The Pens will host game one of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday against a well-rested Nashville Predators squad. That meant a defence-first approach which often saw the Sens trying to win games 1-0 or 2-1. Kunitz, relegated to the fourth line since returning from injury in the second round, picked up his first postseason goal in a calendar year when he completed a two-on-one with Conor Sheary - a healthy scratch in Games 5 and 6 - by slipping the puck by Anderson 9:55 into the second ...
With the home victory, Pittsburgh won its second straight Eastern Conference championship and will now seek to add another Stanley Cup title after winning the fourth in franchise history last season. The Penguins, trying to become the first defending champion to return to the Final since Detroit in 2009, came in confident they would advance if they could replicate their dominant Game 6, when they were undone only by Anderson's brilliance.
He has been a top-line player on three Stanley Cup winning teams, he has an Olympic Gold Medal, and before Thursday's Game 7 against the Ottawa Senators had scored 275 goals (regular season and playoffs) in the National Hockey League. But after a scoreless first overtime, Chris Kunitz scored five minutes into the second overtime on a nasty slap shot. The Senators were making their first trip to the Eastern Conference Final since 2007, when they lost in the Stanley Cup Final to the ...
On Thursday night, he made sure it wasn't over just yet. Subban has been spectacular at times during the playoffs and goaltender Pekka Rinne is playing the finest hockey of his career, helping stoke the passion of a fanbase that likes to sledgehammer beat-up cars in parking lots before games and throw catfish onto the ice during them.
While neither team was successful in scoring with the man advantage in the first two games of this series , the Penguins have been more successful in capitalizing on their power plays. In the end, their third goal is a puck that bounces off our skate and goes in our net. "Our team has to do a better job tonight of having that start, but also go out there and play with that urgency we need so that we don't fall down 3-1".
Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-0 in their clash at the Emirates Stadium back in September. Whilst that formation would in theory have made his side tougher to break down here, Wenger is struggling to find three central defenders who are able to line up after Koscielny was sent off against Everton and is suspended as a result, whilst Gabriel was stretchered off in the same game and Mustafi is also a doubt with suspected concussion after a blow to the head in the win over Sunderland.
The wreckage of the Su-30 fighter aircraft of the Air Force that went missing near Tezpur in Assam was found on Friday. Defence Spokesperson Lt Col Sombit Ghosh told PTI that search operations were resumed on Thursday from dawn to dusk and it would continue till the plane is located.
The Boston Celtics are facing elimination in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night, and if that wasn't enough of a challenge, the C's will have to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers with a few of their players battling injuries.
It was an uncharacteristically passive performance by James. James scored just 11 points and committed six turnovers in Game 2 on Sunday night, when the Celtics overcame a 21-point deficit in the third quarter to pull off an upset the odds makers in Las Vegas said was the biggest in the National Basketball Association playoffs over the past 20 years.
Kristine Leahy did not back down to Lavar Ball when he disrespected and dismissed her on TV . When pressed by Leahy during his appearance, Ball told her to " stay in your lane " while refusing to make eye contact with her. "I don't even worry about her over there". Now Ball is turning the phrase he said into a T-shirt. "Something's coming to you, and it's OK". "In lieu of shirts, join me in donating $50/60 or whatever you can to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold.
The Cavaliers , who sat their starters for the entire fourth quarter, begin their third straight NBA Finals series against the Golden State Warriors next Thursday in Oakland. He dropped in 20 points along with the game-winning triple in Game 3 and led the Celtics with 19 points in Game 4. He coming off of a 17 point, 17 rebound night in Game 4 and should be able to continue his dominance over the Boston front court in Game 5.
Wenger claimed that Arsenal can now compete with other clubs but in the past he has had to operate on very limited resources always having to sell the clubs best players. "I don't know many that have done that". But their joy was short-lived as Koscielny was sent off after a reckless challenge of Everton's Enner Valencia .
The second-ranked Djokovic split with longtime coach Marian Vajda and two other team members - fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch, and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic - at the start of the month. Five years later, he dropped out of the Top 100 as he struggled with motivation and recreational drug use, according to his autobiography "Open". "Andre is someone who I have tremendous respect for", he said.
Let's be honest: If the Cavaliers had to drop a game in the Eastern Conference Finals, Sunday night's Game 3 was probably the one. In the final minute, the Celtics called three timeouts and they scored after each one - an Al Horford jump shot, a long Jonas Jerebko two-pointer and Avery Bradley's game-winning three-pointer.
If I finish my career tomorrow I should be very happy with my experience but the problem is my career just reached the halfway stage. "Honestly, I've said before, I don't know", the United skipper said when asked if he would still be at the club next term.
Champions League qualification has been assured and Jose Mourinho will now embark on a summer spending spree with replacing Ibrahimovic his biggest priority. "Now it is like Ajax and some other clubs with every trophy in the world of football, so it means everything". "I want to dedicate the trophy to the victims", man of the match Herrera told reporters after Wednesday's victory.
England captain Eoin Morgan said: "I'm confident that we will crack on (with the Champions Trophy and ODI series against South Africa)". "This just shows you how unpredictable football can be". "When Chelsea came along, when Arsenal came along, we accepted the challenge, we got on with it, relished it, with players that were quite capable of handling that".
