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OTTAWA - After a slow start to the season the Montreal Alouettes now find themselves the hottest team in the CFL. Air Max Classic Bw Solde . Sean Whyte kicked three field goals and the Alouettes offence did just enough to earn a 23-17 win over the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday. After starting the season with seven losses in their first eight games, the Alouettes (8-8) have caught fire with five straight wins and just one loss in their past eight. They currently sit alone in first place in the East Division and a playoff berth that seemed highly unlikely two months ago is creeping ever closer to becoming reality. The Redblacks (2-14) missed an opportunity to put a bump in Montreals road to the playoffs, but they did provide an interesting end to a game that appeared as though it might be over early. An 11-yard touchdown pass from Jonathan Crompton to S.J. Green four minutes into the third quarter and an 11-yard field goal from Whyte at 6:29 gave the Alouettes a 23-7 lead, and apparent control of the game. A 22-yard field goal from Brett Maher late in the third quarter cut that lead to 23-10, but the Alouettes still maintained a comfortable two-score lead to start the fourth quarter. On their first possession of the fourth quarter the Redblacks needed just two plays to move the ball 102 yards for a touchdown. Danny OBrien, who had been trading snaps with Henry Burris throughout the game, connected on a 44 yard catch-and-run play with Wallace Miles and then found Scott MacDonell for a 58-yard touchdown pass. It was great to come back and contribute to the team and have the boys rally around me, MacDonell said. But we really wanted that win and we were close. We had our chances and its unfortunate but we just have to keep climbing, keep working, get rid of the little mistakes and get ready for next week. Minutes later Brandon London made a diving catch for the Alouettes, but when he got to his feet he was stripped of the ball and it was recovered by Ottawa. The ruling on the field was that he was down by contact. After a lengthy review that call on the field was confirmed, but Ottawa coach Rick Campbell threw a challenge flag having been told from his staff up in the booth that London was never touched. That challenge was rejected and Montreal retained possession and proceeded to drive the field while eating up valuable minutes before punting. I wanted to make sure they took a good look at it, Campbell said. I havent seen all the angles so Im not going to criticize it but Ill have to see all the angles to see if there was undisputable evidence. But our guys fight and Im proud to coach these guys and they keep battling. We need to graduate into closing out games and winning some of these close games. The Redblacks could do nothing with their final two possessions, though, and the Alouettes ran out the clock for the victory. Montreals Crompton finished the game 17 of 29 for 216 yards with one touchdown and one interception. After an emotional ceremony honouring two Canadian soldiers killed this week Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent Monday outside of Montreal and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Wednesday at the War Memorial in Ottawa both offences seemed inspired to start the game. The Redblacks took the opening possession 74 yards on eight plays, ending with a five-yard touchdown pass from Burris to Marcus Henry for a 7-0 lead. Not to be outdone, the Alouettes took their first possession from their own 13-yard line to the Ottawa end zone to tie the game. During that drive the Alouettes got two big passing plays as Crompton connected with London and Green for strikes of 20 and 32 yards respectively while Tyrel Sutton had a 24-yard run. The big play for the Alouettes though, came on a challenge from coach Tom Higgins, as an incomplete pass that would have led to third down was overturned on a defensive pass interference call giving the Alouettes a first down. On the next play Tanner Marsh ran the ball in from the one-yard line for a touchdown. What followed for the rest of the first half was a complete lack offence from both sides, more so from the Redblacks than the Alouettes. Ottawa lost two fumbles and threw two interceptions, one each from Burris and OBrien, who was trying to throw the ball away on his first play of the game after coming in for Burris. Turnovers are one of the key ingredients that allow you to win, Higgins said. Burris went 12 of 21 for 110 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. OBrien finished the game 3 of 5 for 111 yards with one touchdown and one pick. The Alouettes did manage to block a punt that gave them field position on the Ottawa side of the field, but were only able to get a 41-yard field goal from Whyte at 11:26 of the second quarter. Whyte then kicked a kicked 14-yard field goal in the final minute to give the Alouettes a 13-7 lead at the half. After the game Higgins was very complementary towards the Redblacks organization and what they have accomplished on and off the field. I know theyre very disappointed (with their record) but this franchise should be very proud of itself with what theyve been able to do with the facilities and with the fan support they have, Higgins said. I though what they put together in very short notice to honour our two fallen soldiers was beautiful, so hats off to the Ottawa Redblacks. They have a very competitive and entertaining football team and that bodes well for the CFL. Burris also reflected on the events of the week leading up to the ceremony before the game. 