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#1 by jinshuiqian0713 , Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:33 am

Washington, DC ( - Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with just 12.9 seconds to play and the Washington Capitals nabbed a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 Winter Classic from Nationals Park. The game appeared headed to overtime, but a penalty to Jonathan Toews at 18:47 gave the Capitals a power play, and just under a minute later a mid-ice faceoff was won by the Capitals that saw Alex Ovechkin bring it into the Chicago end. Ovechkin had his stick broken at the left circle and lost control of the puck, but Brouwer was there for a turnaround shot that beat Corey Crawford for the lead. When I saw the puck laying at his feet when he broke his stick, somebody had to try to keep alive, said Brouwer. So I turned around, threw it to the net. Im not sure where it even went in, but I heard the noise of the crowd, heard the noise of the guys on the ice, and it was one of those where you know the time, you know the score, and youre just trying to get a puck on net, and thankfully it went in. Braden Holtby then sealed the victory with a tough save on a Patrick Kane shot just before time expired to give the Capitals their second victory in the New Years Day event. Washington had won a 3-1 decision over the Penguins at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh in 2011, and is now the first team to win two games at this annual event. Ovechkin finished the game with a goal and an assist, while Eric Fehr also lit the lamp for the Capitals, who had come into the game having lost two of their last three games. Holtby finished the game with 33 stops. The whole day was unbelievable, said Ovechkin. It has been outstanding. The atmosphere on the ice, like, since first second was like unreal. Its a good one before all our lives, and Im pretty sure Im going to watch this hockey game and well enjoy it. Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad scored for the Blackhawks, who have lost both of their Winter Classic appearances as the team dropped a 6-4 decision to Detroit at Wrigley Field in 2009. Crawford made 32 saves. Its a fun process, it was a great experience, I think that we could have left here with a point, we would have been a lot happier with the whole build- up and the whole thrill and experience, said Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville. The fans were great. Theyre just a little happier than we are today. The first good chance came three minutes in when Brooks Laich skated in on a 2-on-1 break for the Caps, but his shot from the right wing was blocked away by Crawford. Just under seven minutes in, the Blackhawks had their own good scoring chance as Saad threw a shot on net that Holtby blocked and then blocked Saads follow-up backhander during 4-on-4 play. With each team still down a man, the Caps got on the scoreboard as Brent Seabrook misplayed the puck at the right point in the Washington end. Fehr caught up to the puck near the Chicago blueline and went in on a short break, shifting from the backhand to the forehand and sliding it just past the left pad of Crawford for a 1-0 lead at 7:01 of the first. The teams switched sides at the midway point of the first period, and the Capitals made it a 2-0 game two minutes later as strong work in the Chicago end saw Ovechkin finish off a rebound in front off a Mike Green shot from the right point. Chicago, though, got on the board 1 1/2 minutes later on the power play after Nicklas Backstrom was called for holding. A left circle faceoff win saw Chicago control the puck in the Washington end, and Sharp wristed the puck in from the high slot with Andrew Shaw providing a screen in front. The Caps nearly regained their two-goal edge less than two minutes into the second as Ovechkin beat Crawford with a wrister from the right wing, but the shot rang off the crossbar. The Blackhawks tied the game at 3:15 of the second thanks to a good bounce. John Carlson had the puck to the left of his goaltender and tried to backhand a pass off the backboards, but the disc sat there at Marian Hossa was able to grab it. Hossa then sent a quick pass out front to Toews, who quickly passed it over to his left where Saad had a wide open net for his ninth goal of the season. The Blackhawks had a solid chance to take the lead later in the second, as the team skated 5-on-3 for 1:31 after a pair of minors from the Caps near the midway point, but they were unable to generate any opportunities. You dont score on five and threes, you generally dont win and that ended up being the result, said Quenneville. Chicago went just 1-for-6 on the power play, while Washington finished the game 1-for-4. Game Notes Temperature at game time was 