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Playbook: Jets running Wild, Dubnyk stands tall, having a ball, and more...

Winnipeg Jets celebrate Andrew Copp's goal against the Minnesota Wild during third period Friday.

Top picks

  • Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk.

    Jets soaring: team takes 2-0 series lead with dominant display against Wild in 4-1 triumph.
  • The Wild's wall: Dubnyk a tough nut to crack in Minnesota's net.
  • Dodgeball anyone?: national tryouts and tournament takes over Duckworth Centre.

Last night

  • Flyers foil Penguins: Couturier has goal and two helpers as Philadelphia evens series with 5-1 win.
  • Jays rally against Indians: Hernandez drives in go-ahead run as Toronto snaps Clevekand's five-game win streak with 8-4 victory.
  • Red Sox top Orioles: Nunez clubs three-run shot as Boston beat Baltimore 7-3 to improve to 11-2.

What we're reading

  • Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

    The Seduction of Leo Komarov: The Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1 and notorious pest Brad Marchand decided to get intimate (again)
  • The Art of Austin Hedges: The San Diego Padres catcher is one of the worst hitters in MLB, but the numbers say he’s still one of baseball’s 50 most valuable players
  • Come clean: NFL teams should say what they mean about Kaepernick, Reid and players who protest

In case you missed it

  • Dump & Chase: Hockey dads grieve for Broncos' families
  • On the ball: Young Manitoba pair are blazing trails in girls baseball
  • Pony up: How affordable are Winnipeg Jets tickets compared with other playoff teams?

What to watch

  • Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan.

    NHL playoffs: Four games on tap: Avs @ Nashville (Preds lead series 1-0) / 2 pm / NBC and Sportsnet West and Pacific; Devils @ Lightning (Tampa Bay up 1-0) / 2 pm / NBC and Sportsnet East and Ontario; Leafs @ Bruins (Boston leads 1-0) / 7 pm / CBC; Sharks @ Ducks (San Jose up 1-0) / 9:30 pm / Sportsnet360
  • MLB: The Toronto Blue Jays play the second game of a weekend series in Cleveland vs the Indians / 3 pm/ Sportsnet360
  • NBA playoffs: The Toronto Raptors open their first-round best-of-seven series at home vs the Washington Wizards / 4:30 pm / Sportsnet One

Let's look ahead

  • Off to Minny: The Jets and the Wild play Game 3 of their first-round series Sunday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Game time is 6 pm

Video review

  • Jets dominate Wild: Winnipeg jumped out to a 2-game lead in their Stanley Cup playoff series with the Minnesota Wild after a decisive 4-1 win.

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