Jets slip past Flames 3-2 to tie series

first_imgJets slip past Flames 3-2 to tie series August 3, 2020 Associated Press Bennett’s rebound on an attempted wraparound deflected off the skate and stick of Jets defenseman Nathan Beaulieu and under Hellebuyck at 17:29 of the second period to tie it at 2-2.Lindholm snared Ehlers’ pass intended for Josh Morrissey and put a low shot under Hellebuyck’s trapper at 11:29.Lowry scored Winnipeg’s second goal 40 seconds after Calgary killed off a Jets two-man advantage to start the second period.He backhand-tipped a mid-air puck over Talbot’s glove at 5:43.Harkins, Gabriel Bourque and Nicholas Shaw all drew into the lineup Monday for the injured forwards. Adam Lowry led the Jets with a goal and an assist in Game 2 of the best-of-five series. Rookie Jansen Harkins also scored for Winnipeg and Jack Roslovic contributed a pair of assists.Vezina Trophy finalist Connor Hellebuyck made 28 saves for the win.Elias Lindholm and Sam Bennett scored for the Flames. Calgary starter Cam Talbot stopped 23 shots in the loss.Calgary won Saturday’s opener 4-1.The teams have 24 hours to recover for Tuesday’s Game 3 at Rogers Place. Winnipeg will be the home team for the first time in the series. Game 3 is Tuesday night in Edmonton.___For more AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportscenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nikolaj Ehlers scored a third-period power-play goal to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday and draw even in their qualifying-round series.The Jets were forced into wholesale line changes Monday in the absence of centers Mark Scheifele and Mason Appleton and winger Patrik Laine. Playing without three regulars only served as inspiration for the Jets, who are accustomed to adversity.“It was a special time for our team to rally,” coach Paul Maurice said. “I’m proud that we won the game in the manner that we did with the injuries that we had because it will give the people that are not familiar to our season a little glimpse of what we’ve been doing all year.” “We knew this was a really important game to get us right back in the series and we’re looking forward to Game 3,” Lowry said.Maurice wouldn’t say if any of the injured Jets players might be available for Game 3.Scheifele injured his left leg tangling with Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk in the first period and Laine appeared to hurt his wrist in a third-period collision with Flames captain Mark Giordano on Saturday. Appleton was absent Monday after playing Saturday.Maurice had accused Tkachuk of intent to injure Winnipeg’s top center, saying he delivered a “filthy, dirty kick to the back of the leg.″Tkachuk denied it. No penalty was called and the NHL didn’t hand out additional discipline to him. But the dispute simmered into Game 2 with the Jets insisting it was a dirty play and the Flames defending their player.Winnipeg controlled the first half of Monday’s game, leading 2-0 until a defensive-zone turnover by Ehlers and an own-goal by the Jets.Ehlers’s power-play goal at 10:24 of the third period broke a 2-2 tie and ended the team’s 0-for-10 drought with a man advantage in the series. It was Ehler’s first career playoff goal in his 23rd game.“If you’re going to get one, he needs the game-winner in a game that we’re up against it so he gets to carry that with him,” Maurice said.Calgary couldn’t produce another equalizer with Talbot pulled and Jets center Andrew Copp serving a slashing penalty. Harkins scored the first playoff goal of his career on his first shot of the game.Lowry’s backhand feed at the Calgary’s blue-line sprung Harkins for a breakaway. The 23-year-old beat Talbot with a quick high wrist shot at 7:18 of the first period.The Flames were in the Edmonton Oilers’ dressing room Monday.Red Flames ‘C’ jerseys hung below the massive “Oilers” on the ceiling in a supremely odd optic for followers of the NHL’s Battle of Alberta.UP NEXTlast_img read more

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Olofinjano Pledges Support for ASFU Invitational Championship

first_imgFormer Super Eagles midfielder Seyi Olofinjano has pledged his support for Africa Students Football Union Invitational Championship.Olofinjano who is one of the brand ambassadors of ASFU revealed last weekend that he wants to contribute his quota to the success of the Invitational Championship which will take place in Lagos this month.“This is a good Championship that will help African university students successfully combine education and football. “While I support youths to play football as a career, I would also want them to be learned. They must have something to fall back to when they retire from football and that is where education comes in,” Olofijana said.President of Africa Students Football Union, Professor Seun Omotayo who just returned from Wolverhampton revealed that Olofijana has decided to support the Championship with the donation of the cup to be won on the final day and the medals.Bet9ja is a supporter of the Championship as well as Lacena water as official water.Lagos State will host the semifinal and finals of the championship.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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MBB : Syracuse ranked No. 1 in AP, ESPN/USA Today polls

first_imgSyracuse rose to the No. 1 ranking in both the Associated Press Top 25 and ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll on Monday, marking the first time SU has ascended to the top spot since the final week of the 2009-10 regular season.Following losses by Kentucky and Ohio State — the top two teams in last week’s polls — this past weekend, SU jumped two spots in each poll from the No. 3 ranking. Syracuse (10-0) received 51 of 65 first-place votes in the AP poll and 28 of 30 first-place votes in the coaches’ poll.The Orange defeated George Washington 85-50 on Saturday, while the Wildcats fell to Indiana and the Buckeyes lost to Kansas.Following SU’s win over GW, Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine said he saw Ohio State lost earlier in the day and watched a little of the Kentucky game. But even with the speculation SU would assume the top spot, he didn’t get too hyped over the notoriety.‘For us, it don’t matter,’ Jardine said after the game. ‘No. 3, No. 2, No. 1, it’s still the same.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOhio State ranked second behind SU in both polls, garnering seven first-place votes in the AP Top 25 and two first-place votes in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 coaches’ poll. In the AP, Kentucky, Louisville and North Carolina round out the top 5. Kentucky, Louisville and Duke complete the top 5 for the ESPN/USA Today poll.The Orange’s next game is Saturday at North Carolina State (6-3), and it’s SU’s first true road game of the season.The last time Syracuse held the No. 1 ranking, it lost in its first week as the top team, falling at Louisville. Orange junior guard Brandon Triche stressed SU will be able to remain focused and ‘humbled,’ even as the No. 1 team, because of the constant competition for playing time.‘We just got to treat it like we’re the underdog,’ Triche said after the GW game. ‘We have to get better, and I think this year more than anything we have a lot of guys who are humbled. It’s so much competition even just being on the bench, everybody wants to play, so it’s not going to be a letdown for us.’mcooperj@syr.edu  Published on December 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjr Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

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