Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki fights crime on his days off from the rink. Vancouver police confirmed that Borowiecki halted an attempted robbery on Sunday in the city while he was out for a walk. Borowiecki witnessed an unidentified person breaking into a parked car. He confronted the individual before wrestling away the stolen property from the alleged thief. Police are still investigating the incident.

Ottawa takes to the ice in Vancouver to play the Canucks for a late 10pm game.

Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford will be away from the team while it reviews his conduct with another organization. The Blackhawks did not provide any details about what they are examining.

However, former NHLer Sean Avery said that Crawford kicked him when he played for Crawford with the LA Kings during the 2006-07 season. Avery also said on social media that “Crawford had every right in the world” to kick him.

The Seattle Seahawks have the inside track to the N-F-C West Division title with four games left. Russell Wilson hit David Moore for a 60-yard touchdown pass, and Seattle built a big second-half lead before holding off the Minnesota Vikings for a 37-30 win last night. The 10-and-2 Seahawks moved into a tie with San Francisco atop of the N-F-C West but holds the tiebreaker with the 49ers.

Former Blue Jays fan favourite Kevin Pillar is looking for a new team. The San Francisco Giants allowed Pillar to become a free agent by failing to offer the outfielder a 2020 contract. Pillar hit .264 for San Francisco with 21 homers and 87 R-B-Is after being acquired from Toronto last April 2nd.

The struggling Canadiens are hoping for something positive when they host the New York Islanders at Bell Centre tonight in one of 10 N-H-L games. Montreal dropped a 3-1 decision in Boston on Sunday for its season-high eighth loss in a row. The Canadiens’ last victory was November 15th against Washington.

The Maple Leafs faceoff tonight with one of the league’s hottest teams. Toronto is in Philadelphia to play the Flyers. Philadelphia has won four in a row and is 8-1-and-4 on home ice. Toronto is just 6-and-8 on the road and play five of its next six games away from home. Also, the Winnipeg Jets host the Dallas Stars.

The Raptors are on a seven-game winning streak that has come without star point guard Kyle Lowry and largely minus key centre Serge Ibaka. Toronto will try and make it eight in a row tonight when it hosts the Miami Heat at Scotiabank Arena. Ibaka came back from a sprained ankle Sunday and Lowry is nearing a return form a broken thumb. The Raptors are 8-and-oh at home.

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