Thursday Sports Minute: NHL, NBA, Kentucky Derby, Eli Manning

By Jim McCoy Thu 1st May Sports
BOSTON (AP) - Game 1 in the Boston-Montreal second-round NHL playoff is tonight on the Bruins' ice. The Canadiens advanced with a sweep of Tampa Bay while the Bruins needed five games to eliminate Detroit. Montreal took the season series between the two clubs 3-1. VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - John Tortorella (tohr-tohr-EHL'-uh) has been fired as coach by the Vancouver Canucks. After signing a five-year contract last summer he only held the job for one season. The Canucks were 25th in the NHL this season for their worst finish in 14 years. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Saturday's Kentucky Derby has lost a top contender as Hopportunity has been scratched with a sore left foot. The move opened the way for long-shot Pablo Del Monte to "Run for the Roses." UNDATED (AP) - Three teams, the Hawks, Grizzlies and Clippers, can advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a win tonight. Each team leads its series 3-2 and tonight the Hawks are home to the Pacers, the Grizzlies are hosting Oklahoma City and the Clippers are at Golden State. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants report that Eli Manning will miss all of the team's spring activities. General manager Jerry Reese says Manning's left ankle surgery will keep him out and that the team will not rush back its starting quarterback. .

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