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Sports Roundup – January 17

Jacob Markstrom made 32 saves against his former team in a 3-0 Calgary Flames win over the Vancouver Canucks. Sean Monahan, Dillon Dube and Matthew Tkachuk all scored power play goals in the win. Current Flames Chris Tanev and forward Josh Leivo also played against their former team.


Mitch Marner scored a goal and added two assists in a 3-2 Toronto Maple Leafs win over the Ottawa Senators. Tim Stutzle scored his first NHL goal in the loss. Toronto and Ottawa have now split their last two games following a 5-3 Ottawa win last night.


Carey Price was near-flawless as he helped the Montreal Canadiens to their first victory of the season. The goaltender made 34 saves on 35 shots in a 5-1 blowout victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Tomas Tatar and Jeff Petry each scored two goals while Jake Evans added his first of the season in the win.


The Toronto Raptors finally have their fourth victory of the season. Norman Powell led all Raptors with 24 points while Montrealer Chris Boucher added 20 points and nine rebounds in a 116-113 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Gordon Hayward led the Hornets, and all scorers, with 25 of his own.


Oakville native Madelina Schizas won the women’s title at the Skate Canada Challenge. The teenager was victorious following her free skate performance, earning a total score of 175.65. Alison Schumacher finished in second, while bronze medallist Gabrielle Daleman was third. The event was held virtually due to COVID-19 concerns.


Taron Johnson’s 101-yard pick-six propelled the Buffalo Bills into the A-F-C Championship game with a 17-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens in their Divisional Round match-up. The interception is tied for the longest in league history. The Bills will play the winner of the Chiefs-Browns Divisional Round match-up.


A group of 47 elite tennis players preparing for the Australian Open will be confined to their hotel rooms for the next 14 days and unable to practice. Health authorities say there were four positive COVID-19 tests on their charter flights from Los Angeles and from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne. The positive tests came from a coach on one flight and from an aircrew member, a coach and a member of a T-V broadcast team on the other flight from Los Angeles. The Australian Open starts February 8th.


Saturday’s Games

NHL
New Jersey 2 Boston 1 (OT)
Arizona 5 San Jose 3
Detroit 4 Carolina 2
Montreal 5 Edmonton 1
N.Y. Rangers 5 N.Y. Islanders 0
Toronto 3 Ottawa 2
Nashville 5 Columbus 2
Minnesota 4 Los Angeles 3 (OT)
Vegas 2 Anaheim 1 (OT)
Calgary 3 Vancouver 0


NBA
San Antonio 103 Houston 91
Brooklyn 122 Orlando 115
Toronto 116 Charlotte 113
Detroit 120 Miami 100
Memphis 106 Philadelphia 104
Indiana at Phoenix, postponed
Portland 112 Atlanta 106


NFL Playoffs – Divisional Round

Green Bay 32 L.A. Rams 18
Buffalo 17 Baltimore 3


Sunday’s Games (All Times Eastern)

NHL
Washington at Pittsburgh, 12 p.m.
Chicago at Florida, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Tampa Bay, postponed


NBA
New York at Boston, 1 p.m.
Cleveland at Washington, postponed
Chicago at Dallas, 3 p.m.
Philadelphia at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Utah at Denver, 8 p.m.
New Orleans at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Indiana at L.A. Clippers, 10 p.m.


NFL Playoffs – Divisional Round

Cleveland at Kansas City, 3:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 6:40 p.m.