The race for the Stanley Cup is officially wide open

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The elimination of the defending Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals has left the NHL playoffs without a singe regular-season division champion. It gives the remaining eight teams real hope of raising the Stanley Cup when it's all said and done.

Hockey Night in Canada podcast: Round 1 recap with Jeremy Roenick

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Its been a crazy start to the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Tampa Bay Lightning and their 62 wins were swept away by the Columbus Blue Jackets. The best team in the West - the Calgary Flames - were dispatched in 5 games. Former NHL player and current NBC analyst Jeremy Roenick joins host Rob Pizzo to breakdown the madness.

Stanley Cup playoffs schedule and TV info

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Watch the action live on CBC TV or streamed through CBCSports.ca and the CBC Sports app.

Hurricanes bounce reigning champ Capitals with double-OT win

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Jordan Staal tied it in the third period, Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 on Wednesday night to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Blue Jays call up top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

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The Toronto Blue Jays have called up top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and say he will make his highly anticipated major-league debut Friday against the visiting Oakland Athletics.

The honeymoon is over for Mike Babcock

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The Leafs are out in the first round of the playoffs. Again. And a lot of fans are blaming the guy who, not long ago, was the most respected coach in hockey.

Despite series loss, Ovechkin does it all in 1st-round battle against Canes

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There's lots of talk that Alex Ovechkin can break Wayne Gretzky's goal-scoring record, but he looked more like Gordie Howe in Washington's first-round series against the Carolina Hurricanes. 

Felix Auger-Aliassime knocked out by Kei Nishikori at Barcelona open

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Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime has been eliminated at the Barcelona Open. The No. 16 seed from Montreal lost 6-1, 6-3 to No. 4 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan in the third round of the ATP Tour 500 clay-court event on Thursday.

Canadian curlers near mixed doubles playoff spot at worlds

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Canada's Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant are one step closer to reaching the playoffs at the 2019 world mixed doubles curling championship. Winnipeg's Peterman and Gallant of St. John's, N.L., defeated Hong Kong's Ling-Yue Hung and Jason Chang 9-3 Wednesday to improve to 6-0.

Peterman, Gallant chasing history in Norway

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Out of all the victories through all the years, Canadian curlers have yet to win the mixed doubles world championship.

Devin Heroux's Match Wrap: Canada moves closer to playoff spot at mixed curling worlds

Devin Heroux's Match Wrap: Canada moves closer to playoff spot at mixed curling worlds

Canada's Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant improve to 6-0 with a 9-3 win over Hong Kong.

Follow all the action from the 2019 world mixed doubles curling championship

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Follow CBC Sports reporter Devin Heroux's live dispatches from Stavanger, Norway where he's watching every move by Canadians Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant at the world mixed doubles championship.

Clippers shock Warriors to send series back to LA

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James Harden scored 26 points and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on Wednesday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1.

Pomeranz pitches gem as Giants blank Blue Jays

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Drew Pomeranz pitched six scoreless innings and Pablo Sandoval hit his second homer in as many days as the San Francisco Giants beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 on Wednesday for a sweep of their two-game interleague series.

Canada's Stanley Cup curse reaches 25th season with Leafs' loss

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This season will mark the eighth straight time two U.S.-based teams will compete for the Stanley Cup but Canada's teams will have their chance next year. Expect Montreal and Vancouver, with an exciting young core, to join Calgary, Toronto and Winnipeg in the playoffs.