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.
Detroit vs Boston: Red Wings and Bruins Open NHL Quarterfinal Action
Top Cup contenders begin the chase for Stanley
Following a regular season that saw Boston post an NHL best 54-19-9 record, that included a stellar 31-7-3 record at home, the Bruins are the top favorite to win the Stanley Cup at most online sportsbooks. The Bruins are a tough, physical team that can play lights out at both ends of the rink and they are just three seasons removed from their last NHL Championship.
Speedy Red Wings back in the playoffs for a 23rd straight season
While Hall of Fame stars such as Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidström and Brendan Shanahan have moved on, the winning tradition continues in the Motor City. Owners of the longest consecutive playoff streak of the big four North American sports, the Red Wings don't rebuild - they reload. Detroit has had Boston's number as they won the regular season series 3-1 including three in a row by a combined 12-5 count. That said, without Henrik Zetterberg in the lineup, the young Wings are heavy underdogs to the veteran laden Bruins.
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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.