The high-flying Toronto Maple Leafs whip the New Jersey Devils  7-2.   Nazem Kadri with three assists.

The St. Louis Blues  beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1.   Lightning dump the Canucks 5-2.  Kings over the Jets 4-1. Dallas blanks Calgary 2-0.

Sens next game Friday night in New Jersey.

The Montreal Canadiens embark on a six-game road trip beginning tonight in Colorado. The Habs are coming off a 4-0 home loss to Boston on Monday night. That defeat was just Montreal’s second in its last seven games. Also in action tonight, Sidney Crosby and the Penguins visit Alex Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals.

Canada takes on Switzerland tonight in Victoria in an exhibition game ahead of the world junior hockey championship. Canada is the defending champion at the tournament, which begins on December 26th. The best result for the Swiss is a bronze medal from the 1998 tournament in Helsinki.

The Toronto Raptors are back home following a four-game west-coast road trip. Toronto is on a two-game losing streak as it welcomes Cory Joseph and the Indiana Pacers to Scotiabank Arena. Joseph is from Toronto and spent two seasons with the Raptors from 2015 to 2017. The Pacers are coming off a 92-91 loss against Cleveland last night that snapped a seven-game winning streak.

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