What the Penguins need to do if they want to take the next step in becoming the first Stanley Cup champion in almost 20 years to repeat is pretty clear. What Pittsburgh should not be concerned about is playing in a Game 7. He's picked up an assist in each of the last two games, but we're still waiting for the Rocket Richard Trophy winner's offensive explosion.
All five of the Boston starters got in the scoring column and they had the fastbreak points in their favor 15-0. Thomas knew it was their turn to have that kind of a performance. are very risky. That's why having Al Horford on the floor and in the locker room is so important. However, a big reason why the offense was so good was because of the defense.
The main concern for the Spurs , however, is the extent of Leonard's injury. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich hopes he will not have to find out. Green said on his Dray Day podcast he doesn't respect former Gonzaga player Olynyk and thinks the Celtics' 7-footer is a dirty player.
The 2017 Edmonton Oilers are so damn good that attempts to award victories to their second-round opponent in the playoffs has triggered the radar of fans in markets where the Oilers aren't even well liked. Ovechkin and crew can't get it done and maybe it's time for a culture change in Washington . On the other side, the Eastern Conference finals matchup is set, with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators battling for their conference's spot in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Predators' blue-line corps continues to provide production, with Ryan Ellis following up P.K. Subban's three-point game with a goal and assist on Friday. Ellis pounced on the rebound of a Colin Wilson shot at 5:09 during a power play, slotting a wrister under Scottie Upshall and to the right of diving goalie Jake Allen for his fourth goal of the playoffs.
Edmonton got out of its early funk and tied the game 3-3 midway through the second period on a gorgeous goal by Connor McDavid , but Anaheim quickly squashed the Oilers' momentum. Hampus Lindholm, who was banged up in Calgary will also play, while fellow import Vatanen remains a game time decision. We knew we were in a real dogfight then.
Trainer Todd Pletcher says Always Dreaming will head to Baltimore on Tuesday, so the 3-year-old colt has plenty of time to adjust to his new surroundings ahead of the 1 3/16-mile race to be run May 20th. Johnson had seven points in 12 minutes. It's odd to see a No. 1 seed getting blasted with 20-point runs with regularity. A pair of Porter free throws followed by a Wall layup gave the Wizards a 45-44 lead.
After Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored four goals for the Ottawa Senators in Game 2 on Saturday including the double-overtime victor that put them up 2-0 in the series against the New York Rangers , it might be time for another defensive strategy.
Best of three. Muscle and thunder vs. speed and lightning. "I think I just go with basketball instincts". I noted in my preview piece about this game that Aldridge was the series X-Factor. "They hit some shots and they won", D'Antoni told the Associated Press. He has been the X-Factor in all of the Spurs wins and it has been proven that we CAN'T stop him.
It was a relatively tiresome game in a full Balaidos Stadium on Thursday night, but the English side probably deserved the win after creating more chances against a rival they were able to stifle for long parts of the game, reports Xinhua news agency.
Macron is the poll favorite going into Sunday's election against far-right leader Marine Le Pen. In the last day of campaigning before Sunday's presidential vote, Le Pen acknowledged the testy debate between her and Emmanuel Macron. The Kremlin has denied it was behind any such attacks, although Macron's camp renewed complaints against Russian media and a hackers' group operating in Ukraine.
The atmosphere so far in Vegas looks to be electric and all eyes now turn to today's Canelo vs Chavez weigh in with both fighters due to get to the scales around 2.30pm local time in Vegas, 5.30pm ET (10.30pm in the UK). There is no denying Alvarez will be at a significant physical disadvantage facing someone who will likely outweigh him by 10 pounds or more, will stand four inches taller and will hold a almost 3-inch reach advantage, all assets Chavez the Younger believes have left Alvarez ...
Waller and Baffert - a four-time Kentucky Derby victor - met at the Longines Horse of the Year awards in London in January when the American took home the supreme award and Winx was judged the world's best horse of turf. "I feel like I can't really control anybody else's horse, but I want what's best for mine". Classic Empire figures to be a lukewarm favorite Saturday.
And when he swings, he rarely misses. "I'm not seeing a lot of speed in the race, so having an inside draw should be helpful", Asmussen said. After meeting at the racetrack when Napravnik rode a horse for Sharp, they started dating and married in 2011.
The Raptors , meanwhile, are trying to convince themselves that they can hang with LeBron James and company, despite a fourth straight thumping at Quicken Loans Arena in the post-season. Kyle Lowry continued to be aggressive and had some success attacking Irving and getting to the rim. After Garnett said no, Cleveland signed Larry Sanders, waived him and signed 7-3 Edy Tavares, who has a contract for the next two seasons as well.
