Your morning roundup for April 16, the day Ralphie turns 40, making a whole lot of people question their very mortality, their confidence as fra-gee-lay as a leglamp.
• Both the Washington Capitals and Vancouver Canucks took two-game leads in their respective opening-round matchups last night. Both the Tampa Bay Lightning and Anaheim Ducks evened their series against, respectively, the Penguins and Predators. [NHL]
• Basketball playoffs start today with the Pacers and Bulls at 1 p.m. There will be an open thread for all your commenting needs. [Chicago Sun Times]
• Among the allegations involved in the arrest of, and bankruptcy-fraud charges leveled against, Lenny Dykstra is this gem: he "ripped out" a $50,000 sink and took granite from the mansion and installed it in an office he set up at the Camarillo airport after he had filed for bankruptcy protection. [L.A. Times]