Same ole story for the Senators –  another loss –  4-2 to the Islanders at Canadian Tire Centre.  Brady Tkachuk and Oscar Lindberg with the Ottawa goals.

San Jose beats Montreal 5-2…Bruins edge the Panthers 4-3.

Oilers continue to make a late playoff push with a 3-2 win over the visiting Canucks.

The Coyotes upset the Calgary Flames 2-0.  Penguins over the Blue Jackets 3-0.

Hawks get by the Sabres 5-4 in a shootout.

In Cornwall, the Junior A Colts drop a 4-1 decision to the Ottawa Junior Sens.

The Ottawa Junior Canadians hammer Char-Lan 10-1 in Tier-two playoff action. Five points for Thomas Freel. Ottawa West defeats Casselman 3-2.

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is looking to keep her momentum going as she takes on 32nd-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of the Czech Republic in the second round of the B-N-P Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. The 18-year-old Andreescu rallied to win her first-round matchup Wednesday after dropping the first set. The Mississauga, Ontario native is ranked 60th in the world. Cibulkova is 35th.

Alberta’s Kevin Koe is the lone undefeated skip heading into the last two championship-pool draws at the Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon, Manitoba. Koe plays Saskatchewan this afternoon before meeting Northern Ontario in the evening. The top four teams from the championship pool advance to tomorrow’s Page playoff. The winner of the playoff between the top two seeds goes directly to Sunday’s final.

The Toronto Raptors are on the road taking on the Pelicans in New Orleans. Toronto has lost back-to-back games heading into the matchup. The Pelicans sit 12th in the Western Conference but have won three of their last four games. New Orleans will be without star guard Jrue Holiday for tonight. The team says he’s out at least a week with a lower abdominal strain.

The Toronto Blue Jays play a pair of split-squad spring training games today. One team will travel to Bradenton, Florida to take on the Pirates while the other hosts a split-squad Pittsburgh team at Dunedin Stadium. Sean Reid-Foley will start the road game for the Blue Jays while Marcus Stroman takes the mound at home.

Canada’s Roger Sloan and Adam Hadwin are five shots off the lead heading into the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida. Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello shot a 7-under 65 yesterday in his debut at Bay Hill to take a two-shot lead over American Keegan Bradley.

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