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NHL Morning Skate for Thursday, February 15, 2018: Kadri nets NHL’s fifth five-point game in February; Three straight days with a hat trick; Avalanche match franchise record with shutout




Home Team in Caps

TORONTO 6, Columbus 3

COLORADO 2, Montreal 0

Florida 4, VANCOUVER 3



Nazem Kadri (3-2—5) netted his fourth NHL hat trick and established a career high for points in a game as the Maple Leafs (35-19-5, 75 points) swept their five-game homestand to move within four points of the idle Lightning (38-16-3, 79 points) for first place in the Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference and NHL standings.


* Kadri recorded the 15th five-point game by an NHL player this season and fifth in the month of February – there were six instances of a player recording 5+ points during the entire 2016-17 campaign (1,230 GP). Since 2003-04, only six seasons have witnessed at least 15 performances of 5+ points.


* It marked the second time in the past three games that a Maple Leafs player registered five points, following Mitchell Marner’s 2-3—5 effort Saturday vs. OTT. Prior to Marner and Kadri, there were two instances of a Maple Leafs player recording 5+ points in a game over the previous 10 seasons: Jason Blake on Jan. 15, 2009 at CAR and Tomas Kaberle on Oct. 26, 2009 at ANA.


* Before this season, the last time a Maple Leafs player posted 5+ points in a game on home ice was Dec. 16, 2006, when Alexei Ponikarovskyand Kyle Wellwood each did so against the Rangers.


Toronto’s Nazem Kadri netted the 49th hat trick of 2017-18 and the third in as many days, following Florida’s Vincent Trocheck on Monday and Carolina’s Justin Faulk on Tuesday.


* This marks the second time this season that at least one hat trick has been scored on three consecutive days (also Dec.14-16; one per day). The last time four straight days featured one or more hat tricks was from Jan. 24-27, 2014 (one per day).


* In 1988-89, there was a span of nine consecutive days that featured at least one hat trick, with a total of 15 hat tricks scored from Oct. 11-19(including two by Mario Lemieux).

Semyon Varlamov
turned aside all 44 shots he faced to record his second shutout of the season and lift Colorado to its 10th consecutive victory at Pepsi Center, matching the longest home win streak in Avalanche/Nordiques franchise history.

* Colorado matched Washington (10-0-0 from Dec. 2 – Jan. 9) for the longest home win streak of 2017-18. The Capitals also are the last NHL club to win more than 10 consecutive home games (15-0-0 from Jan. 1 – March 4, 2017).


* The Avalanche (31-21-4, 66 points) moved within two points of the Wild (31-19-6, 68 points) for the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.
Four different players scored to lead the Panthers (25-23-6, 56 points) to their sixth win in seven contests and to within seven points of the Hurricanes (27-21-9, 63 points) for the second Wild Card Spot in the Eastern Conference.

* Prior to puck drop, the Panthers, Canucks and their fans observed a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. Click the photo to watch the entire ceremony.


Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen made a career-high 54 saves – including 22 in the second period – to record the second-highest save total in one game by a goaltender this season. Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov had a 57-save performance on Nov. 2 vs. CAR.


* Since 1955-56 when shots on goal became an official NHL statistic, only two other Maple Leafs goaltenders have made at least 54 saves in a game: Allan Bester (60) on Mar. 15, 1984 at HFD and Mike Palmateer (56) on Jan. 12, 1977 vs LAK.

* The Blue Jackets, who tallied 57 shots on goal, registered at least 50 shots for the third consecutive contest after doing so against the Devils on Saturday (50 SOG) and Islanders on Tuesday (51 SOG). Since 1955-56, only one other team has recorded 50+ shots on goal in three consecutive games: the Blackhawks achieved the feat from Oct. 9-16, 1955 against the Maple Leafs (51 SOG), Red Wings (54 SOG) and Canadiens (51 SOG).