The Oilers have enjoyed good luck by emerging victorious in each of the previous four playoff series in which they have won the first two games on the road, including the 2006 conference final against Anaheim. Rickard Rakell was able to light the lamp twenty-five seconds into the game on a breakaway. "It's about getting ourselves back in the series, giving us a chance", Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf said.
Atletico, beaten in last season's final by Real , rarely threatened and now have it all to do at the Vicente Calderon next Wednesday night. When it comes to the Champions League , Real Madrid are completely dominant over Atleti. It will be their 12th semi-final appearance in total, also a record, one more than Barcelona. This is the fourth time that Real Madrid is trying to beat Atletico Madrid in the field.
But even before the Raptors could enjoy that turnaround the lead was right back up to eight as two quick threes and a non-call on a driving Lowry at the other end put the Cavs right back in charge. "It seems the same [as last season]", Lowry said. They've got a lot of fight in them. But first, they have to find a way to even get Cleveland's full attention.
There should be no repeats of that scenario this summer and with De Gea entering the final month of his United career, Schmeichel could be the replacement filling his shoes next season. United in the infamous 2013/14 season, won only nine home league games. "The Europa League final is on the Wednesday and we play against Crystal Palace on the Sunday.so we would be playing the final with disastrous consequences", the Portuguese added.
After attending his sister's funeral yesterday and returning to Boston only six hours before shoot around, Isaiah Thomas had a huge game. Al Horford had a huge impact on the game scoring 21 points, collecting 10 rebounds and dishing out nine assists in a near triple-double for the Celtics big man.
The surgery was followed by an intensive six weeks of daily radiotherapy. "She was within 2:15 in the initial 21km". After her successful debut in New York, Thweatt struggled to find her best form in 2016, hampered by a painful injury called osteitis pubis, an inflammation of the pubic symphysis and surrounding muscle insertions.
Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday night was filled with drama. But let's take a moment to actually look at Trubisky and what expectations should be for him in Chicago. "When we were this close, within reach of a player that was all really valued, I didn't want to sit on our hands and risk not getting that player". Shaheen has the size and raw strength needed to be an asset as a blocker.
Trubisky comes to the Bears after only starting one season at North Carolina. LSU running back Leonard Fournette went fourth to the Jacksonville Jaguars , two picks before his Tigers teammate, safety Jamal Adams, was called by the New York Jets, and four picks before the Carolina Panthers drafted Stanford junior running back Christian McCaffrey with the eighth overall selection.
The 21-year-old oozed confidence and composure during a news conference during which he and fellow first-round picks Peppers , the multi-dimensional defensive back from MI, and Miami tight end David Njoku were introduced to their new football home.
Browns included, as it turned out. Garrett is the first Aggie selected No. 1 overall. Chicago moved from third to second in a trade with San Francisco and selected North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. In January, most mocks didn't even have Mahomes in the first round. "He's one of the premier special teams players in football", Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson said.
James Faulkner picked up two Mumbai Indians wickets ending the super over for them 1 ball short of the six with 11 runs of the board. Each of his deliveries were unplayable proving why he is an asset for the Indian team in limited overs format.
He's been arguably the best pitcher on the staff to open the season, and has parlayed his strong performance in the World Baseball Classic into ace level performance in the MLB regular season. "It felt really good to get picked", Joshua said of getting picked before his first pitch. There were two other bags, bearing Blue Jays insignia, which were also being utilized, along with an oversized cardboard box.
The consensus top three signal-callers in this draft went Thursday night, but every other quarterback-needy team knows their guy can be found Friday night in rounds two and three. They're going to raise the bar. "I give Ryan Pace and John Fox credit for making a courageous move and we're thrilled with what we got out of it. The savvy he has as a defensive end, the way he works the offensive tackles, he schooled these tackles in college".
Liverpool will be looking to win three successive Premier League away games under Jurgen Klopp for only the second time, with the previous occasion coming in October 2016. What do we want then? "When we saw the pictures it looked bad". I don't see their training. Atletico Madrid was victorious in the 2013-14 season, and like the other two giants, the Rojiblancos have translated their strong domestic form into deep runs in the UEFA Champions League .
They can not relax, however. The two teams will meet again Saturday in Game 4, with the Bucks in position to send the series back to Toronto with a commanding lead. The Bucks on the other hand had a ideal opportunity to go up 3-1 heading into Game 5. That said, there are a couple of things they can do. Shortly after that, in Game 2, they improved to 2-0 in the series as they handed Milwaukee a 100-106 loss on April 18.