To this day, the NHL's 4 highest-scoring seasons ever (by objectives per video game) are still its very first four. The typical video game in the inaugural season had 9.5 goals. Considering that the start of the 2016-17 season, the Bruins star ranks eighth in the NHL in objectives, 5th in points and first in opponents 'faces licked. Houston and the New York Yankees are connected at one video game each heading into Game 3, which begins best around our release time. Read more about Reilly's injury here.

Quickly ... The Washington Nationals are one win away from the World Series. The Cinderella team of the baseball playoffs can arrive this evening by completing a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. This would be the first World Series appearance for the franchise, which was the Montreal Expos up until it moved after the 2004 season. It appears like it'll take longer to choose the American League's representative in the World Series. Houston and the New York Yankees are tied at one video game apiece heading into Game 3, which starts ideal around our publish time. The Astros' pitcher today is Gerrit Cole, who hasn't taken an official loss given that May 22. Houston hasn't lost a game he pitched in because July 12.

The Detroit Lions can't buy a break. Given that winning their last NFL title, in 1957, football's pre-eminent sad-sack franchise has precisely one playoff win. This year's Lions in fact look quite excellent, but they keep handing out video games in spectacular style. In Week 1, they led 24-6 in the fourth quarter at Arizona before choosing a tie. In Week 4, they might have disturbed Kansas City if not for a 100-yard fumble return on a play that everybody thought was dead. Last night, they were on the wrong side of some doubtful charge calls that helped Green Bay beat them by a point. There's an alternate universe where the Lions are 5-0 and connected for the very best record in their conference. Instead, they're a lot more Lions-y 2-2-1 and in last location in their division.

It's a harsh year for CFL quarterbacks. B.C.'s Mike Reilly was the only opening-game starter in the nine-team league to play in every game this season. But that streak will end after he broke his wrist the other day and was lost for the rest of the year. The Lions have just 2 video games left and they've been gotten rid of from playoff contention. Read more about Reilly's injury here. The Canadian males's rugby team did a kindness.Their World Cup matches did not go well. They got trounced by Italy, New Zealand and South Africa, and had only an useless match versus Namibia left when Typhoon Hagibis hit the host nation of Japan. The match was cancelled, however the Canadian team stuck around to aid with the clean-up efforts in flood- and mudslide-damaged locations. Some players helped shovel mud out of the streets, and others cleaned the houses of elderly individuals who had "literally four or 5 feet of water in their house the day previously," according to the team's media-relations manager. Read more about how the Canadians gave an assisting hand here.


The L.A. Kings are blaming Taylor Swift for their failures. Really, not even Taylor Swift. A Taylor Swift banner. There's one hanging in the Kings' arena celebrating the pop star for having the "most offered out efficiencies." Now, that's a pretty flimsy reason for a banner (right down there with this one by the Nashville Predators ). Some Kings fans think the Swift banner is a curse due to the fact that L.A. hasn't won a playoff round given that it went up in the summertime of 2015. Worse, the team really took these individuals seriously and revealed the banner will be covered up during video games. Appears like an overreaction. Maybe next time just ... uh ... shake it off? (sorry).

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