q12345Avatar de q1234513 161 billets | Profil Recherche Google

ce blog tous
Derniers billets Connexion



eans shot a season-high 34.6 percent from the 3 line against the Bucks, but its 14th-ranked defense

DENVER -- While his counterpart was kept under constant duress, Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask had a relatively breezy night. .Very few defensive breakdowns, hardly any penalties and a puck-controlling offense will do that.Rask stopped 21 shots and David Krejci scored in the first period, lifting Boston over the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 on Sunday night.The difficult-to-solve Rask showed no signs of fatigue despite being in net for a second straight night. He made 31 saves in a 2-1 win over Arizona on Saturday. Rask got his 33rd career shutout and moved to 7-0 on the road this season.Thats how you win a road game -- a pretty much mistake-free game, Rask said. We kept them on the outside and really limited their scoring chances and rushes. And then we kept the puck in the offensive zone and made some plays and created chances.Krejci scored his second goal of the season on a wrist shot midway through the first period -- a big development for a team fighting some exhaustion.We didnt have to overwork, said Rask, whose 10 wins this season are tied with Montreal goaltender Carey Price for the league lead.The Avalanche pulled Semyon Varlamov with about a minute remaining but couldnt generate much offense. Dominic Moore sealed it with an empty-net goal with 27.2 seconds remaining.Varlamov turned out to be the hard-luck loser, stopping a season-high 43 shots.Varly was outstanding, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said. He was the best player on the ice.An already struggling Avalanche offense was missing leading scorer Matt Duchene, whos dealing with concussion-like symptoms stemming from a hit against Winnipeg on Friday. It was the fourth time Colorado has been shut out this season.Passed up on a lot of shots early in the game, too much east-west plays, and then we didnt get a lot of our point shots through, a lot of them got blocked, Bednar said. Its kind of Bostons M.O., they do a good job in that regard, but we certainly made it too easy for (Rask).Boston didnt commit a penalty until midway through the third period, when rookie defenseman Brandon Carlo was called for holding. Recent call-up A.J. Greer tried to wrap in a shot and then slid into the net with Rask. The officials took a quick look at the play on video to see if the puck crossed the line.It didnt.Carlo then had a breakaway out of the penalty box, only to be thwarted by Varlamov.Its frustrating that we didnt win, Varlamov said. It doesnt matter how you play. Im not happy that we lost because we need the two points. Thats the most important thing for us.Boston dominated the second period, outshooting the Avalanche by a 23-7 margin. The only thing keeping this from a blowout was Varlamov. Case in point: a sequence late in the period when Brad Marchand lined a shot that bounced off Varlamovs left pad and back to Marchand. The Bruins left winger quickly lined another shot that Varlamov, who caught it with his glove.Krejci got the best of Varlamov at 9:30 of the opening period off a pass from David Backes. That was all Rask needed.Just another great game. Cant say enough about that guy, Krejci said. Hes been great so far and keeping us in the game every single game. Sometimes, we only need one or two goals to win the game.Game notes Boston is five goals shy of scoring the 20,000th goal in franchise history, according to the team. The Bruins will join Montreal as the only teams in NHL history to reach that milestone. ... Carlo is from Colorado Springs and grew up a big Avalanche fan. ... Avalanche LW Blake Comeau missed a fourth straight game with a groin injury. ... Greer played in his first NHL game after being recalled from San Antonio of the American Hockey League.UP NEXTBruins: At Minnesota on Thursday night to finish a three-game trip.Avalanche: Host Los Angeles on Tuesday night to wrap up a four-game homestand. . LOUIS -- St. . Irving scored 23 points, Tristan Thompson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night. . Already owning gold from competition in Vancouver in 2010, Loch posted a combined four-run time of 3:27.526. That included a track-record third run of 51. NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis is off to the best start of his young career, but the New Orleans Pelicans superstar acknowledged mounting frustrations after a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks dropped his team to 0-4 overall and 0-3 at home this season.Definitely frustrating, Davis said after Tuesdays 117-113 defeat. We cant get a win. Its frustrating.Davis finished with 35 points and 15 rebounds in the loss, pushing his season averages to 37 points and 13 rebounds per game, both career highs.The 23-year-olds 148 total points are the most in NBA history through the first four games of the season by a player whose team lost all of those games, according to ESPN Stats and Information research.Im frustrated, but Ive got to find a solution, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. I cant be frustrated to the point of where I throw up my hands and not anythings going on. Its my job. Thats why they hired me here. Ive got to find a solution to our problems. Ive got to find a solution to why were turning the ball over. Ive got to find a solution as to why we cant go into the game with a defensive plan and stick to it. Its very frustrating, yeah. But there have got to be solutions.Despite high expectations heading into last season, an injury-riddled Pelicans team lost its first six games and 11 of its first 12 before ultimately finishing a disappointing 12th in the Western Conference at 30-52. Davis missed a career-high 21 games, including the final 14 of the campaign to undergo an ultrasonic debridement of his left knee.Im not worried about last year, Davis ssaid. . Im focused on this year, trying to get a win. But its frustrating. Whatever we need to do, we need to do it fast.Despite Davis strong play, the Pelicans entered Tuesdays game ranked second to last in the NBA in offensive efficiency and last in 3-point shooting. New Orleans shot a season-high 34.6 percent from the 3 line against the Bucks, but its 14th-ranked defense allowed 58 points in the paint and a backbreaking 3-pointer to Giannis Antetokounmpo to extend its deficit to five points with 1:34 left to play.We played hard, but we got to start playing a lot smarter, Gentry said. We just have too many defensive breakdowns. Were not talking, so were not switching where were supposed to [and were] leaving open 3-point shooters. Were not talking on back screens, so we end up giving up a layup. These are all things that are very correctable and things that we go over every day that we just got to get better at. Theres no excuse for not talking defensively.The Pelicans, who are without starters Jrue Holiday (personal), Tyreke Evans (right knee) and Quincy Pondexter (left knee) to start the season, are one of five NBA teams still without a win and one of two teams with four losses.As far as our team goes, our margin of error is slim, said Pelicans point guard Tim Frazier. We got one guy that can go out there and get a bucket, get 50 points. But other than that, us other guys just need to step up. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL T-shirts From China ' ' '