Sunday, November 4, 2018

What Did You Miss Saturday?

--For the first time since the 2007 Grey Cup, the Bombers and Riders will meet in a CFL playoff game.  Calgary beat BC 26-9 to finish first in the West meaning Saskatchewan will entertain Winnipeg in the West Semi-Final November 11 at Mosaic.  In other games to close out the CFL season, Montreal beat 30-28 and Edmonton downed the Bombers 33-24

--Nick Henry's goal at 15:48 of the 3rd was the winner as the Pats beat Saskatoon 6-5 in a wild back-and-forth game at the Brandt Centre.  The win improves Regina's record to 5-12 on the season.

--An emotional tribute to Jason Pominville inspired the Buffalo Sabres to their biggest home win in a decade. After being honored on the ice in a pregame ceremony for playing his 1,000 NHL game earlier this week, Pominville had two goals and an assist to lead the Sabres in a 9-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators.  Other highlights from Saturday's play included Fredrik Andersen making 31 saves as the Leafs blanked Pittsburgh 5-0, Calgary scored four times in the 3rd to beat Chicago 5-3 and Eric Staal scored his 400th career goal in Minnesota's 5-1 win over St. Louis.

--The Nashville Predators signed goaltender Pekka Rinne  to a two-year contract extension worth $10 million, keeping the Vezina Trophy winner under contract through 2020-21. General manager David Poile announced the extension Saturday, on Rinne's 36th birthday, a couple hours before the Predators played the Boston Bruins. The Vezina Trophy winner in June, in his fourth time as a finalist, will earn $6 million in 2019-20 and $4 million in 2020-21.

--It will be the U of S Huskies vs Calgary in the Hardy Cup final.  The Huskies beat UBC in overtime 31-28 while Calgary dismantled Manitoba 37-13.  It will be the 11th straight year Calgary has been in the conference final.

--Daniel Cormier became the first fighter in UFC history to officially hold two titles simultaneously and successfully defend both. He submitted Lewis (21-6) via rear-naked choke at 2 minutes, 14 seconds of the second round in a bout that headlined UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden to keep the heavyweight belt.

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