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Capitals: Brenden Dillon Extended!

4 Years, $15,600,000, 1-way.

Just as NHL fans, media and teams are preparing for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals have signed Brenden Dillion to a 4 year contract! His AAV (Average Annual Value) is $3.9 million per year and will be paid as such until he’s 33 years old.

In the 2019-20 NHL season, Dillion has scored 14 points (1 goal, 13 assists) in 69 games! Nice. He was also a -2. He had 7 blocks, 16 hits, 4 takeaways and 4 giveaways in that season as well! During the playoffs, he scored 1 assist in 8 games, and was a 0. He has also got 16 blocks, 26 hits, 0 takeaways and 5 giveaways.

Capitals Acquisition of Dillon

Dillon was part of a trade deadline deal that brought him to the Capitals in exchange for a 2020 2nd Round Pick (COL), and a 2021 3rd Round Pick (WSH) to the San Jose Sharks. At least the Capitals still have something to show from that trade!

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LeBron James or Michael Jordan. Who’s Really the GOAT?

LeBron James or Michael Jordan? Who’s the goat? This has been an argument that has been going on for years and years with no sign of slowing down. As LeBron James continues to add to his legacy, Michael Jordan has cemented his own stance on the Mt. Rushmore of basketball.

LeBron?

For LeBron’s argument it comes down to the statistics and all-around game rather than basing it off pure winning and accolades. As he continues to dominate in his 17th season with the Los Angeles Lakers, he aims to achieve his 4th NBA Championship Ring in a whopping 10 tries with 3 different teams. Even though Jordan has scored more PPG overall, LeBron is a more efficient scorer, as he has a better percentage in fewer shots. James leads in all time points, rebounds, assists and blocks. He also has the edge in ASG appearances, playoff appearances, and conference championships won.

The clutch performance stats also show something in LeBron’s favor, as he has consistently stepped up in the clutch stronger than Jordan ever did. He has a 77.8% winning percentage in elimination games as of now, while Jordan has a 75%. In crunch time, LeBron improved in six of eight main statistical categories, while as Jordan’s field goal percentage, free throw percentage, steals, and turnovers all got worse in clutch moments. He has also hit more buzzer beaters and more go-ahead shots within under 5 seconds than MJ ever did. For anyone to think LeBron doesn’t play better in clutch moments is crazy. This being said, if you base the argument of anything besides “6 rings” LeBron should be your GOAT.

Jordan?

For Mike’s sake it comes down to the total accolades and rings argument. Which is what most people think places MJ ahead of LeBron due to Jordan leading James in all major accolades besides ROY, All Star appearances, and All NBA teams. However, the championship argument should not be the full reason you choose your GOAT, if so the answer should be Bill Russell, who won 11 of those in only 13 tries. In Jordan’s favor he leads James in MVP’s, scoring leaders, and Finals MVPs in a historically watered down expansion league compared to LeBron’s time.

Jordan struggles to lead LeBron in any major statistical category besides accolades, that LeBron can still achieve as he is still playing in the NBA. When many people use the “but Jordan has 6 rings” argument, they tend to forget that LeBron James had to play the 73-9 Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson lead Golden State Warriors 2-4 times. Jordan also has a 10% playoff win percentage without Scottie Pippen while LeBron has a 58% without any other All-Star teammate on his roster. Another hit on Jordan’s legacy is the fact that LeBron has a higher chance (58.8%) to make the NBA Finals than MJ is to make a shot (56.9%). Michael Jordan has 3 first round eliminations himself while James has zero, which takes away the fact that Jordan currently has 3 more Rings than LeBron.

Analysis



At the end of the day, this is an argument that will never truly have a decided winner, as everyone is obligated to their own opinions and each their own eras of basketball. The NBA and its fanbase will find a new shiny toy to try dethrone both of these guys in due time.

But, between Jordan and James they both played their own versions of basketball of what people will consider the GOAT. But if we need to choose a winner right here and now, LeBron is statistically the greatest basketball player of all time.

Who do you think is the GOAT, Lebron James or Micheal Jordan. Comment below!

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The Sharks Have Been Busy in the Wild!

The San Jose Sharks and the Minnesota Wild have made two separate trades earlier today! However, because the two trades happened in the same day, I will mix it into one trade and mark the assets as either (1) or (2) in order to tell which trade they were a part of! Donato and Dubnyk have been rumored to be involved in some sort of trade between the Sharks and Wild for quite a few days and they finally happened! Here are the trades!

