April 15th, 2010
03:30 PM ET

Sports Update: Stanley Cup playoffs continue

Two-time reigning MVP Alex Ovechkin takes center stage as the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue with three series openers while the NBA takes two days off before the post-season begins. Here are a few highlights on Thursday's docket. All teams are Eastern.

- Astros at Cardinals, 1:40 p.m. (FS-H, FS-M): Houston remains baseball's only winless team and with another loss in St. Louis, the Astros will match the franchise-worst 0-9 start in 1983. Houston has produced a league-low 14 runs through six games.

- Canadiens at Capitals, 7 p.m. (TSN, Versus): It's been a while since the Capitals played a meaningful game, having wrapped up the President's Trophy with a week remaining in the season. Top-seeded Washington comes in having scored a league-best 213 goals, while Montreal managed a league-worst 132 goals, but it mattered little when they got together as they split the regular-season series.

- Bruins at Sabres, 7 p.m. (CBC): Two of the regular season's most dominant goalies will be on the marquee as U.S. Olympic star Ryan Miller and the Sabres take on the Bruins and rookie goaltender Tuukka Rask. Miller won a franchise-record 41 games, while Rask had a league-leading 1.97 goals allowed average and .931 saves percentage.

By the Numbers- 9: Jorge Cantu homered in the Marlins' 5-3 win over the Reds, making him the first player in major league history to have at least one hit and one RBI in each of his team's first nine games.

- 21: Age of Kevin Durant, who became the NBA's youngest scoring champion, totaling 31 points in the regular-season finale vs. the Grizzlies to finish with a 30.1 average 0.4 ahead of the Cavaliers' LeBron James.

- 841: The Magic hit 11 three-pointers to finish the season with 841 from beyond the arc, passing the 2005-06 Phoenix Sun's record of 837 threes in a season

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