Wednesday 4th October 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day...

is one of the games from the opening night of fixtures in the 2017 National Hockey League as the Pittsburgh Penguins host the St. Louis Blues at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The Penguins will be looking for a strong start to the season in their bid to become the first team to win the Stanley Cup three times in a row since the New York Islanders’ four years of dominance from 1980-1983. All eyes will be on the champions in what promises to be an entertaining beginning to the season.

The Blues finished last season in fine form, winning fifteen of their last nineteen fixtures to finish third in the Central Division of the Western Conference. They reached the second round of the playoffs where they lost over six games to the Nashville Predators, the Predators would go on to lose to the Penguins in the Stanley Cup Finals. Today will be a challenging beginning to the season for both teams and should be a competitive and entertaining match at the home of the defending champions.

Honourable mentions...

around the globe go to the Major League Baseball the Wild Card game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Last time out, the Diamondbacks recorded an impressive 14-2 away win against the Kansas City Royals, the 2015 World Series Champions whereas the Rockies lost 6-3 to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.

It's the 2017 Milano-Torino in Italy. One of the oldest races in the world, this single day race of nearly 200km from Milan to Turin boasts history as well as stunning scenery. In the China Open, Nick Kyrgios is up against Mischa Zverev while Juan Martín del Potro plays Grigor Dimitrov in two of the standout Men’s Singles round of 16 ties. In the Women’s Singles, Maria Sharapova has been drawn against second seed Simona Halep. The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships continue in Montreal. In Speedway it’s the SGB Premiership Grand Final second leg at Monmore Green, Wolverhampton between the Wolverhampton Wolves and the Swindon Robins after Wolves won the first leg 47-43 away at Swindon.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!


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