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Playoff Update: The Biggest Stories In The NBA, NHL Playoffs

Here’s a look at the latest and most important storylines from around the NBA and NHL Playoffs.

05/11/2015

John Wall cares not for your No. 18 ranking, ESPN. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wall Out for Game 3 vs. Hawks

Wizards point guard John Wall was ruled out for this evening’s Eastern Conference semifinal game against the Atlanta Hawks at Verizon Center.

05/09/2015

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals falls as a takes a shot in the final minutes of the game against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 2, 2015 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Bounce Back to Beat Caps, Tie Series

Chris Kreider scored 38 seconds after the opening faceoff and the New York Rangers bounced back from a tough, last-second loss and defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 Saturday.

05/02/2015

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards celebrates during the third quarter of the game against the Toronto Raptors during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA playoffs at Verizon Center on April 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. Washington won the game 125-94. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Wall, Beal Lead Wiz Past Raptors 125-94 in Game 4 for Sweep

When Paul Pierce headed to the sideline with the Wizards leading the Raptors by 23 points in the third quarter, making Game 4 — and the series — all but over, he saw a standing ovation and waved, requesting more noise.

04/26/2015

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game winning goal at 15 seconds of the overtime against the Washington Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Capitals 2-1 in overtime. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Caps Lose to Islanders in OT, Trail 2-1 in Series

Islanders captain John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift New York to a 2-1 win in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

04/19/2015

Paul Pierce #34 of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket past Amir Johnson #15 of the Toronto Raptors during game one of their NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on April 18, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (credit: Dave Sandford/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pierce Leads Wizards Past Raptors in OT in Game 1

Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

04/18/2015

Baltimore Ravens Haloti Ngata and Terrell Suggs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Even in Defeat, Ravens Showed Their Resiliency This Season

The Baltimore Ravens finally ran into an obstacle they couldn’t overcome: a fourth-quarter deficit on the road against the top-seeded New England Patriots.

01/11/2015

The National Hockey League unveiled this architectural rendering of the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. (Photo Credit: NHL)

Winter Classic Shares New Year’s With New Playoffs

For the first time, the Winter Classic is sharing New Year’s Day with college football games that have something to do with the national championship.

12/31/2014

A Baltimore Ravens fan holds a signs following the Baltimore Ravens 20-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ravens Beat Browns 20-10 to Earn Playoff Berth

The Baltimore Ravens took care of business and got the help they needed to snare a wild-card card berth in the AFC playoffs.

12/28/2014

Free safety Trenton Robinson #34 of the Washington Redskins celebrates after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on December 20, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. The Washington Redskins won, 27-24. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Does a Late-Season Upset of Eagles Have any Meaning for Redskins?

There is nothing left to play for with playoff hopes long since dashed. Wins might even hurt the Redskins’ long-term prospects with a lower draft pick next May. Do not tell that to the players, though.

12/21/2014

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