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Archive for April 7th, 2018

Historical Highlights for Monday, April 2, 2018

(courtesy http thinkgetfit.com)

 

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DAILY ALMANAC WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF www.almanac.com

 

Stanley Cup Playoff clinching scenarios for Saturday, April 7, 2018

 

The Philadelphia FlyersSt. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche can clinch playoff berths on Saturday, April 7.

The Tampa Bay Lightning also can clinch the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference.

Click here to view the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoff race through games of Friday, April 6.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NHL PUBLIC RELATIONS; COURTESY NHLmedia.com

 

NHL Coach’s Challenge Tracker update

 

A list of all challenges through games played April 4

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

268 Coach’s Challenges | 170 upheld | 98 overturned

· 170 for goalie interference | 120 upheld | 50 overturned (42 to “no goal” / 8 to “goal”)

· 22 initiated by Situation Room for goalie interference | 16 upheld | 6 overturned

· 61 for offside | 22 upheld | 39 overturned (all to “no goal”)

· 15 initiated by Situation Room for offside | 12 upheld | 3 overturned (all to “no goal”)

 

ATLANTIC DIVISION   METROPOLITAN DIVISION
Team Requested Opposing Team Requested Opposing
Boston 9 10 Carolina 6 4
Buffalo 4 9 Columbus 6 6
Detroit 15 10 New Jersey 4 9
Florida 12 8 NY Islanders 8 3
Montreal 5 12 NY Rangers 8 8
Ottawa 9 8 Philadelphia 8 5
Toronto 7 14 Pittsburgh 5 13
Tampa Bay 6 10 Washington 5 8

 

CENTRAL DIVISION   PACIFIC DIVISION
Team Requested Opposing Team Requested Opposing
Chicago 5 7 Anaheim 4 7
Colorado 7 14 Arizona 12 4
Dallas 5 7 Calgary 6 6
Minnesota 12 12 Edmonton 2 8
Nashville 5 18 Los Angeles 9 13
St. Louis 7 4 San Jose 10 7
Winnipeg 10 4 Vancouver 7 10
      Vegas 13 10

*Requested column does not include challenges initiated by Situation Room

 

SITUATION ROOM INITIATED CHALLENGES – 37

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 (2), Montreal, Tampa Bay

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

Central: Dallas, Minnesota, Nashville (2), Winnipeg

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

 

OVERTURNED

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

 

Call changed from “goal” to “no goal” – 90
Atlantic: Boston (2), Buffalo (2), Detroit (4), Florida, Montreal (7), Ottawa (4), Tampa Bay (2), Toronto (4)

Metropolitan: Carolina (2), Columbus (2), New Jersey (2), NY Rangers (2), Philadelphia (2), Pittsburgh (4), Washington

Central: Chicago (2), Colorado (6), Dallas (3), Minnesota (6), Nashville (4), Winnipeg (4)

Pacific: Anaheim (3), Arizona, Calgary (3), Edmonton (5), Los Angeles (6), San Jose (3), Vancouver (2), Vegas

 

Call changed from “no goal” to “goal” – 8

Atlantic: Boston, Detroit (2), Florida, Ottawa

Metropolitan: Philadelphia
Central:
Pacific:
Arizona, Calgary

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NHL PUBLIC RELATIONS; COURTESY NHLmedia.com

 

 

Historical Highlights for Sunday, April 1, 2018

(courtesy TimeAndDate.com)

 

EASTER SUNDAY

Easter in the western Christian church can occur as early as March 22 and as late as April 25. It is observed on the Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon (a fixed spring date set by the church). This Christian holy day celebrates the resurrection of Christ after his Crucifixion and was probably the earliest of the church’s annual festivals. Folk customs attached to the festival date from pre-Christian times:* Eggs, traditionally forbidden during Lent, symbolize new life.* The Easter Bunny recalls the hare, the Egyptian symbol of fertility.Easter may have derived its name from the Saxon goddess Eostre, whose feast was celebrated each spring at about this time. Or it may have derived from the word oster, meaning “rising.”

