Wednesday 15th November 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day 
is the NHL clash between the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Rangers at the United Center. The Blackhawks have been going through a bad patch lately and will try to get back to winning ways after six defeats in the last nine games; the last of those came against the New Jersey Devils in a 7-5 defeat on Sunday at the United Center. The Rangers are in a completely different mood, after a slow start to the season they have improved significantly and are currently on a six-game winning run, which makes them the form team in the league. Their last game was a comfortable 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers, with two goals from Rick Nash.
The New York team’s iconic goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been in top form with a string of fine performances in defending the goal. Chicago have lost their last four duels with the Rangers at the United Center, having last won back in March 2012, the score was 4-3. The Blackhawks will be relying on key men Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane, who has won three Stanley Cups and numerous individual awards, to end their poor home record against the Rangers. It is all set-up for an exciting game.
Honourable mentions 
around the globe go to the final warm-up match in England men’s tour of Australia. It’s the first day of the clash with the Cricket Australia XI at the Riverway Stadium in Townsville. England won the last match against the same team, in Adelaide, by 192 runs. Australia host Honduras at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney in a second-leg play-off game for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. NBA action brings a clash between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the San Antonio Spurs at the Target Center in Minneapolis. At the Drummoyne Oval in Sydney, the Australian Governor-General’s XI takes on England in a Twenty20 match. At the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Grigor Dimitrov is up against David Goffin while Dominic Thiem takes on Pablo Carreño Busta, who has recently replaced the injured Rafael Nadal at the tournament.
Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!
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