· 2017-18 NHL Trade Tracker

· Connor McDavidDarnell Nurse attend World’s Longest Hockey Game

· Mitchell Marner, Maple Leafs play basketball on Raptors floor

· Madison Bowey (WSH), Deryk Engelland (VGK), Dustin Byfuglien (WPG) fined by Player Safety

· Biggest NHL Trade Deadline deals in past 10 seasons







NHL Coach’s Challenges update for games through February 15, 2018


192 Coach’s Challenges | 119 upheld | 73 overturned

· 121 for goalie interference | 81 upheld | 40 overturned (35 to “no goal” / 5 to “goal”)

· 16 initiated by Situation Room for goalie interference | 13 upheld | 3 overturned

· 42 for offside | 14 upheld | 28 overturned (all to “no goal”)

· 13 initiated by Situation Room for offside | 11 upheld | 2 overturned (all to “no goal”)


Team Requested Opposing Team Requested Opposing
Boston 6 5 Carolina 6 2
Buffalo 2 6 Columbus 4 4
Detroit 10 6 New Jersey 1 9
Florida 7 6 NY Islanders 6 2
Montreal 3 7 NY Rangers 6 8
Ottawa 5 6 Philadelphia 6 5
Toronto 3 11 Pittsburgh 5 7
Tampa Bay 5 7 Washington 3 6


Team Requested Opposing Team Requested Opposing
Chicago 3 5 Anaheim 4 4
Colorado 7 8 Arizona 6 4
Dallas 4 6 Calgary 4 4
Minnesota 9 12 Edmonton 2 4
Nashville 4 10 Los Angeles 8 9
St. Louis 6 3 San Jose 8 6
Winnipeg 7 4 Vancouver 6 7
      Vegas 7 9

*Requested column does not include challenges initiated by Situation Room



In the final minute of play in the third period and at any point in overtime (regular season and playoffs), Hockey Operations initiates the review of any scenario that would otherwise be subject to a Coach’s Challenge. This process has been initiated for the following teams:


Atlantic: Boston (2), Buffalo (2), Detroit (3), Florida, Montreal

Metropolitan: Carolina (2), Columbus, NY Islanders (3), NY Rangers, Washington

Central: Dallas, Nashville (2), Winnipeg

Pacific: Anaheim, Arizona (3), Calgary (2), San Jose, Vancouver



Teams to either have their goal taken down or counted based on a challenge of any sort.


Call changed from “goal” to “no goal” – 68
Atlantic: Boston (2), Buffalo (2), Detroit (2), Florida, Montreal (4), Ottawa (3), Tampa Bay (2), Toronto (3)

Metropolitan: Carolina, Columbus, New Jersey (2), NY Rangers (2), Philadelphia (2), Pittsburgh (2), Washington

Central: Chicago, Colorado (5), Dallas (3), Minnesota (6), Nashville, Winnipeg (4)

Pacific: Anaheim (2), Arizona, Calgary (2), Edmonton (4), Los Angeles (4), San Jose (3), Vancouver, Vegas


Call changed from “no goal” to “goal” – 5

Atlantic: Boston, Detroit, Florida
Metropolitan: Philadelphia





Up and down year continues for Dayton Flyers with 85-67 loss at George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va. – Darrell Davis recorded 19 points and six rebounds as the Dayton Flyers fell to the George Mason Patriots, 85-67.

Josh Cunningham scored 15, nine of those coming off of free throws, as the Flyers drop to 11-14 overall and 5-8 in the Atlantic 10.


  • The Flyers trailed 36-27 at the half.
  • Dayton led 14-8 early before going scoreless in a five-minute stretch to allow the Patriots to take their first lead, 16-14 with 8:34 to go.
  • Tied at 25-25, George Mason went on an 11-2 run to close the half.


  • George Mason led 57-42 at the 12:31 mark after hitting six consecutive field goals, three from 3-point range.
  • The Flyers cold streak continued midway through the half not converting a field goal for a stretch of 5:11.
  • George Mason shot 54 percent from the field in the second half and 6 of 7 from 3-point range.


  • John CrosbyJalen Crutcher and Matej Svoboda scored seven points apiece.
  • Darrell Davis and Cunningham have scored in double figures in 14 straight contests, Cunningham in 17 of the last 18 games.
  • Dayton drops to 1-8 on the road this season and has lost five straight.
  • Overall, George Mason shot 51 percent from the field and 10 of 19 from three-point range.
  • The loss snapped Dayton’s seven-game winning streak against George Mason.
  • Dayton has allowed 70 or more points in every Atlantic 10 road contest this year.


