He continued: “But with this time of year with only three teams left with a chance to play for the Stanley Cup your urgency level, your determination level, they have to make you so uncomfortable, that is what pushes you through. There were times we played like that, there were times we didn’t. It’s so hard to win and this group has been through these games before. Maybe winning three in a row and clawing back into this series, we were on life support, maybe it’s taken its toll on us. Maybe we exhaled a little bit. But I will tell you one thing, I’ve been so proud to coach this group over the past five years, every time they have been pushed against the wall, they have pushed back. It has been awesome to coach them, we are being pushed again, and now it is time to push back.” … [Read more...] about Lightning need to ‘push back’ after missed opportunity in Game 6
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Already this postseason these Capitals have shown that they have been able to conquer those long-standing playoff demons. They did it in the first-round when they overcame the crushing losses on home ice in the first two games. They did it in the second-round when they finally beat the Penguins. Now they have to do it one more time in the Conference Final against Tampa Bay and avoid what would be another crushing collapse. … [Read more...] about Capitals have to conquer postseason demons one more time
Ahead of a winter which could potentially involve Test series against Sri Lanka and India, Sibley knows he will be tested by spin, and lots of it. After playing nicely for 36, he was dismissed by Yasir Shah in the second innings at Old Trafford, having scored 13 runs from 51 deliveries bowled to him by the leg-spinner. Sibley was eventually out, driving at a wide ball, which he edged to slip. During the winter, he was dismissed by Mitchell Santner and Keshav Maharaj and found himself stuck at certain moments, with the bowler able to gain a hold over him. Being able to rotate the strike more against high-class spin is something the 24-year-old knows he needs to work on. … [Read more...] about ‘Good enough’ not good enough for Sibley
“We [the gymnasts at the camp] were all lined up in front of the national team coordinator [Tom Forster], and he just kind of announced the people for the team,” McCallum said. “I think I was the second person that was announced. … I didn’t know whether to smile or clap. I was like, ‘Oh wow!'” … [Read more...] about Grace McCallum won a coin flip after catastrophe. Then she became one of the world’s best gymnasts.
Stanley Cup Champion/Conn Smythe Trophy winner Sean Leahy, NHL writer – Avalanche over Hurricanes (Nathan MacKinnon): Joe Sakic should be up for the Jim Gregory Award when GM of the Year finalists are announced after the Second Round. He added depth and secondary scoring and it’s paid off. Colorado finished with the second-best points percentage in the Western Conference and have a roster full of skill. Plus, Jared Bednar just wins. He’s won an ECHL Kelly Cup and AHL Calder Cup. Now he just needs that shiny silver one the NHL hands out every year. … [Read more...] about 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: PHT predicts First Round, Stanley Cup champion