Hartley's Sports ShortsSports Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Wednesday, January 5th SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Wednesday, Jan. 5th, 2022 Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, January 5th NHL: (8 Tuesday games) Florida 6 Calgary 2 Winnipeg 3 Arizona 1 Cale Makar dazzled with his overtime winner and helped the @Avalanche pick up two points Tuesday.#NHLStats: https://t.co/G1BoifxbqI pic.twitter.com/V2G9nrCETg — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 5, 2022 There are two NHL games tonight (Wednesday): Edmonton at Toronto and St. Louis at Pittsburgh. 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: UPDATE AT 4 PM The Prince George Cougars’ home games Friday and Saturday against the Victoria Royals have been postponed. According to the WHL, this is the result of multiple players and staff being added to the WHL COVID-19 Protocol List. Both the (13-17-1-1) Cougars, who have lost their last five, and the (12-14-4) Royals 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. Cat Scan podcast: LISTEN: Hartley’s Cat Scan with Mark Holick – January 5th, 2022https://t.co/f6tBrsSjqw pic.twitter.com/ep271AP31z — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) January 5, 2022 Column: WHL has hit pause button on five teams . . . NHL to Saskatoon? . . . VIJHL, Panthers in mourning https://t.co/IpWD0ebUtd — Gregg Drinnan (@gdrinnan) January 5, 2022 BCHL: The Prince George Spruce Kings game scheduled for tonight (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 visit 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. NBA: Toronto Raptors 129 San Antonio Spurs 104 The (17-17) Raptors, riding a 3-game winning streak, visit the (25-14) Milwaukee Bucks tonight (5:00 PT). The Raptors’ schedule is right here. The NBA standings are right here. NFL: Week 18 to conclude the NFL regular season will have a pair of Saturday games: Kansas City 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.