- The New Jersey Devils struggled to slow down David Desharnais on Wednesday. Desharnais scored the tying goal with 37 seconds left in the third period and added a goal in the shootout and the Montreal Canadiens rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Devils.
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- Sean Couturier had two goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers scored four goals in third period to rally for a 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Couturier got the winner at 8:28 of the third period by tipping in a shot.
- Just two days after surprisingly watching from the bench for a second straight game, No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist agreed to a long-term extension with the New York Rangers on Wednesday. Lundqvist, in the final season of a six-year, $41.25 million deal, agreed to a seven-year contract reportedly worth $59.5 million. His salary-cap charge would rise from $6.875 million to $8.5 million and make him the NHL's highest-paid goalie.
- Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle wasn't giving specifics about Tyler Bozak's upper-body injury suffered Tuesday against San Jose, but said the team's No. 1 centre was having an MRI to determine its severity. Also, forward Phil Kessel left practice early, as Carlyle explained he had to leave the ice after suffering a 'tweak' and, "wasn't feeling well in one area of his body."
- Now that the NHL has agreed to pay Wayne Gretzky money owed to him by former Phoenix Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes - around $7 to $8 million - The Great One may be interested in taking a front office job somewhere in the league. The question is, where is he most likely to go?
- If Markham is to get an NHL-ready arena, it won't be on the taxpayers' dime. City council voted 11-2 against public funding for the arena, meaning Graeme Roustan's company GTA Sports will need to find private funding for the proposed arena.
- J.P. Tokoto had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 1 Michigan State 79-65 Wednesday night, giving the Tar Heels another impressive victory in their inconsistent season. The Tar Heels (5-2) have been talented enough to defeat the top-ranked Spartans and then-No. 3 Louisville this season, but they've also lost to Belmont and UAB.
- The NFL has announced that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been fined $100,000 for interfering with a play during last Thursday night's Thanksgiving loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The league also announced that a modification or forfeiture of draft choices will be considered once the 2014 draft order is determined.
- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have named Toronto special teams co-ordinator Mike O'Shea as their new head coach. O'Shea also spent 16 seasons as a player in the CFL at middle linebacker, most of them with Toronto.
- Veteran Jennifer Jones clinched a spot in the finals of the Canadian Olympic curling trials with a 7-6 victory over Rachel Homan on Wednesday night. Jones, a four-time Canadian champion, upped her record to 5-1 when she stole a point in the 10th end. Homan, the reigning Canadian champion, moves to 3-3.
- One more win and Kevin Martin's dream of curling in another Olympics is a lot closer to reality. Martin and co-leader Brad Jacobs will faceoff Thursday at the Olympic Trials and one of them will take sole possession of first place, with the bonus of a free ride into the men's final Sunday.
- Luis Suarez's stunning quadruple for Liverpool capped a goal-laden night in the Premier League that saw the top four all win, but Manchester United lose 1-0 to Everton to be cut adrift in the title race.
- Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon is expressing concern over whether his team loses a competitive edge by playing annual home games in Toronto. During his weekly show on Buffalo's WGR-AM on Wednesday, Brandon said "nothing comes above winning," before adding the benefits of the "Bills In Toronto" series will be "reviewed in a grand manner."
- We are told 'the table never lies'. It is a cliché dragged out by fans and pundits regularly when discussions take place around which teams are better than others. However, the only lies being told are coming from the ones who deliver the cliché. TSN Soccer Analyst Kristian Jack has more.
- No team in the NHL relies more on a core group to produce offence than do the Toronto Maple Leafs. Seven players have combined for 84 per cent of the team's 74 goals this season. Dave Bolland and Tyler Bozak have each missed a month's worth of games due to injury already this season and yet remain amongst the team's scoring leaders. TSN Radio 1050's Jonas Siegel has more.