Weekly sports roundup

Jordan Ferris
By Jordan Ferris October 6, 2017 12:32

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By Jordan Ferris

 

 

NHL

 

The NHL regular season began Oct. 4 and two of the matchups were all-Canadian showdowns.

 

The Winnipeg Jets played their home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a game they most likely wish they could get back. The game seemed to start on the right note for the Jets, who had three power play advantages within the first 11 minutes. This good fortune for the Jets would run out quickly with the Leafs scoring three goals within the last five minutes of the period. Toronto would hold onto this lead adding four more goals in the game and finishing with a final score of 7-2.  The Leafs new addition Patrick Marleau manage to score two goals in his debut with the team.

 

The Edmonton Oilers hosted part one of the Battle of Alberta with a game against the Calgary Flames.

The game got started on a fast pace and saw Oilers’ captain Connor Mcdavid get his first goal of the season 11 minutes into the game. The game also saw a fight between Zack Kassian and Tanner Glass. Mcdavid earned his first hat trick of the season and also became the first ever Oiler to score a hat trick in a season opener. Goaltender Cam Talbot also notched his first shutout of the season in the 3-0 Oilers win.  

 

MLB

 

The wild card games are in the rear window and all divisional matchups are set.  

 

On Tuesday, the New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins 8-4 in New York. The Twins scored three runs in the top of the first inning, catching most by surprise. However in the bottom of the first, the Yankees responded by getting three runs of their own. Aaron Judge added one more in the bottom of the fourth, hitting his first career MLB postseason home run. With this win, the Yankees are now set to play the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS.

 

The Arizona Diamondbacks played host to the Colorado Rockies for the National League wild card game on Oct. 4. Building up their score fast, the Diamondbacks scored a total of six runs within the first three innings and were able to chase Colorado’s starting pitcher from the game. Colorado would bring the score difference to one run on two separate occasions but could never take a lead in the game. As well, Arizona relief pitcher Archie Bradley became the first ever relief pitcher to hit a triple in the postseason. After winning the game 11-8, the Diamondbacks now move on to play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS.

 

Other series included the Chicago Cubs going against the Washington Nationals in the other NLDS while the other ALDS series has the Boston Red Sox playing the Houston Astros.

 

NFL

 

Monday Night Football saw the Kansas City Chiefs sneak by with a win over the Washington Redskins.

 

Breaking out to an early lead, the Redskins would score 10 points in the first quarter while blanking the Chiefs. The Chiefs battled back and managed to tie the game at 17 heading into the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Chiefs were able to take the lead after scoring two field goals and a touchdown. They finished the game with a score of 29-20. This win for the Chiefs gives them their fourth of the season and also keeps the team without a loss.    

 

 

 

Jordan Ferris
By Jordan Ferris October 6, 2017 12:32

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