Iron-jawed hero: Ryan Getzlaf has 2 points to lead Ducks past Stars 3-2 for a 2-0 series lead

Iron-jawed hero: Ryan Getzlaf has 2 points to lead Ducks past Stars 3-2 for a 2-0 series lead ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Getzlaf wore the strain all over his exhausted face. In the past 51 hours or so, he had taken a slap shot to the jaw, attended the birth of his third child and propelled the Anaheim Ducks to two gritty playoff victories.

Former Olympic champ Kevin Martin announces retirement from curling

Former Olympic champ Kevin Martin announces retirement from curling

Kevin Martin, a Canadian curling star whose career highlights include an Olympic gold medal and a world championship, will soon throw his last rock.


Friday's Scoreboard

Friday's Games


Red Wings beat Bruins 1-0 in playoff opener as Pavel Datsyuk scores with 3:01 left

Red Wings beat Bruins 1-0 in playoff opener as Pavel Datsyuk scores with 3:01 left

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.


Melky Cabrera gets 4 hits, Blue Jays withstand shaky 9th for 3-2 win over Indians

Melky Cabrera gets 4 hits, Blue Jays withstand shaky 9th for 3-2 win over Indians

CLEVELAND - Sergio Santos wasn't as wild. He was just as worrisome.


Habs dominate Lightning to take first two games on road, control of series

Habs dominate Lightning to take first two games on road, control of series

TAMPA, Fla. - After losing home-ice advantage on the final day of the regular season, the Montreal Canadiens could've found satisfaction in splitting the first two games at Tampa Bay Times Forum.


Winnipeg skip Mike McEwen remains undefeated at Players Championship

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Winnipeg's Mike McEwen remains the only undefeated skip at the Players' Championship after he edged Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., 7-6 in Draw 12 action Friday afternoon.


World Sports

Wawrinka eliminates Raonic with quarter-final win at Monte Carlo Masters event

Wawrinka eliminates Raonic with quarter-final win at Monte Carlo Masters event

MONACO, Monaco - Canadian Milos Raonic is out at the Monte Carlo Masters.


Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes ready to return after getting hurt in first at-bat this season

CLEVELAND - The Toronto Blue Jays plan to activate shortstop Jose Reyes from the disabled list on Saturday.


Tomas Hertl has impressive playoff debut for Sharks in win over LA Kings

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Tomas Hertl made an impressive playoff debut for the San Jose Sharks with a goal and an assist against the same Los Angeles Kings team that almost ended his season.


Flyers G Steve Mason practices alone, could be back for Game 2 vs. Rangers

Flyers G Steve Mason practices alone, could be back for Game 2 vs. Rangers

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Philadelphia Flyers might have No. 1 goalie Steve Mason back for Game 2 against the Rangers.


Hit parade? Umberger's return figures to up physicality between Penguins and Blue Jackets

Hit parade? Umberger's return figures to up physicality between Penguins and Blue Jackets

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Sidney Crosby is used to the attention. It comes with the territory when you're the best hockey player in the world.


Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avenge MLS loss to Los Angeles Galaxy

VANCOUVER - Striker Kenny Miller wants to make the most of his seemingly limited time left with the Vancouver Whitecaps.


Thanks to season in Netherlands, Habs OT hero Weise is no stranger to attention

TAMPA, Fla. - When the Tampa Bay Lightning defence left Dale Weise alone in front of the net for his Game 1 overtime winner, it was clear they didn't know he was once considered an offensive superstar.


Wozniak, Bouchard to play Canada's singles matches in Fed Cup tie with Slovakia.

Wozniak, Bouchard to play Canada's singles matches in Fed Cup tie with Slovakia.

QUEBEC - Aleksandra Wozniak and Eugenie Bouchard will play Canada's first two singles matches in its Fed Cup World Group 1 playoff tie with Slovakia.