Both the Habs and Leafs were shutout at home. The Nashville Predators had a 4-0 win over Toronto. In Montreal, the Canadiens were blanked 1-0 by the Minnesota Wild.

Erik Karlsson had three assists in San Jose 3-1 win over LA. Flames edge the Hawks 4-3.

The Green Bay Packers have found their new head coach. He’s Titans offensive co-ordinator Matt LaFleur.  He replaces the fired Mike McCarthy.

Clemson is the national champion of U-S college football for the second time in three years after handing Alabama its most lopsided loss under head coach Nick Saban. Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers blasted the Crimson Tide, 44-16 in the College Football Playoff national championship game at Santa Clara, California.

Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ontario, and Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime both won their matches in the first round of the Australian Open’s qualifying tournament today.  In the women’s qualifying draw. Vancouver’s Rebecca Marino lost to American Caroline Dolehide in straight sets.

Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors are looking for a third-straight win tonight as they host the Atlanta Hawks.  Lowry returned to the Raptors’ lineup on Sunday to help Toronto to a 121-105 victory over Indiana. Lowry had been out with an ailing back for most of December.

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