In a nutshell: as of 12:05 AM PT (Saturday, August 29) by Hartley Miller


–The Vancouver Canucks play the Vegas Golden Knights twice this weekend. The two teams face off tonight at 6:45 (PT) and Sunday night at 7:30 in Edmonton. The best-of-7 Western Conference semifinal is tied 1-1.

–An early game today (Saturday) for the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins as they meet at 9:00 AM (PT). Tampa leads the series 2-1.

–The Philadelphia Flyers and NY Islanders battle at 4:00 PM today with that series even 1-1.

–The Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars play their next game Sunday at 3 PM. The Stars are up 2-1.


–The Toronto Raptors open their best-of-7 Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Boston Celtics on Sunday (10 AM PT).

–There are 3 Saturday NBA playoff games: Orlando vs. Milwaukee (12:30 PM PT), Oklahoma City against Houston (3:30) and the LA Lakers vs. Portland (6:00). The Bucks lead the Magic 3-1, the Lakers are up 3-1 on the Trail Blazers and the Thunder and Rockets are even 2-2.


–The Toronto Blue Jays are 16-14 after 30 games which marks the midway point of their season. The Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 in 10 innings on Friday. The two teams play again today in Buffalo (3:35 PM PT).