Canadian NHL teams had a tough time getting into the win column with only the Winnipeg Jets winning against Arizona 5-2.  Elsewhere, Buffalo shaded Ottawa 3-2, Montreal lost 5-2 to Columbus, Florida picked up a 5-1 win over Toronto while Nashville edged Vancouver 2-1. 

The Toronto Raptors have matched a franchise record with their ninth win in a row and they made it look easy.  The Raps demolished Washington 106 to 89 and Kyle Lowry connected for 29 points.

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