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.