The Columbus Blue Jackets are now just one win closer to tying the NHL record for the longest win streak following their impressive 3-1 win over the Oilers Tuesday night. Cam Atkinson and William Karlsson had key power play goals in the Jackets' 16th consecutive victory. Nick Foligno scored an even-strength goal, as his team looks to match the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins' record of 17 straight wins. Sergei Bobrovsky had 21 saves, only allowing a goal to Oscar Klefbom. The Blue Jackets won all 14 games in December, haven't lost since November 26th, and started the New Year off right. Their next test comes on the road Thursday night against the Washington Capitals.
Texas Tech Upsets WVU in OT
Multiple top-ranked teams had to avoid upsets late Tuesday night, but one top-ten team that couldn't was No. 7 West Virginia. Anthony Livingston's three-pointer with 4.6 seconds left in overtime gave Texas Tech the 77-76 upset victory, their first in conference play. The Mountaineers had to force overtime late with a Nathan Adrian three in the final seconds of regulation. The Red Raiders shot an impressive 25-of-49 from the floor, including 7-of-13 from three-point range, and were led by Zach Smith's 15 points. The Mountaineers struggled with 14 turnovers on the night, and shot a dismal 7-of-21 from beyond the arc.
Spurs Roll Past Raptors
In a battle of first-place teams in the NBA it was all San Antonio, as Kawhi Leonard's 25 points and LaMarcus Aldridge's 23 led the Spurs past the Raptors, 110-82. The Spurs' defense held Toronto to their lowest scoring total of the season, as the Raptors were playing their sixth straight road game in just 12 days. San Antonio was also stellar on the offensive side of the ball, shooting 55 percent with 32 assists on 43 field goals, as they led by as many as 34 in the game. Tony Parker also chipped in 15 points and eight assists in the Spurs' eighth straight home win.