To San Jose Sharks

(1) Devan Dubnyk (50% Salary Retained)

Devan Dubnyk has tendered the crease in Minnesota ever since he was traded from the Arizona Coyotes in 2015. In this past season, Dubnyk has played 30 games with a 0.890 SV% and a GAA of 3.35. However, it has seem like times have become tough given the pandemic and the flat salary cap. Also given that Dubnyk is also aging, he only has a few more years in him before he can hang up the skates, never mind the bad year he’s having.

(1) 2022 7th Round Pick (MIN)

(2) Ryan Donato

Donato is rather new in the league, yet this is already his third team. The other two being the Wild and the Bruins. Donato was traded from the Bruins in exchange with Charlie Coyle. Donato seems alright. He scored 23 points (14 goals, 9 assists) in 62 games and he’s a 5. In the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he wasn’t much of a presence as he only played 2 games and was only a 1. Donato has yet to be a consistent goal scorer, and the constant moving between teams does not seem to help him at all.

To Minnesota Wild

(1) 2022 5th Round Pick (SJS)

(2) 2021 3rd Round Pick (PIT)

https://www.nhl.com/wild/team/transactions

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Jack Johnson’s Contract Bought Out!

Jim Rutherford has finally done something about Jack Johnson, and Penguins fans are overjoyed!

The News

In the time Jack Johnson was in Pittsburgh, Penguins fans did not remember him very fondly. Nothing personal to the player, but rather the management. Jim Rutherford had signed Jack Johnson on July 1st, 2018. Now, the Penguins have revealed that they regretted signing him. The contract that was bought out was supposed to retire at 2023 when Johnson would be in his late 30’s. With a value of $16,250,000, the contract had an AAV* of $3,250,000 per year.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL has said there will be a flat salary cap the next few seasons. In that context, I can see how that forced Jim Rutherford’s hand in trying to get rid of Johnson. He was possibly shopping him until he realized no one would’ve wanted to trade for him, so a buyout was done.

The Cap Recapture Penalty from the Buyout

Using Capfriendly.com, the cost the Penguins have to pay Johnson is $916,667 until 2026. However, the cap hit is different. From 2020-21 to 2021-22, the cap hit will be $1,166,667. In 2022-23, the cap hit will rise to $1,916,667. From 2023-24 to 2025-26, the cap hit will be $916,667.

Rutherford

If you think about it, this was the start of quite a few roster moves JR has made that has made many question his ability to manage a team. He has done very well in Pittsburgh considering the Penguins won 2 Stanley Cups under JR’s reign. However, you can only do so much before your tactics can become old and outdated. In this case, it probably shows.

* AAV = Average Annual Value

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The Many NHL Signings of October 5th, 2020!

With the many NHL signings, it has been quite the busy day, today! Much movement around the NHL and Twitter has been buzzing, and it will buzz even more the day after! “Why?”, you maybe asking. Tomorrow is the NHL Draft! Let’s go over the various signings today, shall we?

Sebastian Aho – New York Islanders

2 years, $1,450,000, 2-way.

For the record, no he is not THAT Sebastian Aho, but a young defenseman in the AHL who could see himself make the NHL roster in the next year or two, give or take. Aho has played in the NHL level, but that was two years ago. In the 2017-18 NHL season, he has played 22 games and scored 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) and was a -5. Since then, he has been sent down to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the AHL. This past AHL season, Aho has played 49 games and scored 30 points (3 goals, 27 assists) and was a -16.

Josh Brown – Ottawa Senators

2 years, $2,400,000, 1-way.

Coming out of a trade between Florida and Ottawa, Brown has agreed to terms with his newfound Canadian team! The 26 year old defenseman has played in 56 games and has scored 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists) and was a 1 in the 2019-20 NHL season. In the Qualifying Round against the New York Islanders, Brown has played in 2 games, but has not scored an NHL point as the Panthers went home defeated in that series.

Carson Soucy – Minnesota Wild

3 years, $8,250,000, 1-way.

A very saucy contract for Soucy, indeed! This is probably the contract that has the most value from today’s plethora of signings! The 26 year old defenseman has played in 55 games and has scored 14 points (7 goals, 7 assists) and was a 16 in the 2019-20 NHL season. This maybe an iffy contract, he hasn’t put up a lot and analytics don’t support him. However, this contract is not very long and the Wild have way bigger contracts to deal with. But again, it’s very hard to justify this contract concerning the one full season he’s had.

