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Raptors dump Nets

NEW YORK—Hours after one of their best defenders had surgery, the Toronto Raptors got back to defending the way they know they can.

Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors prevailed 91-74 last night to hand the Brooklyn Nets their eighth-straight home loss.

Leafs blank Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Jonathan Bernier carried the Maple Leafs early with 18 first-period saves, then he traded blows with Corey Perry in the third.

A busy night for Toronto’s revitalized goalie ended with another encouraging win.

Bernier made 39 saves in his 11th career shutout, and P.A. Parenteau scored two goals, as the Leafs blanked the Anaheim Ducks 4-0 last night.

IIHF hoping to see more tickets sold in Montreal

HELSINKI—The president of the International Ice Hockey Federation says lowering ticket prices and boosting the number of French-speaking players on Canada’s roster could help improve attendance at the 2017 world junior championship in Montreal.

“It’s a big city,” Rene Fasel told a news conference today, the final day of the 2016 tournament.

Senators win in OT

ST. LOUIS­—Bobby Ryan helped the Ottawa Senators end both their scoring drought and their losing streak.

Ryan scored twice, including the game-winner at 2:33 of overtime, to help the Senators rally from a two-goal deficit to earn a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues last night.

“Huge win,” said Ottawa coach Dave Cameron. “Huge win.

Raptors nip Wizards

TORONTO—The night marked a milestone for coach Dwane Casey and saw the Toronto Raptors play with their full starting lineup in more than a month.

The victory also boosted the Raptors to 20 wins before the New Year for just the second time in franchise history.