The best photos from the week in sports: 4/7 - 4/14

It's the moment basketball and hockey fans have been waiting for all year -- playoff time.

The NHL postseason began on Thursday, and the first round of NBA playoff action is slated to start this weekend. Over the past few days, teams on the edge played their hearts out in order to secure those final postseason spots.

It was also a great week for golf fans as Sergio Garcia won the Masters, giving him his first major championship win.

If all of that wasn't enough for you, the MLB season is in full swing and there for sports fans every single night for the foreseeable future.

Click through the slideshow above to see shots from the past week's biggest games and events, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photos from the coming week's action.