If Arsenal were to pull it off, it would not be far off an upset like those games. "It will not be my last match because whatever happens I will stay in football. 'It is completely unexpected, ' Mertesacker told reporters on Wednesday. Captain Koscielny was handed a three-match ban after he was sent off against the Toffees for a rash challenge on Enner Valencia , while Gabriel suffered a knee medial ligament strain in the same match.
It doesn't stop and we have to do our work. I regret not being able to play this game. 'It takes happiness from our achievement. 'Does this cup make the city of Manchester a little bit happier? "If Juventus win the Champions League , I am very happy, very happy", he told Sky Italia .
The 32-year-old German, who retired from worldwide football a month after winning the 2014 World Cup, will arrive at Wembley with just 37 minutes of action under his belt this season following knee surgery last summer. Arsenal's Per Mertesacker has become somewhat of a forgotten man at the Emirates this season, having missed practically the entire season with injury issues and failing to win back a place in Arsene Wenger's first team .
Gunners counterpart Arsene Wenger has endured one of the worst campaigns of his 20-year tenure despite making it to a third FA Cup final in four years. There was further turmoil this week with reports Alisher Usmanov , owner of 30 per cent of Arsenal's shares, was seeking to purchase Stan Kroenke's 67 per cent majority stake for £1 billion, but the American's company KSE UK stressed on Monday that its shares were not for sale.
Now, there will be more bodies available for that final game, and it will help teams not have to play key players, if they don't want to. The NFL is allowing some harmless activity such as group celebrations , using the ball as a prop and snow angels.
Arsenal club captain Per Mertesacker is unsure if he will be able to go the distance in his side's FA Cup final clash against Chelsea but is prepared to put his body on the line for the Gunners at Wembley on Saturday (27 May). We are sure our fans will understand this decision. "I don't think I will match him on that front", Wenger said. "We will see as he needs to go through some tests".
The Cavs , ahead 3-1 in the series, can reach their third straight NBA Finals, and LeBron James his seventh in a row, with a win in Game Five today in Boston. James recovered from an 11-point, four-of-13 shooting night he endured in Cleveland's stunning Game Three loss. "But all we can do is play hard for him".
Chelsea beat West Brom 1-0 at the Hawthorns thanks to a late strike from Batshuayi, his first league goal since 20th August , to claim the Premier League title for the Blues. The "Big 6" will indeed finish the campaign leading the way once again, with Antonio Conte's Chelsea coming out on top quite comfortably in the end.
Catcher Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with an RBI and extended his hitting streak to 14 games for the Cardinals (23-21), who lost for only the second time in their past 12 road games. The Dodgers took over from there. Ryu walked Wong on four pitches to start the ninth but got a lead runner out at second on a fielder's choice grounder to short.
The Celtics have a roster full of solid players, but it would appear to be a stretch to say that they're a tougher offense to defend than the Warriors are, especially with Isaiah Thomas out for the remainder of the series. A win and LeBron James goes to his seventh straight finals and the Cavs will see a team that is 12-0 in these playoffs. Well on Thursday, reporters asked Warriors acting coach Mike Brown what he thought of Lue's comment.
Herrera admitted that it was incredibly hard circumstances for the Manchester United players but revealed that Mourinho had offered them some words of encouragement before the game. Ferguson, who is now 75, managed United for 27 years, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League crowns, the FA Cup on five occasions and the League Cup four times.
That's why, when asked whether he is thinking about a possible third straight title meeting with the Warriors , Lue, whose team is up 3-1 on Boston , said, "You can't". Additionally, James pulled down five rebounds, handed out six assists, blocked one shot and stole a pass. "In Game 2 in the second quarter, it was clear he was in a lot of pain and we couldn't let him play the second half", said Ainge, adding it would have been "irresponsible" for the team to let Thomas play anymore.
The Predators returned home with a 3-2 Western Conference finals lead after beating the Ducks in Anaheim . They have won three of the past five games played there in the postseason going back to previous year and beat Pekka Rinne with three goals in Game 4.
CHELSEA stormed to the 2016-17 Premier League title, in Antonio Conte's first season at Stamford Bridge . John Terry has been a top-quality centre-back for a decade-and-a-half, he has been an exceptional leader, and he has been one of the toughest competitors to play the game this century.
This ensures more players will get an opportunity to make a team's roster. Of course, the players who benefit are likely long shots to make the final 53 anyway, and spending an extra game with a team that has no intention of keeping them might prevent them from latching on with a team that they might be able to make as a depth or special teams player.
New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (14) and Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge celebrate on the field after the Yankees 3-0 shut out of the Kansas City Royals in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York , Wednes. He allowed five runs over five innings in last week's loss to Duffy. The Royals, who are 7-16 on the road, will send Miguel Almonte to the mound against Tanaka in his major league debut.
Irving was able to stay on the floor and finish the game, scoring a career playoff-high 42 points. Kevin Love (12 points, seven rebounds) and Kyrie Irving (11 points) both continued their outstanding level of play and were key in Cleveland's huge first-quarter run.
The Celtics lost Game 2 by 44 points, the fourth-largest point differential for a road team in a playoff game. The Boston Celtics shocked the basketball world when they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 21.