ANAHEIM (AP) - Filip Forsberg got credit for the tiebreaking goal with 9:35 to play, and the Nashville Predators opened their first-round playoff series with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Mitch Kupchak writes the Los Angeles Lakers' roster with a marker on a white board in his office. On Friday morning, the general manager decided it was time to formally erase Kobe Bryant.
WASHINGTON (AP) - John Carlson scored a power-play goal and Braden Holby made 19 saves to help the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-0 in Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.
OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr makes one thing perfectly clear: This special season is not about him. Far from it. Even if he is so perfectly entwined with the record-setting Golden State Warriors and the Chicago Bulls group Kerr played for 20 years ago that just lost its all-time wins record to the team he now leads.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings fired coach George Karl on Thursday after his first full season with the team, setting the stage for the team to hire its ninth coach since last making the playoffs in 2006.
DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado homered twice, doubled and singled to drive in a career-high seven runs, rookie Trevor Story had two triples and the Colorado Rockies tied a franchise record with 12 extra-base hits, beating the San Francisco Giants 10-6 on Wednesday night.