Red Wings Take Hockey Portion of Michigan-Ohio Rivalry Weekend

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Assuming that it was planned and not just coincidence, “Michigan-Ohio Sports Rivalry Weekend” is a very clever and exceedingly marketable idea. I’m referring of course to the Detroit Red Wings visiting the Columbus Blue Jackets on the eve of THE GAME (Michigan Wolverines vs. Ohio State Buckeyes) at “The Horsehoe” of college football.

The only similar set up coming to mind is the annual November clash Florida St. and Florida used to have, where the college basketball teams play each other on Friday night and college football on Saturday. Of course, given the varying schedules of the leagues involved, it would be hard to pull this off every year.

The Wings took the NHL portion of the doubleheader, a critical battle for Central Division supremacy, 2-1 Friday night.

By Paul M. Banks

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