Vikings Top Lions 34-24 to Complete Season Sweep

first_imgThe Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions 34-24 at home Sunday to sweep the season series against Detroit and improve to 6-4 while dropping Detroit to 4-5.  Minnesota led 13-3 at halftime and held on in the 2nd half.  Adrian Peterson ran for 171 yards on 27 carries and 1 touchdown plus he scored on a 2-point conversion.  Kyle Rudolph was th top receiver for Minnesota with 7 catches for 64 yards and 1 touchdown for Minnesota.Getty ImagesChristian Ponder was much better for the Vikings completing 24-32 for 221 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions.  Percy Harvin sat out the game with a spraind ankle.  Rookie Jarius Wright saw his first regular season action and had 3 catches for 65 yards and 1 touchdown.The Vikings had 2 sacks of Mathew Stafford and forced 2 turnovers.  Minnesota is on bye week 11 before playing the Bears in Chicago on November 25 at noon, pregame on WJON at 11am.last_img read more

Vegas is preparing to end the series, St. Louis and…

first_imgTonight, for the first time, the moment has approached when one of the playoff participants can clear the stage. Chicago is losing 0: 3 in the series with the Golden Knights in matches and less than 24 hours after the last encounter, it will fight for a bare life. Washington or St. Petersburg is still without a win. Louis. The team from the US capital believes in the return of court recorder Nicklas Bäckström, Blues coach Craig Berube could reach for a change in the goalkeeper’s position. 18:00 New York Islanders – Washington CapitalsSeries status: 2:0Head coach Barry Trotz could praise his charges after two introductory battles against the Capitals. He leads 2: 0 over his former employer, with whom he even reached the Stanley Cup in 2018. In eight cases in a row, the Islanders have not allowed their opponents more than 30 shots per goal in one match, it does not look threatening even with a morgue. The only significant loss is quarterback Johnny Boychuk, whose start will be uncertain this time as well.Nevertheless, there is one aspect that Trotz blames the New Yorkers for. Although they hold a 100% balance in the series, they have not yet managed to score in the first period. “I didn’t like our starts,” the 58-year-old Canadian admitted to the New York Post. “Somehow we suffered and looked for our game, at the end of the match the players took it for a change.”Washington missed Nicklas Bäckström in the second match, who underwent an examination for a possible concussion after hitting him in the head of Anders Lee in the first match. The question is whether the Swedish center can get in order for cat number three. In any case, Alex Ovechkin was not missing in the previous match. The Russian sniper scored both goals of his team in a 2: 5 defeat and was also among the three stars.Bäckström took part in Caps training on Saturday, but did not jump on the ice until the end. Apparently he tried to shoot Vítek Vaněček, a substitute goalkeeper and foster Havlíčkův Brod. His colleague Braden Holtby scored four goals in both previous matches and it is not written anywhere that the 24-year-old should not get the opportunity.20:00 Calgary Flames – Dallas StarsSeries status: 2:1Flames fans are already looking forward to the return of striker Matthew Tkachuk. In the second match, he got into the tongs in the form of Jamie Benn and his namesake Oleksiak and has not stood on the ice since. According to expert Pat Steinberg, today’s fate will be decided just before the match, according to expert Pat Steinberg.The work of goalkeeper Cam Talbot, who managed to pull the lead in the series to the side of Calgary in the last race, will be crucial again, as he barricaded the goal and showed a clean sheet with 35 successful hits. And then it also depends on how the Flames play in weakening. This year, numerically unfavorable situations are their important weapon. In the previous game, Mikael Backlund scored the winning shot during the Stars power play. German striker Tobias Rieder already has two goals in the weakening, which only five Calgary players managed in the post-season phase of the season. The last one is Jarome Iginla, who did it in 2004.Stephen Johns did not fit on the Dallas roster again due to health problems. However, the nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy missed both previous matches and resigned during the opening. A cloud of uncertainty stands above his continuation in the series.In any case, the Defense of the Stars will rely on more famous names. For example, the newly 21-year-old defender Miro Heiskanen earned praise on Saturday from another great quarterback, John Klingberg, who recorded two assists in the single Stars victory in the series.