Major League Baseball

From left to right, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and Kris Letang celebrate Guentzels' goal during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
April 23, 2018 - 2:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Crosby tormented the Flyers just as he has from the start of his NHL career. Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin were clutch when needed in pivotal games. And Matt Murray? Oh, just two shutouts and the type of outings that show more zeros on the board are possible in the second...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, left, scores past Philadelphia Flyers' Michal Neuvirth during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
April 22, 2018 - 6:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Guentzel scored four straight goals to help send the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins into the next round with an 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6 on Sunday. The Penguins play the winner of the Washington-Columbus series in the...
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) celebrates after his goal against the New Jersey Devils with teammates, including Alex Killorn (17) and center Anthony Cirelli (71) during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 22, 2018 - 2:59 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The highest-scoring team in the NHL is playing a stingy brand of defense in the playoffs. Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning know ultimately that will be the key to the chances for a deep run for the third time in four years. The top seed in the Eastern Conference won...
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Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) tries to shoot against Toronto Maple Leafs' Frederik Andersen (31), of Denmark, during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 21, 2018 - 11:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs opened another 4-1 lead in Boston, and this time they held on. Just barely. Five years after blowing a three-goal lead in a playoff elimination game against the Bruins, Toronto killed off a 5-on-3 and three more penalties to beat the Bruins 4-3 in Game 5 on...
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Boston Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk (48) battles Toronto Maple Leafs' Tyler Bozak (42) along the boards during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 21, 2018 - 11:06 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk scored 1:19 apart in the second period, and then the Toronto Maple Leafs killed off a 5-on-3 and three more power plays in a row to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 in Game 5 on Saturday night and avoid playoff elimination. Connor Brown and Andreas...
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) hugs defenseman Anton Stralman (6) after his goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period of Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 21, 2018 - 8:03 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning understand what it takes to be successful in the Stanley Cup playoffs. "You need your best players to be the best players, and they rose to the occasion," coach Jon Cooper said Saturday after the top seed in the Eastern Conference beat the New Jersey...
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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 21, 2018 - 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday and a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series. Braden Holtby made 16 of his 39 saves in the third period to help...
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The Colorado Avalanche bench reacts after right wing Sven Andrighetto scored a goal during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 20, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Avalanche won 2-1. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)
April 21, 2018 - 1:42 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Injuries left the Avalanche playing their backup to the backup goaltender while needing a victory to stave off elimination. The goalie nicknamed the "Hamburglar" came through. Andrew Hammond made a career-high 44 saves for his first postseason victory, and Colorado rallied...
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The Colorado Avalanche bench reacts after right wing Sven Andrighetto scored a goal during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 20, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Avalanche won 2-1. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)
April 21, 2018 - 1:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6. This is the third time the Avalanche had trailed 3-1 in a series since the franchise...
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Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) tries to get the puck past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Andrew Hammond (35) on a power play during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 20, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)
April 21, 2018 - 12:37 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6. This is the third time the Avalanche had trailed 3-1 in a series since the franchise...
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