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Sports: Lions Cruise to Victory in Green Bay

Detroit Lions v Green Bay Packers
Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford makes a last second audible against the Green Bay Packers November 6th. (Stacy Revere – Getty Images)

For the second time with quarterback Matthew Stafford at the helm, the Detroit Lions leave Lambeau Field with a victory.

Stafford threw for over 300 yards for the third straight game, as the Lions dismantled the Green Bay Packers 30-17 in a game where the Honolulu Blue never trailed.

The Lions never punted in the contest, as the offense gashed the Pack with 425 yards of offense. Marvin Jones caught seven passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns to lead the receiving corps. Ameer Abdullah rushed for 48 yards on 21 carries and a rare Lions score on the ground.

The Lions return home Sunday to host the winless Cleveland Browns with a 1pm kickoff at Ford Field.

Red Wings Win Second Straight in Western Canada

The Detroit Red Wings earned another win on the road Monday night, holding off the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in the second of three games in Western Canada.

After taking a 2-0 lead through the first two periods, the Canucks stormed back to tie before Tomas Tatar punched in the game winner with 1:14 left in the game.

Justin Abdelkader had two assists on the night for the Red Wings. Jimmy Howard made 26 stops in goal.

The final game of the road trip is Thursday, when they battle the Calgary Flames at 9pm.

Broncos Return to Hockey Polls

After shocking the college hockey world last weekend sweeping the top-ranked and defending champion Denver Pioneers, the Western Michigan Broncos have returned to the US College Hockey Organization and USA Today polls this week.

The Broncos knocked off the Pioneers 6-5 Friday night and 7-4 on Saturday, Western returns to the USCHO poll at 18. The Brown and Gold were in 20th in the preseason poll after making it to the NCAA Tournament last season. It’s the first time the Broncos have been ranked in the USA Today poll this season after ending last season in 12th.

Western sits in a three-way tie early in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference standings with Colorado College and new number one St. Cloud State.

The weekend also provided individual awards from the NCHC, as sophomore Wade Allison earned his first career hat trick Saturday to get Offensive Player of the Week. Junior defenseman Corey Shueneman had three assists Friday to secure Defenseman of the Week.

The conference schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Broncos are on the road this weekend, spending Friday and Saturday at Minnesota-Duluth to battle the 11th-ranked Bulldogs.

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