The Houston Dynamo and New England Revolution finished the 2013 MLS season with identical records and both made it to the playoffs.
The Boston Bruins seek their fourth win in five games Monday night while trying to avoid a season sweep to the New York Islanders.
The Celtics (2-4) seek a third consecutive win after opening the season with four straight defeats.
The Bruins seek a 10th win in 11 regular-season meetings against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night when the teams meet for the first time since Boston’s dramatic Game 7 victory in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
One thing is certain since Ryan Dempster drilled Alex Rodriguez last month – the New York Yankees are slowly but surely climbing into playoff contention.
Jon Lester looks to beat the Orioles again as the Red Sox seek their first sweep of the division rivals in over two years Thursday night at Fenway Park.
After the Seattle Mariners’ successful road trip, Felix Hernandez will try to help his club start posting better results at home.
He’ll be opposed by Jon Lester, who will attempt to end the Boston Red Sox’s recent road woes by adding to his dominance over the Mariners on Monday night.
As the Stanley Cup Final approaches a sixth and potential clinching game on Monday night, the attention shifted from the players on the ice to the ones who might not make it there, including two of the top forwards and biggest stars in the series.
Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots from the depleted Blackhawks to help the Bruins win 2-0 on Monday night and move two wins from their second Stanley Cup title in three seasons. Game 4 is Wednesday night in Boston before the series returns to Chicago for a fifth game.
After the Chicago Blackhawks badly outplayed the Boston Bruins in the first period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night, Tyler Seguin ditched the microphone he had been wearing as part of the TV broadcast. Then he headed back into the dressing room so the team could hash out its problems in peace.