May 22 2017
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed five goals against the Capitals Monday night.
Crosby, 29, incurred a concussion in the first period of Game 3 of the Pens' Eastern Conference semifinal against the Washington Capitals after receiving a slash from Alex Ovechkin and a cross check to the head from Matt Niskanen in quick succession.
The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins will meet in a Game 7 for the fourth time and second time in the Sidney Crosby/Alex Ovechkin era.
Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20), of Denmark, battles for the puck with Toronto Maple Leafs center Leo Komarov (47), of Russian Federation, during the second period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington.
Then, in Game 6, the Penguins put on an absolutely abysmal performance as the Capitals raced out to score five straight goals before Jake Guentzel found the net with only 3:22 left in the game. It's nearly as if the Capitals faced their worst fears while trailing during the third period in Game 5 in Washington, found a way to win that game, and have seized this second life ever since.
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Crosby, however, said he simply had the wind knocked out of him and that he had been evaluated, calling it "pretty standard stuff", per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. "If we can hold onto the puck a little bit more, we should get more shots".
Perhaps Crosby just fell a little awkwardly and was winded. The first three rallied Washington from a 2-1 deficit to keep its season alive.
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He said that it seems that " political schizophrenia " is developing in the U.S. amid such media claims. Under current U.S. law, the president has the power to declassify information as he or she sees fit.
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Both Kerr and Brown emphasized a better start on both ends in Game 2 to control the tempo from the opening tip. Golden State quickly established its pass-happy, up-tempo style to take the Spurs out from the opening tip.
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Nadal served first, racing to a 30-0 lead before Kyrgios made an early declaration of intent with a stunning two-handed return. The sixth-seeded Nishikori withdrew saying his wrist was "not 100 percent" and he didn't "want to risk" a more serious injury.
It wasn't unlike most of the first four games of the series, when Washington would control play for long stretches only to have Pittsburgh expertly counter on its way to a 3-1 advantage.
Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan tinkered with his line combinations reuniting the "HBK" line (Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel) that played an instrumental part in the team's Cup run last spring.
Crosby practiced without complications with the Penguins on Tuesday. Though "HBK" was hardly the only group that had issues.
Nicklas Backstrom evened the game for Washington at 2:49 of the third period and 5 minutes later, Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the crucial third goal for the lead. Burky's a great skater and a really good goal scorer, so he's finding whether it's through the line or whether it's just through him, he's creating space to get his shot off and I think we all know how good that is. He didn't miss a shift and stressed he felt fine.
Boudreau, who is 1-7 in his National Hockey League coaching career in Game 7 after success in that spot in the minors, thinks goaltending will be the difference.
Washington will benefit from playing at home and get off to a fast start. The Capitals will need Holtby to continue this trend if they hope to advance past the Penguins. Now they're doing neither. "I think the difference is the last two games is maybe we capitalize on the chances too and really made sure we stayed on them, too".
Since hiring Trotz in 2014, the Capitals have had two other game sevens, both in 2015. "We can sit here and I can explain for 10 minutes what concussion protocol is and all that stuff".
May 22 2017
Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have not had substantive direct talks since 2010. He singled out Iran, saying it had "fuelled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror" in the region for decades.
May 22 2017
Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director
For example, White House press secretary Sean Spicer has said the president fired Comey because he was advised to do so. The face-to-face meeting between the president and the director raised other concerns.
May 22 2017
Ringling Bros. owner: Final shows are 'a celebration'
It is all tragic to Gary Payne, a former president of the 2,000-member Circus Fans Association of America. The Danguir high wire troupe performs during a show, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Providence, R.I.
May 20 2017
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Trump will be meeting later Wednesday with Lieberman, former Oklahoma Gov. Brown also shared what Politico called "a monologue on Lieberman's faults", ending with: "That's all on the record".
May 19 2017
Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets
Spokesperson from Microsoft has already said that they will be preparing a response for this claim from the hacking group. What subscribers will do with these exploits and data will be up to them, the group said.
May 19 2017
Japan's Cabinet OKs bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate
Historically, abdication of Japanese emperors was common, with about half of the 125 Japanese emperors having abdicated . Japanese media reported that the Abe government is discussing a separate resolution on the topic.
May 19 2017
Texas man sues woman for texting in date
During a screening of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, he asked her to "take it outside" when her texting became a distraction. Crystal Cruz said she only pulled out her phone to let her friend know she was safe. .
May 19 2017
Led coalition airstrikes targeted pro-Syrian regime forces
In a four-sentence statement, the coalition added that the pro-regime forces were "well inside" an "established" zone. The attack was the first such close confrontation between us forces and fighters backing President Bashar al-Assad.
May 18 2017
NC senator collapses during race, taken away in ambulance
He later posted a video on Twitter saying he was fine and just got overheated. "Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes". Tillis is known for his athleticism as an avid mountain biker and participant in obstacle endurance races.
May 17 2017
Wide cyber attack curbed for now
The ransomware exploits a flaw in Microsoft's Server Message Block (SMB) v1 file sharing protocol to carry out its attack. The NHS says it employs more than 1.5 million people, making it one of the world's biggest employers alongside the U.S.
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