Nico Sturm – Minnesota Wild

2 years, $1,450,000, 1-way.

Another Wild contract, Sturm has mostly been playing in Iowa, with the minor call up. I imagine this is a similar situation with Sebastian Aho (from above) where he could be called up into the NHL, maybe for good, but is good in the AHL for now. In the 2019-20 NHL season, Sturm has played 6 games and has managed to get 2 assists and was a 2. However, in the 2019-20 AHL season, Sturm has played 55 games and has scored 32 points (12 goals, 20 assists) and was a 9. I’d imagine the Wild will give this 25 year old Center a chance one day.

Matt Luff – Los Angeles Kings

1 year, $700,000, 2-way.

Luff spent a lot of his season in the AHL but has also played in a decent amount of NHL games in a quite a few call ups as well. In the 2019-20 NHL season, he has played 18 games and scored 5 points (1 goals, 4 assists) and was a -5. In the 2019-20 AHL season, Luff has played 30 games and has cored 24 points (9 goals, 15 assists) and was a 3.

Michael Eyssimont – Los Angeles Kings

1 year, $700,000, 2-way.

Unlike Luff, Eyssimont has yet to even skate on NHL ice. In the 2019-20 AHL season, Eyssimont has played 56 games, scored 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) and was a 0. There isn’t much else to talk about here.

Justin Braun – Philadelphia Flyers

2 years, $3,600,000, 1-way.

After a trade between the Flyers and Sharks, Braun has played an entire 62 games with the Flyers. In his stint, the Veteran defenseman has scored 19 points (3 goals, 16 assists) and was a -2. In the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Braun has played in 16 games and only scored 2 assists and was a 0. Unfortunately for Braun, the Flyers were eliminated out of the playoffs by the New York Islanders. But, given his playoff experience, I think this is a very good and team friendly deal!

Tage Thompson – Buffalo Sabres

3 years, $4,200,000, 1- way.

I’m going to be honest, I don’t think this is a good deal for Buffalo. This is VERY risky for the team, he’s injury prone, and has not shown much in the NHL. Looking at Daily Faceoff, he’s on the 3rd line as a RW. I don’t know about the readers, but I think Kyle Okposo is better at the third line Right Wing than Thompson. Anyways, let’s see some stats! In the 2019-20 AHL season, he’s played 16 games, scored 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) and was a 5. In his call up, he has only played 1 game in the NHL. That’s it.

Ilya Lyubushkin – Arizona Coyotes

1 year, $1,000,000, 1-way.

I don’t know much about Lyubushkin, but the overall reaction about this signing was actually rather positive. He seems to be an underrated defenseman and he’s getting a prove-it deal! Nice! I do love prove-it deals as they can determine how well a player can do to his abilities! Let’s see some stats! In the 2019-20 NHL season, he has played 51 games, and scored 4 assists with a 4. He has also played 2 games in the AHL, but has not done much in Tucson. Overall, nice.

Kyle Capobiano – Arizona Coyotes

2 years, $1,550,000, 1-way.

There isn’t much to say other than he seems to be a nice up and coming defenseman! In the 2019-20 NHL season, he has played 9 games and has scored 1 goal and was a -1. In the AHL, he has played 42 games, scored 37 points (10 goals, 27 assists) and was a 6.

Jayden Halbgewachs – San Jose Sharks

2 years, $1,450,000, 2-way.

Other than his confusingly pronounced last name, there’s not much to talk about. Just a normal AHL player’s contract. In the 2019-20 AHL season, he has scored 35 points (19 goals, 16 assists) in 55 games, and was a -8. That seems to be alright, but I don’t anticipate him being called up to join the big boys anytime soon.

Nicolas Meloche – San Jose Sharks

1 year, $700,000, 2-way.

Once again, there is not much to say other than it seems like a standard AHL player’s contract. In the 2019-20 AHL season, Meloche has scored 7 assists in 41 games, and was a 1.

Jacob Middleton – San Jose Sharks

2 years, $1,450,000, 2 way.

Middleton has had his call ups throughout the 2019-20 season, but there isn’t much to cover. In the 2019-20 NHL season, he has scored 2 assists in 10 games and was a -2. In the AHL, he scored 6 points (1 goal, 5 assists) in 32 games and was a -13. That seems a little rough.

