This Sunday November 11th, the CFL playoffs kickoff. The Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders have earned 1st round byes while this weekend the BC Lions will face the Hamilton Ticats and the Saskatchewan Roughriders will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to see who advances to the conference finals.
Chicago vs Calgary: Blackhawks Aim to Douse the Flames Again
Chicago roll into Calgary on a three-game winning streak
Struggling on offense and slow out of the starting gate, Chicago posted a 6-5-0 record in October, the Blackhawks have turned it up as they 5-2-1 eight games into November. Chicago is in the midst of playing seven of eight games on the road. The journey has been successful so far as the Hawks recorded a 4-2 win in St. Louis prior their home win over Calgary and a 4-3 (OT) win in Edmonton on Wednesday. After stopping 25 of 26 Flames shots on Sunday, Scott Darling (2-2-0 GAA 2.64) gets another crack at Calgary tonight. The Hawks new pieces are starting to fall into place.
Calgary Flames: Aiming to put their first quarter early season struggles behind them
More smoke than fire, after a sluggish 7-12-1 season start, the Flames sit sixth in the Pacific Division – surprisingly just five points out of a playoff position. Calgary is looking to build off a hard fought 3-2 victory at the ‘Dome versus New Jersey on Tuesday night. Though still a work in progress, the Flames are improving at both end of the ice as they are 4-3 since a 6-3 blowout loss in Colorado to begin November. Karri Ramo (5-7-0 GAA 3.22) makes his tenth straight start in goal for Calgary.
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The Wildcard games have concluded and the 4 Divisional matchups are set. Red Sox, Yankees will have the most marquee appeal but all series are intriguing and this postseason lineup of baseball looks as good as any that can be recalled in recent memory.