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Three Canadian National Hockey league teams carried winning streaks into Friday night play and the one that kept its momentum moving in a forward direction was the suddenly hot Edmonton Oilers.
It was just last week that the Edmonton Oilers and the Carolina Hurricanes were the two remaining teams without a win in the NHL. Things have picked up for one of those clubs as the Oilers won their third straight game, defeating the Hurricanes 6-3 on Friday.
Jarome Iginla collected his first two goals for Colorado and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-3 on Friday night. Colorado broke out of an offensive slump to earn its first home win of the season.
A well-rested Tampa Bay Lightning got off half as many shots at one point but made a lot more count as they beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 Friday night behind solid goaltending from Ben Bishop.
Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning already had Steve Stamkos, arguably, one of the Top 3 players in the National Hockey League. When they added Jonathan Drouin as the third overall pick in the 2013 draft most figured it was only a matter of time before the two were playing on the same line.
Tatsuki Machida of Japan won the Skate America men's short program with a dominant performance on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
The Calgary Stampeders rallied in the fourth quarter for a 40-27 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Sean Whyte kicked three field goals and the Montreal Alouettes offence did just enough to earn a 23-17 win over the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday, Oct. 24.
DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points and Jonas Valanciunas added another 13 to give the Toronto Raptors an 83-80 victory over the New York Knicks in a tight contest in NBA pre-season action Friday night at the Bell Centre.
The signing of the Canadian National Anthem before the Redblacks hosted the Alouettes in Ottawa was particularly moving.
The attorney leading the NFL players' union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case told The Associated Press the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating. Richard Craig Smith told the AP on Friday night that the NFL has not provided documents and witnesses.
The Tampa Bay Rays announced Friday that Joe Maddon will not return to the team after the manager exercised an opt-out in his contract.
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating season opens this weekend with the Hilton Hhonors Skate America event in Chicago. CBC's coverage starts with the men's and dance short programs on Friday at 7:50 p.m. ET.