- Max Pacioretty's ninth goal in the last nine games was the game-winner as the Montreal Canadiens stretched their unbeaten run to nine with a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Tomas Plekanec also scored for Montreal (18-9-3), which jumped a point ahead of Boston (18-8-2) into first place in the Atlantic Division, although the Bruins hold two games in hand. The Canadiens are 8-0-1 in their last nine outings.
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- Martin St. Louis scored two goals, Ben Bishop won his 15th game this season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Thursday night. Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Lightning, who were coming off consecutive shutout losses to Columbus (1-0) and Pittsburgh (3-0). Ondrej Palat had two assists.
- Dylan Olsen scored his first NHL goal to help the Florida Panthers beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Thursday night. Jimmy Hayes, Nick Bjugstad, Tomas Fleischmann and Erik Gudbranson also scored for the Panthers. Tim Thomas stopped 29 shots and Scottie Upshall had two assists. Olsen also added an assist.
- Chris Kunitz scored twice during a four-goal second period and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory. Pascal Dupuis, Jayson Megna and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh, which snapped San Jose's six-game winning streak. Sidney Crosby added three assists in his 500th career game to push his point total to an NHL-leading 42.
- Boston Bruins defenceman Johnny Boychuk was taken from the ice on a stretcher after a hit from behind by Montreal forward Max Pacioretty on Thursday night. The game was delayed several minutes as Boychuk was attended to by medical and training staff on the ice before being wheeled off the ice. There was no immediate word on his condition.
- Reigning Canadian champion Brad Jacobs defeated veteran Kevin Martin 5-4 Thursday to clinch a spot in Sunday's final of the Canadian Olympic curling trials. The battle of the best took Jacobs' record to 6-0, but Martin goes to 5-1 and earns a berth into Saturday afternoon's semifinal.
- Rachel Homan didn't care how she got a spot into the Canadian curling trials semifinal, it just mattered that her rink got one. The defending Canadian champion defeated Stefanie Lawton of Saskatoon 6-5 in the final game of the seven-game round robin to finish 4-3, but Winnipeg's Chelsea Carey and Ontario's Sherry Middaugh also sported the same mark.
- The Seattle Seahawks put an exclamation point on last weeks' No. 1 ranking, with a blowout win against New Orleans, so the Seahawks remain in top spot in the TSN.ca NFL Power Rankings, ahead of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.
- A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free-agent reliever Brian Wilson has agreed to terms on a $10 million, one-year contract to stay with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Each week, TSN.ca Fantasy Editor Scott Cullen, NFL Editor Ben Fisher, and Isaac Owusu discuss three hot fantasy football topics. This week they look at Josh Gordon's ceiling, Nick Foles as a future Top 5 quarterbacks, and Le'Veon Bell's and Eddie Lacy's impressive rooking seasons.
- Zach Johnson birdied four of the par 5s and shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-shot lead Thursday over Matt Kuchar in the World Challenge. Only five players in the elite 18-man field managed to break par at Sherwood Country Club. One of them was tournament host Tiger Woods, who had a new driver in the bag and missed only two fairways.
- Coming off a franchise-record 26-point second half blown lead that knocked them a season-high five games under .500, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri realizes his team has serious roster flaws and expects his conversations with GM's around the league to intensify following a Dec.15 deadline which allows teams to deal the free agents they signed in the off-season.
- The Red Wings are forced to look to the future, turnarounds for Malkin and Pacioretty as well as notes on Evander Kane, Phil Kessel, David Perron and more in Scott Cullen's latest blog.
- The Jets are back to an even 13-13-4 on the season, 6-7-1 on the road and 3-2 on their current six-game road trip after dropping a 5-2 decision to the Florida Panthers. These are frustrating games for players, coaches and fans - games where you know you are the better team but where "any team can beat you on any given night" comes into play. TSN 1290 Jets broadcaster Dennis Beyak has more.
- It's not easy to turn the page after being on the wrong side of a 27-point comeback. There's no manual on regrouping in the aftermath of something like that, mostly because it doesn't happen much. Tuesday was the first time the Toronto Raptors had suffered such a collapse in its 19-year existence. Instead of hitting the gym on Thursday, coach Dwane Casey called an audible to help his team regroup. TSN Radio 1050's Josh Lewenberg explains.
- Imagine leaving your house, well aware that you're about to be robbed, and not being able to do anything about it. That's the feeling that eight Canadian Football League teams are experiencing right now in advance of the expansion draft to stock the Ottawa Redblacks.
- It isn't often that we get to bring you a home with its very own stables and, yet, here we are bringing you a home with its very own stables! Consider it a holiday present. And not only does this home have a place to keep horses, but it also has a pool, tennis court, and sand volleyball court (and some crazy cool windows). Check out 1538 75th Street, which is on the market for $8,180,275. By Brandon Miller