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May 20, 2018 3:10 AM Lightning one win away from eliminating Capitals

The Lightning, a pre-season favourite to play for the Cup if not win it, reached this point because they continued to play like the team that earned the top-seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and won eight of the 10 games they played during the first two rounds. Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy was back to his old, stone-wall-like self. The penalty kill stopped 50

May 20, 2018 12:27 AM Aaltonen sparks Marlies past Phantoms in AHL Eastern final opener

It’s safe to say that when centre Miro Aaltonen signed with the Maple Leafs, as a free agent from the KHL last summer, he expected to actually play for the Maple Leafs. “The first couple of months were hard, but I learned how to play here,” said Aaltonen. “Of course, my goal was to play in the NHL, but I didn’t make it this year. It’s fine. I’ve been playing 25

May 17, 2018 6:04 PM Capitals' Backstrom could return to lineup for Game 4

Hand injury has kept star centre out of Conference Final Nicklas Backstrom could return to the Capitals' lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final against the Lightning. Backstrom has missed Washington's past four games with a right hand injury. Coach Barry Trotz called him a game-time decision and said early Thursday that Backstrom had not yet been medically 36

May 16, 2018 3:18 AM Tampa Bay Lightning strike back against Washington Capitals

WASHINGTON—Victor Hedman scored his first goal of the playoffs and added two assists, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final Tuesday night and cut their series deficit to 2-1. Hedman had the primary assist on power-play goals by Steven Stamkos and Nikita 46

May 14, 2018 3:27 PM More evacuations in Hawaii as new volcanic fissure sends lava exploding into air

The new fissure was discovered Sunday morning as residents await a possible major eruption. Nearby resident Richard Schott, 34, watched from a police checkpoint as the eruption churned just over a ridgeline and behind some trees. “I’ve actually seen rocks fly over the tree line and I can feel it in my body,” Schott said. “It’s like a nuclear reaction 83

May 13, 2018 7:40 PM New lava fissure opens as Hawaii awaits explosive eruption

Total number of lava outbreaks in and around Leilani Estates now up to 17 New lava fissures, ground deformation and abundant volcanic gases indicate eruptions on the eastern flank of Kilauea volcano are likely to continue. Two new fissures opened on Saturday, bringing the total number of lava outbreaks in and around Leilani Estates to 17. The U.S. Geological 99

May 10, 2018 3:47 AM Celtics hold off Sixers, move on to face Cavaliers

Boston and Cleveland meeting East final for second straight year, though only four players on each side remain from last year’s series. BOSTON—Jayson Tatum caught a pass underneath the basket, shook off a hit and went up for the go-ahead layup with 23 seconds left and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-112 on Wednesday night to advance 32

May 8, 2018 10:57 PM Raptor’s Anunoby makes an impression on LeBron

Rookie’s “futire is now,” Cavs star says after up-close look in playoffs. CLEVELAND—LeBron James spent four games up close and personal with OG Anunoby and came away impressed with the Raptors rookie. “I think he has a bright future. His future is now, actually,” the Cavaliers star said after dispatching Toronto in a 128-93 blowout to cap a four-game 63

May 8, 2018 12:55 AM Miles, Ibaka start for Raptors in Game 4 vs. Cavaliers

C.J. Miles makes first start of second-round NBA playoff series with season on the line in Cleveland. CLEVELAND—Down 3-0 in the series to LeBron James and the Cavaliers, Raptors coach Dwane Casey changed his starting lineup for Game 4 on Monday night. Casey started guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan on Monday night along with forwards C.J. Miles, rookie 28

May 6, 2018 3:37 AM LeBron James puts Raptors on brink of elimination with insane buzzer-beater

Cavs superstar sinks 1-handed floater off backboard for victory LeBron James hit an off-balance buzzer beater to give the Cleveland Cavaliers a 105-103 win over the Raptors, pushing Toronto to the playoff precipice Saturday. Cleveland, which led by as many as 17, found itself tied at 103-103 with eight seconds remaining after an OG Anunoby three-pointer 29