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NHL Morning Skate for Sunday, June 4, 2017: Stanley Cup Finals edition; Nashville backs up “guarantee win” talk in Game 3 with 5-1 drubbing of Pittsburgh

 

SATURDAY’S RESULT
Home Team in Caps
NASHVILLE 5, Pittsburgh 1 – PIT leads 2-1 

PREDATORS RESPOND ON HOME ICE, EARN FIRST STANLEY CUP FINAL WIN
Down 1-0 after 20 minutes, the Predators scored five unanswered goals – including two in a 42-second span of the second period – to earn their first Stanley Cup Final win and cut their series deficit in half.

* The Predators improved to 8-1 on home ice this postseason (with their lone loss in OT), outscoring the opposition 30-14. Pekka Rinne, who made 27 saves, owns a 1.49 goals-against average and .949 save percentage in those contests.

* Three Predators registered multiple points, including defensemen Roman Josi (1-2—3) and Mattias Ekholm (1-1—2). Nashville blueliners have combined for 14-36—50 during the playoffs (19 GP), tops in the NHL.

* Ekholm (1-9—10) became the fourth Predators defenseman to reach double-digits in scoring this postseason, joining Josi (6-8—14), Ryan Ellis (5-7—12) and P.K. Subban (2-9—11). Only two other teams in NHL history have had four blueliners each record at least 10 points in the same playoff year: the 1984 Oilers and 1993 Kings.

* Josi, who factored on all three Nashville goals in the middle frame, registered his sixth tally of the playoffs, most among defensemen. Elias notes that he became the first blueliner to post three points in one period of a Stanley Cup Final game since Pittsburgh’s Larry Murphy on May 23, 1991 vs. MNS (0-3—3 in 1st period).

PUT THE BROOMS AWAY
With Nashville’s win, there will not be a sweep in the Stanley Cup Final for a record 18th consecutive series (since 1998 DET: 4-0 W vs. WSH). The longest prior such streak (since the Stanley Cup Final went to the best-of-seven format in 1939) was seven straight series, from 1953-59 and 1961-67.

DID YOU KNOW?
Tennessee became the 15th different U.S. state to host a Stanley Cup Final game since the NHL was founded in 1917-18, joining California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.

The District of Columbia and four Canadian provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec) also have hosted Stanley Cup Final games since the League’s founding.

GUENTZEL CONTINUES HISTORIC POSTSEASON
Penguins forward Jake Guentzel opened the scoring in Game 3 with his League-leading 13th goal of the postseason (22 GP), continuing his climb up the NHL record book:

* Guentzel’s 13 playoff goals are one shy of the single-year NHL rookie record, established by Minnesota’s Dino Ciccarelli in 1981 (14 in 19 GP).

* Guentzel’s 20 postseason points (13-7—20) also are one shy of the single-year NHL rookie mark, set by Ciccarelli in 1981 (14-7—21 in 19 GP) and equaled by Philadelphia’s Ville Leino in 2010 (7-14—21 in 19 GP).

* Guentzel, who has scored in each of the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final (4-0—4), is the second rookie to accomplish that feat since the NHL took control of the Stanley Cup in 1926-27. The other: Ciccarelli in 1981 vs. NYI (3-2—5).

* Elias adds that Guentzel is the first player, rookie or veteran, to score in each of the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final since 1997, when Detroit’s Steve Yzerman did so vs. PHI (3-0—3).

* Guentzel’s four total goals in the series are one shy of the NHL rookie record in the Stanley Cup Final, established by Boston’s Roy Conacher in 1939 vs. TOR (5 GP) and matched by Boston’s Brad Marchand in 2011 vs. VAN (7 GP).

LOOSE PUCKS
The Predators posted the 34th comeback victory of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (in 84 GP, 40.5%) . . . Nineteen different players have scored at least one goal for Nashville this postseason (following firsts by Mattias Ekholm and Craig Smith in Game 3). Elias notes that is two shy of the NHL record, set by the 1987 Flyers (21) . . . Penguins captain Sidney Crosby (56-104—160 in 145 GP) collected one assist to move into a tie for 20th place on the NHL’s all-time playoff points list, with Mike BossyGordie HoweAl MacInnis and Bobby Smith . . . ICYMI: The Ducks signed head coach Randy Carlyle to a one-year extension . . . Fans voted the 1991-92 Penguins1976-77 Canadiens and 1987-88 Oilers as Nos. 2, 3 and 4, respectively, on the list of Greatest NHL Teams . . . The Predators announced that their Game 4 tailgate party will include the “Music City Gives Back” concert, featuring Rodney AtkinsKip MooreGranger SmithCole Taylor and Brett Young . . . Grammy- and CMA-winning singer/songwriter Alan Jackson played a free concert on Lower Broadway prior to Game 3.

