'Stupid' NHL Divisional Playoff Format Is Drawing CriticismIn a cruel twist of the NHL's divisional playoff format, say goodbye to one of the three best teams in the league in the first round.
Giants, Blue Jays, Orioles Grab Playoff Spots On Final DaySo much for any Game No. 162 chaos in baseball: The San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles grabbed the last three playoff spots Sunday, and the October matchups are set.
Have We Seen Datsyuk In Red Wings Uniform For Last Time? Players, Fans Say Goodbye On SocialFrom the bar stool to the announcers booth -- many think they've seen Datsyuk skate for the last time with the Wings.
Palat Scores Late, Lifts Lightning To 3-2 Win Over Red WingsOndrej Palat scored with 2:59 left in the third period, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night and a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.
Irving, Love lead Cavs To 106-101 Win Over Pistons In Game 1Detroit made 15 3-pointers, but the Pistons' playoff inexperience showed in the final minutes.
Mrazek In Goal For Critical Game 3 Against LightningThe Tampa Bay Lightning in Detroit Sunday with a two-games-to-none lead in their first-round series with the Red Wings.
Pistons' Playoff Drought Could End Friday With Win Over WashingtonA win by the Pistons over Washington Friday night puts Detroit into the post-season.
Lions' 0-2 Start Doesn't Mesh With Playoff HopesUSA Today ran the numbers, and teams that start 2-0 like the Lions are - newsflash - far less likely to make the playoffs. According to the story, "over the past six seasons you have a 4% chance of making the playoffs if you're winless headed into Week 3." And since the NFL expanded to its playoff format in 1990, only 11.2 percent of 204 teams to start 2-0 have made the playoffs that season.
Playoff Update: The Biggest Stories In The NBA, NHL PlayoffsHere's a look at the latest and most important storylines from around the NBA and NHL Playoffs.
With Longtime Powers Sidelined, NBA Playoffs Have Fresh LookSpurs and Celtics? Already eliminated.
Lightning Beat Red Wings, 5-2, To Force Game 7Tyler Johnson and Jason Garrison scored in the first period, and Johnson added another goal in the second to give the Lightning a 3-0 lead.
Red Wings Bring Series Lead Over Lightning Back To DetroitAside from a three-goal flurry at the end of Game 4, Detroit goalie Petr Mrazek has shut out the Lightning over the last three games.