Comeback Win Keeps Caps Rolling

first_img31:44 into a critical road trip, the Washington Capitals trailed 4-1 against the New York Islanders, a team that has given them fits all season long. But somehow, despite not earning a single power play while yielding five in a poorly officiated contest, Dale Hunter’s crew came back to tie the game up and then won it in the gimmick, 5-4.It was a remarkable turn of events and the victory is the Caps fourth straight and gives them 78 points with 12 games remaining. With the Florida Panthers also winning on Tuesday night, Washington remains a point behind the Southeast Division leading Cats. The Panthers also have a game in hand.Book this one in the “take the two points and run” column because the Capitals were fortunate to come back. Washington started terribly slow, and it is worth noting that they didn’t practice on Monday after three games in four nights, so it took them awhile to find their legs. The Islanders are a fast team and present matchup problems for the Caps, with John Tavares (two goals, one assist) pretty much a threat to score every time he touched the ice, including the shootout, where he tallied again. You can also put a MAJOR assist in the referees column for helping New York get two power play goals on five attempts. The job done by Dean Morton and Don VanMassenhoven was downright putrid as there was no consistency to the their decisions. Trips on one end of the ice were whistled while others were let go. In addition, a blatant high stick wasn’t called either on the Islanders late in regulation. It was one of those nights where the way the zebras call the game makes you wonder if there isn’t some Nevada-like influence going on, if you know what I mean.But the Caps found a way to come back. Keith Aucoin was outstanding with three assists, Alexander Ovechkin went to the net and potted two goals, Marcus Johansson was super most of the night and he set up Dmitry Orlov for a nifty tally that cut the deficit to just one early in the final frame. Dennis Wideman (1 assist, +2) also turned in a superior effort on the blue line getting my vote as best Caps d-man on this night.Michal Neuvirth (26 saves) allowed two fluky goals in the first frame but he settled down and played well. He made some big stops in overtime when the Islanders used their superior speed to their advantage, especially in the five minute extra session where it was a four on four affair. #30 also denied the last two Isles skaters in the shootout so when Ovechkin and then Matt Hendricks tallied on a super sweet move, the Caps got two much needed points on Long Island.It wasn’t pretty, but right now in the NHL, there are no style points. The Caps overcame a slow start, terrible officiating, and a fast Islanders team to begin their vitally important five game road trip on a winning note.Notes: The Caps went 3-0 with Mike Green out of the lineup due to suspension but his speed will sorely be needed on Friday night at 830 pm when the Caps take on a good skating Winnipeg Jets team. Winnipeg features Cap killer Evander Kane and lightning fast Blake Wheeler and it is pretty much a do or die game for the Jets, so the Capitals will need their “A” game to come out victorious…Jay Beagle was whistled for three very questionable minor penalty calls…Mike Knuble got the Caps on the board with a typical #22 style goal. He went to the front of the net and Wideman’s shot hit him on the way into the cage…Orlov was picked to shoot third in the gimmick and lost the puck before getting a shot off. It was #81’s first skills competition attempt so he was likely very nervous, especially since he had a chance to win the game…the Caps are eight games over .500, 36-28-6, for the first time all season (thanks to Mike Vogel, @VogsCaps) for that info).last_img read more

Official: Manchester United Extend Odion Ighalo Loan Deal

first_imgOdion Ighalo will stay at Manchester United until the end of January 2021 after the Red Devils and his Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua reached an agreement to extend his loan deal.Ighalo, 30, joined boyhood club United on a short-term loan deal on transfer deadline day in January but his original contract expired on Sunday, 31 May.United and Shenhua had been locked in negotiations to extend Ighalo’s stay and an agreement has now been struck for the striker to remain at Old Trafford for another seven months.United will pay a portion of Ighalo’s wages and a fee to Shanghai. The development means Ighalo will miss a large chunk of the Chinese Super League which is expected to begin next month.Ighalo’s current contract in China expires in December 2022, but Shanghai reportedly want to keep him until at least December 2024.A lifelong United fan, Ighalo has proved a success and has scored four goals in eight appearances including a memorable volley in the 5-0 win at Lask on 12 March.RelatedIghalo Manchester United Situation Nears ResolutionMay 31, 2020In “England”Odion Ighalo Set For Manchester United HeartbreakMay 25, 2020In “England”EPL Give Man Utd Deadline To Extend Odion Ighalo’s StayMay 15, 2020In “England”last_img read more

Zazie Beetz reveals she fainted during a “Deadpool 2” fight scene, praises Ryan Reynolds’ comedic timing

first_img Related TM & © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.(NEW YORK) — Atlanta star Zazie Beetz took on a different type of role as Domino, a superhero with the power of luck, in Marvel’s Deadpool 2.Beetz admits the physicality of the role was a new undertaking that really tested her abilities and her psychical limits.“They really just want me to be able to be strong enough to pull off all the physical activity — which is a lot,” Beetz tells ABC Radio. “Like there is one scene where Josh [Brolin] and I were fighting and I literally — in the middle of the scene — I’m passed out.”In the film, Brolin plays Cable, a time travelling cybernetic mutant soldier, who is set on changing the future. Beetz teams up with Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds, to stop him.She continues, “I think I was just like overheated dehydrated — or maybe I was over exhausted. But… It’s a lot of physical work. It was intense. But, it was also cool to find out what your body can do.”While the physical nature of her character was a definite challenge that she overcame with training, Beetz admits that unlike her Deadpool 2 co-star, she had to work on her comedic timing.“Ryan is actually a really, really good improviser,” she says. “His humor is… just naturally so Deadpool. But, comedy, on the other hand, [is] relatively almost tedious.”According to Zazie, great comedy revolves around its timing.“You have to sort of hit certain beats. Especially if you’re filming it,” she explains. “You have to get certain shots and it has to follow a certain rhythm that is worked out.”  Deadpool 2, starring Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin and Terry Crews, hits theaters today.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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first_imgIt was neighbourly love that led to contemporary printmakers Heather Merrett and Di Lockwood launching their first collaborative project Synergy…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img