It was a four point night for Sidney Crosby in the NHL.

He had a goal and three assists as Pittsburgh Penguins dumped New York Islanders 7-4.
Alexander Steen potted the winner as Toronto maple leafs defeated Carolina 4-3. It was Leafs' coach Paul Maurice's first game back in Raleigh after being fired by the 'Canes three years ago.
Colorado topped Edmonton 4-1. The Avs have won three straight.
Washington got by Atlanta 3-2 on the strength of Alexander Ovechkin's overtime goal.

Team Canada will be captained by Kris Letang of Val-d'Or Foreurs at the World Junior Hockey Championship. Canada goes for a third straight gold medal in Sweden. Eleven players from last year's team are making the trip.

In the NBA, Toronto Raptors downed New Jersey 90-78. The Raps are on a two-game winning streak.

The CFL's Hamilton Tiger Cats have a new head coach. Charlie Taafe was given a three year contract. He's a former head coach of Montreal Alouettes.

Major League Baseball news -- Vernon Wells looks to be staying with Toronto Blue Jays. It's reported he's ready to sign a 126 million dollar contract extension.