SCOTT: Jets in 6. Did you watch their series against Nashville? Did you see how good they were against the team with the supposed best goalie and best defense in the league? That offense in Winnipeg is just unstoppable. Marc-Andre Fleury has been stellar so far, but he hasn’t faced at Jets onslaught yet this postseason. There’s a good chance that this series turns into a track meet at times. It’s going to be fast and furious without the terrible acting. The Jets are on a tear, however, and Vegas, the best story in all of sports, likely won’t have the ability to stop it. … [Read more...] about Stanley Cup Playoffs 2018: PHT predicts NHL’s Conference Finals
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“You have an advantage of home. you get to squeak your matches a little better, there is face-offs, there is 20,000 people pulling for you. If you’re going to give me a game, and I have no idea what the results are going to be, but if you’re going to give me a game I’d rather play it at home than on the road. They earned that during the regular season and now we need it. Now we need to use it to our advantage.” … [Read more...] about Lightning need to ‘push back’ after missed opportunity in Game 6
Coaches change. Players change. General managers change. Everything changes. Everything except the result and the heartbreaking method in which it is reached. It is one thing to be a team stuck in a championship drought. It is something else entirely to keep getting that close and losing the same way over and over again. When that happens it builds a reputation. It builds a narrative. It follows that team — and its best players, no matter how well they perform as individuals — around relentlessly until something happens to finally change it. … [Read more...] about Capitals have to conquer postseason demons one more time
Facing spin is not the only area of his game that Sibley is working on. There are aspects of his play against pace that he says he also wants to get better at. He has been dismissed a number of times caught in the leg-side playing the ball off his hip and legs and that is likely to be one of them. He is willing to make adjustments midway through matches too. After being pinned LBW by Mohammad Abbas in the first innings in Manchester, Sibley batted outside his crease in the second. "I definitely made a big effort to try and get further out of my crease to Abbas and try to negate his main weapon of nipping the ball back into my pads," Sibley said. … [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.