Maxim Letunov – San Jose Sharks

1 year, $700,000, 2-way.

I don’t know much about Letunov, but he seems to be producing very well in the AHL and seems to have a nice call up in the NHL. In the 2019-20 AHL season, he has scored 40 points (12 goals, 28 assists) in 50 games and was a -8. In his call up to the NHL, he scored 1 goal in 3 games and was a 0. It’s safe to say he may get another call up in the next season!

Jason Spezza – Toronto Maple Leafs

1 year, $700,000, 1-way.

A great deal for the great yet aging veteran defenseman! He’s scored 25 points (9 goals, 16 assists) in 58 games and was a -3. That may not sound impressive, but this is Jason Spezza. His better days have passed and he’s aging. I could see him retire after this contract expires. His greatness has proved why the Senators won the Alexei Yashin trade. As an Islanders fan, I’m not salty, you are!

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Bill Armstrong is the General Manager of the Arizona Coyotes

The News

On September 17th, 2020, the Arizona Coyotes have formally announced Bill Armstrong as their new General Manager. Reports have came in the day before from various hockey insiders the day before.

Armstrong’s On Ice Career

Bill Armstrong spent 3 seasons in the OHL preparing to be drafted into the NHL from 1987-88 to 1989-90. There, he spent his time in the Juniors with the Toronto Marlboros (1987-88 & 1988-89) before bouncing between the Hamilton Dukes, Niagara Falls Thunder and the Oshawa Generals for the 1989-90 OHL season.

Once drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers 46th overall in the 1990 NHL draft, he suited up for the Hershey Bears in the AHL. There, he would spend his time in Hershey, PA for 3 seasons. However, My research has shown no sign of Armstrong ever being called up to the NHL. Based on my research, my guess is that he was part of a minor league deal between the Flyers and the Bruins, where he went to Providence to suit up for the Bruins (AHL) in the 1993-94 AHL season. For the next 5 seasons, he would bounce between the Providence Bruins in the AHL and the Cleveland Lumberjacks. In 1999, Armstrong decided to call it a career and hang up his skates.

Armstrong’s Front Office Career

According to my research, Armstrong was not involved in the hockey world between 1999 and 2008. However, this all changed when the St. Louis Blues hired Armstrong as the Director of Amateur Scouting in 2008. From there, he helped draft and build the core that built the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions. Players like Alex Pietrangelo, Jordan Schmaltz, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz and Ivan Barbashev are all part of the work of Armstrong’s scouting.

However, the St. Louis Blues decided to promote Armstrong to Assistant General Manager on August 28th, 2018. He remained in St. Louis for 2 more years working as both Director of Amateur Scouting and helping Doug Armstrong (not related) make his job easier in the front office.

The Arizona Coyotes

After their relationship with John Chayka ended on a sour note, the Arizona Coyotes decided to hire Bill Armstrong as their 11th General Manager in the Club’s history (going back to their WHA years in Winnipeg). Upon ending that relationship and the illegal testing of prospects before the draft, some good news has finally arrived for Arizona hockey fans with Bill Armstrong as their new General Manager!

Honestly, there isn’t much that I got out of researching Bill Armstrong. However, considering his involvement in drafting key players in the St. Louis Blues, this seems like a good hire by the Coyotes!

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Eric Staal Traded for Marcus Johansson

 Outside of Eric Staal traded, there has been quite a bit of news lately! Bill Armstrong seems to be the new general manager of the Arizona Coyotes. Also, Jim Montgomery heading to the St. Louis Blues as an assistant coach. However, this article is going to focus on the trade that just recently happened:

  On September 16th, 2020, it was announced by NHL insiders Darren Dreger and Elliotte Friedman that the Buffalo Sabres have traded away Marcus Johansson to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Eric Staal.

To the Buffalo Sabres:

Eric Staal

  Eric Staal, while cheaper at an AAV of $3,250,000, is an older player at age 35 (36 this coming October 29th). In the 2019-20 NHL season, he has put up 47 points (19 goals and 28 assists) in 66 games. This was during his time on the first line with the Minnesota Wild (according to Daily Faceoff).

