Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, January 4th

NHL: (1 Monday game)

New York Rangers  4  Edmonton Oilers  1

There are 8 NHL games tonight (Tuesday) with just two of them involving Canadian teams: Calgary at Florida and Winnipeg at Arizona.

The (16-15-3) Vancouver Canucks are idle until Saturday when they host the Ottawa Senators at 7:00.

The Canucks are 8-0-1 under head coach Bruce Boudreau.

The Canucks schedule is right here or here.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

 

WHL:

The (13-17-1-1) Prince George Cougars host the (12-14-4) Victoria Royals on Friday and Saturday.

The Cougars are riding a 5-game losing streak.

Both Prince George and Victoria have 28 points, tied for 7th in the Western Conference standings, three points behind the Vancouver Giants.

The Cougars are 5-0 this season against the Royals.

The WHL standings are right here.

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

BCHL:

The Prince George Spruce Kings game scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday) against the Smoke Eaters in Trail has been postponed due to COVID-19 precautions.

The (14-9-1-1) Spruce Kings are set to play the (15-10-2) Bucks in Cranbrook Friday and Saturday before having a home game on Wednesday, January 12th against West Kelowna.

Prince George is 5th in points in the 9-team Interior Division.

The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is right here.

The BCHL standings are right here.

 

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NFL: (Final game in Week 17)

Pittsburgh Steelers  26  Cleveland Browns  14

The victory kept the slim playoff hopes alive for the 8-7-1 Steelers.

Week 18 to conclude the regular season will have a pair of Saturday games (KC at Denver 1:30 PT and Dallas at Philadelphia (5:15) followed by 14 on Sunday.

The 13-3 Green Packers have already clinched the top spot in the NFC and will have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL regular season schedule is right here.

NFL odds are right here.

 

NBA:

The (16-17) Toronto Raptors host the (14-21) San Antonio Spurs tonight (4:00 PT).

The Raptors’ schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.