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Five storylines to look for in the second round of the NHL playoffs

Five storylines to look for in the second round of the NHL playoffs

TORONTO — The first round of the NHL playoffs weeded out any pretenders in quick fashion, with only the Boston Bruins needing seven games to advance.
Organizers wonder how big crowds will get for Winnipeg Jets street party

Organizers wonder how big crowds will get for Winnipeg Jets street party

WINNIPEG — At first, it was just a few thousand people braving the cold to cheer on the Winnipeg Jets in a street party. Then the numbers grew. And, with each game, the crowd got bigger.

Scores and Schedule

Thursday's Games (All Times Eastern) NHL Playoffs Second Round Pittsburgh at Washington, 7 p.m. (Series tied 0-0) San Jose at Vegas, 10 p.m. (Series tied 0-0) --- AHL Playoffs First Round (best-of-five) Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.
Toronto Maple Leafs bounced from playoffs with Game 7 loss to Boston Bruins

Toronto Maple Leafs bounced from playoffs with Game 7 loss to Boston Bruins

BOSTON — The Toronto Maple Leafs had been here before — up a goal heading into the third period of a Game 7 at TD Garden. Wednesday's collapse won't rewrite any record books, but it hurts just the same.

Wednesday's Games

Wednesday's Games NHL Playoffs First Round Boston 7, Toronto 4 (Bruins win series 4-3) --- AHL Playoffs First Round (best-of-five) Utica 5, Toronto 2 (Marlies lead series 2-1) Manitoba 6, Grand Rapids 3 (Moose lead series 2-1) Syracuse 6, Rochester 3
Chivas wins CONCACAF title, beating Toronto on penalty kicks

Chivas wins CONCACAF title, beating Toronto on penalty kicks

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Mexico's Chivas beat Toronto FC 4-2 on penalty kicks Wednesday night to win the CONCACAF Champions League, extinguishing the Canadian club's hopes of becoming the first MLS team to win the title in nearly two decades.
Westbrook scores 45; Thunder beat Jazz to avoid elimination

Westbrook scores 45; Thunder beat Jazz to avoid elimination

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 45 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 25 points down in the second half to fight off elimination and beat the Utah Jazz 107-99 on Wednesday night.
Capela scores 26; Rockets eliminate Wolves with 122-104 win

Capela scores 26; Rockets eliminate Wolves with 122-104 win

HOUSTON — Clint Capela had 26 points and 15 rebounds, James Harden added 24 points and the Houston Rockets pulled away in the third quarter to get another lopsided win and eliminate the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 122-104 victory in Game 5 of the f

Calgary's Kevin Koe rebounds with 6-5 win over Kurt Balderston at Champions Cup

Calgary's Kevin Koe rebounded with a 6-5 victory over Kurt Balderston of Grand Prairie, Alta., on Day 2 of the Champions Cup in Calgary on Wednesday.
Toronto's Delon Wright heeds advice, shoots the ball in win over Washington

Toronto's Delon Wright heeds advice, shoots the ball in win over Washington

Toronto's Delon Wright heard it from everyone going into Game 5 against the Washington Wizards. Stop hesitating and just shoot the ball. "I had people all on my Twitter, Instagram.