Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves for his first shutout of the playoffs as the Florida Panthers blanked the Presidents' Trophy winning New York Rangers 3-0 to open the NHL's Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday.

Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and an assist and Carter Verhaeghe and Sam Bennett also scored for the Panthers. Game two is at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Edmonton Oilers visit the Dallas Stars in the opening game of the Western Conference Final. Edmonton is coming off a game seven victory over the Vancouver Canucks while the Stars took care of the Colorado Avalanche in six games.

Also, Vancouver head coach Rick Tocchet was named the winner of the Jack Adams Award as the league's coach of the year on Wednesday. Tocchet led the Canucks to a first-place finish in the Pacific Division with a 50-23-9 record.

At the World Men's Hockey Championship in Prague, Canada is in quarter-final action against Slovakia this morning.

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Jays rebound to take rubber match against White Sox

Bo Bichette homered and drove in three runs as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 9-2 at Rogers Centre on Wednesday. The Jays scored seven runs in the second inning en route to winning their first series since taking two of three against the Padres in April.

Toronto starts a four-game road swing in Detroit tonight with Kevin Gausman starting for the Jays in the opener.

Mavs edge T-Wolves in game one of NBA West Final

Luka Doncic scored 33 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 108-105 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in game one of the NBA Western Conference Final on Wednesday. Kyrie Irving added 30 points for the Mavericks while Jaden McDaniels had 30 points for the Wolves.

Tonight, the Boston Celtics look to go up 2-0 on the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Final after rallying to a 133-128 overtime win in game one on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Toronto has been awarded the WNBA's first franchise outside of the United States. The league's 14th team, which does not yet have a name, will begin play in 2026 from Coca-Cola Coliseum at Exhibition Place, which is also home to Toronto's PWHL team.

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