The Dodgers beat the Nationals 8-3. L.A. starter Clayton Kershaw made his first start in 6 weeks following a back injury. He went 7 innings shutout innings with 9 strikeouts.
The Spurs downed the Trailblazers 116-92. Tony Parker led San Antonio with 33 points in their second round playoff opener.
The Heat beat the Nets 107-86. LeBron James led Miami with 22 points in their second round playoff opener. Miami was 0-4 vs Brooklyn during the regular season.
The Wild shutout the Blackhawks 4-0 snapping Chicago’s 6 game postseason winning streak. Chicago still leads the series 2-1.
The Canadiens beat the Bruins 4-2. Montreal leads the team with the best record during the regular season 2-1 in the series.
The Nashville Predators hired Peter Laviolette as their new head coach. He is just the second coach in franchise history replacing Barry Trotz.