  What I am reading is that Buffalo traded for Eric Staal to put him in that 2nd line center slot behind Jack Eichel, where Johansson was previously playing in. He isn’t Ryan O’Reilly, but he should get the job done. He should also look really nice in those new Royal Blue uniforms! Staal’s current contract expires by the 2021 offseason.

Speaking of Johansson…

To the Minnesota Wild:

Marcus Johansson

  While Johansson is 29 years younger than Staal, he has only put up 30 points (9 goals and 21 assists) in 60 games during his one season in Buffalo. But not only is Johannson younger, but he is also more expensive at an AAV of $4,500,000. As previously mentioned, Johansson served his time in Buffalo on the 2nd line. Johansson’s contract also expires in the 2021 offseason.

My Thoughts

  Based on what I just read and typed down, it seems that the Buffalo Sabres won this trade by a landslide. Somehow the Buffalo Sabres managed to grab a better 2nd line center and managed to gain some cap space for the upcoming season. The Sabres hockey club is rumored to operate on an internal budget for their 2020-21 campaign to make the playoffs.

  As far as the Minnesota Wild, I don’t know what to make out of this. Do they plan to make more moves to supplement Eric Staal or is Marcus Johansson it? The Wild are, as far as what I’m concerned, supposed to be competing for the playoffs themselves, but they downgraded from Staal to Johansson. It seems rather obscure. Then again, Bill Guerin at the helm has always seemed rather obscure since his hiring. I guess we’ll have to see what happens from here.

Credit to Capfriendly, Hockey-Reference, and Daily Faceoff for being very useful tools to help me type down this article!

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Alec Mills throws No-hitter in cubs win over the Brewers

On Sunday Cubs Pitcher Alec Mills through a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers. Mills had 5 strikeouts and did not allow a single man on base in the win on Sunday. Mills threw the 305th no-hitter in MLB history. This is Mill’s first Career no-hitter. Mills’ performance on Sunday was the second No-hitter of the 2020 season. Mills is also the first Cubs pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Jake Arrieta in 2015. This season Mills has 8 starts with a record of 5-3.

Cubs offense

The Cub’s defense was not the only thing that was impressive on Sunday. It started in the 4th inning when Jason Heyward would bring home Schwarber with an RBI double. Next, a wild pitch would allow Javier Baez to score to increase the lead for the Cubs. The Cubs would score 4 in the 4th inning 2 in the 5th and the 9th to beat the Brewers 12-0.

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Scouting Cornerbacks

This year promises to be one of the most unique draft seasons ever, especially when scouting cornerbacks. I have been keeping a close eye on these 2021 prospects. This week I’ll take a look at some interesting defensive back prospects. Good defensive backs are always at a premium in the NFL. This 2021 Corner class is guaranteed to offer more top end talent.

Marco Wilson -Florida CB 6’0 190

First up we have Marco Wilson, the younger brother of Colts 2017 draft pick Quincy Wilson. When I put on the tape, what stands out to me is the athletic ability he displays. He’s got a good speed, with a track background going back to high school. Wilson also has fluid hips, good change of direction and excellent recovery speed. At the University of Florida, Wilson has played outside as well as in the slot. Florida calls their slot CB position the STAR position because much is asked of the player that plays there. Wilson has thrived in that position. Mostly playing in off coverage mirroring receivers on their routes, it is yet to be determined how Wilson fares in more aggressive coverages.

In the clip below, Florida is in zone coverage and you see Wilson lined up in the slot near the top of your screen. The QB is looking to hit his slot WR running a dig route. Wilson does a good job taking the route away and forcing the QB to come off that read. After that, the QB begins to scramble. Wilson stays disciplined and stays glued to his man throughout the scramble.

Kary Vincent Jr. -LSU CB 5’10 190

Next up we have Kary Vincent Jr. Kary Vincent is a gifted athlete. Coming out of high school he was the top ranked 200 meter sprinter in the country. Vincent also ran the fourth fastest 4×100 meter relay in LSU history. On the football field, Kary Vincent excelled as a nickel CB. In 2019, he recorded 4 interceptions along with 44 tackles while playing in 14 games (starting 8).

The film on Kary Vincent is impressive as well. The high end ball skills are prevalent throughout his tape. The tape also shows that Vincent is not only has straight line speed, but also lateral speed as well. While playing off coverage, Vincent does well reacting to what is in front of him and exploding in and out of breaks right along with the receiver.

