1. Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Details: Wednesday, October 30 @ 8:00 PM ET - CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Watch Here: NBCSN with XFINITY
Why Watch: For the first time since last year's four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference finals, the puck drops on the ice for the Bruins and Penguins. The #Pens are out for revenge. They were favored, they were embarrassed, they haven't forgotten. The #Bruins made a splash in the offseason in signing Jarome Iginla, a member of last year's Pens, and bring a spotless road record to Pittsburgh Wednesday night (4-0-0). Crosby is ready for revenge, Lucic want to continue their dominance, #RivalryNight is going to be great!
#5ToFollow Insider: Dave Molinari - @MolinariPG
Molinari will be in the building Wednesday night as the Bruins and Penguins take the ice. Make sure you're following the Pens' Post Gazette beat writer during this Eastern Conference clash.
2. Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Memphis Tigers
Details: Wednesday, October 30 @ 8:00 PM ET - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, TN
Watch Here: ESPN2 on XFINITY
Why Watch: The Cincinnati Bearcats are coming down south for a big conference battle with the Memphis Tigers on ESPN2. The #Bearcats are fresh off a bye week and their quarterback, Brandon Kay, is coming off a 300 yard, 4 touchdown performance. The #Tigers are looking for their breakthrough win this season, and this game could be it. Keep an eye on the Tiger tailback, Brandon Hayes, who leads the team in touchdowns (3). Make sure you're streaming the AAC on Wednesday night, as Cinci and Memphis kickoff on ESPN2.
#5ToFollow Insider: Phil Stukenborg - @phil_stukenborg
Stream the game with Watch ESPN and get all that stats from Stukenborg Wednesday night. Phill will be tweeting live from the Liberty Bowl for the AAC's prime time game - #CINvsMEM.
3. USC Trojans vs. Stanford Cardinal
Details: Wednesday, October 30 @ 10:30 PM ET - Maples Pavilion - Stanford, CA
Watch Here: Pac-12 Network with XFINITY
Why Watch: When two top-10 #Pac12 volleyball teams, we are watching. The No. 6 Stanford women's team host the No. 4 USC Trojans Wednesday night for a solidified second place spot in the standings. USC has an ace up their sleeve, as sophomore Samantha Bricio leads the Pac-12 and ranks second in the nation with 0.76 aces per set. Look for her to serve up something special in Stanford. The Cardinal front line will be ready for play as mid-blockers Carly Wopat and Inky Ajanaku, combined for 21 of the team's 43 kills in their last match with the Trojans. USC won their earlier match with a 3-0 sweep, but Wednesday night's game in Stanford, where they've only dropped one set this season (24-1).
#5ToFollow Insider: Anne Marie Anderson - @AnneMAnderson
Anne Marie Anderson will be broadcasting live from Stanford during #USCvsStanford night. Make sure you’re watching the match on the Pac-12 Network and follow Anne on Twitter during this epic rivalry game!
4. Houston Dynamo vs. Montreal Impact
Details: Thursday, October 31 @ 8:30 PM ET - BBVA Compass Stadium - Houston, TX
Watch Here: NBCSN with XFINITY
Why Watch: Thursday night it's all on the line as the Houston Dynamo and Montreal Impact face each other in a one-off play-in game. Both of these teams scratched and clawed and got in to the #MLSPlayoffs on the last day of the season, but now it's win or go home. The Dynamo are serious contenders, don't be fooled by their lowly fourth place finish. Having home field advantage is a plus for H-Town (9-4-4 this season) and they're on pace for a third consecutive MLS Finals appearance. Montreal is faced with the tough task of a road win in the playoffs, but will not lack confidence as they hold a 2-1 record over the Dynamo this year, outscoring Houston 7-1. Houston, a traditional power player in the playoffs. Montreal, will their regular season success carry over? Why would you miss this game? Make sure you’re streaming the #MLSPlayoffs Thursday night!
#5ToFollow Insider: Stephen Eastepp - @OrangeFanBlog
As a contributor to DynamoTheory.com, Stephen Eastepp eats, sleeps, and tweets the Houston Dynamo. Give Stephen a follow for Thursday's play-in, playoff game and shoot him a tweet when you’re ready to talk soccer.
5. Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Washington State Cougars
Details: Thursday, October 31 @ 10:30 PM ET - Martin Stadium - Pullman, WA
Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY
Why Watch: It’s Fright Night in college football as the Sun Devils visit the Cougars for a #Pac12 game on Halloween night in Pullman. The Sun Devils are scoring and in bunches this season, as their 45.4 points per game ranks 6th in the nation. The Cougs bring a 6th nationally ranked passing attack to the field Thursday night, averaging 373.1 passing yards per game. Both of these teams bring defenses that bend but don’t break, this has all the makings of a shootout in Pullman.
#5ToFollow Insider: Kerry Crowley - @KO_Crowley
Crowley is managing SB Nation's ASU site, House of Sparky, and is excited about the Devils game on Halloween night. For a pitchfork perspective from Thursday night’s Pac-12 game, follow Kerry.
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