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Raptors set new team mark for winning streak

TORONTO—There was almost no hoopla to celebrate the historic moment when the final buzzer sounded—just a loud announcement over the public address system to the fans at the Air Canada Centre.

The Toronto Raptors had just broken a franchise record that had stood for 14 years, winning their 10th-straight game with a 103-93 victory over the N.Y. Knicks.

‘Music City’ set for party

NASHVILLE—“Music City” finally is ready to show the NHL just how big a party this town can throw, and it’s only fitting that Barry Trotz will be coaching in Nashville’s first all-star game.

Trotz helped build hockey in Nashville, coaching the Predators from their expansion start in 1997, and he earned a trip to this all-star game thanks to the Washington Capitals.

Slumping Habs lose again

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Cam Atkinson helped deliver a rare feel-good night in Columbus and maybe brought a puppy—or three—into a young fan’s home.

Atkinson had his third-career hat trick and Brandon Saad scored twice to help the Blue Jackets beat the struggling Montreal Canadiens 5-2 last night to snap a three-game losing streak.