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 Calgary: Ornery Red Wings Battle Flickering Flames
Detroit Red Wings: Look to halt six game losing run
A streaky season continues in the Motor City as Detroit has registered wins and loses in bunches this season. The Red Wings (15-12-9) are in the midst of a six game losing streak, including two shootout loses, after they were blown out 5-2 at home by the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday. Currently holding a Wild Card playoff position with a five point lead over Ottawa - Detroit needs to kick it up a few notches if they hope to extend their NHL record 22 straight seasons with a playoff appearance. A winning run begins against a flickering Flames crew.
Calgary Flames: Lengthy road trip continues for Stampede City Crew
Playing their fourth road contest in six nights, Calgary will roll into Motown as a tired group after playing in a tough 2-0 shutout loss in Boston on Tuesday. The Flames (13-16-5) are "battling" their provincial rivals, the Edmonton Oilers, for last place in the NHL Western Conference. The loss to the Bruins was the first time in seven contests that Calgary played in game that wasn't decided by just one goal. That said, a weary Calgary road team is in a tough spot here. Bet365 bookmakers offer bonus offers for NHL wagering and they have posted Detroit as home chalk at -145 on the money line - load up and fly with the Red Wings!
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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.