The NHL has updated its slate of playoff games for Saturday according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.

In a nutshell:


Following the lead of other pro sports leagues the NHL cancelled its playoff games until Saturday in response to the racial injustice taking place in the United States.

In centres around an incident in Wisconsin where 29-year-old Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by police.

The Vancouver Canucks are slated to play the Vegas Golden Knights at 6:45 pm Pacific Time from Edmonton.

The series is tied at 1-1.

In the East, the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers are also scheduled to do battle.

That series is also tied at 1-1.


The NBA hopes to resume its postseason with a trio of games on Friday.

If those plans do proceed, the Milwaukee Bucks would take on the Orlando Magic out east.

In the West, the Los Angeles Lakers are slated to lock horns against the Portland Trail Blazers while the Houston Rockets take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.


In the majors, seven games were postponed in support of the Black Lives Matter including the Toronto Blue Jays contest against the Boston Red Sox.

The Jays (15-14) will host the Baltimore Orioles (14-16) tonight in Buffalo.

The New York Mets and Miami Marlins participated in a 42-second moment of silence as a tribute to Jackie Robinson before walking off the field.


Multiple NFL teams canceled their practices Thursday in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting by Kenosha (Wisconsin) police.

The Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans canceled their practices, while the Arizona Cardinals, who were not scheduled to practice announced they would not hold team activities.

The Denver Broncos decided not to practice following a meeting that lasted more than two hours.