In a nutshell: as of 12:05 AM PT (Sunday, August 30) by Hartley Miller


–Robin Lehner made 32 saves to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. The Golden Knights lead the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series 2-1 with Game 4 tonight (Sunday) at 7:30 PT in Edmonton. It was Lehner’s second playoff shutout of the series.

–The New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 to grab a 2-1 series lead and the Tampa Bay Lightning outscored the Boston Bruins 3-1 to take a commanding 3 games to 1 advantage.

–The Islanders and Flyers meet again tonight at 5:00.

–The other Sunday Stanley Cup playoff game has the Colorado Avalanche against the Dallas Stars at 3:00 PM. The Stars are up 2-1.


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

–The LA Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks have advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs. Both teams won their Conference quarterfinal series 4 games to 1.

–The Houston Rockets whipped the OKC Thunder 114-80 to take a 3-2 series lead.

–The LA Clippers, up 3-2, play the Dallas Mavericks this afternoon at 12:30.

–Tonight at 5:30 in the NBA, the Denver Nuggets have their season on the line when they meet the Utah Jazz. The Jazz lead 3-2.


–The Toronto Blue Jays skunked the Baltimore Orioles 5-0. The Jays are 5-0 this season against the Orioles and 17-14 overall. Toronto and Baltimore meet again this afternoon (12:05) in Buffalo.