Roman Josi and Juuso Parssinen scored for Nashville as the Predators edged the Calgary Flames 2-1 in NHL action on Monday. Nikita Zadorov had the lone goal for the Flames, who suffered their first regulation loss in five games.
Meanwhile, Jake Neighbours and Noel Accari scored in the first period as the St. Louis Blues held on to beat Ottawa 2-1. Tim Steutzle had the only goal for Ottawa.
In other action, the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped an eight-game winning streak for the Seattle Kraken in a 4-1 victory on the road. It was the Kraken’s first home game in two weeks after they became the first ever NHL team to sweep a seven-game road swing.
Four Canadian teams are part of an eight-game NHL schedule tonight with Edmonton hosting Seattle, Toronto welcoming Florida and the Winnipeg Jets looking for their fourth-straight win when they entertain the Montreal Canadiens.
Just two games in the WHL tonight have Moose Jaw hosting Saskatoon and Medicine Hat welcoming Prince George. The Swift Current Broncos host the Tigers in their next game tomorrow night.
'Boys rout Brady's Bucs to move on in NFL playoffs
Dak Prescott threw for four touchdowns and ran for another as the Dallas Cowboys routed Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-14 in the NFL's final wild card game.
Brady threw for 351 yards and two touchdowns but gave up a key interception in the end zone in one of the worst playoff games in his legendary career. The seven-time Super Bowl champion hasn't decided if this would be his final game in the NFL saying he'll take more time to make his decision this time. Brady retired after the 2020 season only to return 40 days later.
The Cowboys, meanwhile, defeated a team quarterbacked by Brady for the first time in their franchise history and won their first road playoff game since beating the San Francisco 49ers in the 1992 NFC Championship game at historic Candlestick Park. They will visit the Niners at Levi's Stadium in the NFC Divisional round next weekend while the New York Giants will face the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles. Kansas City hosts Jacksonville and Buffalo welcomes Cincinnati in the AFC Divisional matchups.
Raptors beat Knicks in OT for second-straight win
Fred VanVleet scored 33 points and Scottie Barnes had 26 as the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 123-121 in overtime on Monday. RJ Barrett, who is from Toronto, had 32 points for the Knicks and forced overtime with a slam dunk with 0.6 seconds left.
The Raptors have won four of their last five games and visit the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.
Fernandez becomes fourth Canadian in the second round of the Aussie Open
Leylah Fernandez shook off a slow start to defeat France’s Alize Cornet 7-5, 6-2 in her opening match of the Australian Open. The 20-year-old from Montreal will face fourth-seeded Caroline Garcia of France tonight, who won in straight sets over Toronto’s Katherine Sebov who was playing in her grand slam debut.
The three other Canadians still in contention will also play their second round matches tonight. Bianca Andreescu faces Christina Bucsa of Moldova, sixth-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime faces Slovakia's Alex Molcan, and Denis Shopovalov faces American Taro Daniel.
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