2017 NHL SCOUTING COMBINE CONCLUDES IN BUFFALO
The 2017 NHL Scouting Combine presented by adidas, featuring 104 players eligible for this year’s draft – including top-ranked North American skaters Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier – concluded Saturday with fitness testing in Buffalo.

Click here for the top 25 scorers from each test.

* MEDIA ADVISORY: The top four ranked North American skaters for the 2017 NHL Draft – Nolan PatrickNico HischierCasey Mittelstadt and Gabriel Vilardi – will attend Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final and be accessible for interviews following Monday’s pregame media availabilities.

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Bad 2nd half 6-minute stretch costs Crew SC in 2-1 loss at Colorado

MATCH RECAP: COLUMBUS CREW SC 1, COLORADO RAPIDS 2
Federico Higuain scores his 45th regular-season goal in Black & Gold and moves to third place on Crew SC’s all-time goal scorer list;
Harrison Afful makes 50th regular-season appearance for Crew SC

For Immediate Release: June 3, 2017
Contact: Tim Miller, 614-447-4176 or Carlos Mojica, 614-447-4203

Columbus Crew SC 1 – Colorado Rapids 2
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, Colorado)
Saturday, June 3, 2017

SCORING SUMMARY
CLB – Federico Higuain (Justin Meram) 61’ [HIGHLIGHT: http://bit.ly/2qTHuuG]

COL – Kevin Doyle (Marlon Hairston, Mohammed Saeid) 80’ [HIGHLIGHT: http://bit.ly/2s5RUfc]
COL – Alan Gordon (Joshua Gatt) 86’ [HIGHLIGHT: http://bit.ly/2rEYw3C]

NEXT MATCH FOR CREW SC:

2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match, Fourth Round – Columbus Crew SC at FC Cincinnati (Nippert Stadium – Cincinnati, Ohio)
Wednesday, June 14 (7:00 p.m. ET / Broadcast information to be announced at a later time).

 


NEXT MLS MATCH FOR CREW SC (7-8-1, 22 points):

Columbus Crew SC at Atlanta United FC (Bobby Dodd Stadium – Atlanta, Georgia)

Saturday, June 17 (7:00 p.m. ET / The CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports, BCSN2, CD102.5 FM, La Mega 103.1 FM, English radio stream on ColumbusCrewSC.com).

 


MEDIA RESOURCES AVAILABLE

FULL BOX SCORE: http://bit.ly/2rxnjVb


TEAM STATISTICS:
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MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:
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HEAR FROM SPORTING DIRECTOR AND HEAD COACH GREGG BERHALTER IN POST-MATCH PRESS CONFERENCE:
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AUDIO FROM MIDFIELDER WIL TRAPP: http://bit.ly/2s65tLC


AUDIO FROM MIDFIELDER NIKO HANSEN:
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TODAY’S MATCH INFO:


Venue:
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, Colorado)
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistants: Eric Weisbrod, Kathryn Nesbitt
Fourth Official: Juan Guzman
Attendance: 17,586
Weather: Clear

 

GOALS/ASSISTS
CLB – Federico Higuain (Justin Meram) 61’

COL – Kevin Doyle (Marlon Hairston, Mohammed Saeid) 80’

COL – Alan Gordon (Joshua Gatt) 86’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

COL– Kevin Doyle (caution) 48’
COL – Kortne Ford (caution) 73’
COL – Michael Azira (caution) 79’

LINEUPS

Columbus Crew SC: Zack Steffen; Josh Williams, Alex Crognale (Niko Hansen 89’), Nicolai Naess (Jonathan Mensah 83’); Harrison Afful, Wil Trapp ©, Mohammed Abu (Artur 75’), Waylon Francis, Federico Higuain, Justin Meram; Ola Kamara

Substitutes not used: Brad Stuver, Jukka Raitala, Ethan Finlay, Kekuta Manneh

Colorado Rapids: Zac MacMath; Marlon Hairston, Mike da Fonte, Kortne Ford, Eric Miller; Shkelzen Gashi, Dillon Powers (Joshua Gatt 67’), Michael Azira, Mohammed Saeid; Dominique Badji (Caleb Calvert 73’), Kevin Doyle (Alan Gordon 82’)


Substitutes not used
: John Berner, Dillon Serna, Sam Hamilton


TEAM NOTES
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With his goal in tonight’s match, Federico Higuain surpassed Stern John to take sole possession of third place on the list of all-time regular-season goal scorers for the Black & Gold with 45 goals in 138 regular-season appearances (133 starts). Through 15 appearances (all starts) in the 2017 MLS regular season, Federico Higuain has scored six goals and notched five assists.

Midfielder Justin Meram registered his sixth assist of the regular season in tonight’s match against Colorado. Through 16 appearances (all starts) in the 2017 MLS regular season, Meram has registered eight goals and six assists. To date, Meram has tallied 32 goals and 32 assists in 170 regular-season appearances (118 starts).

