#1

rn Conference playoff spot. Winnipeg got out of the post-

in Tomahawk 16.09.2019 06:29
von Dogcat250 • 1.150 Beiträge

WINNIPEG -- Blake Wheeler says his Winnipeg Jets are racing for a Western Conference playoff spot. Winnipeg got out of the post-Olympic starting blocks quickly with a 3-2 shootout win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night as Wheeler scored his 23rd goal of the season. "A vast percentage of the league is going to be pretty rested after a 2 1/2-week break," said Wheeler, who played for the United States in Sochi, but saw limited minutes as the Americans 13th forward. "I think its an all-out sprint. Theres no time to be tired." Wheeler was joined on the score sheet by Bryan Little. Olli Jokinen put away the shootout winner in the fourth round for Winnipeg (29-26-6). Devin Setoguchi also beat Coyotes goalie Mike Smith in the shootout, while Antoine Vermette was the only Coyote to solve Ondrej Pavelec. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Martin Hanzal scored in regulation for Phoenix (27-21-11) in the first game for both teams after a 19-day break for the Winter Olympics. The Jets continued their winning ways under new head coach Paul Maurice, improving to 10-3-1 since he replaced the fired Claude Noel. Despite some less-than-crisp play, the coach said he was pleasantly surprised by how well his team played after such a long layoff. "It was tough at times, but just from the stuff I watched the last two days (around the league), it was a better game than I thought I was going to see," Maurice said. Winnipeg pulled within one point of the Coyotes as both teams chase a wild-card playoff spot, although Phoenix has two games in hand. Dallas sits in the final spot with 66 points, one better than Phoenix and Vancouver, and two ahead of Winnipeg. Pavelec made 34 saves for the Jets, with two of his toughest stops coming in overtime. "It wasnt an easy game for both teams. It was the first game back and we didnt know what to expect a little bit," said Pavelec, who stopped Mike Ribeiro to end the shootout. Smith stopped 27 shots for the visitors, including a pair of scoring chances in the final seconds of regulation. "For the most part I felt not too bad," said Smith, who was a member of Canadas gold medal-winning team in Sochi but didnt see any playing time. "But like I said, it doesnt matter how you feel, you need to come out on the better side of things." Hanzal put away a rebound to tie the game at 2-2 with Jets centre Jim Slater in the penalty box 6:40 into the third period. Winnipeg took advantage of a giveaway by Coyotes defenceman Zbynek Michalek to take the lead late in the second period. With Ekman-Larsson in the penalty box, Little intercepted Michaleks pass in the low slot and beat Smiths glove hand to make it 2-1. The teams wasted no time reminding fans of one of the differences between international hockey and the NHL game. Winnipegs Zach Bogosian and Phoenixs Rob Klinkhammer dropped the gloves just 78 seconds into the game after Klinkhammer shoved Bogosians defence partner Toby Enstrom into the boards. The Coyotes opened the scoring with an Ekman-Larsson wrist shot from the high slot that went in off the post 12:17 into the first period. It took the Jets less than three minutes to respond, as Wheelers shot from the corner hit Coyotes defenceman Michael Stone in the leg and bounced into the net. Smith was distracted earlier in the sequence by Winnipeg forward Dustin Byfuglien, and the Coyotes argued for an interference call. Smith and Coyotes coach Dave Tippett both said they disagreed with the non-call in their post-game comments. "Personally, I think if theres incidental contact in the net and then the puck goes in after, it shouldve been not a penalty, but it shouldnt have been allowed," Smith said. Notes: Jocelyne Larocque of Ste. Anne, Man., a defenceman for Canadas Olympic gold medal-winning womens hockey team, performed the ceremonial puck drop. a The Jets welcomed back Slater, who missed 52 games with a sports hernia, and left-winger Evander Kane, who sat out the last six games before the Olympic break with a hand injury. a The Jets head to Nashville for a one-game road trip on Saturday, while the Coyotes play in Denver Friday night before heading home. a The teams have one remaining meeting, April 1 in Arizona. David Njoku Womens Jersey . - Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has voluntarily checked into a treatment facility and seems to be doing well. Jim Brown Womens Jersey . Gauteng High Court Judge Dunstan Mlambo ruled Tuesday that South African media houses will be allowed to install three remote controlled cameras in court for the Olympic athletes trial starting next week to capture images that likely will be seen by millions around the world. http://www.brownsrookiestore.com/Browns-Denzel-Ward-Jersey/ . Picard had a goal and two assists to help Canada improve to 2-0 at the tournament. Seven different players scored for the two-time defending champions. "Today all four lines played excellent," said head coach Laura Schuler. Sheldrick Redwine Browns Jersey . Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stood tall with 41 saves between the pipes, but it was defenceman Ryan McDonagh who got the first star of the game as he had a goal and an assist and now has two goals and four assists for six points in two games. Denzel Ward Youth Jersey . Halak did not get the start in the Washington Capitals Tuesday night game against the St.BARCELONA, Spain -- Cristiano Ronaldo paraded his Ballon dOr trophy and scored his league-leading 22nd goal, helping Real Madrid to provisionally move top of the Spanish league with a 2-0 win over Granada on Saturday. Ronaldo soaked up an ovation from fans in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as he held up his award for the best player in the world in 2013 before the match, which he then put his stamp on with a pinpoint strike to score in the 56th minute. Ronaldo had wept when Pele announced his name at the Ballon dOr gala, but he kept his emotions in check back at his home grounds, saying it was "a different afternoon" that left him "very moved." "Im very happy because my fans have helped me so much during these past years," Ronaldo said. "The Ballon dOr is for the equipment managers, the trainers ... for all the people who work for Real Madrid. Its for everyone." Karim Benzema sealed Madrids ninth straight win -- and seventh consecutive clean sheet -- in all competitions in the 74th, moments after Ronaldos deflected free kick clipped the crossbar. Madrid moved two points above Barcelona and Atletico Madrid before they play games on Sunday. "My team is playing perfectly in 2014," Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said. "It has balance between attack and defence. Thats the key. We havent won any silverware yet ... but our games in 2014 have been perfect." Also, Levante twice overcame one-goal deficits before Simao Mate scrambled in the 75th-minute winner to topple Sevilla 3-2 on the road, dealing the Andalusian side its first defeat in nine rounds. Levante goalkeeper Keylor Navas again proved to be among the best in Spain with multiple saves, while Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic scored his 10th goal of the season after missing a penalty. Levantes Nikos Karabelas and Sevillas Jairo Samperio were both shown red cards late. Valladolid ended Villarreals three-game winning run with a 1-0 victory at home courtesy of defender Jesus Ruedas 40th-minute header to provisionally escape the relegation zone. Espanyols promising striker Jhon Cordoba scored from long rangge before earning a penalty to help draw 2-2 at Valencia as both teams stayed in the upper half of the table.dddddddddddd Madrids Gareth Bale was substituted at halftime after being kicked in the groin early on. Ancelotti said after the game Bale wasnt injured, just "uncomfortable," and he expects his winger to be ready for the Copa del Rey match against Espanyol on Tuesday. This was Madrids first home game since Ronaldo won his second Ballon dOr on Jan. 13 when he ended Lionel Messis four-year reign. Madrid fans greeted Ronaldo with an enormous mosaic stretching across a wide section of seating that read "CR7" -- Ronaldos nickname composed of his initials and shirt number. Ronaldo responded by lifting his award with one hand while waving to his supporters with the other. He then called his teammates and veteran stadium manager Agustin Herrerin to pose with him for photos. Ronaldo scored his 32nd goal in 28 games overall this season after receiving a pass from Luka Modric, who has established himself as Ancelottis most reliable midfielder both in attack and defence. "(Modrics) biggest quality is his ability to make incisive passes," Ancelotti said. "Earlier in the season we had less personality in our style." Ronaldo turned with the ball, shuffled to his left, and slotted a left-footed strike inside the post before running to the end-line to bask in his second showering of applause for the day. Granada never threatened Madrid, while goalkeeper Roberto Fernandez denied Ronaldos bicycle kick in first-half injury time and got low to save his shot in the 68th. "We showed too much fear," Roberto said. "They are so fast on the break and with three touches are in the box. We were too scared that they would catch us on the break if we advanced our midfielders. Its tough to stop them right now, and especially on their pitch." Ronaldo also participated in Madrids second goal when he worked a one-two passing combination to free Marcelo, who squared for Benzema to fire home. Barcelona hosts Malaga on Sunday while Atletico visits Rayo Vallecano. ' ' '

nach oben springen


Besucher
0 Mitglieder und 2 Gäste sind Online

Wir begrüßen unser neuestes Mitglied: Firsova
Forum Statistiken
Das Forum hat 9482 Themen und 17029 Beiträge.

Xobor Forum Software von Xobor.de
Einfach ein Forum erstellen