Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) celebrates with Evgeni Malkin (71), and Sidney Crosby (87) after the team's 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoffseries in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 14, 2017.
From the opening face-off, the Rangers served notice that they would not surrender easily.
The Rangers' best chance early came when Oscar Lindberg's shot beat Price but rang off the right post about 6 1/2 minutes into the first period.
From Henrik Lundqvist on out it was a complete effort, Lundqvist again stellar in making 23 saves. But the preponderance of play was controlled by the Rangers.
As had been expected, Alain Vigneault made changes to the NY lineup, inserting Pavel Buchnevich and Nick Holden for Tanner Glass and Kevin Klein. Price mishandled a puck behind the net and was late getting into position, giving Rick Nash (who was unsafe all night) an open side that he failed to convert. The puck caromed off the end boards awkwardly and was mishandled by the normally sure-handed Markov.
In their first home playoff game after splitting the first two on the road with the Montreal Canadiens in the Atlantic Division Semifinals, the Blueshirts turned in a lifeless, listless performance in a 3-1 defeat that was nowhere near as close as the score would indicate. In the ensuing power play, Nash broke in on Price and recklessly bowled him over, performing his best Chris Kreider imitation. NY outshot Montreal, 32-24.
Game 4 was just what the doctor ordered for the Sharks as they defeated the Oilers in dominating fashion 7-0. Alex Radulov set the play in motion when he separated Brady Skjei from the puck at the blue line and passed ahead to Mitchell, who had a 2-on-1 break with Weber. Joel Edmundson scored the first St. Louis after netting the overtime tally in Game 1.
While the shots on goal were 12-9 for the Canadiens after the first, with the exception of the last 4-5 minutes, NY was the better team in period one.
Saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in Yemen
Defense Secretary James Mattis arrives in Israel Thursday, following meetings Tuesday and Wednesday in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Multiple rounds of U.N-brokered peace talks have failed to bridge the gap between the warring parties in Yemen.
Artturi Lehkonen and Shea Weber scored power-play goals for the Canadiens, and Alexander Radulov added a spectacular even-strength goal late in the third.
The Canadiens had issues of their own defensively. A clearing attempt was thwarted by Ryan McDonagh who promptly sent Nash in all alone on Price.
"He's a difference-maker", center Mika Zibanejad said of Nash.
Notes: New York has won the last two playoff matchups against Montreal (2014 and 1996). â€¦ The Rangers and Canadiens have now met 16 times in the playoffs. â€¦ Montreal served up 53 hits to New York's 45.
At about the 17:30 mark, Derek Stepan was called for a fairly trivial hooking penalty.
In period three, Coach Julien juggled his lines to try and get something going. Aside from one shot off the post, the Habs couldn't get anything past Lundqvist and were forced to settle for a loss.
In the actual game itself, Vigneault heavily shielded his newly assembled "top line" of Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Pavel Buchnevich, deploying them nearly entirely against the Canadiens' third and fourth lines and third defense pairing. "That's still tough. They've still got a lot of players over there, and the way they throw pucks at the net, it's challenging". There were twenty-seven turnovers in the game, the strong majority of which were committed by the Canadiens.
The good news is the injury isn't related to Durant's knee, which forced him to miss 20 games in the regular season. Kevin Durant patted his chest after two big baskets in the fourth quarter and let everybody know "I got this!"
A private ceremony at the court, overseen by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., will be followed by an event at the White House. Senator Mike Enzi writes, "I congratulate Judge Neil Gorsuch on his confirmation to the highest court in the land".
In-Ryong also cited USA military training drills with South Korean troops as "aggressive war exercises" promoting "real warfare". The vice president reiterated Monday that "all options are on the table" to deal with the threat posed by North Korea.
Wild forward Zach Parise said Tuesday he preferred the old playoff format, in which seeding was based on conference standings. Allen kept the Blues in the game with a pad save on a point-blank attempt by Eric Staal midway through the third.
A penalty from Lewandowski, an equaliser from Ronaldo and a shocking own goal from Ramos saw the tie level 3-3 on aggregate. Ronaldo appeared to be in front of the defenders, and just offside, for his first goal in extra time.
Nursing student Krysten Laib was last seen Tuesday morning, a little before 5am - she was working as a part-time driver for Uber. A search remained underway Monday afternoon for the 45-year-old Abington woman. "She texted back, 'ya, OK, ' said Kelly".
The airline first asked for volunteers to take another flight, but when no one volunteered, four people were chosen at random. In a statement issued on the airline's website yesterday, Munoz said "It's never too late to do the right thing".
Another legendary golfer made some noise south of Branson - Tiger Woods is getting into the golf course building business. The public course, called "Payne's Valley", will honor legacy of Payne Stewart, who was from Springfield.
The gender-pay gap is about 20 percent, a serious difference, especially considering how many single moms there are in the U.S. The poverty rates for tipped workers are twice as high as the rates for workers overall, according to one study .
Other collaborators on the album include Pusha T, Mavis Staples, Jehnny Beth of Savages, De La Soul , D.R.A.M., and many more. In addition, Gorillaz will launch an interactive "spirit house" event in Manhattan at Industria from April 21 - 23.
The Esperance shire has closed Wylie Bay beach, with the WA Department of Fisheries planning to spend the day patrolling the area. After the shark severely mauled the teenager's left leg, she was brought to shore where she was reportedly unconscious.
The U.S. says Assad's government carried out the attack , and it accuses Russian Federation of trying to deflect blame from Assad. Trump gave such criticism short shrift on Wednesday, saying: "I felt we had to do something about it".
The latest from the Shanghai auto show
It offers on-demand all-wheel drive, but the bigger rear motor gives it more of a rear-drive feel. At the same time, four laser scanners integrated into the roof are deployed to enable the I.D.
French police thwart attack days before election
The news comes as the people of France prepare to cast their votes on Sunday in the first stage of a two-part election. More than 230 people have died in Islamist militant attacks in the country over the past two years.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott dating; Tyga 'jealous'
People reported April 3 that Kylie and Tyga are "taking some space" after two years of on-again, off-again dating. Kylie Jenner and Tyga were present at Coachella 2017 but they did not enjoy the festival in each other's company.
Wissam Al Mana's love note for Janet Jackson
A source told People , "The cultural differences between [ Janet ] and Wissam became even more obvious [after Eissa arrived]". This tweet marks the first time Jackson has spoken since splitting from Al Mana over the weekend , according to People .