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Fleury, Golden Knights beat Blackhawks for 3-0 series lead

Fleury, Golden Knights beat Blackhawks for 3-0 series lead

EDMONTON — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots and the Vegas Golden Knights held off the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series. William Karlsson and Patrick Brown scored for the Golden Knights.
Lightning beat Blue Jackets to take 2-1 series lead

Lightning beat Blue Jackets to take 2-1 series lead

TORONTO — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 16 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series.
Bruins win without Rask, take 2-1 lead over Hurricanes

Bruins win without Rask, take 2-1 lead over Hurricanes

TORONTO — Jaroslav Halak stopped 29 shots after goalie Tuukka Rask opted out of the NHL playoffs and Charlie Coyle had a goal and assist to help the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Saturday for a 2-1 series lead.

Rays-Jays halted by rain; finish Sunday, then 7-inning game

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Toronto Blue Jays had their game against Tampa Bay suspended in the fourth inning because of rain Saturday night, a hazard of playing in their temporary outdoor home in Buffalo.
Rays-Jays halted by rain; finish Sunday, then 7-inning game

Rays-Jays halted by rain; finish Sunday, then 7-inning game

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Toronto Blue Jays had their game against Tampa Bay suspended in the fourth inning because of rain Saturday night, a hazard of playing in their temporary outdoor home in Buffalo.

Curlin's Voyage serves notice in winning $500,000 Woodbine Oaks race

TORONTO — Curlin's Voyage served notice Saturday she's a threat to win the $1-million Queen's Plate. Curlin's Voyage captured the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks at Woodbine Racetrack.
Kuemper stops 49 shots in Coyotes' 4-2 win over Avalanche

Kuemper stops 49 shots in Coyotes' 4-2 win over Avalanche

EDMONTON — Darcy Kuemper snatched up tipped shots, made saves from prone positions, saw pucks through traffic. One monumental effort by Arizona's goalie and now the Coyotes are back in their series with the Colorado Avalanche.
NHL notebook: Flyers coach could make changes, Flames' top line looks for offence

NHL notebook: Flyers coach could make changes, Flames' top line looks for offence

TORONTO — While much of the focus in the Montreal-Philadelphia series the past few days has been on the Canadiens' coaching situation, Flyers bench boss Alain Vigneault figures to face some key decisions on Sunday.
Rask-less Bruins top Hurricanes 3-1, take 2-1 lead in series

Rask-less Bruins top Hurricanes 3-1, take 2-1 lead in series

TORONTO — The Boston Bruins, shortly after waking up Saturday to face the Carolina Hurricanes, found out goaltender Tuukka Rask was opting out of the NHL playoffs to be with his family.
VanVleet: Raptors will shake hand of any team that can beat them four times

VanVleet: Raptors will shake hand of any team that can beat them four times

When Toronto tipped off the season without superstar Kawhi Leonard, almost no-one believed the NBA defending champions would have any hope of repeating. The Raptors apparently didn't get the memo.