Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula’s go-ahead goal and scored another and the Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with 2-0 victory Sunday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Dominic Moore scored with 2:25 to play and the New York Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday.
Here’s a look at the latest and most important storylines from around the NBA and NHL Playoffs.
Paul Millsap had 25 points, nine rebounds and six assists and the Atlanta Hawks finally finished off the Brooklyn Nets in six games, advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 111-87 victory Friday.
Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.
Sidney Crosby scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their first-round playoff series with the New York Rangers with a 4-3 win Saturday night.
“We’ve been sitting around for four years asking everybody to be patient and even the players,” Collins said Saturday after the first workout for pitchers and catchers.
Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and the Indianapolis Colts upset Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 24-13 Sunday in the AFC playoffs.
Tony Romo has a stirring playoff comeback to go with all the late-season disappointments.
The division showdowns were won by the Packers, Panthers and Steelers. On to the playoffs. Also qualifying for the Super Bowl chase were the Ravens, who got the final AFC wild card.
Four minutes were left when Peyton Manning took the field to try to lead his 51st game-winning drive. One bad throw brought the playoffs into sharper focus.
Terry Collins thinks next season is going to be Amazin’. And after years of futility, that has to be music to Mets fans’ ears.
New York can advance to the Eastern Conference finals with a win, draw or one-goal loss after a 2-0 home victory in the first leg of this series Sunday.
Bradley Wright-Phillips and Peguy Luyindula scored for the Red Bulls with Thierry Henry setting up both goals.
Playoff-inexperienced Kansas City has shined in high-pressure situations this postseason and can take a 2-0 lead over the Baltimore Orioles in the AL Championship Series if it pulls out another road win Saturday.