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A look at the NBA playoff picture

Miami Heat's LeBron James, right, reacts as he talks with official Michael Smith during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Pacers 98-86. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with five days remaining in the regular season:

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Maple Leafs hire Brendan Shanahan as president

This is a Nov. 9, 2010 file photo showing Brendan Shanahan speaking to reporters in Toronto. Shanahan has been hired as the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey team president and alternate governor, the team announced Friday. April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese, File)

TORONTO (AP) — Brendan Shanahan will run the Toronto Maple Leafs after handing out suspensions the last three years.

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Not so Great White North in NHL

For the first time since 1973, there is just one Canadian team in the NHL postseason. The Montreal Canadiens represent the nation’s only hope of ending a 21-year Stanley Cup drought, and that’s a long shot.

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Barrie lifts Avs past Canucks 4-2

Colorado Avalanche's Jamie McGinn, Tyson Barrie and Maxime Talbot. from left, celebrate Barrie's goal as Vancouver Canucks' Kevin Bieksa skates past during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tyson Barrie put the Colorado Avalanche ahead in the game — and the Central Division standings.

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Gaborik scores 2 as Kings beat Oilers 3-0

Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones (31) is crashed into by Edmonton Oilers' Steven Pinizzotto (13) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings needed to shed some rust heading into the playoffs and the Edmonton Oilers proved to be a perfect solution.

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