(As of 12:01 a.m.) by Hartley Miller updated at 1:00 p.m.

NHL: (6 Monday games)

Vancouver Canucks  6  Nashville Predators  2

The Canucks scored three unanswered goals in the first period as they snapped a four-game losing streak.

Jacob Markstrom made 36 saves as Nashville outshot Vancouver 38-32.

Vancouver has won 10 of its last 11 home games.

The (31-21-5) Canucks continue a 5-game homestand Wednesday against (25-22-8) Chicago on a night Daniel Sedin’s No. 22 and Henrik Sedin’s No. 33 will be retired at Rogers Arena.

Vancouver leads the Pacific Division by three points over Edmonton, Vegas and Calgary and four over Arizona.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Jason Zucker from the Minnesota Wild in return for Alex Galchenyuk, prospect Calen Addison and a conditional 2020 first-round draft pick.

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There are 11 NHL games tonight with four Canadian teams in action.

Edmonton hosts Chicago, Ottawa plays in Colorado, Winnipeg entertains the NY Rangers and Toronto is home against Arizona.

The Oilers have lost Connor McDavid for the next two-to-three weeks with a quad injury.

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The NHL schedule is right here.

The Canucks schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

The NHL scoring leaders are right here.

 

BCHL: (PG Spruce Kings)

There are less than two weeks left in the BCHL regular-season.

The Prince George Spruce Kings visit the (24-17-5-6) Chilliwack Chiefs tonight and the
(23-23-3-4) Surrey Eagles on Thursday.

The (17-29-2-4) Spruce Kings, who have six regular-season games left, sit 15th out of 17 in the overall BCHL standings, three points ahead of West Kelowna, five back of Victoria and six behind Langley.

Prince George will play Langley in Kitimat Saturday night at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon at 1:00 in Kitimat.

The Spruce Kings host Coquitlam Feb. 21st and 22nd to close out the regular season.

The BCHL standings are right here.

The Spruce Kings 2019-20 schedule/results right here.

 

WHL: (PG Cougars)

The Prince George Cougars have 17 games remaining with eight of them at CN Centre.

The Cougars host the (28-18-4-1) Calgary Hitmen Saturday night at 7:00 and the (18-28-2-3) Red Deer Rebels Monday afternoon at 2:00 before they travel to play games at Everett on the 21st and at Seattle on the 23rd.

Prince George is coming off a 2-1 loss to Seattle on Sunday.

The (16-28-3-4) Cougars are 9 points behind (21-24-3-3) Seattle and 10 back of (23-25-1-2) Kelowna in the race for the two wild-card playoff spots.

The P.G. Cougars schedule/results right here.

The WHL standings are right here.

 

BCMML: (Cariboo Cougars)

The (22-10-1-1) Cariboo Cougars put a four-game win streak on the line when they host the
(8-26) Kootenay Ice Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Kin 1.

The Major Midget Cougars, with just six-regular-season games left, are in 5th place in the 11-team league.

Kootenay is in 10th place and all but mathematically out of playoff contention.

The Major Midget League schedule/results/standings right here.

 

Canada West Basketball: (UNBC Timberwolves)

The UNBC Timberwolves visit the Lethbridge Pronghorns Friday night in a women’s Canada West basketball play-in game.

Both teams finished the regular season 11-9.

The winner advances to the quarter-finals.

The UNBC women, led by Canada West scoring champ Maria Mongomo, are riding an eight-game winning streak.

The UNBC men’s basketball team missed the playoffs with a 6-14 record despite Tyrell Laing of the Timberwolves winning the Canada West scoring title.

For the 4th time, this season Maria Mongomo of the UNBC Timberwolves is a women’s Canada West star of the week.

The 24-year-old Mongomo secured the league’s scoring title in her 5th and final year by putting up 50 points and 27 rebounds over the two-game sweep of the MacEwan Griffins.

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The Canada West men’s basketball schedule is right here.

The Canada West men’s basketball standings are right.here

The Canada West women’s basketball schedule is right here.

The Canada West women’s basketball standings are right here.

 

NBA:

Toronto Raptors  137  Minnesota Timberwolves  126

The Raptors extended their club-record winning streak to 15 games.

The (40-14) Raptors play the (24-28) Nets at Brooklyn Wednesday (4:30 p.m.) in their final game prior to the All-Star break.

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The NBA standings are right here.

The Raptors schedule/results right here.

 

NFL:

QB Philip Rivers has played his last game with the LA Chargers.

After 16 years with the team, the Chargers officially announced that the 38-year-old Rivers will not return for the 2020 season.

 

PG Iceman:

In a reverse result from last year, Cam McNamara won the Prince George Iceman open division with a time of 1:51:50, nearly 10 minutes ahead of runner-up Rob McDougall (2:01:30).

In 2019, McDougall came first and McNamara second.

This year’s PG Icewoman is Shar Balogh (2:02:55).

Close to 500 athletes, including 50 in the solo division, participated in the 33rd annual PG Iceman.

The course consisted of an 8km cross-country ski, followed by a 10 km run, 5 km skate, a 5 km run, and an 800-metre swim.

The full list of results is right here.