41 degrees, with much of the ice under the sun, thereby necessitating the teams switching sides in the first period to equalize any advantages. In the second and third periods, the entire ice was under shade, and there was no side-switching ... There will be one other outdoor game this season on Feb. 21 between Los Angeles and San Jose at Levis Stadium, home of the NFLs San Francisco 49ers ... Toews assist on Saads goal gave him two goals and three assists in outdoor games, most in NHL history ... It was Chicagos third outdoor game overall, as the team hosted the Penguins at Soldier Field last season. Cheap Shoes China Free Shipping . The Arena das Dunas in the northeastern city of Natal sustained minor damage during the protests, but demonstrators stayed away on Sunday and officials said the stadium passed its first test, with only minor adjustments needed going forward. Wholesale Shoes From China . Lack replaced an injured Roberto Luongo late in the first period then watched defenceman Chris Tanev score the winning goal midway through the third as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Jets 2-1 in a tight NHL game. As they are wont to do, the Spurs made things real easy. The Spurs signed Parker to a multi-year contract extension on Friday, ensuring that the six-time All-Star point guard will be in the fold whether Duncan and Ginobili are able to continue their careers or not. Replica Shoes Wholesale . Hazard lasted just 18 minutes in Tuesdays contest before being substituted with the calf problem, and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes he will be without his star winger for at least the next two weeks. Cheap Replica Shoes China . - Andre Drummond had his best night on the boards.ST. LOUIS -- Shaun Hill has been here before. A career backup quarterback, Hill is certain he will be able to successfully run the St. Louis Rams offence after Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury during the weekend. "This is not anything new, its not anything different," Hill said. "I keep the same mindset Ive always had." Hill has been forced into an extended relief role for the second time in his 13-year career. He replaced Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford for 10 games in 2010 when Stafford went down with a shoulder injury. "Ive always gone into every week as a backup as if I was going to play," Hill said. "Thats the only way I know how to do it." Hill is 13-13 as a starter including a 3-7 mark in relief of Stafford. St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher has the utmost confidence in Hill, who Fisher said looked good handling the offence in practice on Monday. "Hes ready to go, hes excited about this opportunity," Fisher said. "Hes a competitor and he knows what hes doing. He will make every opportunity count." Hills teammates also feel confident in their new field boss. "Hes a smart quarterback, he knows the system," wide receiver Tavon Austin said. "Hes been in the league a while. Theres nothing he cant handle." The 34-year-old Hill has hit on 591 passes in 954 attempts for 6,381 yards with 41 touchdowns and 23 interceptions during stops in Minnesota, San Francisco, Detroit and St. Louis. Hill admits he is a little rusty. He attemptted just 36 passes as a backup in Detroit the last three seasons, including just two snaps last year -- taking a knee twice in a season-ending 40-10 win over Green Bay.dddddddddddd But Hill is ready to embrace his new role. He was signed to a one-year deal by the Rams in March with this scenario in mind. "Im cranked up and ready to go," he said. When the Pittsburgh, Kansas, native takes the field for the season opener Sept. 7 against Minnesota, it will be his first start in 1,342 days. His last start came in the final week of the 2010 season. Bradford tore a ligament in his left knee in the first quarter Saturday and will be out the entire campaign. It was the same injury that sidelined him the last nine games of the 2013 campaign. The first overall pick in the 2010 draft, Bradford has been plagued by injuries throughout much of his career. Over his five years, he has missed 31 of 80 starts. "I feel terrible for Sam," Hill said. "I was really looking forward to seeing him play this year. He was going to light it up. But the nature of the business is next guy up -- and thats me." The Rams have a history of overcoming quarterback injuries. In 1999, Trent Green was lost for the season during the third exhibition game. Kurt Warner stepped in and guided the team to a Super Bowl title. The Rams released 10 players on Monday and are down to 79 with four more cuts needed by the Tuesday 3 p.m. deadline. Among those released was wide receiver T.J. Moe, a standout at the University of Missouri. ' ' '

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