Blackhawks build big lead, hold off Leafs

17 Mars, 2019, 09:41 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews leads his team against the Philadelphia Flyers Friday night

The improving Chicago Blackhawks are headed in the right direction, although their latest win was a wild ride.

The Blackhawks almost blew a five-goal lead, hanging on for a 5-4 win in Toronto in a game that saw the Maple Leafs, trailing 5-1 after 40 minutes, fire 29 shots at replacement goaltender Collin Delia in a third-period comeback that fell just short.

Duncan Keith, Dominik Kahun and Alex DeBrincat also scored for the Blackhawks, who have won four in a row.

Collin Delia replaced Chicago's starting goalie Corey Crawford after the second period, and was in net for the third, when the Maple Leafs peppered him with 29 shots, falling just four shots shy of the National Hockey League record for most in a period.

"We played really well in the first period and most of the second", Chicago head coach Jeremy Colliton said.

Corey Crawford stopped 17 of 18 shots through two periods before leaving the game due to illness. Colin Delia made 26 saves during the onslaught in the third.

"We've got to learn from the third period because that was way too close", added forward Marcus Kruger.

Zajac showed some deft hands in front as he tied the score 2-2 with 19 seconds left in the first period. Going into Wednesday's game with the Maple Leafs they had hit the over 27 of 32 times, and the five they didn't, three of those were a push. They sit six points out of a playoff spot with 12 games remaining.

April the giraffe gives birth
Fans of April the Giraffe can rejoice because the well-known animal welcomed a baby boy on Saturday, park officials said. In addition to Tajiri and her youngest offspring, April is also mom to three others, which were born behind the lens.

Johnny Manziel reportedly signs deal to join AAF
The 2012 Heisman Trophy victor at Texas A&M had his contract with the CFL terminated this offseason. He went on to sign with the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League in 2017.

Australia target World Cup win after stunning India
Khawaja, who was named man of the series, said it was a sweet vengeance after the home ODIs annihilation to India early this year. Talking about his own terrific form in this series, Khawaja said it was very satisfying to play a part in the team's victory.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.

Toronto, which beat Chicago at the United Center in a wild 7-6 overtime affair back in October, finally got on the board with 1:33 left in the period when Rielly had his shot deflected in by Johnsson for his 20th.

The Flyers are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 8-2 in their last 10 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 games as a road underdog. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities.

"I tried that early if you remember, I tried to put the line back together, they weren't ready to go", said Babcock after practice in Vegas on February 13.

The Maple Leafs put 29 shots on net in that final 20 minutes, leaving them one shot shy of being the eighth National Hockey League team to ever put 30+ shots on goal in a single period.

NOTES: Chicago is 14-3-2 in its last 19 games against the Leafs ... However, officials on the ice in Toronto ruled that Delia knocked the net off accidentally, denying the Leafs of a clean opportunity at a game-tying goal.

The Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Tuesday in National Hockey League action at the Scotiabank Arena.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Tech Companies Scramble to Remove New Zealand Shooting Video
Facebook and YouTube did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment on the matter. Satellite navigational audio could also be heard in the video as he drove to the mosque.

Au moins 31 morts au Zimbabwe — Cyclone Idai
Son passage a encore aggravé leurs souffrances", a souligné Marcoluigi Corsi, le représentant de l'Unicef au Mozambique. Plus de 6oooo personnes ont été sinistrées par ces inondations torrentielles.

US Navy veteran sentenced to 10 years in Iran: Lawyer
The New York Times , which first reported the sentencing, said White had been given two court hearings, on March 6 and March 9. A fourth, former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Robert Levinson, has been missing in Iran since 2007.

L'Atlético de Madrid pourrait traîner Ronaldo en justice — Football
La célébration obscène et moqueuse du Portugais ne passe pas au sein du deuxième de Liga. Victorieuse des Colchoneros en 8e de finale, la Vieille Dame défiera.

Arsenal could miss out on Monchi after Sevilla seek technical director’s return
On March 9th, Marca reported the pair would not have any problem to work together again and the north London club have made a "good offer" for the sporting director.

France: le célèbre restaurent le Fouquet’s saccagé par des "Gilets jaunes" (vidéo)
Quelque 82 personnes ont été interpellées , selon un bilan communiqué en début d'après-midi par la préfecture. Et même des sièges du Fouquet's où certains s'installent quelques instants.

Près de 3000 lycéens marchent pour le climat à Tours
"123 pays!", a tweeté la jeune Suédoise Greta Thunberg , icône du mouvement avec sa grève hebdomadaire de l'école. Les étudiants du monde entier s'étaient donné rendez-vous ce vendredi pour faire la grève en faveur du climat.

Speculation About Ronda Rousey's Future With WWE
Kurt Angle has wrestled some classic matches on the Grandest Stage of Them All, but this year he will compete at the Show of Shows for the last time.

US hoops draws Turkey, Czech Republic, Japan in World Cup
There will be 12 teams in the Olympic field - host Japan is one, and seven other nations will directly qualify from the World Cup. The official draw for the World Cup had the Philippines clustered with Italy, Serbia, and Angola in Group D .

Jaguar Land Rover RECALL 44,000 cars for excessive Carbon dioxide emissions
The recall includes vehicles such as the Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover Evoque and Jaguar F-Pace. Land Rover Discoveries with the 2.0-litre Ingenium engine are among the models being recalled.