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Pontus Aberg of the Nashville Predators scores on goaltender Jonathan Bernier of the Anaheim Ducks during Game 5 of the Western Conference final at Honda Center on May 20, 2017 in Anaheim. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Predators look to close out Ducks

NASHVILLE — Back when he was coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs, Randy Carlyle had “Burn The Boats” painted on the inside of the team’s dressing room.

Phil Kessel of the Pittsburgh Penguins scores on Mike Condon of the Ottawa Senators during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final at PPG Paints Arena on May 21, 2017 in Pittsburgh. (Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

Pens pound Sens to take control

PITTSBURGH — The only candles blown out on Craig Anderson’s birthday may have been the fire inside that has carried the Ottawa Senators through these playoffs.

Marco Estrada of the Blue Jays pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 21, 2017 in Baltimore. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Jays end mini-skid in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Backed by the mound wizardry of Marco Estrada, the Blue Jays broke a two-game losing streak by beating the Orioles 3-1 Sunday at Camden Yards.

Senators forward Kyle Turris (left) and Penguins defenceman Trevor Daley look for the puck during the third period in Game 4 of the NHL's Eastern Conference final at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Friday, May 19, 2017. (Wayne Cuddington/Postmedia)

It's now Senators in six

Odds are nobody who looks at this space on a regular basis is going to like this because they know I’m generally horrible with predictions.

Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez throws against the Orioles during first inning MLB action in Baltimore on Friday, May 19, 2017. (Gail Burton/AP Photo)

Sanchez goes on DL again

The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-hander Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a right middle finger laceration.

Ryan O'Reilly (right) reacts after scoring Canada's third goal against Russia with teammates Wayne Simmonds (centre) and Mike Matheson during the world championship semifinal at the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, Germany on Saturday, May 20, 2017. (Martin Meissner/AP Photo)

Canada eyes three-peat at worlds

Trailing by two goals with 20 minutes to play, the mood was tense in the Canadian locker-room on Saturday at the world hockey championship. A light-hearted comment helped the two-time defending champions refocus and it paid off with a 4-2 comeback victory over Russia.

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