Index du Forum

Salut, pour poster un sujet il vous suffit de cliquer sur s'enregistrer et suivre les infOs .... à +

 FAQFAQ   RechercherRechercher   MembresMembres   GroupesGroupes   S’enregistrerS’enregistrer 
 ProfilProfil   Se connecter pour vérifier ses messages privésSe connecter pour vérifier ses messages privés   ConnexionConnexion 

by injuries to some key players

Poster un nouveau sujet   Répondre au sujet     Index du Forum -> Les jardiniers de l'AFPA [ mars 2009 ] -> Discussions géniales
Sujet précédent :: Sujet suivant  
Auteur Message

Hors ligne

Inscrit le: 02 Mai 2018
Messages: 31

MessagePosté le: Lun 8 Oct - 06:33 (2018)    Sujet du message: by injuries to some key players Répondre en citant

The Winnipeg Jets were in rhythm and the Vegas Golden Knights looked rusty. Or , maybe the Jets are just that good.
Dustin Byfuglien scored about a minute after the puck dropped and Winnipeg built a three-goal lead early in the first period and went on to beat Vegas 4-2 on Saturday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
While the Jets played at home less than 48 hours after advancing past top-seeded Nashville on the road, the Golden Knights were off for nearly a week after eliminating San Jose in the second round.
”We didn’t have much of a rest,” Byfuglien said. ”We’re still in game mode.”
Patrik Laine and Joel Armia had goals 46 seconds apart to put the Jets up 3-0. Mark Scheifele gave Winnipeg a 4-1 lead midway on a power play through the second period with his 12th goal this postseason.
Brayden McNabb scored midway through the first and William Karlsson had a power-play goal late in the second period to pull Vegas within two, but the expansion team couldn’t get closer.
”We were chasing the game all night,” Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant said.
Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck made 18 saves.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 shots for the Golden Knights, whose Stanley Cup-winning goalie has given up at least three goals for the fifth time in six games.
”He’s the best goalie in the playoffs as far as I’m concerned,” Gallant said.
Fleury and the Golden Knights will have to be at, or near, their best when the Jets host Game 2 on Monday night before the series shifts to Las Vegas.
”Next game, no excuses,” Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault said. ”Everybody needs to come and be ready to play our best game of the playoffs.
”We’re going to show what kind of team we are.”
Winnipeg, which is making its deepest playoff run in franchise history, started strong and fast. Vegas, meanwhile, didn’t appear anything like the team that took the league by storm in its record-breaking inaugural season.
The Jets’ fast Shaq Lawson Jersey , deep and talented team had 114 points this season and trailed only the Predators’ league-high total by three points. Their success has carried over into the postseason, winning all three Game 1s and avoiding trailing a series.
The hard-charging, smooth-passing Jets put the Pacific Division champions on their heels right from the start and didn’t relent.
”We did take advantage of being game ready,” Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice said.
White-clad, towel-twirling raucous fans in the arena – and packed on surrounding streets – were fired up before the game started. And, they were given plenty of opportunities to celebrate in the opening minutes.
Byfuglien’s slap shot 1:05 into the game off a drop pass from Scheifele put Winnipeg up 1-0. That ignited the party-like atmosphere in a relatively cozy arena with just 16,345 seats and a low ceiling.
”That was huge for us,” Jets center Paul Stastny said. ”Early in the game, too. And then all of the sudden it gave life to everyone, everyone on the bench, the crowd.”
Fleury had no shot to stop Laine’s one-timer from the left circle off Wheeler’s cross-ice pass on a power play at the 6:49 mark of the first. Armia had a goal waved off less than a minute later only to have it restored by a challenge, which overturned the goaltender interference call on the ice.
”Sometimes getting your legs a little bit under you takes a few minutes here and they took advantage of it,” Fleury said.
After the flurry of goals early, the Jets were able to play conservatively to cut down on Vegas’ comeback chances.
”We were getting the puck deep,” Scheifele said. ”We weren’t fooling around with it in the neutral zone.”
The Golden Knights pulled Fleury to add an extra skater late in the game Womens Anze Kopitar Jersey , but had to put him back on the ice because there was a faceoff near him. They sent him to the bench again and had some chances to pull within one, but the shot-blocking Jets didn’t let the puck get to Hellebuyck much.
NOTES: The last time two teams were in the NHL conference finals for the first time was 2003 when Anaheim swept Minnesota. … Scheifele has four more goals than any player still in the postseason. … Fleury, a former Pittsburgh Penguin, has four shutouts this postseason and has allowed four goals in three games.