  • Dayton returns home to host the Fordham Rams in front of a sold out UD Arena on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.




Memorial Tournament officials announce registration now open for May 24 Fourth Annual Fore! Miler presented by OhioHealth


the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide


February 15, 2018


Race set for May 24 will kick off 2018 Tournament week

Dublin, Ohio – Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide announced today the return of the FORE! Miler presented by OhioHealth, a 4-mile road race that will kick off the 43rd playing of the prestigious PGA TOUR event hosted annually by golf legend Jack Nicklaus at Muirfield Village Golf Club. The race serves as a fundraiser that highlights and benefits the alliance between Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.


The FORE! Miler presented by OhioHealth will begin at 7 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 24. The race will follow a route that starts and ends at Muirfield Village Golf Club and includes Memorial Drive, Avery Road, Brand Road, Muirfield Drive and Kinross Court. After the race, runners and walkers will enjoy a free Post-Race Party at the Golden Bear Club, an enclosed, climate-controlled venue located between the fairway at Hole No. 10 and the green at No. 14 at Muirfield Village Golf Club. The FORE! Miler is limited to the first 3,000 runners and walkers.


Registration for the FORE! Miler is NOW open at Race fees are $45 per person through April 1, 2018; $50 per person from April 2 through May 21; and $55 per person starting May 22 until sold out. All proceeds from the FORE! Miler benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The race has raised more than $100,000 for Nationwide Children’s since it began in 2015.


Race participants receive an Official FORE! Miler-themed Technical Race Shirt, an Official FORE! Miler-themed Finisher’s Medal, one complimentary Practice Round ticket ($35 value) to the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide (good for any one day, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, with Wednesday’s ticket including access to the Official Pro-Am and Memorial Honoree Ceremony) and a complimentary adult beverage at the Post-Race Party.


“The FORE! Miler has quickly grown into one of the premier four-mile running events in Columbus,” said Memorial Tournament Executive Director Dan Sullivan. “The support we’ve received for this community-focused race from event partners OhioHealth, City of Dublin, Perio, Inc. (makers of Barbasol and Pure Silk Shave Cream) and WBNS 10TV has been vital to its success in raising important funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, as well as providing a platform for us to highlight the alliance between the Hospital and Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.”


The Memorial Tournament, scheduled for May 28 – June 3, will once again collaborate with M3S Sports to operate the FORE! Miler. The Memorial and M3S will work closely with City of Dublin officials to create a first-class race experience for participants and Dublin residents alike.


“Dublin is home to a healthy and wellness-focused community,” said Dublin City Manager Dana McDaniel. “The FORE! Miler is a great event kicking off one of the most important weeks in Dublin focused on world-class golf, hospitality and economic development. We value the opportunity to partner with the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, OhioHealth,  Perio, Inc. and WBNS 10TV to bring a ‘best of class’ race and charitable event to central Ohio.”


Race presenting sponsor OhioHealth is a leader in health and wellness in central Ohio and shares a common vision with the Memorial and City of Dublin to improve the health of the community.


“We’re excited to again serve as presenting sponsor of the FORE! Miler,” said Sue Jablonski, senior vice president and chief communications officer, OhioHealth. “The FORE! Miler is a great way to get people active and focused on their health and we’re excited to continue our longstanding collaboration with City of Dublin, the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide and Nationwide Children’s Hospital by supporting this year’s race.”


For more information and to register for the FORE! Miler presented by OhioHealth, please visit


The 2018 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide is scheduled for May 28 – June 3 at Muirfield Village Golf Club. The public may call the Tournament Ticket Office 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at 877-MT BADGE (877-682-2343) or visit to purchase badges. Kids 18 and under can attend for free with a ticketed adult. Daily practice round tickets for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are also available. The cost is $35 and they are valid for all three practice-round days.




