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September 16, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgFor the Wisconsin men’s hockey team, the power play has been anything but powerful this year.In the WCHA, UW sits at the bottom of the WCHA in power play goals scored with seven, while the next lowest team Alaska-Anchorage has 11 power play goals.Just when they thought they had turned the corner – scoring two power play goals against Alaska-Anchorage Jan. 25 – old problems re-emerged when the Badgers played host to the Beavers from Bemidji State University Friday and Saturday.Despite earning three points on the weekend – consisting of a 2-2 tie Friday and a 3-2 win Saturday – the Badgers scored just a single goal with the man-advantage in eight power plays in the series.Against Bemidji State, UW was forced to play with three key members of the Wisconsin power play.Senior Derek Lee missed Friday with lingering effects from a concussion, while Barnes was benched Saturday for failing to report to a team meeting and sophomore defenseman Jake McCabe was unavailable either night with an ankle injury.With a revolving door of injuries and other problems affecting the lineup each night, head coach Mike Eaves chalked up the team’s power play difficulties to the fact Wisconsin has been unable to pin down a power play line that can stay healthy.“I think we can be better offensively,” Eaves said. “When we were in that two-month stretch where we didn’t lose, we were finding ways to score goals. The thing that is being indicated by not having these young men in the lineup is that we’re thin offensively. When one of these guys are out, we struggle.”And struggle they did.In their eight power plays against the Beavers, the Badgers averaged just a single shot per power play, lacking the creativity to create shots despite the man-advantage.The lone power play goal the Badgers managed to put in the back of the net against the Beavers came in the first period Friday, when freshman winger Nic Kerdiles put away a close range effort off a rebound after sophomore Brendan Woods’ original shot was blocked by the Beavers’ goaltender.The goal – Kerdiles first career goal on the power play at Wisconsin – still wasn’t enough to satisfy an increasingly frustrated Wisconsin offense.“We scored a goal,” junior center Mark Zengerle said. “But, for our unit in particular, we have to get the puck and sort it out quicker. We’ll be better if we can just get it in and get control of it. That’s probably the main thing.“[Bemidji] had us down pretty good. They were just going into the corner, hitting the other corner and getting it out.”Much like the free throw woes of the mens’ basketball team, Wisconsin hockey has spent countless hours at the rink during practice working out the kinks in their power play strategy, but actually executing those strategies – under the lights and in front of 10,000 fans in games has proved a bit more difficult for Badgers this year.“Just getting pucks on net, just keep it simple,” freshman defenseman Kevin Schulze said of UW’s power play struggle. “Sometimes we try to do too much and it’s not there. Just get pucks to the net.”“We’re going to give you the same answer,” Lee added. “We’re going to go back to work, we’re going to get pucks and bodies to the net, we’re going to try and keep it simple. That’s all we can do.”Defense falters with McCabe outWith McCabe unavailable due to an ankle injury, junior defenseman Chase Drake stepped in as his replacement, but McCabe – who has developed into one of UW’s most consistent performers in a season full of ups and downs – proved a difficult contributor to replace.Over the series, the Beavers took 27 shots on net Friday and 20 shots Saturday. While they would fail to outshoot the Badgers on either occasion, shaky play – especially as the game wore on – from UW’s defense kept Bemidji State in both games right until the final whistle.“I didn’t think our defensemen played particularly well [Saturday],” Eaves said. “I thought they struggled with the puck for whatever reason.“In soccer they talk about first touches on the ball. I thought a lot of times tonight we touched the puck and the very first thing it did was jump or hop on us and that led to some turnovers.”With a pair of key matchups against rival Minnesota in the not-so-distant future, Eaves said hard work in practice will be imperative if the Badgers defense wants to hold up against the top-ranked Golden Gophers.“We’re going to get back to work and do some of those things and just get back to some good habits,” Eaves said. ‘”We’re in the middle of a really tough stretch right now.”last_img read more

August 16, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img DeMar DeRozan calls himself ‘sacrificial lamb’ of Raptors’ run Golden State was playing without Klay Thompson, who missed the game with a strained hamstring. Kevin Durant has also been out since straining his calf in the Warriors’ second round series while an injured Kevon Looney will be sidelined for the rest of the Finals after suffering an injury in Game 2 against Toronto.Here are three takeaways from the Raptors’ winRaptors starters deliverThe Raptors received significant contributions from all of their starters Wednesday. Related News DeMarcus Cousins, who was instrumental in the Warriors’ Game 2 win, was 1-of-7 shooting and a minus-12 for the matchup.The Warriors will hope their other stars return soon. The Warriors are going to have to come back in a playoff series for the first time in a while.Toronto took control in the third quarter against a depleted Warriors team and came away with a 123-109 win in Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Wednesday. It now leads the series, 2-1.  Warriors’ Andre Iguodala on when he’ll retire: ‘I’m keeping it to myself, but it’s going to be soon’ Star Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points to lead his team to the win while Kyle Lowry bounced back with 23 points.Kawhi finishes strong in #PhantomCam!#WeTheNorth #NBAFinals🇺🇸: ABC 🇨🇦: Sportsnet pic.twitter.com/vnUxNMQJ33— NBA (@NBA) June 6, 2019Danny Green (18 points) gave Toronto a big boost by hitting 6 of his 10 3-point attempts and Pascal Siakam chipped in 18 points. Marc Gasol also added 17 points and seven rebounds.🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Danny Green (18 PTS, 6 3PM) hits three late triples in Q3 to extend the @Raptors lead! #WeTheNorth #NBAFinals🇺🇸: ABC 🇨🇦: Sportsnet pic.twitter.com/orvX2TLvOF— NBA (@NBA) June 6, 2019The Warriors couldn’t key on one player defensively, which made the Raptors hard to beat. Toronto will look to replicate its success in Game 4.Stephen Curry was phenomenal  Stephen Curry was absolutely fantastic for Golden State.Curry almost single-handedly kept the Warriors in the game for much of the night. Despite being the focus of the Raptors’ defense, Curry found a way to create opportunities for himself off the dribble and by using screens.Steph Curry pours in 25 1st half PTS for the @warriors in Game 3! #StrengthInNumbers #NBAFinals🇺🇸: ABC 🇨🇦: Sportsnet pic.twitter.com/dDUpzXG3si— NBA (@NBA) June 6, 2019Curry finished with 47 points on 14-of-31 shooting and added eight rebounds, along with seven assists. He also knocked down 6 of his 14 3-point attempts.But, the Warriors’ didn’t receive much scoring outside of their lone healthy star, which brings us to our next takeaway.Warriors were a one-man show offensivelyNo other Golden State player really stepped up to help Curry offensively.Draymond Green had a solid game as he recorded 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists. However, he turned the ball over four times and had a quiet first half. Andre Iguodala scored 11 points but disappeared for long stretches offensively. NBA Draft 2019: What will the Lakers do with the No. 4 pick?last_img read more