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.
New York vs Pittsburgh: Wounded Penguins Waddle Into the Big Apple
Pittsburgh: Penguins are still soaring despite injuries
Hits keep coming to the Pittsburgh lineup as defenseman Ollio Maatta has joined fellow D-Man Kris Letang (groin) plus forwards Chris Kunitz (foot fracture) Patric Hornqvist (undisclosed), Chris Kunitz (foot fracture), Beau Bennett (lower body) and Pascal Dupuis (blood clot) in the Penguins infirmary. Pittsburgh is a deep hockey club and they have won eight of their last 12 games inspite of all the injuries. They have lost some ground but, sitting with a 18-6-2 record, the Pens are still well placed in fourth overall in the league and they have games in hand on the Ducks, Lightning and Red Wings who are above them.
New York Rangers: Have been in an early Christmas giving mood
Possibly the most healthiest team in the NHL right now, New York isn't taking advantage of their good fortune as they have just five regulation time wins in their last 16 contests. If NYR plans a repeat of their Stanley Cup Finals playoff run - they better start stringing together some wins. The Blueshirts (11-10-4) sit 11th overall in the Eastern Conference and five points behind the Leafs and Bruins for the two playoff Wild Card spots. The Ranger won the previous two meetings 5-0 at The Garden and 3-2 (OT) in Pittsburgh; a little extra motivation for Crosby, Malkin & Crew. New York has allowed four or more goals in six of their last nine losses. NHL Game Night Prediction: Crosby and Malkin, plus goaltender Marc-André Fleury can never be counted out and - if you give them a head start - all the better. We will take the goals and soar with the Penguins with a 500 unit wager on the puck line posted at the online sportsbooks.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers - NHL Puck Betting Prices
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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.