Flyers goalie Brian Elliott records 40th career shutout in victory over Red Wings

first_img RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “We’ve just got to play the right way,” Justin Abdelkader said. “It’s got to be a game — I don’t want to say a perfect game, because there’s never any perfect games — but we’ve got to make sure we’re not giving teams easy chances.”Scott Laughton, Kevin Hayes and defenseman Matt Niskanen scored for Philadelphia, which has won four of five (4-0-1). It was Elliott’s second shutout of the season.“He obviously had some big saves to make and he made them,” Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said. “The guys in front of him played hard.”The goals by Hayes and Niskanen were short-handed.Jonathan Bernier stopped 28 shots for Detroit, which was blanked for the sixth time this season. It was the second time the Red Wings have been shut out in consecutive games.“I thought we were not very good at all. I thought Bernie kept us in the game,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said.Laughton gave Philadelphia a 1-0 lead 9:31 into the second period. He beat Bernier on the short side from the inside edge of the right circle with a shot along the ice. It was Laughton’s ninth goal.“I’m just trying to find areas where I can get a chance. Obviously, the team is playing really well and I thought we were good tonight,” Laughton said. “We possessed the puck and created a lot of stuff in the offensive zone.”Hayes’ goal 2:47 into the third made it 2-0. He picked up a loose puck after Red Wings defenseman Dennis Cholowski misplayed it just inside the Philadelphia blue line and had a breakaway. Hayes beat Bernier with a forehand shot for his 17th goal and fourth short-handed of the season.Niskanen added an empty-net goal with 2:17 left. It was his second goal.Stars 5, Rangers 3In New York, Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals 16 seconds apart, Stephen Johns and Blake Comeau helped chase Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and Dallas defeated the hosts.Johns and Comeau scored 4:04 apart in the second period and Corey Perry also scored for the Stars, who improved to 30-18-4 with their second straight win. Anton Khudobin stopped 33 of 36 shots.Pavel Buchnevich and Brett Howden scored first period power-play goals for the Rangers, and Brendan Lemieux added another on a man-advantage in the third. New York had won two straight coming out of the All-Star break and a bye week as the front office weighs its options ahead of the Feb. 24 trade deadline.Johns played his fourth game since missing all of last season and the first 47 games of this one with post-traumatic headaches. He slammed a heavy slap shot 7:52 into the second period to break a 2-2 tie and give Dallas its second advantage of the game. Comeau followed with a snap shot from the left side at 11:56 to extend the lead to 4-2.Comeau’s goal was the 14th in his career against Lundqvist, who was pulled after two periods having stopped 11 of 15 shots.Buchnevich put the Rangers up 1-0 with his power-play goal 2:29 into the game. Dallas has allowed the first goal in seven straight games.Pavelski put the Stars ahead with two quick goals. He deflected John Klingberg’s shot past Lundqvist at 8:08 for his first power-play goal, then connected again seconds later after New York coach David Quinn unsuccessfully challenged whether a shot from Tyler Seguin was out of play and was hit with a two-minute delay of game penalty.Howden tied it with 4:19 left in the first. The goal was initially waved off after Bowden touched the puck with his hand, but a review showed he used his stick to knock the puck into the net and the call was overturned.Alexandar Georgiev relieved Lundqvist and stopped 5 of 6 shots.Panthers 5, Maple Leafs 3In Toronto, Mark Pysyk scored three times in his first career hat trick to lead Florida past the Mpale Leafs.Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist for the Panthers, who trailed 3-1 early in the third period. Mike Matheson had three assists, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 31 saves in Florida’s seventh win in eight games.Frederik Andersen started for Toronto and stopped seven of eight shots, but was forced into concussion protocol after getting bumped into at least three times — with the worst coming on a collision with Florida center Frank Vatrano.Auston Matthews, William Nylander and John Tavares tallied for the Maple Leafs, who had won three in a row. Mitch Marner had two assists.Florida, which beat Toronto 8-4 in Sunrise on Jan. 12, weathered a late surge by the Maple Leafs before Pysyk completed his hat trick with an empty-netter. Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, Brian Elliott Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott, seen in action against the Penguins on Jan. 21, made 16 saves against the Red Wings on Monday in Detroit. Philadelphia beat Detroit 3-0. | USA TODAY / VIA REUTERScenter_img KEYWORDS Brian Elliott made 16 saves for his 40th career shutout in the Philadelphia Flyers’ 3-0 win over the sinking Detroit Red Wings on Monday night.It was the Red Wings’ ninth consecutive loss (0-8-1), and the second straight time they’ve been shut out. This is their third losing streak of at least eight games in 2019-20. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Olympic training begins early for Pattaya sailors