“It’s enough to let Mira be Mir. Then he can take the whole match into his own hands, “he told his friend for the official league website. “He is quite possibly our best player every night. Something like the engine of the whole team. ”00:30* Chicago Blackhawks – Vegas Golden KnightsSeries status: 0:3Chicago is not yet able to resist the runaway from the city of sins, even in full field. The turning point in the series has not yet been brought about by Patrick Kane, who, with an assistance to the only Hawks goal in the previous match, scored his 131st point in the playoffs. The premiere of the 2007 draft plays very well and during the eighth finals he rose to third place in the historical productivity of the club with the Indian logo in the battles for the Stanley Cup.“I was lucky and played with some great teammates. If you can go far in the playoffs, there’s a chance to collect interesting numbers and points, especially from an offensive hockey player, “Kane remained modest in his statement to NBC Sports.In today’s match, the Golden Knights will make sure that the 2010 silver Olympic medalist does not continue to expand his points collection. And they can also become the first team to take part in the second round of elimination fights. Although striking striker Max Pacioretty has finally returned to the Golden Knights roster, Patrick Brown, a virtually unknown hero, became the hero in the last game. The 28-year-old managed just two NHL games this season, but with his winning goal, along with outstanding goalkeeper Marc-André Fleury, he helped most significantly to reach the third scalp in the series.The injury report has two more fundamental names on the Vegas side. In the last match, the attackers Paul Stastny and Tomáš Nosek did not jump. No further information on their condition has yet been provided.02:00* Montreal Canadiens – Philadelphia Flyers Series status: 1:1In the previous match, assistant Kirk Muller took over the supervision of Habs for the first time, as head coach Claude Julien is currently in the hospital due to chest pain. But if anyone expected the 54-year-old to be afraid to reach the lineup, they must have been damn surprised. Muller moved Jesperi Kotkaniemi into an offensive trio with Max Domi and Jonathan Drouin. The young Finn rippled the net twice, Domi added three assists.Another two-goal scorer – Tomáš Tatar – took part in the 5-0 win. At the same time, the Slovak striker came out empty in points in five previous performances, so the alarm clock timed at the ideal moment. Of course, the focused performance of goalkeeper Carey Price also worked again.“Every night is the best of us,” quarterback Ben Chiarot bows his hat in an interview with Canoe. “Whether it’s the basic part or the playoffs, it’s just like a rock. And he keeps doing it, it’s nothing new for us that we don’t see every day. In short, he shows it in all matches and trainings. He’s already spoiled us a little bit. ”Philadelphia lost for the first time since the restart of the season. Now she will need experience to be able to return in the great form she has presented so far. Matt Niskanen, the Flyers, has the most matches in the playoffs. He has already started in 130 matches.“Our players are still hungry for success,” he told NBC Sports reporters. “I like this group, we believe in our abilities. We quickly learn from the defeat and gather energy for the next match. And I know we’ll play better. ”The Austrian striker Michael Raffl, who was already visible at the last pre-match grinding, could help turn Niskanen’s wishes into reality. Who, on the other hand, might be missing is Travis Konecny. Match number two left after blocking the shot of the foot.04:30* Vancouver Canucks – St. Louis BluesSeries status: 2:0The Canucks play in the opening round as if from a party. The big credit goes to the defender Quinn Hughes, who is currently pulling a series of five matches in which he scored at least one point. But as the playoffs progress and the players become more tired with each match, there is an undesirable factor affecting the team rosters, ie injuries.The previous match was missed by the striker Tyler Toffoli, and the absentee members Jordie Benn added him among the absent members of the squad. So far, Vancouver has not released any information about whether their condition is slowly improving. In addition, another quarterback, Tyler Myers, finished prematurely in the second cat. He met in a duel with Brayden Schenn, and despite the height advantage of 18 centimeters, he left him with a painful grimace into the cabin.The Blues still can’t remember the phase with which they entered last year’s elimination fights. Jordan Binnington started four matches after the competition resumed, never once could win. In the previous match, he fired four shots out of twenty-five, so maybe it’s time to deploy Jake Allen.Striker Zach Sanford would need the slightest agreement. Member of the third assault line Louis has reached 17 penalty minutes during the series so far, and has also experienced his first battle in the NHL.“I tried to awaken a certain spark in me, some emotions that could kick me and the team. And when the moment came, it was the only thing I could do at that moment, ”he explained to the readers of the page. Louis Post-Dispatch. 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