Red Wings and Blackhawks both lose – Friday Morning Sports Update

NHL – National Ice Hockey League
Last night
Boston Bruins 5, Detroit Red Wings 1
Edmonton Oilers 6, Chicago Blackhawks 5

Bruins 5, Red Wings 1 – Marchand has 2 goals and an assist in return, Bruins roll
Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist on his season debut, and the Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to four games by beating the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Thursday night. Jeremy Swayman made 27 saves, David Pastrnak had one goal and two assists, and Charlie Coyle and Craig Smith also scored to put Boston 6-0 at home this season. Marchand returned after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage in his hips in May. The 34-year-old forward was not expected to remain on the ice for six months. Instead, he was declared good by Bruins coach Jim Montgomery after the morning skate. Adam Erne scored for Detroit.

Oilers 6, Blackhawks 5 – Draisaitl’s late goal puts the Oilers 6-5 over the Blackhawks
Leon Draisaitl scored the deciding goal with 37.6 seconds left and had two assists to lead the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 past the Chicago Blackhawks and earn their third straight win. Connor McDavid scored three goals and added an assist in his 12th career hat-trick and second of the season. Draisaitl scored from the right side of the net with goaltender Alex Stalock to end a wild, penalty-filled fight and end Chicago’s four-game winning streak.

Saturday
Minnesota in Detroit, 7:00 p.m
Chicago at Buffalo, 7:00 p.m

Sunday
Minnesota in Chicago, 7:00 p.m

NBA – National Basketball Association
This evening
Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons, 7:00 p.m
Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards, 7:30 p.m
Chicago Bulls at San Antonio Spurs, 8:30 p.m

Saturday
Indiana in Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m
Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:00 p.m

Sunday
Detroit Golden State, 6:00 p.m

NFL – National Football League – Week 8
Last night
Baltimore Ravens 27, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22

Ravens 27, Buccaneers 22 – Jackson shines, Ravens beat Brady, battle Bucs 27-22
Lamar Jackson threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns in the second half to lead the Baltimore Ravens to a 27-22 win over Tom Brady and the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs lost for the fifth time in six games from a 2-0 start, and Brady, 45, finds himself on a three-game losing streak for the first time since 2002. Jackson won the Super Bowl champion quarterback seven times for the 2nd time in as many career meetings, directing TD drives of 77, 80 and 85 yards after Baltimore stuttered early and was 10-3 down at halftime.

Sunday
Miami Dolphins vs. Detroit Lions, 1:00 p.m Skirt 107 WIRX 12:00
Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1:00 p.m
Washington Commanders at Indianapolis Colts, 4:25 p.m

MLB – Major League Baseball – World Series 2022 (Best of 7)
This evening
Philadelphia (Nola 11-13) at Houston (Verlander 18-4), 8:03 p.m

MLB — Verlander, seeking 1st World Series win, opens for Astros
Justin Verlander continues to search for his first World Series win after winning 0-6 with a 5.68 ERA in seven Series starts. The 39-year-old right-hander starts for the Houston Astros on Friday night. Aaron Nola takes the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies, the first third-place team to reach a World Series. Verlander is likely on his way to his third Cy Young Award in his first season after Tommy John’s surgery, with an 18-4 with a major league best ERA of 1.75, giving him a record of 244-133 and a 3.24 ERA in 17 seasons.

NCAAFB – College Football – Week 9
Saturday
Notre Dame at (14) Syracuse, 12:00 p.m
Toledo in eastern Michigan, 12:00 p.m
State of Michigan at (4) Michigan, 7:30 p.m
– News/Talk/Sport 94.9 WSJM (U of M) 6:30, Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM (MSU) 6:00
West Michigan and Central Michigan are off

NCAAFB – Michigan No. 4 motivated to stop 2-game slip vs Michigan State
No. 4 Michigan is expected to defeat rival Michigan State to remain unbeaten and be on track to pursue Big Ten and national championship goals. The Wolverines know better than to underestimate the Spartans. Mel Tucker becomes the first Michigan State coach to win his first two games against Michigan in the 114-game streak, continuing a winning streak that includes 10 wins in 14 games against the corn and blues. Jim Harbaugh is 3-4 in the rivalry as coach. He says the recent results undoubtedly help to draw the attention of his players despite the Spartans’ struggles this season.

NCAAFB-No. 16 Syracuse hosts Notre Dame; important game for both
No. 16 Syracuse receives a six-point setback at No. 5 Clemson on Saturday Notre Dame, a week after the Orange suffered their first loss of the season. The Oranges will be looking to get back on track against the Irish, who have won four out of five after losing twice earlier in the season. Syracuse are unbeaten in five home games while the Irish earn an away win against North Carolina, which is now 21st.

