In the Maritime Hockey League…Slammers beat the Commandos 5-4 at Arthur J. Leblanc Arena.

In the NHL…the Senators snapped a four-game slide with a 5-3 win over the Oilers.  Bruins lost 4-3 to the Hurricanes in overtime. The Penguins downed the Lightning 6-2.

On the hardwood…the Raptors lost 129-122 to the Houston Rockets.

In the wildcard games in the NFL…The Packers pounded the Giants 38-14 to advance to the NFC divisional playoffs. In the AFC, the Steelers advanced by defeating the Dolphins 30-12.