Defender Harrison Afful reached a milestone with the club in tonight’s match against Colorado, as he made his 50th appearance (49th start) for Crew SC. Through the 2017 MLS regular season, Afful has made 11 appearances (10 starts) for the Black & Gold.

Goalkeeper Zack Steffen tied his season and MLS regular-season career-high number of saves with five stops on the night. Steffen has started in all 16 of the Black & Gold’s regular-season matches in 2017, recording 49 saves.

Tonight’s match was the lone regular-season meeting between Crew SC and the Colorado Rapids this year and marked the 41st all-time regular-season meeting between the two clubs.

Next up for Crew SC is a road contest against FC Cincinnati on Wednesday, June 14 in the Fourth Round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (7:00 p.m. ET / Broadcast information to be announced at a later time).

 

GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY & A COURTESY OF COLUMBUS CREW SC COMMUNICATIONS

 

“Pretty Pathetic” as Jason Dufner describes his 3rd round collapse from 5-shot leader to 3rd place 4-shots off pace

Jason Dufner

 

Jason Dufner

PRESS CONFERENCE WITH JASON DUFNER

Time: 1:17

61,821 Jason Dufner 3rd round collapse From 5 shots up in first to 4 shots behind in tie for 3rd 6 3 2017

 

All during Jason Dufner’s short press conference with the media after Saturday’s third round of the Memorial, you got the feeling that he was startled, frustrated, angry and beleagured.

The above photos and audio from the press conference can verify what I just said.

The Cleveland, Ohio native was cruising along after posting back-to-back scores of 7-under 65 in the first two rounds at The Memorial on the Muirfield Village Golf Course.

Dufner, who is seeking his fifth PGA TOUR win, was the five-stroke leader until the wheels fell off the apple cart during Saturday’s play. He came out and struggled from the get-go in round three, making four-straight bogeys on numbers 2-5. He then went on to double-bogey the par-5 11th hole and take additional bogeys at numbers 16 and 18 to end the day with a 5-under 77.

He still has a chance to win the tournament. He is tied for third at -9 under 207 with Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson. That trio trails the two leaders, Daniel Summerhays at -13 under 203 and Matt Kuchar at -10 under 206.

Dufner is making his sixth Memorial Tournament, where his best finish has been a tie for 19th in 2014.

Summerhays battles back from five down to lead Memorial with 3-shot lead after scorching 3rd round

After Friday’s second round at the Memorial Tournament, Jason Dufner looked unbeatable. But everyone who knows the course at Muirfield, knows that it is too tough to conquer every round. That is why there has never been a wire-to-wire winner at the Dublin, Ohio course.

Cleveland, Ohio native Jason Dufner, after carding back-to-back scores of 7-under 65 in the first two rounds, faltered early in round three, making four straight bogeys to lose the 5-shot lead he had gained.

Daniel Summerhays 2 (courtesy PGA Tour)

Entering the Saturday third round spotlight BYU graduate, Daniel Summerhays.

Making his seventh start at the Memorial Tournament, the 33-year-old Summerhays made five birdies against just one bogey to post a 4-under 68 and take control with a three-stroke lead at 13-under 203. His best finish at Muirfield Village Golf Club is a 4th place tie in 2012.

Summerhays, a Farmington, Utah native, is seeking his first PGA TOUR  win in his 185th start this week. Should he hold on for the win on Sunday, he would become the eighth player to make the Memorial Tournament his first PGA TOUR victory and the fourth consecutive player to do so. His best finishes on TOUR have been a pair of second place ties: 2013 Sanderson Farms Championship and the 2014 Valero Texas Open.

He has always played well at Columbus, Ohio tournaments. As an amateur on the Web.com Tour, Summerhays won the 2007 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational at the Ohio State University’s Scarlet course.

PRESS CONFERENCE WITH DANIEL SUMMERHAYS

61,809 Daniel Summerhays 3rd round leader His round today best of year for him 6 3 2017

 

61,810 Daniel Summerhays 3rd round leader His career has taken off in the past year he reflects 6 3 2017

 

61,811 Daniel Summerhays 3rd round leader How tough is it to win at Muirfield Village GC 6 3 2017

 

61,812 Daniel Summerhays 3rd round leader Has always played good in Columbus Ohio area tournaments 6 3 2017

 

61,813 Daniel Summerhays 3rd round leader Putting is a strength for him 6 3 2017

 

61,816 Daniel Summerhays 3rd round leader Juggling 4 kids on tour as a dad 6 3 2017

 

61,817 Daniel Summerhays 3rd round leader If he wins on Sunday will it more satisfying with how he has juggled family & career 6 3 2017

 

61,818 Daniel Summerhays 3rd round leader Went on a BYU mission for two years to Santiago Chile and never played golf while there 6 3 2017

 

61,820 Daniel Summerhays 3rd round leader His brother Boyd is here with him this week a big helper 6 3 2017