In a nutshell: As of 12:05 a.m Thursday by Hartley Miller

NHL: (Canadian Division)  Opening night

Vancouver Canucks  5  Edmonton Oilers  3

Brock Boeser scored a pair of 3rd period goals for the Canucks. The same teams will play again tonight (6:00 PT) in Edmonton.

The Canucks schedule is right here.

Toronto Maple Leafs  5  Montreal Canadiens  4  (OT)

The Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets start their season when they meet this evening in Winnipeg.




–James Harden got his wish. The Houston Rockets dealt Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster four-team trade that also involved the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Nets sent Houston a package that included multiple players and draft picks.

–The Toronto Raptors play tonight against the (6-6) Charlotte Hornets in Tampa Bay. After 10 games the (2-8) Toronto Raptors have the second-worst record in the NBA only ahead of the (2-9) Detroit Pistons.


NFL: (Playoffs)

–The NFL Conference semi-finals will be featured this weekend. The four games have LA Rams at Green Bay (Saturday 1:35 PM PT) and Tampa Bay at New Orleans (Sunday 3:40 PM) in the NFC plus Baltimore at Buffalo (Saturday 5:15 PM) and Cleveland at Kansas City (Sunday 12:05 PM) in the AFC. Home teams are favoured in each game: the Packers by 6 1/2, Bills by 2 1/2, Saints by 3 and Chiefs by 10.