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What the Leafs' Game 1 loss signals about the state of play in the restart

WHAT THE LEAFS' GAME 1 LOSS SIGNALS ABOUT THE STATE OF PLAY IN THE RESTART

So much of what's intriguing about the unique 2020 postseason can be summed up by the Eastern Conference's No. 8 vs. No. 9 qualifying...

Korpisalo shuts out Maple Leafs 2-0 in first playoff start

KORPISALO SHUTS OUT MAPLE LEAFS 2-0 IN FIRST PLAYOFF START

TORONTO - Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots in his first playoff start, Cam Atkinson scored early in the third period and the Columbus...

 
 
 
Coyotes hold off Predators to win series opener

COYOTES HOLD OFF PREDATORS TO WIN SERIES OPENER

The Coyotes were beneficiaries of the new playoff format for the restart, earning a spot in the qualifier after ending the regular...

Scheifele, Laine injuries spell disaster for Winnipeg in Game 1 vs. Calgary

SCHEIFELE, LAINE INJURIES SPELL DISASTER FOR WINNIPEG IN GAME 1 VS. CALGARY

In the aftermath of a disastrous Game 1 in a best-of-five Stanley Cup playoff series against Calgary, the good news for the Winnipeg...

 
 
 
NHL is back: Best of the Stanley Cup playoffs qualifying round

NHL IS BACK: BEST OF THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS QUALIFYING ROUND

NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs qualifying round gets underway in Toronto and Edmonton.

Wild's Matt Dumba becomes first NHL player to kneel for national anthem

WILD'S MATT DUMBA BECOMES FIRST NHL PLAYER TO KNEEL FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM

Minnesota's Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening playoff...

 
 
 
Drop the puck for summer hockey: NHL playoffs get under way

DROP THE PUCK FOR SUMMER HOCKEY: NHL PLAYOFFS GET UNDER WAY

TORONTO - Henrik Lundqvist and Petr Mrazek led their teams on to the ice for warmups, and the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs are set to...

Henrik Lundqvist gets Rangers start with Igor Shesterkin ‘unfit to play'

HENRIK LUNDQVIST GETS RANGERS START WITH IGOR SHESTERKIN ‘UNFIT TO PLAY'

Henrik Lundqvist will not be unseated from his playoff throne just yet. It was Lundqvist, not Igor Shesterkin, who led the Rangers...

 
 
 
NHL back in action: Times, TV as 24-team Stanley Cup playoff tournament begins

NHL BACK IN ACTION: TIMES, TV AS 24-TEAM STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF TOURNAMENT BEGINS

NHL season, which has been shut down since March because of the coronavirus pandemic, gets back underway with five games Saturday.

Rangers vs. Hurricanes: Breaking down matchups and a prediction

RANGERS VS. HURRICANES: BREAKING DOWN MATCHUPS AND A PREDICTION

So maybe this series against the Candy Canes isn't officially recognized as a playoff round, but it is the postseason - the postseason!...

 
 
 
These NHL playoffs will be different in so many ways

THESE NHL PLAYOFFS WILL BE DIFFERENT IN SO MANY WAYS

The hardest trophy to win in professional sports - that's the Stanley Cup, by the way, or haven't you been paying attention for the...

Islanders know pitfall they must avoid with tall playoff task ahead

ISLANDERS KNOW PITFALL THEY MUST AVOID WITH TALL PLAYOFF TASK AHEAD

Cal Clutterbuck and Ryan Pulock had their doubts about whether a day like Saturday would ever come. After the NHL suspended its season...

 
 
 
Why the NBA should've scrapped conferences in the bubble

WHY THE NBA SHOULD'VE SCRAPPED CONFERENCES IN THE BUBBLE

The most thrilling matchup through two days of the NBA's Disney World restart was an overtime barn burner between the Portland Trail...

What you need to know for the NHL playoffs

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE NHL PLAYOFFS

Today's edition of CBC Sports' newsletter gets you caught up on the format, matchups and teams to watch in the NHL's expanded post-season...

 
 
 
NHL Power Rankings: Each team's best Conn Smythe candidate

NHL POWER RANKINGS: EACH TEAM'S BEST CONN SMYTHE CANDIDATE

This is the 13th edition of theScore's NHL Power Rankings for 2019-20 and the first since the season paused back in March. With the...

The NBA takes aim at the Raptors as the battle to dethrone the champions starts anew in Orlando

THE NBA TAKES AIM AT THE RAPTORS AS THE BATTLE TO DETHRONE THE CHAMPIONS STARTS ANEW IN ORLANDO

The seeding games and subsequent playoffs will test the physical and mental resolve; the championship team could play every other day...

 
 
 
Brentford in playoff final after last game at 116-year home

BRENTFORD IN PLAYOFF FINAL AFTER LAST GAME AT 116-YEAR HOME

Brentford has beaten Swansea 3-1 in its last game after 116 years at Griffin Park stadium to reach the Championship playoff final

NBC reveals its plan for covering the NHL playoffs

NBC REVEALS ITS PLAN FOR COVERING THE NHL PLAYOFFS

Legendary hockey play-by-play man Mike “Doc” Emrick will watch the NHL playoffs like the rest of fans - on TV. Well, sort of. Ahead...

 
 
 
Ranking the contenders for the West's No. 8 seed in the Orlando NBA playoffs

RANKING THE CONTENDERS FOR THE WEST'S NO. 8 SEED IN THE ORLANDO NBA PLAYOFFS

The West is set up for a frantic race for the No. 8 seed, with six teams in contention and eight games to decide who gets the final...

NHL teams get right down to business after entering bubble environment

NHL TEAMS GET RIGHT DOWN TO BUSINESS AFTER ENTERING BUBBLE ENVIRONMENT

NHL players from the 24 playoff teams woke up to their new reality Monday in the hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta.