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Oct 18, 2012 11:06pm
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Some quick thoughts from the NHL on TSN panel on Sunday. Antonio Gates Jersey . Its unfortunate for
the Philadelphia Flyers that Claude Giroux gets a goal and an assist, and looks
like hes playing better, and then gets obviously frustrated and very angry late
in the second period with his hit on Dainius Zubrus. Hes upset because
Martin Brodeur plays the puck outside the trapezoid. Giroux says to the ref,
Cant you see that? Why didnt you call a penalty? Now hes frustrated and angry
and he tracks Zubrus and with less than five seconds left in the period, hits
him in the head. He did not make body contact; he did not rub him out against
the boards. This is a frustrated, angry hockey player who picked the head. It
was a classic case of a player picking the head as a point of contact. These are
interesting times. Rostislav Klesla was suspended for one game earlier in the
day for running Nashville Predators F Matt Halischuk. The smoking gun in that
case was that Klesla grabbed the bunched up sweater of Halischuk, pulled him
back, and gave him a push into the boards. Halischuk did come back to play in
that game but there was still a suspension. Now weve got Giroux with a very
classic Rule 48 violation – a pick of the head. You cant make a justification
that he hit body first. That was strictly shoulder to head contact by a very
frustrated and angry hockey player. According to Rule 48, thats a targeted head
shot and he easily could be suspended for that. On the other end of it, the
Flyers will argue embellishment, and that Zubrus came back and wasnt hurt, but
it looked to me like it could be a suspendable play. Brown leads the way as
Kings advance past Blues Dustin Brown really sets the tone for the Los Angeles
Kings in terms of being a physical player on a very physical team, but also in
terms generating the offence that they need. Oddly enough, going into Game 4 in
this series, Brown didnt have a goal, he had four assists, but he fixed that
quickly enough. The Kings captain scored a couple of goals in the clinching
game, including the empty netter. Brown provided big hits throughout the series,
and showed the ability to draw penalties and take the opposition off their game.
He did it against the Vancouver Canucks when he got four goals and five points
in the first round series. Then, right from the beginning against a big, strong
St. Louis Blues team that was supposed to be the mirror image of the Kings, he
delivered the same in the second series. Brown set himself apart from just about
everybody else, including David Backes and the St. Louis Blues. Donald Butler Jersey . And things started out
well with Calgary crushing the Montreal Alouettes 38-10 on Canada Day Kickoff
Weekend. But then Tate dislocated his non-throwing shoulder, likely ending his
season and Calgarys results have been a mixed bag since. Malcom Floyd Jersey . Mark Stuart, returning
to the lineup after missing 18 games with a broken finger, had a goal in the
first period. Gregory Campbell, Patrice Bergeron and Michael Ryder also scored
for Boston, which has lost just twice in regulation in its last 13 games
(8-2-3). http://www.sandiegochargersroom.com/robert-meachem-jerseys
. Johan Santana finally finished the job. Santana pitched the first no-hitter in
team history, helped by an umpires missed call and an outstanding catch in left
field in an 8-0 victory over the St. Eric Weddle Jersey . Anthony drained 16-of-26
shots after serving the one-game, team-issued suspension for failing to come out
of the clubs loss to Indiana last Sunday. J.R. Smith added 17 points, seven
rebounds and five assists, Nene had 16 points with six boards and Linas Kleiza
donated 15 points and six rebounds. Eddie Royal Jersey . Their attitude shifted
from agitated to optimistic. For the third straight series, the Eastern
Conferences top-seeded team is all even through four games, and each time New
York has headed into Game 5 off the disappointment of a loss that would have
given the Rangers a commanding 3-1 edge.PARIS—If it seems Roger Federer
breaks one record or another every time he wins a match, thats because he does
these days. Then again, good as Federer is, he cant top this: His next opponent
at the French Open, Belgiums David Goffin, is unbeaten in Grand Slam main-draw
matches. (OK, so the kids only 3-0, but still.) Yes, before Federer can take on
Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros this year, hell need to defeat
Goffin, the first “lucky loser”—a player beaten in qualifying who sneaks into
the field via someones withdrawal—to reach the fourth round at any Grand Slam
tournament in 17 years, and only the seventh to make it that far. “Now Im
playing against Roger,” the 109th-ranked Goffin said after beating Lukasz Kubot
of Poland 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-1 on Friday, “and I cant believe it.” A fresh-faced
21-year-old whose voice was barely a whisper and whose hands fidgeted during an
extended interview session with reporters, the slender, 1.80-meter (5-foot-11)
Goffin matter-of-factly discussed displaying photos and posters of 16-time Grand
Slam champion Federer in his bedroom as a child. “Since I was little, Ive
watched Roger play on TV. To me, he plays almost perfect tennis. His technique
is perfect. I also like him at the human level; hes a very good person on and
off the court,” said Goffin, who was able to make his Grand Slam debut because
Gael Monfils pulled out with a knee injury. “I expect a very tough match on
Sunday, of course. I dont really know how Ill prepare for it, but Ill try to
have fun.” Informed that his next opponent is an unabashed fan, Federer grinned
and replied, “Not the first time it happens.. Philip Rivers Jersey. ” Probably so. After
all, the 30-year-old Federer has been winning major titles since 2003, when
Goffin was 12. Hes been winning Grand Slam matches since 2000, and Fridays 6-3,
4-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory over Nicolas Mahut was Federers 235th, adding to his Open
era record. Federer happened to catch a bit of Goffins second-round matchup
against Arnaud Clement, the 2001 Australian Open runner-up who said this would
be his final French Open. The condensed scouting report? “Nice game. Smooth
ball-striker. And talented, obviously,” Federer said. “Otherwise, he wouldnt be
coming that far in this tournament.” That match against Clement went five sets,
as did Goffins first-round victory over 23rd-seeded Radek Stepanek—the only
five-setters of his career. Against Kubot at intimate, 1,559-seat Court 7,
Goffin was raucously cheered by flag-waving, chorus-singing supporters who made
the short trip from Belgium. “It gave me wings,” Goffin said. “I felt as if I
was playing at home.” Coincidentally, the last “lucky loser” to make it this far
at a major tournament was also Belgian, Dick Norman, who did it at Wimbledon in
1995. Now comes by far the toughest test of Goffins young career. Or, looked at
another way, a “bonus,” as he put it: the thrill of standing across the net from
his favourite player and seeing how he stacks up. Asked whether he believes he
can defeat Federer, Goffin said, “If I say yes, it might sound pretentious. And
if I say no, it will look like a lack of ambition. Well see. Ill prepare like I
do for other matches. Ill try to go for my shots and have fun on a big court.” ’
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