It was a good night for Alberta’s N-H-L teams. Johnny Gaudreau scored the winning goal for the Calgary Flames in a 2-1 win over the visiting Minnesota Wild. Calgary has won four games in a row. Also, Alex Chiasson scored the third-period winner as the Oilers rallied past the Montreal Canadiens 4-2. Edmonton has now won three straight.

Also last night, David Pastrnak had a hat trick to extend his point streak to 12 games and Jake DeBrusk added two goals to help the Boston Bruins hold off the Winnipeg Jets 5-4. And Noel Acciari had two goals to lift the Florida Panthers over the Vancouver Canucks 5-2. The Canucks lost their second in a row after winning seven straight.

A quiet night around the N-H-L sees only one Canadian team in action as the Ottawa Senators visit the Detroit Red Wings. The two teams have the worst records in the Eastern Conference, with the Senators having lost four straight. Also tonight, Arizona visits Carolina and Pittsburgh travels to Colorado.

Despite Denis Shapovalov’s best effort, Canada was eliminated from the A-T-P Cup. He pushed world number two Novak Djokovic to the limit but lost in three sets as Canada fell to Serbia 3-0 in the international tennis tournament’s quarterfinal. Felix Auger-Aliassime fell to Dusan Lajovic to put Canada behind 1-nothing.

Canada has been drawn in a pool with Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti for the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Mexico in March. Group A features Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. The eight-team competition is scheduled to run for March 20 through April 1 in Guadalajara with two countries advancing to the 16-country Tokyo Olympics.

Team Europe built a 7-2 lead over Team Canada with wins in all three draws yesterday in the first day of competition at the Continental Cup. Draw 4 goes this morning (9:30 a-m Eastern) as Canada’s Rachel Homan takes on Scotland’s Eve Muirhead, Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher faces Sweden’s Niklas Edin, and Tracy Fleury of East St. Paul, Manitoba, plays Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni.

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