• Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes a pad save against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Toronto.  (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Price leads Canadiens past Maple Leafs, 3-1

    TORONTO (AP) — Carey Price made 36 saves and the Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto 3-1 on Wednesday night in the season opener, spoiling Mike Babcock coaching debut with the Maple Leafs.

  • Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock stands behind the bench as his team plays the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Toronto.  (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Toronto’s Babcock makes first NHL coach’s challenge

    TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Mike Babcock made the first coach’s challenge in NHL history and was successful in overturning a goal by the Montreal Canadiens.

  • Toronto Blue Jays, from left to right, Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson, Marcus Stroman, and David Price laugh while watching batting practice during a team workout at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The Blue Jays start the American League Divisional Series against the Texas Rangers in Toronto on Thursday. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Jays seek to solve Gallardo in Game 1 of ALDS

    TORONTO (AP) — Pitching against the powerful Toronto Blue Jays can sometimes feel like suffocating, because it is hard to come up for air.

  • New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, far left, Dellin Betances, second from left, Brett Gardner, second from right, and Chris Young, right, watch from the dugout against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of the American League wild card baseball game, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in New York. The Astros won 3-0 to advance to the American League Division Series. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Yanks still have not led playoff game since Jeter got hurt

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees still have not led in a postseason game since Derek Jeter sprawled in the dirt three years ago, screaming in pain from a broken ankle.

  • Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman throws during a baseball practice in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. The Blue Jays will face the AL West champion Texas Rangers in the ALDS opener in Toronto. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Donaldson leads powerful Blue Jays into ALDS

    TORONTO (AP) — After he acquired Josh Donaldson last winter, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos was concerned that his new third baseman might try to swing for the fences too much in his new hitter-friendly home. He’d seen the slugger’s average dip by nearly 50 points in 2014, even as his home runs total ticked up.

  • Indiana to host Ottawa, Bellarmine in exhibition games

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers will face Ottawa on Nov. 3 and Bellarmine on Nov. 9 in their two exhibition games.

  • New York Mets manager Terry Collins, right, gives a thumbs up as he heads to the dugout after taking a walk around the field to thank fans after the Mets 1-0 defeat of the Washington Nationals in their final regular season baseball game in New York, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Collins, Hinch among 4 managers prepping for playoff debuts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Late in the season, as the New York Mets closed in on their NL East championship, one opponent after another sat in the visitors’ dugout at Citi Field and commended manager Terry Collins.

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Butler (9) is congratulated at home plate by teammates Steven Souza Jr., left to right, Tim Beckham and Asdrubal Cabrera after his grand slam during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

    Rays ready to keep building after another sub-.500 finish

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The resourceful Tampa Bay Rays have always used a different measuring stick to gauge their progress.

  • New Jersey Devils head coach John Hynes diagrams a play for his team during a timeout during the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers in an NHL preseason hockey game in Newark, N.J., Friday, Oct 2, 2015. The Devils defeated the Flyers 3-2. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

    Shero, Hynes era starts with Devils, Lamoriello gone

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After missing the playoff the past three years and cleaning house, the New Jersey Devils have a new general manager, a new coach — and basically the same roster as a year ago.

  • In this Sept. 22, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) and Phil Kessel (81) sit on the bench during the first period of an exhibition NHL hockey game against Carolina Hurricanes in Pittsburgh. The brooding and high-scoring forward, Kessel, earned a much-needed change of scenery after six seasons in Toronto, where he became the target of criticism for the Maple Leafs missing the playoffs five times. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)

    Penguins hoping more depth behind stars leads to deeper run

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Johnston spent his first season coaching the Pittsburgh Penguins preaching the same message over and over to his talented but almost pathologically unselfish lineup: