N-H-L - Nazem Kadri (NAH'-zehm KAH'-dree) had a big game to honor his late
grandfather, scoring twice in Toronto's 3-2 overtime win against Dallas. Trevor Smith scored the winner and Jonathan Bernier made 48 saves as the Maple Leafs ended a five-game losing streak. Edmonton Oilers switched a quarter of their lineup following Tuesday's loss to Phoenix, and the move paid off. Taylor Hall had three goals and an assist, as the Oilers pounded Colorado 8-2. Max Pacioretty (patch-ih-REHT'-ee) scored his ninth goal in nine games, as Montreal extend its unbeaten run to nine games with a 2-1 win over Boston.
Winnipeg Jets had two days of rest after their 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Monday, but the trip to sunny Florida might have distracted them, with a 5-2 loss to the Panthers. Martin St. Louis (mahr-TAN' san loo-EE') scored two in-close goals, and Tampa Bay, which was shut out in its previous two games, beat Ottawa 3-1. The Senators have lost seven of 10.
O-H-L -Â Sarnia topped North Bay 5-3, Erie dropped Peterboro 6-1 and Windsor dumped Saginaw 5-2.
Junior "B" Hockey - G-O-J-H-L - Brampton Bombers dropped Brantford 99er's 3-1.
N-F-L Thursday night -Â Jacksonville Jaguars have a bona fide winning streak, and Houston's losing streak is a Texas-size extra-large. The Jaguars won
their third straight __ and fourth in five games since an 0-and-8 start, beating the Texans 27-20. Houston, which won its first two games of the season, hasn't won since, losing 11 in a row.
Brad Jacobs beat Kevin Martin 5-4 to advance to Sunday's final at the Canadian Olympic curling trials. Martin moves to the semis -- his opponent won't be determined until after the end of the round robin. Â On the women's side, Rachel Homan (HOH'-man) will play in the semifinal against the winner of a tiebreaker between Chelsea Carey and Sherry Middaugh. Jennifer Jones is already guaranteed a spot in tomorrows final.
N-B-A - Carlos Boozer scored 27 points, and Chicago Bulls beat LeBron James and the Miami Heat 107-87. It was an impressive showing by a Bulls team that had dropped six of seven and is once again trying to get by without the injured Derrick Rose. The Knicks won the battle of underachieving New York hoop teams, beating Brooklyn 113-83.