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West MI SportsCenter Morning Edition - 04/25/2014

 
Posted April 25th, 2014 @ 7:35am

Their down to now just one life left as the Red Wings lost a heartbreaker last night in Hockeytown (3-2) in OT to Boston.  The Bruins now have a 3 games to one lead in the series.  Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg returned to the lineup for the first time since undergoing back surgery in late February while backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson made his postseason debut after starter Jimmy Howard was unable to play after coming down with the flu. 

The Detroit Tigers earned a split of their four game series with the Chicago White Sox with a (7-4) win yesterday at Comerica Park.  Max Scherzer surrendered two runs on seven hits and struck out ten for the win.  Miguel Cabrera led the way offensively with 3 RBIs.  Detroit opens an 8-game road trip tonight in Minnesota.  Rick Porcello will get the start for the Tigers - First pitch is 8:10pm. 

The defending Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids Griffins will open up AHL playoff action tonight in Abbotsford.  The best of 5 Western Conference Quarterfinals will begin with live pregame coverage with Bob Kaser this evening beginning at 9:40pm - Faceoff set for 10pm. 

The West Michigan Whitecaps lost to Bowling Green (4-3) last night in the series finale.  They will welcome Ft. Wayne tonight to 5\3rd. Ballpark to open up a weekend series.  First pitch is 6:35pm. 

MSU football's annual Green & White game will take place tomorrow at Spartan Stadium.  Gates open at 12:30pm with the game starting at 2pm...Admission is FREE and it will be covered live on the Big Ten Network with former Spartan QB - Kirk Cousins providing the color analysis. 

Berlin Raceway has their season opener tomorrow night in Marne.  It's their annual Icebreaker with racing starting at 6:30pm sharp.

And finally, MSU hoops star Adreian Payne will be signing autographs at Legends Sports & Games inside the Woodland Mall tomorrow from 3-5pm.  For more details or to purchase tickets go to Legendsfanshop.com, and Adreian Payne will be a guest this afternoon on "It Is What It Is" starting at 3pm here on ESPN 96.1.

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