This Week In Sports
The Toronto Maple Leafs travelled to the Scottrade Center on Thursday night to go toe-to-toe against the St. Louis Blues. After a long, physical game, the Blues ran away with the game winning 5-1. This leaves the Maple Leafs with a 23-17-9 record and the Blues at 24-21-5.
The Detroit Red Wings welcomed the New York Islanders to Joe Louis Arena Friday night. The Red Wings currently sit in last place in the Eastern Conference where the Islanders are in eleventh place.
The Detroit Pistons went up against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. It was a close game until the fourth quarter where the Pistons pulled ahead, taking the game 118-98. The Pistons now have a 21-27 record, while the Pelicans are at 19-30.
The Toronto Raptors played at the TD Garden against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The Raptors came out hard and quickly took the lead 18-5. They were able to take command of the game for the first three quarters but the Celtics held on and took the lead in the fourth quarter. The Celtics were able to take the 109-104 win moving their record up to 31-18 and leaving the Raptors at 30-20.
NFL.com analysts are making their Superbowl predictions and 17 out of 22 analysts predict that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will win. In the games where the analysts have chosen the Atlanta Falcons the scores have been close, many within five points.
The Windsor Spitfires played the Saginaw Spirit at the WFCU on Thursday night. The Spitfires wasted no time, coming out in the first scoring two goals while the Spirits went scoreless. The Spitfires managed to hold the Spirits back and scored a goal in the second and another in the third, winning 4-0. With the shutout, Spitfires goaltender Michael DiPietro set a team record adding his sixth franchise shutout in one year and his eighth OHL career shutout. Contributing to the 4-0 win, rookie Tyler Angle scored his first OHL goal.
The Windsor Lancer women’s basketball team faced off against the Ottawa GeeGees on Jan. 28 at the St. Denis Centre. The Lancers were able to pull away with a 63-47 win over the GeeGees. This gave head coach Chantal Vallee her 200th regular season career win.
The Windsor Lancers men’s basketball team was not as fortunate as the women’s team in their game against the No. 1 team, the Carlton Ravens. The Lancers tried to keep up but the Ravens swept the game 104-54. The Lancers men’s team still sits at number one in the OUA West Division with an 8-7 record while the Ravens continue their undefeated record of 13-0.