In NHL action, the Leafs unloaded on the Panthers 6-1, as the Predators chewed up the Senators 5-1.  The Bruins were shut down 1-0 by the Wild, and the Canucks clipped the Coyotes 3-2 in overtime.  The Kings beat the Oilers 4-2, the Jets lost 5-2 to the Flyers.

In the NFL’s Thursday nighter, Carolina downed the Saints 23-20.