About the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide is held annually at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. The Tournament, founded and hosted by Jack Nicklaus, is conducted each year with three goals in mind: to honor the memory of individuals living and deceased who have distinguished themselves in the game of golf; to showcase the world’s best golfers competing on one of the most challenging venues in the world for the enjoyment of spectators; and to benefit many Greater Columbus Charities in alliance with the Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and numerous other local organizations. For more information, visit or call 614-889-6700.

About Nationwide
Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit


Nationwide, Nationwide is on your side and the Nationwide N and Eagle are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.


Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 11 years in a row, 2007-2017.


Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 29,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 10 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area.


OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at




Columbus Crew SC announces 2018 Promotional offers for home regular-season matches



MAPFRE Stadium set to hold multiple promotional offers during 2018 MLS regular-season home matches

For Immediate Release:
February 16, 2018

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC today released information on several matchday promotions set to take place during the 2018 Major League Soccer regular season at MAPFRE Stadium. This year is set to feature new theme nights which include Superhero Night, Star Wars Night and Zoo Night.
In 2018, the popular Half Price Night promotion returns three times. On those evenings, supporters can enjoy half-off select beers (for supporters ages 21-and-over) Pepsi products, brats and pretzels through the 15th minute. This offer will be available at all permanent concession stands on April 21 against the New England Revolution, on July 21 for Military Appreciation Night against Orlando City SC and on September 22 for Hispanic Heritage Night against the Colorado Rapids.

On March 10, following the match against the Montreal Impact at MAPFRE Stadium, supporters in attendance will receive a 2018 Crew SC Schedule Magnet provided by Kahiki. Happy Hour – featuring select alcoholic beverages at a discounted price for supporters who are 21 years of age or older – will also be returning on March 24 against D.C. United, on April 28 for Superhero Night against the San Jose Earthquakes, on May 12, presented by Kahiki, for Pups at the Pitch Night against the Chicago Fire; on June 13 for Star Wars Night against Atlanta United FC; and on September 29 against the Philadelphia Union.
On March 31 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC, MAPFRE Stadium will host a Food & Craft Beer Fest, in which those in attendance will be able to sample 10 craft beer or food tastings from city-wide food trucks & Official Crew SC Beer Partners. There will also be a Craft Beer Fest on September 1 against New York City FC, which will allow supporters to sample 10 craft beer tastings from a variety of Official Crew SC Beer Partners. On June 2 in the Trillium Cup finale against Toronto FC, presented by Acura, Post-Match Penalty Kicks return, allowing kids 14 and under with a match ticket to participate in post-match penalty kicks. June 30 sees the return of Fireworks presented by MAPFRE Insurance, with a fireworks display taking place following the match against Real Salt Lake.
On August 11, animals from the Columbus Zoo visit MAPFRE Stadium for Zoo Night and a mascot game will be played at halftime. Supporters will be able to see the animals on the plaza prior to the match against the Houston Dynamo. Crew SC and MAPFRE Stadium will also host Trick or Treat night ahead of Crew SC’s Decision Day match against Minnesota United on October 28. Supporters are able to wear their Halloween costumes and trick or treat in the plaza before kickoff, but masks continue to be prohibited in accordance with MAPFRE Stadium policy.


On September 29, when the Black & Gold host the Philadelphia Union, Crew SC will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 2008 MLS Cup and 2008 Supporters’ Shield. More details will be made available in the future.
New this year, the Bud & Brat Pack will be available on March 24, June 30 and September 22. This new promotion includes two tickets, two bratwursts and two Budweiser or Bud Light beers. Among the ticket packages that return in 2018 is the Dispatch Family Pack –  four tickets, four Pepsi products, four hot dogs and four boxes of popcorn – which will be available during the matches on March 31, April 21, May 12, June 9, August 11 and September 29. The Middle West Spirits Pack returns on April 21 and includes a party suite ticket, OYO cocktails and light snacks. Papa John’s Family Pack – four tickets, four Papa John’s pizzas and four Pepsi products – also returns this year and will be available on March 31, June 2, July 21 and September 1. In addition to the promotions and ticket bundles, Season Ticket Members will also have new matchday benefits that will be announced in the near future.
Gates to the plaza on the south end of MAPFRE Stadium and the seating bowl will continue to open 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Concessions, food trucks, live music and partnership activation on the plaza, the Upper 90 Lounge are all slated to be open to all supporters beginning 90 minutes prior to match kickoff. Pre-match warm-ups will continue to begin roughly 40 minutes before kickoff.