first_imgSiripon Kaewduang-ngam, 19, proved she is ready to fill the space previously held by three-time Thai Olympian Napalai Tansai.  She turned the heads of several of Olympians and top ranked female windsurfers as she finished in tenth position in the RS:X Women’s division, with five top ten results in the fleet of 23.“I learned a lot from Napalai about sailing and techniques,” she said, “but conditions here are very different (than at the Perth 2011 ISAF SWC, where she sailed with Napalai).  In Perth, it was high winds.  In Santander, it was very cold with light wind, which I am good in, but, the shifty wind and swell were challenging.  The seaweed also slowed me down, but I am proud of my results.”Ek Boonsawad, 24, placed 15th in the RS:X Men’s division, just short of his target.  On the final day of racing, however, he held his head high: “I couldn’t achieve my goal of finishing in the top 10,” he said, “but the final top ten included Olympic gold medalists and world champions.”The RS:X men’s division, with 29 sailors, was indeed the most competitive in the Santander Trophy classes with 14 Olympians, including the 2012 gold and silver medalists, as well as the current world champion and five of the top ranked RS:X sailors in the world.In the Laser Radial class, Kamolwan Chanyim, 17, finished 14th in a fleet of 23, with three top ten finishes including a fifth in her final race.  She spent more time in the classroom, gym and in television and newspaper interviews than on the water however, as she was a guest of the Spanish Federation of Sailing which invited her to Phase Two of the special ISAF Emerging Nations Program (ENP), her participation made possible by new sponsor Kingdom Property.“I am very grateful for the opportunity to be part of the ENP,” she said.  “I gained a lot of knowledge especially in sailing tactics and exercise.  In the strange conditions (light, shifty winds and unusual swells of one meter with wind-driven waves moving in the opposite direction), I realized I can’t sail here the way I learned in Thailand.”The ENP provides high performance training for potential Olympians from smaller sailing nations, including medical and fitness tests, intensive instruction in physical fitness and sports psychology, and ongoing top level coaching.The ENP’s Dr Carmen Vaz said Kamolwan was selected along with six other women from around the world for a multiple of reasons.Sirpon Kaewduang-ngam (right) races in the RS:X Women’s division in Santander, Spain. (Photo courtesy Martinez Studio/Cuidad de Santander Trophy)“We had to be able to say ‘this girl can go somewhere’,” she said.  “The country was important because we want to see new nations qualify for the Olympics in each class.  (‘Bam’ would be the first Laser Radial sailor to qualify for Thailand.)  The sailor had to go to one of our training camps also, so our coaches could evaluate their sailing level, tactics and feeling for the sport.  (‘Bam’ was sent by the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand to their camp in Indonesia in 2012.)  They also had to be physically fit and of the right body shape and size.  And they had to have the right attitude, to want to learn.  This is in fact the most important.”Phase III of the ISAF Emerging Nations program will see those that the ENP team believes really can qualify for Rio 2016 invited to undergo further training in the lead up to Santander 2014 SWC.The SWC is usually held in the year prior to the Olympics, but Santander 2014 will be staged two years in advance in part to encourage continued high performance training through the four year period between Olympics. While Rio 2016 feels years away, Thai sailors began serious training for the next Olympics this past month in Santander, Spain, where the first 50% of Olympic Sailing places will be awarded next year at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships (SWC). This Cuidad de Santander Trophy, held from Sept. 9-15, offered aspiring Olympians the chance to become familiar with the conditions they will face in the first Olympic qualification round.  Representing Thailand at the regatta were Pattaya-based windsurfers, Siripon Kaewduang-ngam and two-time Olympian Ek Boonsawad, plus Sattahip’s two-time Laser Radial national champion Kamolwan ‘Bam’ Chanyim who aspires to be the first Thai woman to qualify for the Olympic sailing competition in her class.Kamolwan ‘Bam’ Chanyim is all smiles at the Cuidad de Santander Trophy.last_img read more

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Brazil not certain Neymar willl return on May 17

first_img 04/05/2018 CEST IN SPORT.ES Team medic Rodrigo Lasmar said Neymar will start the final phase of his recovery in Paris. Brazil coach Tite is due to make his squad annoucement on May 21.   “There’s no exact date for his return. The last medical exam will be on May 17 and it depends on whether he passes it.. I always speak with Tite and Edu Gaspar, the Federation’s CBF. We’re going to exchange information. I hope he returns soon.” “Little by little he’s been able to start runnning and he is on schedule but we’re going to see how it goes from now,” added the doctor. Neymar has completed his recovery plan perfectly, according to the Brazil team’s main doctor. Neymar stands up PSG by not appearing at airport Upd. at 11:40 Brazil star Neymar has completed the first stage of his recovery from a metatarsal injury. sport.es RELATED STORIES The Brazil national team’s doctors did tests on him recently, before he returned to Paris, where he is expected to play the final games of the season for PSG. “Our idea is to have him 100 percent fit by May 21 so we can start preparing for the World Cup. We are working hard to make that happened,” he said. “The recovery is going well. He completed the phase in Brazil (after surgery) and the intention is that he continues with the program. He is on schedule.” Brasil no asegura que Neymar reaparezca el 17 de mayo Rodrigo Lasmar, however, doesn’t know exactly when Neymar will be able to start touching a ball again. Unai Emery reveals why Neymar left Barcelonalast_img read more

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