With the game tied, former New York Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin entered the game and … played really well. He stopped 15 shots to lead Canada to the 1-0 victory and a berth in the medal round. So we’ll give both of these guys partial credit on their star.
He made 18 saves on 20 shots before the shootout, some of them above average. But the 27-year-old KHL netminder earns a star here because of his stellar goaltending in the shootout victory over Team USA, stopping all five shots he faced to make a single Czech goal stand up and leading his nation to the medal round with the 3-2 victory.
I think it would be a recognition of the fact that the city went all-in on the Kings, Ranadive said. It would be the ultimate recognition that the city pulled it off. There’s a love affair between the Kings and Alex Galchenyuk Youth jersey the city and the NBA. It would be an exclamation point on that love affair.
Winning the bid won’t be easy. The Golden State Warriors want the game for their new arena in downtown San Francisco that is set to open for the 2019-20 season. Milwaukee is also bidding, with its new arena set to open next season. Other cities also will get involved.
The Wizards spoiled the home debuts for Larry Nance Jr., George Hill, Rodney Hood and Jordan Clarkson, four new faces the Cavs are hoping can get them back to the NBA Finals.
But there are more obstacles in the Eastern Conference than ever and the Wizards could be a much tougher out in the postseason — with or without Wall. Washington overcame an early 12-point deficit and matched Cleveland’s intensity.
It was a great team effort, said Beal, who added nine assists. We know the games before the break and the game after the break are always the toughest ones to get, especially when you’re playing a team like this. It was definitely a challenge for us.