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p stalwart who has four LPGA Tour
14.05.2018, 03:46 AM
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p stalwart who has four LPGA Tour
The Columbus Blue Jackets begin just the second playoff run in franchise history, as they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday for Game 1. After getting swept in its lone playoff series, Columbus hopes to skate away with at least one victory in this opening round set despite being heavy underdogs against the Metropolitan Division champion Penguins. The Blue Jackets, who entered the NHL as an expansion team for the 2000-01 campaign, didnt qualify for the postseason until 2009 when they lost all four games against Detroit in the first round. This time they enter the playoffs as the first wild card in the East and face a Pittsburgh team with the second- best record in the conference. Pittsburgh swept the Blue Jackets in 2013-14, winning all five encounters in regulation. The Pens have claimed six straight and 10 of 12 in the series overall. The Blue Jackets and Pens were division rivals for the first time in 2013-14, as Columbus moved from the Western Conference to the East as part of the NHLs realignment plan for this season. Pens star Sidney Crosby racked up seven points (2g, 5a) in five meetings with the Blue Jackets this season. Pittsburghs Chris Kunitz had six points on four goals and two assists, while James Neal added three goals and two helpers. Pens goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, meanwhile, went 3-0 with a 1.33 GAA in the season series. Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson was the best point-producer in the season series for Columbus, posting three assists over the five losses. One bright spot for the Blue Jackets was that No. 1 goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky only faced Pittsburgh once in 2013-14, missing the other four encounters due to injury or illness. On the other hand, Pittsburgh completely dominated the Jackets in special teams during the season series, going 5-for-19 on the power play while killing 13-of-14 penalties. Pittsburgh cruised to a division title this season, taking the Metropolitan with 109 points -- 13 more than the second-place New York Rangers and a healthy Crosby was a big reason why. Crosby led the NHL in scoring with 104 points this season and is the leading candidate for the 2013-14 Hart Trophy. Crosbys fellow star centerman Evgeni Malkin sat out the final 11 games of the regular season with a sprained foot, but he practiced on the first power play unit this morning. A bigger question for Pittsburgh heading into the postseason is whether Fleury will struggle again in net. Fleury anchored Pittsburghs Cup win in 2009, but he has looked awful in the postseason since then and was even demoted to backup last spring. Fleury was replaced by Tomas Vokoun as the clubs No. 1 goaltender after Game 4 of the opening round against the New York Islanders and did not start another game in the playoffs as Pittsburgh was eventually eliminated by Boston in a conference final sweep. However, Pittsburgh is putting its faith in Fleury once again after he went 39-18-5 with a 2.37 goals against average and .915 save percentage during the 2013-14 regular season. In 80 games during his postseason career, Fleury is 45-34 with a 2.73 GAA and .903 save percentage. "(I) remind myself I have one more Stanley Cup than a lot of people, so I know I can do it," Fleury said. "I think we have a solid team and Ill try my best to get to it again." The key to the series for Columbus resides in the crease where Bobrovsky could give the Blue Jackets a considerable edge should Fleury get another case of the postseason yips. Bobrovsky won the Vezina last season and proved that campaign was no fluke in 2013-14, going 32-20-5 with a 2.38 GAA and .923 save percentage. Bobrovsky has playoff experience from his time in Philadelphia, starting three postseason games while making relief appearances on four other occasions. He was 0-2 with a 4.04 GAA and .848 save percentage in those outings. Pittsburgh, which also will host Game 2 on Saturday, was 28-9-4 at CONSOL Energy Center this season. Columbus was 21-17-3 as the visiting team. Penguins Projected Lines Kunitz - Crosby - BennettJokinen - Malkin - NealGlass - Sutter - StempniakAdams - Vitale - Gibbons Scuderi - LetangMartin - OrpickNiskanen - Matta Fleury - Zatkoff Blue Jackets Projected Lines Jenner - Johansen - SkilleCalvert - Dubinsky - AtkinsonMacKenzie - Anisimov - ComeauTropp - Letestu - Boll Murray - WisniewskiTyutin - JohnsonNikitin - Savard Bobrovsky - McElhinney . Scott scored a career-high 30 points, Jeff Teague added 28 and the Hawks rallied to beat the New York Knicks 107-98 on Saturday night. "We were down Paul, down so many bodies," Scott said. . "I have had no discussions with Chad Johnson or his representation," Popp said Friday in an email. However, he appeared to confirm a report on Twitter from TSN this week that Johnson was on Montreals negotiation list. -- Mike Shanahan gave Robert Griffin III a rest, and may have turned up the pressure on himself, too. . The NFL says Wednesday that the game between the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions at Wembley on Oct. 26 will start at 1:30 p. . The Brazilian heads into Saturday afternoons race coming off a close runner-up finish to Ryan Hunter-Reay in the Indianapolis 500.Justin Rose, Danny Willett, Catriona Matthew and Charley Hull will represent Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The British Olympic Association announced the team on Tuesday as golf makes a return to the event for the first time since the 1904 Games in St Louis.Rose and Willett will compete in the mens 72-hole stroke play event from August 11-14, while Matthew and Hull will contest the medals in the womens competition from August 17-20. Justin Rose says it is disappointing to see many of the worlds top golfers pull out of the Rio Olympics because of fears over the Zika virus Jordan Spieth (left) won The Masters in April A 15-time winner across the PGA and European Tours, Rose won his only major title at the US Open at Merion Golf Club in 2013, and has played significant roles in Europes Ryder Cup wins in 2012 and 2014.Willett turned professional in 2008 and secured his maiden major championship victory in memorable style at The Masters earlier this year, following a final-round 67 at Augusta National in April. Catriona Matthew has won four LPGA Tour events Matthew is a Solheim Cup stalwart who has four LPGA Tour victories to her name, as well as six wins on the Ladies European Tour.Hull, 20, will be the youngest member of Team GBs golf squad and has been professional for thrree years with one European Tour victory to her name.dddddddddddd. Charley Hull is the youngest member of the team Team GBs chef de mission, Mark England, said: Its brilliant to be able to bring new faces into Team GB in a sport that has not appeared at the Games for over a century.Britain has a fantastic tradition in the sport and I know the team are excited to be part of a new experience for this generation of golfers. In Justin, Danny, Catriona and Charley we also have a team capable of doing great things in Rio next month. A flyover from Royal Troon as Rob Lee looks at what the players of The Open can expect this weekend Team GBs golf team leader, Jamie Spence said: It is an honour and a privilege to be going as Golf Team Leader to Rio as part of Team GB.To be taking three Major Champions as well as one of the up and coming stars of ladies golf to Brazil, certainly shows the strength of our team. We are all proud to represent golf and Team GB at the 31st Olympiad. Get a Sky Sports Pass Dont miss The Open. Watch live on NOW TV for £10.99. No contract. Also See: The links effect McIlroy: No Olympic regret WATCH: Rorys six in the sand Olympics news ' ' '
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