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Rivalry Weekend


These guys just plain don't like each other. Re-live some of the greatest match-ups between some of the bitterest rivalries of the past 30-plus years.

DATE/TIME SHOW

Friday, Apr. 19, 6pm et/3pm pt

NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics, Game 4 (June 9, 1987) - Magic vs. Bird. Lakers vs. Celtics. A rivalry within a rivalry.

Friday, Apr. 19, 8pm et/5pm pt

CFL: Calgary Stampeders at Edmonton Eskimos (Sept. 7, 2001) - The Stamps and Eskimos take it right down to the wire in this battle of Alberta.

Friday, Apr. 19, 10pm et/7pm pt

NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers, Game 6 (Apr. 22, 2012) - The Pens and Flyers square off in an epic first round series.

Saturday, Apr. 20, Midnight et/9pm pt

NHL Playoffs: Chicago Blackhawks at Vancouver Canucks, Game 7 (Apr. 26, 2011) - The Canucks finally slay the dragon in this epic match.

Saturday, Apr. 20, 2am et/11pm pt

World Juniors: Canada vs. Russia, 2006 Gold Medal Game - GM Place in Vancouver is the setting for another great moment in International Hockey on TSN.

Saturday, Apr. 20, 10am et/7am pt

NHL Playoffs: Quebec Nordiques at Montreal Canadiens, Game 6 (Apr. 18, 1984) - The Battle of Quebec reaches a feverish pitch with the famous Good Friday brawl.

Saturday, Apr. 20, Noon et/9am pt

NHL Playoffs: Quebec Nordiques at Montreal Canadiens, Game 7 (1985) - Overtime is needed to decide the winner in this classic battle of Quebec.

Saturday, Apr. 20, 2pm et/11am pt

NHL Playoffs: Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames, Game 2 (Apr. 21, 1988) - Wayne Gretzky scores one of his most famous goals en route to The Oliers fourth Stanley Cup.

Saturday, Apr. 20, 4pm et/1pm pt

NHL: Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs (Oct. 3, 2007) - The Leafs and Sens hook up for the 2007-08 opener. On the day Dany Heatley signs a long-term agreement with the Senators, he delivers.

Saturday, Apr. 20, 6pm et/4pm pt

NBA Playoffs: Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Lakers, Game 6 (June 19, 1988) - (April 26, 2010) - Another rivalry within a rivalry. Magic Johnson vs. Isiah Thomas

Saturday, Apr. 20, 8pm et/6pm pt

NFL Films, NFC Final: San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys (1981) - Joe Montana and "The Catch".

Saturday, Apr. 20, 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt

2007 NFC Championship: New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers - Brett Favre's final game as a Packer has an unbelievable ending.

Saturday, Apr. 20, 11pm et/8pm pt

30 for 30: Four Days in October - The Boston Red Sox miracle rise from a 3-0 hole in the ALCS to 2004 World Series Champions is chronicled.

Sunday, Apr. 21, Noon et/9am pt

CFL: Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Toronto Argonauts (Sept. 5, 2005) - The Argos and Ti-cats battle in the Ontario Labour Day Classic. The game comes down to the last play.

Sunday, Apr. 21, 2pm et/11am pt

Wimbledon Men's Final: John McEnroe vs. Bjorn Borg (1980) - Watch the two greatest men's tennis players of the 80s square off head-to-head.

Sunday, Apr. 21, 4pm et/1pm pt

Wimbledon Men's Final: John McEnroe vs. Bjorn Borg (1981) - Let's Play Two! Borg and McEnroe renew pleasantries just one year later.

Sunday, Apr. 21, 6pm et/3pm pt

World Hockey Championships: Canada vs. Russia, 2008 Gold Medal Game - The Nation's Capital is the scene for Canada vs. Russia in International hockey. The rivalry continues.

Sunday, Apr. 21, 8pm et/5pm pt

Canada Cup: Canada vs. Russia, Game 3 (Sep. 15, 1987) - "Gretzky ... to Lemieux ..."

Sunday, Apr. 21, 10:30pm et/7:30pm pt

NHL Playoffs: Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens, Game 7 (May 10, 1979) - Guy Lafleur, Don Cherry and too many men on the ice.



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