Penguins edge the Blue Jackets, Ducks hang on against the Stars, updates on the other playoff clubs, the Sabres fire some of their coaching staff, and more.

Brandon Sutter scores the game-winning goal against the Blue Jackets.

Brandon Sutter scores the game-winning goal against the Blue Jackets.

TRIBLIVE.COM/COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Brandon Sutter potted the game winner as the Pittsburgh Penguins overcame a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 and take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven series.

LOS ANGELES TIMES/DALLAS MORNING NEWS: The Anaheim Ducks leaped to a 4-0 lead and held off the Dallas Stars for a 4-3 victory to go up 1-0 in their best-of-seven series.

NOTE: Game One of the Montreal Canadiens-Tampa Bay Lightning is recapped in “Canadian Corner”.

BOSTON HERALD: Bruins star Patrice Bergeron is healthy and ready to go against the Detroit Red Wings.

MLIVE.COM: Red Wings rookies Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan, Tomas Jurco and Luke Glendening will make their NHL playoff debuts against the Bruins.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Outside of Chicago, Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford isn’t considered an elite goaltender.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Best way for Crawford to prove himself is to carry the ‘Hawks on another lengthy playoff run. 

STLTODAY.COM: David Backes, Vladimir Sobotka and Vladimir Tarasenko participated in full practice yesterday.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Kings will feed off goalie Jonathan Quick’s confidence as they gear up for the playoffs.

MERCURYNEWS.COM: Martin Havlat and Jason Demers are healthy for the Sharks playoff run.

PHILLY.COM: Ray Emery will have a chance to prove his net worth for the Flyers as he’ll start in place of the injured Steve Mason tonight against the NY Rangers.

NEW YORK POST: Derick Brassard insists he’s 100 percent after he was seen holding his lower back on Tuesday.

DENVER POST: Hard work is responsible for the transformation of Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov into an elite netminder this season.

TWINCITIES.COM: Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund is looking forward to his NHL playoff debut.

THE BUFFALO NEWS:  Sabres assistant coaches Joe Sacco, Teppo Numminen, Jerry Forton and goalie coach Jim Corsi won’t return next season.

NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller is taking the high road in the face of uncertainty over his future.