FIFA – CONCACAF Final 2023 at SoFi Stadium in California
The 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, one of the venues for the 2026 World Cup. The Coliseum in Los Angeles hosted the Gold Cup Finals in 1991, 1996, 1998 and 2000, and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena hosted in 2002 and 2011. The Confederation for North, Central America and the Caribbean will play the tournament in a draw on April 14th. The quarter-finals will be played on July 8-9 and the semi-finals on July 12.

Olympics – Winter Games 2030 – Vancouver’s chance to host the 2030 Winter Olympics is dwindling
British Columbia’s government says it will not support Vancouver’s bid to host the 2030 Olympics in the province. The move brings Salt Lake City closer to the games returning to Utah. BC’s Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport says the cost of hosting an Olympics was the main reason the government was unable to support the effort. Canada’s Olympic Committee is planning a press conference on Friday. If Vancouver drops out, Salt Lake City and Sapporo, Japan remain the two remaining candidates. Salt Lake City hosted the Olympic Games in 2002 and has said that some of the Games’ infrastructure is still in play. Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Games.

ECHL – ECHL Hockey
This evening
Iowa Heartlanders at Kalamazoo Wings, 7:00 p.m

MCCAA – Junior College Athletics
Last night
women’s volleyball
Lake Michigan College3, Southwestern Michigan College 0

MHSAA – High School Sports
Last night
Boys Soccer – Regional Final
Department 1 at Portage Northern
Rockford 2, Portage Central 1

Division 2 in Vicksburg
Möwensee 2, DeWitt 0

Division 3 at Grand Rapids South Christian
Holland Christian 5, paw paw 0

volleyball
Edwardsburg 3, brandy wine 0
Three Rivers 3, Dowagiac 1

MHSAA – High School Football Playoffs – 11-Man Soccer
This evening
District Semifinals – All games start at 7:00 am
department 2
Region 1 – District 2
Portage Northern (6-3) at Byron Center (7-2)
East Lansing (6-3) at Battle Creek Central (7-2)

department 3
Region 2 – District 2
East Grand Rapids (4-5) at St. Joseph (8-1) News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 6:35
Lowell (6-3) at Zeeland West (8-1)

Region 3 – District 1
Sturgis (5-4) at Mason (9-0)
Parma Western (6-3) at Jackson (5-4)

department 4
Region 2 – District 1
Paw Paw (4-5) in Edwardsburg (8-1)
Nils (5-4) at Three Rivers (5-4)

Region 2 – District 2
Vicksburg (5-4) at Hastings (8-1)
Chelsea (5-4) at Charlotte (8-1)

department 5
Region 2 – District 1
Kalamazoo United (5-4) at Grand Rapids Catholic Central (8-1)
Hopkins (5-4) at Berrien Springs (6-2)

department 6
Region 3 – District 1
Watervliet (6-3) at Grand Rapids West Catholic (8-1)
Buchanan (8-1) at Constantine (8-1)

department 7
Region 3 – District 1
Brandywine (4-5) at Lawton (7-2)
Delton-Kellogg (4-5) at Schoolcraft (6-3)

department 8
Region 3 – District 1
Decatur (6-3) at Reading (7-2)
White Dove (6-3) at Centerville (6-3)

MHSAA – High School Football Playoffs – 8-Man Soccer
This evening
Regional Semifinals – All matches start at 7:00 am
8-man division 1
area 3
Tekonsha (7-2) at Martin (7-2)
Gobles (7-2) at Adrian Lenawee Christian (7-2)

8-man division 2
area 4
Camden Frontier (5-4) at Colon (9-0)
Mendon (7-2) at Climax Scotts (8-1)

MHSAA – MHSAA ends the exhibition game “Bridgman”.
Bridgman was informed by the Michigan High School Athletic Association Thursday that her scheduled “exhibition game” against Grand Rapids Northpointe Christian could not be played. Bridgman and Northpointe are each above the 215 student limit for teams to qualify for the 8-man playoffs. The two schools were both 9-0 this season and planned to face each other in Bridgman on Friday night. In a note from Bridgman to parents, MHSAA said “our play violated the bylaws of MHSAA. As a member district, the consequences of this event could result in disfellowshipping from the organization, potentially endangering all of our student-athletes.” Bridgman will instead host a community tailgate, recognizing their senior players, cheerleaders and marching band members, and intrasquad scrimmage. Bridgman has 14 players on its football team, out of 278 students at the school. Northpointe Christian has a total of 320 enrollments.



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