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DAILY ALMANAC WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF www.almanac.com

 

 

Columbus Crew SC visits Chicago tonight to play the Fire

MATCH PREVIEW:

Black & Gold clash against the Fire on Saturday in the first of three regular-season meetings between the clubs in 2018

 

COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew SC travels to Toyota Park to take on the Chicago Fire, Saturday, April 7. The match kicks-off at 8:30 p.m. ET and is set to be televised regionally on CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports and BCSN2, with Neil Sika and Dwight Burgess on the call. Coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET. Post-match coverage is set to follow exclusively on Spectrum Sports in Ohio. Tomorrow’s match also airs locally on the radio on CD102.5 FM in English, featuring simulcast audio from the television broadcast. The club’s official website, ColumbusCrewSC.com, is set to stream the English-language radio broadcast online as well as host the Spanish-language audio broadcast, with Juan Valladares behind the microphone.

Columbus Crew SC travels to Toyota Park to face Chicago Fire in a clash of Midwestern rivals. The match is set to kick off on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Last August, the Fire came to MAPFRE Stadium to suffer an eventual 3-1 defeat. Despite falling behind to Chicago, the Black & Gold stormed back with three unanswered goals — one apiece from Kekuta Manneh and Ola Kamara put Columbus on top before Justin Meram’s go-ahead goal in the 73rd minute put the game on ice.

Chicago is coming off of a 2-2 draw at home against the Portland Timbers. The Fire came back, twice, to earn the draw.

All-time, the Black & Gold hold a 18-24-17 overall record against the Fire.

Columbus Crew SC will travel to D.C. United for their second meeting of the season on Saturday, April 17 at 7 p.m. ET.

The Black & Gold will return to MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday, April 21 to host New England Revolution in a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff.

2018 SEASON RECORDS

GP W-L-T PTS GF GA

Fire 3 0-2-1 1 6 8 at home 2 0-1-1 1 5 6

Crew SC 5 3-1-1 10 9 5 on road 2 1-0-1 4 2 0

LEAGUE ALL-TIME HEAD-TO-HEAD

ALL-TIME: Fire 25 wins (1 shootout), 86 goals … Crew SC 18 wins (0 shootout), 91 goals … Ties 18 AT CHICAGO: Fire 15 wins (0 shootout), 47 goals … Crew SC 6 wins (0 shootout), 36 goals … Ties 10 LAST YEAR (MLS): 3/4: CLB 1, CHI 1 (Finlay 17 — Accam 73) 4/8: CHI 1, CLB 0 (Nikolic 22) 8/12: CLB 3, CHI 1 (Manneh 18; Meram 73; Kamara 88 — de Leeuw 13)

CREW SC LAST MATCH RECAP

CREW SC FALLS 2-1 AGAINST VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC Last Saturday, Crew SC hosted Vancouver Whitecaps FC at MAPFRE Stadium. The Black & Gold took the lead in the 29th minute, when Gyasi Zardes pounced on a rebound to score his fourth goal of the 2018 MLS regular season. Whitecaps FC responded in the second half, with Brek Shea scoring an unassisted goal in the 51st minute to make it 1-1, before Kei Kamara headed in a cross to give Vancouver the lead. The match marked the 2018 regular-season debut of Crew SC midfielder Hector Jimenez, who started the match at leftback, as well as forward Adam Jahn who came in as a substitute in the second half. MLS Regular Season: 3-1-1 MLS Regular Season: 0-2-1 Points: 10 Points: 1 Eastern Conference: 2nd Eastern Conference: 11th Home: 2-1-0 Home: 0-1-1 Away: 1-0-1 Away: 0-1-0 Goals For: 9 Goals For: 6 Goals Against: 5 Goals Against: 8 +/-: 4 +/-: -2 2018 Regular-Season Leaders Goals: Zardes (4) Goals: Nikolic (3) Assists: Artur, Higuain, Martinez (2) Assists: Schweinsteiger (3) Shots: Zardes (15) Shots: Nikolic (10) Shots on Goal: Zardes (6) Shots on Goal: Nikolic (7) G-W Goals: Zardes, Higuain, Clark (1) G-W Goals: N/A G-W Assists: Artur, Higuain, Valenzuela (1) G-W Assists: N/A Fouls Suffered: Santos (16) Fouls Suffered: Tchani (6) Fouls Committed: Artur (11) Fouls Committed: Katai (6) Yellow Cards Issued: Valenzuela (2) Yellow Cards Issued: 5 players (1) Saves Leader: Steffen (9) Saves Leader: Sanchez (8) GAA Leader: Steffen, Kempin (1.00) GAA Leader: Sanchez (2.67) Wins: Steffen (2) Wins: N/A CREW SC AND CHICAGO FIRE

