who he'll start in goal for Game 1 of the playoffs against Los Angeles, Antti Niemi, pictured here, or Alex Stalock. Niemi started 64 games in the regular season, but Stalock put up better numbers, especially down the stretch. Christian Petersen Getty ImagesSharks open playoffs on Hockey Night vs. Kings with net questions
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 11:00 AM

    San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan has yet to commit publicly to either Antti Niemi or Alex Stalock in goal for Game 1 of the first-round series against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 10:30 p.m.).

  • Milos Raonic reaches Monte Carlo quarters
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 9:17 AM

    Canadian Milos Raonic defeated Spain's Tommy Robredo 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals at the Monte Carlo Masters.

  • Toronto Raptors' Patrick Patterson, left, defends the New York Knicks' Jeremy Tyler during the first half on Wednesday in New York. Frank Franklin II Associated PressRaptors clinch 3rd seed in East, will face Brooklyn
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 10:48 PM

    Despite a 95-92 loss to the New York Knicks in Wenesday's season finale, the Toronto Raptors earned the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and will meet the No. 6 Brooklyn Nets.

  • The Toronto Raptors #WeTheNorth ad campaign trumpets the team's position as outliers in the U.S.-dominated NBA. Toronto begins its first playoff series in six years on Saturday against the Brooklyn Nets. YouTubeDrake-shaped Raptors ad portrays team as NBA outliers
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 8:44 AM

    As the Toronto Raptors get set to start an NBA playoff run that seemed unlikely even a few months ago, a new ad campaign appears to trumpet the city as much as its team.

  • Ducks hold off Stars' surge
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 1:14 AM

    Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.

  • Coach's Corner: Gallagher made for playoffsCoach's Corner: Gallagher made for playoffs
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 8:53 PM

    Don Cherry talks about how one current Canadiens skater, and one former Habs goalie are helping their teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs this year.

  • Toronto Raptors' Patrick Patterson, left, defends the New York Knicks' Jeremy Tyler during the first half on Wednesday in New York. Frank Franklin II Associated PressRaptors fall to Knicks, clinch 3rd seed in East
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 10:48 PM

    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.

  • Dale Weise scores in OT as Habs upend Lightning
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 10:37 PM

    Fourth-liner Dale Weise provided the last bit of drama with the overtime winner Wedneday night to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory and a 1-0 lead in the series over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

  • brian gionta Getty ImagesCanadiens upend Lightning in OT to take playoff opener
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 10:37 PM

    Dale Weise scored with 1:52 remaining in overtime, lifting the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lighting Wednesday night in Game 1of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

  • Penguins rally to beat Blue Jackets in Game 1
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 10:29 PM

    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 quarter-finals on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

  • Coach's Corner: Gallagher, Roy made for playoffsCoach's Corner: Gallagher, Roy made for playoffs
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 8:53 PM

    Don Cherry talks about how one current Canadiens skater, and one former Habs goalie are helping their teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs this year.

  • Jon Cooper Associated PressInside Hockey: Lightning coach Jon Cooper
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 8:02 PM

    Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper is profiled on Inside Hockey on Wednesday night as his team begins their series against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.

  • getty imagesLarry Robinson tells HNIC Radio these playoffs 'unlike any other year'
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 6:44 PM

    Listen as San Jose Sharks asspociate coach and seven-time Stanley Cup winner Larry Robinson joins HNIC Radio hosts Rob Pizzo and Elliotte Friedman about his team's series against the Los Angeles Kings as well as the new playoff fomat.

  • Real's Gareth Bale, left, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the final of the Copa del Rey between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, on Wednesday. Manu Fernandez Associated PressGareth Bale helps Real Madrid capture Copa del Rey title
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 5:46 PM

    Gareth Bale's late gallop and goal sealed Real Madrid its 19th Copa del Rey title on Wednesday in a thrilling 2-1 win over Barcelona, as the Welshman filled the void left by the injured Cristiano Ronaldo to claim his first career trophy.

  • Coyotes head coach Dave Tippettm an assistant coach for Canada at the 2009 and 2013 world hockey championship, has been promoted to head coach for next month's tourney in Minsk, Belarus. Christian Petersen Getty ImagesDave Tippett named Team Canada coach for men's hockey worlds
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 5:01 PM

    Phoenix Coyotes bench boss Dave Tippett will coach Team Canada at the upcoming world hockey championship. He was an assistant at the 2009 and 2013 tournaments.

  • Roughriders extend QB Darian Durant's contractRoughriders extend QB Darian Durant's contract
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 3:22 PM

    The Saskatchewan Roughriders have extended quarterback Darian Durant's contract, although the team isn't talking about the terms, beyond saying he will be with the club through 2016.

  • Hockey Night Online: Playoff upsets brewing
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 3:04 PM

    Watch on demand as host Rob Pizzo and Mike Brophy look at some potential post-season surprises, including the Red Wings' chances of knocking off the Bruins.

  • Rain and snow is in the forecast for Minneapolis on Wednesday, leading to the postponement of the Blue Jays-Twins game. A day-night doubleheader is scheduled for Thursday. The Star Tribue Associated PressBlue Jays-Twins game postponed due to expected snowstorm
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 2:23 PM

    The Minnesota Twins' game against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed with rain and snow in the forecast. They'll play a day-night doubleheader on Thursday.

  • Brandon Prust of Montreal battles Tampa Bay in a 2013 game, with Lightning goalie Anders Lindback and defenceman Sami Salo also in view. Mike Carlson ReutersBrandon Prust returns to lineup for Canadiens
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-16 2:10 PM

    Brandon Prust is good to go after missing a month due to a shoulder injury as Montreal begins its Atlantic Division semifinal series in Tampa Bay on Wednesday night (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 6:30 p.m. ET).

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