The Edmonton Oilers snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the St Louis Blues 6-4 last night. Elsewhere the Colorado Avalanche are back into a playoff position with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary thumped Winnipeg 4-1 and Montreal needed overtime for a 3-2 win over Buffalo.

Milos Raonic took out 6th seed Tomas Berdych (bird-dick)in straight sets  yesterday to advance to the next round at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells . Raonic will face Gael Monfils in the quarter-finalstonight.

The New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 last night in Grapefruit League action. Drew Hutchison, bidding for the fifth starter spot, allowed two runs and four hits in 4 2-3 innings.

The Cochrane Crunch launch into semi-finals tonight at the Tim Horton Event Centre, game time 7:30pm.  Tickets on sale at the THEC all day.