Here is the full schedule for the first-round series between the two Original Six teams who last met in the playoffs 57 years ago:
Game 1: Friday, April 18 at 7:30 pm | TD Garden | NBC Sports
Game 2: Sunday, April 20 at 3 pm | TD Garden | NBC
Game 3: Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 pm | Joe Louis Arena | NBC Sports
Game 4: Thursday, April 24 at 8 pm | Joe Louis Arena | NBC Sports
Teammates at Michigan in 1969 and 1970 will again be teaming up in the Michigan football press box:
NFL Hall of Fame player and broadcaster Dan Dierdorf will be joining Jim Brandstatter in the radio booth for Wolverines football broadcasts on the Michigan IMG Radio Network beginning this fall.
Brandstatter, who has served as the team’s color commentator on the flagship radio broadcast...
Verlander, pitcher of two no-hitters in his career, had been held hitless over six years at the plate. He ended that no-no on Saturday with his first of two hits in a 2-for-3 performance.
It's official…we're headed to the playoffs again!! #23Straight #RedWings
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) April 10, 2014
It is the longest active playoffs streak in sports. The Boston Bruins own the longest playoffs streak in sports history at 29, so the Wings need six more straight appearances to tie it. Since Mike Ilitch bought the Red Wings in 1982, the team...
Brick, are you trying to tell me there’s a party in your pants and I’m invited?
So I said #Silverdome instead of #Superdome brother! #Wrestlemania #WM30 pic.twitter.com/AQb1cE8Ru7
— Hulk Hogan WWE (@HulksHead) April 6, 2014
Pavel Datsyuk hasn’t played hockey in so long (over a month) that he says he has become forgetful.
Datsyuk, whose last game was Feb. 27: “It’s been long time no play; I forget I’m hockey player,”
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) April 3, 2014
Here’s a little reminder Pasha:
Matthew Stafford and long-time girlfriend, and friend of D4L, Kelly Hall are getting married. The engagement was subtly announced earlier in the week with a pic of the two eating Cold Stone ice cream. Cold Stone had to love all the free pub, so they’ve apparently made an offer Hall may not be able to refuse for the wedding:
TMZ Sports spoke with Cold Stone head honcho Michael...
The Lions agreed to a one-year deal with Dan Orlovsky on Wednesday, bringing back the only quarterback in NFL history to unknowingly run out of his own end zone and spackle my brother’s basement.
Orlovsky started seven games for the 0-16 Lions, including the game when he rolled out of his own end zone in a 12-10 loss to the Vikings. The FOX announcers that day called Orlovsky...
It looks like he took a puck to the face … a few times.
The following image is not for the faint of heart:
H/T Busted Coverage
Max Scherzer did something in his first start that he did not do in his entire Cy Young season. Think he’s pitching for those extra two years on his future contract?
Max Scherzer never threw 8 scoreless innings in his Cy Young season. Nice 1st start to '14 (after a rocky 1st inning) (H/T @aarongleeman)
— Detroit4lyfe (@Detroit4lyfe) April 3, 2014
Scherzer’s rocky start...
Billy Zane’s a cool dude; he tried to help Ian Kinsler out. Kinsler didn’t listen and walked it off.
Yep, it’s a walk off. It was Ian Kinsler’s third career walk-off hit and his first since 2012. He was 3-for-5 in the game with a solo jobber.
On the off day – couple of highlights from Opening Day http://t.co/vBfnel0KNI
— Dan Dickerson (@Dan_Dickerson) April 2, 2014
The Max Scherzer Bobblehead at Comerica. #detail pic.twitter.com/nVpDmaRpB9
— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) March 31, 2014
Okay, it is.
I remember reading about Shinola on friend Mike Payne’s The Coolist about a year ago and subsequently thinking about how the brand was going to blow up. Sure enough, it has.
The brand is everywhere now, from GQ to the malls in Georgia, and it continues to evolve. On Opening Day for Major League Baseball, minutes before first pitch, Shinola tweeted a slick leather watch made out...
FIRST LOOK: Miguel Cabrera's custom batting gloves from @franklinsports pic.twitter.com/i7QGmli8ST
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) March 31, 2014
Matthew Stafford once said that he wanted a Super Bowl ring before a wedding ring, and his girlfriend seemed cool with that, but we can’t fault Stafford, 26, for giving in and deciding to put a ring on Kelly Hall’s finger before his own.
Kelly Hall quietly announced the engagement via social media on Monday by posting a pic of the two eating Cold Stone ice cream with the caption...
Cue Billy Zane. He’s a cool guy.
#TIGERS WIN http://t.co/JX18DID8Jw
— Detroit4lyfe (@Detroit4lyfe) March 31, 2014
The Rod Allen Drinking Game was originally created by Big Al at the now-defunct Wayne Fontes Experience and has since been updated over the years by D4L (and one year at Walk Off Woodward). It has officially become cemented as a drunken-staple in the Detroit sports community. And it’s not just a brainless, alcoholic’s activity, either — there are things you can learn...
The Bad Boys helping serve food at the Capucin Soup Kitchen in Detroit this morning. #BadBoysUnite pic.twitter.com/ilns4A8qo7
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) March 28, 2014
I don’t speak Spanish, Baxter, but here’s Miguel Cabrera and a baseball barber getting weird.
OFFICIAL: The ##Tigers have agreed to terms with @MiguelCabrera on an eight year contract extension. pic.twitter.com/zATsJfdULN
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) March 28, 2014