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New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made the 100th start of his playoff career in Monday's 1-0 loss to the Washington Capitals, becoming the eighth goalie in NHL history to log 100 playoff appearances for one team, per Elias Sports Bureau.

The 33-year-old Swede has started all but one of the Rangers' 101 playoff games since he made his NHL debut in 2005-06, including each of the last 99 contests.

The previous goalie to start a playoff game for the Rangers was Kevin Weekes, who got the nod in Game 2 of a 2005-06 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against the New Jersey Devils, after Lundqvist allowed six goals while making his playoff debut in Game 1.

The Rangers went back to the then-rookie Lundqvist for Games 3 and 4 of that series, but they were ultimately unable to avoid a sweep at the hands of their local rivals.

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FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored his 39th and 40th goals of the La Liga season during Saturday's 8-0 trouncing of Cordoba, becoming the first player in La Liga history with three seasons of 40-plus goals, per ESPN's Paul Carr.

While forward Luis Suarez stole the show with a hat-trick and an assist, the 27-year-old Messi had a rather exciting match of his own, with the brace coming on a match-high eight shots and supplemented by an assist.

Of course, it didn't take long for Messi to have some company in the 40-goal club, as Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo netted a hat-trick in a 3-2 win over Sevilla just hours later, bringing his own total to a league-high 42 goals for the season.

This is also the third 40-goal La Liga effort of Ronaldo's career, and he and Messi account for all six such seasons in league history.

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Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise took sole possession of first place on his franchise's all-time playoff points leaderboard during Friday's 4-3 Game 1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, contributing a goal and an assist to give him 24 playoff points in a Wild uniform, per Sportsnet Stats.

The previous record holder was current Los Angeles Kings forward Marion Gaborik, who tallied 22 points for Minnesota over 29 games in the 2002-03, 2006-07 and 2007-08 playoffs, per the team's PR Twitter account.

The 30-year-old Parise, a Minnesota native, needed just 25 playoff appearances in a Wild uniform to break Gaborik's mark.

After falling behind 3-0 by the end of the first period Friday night, the Wild scored three goals in a span of eight minutes, 10 seconds during the second period to pull the game even at 3-3.

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Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague posted an unusual stat line in Friday's series-clinching Game 6 win over the Brooklyn Nets, becoming the second player in NBA history with 13 or more assists and zero points in a playoff game, per NBA.com/stats.

While Teague missed all five of his field-goal attempts over 24 minutes in the 111-87 blowout victory, he contributed a game-high 13 assists, a rebound, two steals and a block.

The only other player to record 13 or more assists without any points in a playoff game was Nate McMillan, who had 16 dimes for the Seattle SuperSonics in a Western Conference semifinals win over the Houston Rockets on May 14, 1987.

McMillan's odd stat line also occurred during a series-ending Game 6, in the wake of a rookie season that saw him average 5.3 points and 8.2 assists per game. His SuperSonics were swept by the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, with the Lakers then going on to beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals.

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The Milwaukee Bucks set an unfortunate record in Thursday's series-ending Game 6 loss to the Chicago Bulls, becoming the first team in NBA history to finish a playoff game without a single double-digit scorer, per NBA.com/stats.

The Bulls had a 34-16 lead at the end of the first quarter and a 65-33 lead by halftime, eventually winning 120-66 to close out the series on the road.

The 54-point margin was the fourth-largest in NBA playoff history, as well as the second-largest since 1973, per NBA.com/stats.

No elimination game has ever been decided by a wider margin, with the previous record of 50 being set in a 1971 Bucks win over the then-San Francisco Warriors, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Hanley Ramirez hit his 10th home run of the season during Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, tying a franchise record set by David Ortiz in 2006 for most home runs by the end of April, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The record-tying blast was a two-run homer off Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey in the third inning, with none other than Ortiz coming around to score on the play.

Just one day earlier, Ramirez had hit the 200th home run of his impressive career, going deep off Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup in the eighth inning of a 10-8 Red Sox loss.

The 31-year-old former shortstop has five home runs in his last six games, allowing him to finish the month of April with a .293 batting average, .341 on-base percentage, .659 slugging percentage, 22 RBI and 16 runs, in addition to his MLB co-leading 10 home runs.

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Cleveland Indians hurler Corey Kluber became the second-fastest pitcher in club history to reach 500 career strikeouts when he caught Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain looking in the sixth inning of Monday's game, per MLB Milestones on Twitter.

Herb Score remains the only player to reach the mark quicker than Kluber, having accomplished the feat in just 68 games back in the 1950s. However, pitch counts were not watched as closely back then, and Score had 27 complete games in his first two seasons.

Unfortunately for Kluber, the strikeout of Cain was the right-hander's last of the night, and he also allowed six runs (four earned) to drop his record to 0-3 in 2015. Following his Cy Young campaign in 2014, it's undoubtedly a disappointing start to the season.

While his ERA has ballooned from 2.44 last season to 4.24 through the first five games of 2015, Kluber is still striking out more than a batter per inning. He's also received some bad luck, as his FIP (fielder independent pitching) sits at an excellent 2.58 compared to 2.35 last season, according to Fangraphs.

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Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson came up huge in the opening round of the NHL playoffs, becoming the first player in franchise history to record three multi-goal games in one playoff series, per Matt Sitkoff of NHL Network.

While he didn't manage any goals during Tampa Bay's 2-0 Game 7 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday, the 24-year-old center still finished with a series-high six goals, having scored two apiece in Games 2, 4 and 6.

Unsurprisingly, those were the other three games Tampa Bay won, as Wednesday's deciding Game 7 marked the first time the Lightning beat the Red Wings without the benefit of two goals from Johnson.

The third-year forward was one of just two players to score six goals in the opening round of the playoffs, with the other being St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko, who won't have the opportunity to add to his total.

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San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan had 21 points and 11 rebounds in Tuesday's 111-107 Game 5 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, making him the oldest player in NBA history to record three games with 20 or more points and 10 or more rebounds in a single playoff series, per NBA.com/Stats.

The 39-year-old big man has been a huge part of the Spurs' success during the first round's most exciting series, averaging 17.2 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.8 steals over 36.4 minutes as his team has jumped out to a 3-2 lead.

Duncan's first 20-10 showing of the series came in a 111-107 overtime victory in Game 2, when he led his team in both points (28) and rebounds (11).

Following a surprisingly weak showing of four points and seven boards in a Game 3 blowout victory, Duncan bounced back strong for 22 points and 14 rebounds in Game 4, although his Spurs still fell to the Clippers by a score of 114-105.

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The Ottawa Senators lost Sunday's series-ending Game 6 to the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 2-0, marking the first time Ottawa has been shut out in the past 130 games, per Sportsnet Stats.

Despite struggling last season and throughout the better part of 2014-15, the Senators previously had not suffered a shutout since losing 5-0 to the Boston Bruins on Dec. 27, 2013.

Of course, while that stretch does include Ottawa's torrid final two months of the 2014-15 regular season, it also includes the team's lousy first four months of the campaign as well as the final three-and-a-half months of a 2013-14 season that ended with a middling 37-31-14 record and no playoff appearance.

The impressive streak wasn't an easy one to stop, as Canadiens goaltender Carey Price made 43 saves to hold the Senators scoreless in Sunday's deciding Game 6, getting a bit of help from the referees along the way.