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Predators Clinch Playoff Spot; Latest 2021 NHL Playoff Picture

The Nashville Predators are going to the playoffs for the seventh straight season. Nashville clinched its spot in the postseason with a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday…

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NBA Playoff Picture 2021: Joel Embiid, 76ers Continue Push for Top Seed in East

0 of 3Michael Wyke/Associated PressThe Philadelphia 76ers are in control in the battle for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. And if they keep playing the way they have of late, they should have no trouble securing that spot down the final stretch of the regular season.On Wednesday, Philadelphia won its sixth consecutive…

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Playoff Bracket Scenarios: Central, North, West spots on the line Wednesday

7:03 AM ETTim KavanaghESPN.com CloseTim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York.The five NHL games of Tuesday night did not have the impact on the playoff races that Monday’s massive slate did, but we do have a new leader in the East, with the Pittsburgh Penguins leapfrogging…

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NHL Playoff Watch Daily: Key matchups of Saturday’s 15-game slate

7:54 AM ETTim KavanaghESPN.com CloseTim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York.With the end of the season approaching, the NHL has offered us a treat: Saturday’s schedule includes 15 games — everyone but the Winnipeg Jets will be in action — including a number of matchups on…

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NBA Playoff Picture 2021: Latest East, West Standings and Bracket Scenarios

0 of 3Matt York/Associated PressIt had been more than a decade since the Phoenix Suns last went to the NBA playoffs. But that drought is now over.On Wednesday night, Phoenix clinched its first playoff berth since 2010, becoming the fourth team in the NBA to secure a spot in the postseason this year. The Utah…

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Suns Clinch 1st Playoff Spot Since 2010; Latest 2021 Standings, Playoff Picture

Matt York/Associated PressThe Phoenix Suns are heading back to the postseason for the first time since 2010 with a 109-101 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.Phoenix Suns @SunsThe Suns have clinched a spot in the 2021 @NBA Playoffs   Tonight we celebrate, tomorrow we’re back to work   #RallyTheValley 🤝 @Ticketmaster @Verizon @FanDuel…

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Maple Leafs Clinch Playoff Berth; Latest 2021 NHL Standings, Playoff Picture

Peter Power/Associated PressThe Toronto Maple Leafs are headed to the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.Toronto clinched its postseason spot Wednesday with a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.Toronto Maple Leafs @MapleLeafsLocked in 🔒 With tonight’s win, we’ve secured our spot in the #StanleyCup Playoffs. Let’s get to work 👊 #LeafsForever https://t.co/UxYDf1jVUHHere is a look…

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Which West Playoff Contender Poses Biggest Matchup Problems to Lakers?

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated PressThe NBA defending champion Los Angeles Lakers are the favorites to come out of the Western conference, assuming good health for their top stars. That’s a big if as Anthony Davis just came back and the team is taking his return slowly with a minute restriction. Meanwhile, LeBron James is continuing to…

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NHL Playoff Picture 2021: Postseason Hunt and Updated Stanley Cup Odds

Joe Mahoney/Associated PressThe Stanley Cup playoffs are quickly approaching, and the first two teams have clinched their spots in the postseason (the Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche). With 14 berths still up for grabs, teams will be looking to finish the regular season strong to remain in the hunt to hoist the Stanley Cup…

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Playoff season returns after missing a year

Apr. 22—Two of the joys of spring are the ping sound a bat makes when it hits a ball and the smack a ball makes when it finds the leather of a glove or mitt.The joy is even greater when it happens in the playoffs for baseball or softball.We didn’t get to experience that joy…