In the clip below Kary Vincent is covering Ole Miss slot WR Elijah Moore. Vincent shows excellent route recognition. Once he knows what is coming, Vincent practically runs the route for Moore. He shows excellent short area burst to undercut the route as well.

Asante Samuel Jr- FSU CB 5’10 184

Son of Pro bowl CB Asante Samuel Sr. Asante Jr started 12 games in 2019, recording 14 pass breakups and 1 interception. On film Asante shows good quickness and change of direction to play off coverage. Asante jr also shows good ability to check receivers in aggressive man coverage. Florida State trusted him enough to give him the responsibility of traveling with receivers on vertical routes, which speaks to his ability to turn and run.

In some ways Asante Jr’s game resembles his father’s. His route recognition is good and he breaks on the ball quickly, just like dear old Dad. One difference is that Asante Jr doesn’t quite have the ball skills that his father does yet. There are instances where Asante Jr makes a tremendous break on a pass only to have the ball slip through his fingers. Another difference would be a higher level of physicality that Asante Jr brings to the field.

In the clip below you’ll see Samuel lined up against Eagles 5th round pick John Hightower in the red zone. Hightower takes Samuel on a vertical route up the seam. Samuel does a great job using trail technique. He stays in phase with the receiver throughout the entire route. Had the ball not been overthrown, Samuel would have been able to undercut the route and make a play on the ball.

These are just a few guys that caught my eye. I haven’t even gotten to the top guys yet. I’ll highlight more as I grind through the tape.

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Game 3 Ends with Isles 3-1 Victory.

New York Islanders end game 3 with a two goal lead against the Philadelphia Flyers, despite strong goaltending from Carter Hart!

The First Period

  As the first period goes down, the back and forth defensive play of both teams kick in. Scott Laughton, while fighting off Leo Komarov, drops it off for Tyler Pitlick outside of the left circle. It is then where Pitlick makes the shot and it is 1-0 Flyers at 5:43 left in the first period!

The Second Period

  The second period starts off with some Islanders dump-ins and forechecks. This establishes a play with Matthew Barzal, who nearly got a wrap-around goal at 17:22 left in the second period. Still, the score remains 1-0 Flyers.

  Anthony Beauviller and Josh Bailey were breaking for the net, but a good defensive play by Ivan Provorov interrupted the chance!

  Once again, a 2 on 0 breakaway happens , this time with Anthony Beauvillier and Devon Toews. However, Carter Hart makes a beautiful save, stopping a Beau goal!

  With 12:53 left in the second period, Jordan Eberle dumps the puck into the end of the Flyers’ zone. Mathew Barzal chases down that puck and makes a play to Matt Martin. Martin, skating slowly towards Carter Hart, had shot the puck at Hart. The puck then bounced off Hart and behind into the goal, making the score tied 1-1.

   James Van Riemsdyck makes a great effort getting the puck to the net at 10:24 left in the 2nd period, where Tyler Pitlick was. Unfortunately for the Flyers, Varlamov came up big!

  Derrick Brassard, coming into the zone, shoots the puck at Hart. Brassard then collects the rebound and passes the puck to Leo Komarov. Uncle Leo, with 5.1 seconds left in the second period, shoots the puck towards Hart. The puck squeaks past his Pads and crosses the goal line, making it 2-1 Islanders!

The Third Period

  At 16:20 in the third period, Nick Leddy at the Blue line passed it to Ryan Pulock. Pulock gets the puck to Jordan Eberle, where he gets the puck to Anders Lee. Anders Lee, parked in front of Hart, managed to bounce the puck off of Hart and made the score 3-1 Islanders.

  13:17 left in the third period, JG Pageau and Brassard rush up the ice, Pageau attempts to score on Carter Hart. However, Carter Hart comes up strong with the pads.

  With the remainder of the period, the Islanders managed to run the time down, until Anders Lee took a penalty. The penalty was that he was playing the puck without a helmet, a rule recently made into practice by the NHL. Despite the Flyers power play, the Islanders managed to keep the 2 goal lead until the end of the game. The final score of game 3 was 3-1 Islanders.

Game Stats

Faceoff wins were 49 to 51 in favor of the Flyers.

Power Plays were 2 to 1 in favor of the Islanders.

Hits were 36 to 33 in favor of the Islanders.

Shots on goal were 29 to 27 in favor of the Islanders.

Game 4 will be on Sunday, August 30th, at 8:00 PM.

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