The Vancouver Canucks keep their playoff hopes alive with a 7-4 win over the Senators.

Leafs dump the Sabres 4-2.  Jets complete a Southern California sweep with a 3-0 win over Anaheim…and Tampa Bay gets by Washington 5-4 in overtime.

The Brockville Braves beat Smiths Falls 5-2 for a two-nothing lead in their CCHL playoff series.

Kanata knocks off the Ottawa Junior Sens 4-1 and Carleton Place takes down Navan 4-1.

Atlantic Division-leading Toronto snapped a four-game losing streak against Oklahoma City despite the absence of starting guard Kyle Lowry with a 123-114 overtime win against the Thunder. Pascal Siakam had 33 points and 13 rebounds and Fred VanVleet added 23 points and six assists for the Raptors. Lowry was out with a sprained right ankle.

The Mariners and Athletics are underway in Tokyo (5:35 a-m Eastern) for the second of a two-game set to open the M-L-B regular season. A packed crowd of 45,787 was on hand for the earliest opening day in major league history yesterday when Seattle beat Oakland 9-7. The Blue Jays resume spring-season action today in Florida against Philadelphia. Their season opener is March 28th against Detroit.

Chelsea Carey’s Canadian rink has no room for error as they play two draws today at the world women’s curling championship in Denmark. Canada faces Switzerland and Russia with wins being mandatory. Carey is in a three-way tie for sixth with Scotland and Japan with a 4-and-4 record. The top six teams in the 13-rink event make the playoffs.

Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime hits the court this afternoon for a first-round match at the Miami Open. The Montrealer faces Norways Casper Ruud after gettng into the A-T-P Tour Masters 1,000 event yesterday through qualifying. And Bianca Andreescu will play her first-round match against Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania after it got postponed last night due to rain.

Nick Taylor will be joined by seven other Canadians at the Valspar Championship in Florida today. That matches the record for Canadians at a P-G-A Tour event outside of the R-B-C Canadian Open. And Brooke Henderson is in Phoenix ahead of the Founders Cup as the L-P-G-A Tour begins its North American season this morning.

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