• The Canadian Press

    Five things to know about the NHL playoffs

    In 1993 Kim Campbell became Canada's first female prime minister, the fidget spinner and Beanie Babies were rolled out, the World Wide Web became a thing, Jurassic Park was the most popular film, the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series — and the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup. In fact, those talented Canadiens were the last Canadian team to get their mitts on the coveted Cup. Canada has four teams trying to end that 31-year drought this spring — the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canu

  • The Canadian Press

    Hurricanes take 1-0 lead into game 2 against the Islanders

    New York Islanders (39-27-16, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (52-23-7, second in the Metropolitan Division)Raleigh, North Carolina; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDTBETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Hurricanes -250, Islanders +203; over/under is 5.5NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Hurricanes lead series 1-0BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes host the New York Islanders in the first round of the NHL Playoffs with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Saturday for the sixth time this season. T

  • The Canadian Press

    Bruins host the Maple Leafs with 1-0 series lead

    Toronto Maple Leafs (46-26-10, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Boston Bruins (47-20-15, second in the Atlantic Division)Boston; Monday, 7 p.m. EDTBETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Bruins -135, Maple Leafs +115; over/under is 5.5NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Bruins lead series 1-0BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins host the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the NHL Playoffs with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Saturday for the sixth time this season. The Bruins won the last matchup 5-1. Jake De

  • The Canadian Press

    Golden Knights visit the Stars to start the NHL Playoffs

    Vegas Golden Knights (45-29-8, fourth in the Pacific Division) vs. Dallas Stars (52-21-9, first in the Central Division)Dallas; Monday, 9:30 p.m. EDTBETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Stars -135, Golden Knights +115; over/under is 5.5NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Stars host series openerBOTTOM LINE: The Dallas Stars host the Vegas Golden Knights to begin the Western Conference first round. The teams meet Saturday for the fourth time this season. The Golden Knights went 3-0 against the Stars in the regular seas