The St. Louis Blues won Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final Monday night, tying their series with the Boston Bruins at two wins apiece. Before the series began, the Blues had never won a Stanley Cup Final game.1They made the final in each of their first three seasons in existence, but were swept each time. Now, they’re just two wins away from lifting the Cup.Then again, so are the Bruins. Yet the stats suggest it’s the Blues that are dominating the series (yes, even with a 7-2 loss thrown in).The Blues have dominated possession in the final. The Blues controlled possession 61 percent of the time in Game 4, according to Corsi percentage, which uses shot attempts to estimate a team’s possession rate. Aside from Game 1 the Blues have been winning the possession battle throughout the series: They controlled possession 58 percent of the time in Game 2, and despite getting embarrassed on home ice, controlled possession 61 percent of the time in Game 3.Controlling the puck has been key because the Blues haven’t been able to depend on their goalie. Rookie Jordan Binnington has been solid for the Blues in goal this postseason, but his performance in Game 3 was disastrous. He gave up five goals on just 19 shots, and recorded his fourth Really Bad Start (RBS)2Really Bad Starts is a stat that tracks when a goalie saves less than 85 percent of shots faced in a given game. When a goalie records a Really Bad Start, his team has just a 10 percent chance of winning. of the postseason. Limiting the time the Bruins spent on the attack — and therefore limiting the Bruins’ ability to steamroll an inexperienced goalie in consecutive games — allowed Binnington to bounce back from one of the worst starts of his career.The Bruins’ inability to generate scoring opportunities is an alarming trend for them in this series. An uncharacteristically awful Binnington and the Bruins’ sublime power play in Game 3 masked the fact that Boston only took 24 shots on goal. It’s unsustainable to expect 7 of 24 to go in every night. They managed just 23 shots in games 2 and 4, and lost on both occasions. The Bruins will have to find a way to possess more of the puck, and direct more shots toward Binnington’s goal, if they want to regain the lead they keep relinquishing in this series.Of course, some of this can be explained away by injuries to the Boston back line. The Bruins lost Matt Grzelcyk to a concussion in Game 2, and had to play more than two full regulation periods and overtime with only five defensemen. And in Game 4, captain Zdeno Chara took a shot to the face in the second period. Blood poured from his mouth as he made his way off the ice and down the tunnel. Chara eventually returned to the bench, his helmet equipped with a full face mask, but he never returned to the ice.The Bruins may find some small consolation in the fact that they haven’t yet been beaten in the series when they’ve had a full, healthy bench. But they’ll hope Grzelcyk and Chara, two of their best six defensemen, can get healthy quickly. Otherwise, the Blues might finally make history. read more
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTourism and Environment leaders will close off Tourism Environmental Awareness Month or TEAM with a clean up on Saturday December 7th. “TCI Shines which is the Hotel & Tourism Association clean-up campaign will bring its hotel industry volunteers for a start at the Tropicana Plaza. The Department of Environmental and Maritime Affairs (DEMA) will spearhead a beach clean-up with the help of school children at 6:30am, also this coming Saturday Morning at the Bight Park. Volunteers will head back to the Bight Park at 9:30am for light refreshments and a brief presentation. Interested individuals can call 941-5787 for more details. Remember to dress comfortably. Related Items: read more
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #nineawardedcontracts, #sportssiteforSouthCaicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 31, 2017 – Providenciales – Fourteen items were detailed as making up the body of the Tuesday Cabinet sitting according to the Governor’s Office release. Among the work done were recommendations for approvals for a number of tax changes, and for the Turks and Caicos to pay its Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance bill, and it appears the country will have increased coverage in the event of a disaster.The Sovereign Wealth Fund is revamped and reviewed and renamed; it will come up for debate as the Turks and Caicos National Wealth Fund Bill 2017. There was recommendation by Ministers for the recently burned down, Grand Turk public library to be temporarily moved to the Franklyn Missick building on Church Folly. Government plans to rebuild the library.There was an update on the removal of the Mega One Triton which shipwrecked on Governor’s Beach in 2012 and nine contracts were awarded including for a Green Energy Programme in Grand Turk, equipment and software for the judiciary, a sports and recreational complex for South Caicos, design and build of a community clinic in Bottle Creek, North Caicos, for upgrades to happen at the prison and at the Gus Lightbourne sports complex, new vector control vehicles for North and Middle Caicos and for a national fire hall for Provo.#MagneticMediaNews#sportssiteforSouthCaicos#nineawardedcontracts read more
Posted: February 16, 2018 National Comedy Theatre offering improv classes for teens and adults 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsFor San Diegans in the mood to try something fun that can also benefit their personal and professional skills, people of all ages and backgrounds have discovered something different in improv classes.KUSI’s Lisa Remmilard has the story. February 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter read more
Darjeeling: A youth was arrested in the wee hours of Saturday in connection with an alleged gang rape of a minor girl at New Jalpaiguri station area. Two others are absconding. The accused Mohammad Ansar, a resident of Dangipara, Siliguri was produced at Jalpaiguri court on Saturday.The incident had occurred three days ago. Ansar and two of his friends had abducted a minor girl and taken her to the parking lot adjacent to the NJP station. They had allegedly sexually assaulted her inside an auto. The victim was then rescued. Police have also launched a man hunt for two of Ansar’s associates.