As a reminder to all supporters attending a soccer match at MAPFRE Stadium this season, recently, MAPFRE Stadium announced a policy change for 2018 as a result of MAPFRE Stadium’s effort to increase security levels and improve the matchday experience for supporters. Specifically, beginning with the SheBelieves Cup doubleheader on Thursday, March 1, Crew SC has implemented a new “No Bag” policy for soccer matches, which includes 2018 Crew SC matches. Bags larger than 5-by-8-by-1-inches will not be allowed at soccer matches held at MAPFRE Stadium. The measure will not only enhance security for the venue, but will also expedite lines in an effort to maximize the supporter experience for soccer events at MAPFRE Stadium. The policy places MAPFRE Stadium in line with a similar “No Bag” policy used at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University.
The “No Bag” policy does include an exception: guests with medical or childcare needs will be permitted to carry a single bag into MAPFRE Stadium. In order to expedite entry, those needing to bring a handbag for medical or childcare needs should contact our supporter services at 614-447-4169 in advance of the match for further instructions.


All items and individuals entering MAPFRE Stadium are subject to inspection. Supporters may visit for additional information on permissible items and other MAPFRE Stadium policies. All bags, 5-by-8-by-1-inches or exempt, will still be searched. For non-soccer events at the venue, MAPFRE Stadium policies – including the “No Bag” policy – are subject to change.


In addition to all 2018 promotional offers going on sale today, single-match tickets for available sections at Black & Gold regular-season home matches are now on sale to the general public. Tickets are available through, by calling a Crew SC ticket representative at 614-447-2739 or by visiting More information on Season Ticket Memberships for the 2018 season at MAPFRE Stadium is available at


Under Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter, Crew SC’s preseason continues this week. From now until February 25, the club will be in Charleston, South Carolina to participate in the 2018 Carolina Challenge Cup. More information on Season Ticket Memberships for the 2018 season at MAPFRE Stadium is available at

For a full listing of Columbus Crew SC’s 2018 promotions at MAPFRE Stadium, please see below:


Day Opponent Time (ET) Promotion(s)
Saturday, March 10 Montreal Impact 1:00 p.m. Crew SC Schedule Magnet presented by Kahiki
Saturday, March 24 D.C. United 6:00 p.m. Happy Hour
Saturday, March 31 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3:00 p.m. Food & Craft Beer Fest
Saturday, April 21 New England Revolution, presented by OhioHealth 7:30 p.m. Half Price Night
Saturday, April 28 San Jose Earthquakes 3:00 p.m. Superhero Night & Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 9 Philadelphia Union 7:30 p.m. Happy Hour
Saturday, May 12 Chicago Fire, presented by Kahiki 7:30 p.m. Pups At The Pitch
Saturday, June 2 Toronto FC, presented by Acura 7:30 p.m. Trillium Cup Finale
Post-Match Penalty Kicks
Saturday, June 9 New York Red Bulls 5:00 p.m. Pride Night
Wednesday, June 13 Atlanta United FC 7:30 p.m. Star Wars Night & Happy Hour
Saturday, June 30 Real Salt Lake, presented by MAPFRE Insurance 7:30 p.m. Fireworks presented by MAPFRE Insurance
Saturday, July 21 Orlando City SC 7:30 p.m. Military Appreciation & Half Price Night
Saturday, August 11 Houston Dynamo 7:30 p.m. Zoo Night
Halftime Mascot Game
Saturday, September 1 New York City SC 8:00 p.m. Craft Beer Fest
Saturday, September 22 Colorado Rapids 7:30 p.m. Half Price Night & Hispanic Heritage Night
Saturday, September 29 Philadelphia Union 7:30 p.m. 2008 10-Year Anniversary & Happy Hour
Sunday, October 28 Minnesota United FC 4:30 p.m. Trick or Treat^


Note: All dates, times and promotions subject to change.
^Masks are prohibited, please refer to MAPFRE Stadium Policies for a list of permissible items




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