Monday Morning Sports Update-11/08/2021

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Detroit Red Wings 5, Vegas Golden Knights 2
Chicago Blackhawks 2, Nashville Predators 1 – OT

Red Wings 5, Golden Knights 2 – Suter, Bertuzzi lead Red Wings to 5-2 win over Vegas
Pius Suter and Tyler Bertuzzi each had a goal and an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2. Robby Fabbri, Lucas Raymond and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for the Red Wings. Sam Gagnerm, Filip Hronek and Nick Leddy each had two assists, and Thomas Greiss stopped 38 shots. Nicolas Roy had a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Marchessault also scored for the Golden Knights. Laurent Brossoit finished with 25 saves. After Roy gave Vegas the lead 3:48 into the game with his second of the season, Detroit scored the next four goals to take control.

Blackhawks 2, Predators 1 – DeBrincat scores in OT, Blackhawks win 2-1 in King’s debut
Alex DeBrincat scored 37 seconds into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators in Derek King’s NHL coaching debut. DeBrincat finished a 2-on-1 break and give-and-go to lift the Blackhawks to just their second win. After scoring, DeBrincat scooped the puck from the back of the net, presumably for King. King was promoted from the Blackhawks’ top minor league club, Rockford of the AHL, to Chicago’s interim coach after Jeremy Colliton was fired on Saturday following a 1-9-2 start. Chicago’s Brandon Hagel and Nashville’s Alexandre Carrier scored 1:50 apart in the second period for the only goals in regulation.

NHL – King’s fresh voice will try to right reeling Blackhawks
Derek King takes over as the interim coach of the reeling Chicago Blackhawks after Jeremy Colliton was fired on Saturday. King is charged with hitting the reset button after the team’s 1-9-2 start. The 54-year-old King has been the head coach at Rockford in the American Hockey League since 2018 following a productive 14-year NHL playing career that included 261 goals and 612 points with four teams.

NFL – National Football League – Week 9
Indianapolis 45, N.Y. Jets 30
Atlanta 27, New Orleans 25
Baltimore 34, Minnesota 31, OT
Cleveland 41, Cincinnati 16
Denver 30, Dallas 16
Jacksonville 9, Buffalo 6
Miami 17, Houston 9
N.Y. Giants 23, Las Vegas 16
New England 24, Carolina 6
L.A. Chargers 27, Philadelphia 24
Arizona 31, San Francisco 17
Kansas City 13, Green Bay 7
Tennessee 28, L.A. Rams 16
Open: Detroit, Seattle,
Tampa Bay, Washington

Tonight
Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m.

NFL – Steelers look to keep Monday dominance going vs Bears
The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to push their home winning streak on Monday nights to 20 when they host Chicago. The Steelers haven’t lost in Pittsburgh on Monday night since 1991. The Bears have won each of their last three meetings with the Steelers but come to Pittsburgh struggling. Chicago has dropped three consecutive games, all by double digits. The Steelers have won three in a row following a 1-3 start to climb out of last place in the AFC North.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Indiana Pacers 94, Sacramento Kings 91

Pacers 94, Kings 91 – Pacers hold off Kings for first win in Sacramento since 2018
Caris LeVert scored 22 points and the Indiana Pacers held on after blowing a 15-point lead, beating the Sacramento Kings 94-91. Domontas Sabonis had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help Indiana to its first win in Sacramento since 2018. T.J. McConnell added 17 points and Chris Duarte scored 15. Harrison Barnes scored 22 points for the Kings. De’Aaron Fox, Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield scored 17 apiece.

Tonight
Brooklyn Nets at Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m.

NBA – NBA to players, coaches, refs: Booster shots are recommended
The NBA has told its players, coaches and referees that they should receive booster shots against the coronavirus, with particular urgency for those who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The league and the National Basketball Players Association says those who received Johnson & Johnson shots more than two months ago should get a booster. The booster recommendation was also made for those who received the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine at least six months ago.

NCAAFB – College Football – Week 10
Saturday
(10) Notre Dame 34, Navy 6
Purdue 40, (3) Michigan State 29
(7) Michigan 29, Indiana 7

NCAAFB – Cincinnati holds on to No. 2 as Tide closes in
Cincinnati has held on to the No. 2 ranking by just four points over No. 3 Alabama in The Associated Press college football poll, and Oregon passed Ohio State to move up to No. 5.  Georgia is a unanimous No. 1 for the fifth straight week. Oklahoma, which had an open date, stayed at No. 4. Oregon moved up two spots to No. 5 after beating Washington 26-16. The Ducks jumped Ohio State at No. 6, taking advantage of Michigan State’s first loss of the season.  Notre Dame moved up a spot to No. 7, and the Spartans slipped three to No. 8 after losing at Purdue. Michigan stayed at No. 9 and Oklahoma State moved up one to No. 10.

AP TOP 25

1

Georgia (63)

9-0

2

Cincinnati

9-0

3

Alabama

8-1

4

Oklahoma

9-0

5

Oregon

8-1

6

Ohio State

8-1

7

Notre Dame

8-1

8

Michigan State

8-1

9

Michigan

8-1

10

Oklahoma State

8-1

11

Texas A&M

7-2

12

Ole Miss

7-2

13

Wake Forest

8-1

14

BYU

8-2

15

UTSA

9-0

16

Auburn

6-3

17

Houston

8-1

18

Baylor

7-2

19

Iowa

7-2

20

Wisconsin

6-3

21

NC State

7-2

22

Coastal Carolina

8-1

23

Penn State

6-3

24

Louisiana

8-1

25

Pittsburgh

7-2

NASCAR – Larson wraps up comeback season with 1st NASCAR title
Kyle Larson closed out his comeback season in NASCAR with his first national title. He won the Cup championship Sunday by winning the race at Phoenix Raceway for his 10th victory of the year. It gave Hendrick Motorsports its 14th NASCAR championship. Larson was suspended for all but four of last year’s races for using a racial slur, but Rick Hendrick gave him a second chance this season and Larson has been unstoppable. His season will go down as one of the most dominant in NASCAR history.

MLB – Chicago Cubs pick up LHP Wade Miley’s $10 million option
The Chicago Cubs have exercised their $10 million option for left-hander Wade Miley. The move had been expected since the team claimed Miley off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Miley, who turns 35 on Saturday, went 12-7 with a 3.37 ERA in 28 starts for Cincinnati this season. He threw his first career no-hitter in a 3-0 win at Cleveland on May 7. If Chicago had not picked up Miley’s option, it would have owed him a $1 million buyout.

Students barred from games after chants at female goalie
A female high school hockey goalie in Pennsylvania is returning to the ice Monday for her first school game since she was the target of vulgar and abusive chants from spectators. The chants from students at Armstrong High School targeted the female goalie for the Mars Fighting Planets at an Oct. 28 game near Kittanning. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League on Thursday barred Armstrong students from attending their school’s hockey games and placed the team on probation. Team USA Women’s Hockey Olympian Meghan Duggan has even weighed in with support for the player.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Friday
Football – District Finals
St. Joseph 17, Lakeshore 14
-St. Joseph (7-4) will host Parma Western (8-3) Friday night at 7:00 for the regional championship, live on WSJM