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Packers Win, Lions Fall – Monday Sports Wrap

NHL
The Detroit Red Wings fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 in overtime last evening. Detroit was on the verge of a victory when Toronto’s John Tavares found the net with eight seconds remaining in regulation to force the extra period. Kasperi Kapanen scored the game-winner two minutes into the overtime. Filip Hronek, Michael Rasmussen, Christoffer Ehn and Frans Nielsen scored for the Wings. Ehn’s goal was his first in the NHL. Jonathan Bernier took the loss in net. The Wings are off until Thursday, when they skate at Pittsburgh. Coverage begins at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.

NBA
A late rally fell short, as the Detroit Pistons lost to the Atlanta Hawks 98-95 yesterday afternoon. Langston Galloway led Detroit with 18 points, and Andre Drummond grabbed 15 rebounds. The Pistons host the Washington Wizards Wednesday night. Coverage begins at 6:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

NFL
The Green Bay Packers outscored the New York Jets 44-38 in overtime yesterday. In a wild finish, the Packers scored a touchdown to take a one-point lead with a little more than a minute to go in regulation. Aaron Rodgers’ pass on a two-point conversion attempt was intercepted and returned the length of the field, but the play was nullified by a penalty. Rodgers ran the ball in from one yard out on the second two-point attempt. The Jets then forced overtime with a 33-yard field goal. Green Bay received the ball to start overtime, and and drove 75 yards for the winning touchdown.

The Detroit Lions managed just three field goals in a 27-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Matthew Stafford completed 18 of 32 passes for just 116 yards. Backup Matt Cassel replaced him late in the game, and completed five of 11 passes for 45 yards.

In last night’s contest, the Seattle Seahawks outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs 38-31.

Tonight, the Denver Broncos visit the Oakland Raiders. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.

High School
In conjunction with this week’s MacInnes Holiday Hockey Classic hockey tournament, educators from the Calumet, Hancock and Houghton school districts are holding a winter clothing drive. Donation boxes will be set up between 5:30 and 8:30 Thursday and Friday both inside and outside the John Macinnes Student Ice Arena. New or gently used coats, hats, mittens, scarves, boots and other winter clothing will be distributed to students in local school districts who need winter clothing.

Our high school hockey coverage continues Thursday, with the opening-round games of the MacInnes Holiday Classic. Howell faces Hancock at 6:00, and Houghton takes on Calumet at 8:00. The pregame show will begin at 5:40 on 99.3 The Lift. We’ll broadcast the consolation game and the championship match on Friday.

Email sports stories and game results to mornings@up.net.

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