Wayne Simmonds scores in OT, Flyers beat Ducks 3-2

Wayne Simmonds ended things quickly in overtime.

Simmonds scored 44 seconds into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

“I don’t think we were heavily outplayed or anything,” Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm said. “It’s a matter of getting those chances in the net.”

Kind of as Wayne Simmonds did for Philadelphia during the first three games of its road trip. Simmonds tallied a hat trick Wednesday night in a 5-3, season-opening win at San Jose, then potted the game-winner Saturday night in overtime for a 3-2 victory over Anaheim.

The Flyers (2-1-0) have been at their best in the third period of all three games. They outshot the Ducks 15-4 in the final period Saturday night, with only the play of goalie John Gibson ushering Anaheim into OT. Philadelphia also enjoyed big advantages in shots on goal in the games against the Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings.

“We’ve rolled four lines,” Simmonds said. “With all the guys that we have on this team that can skate and with the skill we have added, I think that helps us keep fresh for the third period.”

Brian Elliott, who has won both of his starts for Philadelphia, is expected to oppose Pekka Rinne in net. Rinne lost the Predators’ opener in Boston, allowing four goals.

After a 33-goal campaign and a lackluster Washington offseason, Alex Ovechkin was ranked outside the top-five fantasy assets this preseason for the first time in years. However, with two new linemates helping him to seven goals through the first two games of the season, Ovechkin Giants Cheap Jerseys is a no-brainer to get back among the elite of the elite in our rankings. That’s Kids Cheap Jerseys China not an overreaction by any means, given his background as a superstar.

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The best-case scenario for the Big 12 would be for TCU to be an undefeated conference champ, but don’t forget TCU still has to travel to Oklahoma on Nov. 11. It’s the only remaining game on the Horned Frogs’ schedule that they aren’t favored to win, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. Meanwhile, the Sooners still have opportunities to impress the selection committee with wins against Oklahoma State, TCU and West Virginia.

In order to have a chance at running the table, Oklahoma has to quickly and drastically improve its pass defense. The Sooners were fortunate to beat Baylor two weeks ago after surrendering 463 passing yards, and they allowed Iowa State, which was using its third-string quarterback, 368 yards.

There’s no immunity to the effects of losing, no matter how much success you have. Losing always hurts.

So why is that first one so difficult?

Because wanting to win, if it exists for too long, becomes needing to win.

Needing to win builds self-imposed pressure that manifests itself into distractions, which lead to mistakes.

Chase became too conservative in the last five laps of Sunday’s race at Dover, and that’s not me being critical of him, it’s me being an analyst.

In football, they call it prevent defense, which often causes players to alter their approach and intensity, to relax and sometimes give up big plays and the lead.

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Tim Kavanagh: Talk all you want about Ovechkin’s eleventy billion goals this weekend (note: approximate), but we already know Ovi is one of the best scorers of this generation — and he’s obviously not going to finish anywhere near his current pace of 287 goals. Nope, the highlight of the weekend for me was Nathan Walker’s debut, as he became the first Australian-born NHL player. Not impressed? The Washington Capitals winger scored a goal in his first game. Still not impressed?

I don’t think this means we’ll see an influx of Australians taking over the league, but it serves as a reminder that there still can be firsts, even in a league that has 100 years of history in the rearview mirror.

Texas Tech has prioritized forcing turnovers after struggling in that category a year ago, and so far it has paid off. The Red Raiders came into the game with a Big 12-leading plus-seven turnover margin, and they added two interceptions and two fumble recoveries against the Jayhawks.

Kansas couldn’t overcome a litany of mistakes: The Jayhawks were twice stuffed on fourth-and-1 in the first quarter, their two picks came at inopportune times, their defense missed a slew Cheap Youth MLB Jerseys of tackles and running back Khalil Herbert — who had 291 yards rushing two weeks ago against Victor Cruz Cheap Jerseys West Virginia — only had 10 carries for 65 yards before departing with an injury in the third quarter.

Burrows, a native of Pincourt, Quebec, was traded after toiling in 822 regular-season games with the Canucks and producing 193 goals, 191 assists and 1,066 penalty minutes. He also amassed 34 points in 70 playoff appearances.

Toronto was behind 2-1 after 40 minutes despite outshooting Chicago 26-15.

Despite the loss, it was a memorable night for Lindsay, who became the school’s career leader in all-purpose yards with a run in the third quarter. He now has 4,989 yards to surpass Rodney Stewart’s mark of 4,828 set from 2008-11.

“It’s awesome for what Phillip’s done for our program,” MacIntyre said.

Arizona: Tate or Dawkins? Dawkins or Tate? Doesn’t seem much of a dilemma as to who will start next week, given the play of Tate. “I don’t mind you asking that,” Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said. “Khalil played pretty well today.”

It wasn’t until the midway point of the second that Toronto picked up its pace and was awarded its first power-play opportunity after some sustained pressure by Matthews in the offensive zone.

The Leafs failed to capitalize on the man advantage, but Zaitsev put them on the board soon after, streaking in from the Blackhawks blue line and taking a pass from Brown before snapping the puck five-hole on Forsberg at 10:20.

Matthews nearly tied the game on a 2-on-1 rush five minutes later with a toe-drag into a wrist shot, but Forsberg stayed with him and got his right arm on the puck.

The final eight minutes of the second were filled with minor penalties and Tampa Bay Lightning Cheap Jerseys lots of 4-on-4 hockey, but no one was able to take advantage of the open ice.

Matthews had another good scoring chance before the period was through, but Wholesale NFL Jerseys Supply Forsberg was there again to stop him.

“We lost a lot of momentum there, fortunate to come out of (the second) with the lead,” said Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville.

Slavin, Hurricanes beat Minnesota 5-4 in shootout

The Carolina Hurricanes were a fraction of a second from opening their season with a victory in regulation. As tough as shootouts have been for this team over the years, winning one of those was an even more satisfying way to start.

Jaccob Slavin scored in the tiebreaker and the Hurricanes beat Minnesota 5-4 on Saturday night after the Wild forced overtime with a goal with 0.3 seconds left in regulation.

“Just got to focus on what’s next — obviously, there’s nothing we can do about it after it goes in,” Slavin said. “So we’ve just got to focus on overtime there.”

But unlike recent Virginia teams, the Cavaliers bounced back and won 28-21 on Saturday. Benkert threw three touchdown passes as they reeled of 21 straight points, the defense held Duke to 255 yards and made a stand in the closing minutes to finish off their third consecutive victory Saturday.

“Our offense made timely plays, we made timely stops,” senior linebacker Micah Kiser said. “That’s why we won it.”

Sophomore wide receiver Joe Reed, whose first season ended with a 2-10 record, was a bit more excited.

“We feel like we have the whole season in front of us,” he said. “We feel like nobody can beat us, just positivity all around.”

Benkert settled down after Jeremy McDuffie intercepted him and returned it 42 yards. A big part of why was that Virginia, whose offensive line was not giving the quarterback time Wholesale Jerseys Cheap against an aggressive and effective pass rush, went to a short Toronto Maple Leafs Cheap Jerseys passing game.

Donald Trump wants ‘son of a b—’ anthem protestors off the field

President Donald Trump found it necessary to condemn NFL players who protest the national anthem during a rally Friday in Alabama.

He hasn’t said much about his former team in the several years since, but he opened up recently in an interview with Graham Bensinger. The quarterback was extremely candid, and detailed why he didn’t work out with the 49ers.

“I think in the time, I knew how dysfunctional the work enviornment I was in at the time, what it was,” Smith said. “I knew it was really dysfunctional, I knew that this wasn’t the way successful places operated. But when you’re a young QB, it’s hard to vocalize that. It’s hard to stand up and say that, it’s hard to make that change.”

Productivity on the field isn’t exactly new to the former Akron standout, the Chargers’ fifth-round pick in the 2016 draft. Brown broke 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee Jason Taylor’s single-season sacks record with 12 as a senior and finished his Zips career with 41 1/2 tackles for loss.

“There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics. I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the importance of working together toward a common goal. Our players are intelligent, thoughtful and care deeply about our community and I support their right to peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel is most impactful.”

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a Trump ally, ‘deeply disappointed’ by president’s tone

Robert Kraft’s friendship with President Donald Trump only goes so far.

The Patriots owner, who donated $1 million to Trump’s inauguration committee and gave him a custom Super Bowl ring, issued a strongly worded rebuke to the president Sunday morning in the wake of Trump’s criticism of the NFL and its players.

The Dolphins linebacker reportedly was found by police at LAX early Sunday morning trying to board a plane to Pennsylvania. His baby lives in Pennsylvania with its mother, and Timmons was missing his child, according to reports.

A Dolphins representative came to the airport and brought Timmons back to the team, which determined he wasn’t fit to play the Chargers later that day. Instead, he was to meet with doctors to determine the root of the issue.

“No one has ever seen anything like it,” one unidentified person told ESPN about the problem facing Timmons. The source was adamant that Timmons isn’t dealing with an early onset of symptoms related CTE.

Another source said Timmons, 31, wants to get the issue cleared up as soon as possible and that he “wants to resume playing immediately.”

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NFL reportedly considering moving Chargers back to San Diego

Could the NFL really send the Chargers back to San Diego? It’s something being discussed, according to longtime NFL reporter Don Banks.

The former Sports Illustrated reporter, who has worked for NFL Media and currently writes for The Athletic, told a San Diego radio station on Thursday the NFL never wanted to lose San Diego as a market and could force Chargers owner Dean Spanos to take the team back.

“I have been painted a picture from people I’ve talked to that the league was sympathetic … to Dean Spanos’ plight,” Banks told The Mighty 1090. “Feels like he had been a ‘league guy’ feels like he had waited kind of his turn on the relocation front, thought he had the votes the year before — Jerry Jones and Stan Kroenke pretty much outmaneuvered Dean and Mark Davis with the Raiders to be the first in line for LA. So it was almost as if this was a bit of a make up.

But thanks to Giants co-owner Steve Tisch and his private jet, he was able to fly home immediately and meet his daughter for the first time.

Rosas said he watched Karsyn’s birth via Facetime, but had to focus on the upcoming game. The orginal plan was for Lopez to be induced Monday, so Rosas could be there for the birth. However, Karsyn decided to arrive early Sunday morning.

“I saw it all (on the phone),” Rosas said Wednesday. “I was kind of Wholesale MLB Jerseys floating Wholesale Cheap Jerseys China everywhere. (To hold her) was amazing, it’s a feeling you can’t really describe. I was told that all the time, and what a special moment it was when I first got to hold her. She’s an angel; she doesn’t make a sound or cry. She’s good, she’s healthy.”