#1

Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major

in Dies ist ein Forum in der Kategorie 13.12.2018 09:52
von officialsbaseball • 144 Beiträge

SUNRISE Custom Vancouver Canucks Jerseys , Fla. — The Florida Panthers hope to get on track on Saturday night against the visiting Vancouver Canucks.The Panthers (0-1-1) have only played two games — some rivals have played as many as five — so there’s a l-o-n-g way to go. But even so, the Panthers know they came up one point short of the playoffs last season, and these October games count just as much as the ones in February.The Panthers also know that their Hall of Fame goalie, Roberto Luongo, is out with a knee injury, likely for a month, and a lot is riding on backup James Reimer, who gave up five goals in Thursday’s 5-4 home loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.Article continues below ...“We win and lose as a team,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said when asked about Reimer. “There’s no talking about goalies or individual play.”Coaches generally don’t talk about goalies only when they’re not happy with the performance. It’s possible that Boughner will start third-string goalie Michael Hutchinson, who has played 102 NHL games and was recalled from the American Hockey League once Luongo was injured.Meanwhile, the Canucks (2-2-0) traveled to Tampa Bay and beat the Lightning 4-1 on Thursday night. The score was tied midway through the third period, when Brock Boeser scored the winner.Vancouver figures to start former Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom. However, it’s possible that Anders Nilsson, who made 33 saves to beat Tampa Bay in his first start of the year www.jetsshoppro.com , gets the call in an effort to play the hot goalie.The Panthers will pay special attention to Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson, the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.Pettersson, who drives hard to the net, turns 20 next month, but scouts already rave about his “elite” playmaking ability and “exceptional” vision.Playing against men last season, he led the Swedish Hockey League with 56 points, scoring 24 goals and earning Rookie of the Year and Forward of the Year honors. He was also named the playoffs MVP, the first time the SHL has awarded that trophy unanimously.This season, Pettersson leads Vancouver with four goals, including one on Thursday that bounced off his chest.“Very lucky, but I’ll take it,” said Pettersson, who also leads Vancouver with seven points. “Every goal is worth one. It doesn’t matter how ugly or nice it is.”The Panthers wouldn’t mind scoring some hideous goals — as long as they get a win.Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov’s first line — with Evgenii Dadonov and Nick Bjugstad on the wings — is clicking. On Thursday, Dadonov had one goal and two assists Winnipeg Jets T-Shirts Womens , Barkov had one of each, and Bjugstad had one goal.“Daddy, Barky and Bjuggy were flying,” Boughner said.Barkov and Dadonov are each averaging four shots on goal per game this season, and Bjugstad had four on Thursday.Barkov, however, isn’t focused on the stats.“We scored a couple of goals, but we lost, so it doesn’t matter,” he said. “We’re playing really well in the offensive zone. But we need to learn how to block shots at the end — those small things that win games.”Florida’s power play is 0 of 7 in two games and has also allowed a short-handed goal.Meanwhile, Vancouver’s power play, which was the ninth-best unit in the NHL last season thanks in part to Bo Horvat’s lethal shot-making, has converted 26.7 percent of its chances so far this season. Horvat has two of Vancouver’s four power-play goals.Boughner is certainly wary of Canucks forwards such as Pettersson, Horvat Winnipeg Jets Hoodies Womens , Boeser and Sven Baertschi.“Our special teams have to be better,” Boughner said. “It’s just a matter of execution and bearing down on our chances.” MONTREAL (AP) Canadian world junior championship coach Dominique Ducharme has made the jump to the NHL as an assistant with the Montreal Canadiens.The Canadiens dropped assistant coaches Jean-Jacques Daigneault and Dan Lacroix and hired Ducharme away from the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Friday.The club also gave a contract extension to goaltending coach Stephane Waite, who has been with the team for five years.The moves are part of an offseason shakeup by a Canadiens team that missed the playoffs for a second time in three years. On April 17, the club fired Sylvain Lefebvre, coach of their American Hockey League team, the Laval Rocket, which also missed the playoffs. Lefebvre has yet to be replaced.Ducharme, 45, has built an impressive resume in junior hockey and may be seen as a potential future replacement for Canadiens head coach Claude Julien.Ducharme coached 10 years in the QMJHL with Halifax and Drummondville. In 2013, he took a Mooseheads team that included future Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon and Canadiens winger Jonathan Drouin to a Memorial Cup title, as well as winning the QMJHL coach of the year award. He moved to Drummondville in 2016 to be closer to his family.Ducharme coached Canada twice at the world juniors, winning silver in 2017 and gold in 2018.

nach oben springen


Besucher
0 Mitglieder und 21 Gäste sind Online

Wir begrüßen unser neuestes Mitglied: tomikobrown
Forum Statistiken
Das Forum hat 9930 Themen und 13156 Beiträge.