Follow Larry Lage at
NEW YORK (AP) — As they begin their first season without John Tavares, the New York Islanders are certain to be a different team. They believe they can be better, too.
There’s new leadership with Lou Lamoriello running the front office and Stanley Cup-winning coach Barry Trotz behind the bench. And even without their former captain, the Islanders still have plenty of offense with Mathew Barzal, Josh Bailey and Anders Lee leading the way.
After guiding Washington to the championship in June, Trotz is being counted on to turn an Islanders team that has just one playoff series win since 1993 into a winner.
“It’s a process, it’s not going to happen overnight,” he said. “We want to build a consistent contender, that’s plain and simple. Once you get to the status of being a consistent contender, you get into the (playoffs) every year and you have a chance to win the Cup.”
The Islanders have missed the playoffs the last two years and eight of the last 11. Last season, they finished 17 points out of a postseason spot after losing 30 of their final 45 games. The struggles led to the change in leadership that has also brought new optimism if not high expectations.
“If people say we’re underdogs, that’s fine Marcus Martin Jersey , you just take it game by game,” defenseman Johnny Boychuk said. “When you miss the playoffs, you obviously don’t want to miss it again. … That’s the goal for our team, to make the playoffs and ultimately win.”
Barzal is coming off a stellar debut season in which he earned the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rooking after leading the Islanders with 85 points (22 goals, 63 assists). With Tavares gone to his hometown Maple Leafs, Barzal knows he will be counted on to step up.
“John is a great player, it’s tough to replace him,” Barzal said. “But now that it’s over with we have to look ahead. I’m excited for the challenge. We got a lot of other guys here I’m assuming are excited to fill a bigger role.”
Barzal isn’t the only scoring threat on a team that finished eighth in the NHL with 261 goals. Lee had the franchise’s first 40-goal season in 11 years, Josh Bailey had a career-high 71 points (18 goals, 53 assists), and Jordan Eberle added 25 goals and 34 assists.
Just 3 1/2 years after seemingly playing their last game at the Nassau Coliseum, the Islanders will be back on Long Island for nearly half their home games. The team will play 21 games at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, their home since the start of the 2015-16 season, and 20 at the Coliseum under an arrangement could last three seasons until their new arena is built next to the racetrack at Belmont Park. Many players live near the old facility.
“It’s going to be a lot easier for the guys, as far as commuting goes Sammy Baugh Jersey ,” veteran forward Cal Clutterbuck said. “Hopefully people are as excited to have us back as we are to be back.”
Hampered by injuries to some key players, the defense gave up league-worst numbers in goals and shots allowed, and the Islanders were also last in penalty-killing. However, Ryan Pulock and Adam Pelech established themselves as solid young defensemen and will be counted on to steady a unit that lost Calvin de Haan and added only Luca Sbisa. Improvement will have to come from Trotz’s system.
After enduring the uncertainty of Tavares’ contract situation all last season, the Islanders could face similar questions again as several players — including Lee and Jordan Eberle — are in the final year of their deals. Others who could be unrestricted free agents include Brock Nelson, and newcomers Valtteri Filppula, Tom Kuhnhackl, Jan Kovar and Robin Lehner.
“Everyone’s unique in their own situation, everything is going to fall into different spots for individual guys,” Lee said. “I was able to watch and learn from (Tavares’ situation), but our cases are different.”
Thomas Greiss and Lehner go into the season as the primary goalie tandem. Greiss, who split time with Jaroslav Halak (now in Boston) most of the last three seasons, dealt with an injury down the stretch last year and finished 13-8-2 with one shutout and a 3.82 goals-against average. The 26-year-old Lehner was signed as a free agent after spending the previous three years in Buffalo. He was 14-26-9 with three shutouts and a 3.01 GAA for the last-place Sabres last season.
Cheap Los Angeles Chargers Jerseys

Revenir en haut

MessagePosté le: Lun 8 Oct - 06:33 (2018)    Sujet du message: Publicité

PublicitéSupprimer les publicités ?
Revenir en haut
Montrer les messages depuis:   
Poster un nouveau sujet   Répondre au sujet     Index du Forum -> Les jardiniers de l'AFPA [ mars 2009 ] -> Discussions géniales Toutes les heures sont au format GMT + 1 Heure
Page 1 sur 1

Sauter vers:  

Index | Panneau d’administration | Creer un forum | Forum gratuit d’entraide | Annuaire des forums gratuits | Signaler une violation | Conditions générales d'utilisation
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Traduction par :