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The Red Wings had 24 fewer points in the regular season than Presidents' Trophy-winning Boston but went 3-1 head to head, a sign that Detroit can challenge the Bruins as the teams open their playoff series Friday night (7:30 p.m. ET).
Luke Glendening, along with his former AHL teammates Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Jurco, Tomas Tatar, Joakim Andersson and Riley Sheahan, answered Red Wings coach Mike Babcock's call when Detroit was missing as many as eight regulars from the lineup. Can they do the same in the playoffs?
Despite Ryan Getzlaf's taking a slap shot to the face in the series opener, nobody in either dressing room was surprised to learn the Anaheim star plans to play against the Dallas Stars in Game 2 on Friday night (10 p.m. ET).
The Toronto Blue Jays plan to activate shortstop Jose Reyes from the disabled list on Saturday, and will play in the team's matchup that afternoon against Cleveland.
Stanislas Wawrinka reached his first semifinals since winning the Australian Open after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 6-2 at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday.
K.J. Choi carded a 4-under par 67 for a one-stroke lead over Robert Allenby before rain halted the remainder of Friday's second round of the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, S.C.
Aleksandra Wozniak and Eugenie Bouchard will play Canada's first two singles matches in its Fed Cup World Group 1 playoff tie with Slovakia in Montreal on Saturday.
The Columbus Blue Jackets confirmed Friday that forward R.J. Umberger is ready to return to the lineup for Game 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Philadelphia Flyers netminder Steve Mason suggested Friday that he might be back between the pipes for Game 2 against the hometown New York Rangers on Sunday.
Playoff experience is the early theme of the Toronto Raptors' first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets, which gets underway Saturday at Air Canada Centre.
Watch on demand as host Rob Pizzo and Mike Brophy preview tonight's NHL playoff action in which Montreal's Carey Price looks to rebound from a mediocre performance.
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri will appear on Hockey Night in Canada as a guest analyst during Saturday's Columbus-Pittsburgh playoff game.
Hockey is a religion in Quebec. Just ask the Roman Catholic Church.