“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
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They have won the Presidents’ Trophy as the NHL’s best team three times in the past 10 years. Each time they ended up losing in the second-round of the playoffs. In 2010 they were the superior team only to run into one of the best individual goaltending performances in recent memory. The past two years they lost what were basically coin-flip series to a Pittsburgh Penguins team that has tormented them in the playoffs for more than two decades. … [Read more...] about Capitals have to conquer postseason demons one more time
Even having lost the amount of weight he has, Sibley believes he has more work to do on his fitness away from the games as well. "Cricket is one of those ones I feel like for some people that's enough [fitness] - for me it's definitely not!" he said. "I've got to watch what I eat and make sure I get in the gym a little bit. I suppose maybe the challenge will come when we're outside the bubble and there's other stuff going on. It's definitely something I want to keep improving. That's something in the back of my mind: although I've done some hard work it's probably only about halfway there. … [Read more...] about ‘Good enough’ not good enough for Sibley
“I never expected her to make,” the team, Sandy said. “She likes to prove that she can do things. She doesn’t need people feeling bad for her. She’s just going to prove that she did it. Then if they find out later [about adversity], then they’ll know her story about what she kind of went through. She’s a fighter.” … [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