Consistency has been hard to come by among the members of the NFC's West Division this season, therefore it shouldn't be shocking if the San Francisco 49ers once again make a change at quarterback in advance of possibly their biggest game of the year.
A pair of Original Six rivals will get their 33rd playoff series against each other underway tonight, as the third-seeded Boston Bruins welcome the Montreal Canadiens for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at TD Garden.
Michael Bourn knocked in the lone run of the game and Bud Norris tossed six scoreless innings, as the Houston Astros snuck past the San Diego Padres, 1-0, in the opener of a four-game series at Minute Maid Park.
Michal Neuvirth stopped 26-of-27 shots as the Washington Capitals advanced to the second round thanks to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal from Verizon Center.
After an entire season of rotating reign over the Eastern Conference, three teams - the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and Boston Celtics - entered the 2011 NBA Playoffs looking to be the odds-on- favorites to come out of the East.
Trent Oeltjen was one of three Los Angeles batters to record four hits, and the Dodgers totaled 25 hits to tie a record in a 15-0 rout of the Minnesota Twins in the first of a three-game interleague series.