CREW SC SETS SECOND LONGEST REGULAR-SEASON UNBEATEN STREAK

Crew SC’s undefeated streak in regular-season action came to an end following Saturday’s 2-1 loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The 14-match streak began when the Black & Gold defeated the Chi- cago Fire on August 12, 2017. Over that span, Crew SC compiled a 9-0-5 record, while outscoring opponents 27-13. The Black & Gold’s streak is the second longest in club history, behind only a 19-match undefeated streak from July 3, 2004 to April 2, 2005, per the Elias Sporting Bureau.

ZARDES TIED FOR SECOND-MOST GOALS IN MLS

Through five matches in the 2018 MLS regular season, forward Gyasi Zardes has tallied four goals. Zardes’ four strikes tie him with Josef Martinez (Atlanta United) and Dominique Badji (Colorado Rapids) for second-most goals in the League, behind only Felipe Gutierrez (Sporting Kansas City), who has five goals. MLS TOP SCORERS IN 2018 REGULAR SEASON Player ………………………………………. G 1.Felipe Gutierrez (SKC) …………… 5 T2. Gyasi Zardes (CLB)…….. 4 T2. Josef Martinez (ATL) ………….. 4 T2. Dominique Badji (COL)……… 4 T5. Nine players tied …………………. 3

BLACK & GOLD PLAYERS AMONGST TOP PASSERS IN MLS Through five matches in the 2018 regular season, several Crew SC players are amongst the top passers in MLS. Per Opta, Artur is currently in second place in attempted passes (342) and successful passes (295), behind only Minnesota United’s Ibson (386 and 317 passes respectively). Similarly, Federico Higuain is in 10th place in attempted passes (273). Also, Crew SC boasts five of the top 10 players in passing accuracy amongst men who have attempted 250 or more passes, as Lalas Abubakar (92.99%) is in first place; Wil Trapp is in second place (90.19%); Jonathan Mensah (86.45%) is in fifth place; Artur (86.26%) is in sixth place; and Harrison Afful (83.59%) is in ninth place.

TOP PASSERS IN MLS Player Passes Successful Accuracy % Ibson………………………………………… 386 317 82.12 Artur………………………………………..342 295 86.26 Alexander Callens…………………….. 327 273 83.49 Ilie Sanchez ………………………………. 319 279 87.46 Rasmus Schuller……………………….. 319 274 85.89 Matt Besler……………………………….. 301 253 84.05 Maximiliano Moralez ……………….. 298 229 76.85 Michael Bradley ……………………….. 284 254 89.44 Roger Espinoza…………………………. 283 235 83.04 Jonathan Mensah …………………273 236 86.45 Federico Higuain…………………..273 219 80.22 Yangel Herrera………………………….. 273 217 79.49 Lalas Abubakar……………………..271 252 92.99 Wil Trapp ………………………………..265 239 90.19 Harrison Afful ………………………..256 214 83.59 Opara, Ike ………………………………… 251 206 82.07