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PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby knows the Pittsburgh Penguins will be considered Stanley Cup contenders so long as his familiar No. 87 hangs in the dressing room. "Were always in the conversation as far as favourites," Crosby said. At the moment, a case could be made the Penguins are the only ones in it. Riding a 14-game winning streak following a 4-0 romp over Winnipeg on Thursday, Pittsburghs quest for the franchises fourth Cup will receive a rocket-fueled boost when newly acquired six-time All-Star forward Jarome Iginla arrives from Calgary sometime this weekend. Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero surrendered the rights to a couple of prospects and a 2013 first-round draft pick to grab Iginla, a pittance for a future Hall-of-Famer still searching for his first championship after 16 seasons in western Canada. "Talking to our coaching staff, as a group, we said if theres a chance to get Jarome Iginla ... we want to try and get Jarome Iginla," Shero said. "There was no doubt if we could try and add this guy, we were going to try and add him." The stunning deal capped a furious four-day stretch for Shero, who brought in veteran forward Brenden Morrow from Dallas on Sunday and bruising San Jose defenceman Doug Murray on Monday. In the span of 96 hours, the Penguins added three players with a combined 1,682 points and 189 playoff career playoff games. And they did it without giving up a single player on a roster that has put together the NHLs second-best record with a month to go in the regular season. "Im pretty cognizant of the fact, this team on paper, thats a pretty good team on paper," Shero said. The key now will be finding a way to make it work on the ice. Iginla could make his debut in Pittsburgh as early as Saturday barring any immigration issues, capping a frantic week in which the three-time Olympian agreed to part ways with the only franchise hes ever known. It wasnt an easy decision for the 35-year-old, who is Calgarys all-time leading scorer with 1,095 career points. Yet Iginla knew the struggling Flames needed to rebuild and understood he could help get the process started if he agreed to be traded. He did not suit up for Wednesday nights game against Colorado -- snapping a streak of 441 consecutive games played -- and waited for the phone to ring. At one point it appeared he was headed to Boston. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli believed hed "won the Jarome Iginla sweepstakes" around noon on Wednesday before Iginla -- who had to sign off on the traade -- apparently had a change of heart. Air Max 90 Print Orange. Ultimately, the chance to be reunited with Crosby won out. The two became fast friends while playing for Team Canada in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Iginla set up Crosby for the game-winning and country-shaking goal in the gold medal game against the United States. "When it comes down to the choice I had, one or the other, its really hard to pass up the opportunity to play on a team with Sid and (Evgeni) Malkin," Iginla said. Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma is keeping quiet on who gets the first crack at taking the ice with Iginla, though it appears unlikely Bylsma would break up the trio of Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis, the highest-scoring line in the NHL. More likely is Iginla joining Malkin and All-Star forward James Neal on the second line though Bylsma understands nothing will be set in stone. He has five weeks to figure out what combinations work and will experiment heavily even as the Penguins try to lock down the top seed in the East. Though Bylsma is aware tinkering with a group that entered Thursday unbeaten in March comes with its potential pitfalls, he pointed out that Iginla, Morrow and Murray all had no-trade clauses in their contracts. All three waived them for the chance to pull on Pittsburgh sweaters this spring. "Were talking about players choosing to come to Pittsburgh and be a part of our team," Bylsma said. That should put to rest any concerns about whether Iginla and Morrow -- both former captains -- will mesh with a dressing room where the unquestioned leader is all of 25. "Weve got great acquisitions but I think (chemistry) is probably one of the biggest priorities," Crosby said. "But it helps that nobody in the room is leaving. I think we have great chemistry here. Those guys are going to add to it." While Shero acknowledged the Penguins will become public enemy No. 1 in the league -- if they werent already -- Crosby downplayed the notion the last four days have affected the pressure to win. "If anything, it should motivate us even more knowing that weve added some guys that are going to help us and were a better hockey team," Crosby said. One that has certainly put the rest of the league on notice about its intentions. 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