Hartley's Sports ShortsSports Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Tuesday, January 4th SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Tuesday, Jan. 4th, 2022 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. An update on Wednesday’s game in Trail⤵️ pic.twitter.com/rlWJzJwE8j — Prince George Spruce Kings (@SpruceKings) January 4, 2022 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. Column: WJC taken down by ‘opponent that was not on the ice’ . . . The Earl of Kamloops strolls off into sunset . . . Royals life just Peachy in Victoria https://t.co/AgTFCgrWdA — Gregg Drinnan (@gdrinnan) January 3, 2022 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. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 123 yards with a touchdown and an interception in likely his last start at Heinz Field, leading the Steelers to a win over the Browns.https://t.co/QbJJHp6UQw — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 4, 2022 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. Antonio Brown, mere hours after his tenure with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reached an unsightly and weird end, released a song called “Pit Not The Palace” on social media. https://t.co/1DksbztF3F — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 3, 2022 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.