FEDERICO HIGUAIN LEADS MLS IN GOAL-SCORING CHANCES CRE- ATED

Through five matches in the 2018 MLS regular season, Federico Higuain leads the League in goal-scoring chances created includ- ing assists. Per Opta, Higuain has created 16 goal-scoring chances since the beginning of the season, including two secondary assists. In addition to creating these goal-scoring chances, the midfielder has also scored two goals to bring his 2018 output to two goals and two assists in five regular-season appearances (all starts). MOST GOAL-SCORING CHANCES CREATED IN MLS Player Chances 1. Federico Higuain…………. 16 2. Albert Rusnak …………………..14 T3. Maximiliano Moralez……..12 T3. Nicolas Lodeiro………………12 T5. Graham Zusi…………………..11 T5. Mauro Diaz…………………….11 T7. Magnus Eriksson ……………10 T7. Mauro Manotas………………10 T7. Tyrone Mears………………….10

HIGUAIN NEARING 150th REGULAR-SEASON START FOR CREW SC Federico Higuain is on the verge of nearing yet another milestone with Crew SC. The Argentine playmaker, who joined the club in 2012, has made 154 regular-season appearances (149 starts) and is on the verge of making his 150th regular-season start for the Black & Gold. Additionally, Higuain is sixth in Crew SC’s list of all-time regular-season starts, behind only Chad Marshall (250), Mike Clark (216), Eddie Gaven (198), Brian Maisonneuve (159) and Brian McBride (158).

Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew SC

Fire assistant coach Eric Gehrig began his professional career with Crew SC and appeared in 46 regular season and two post season matches from 2011-14. Crew SC assistant coach Josh Wolff represented the Fire for the first five seasons of his professional playing career. Wolff appeared in 84 regular season matches, scoring 32 goals and adding 15 assists from 1998- 2002.

A LOOK AT THE FIRE

The Chicago Fire will play their 21st MLS season in 2018. Now in their third season at the helm, general manager Nelson Rodriguez and head coach Veljko Paunovic returned a core of experienced veteran players in German World Cup champion Bastian Schweinste3-2iger, stalwart Dax McCarty and 2017 MLS Golden Boot winner Nemanja Nikolic. The veteran presence will be supplemented by talented young players including Matt Polster, Brandon Vincent and Jonathan Campbell, along with the Fire’s three Homegrown players in Drew Conner, Grant Lillard and Djordje Mihailovic.

Columbus Crew SC at Chicago Fire

Saturday, April 7 – 8:30 p.m. ET – Toyota Park (Bridgeview, Illinois)

 

Regional Television: CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports, BCSN2. Post-match coverage is set to follow exclusively on Spectrum Sports in Ohio.

Regional Television Channel Guide: http://bit.ly/2018CrewSCBroadcast

Crew SC Radio: CD102.5 FM (English); ColumbusCrewSC.com (Spanish). English radio broadcast also simulcast on ColumbusCrewSC.com

 

Website: ColumbusCrewSC.com | Twitter: @ColumbusCrewSC | Instagram: @ColumbusCrewSC | Hashtag: #CrewSC | Facebook.com/columbuscrewsc | Snapchat: ColumbusCrewSC | Google+: +columbuscrewsc | Stadium: MAPFRE Stadium | Training Facility: Crew SC Training Center at Obetz

ABOUT COLUMBUS CREW SC
Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer and in 2015, Crew SC was crowned MLS Eastern Conference Champions in the organization’s 20th season. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2018 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 20th season at historic MAPFRE Stadium – the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States. The club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise, and the club has qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in three of the four seasons since, including winning the Eastern Conference Championship in 2015.

Toyota Park, home of the Chicago Fire 2013 photo By Khvmty - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

MATCH PREVIEW WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS CREW SC COMMUNICATIONS AND CHICAGO FIRE INFORMATION SERVICES

 

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