#1 at the interval. Jonny Wilkinson von jin shuiqian 18.10.2019 04:14

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Semyon Varlamov emptied the net with 2:39 left, and a penalty on Minnesota 25 seconds later gave Colorado a two-man advantage. This time, with a record roaring crowd on their side, the Wild held firm and sent the Avalanche back home with a long to-do list. Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series, and the Wild dominated the Avalanche for the second straight game on their way to a 2-1 win on Thursday night that evened the first-round matchup at two apiece. The Wild outshot the Avalanche a stunning 32-12, establishing a franchise record for fewest allowed by Minnesota. Colorado has been outshot 78-34 in the last two games, with Ryan OReilly getting the only goal. "Every game is a new game and you have got to always bring that energy and same focus, but I think we fed off of last game and how well we played," Coyle said. Jared Spurgeon used a slap shot to get a puck past Varlamov just 3:47 into the game, much quicker than the 65:08 the Wild needed to score in Game 3. Game 5 will be in Denver on Saturday night. Coyle was in perfect position on a power play to backhand in a friendly bounce of the ricochet of Jason Pominvilles rocket off the glass behind the net, giving the Wild a two-goal lead with 7:05 left in the second period. Just 30 seconds later, OReilly gave the Avalanche their first goal against Wild rookie Darcy Kuemper in the series after 42 shots and more than 124 minutes without one, a long-range shot from the top of the circle without any traffic in front that cut the lead to 2-1. But that was all they could scrap together on another off night by stars Nathan MacKinnon, Paul Stastny and Gabe Landeskog, who were the highlights for the Avalanche in winning the first two games. "Weve just got to stay on the pedal here and continue this push," Kuemper said. Roys daring removal of Varlamov with 3:01 remaining worked in Game 1, when Stastny tied the game with 13 seconds left and won it in overtime. This time, with the Avalanche in a 6-on-4, Mikael Granlund followed his dramatic diving overtime goal in Game 3 with some daring defence. He lost his stick at one point, but he still managed to block a shot without it as the arena erupted in approval with the final seconds ticking away. The announced attendance of 19,396 was the most ever to watch a Wild playoff game. "Weve had some exciting games since Ive been here in this building, but Ive never heard anything like that tonight. That was fun," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. The Avalanche failed to score on all four power plays and fell to 1 for 15 in the series. Roy didnt look fazed, though, even if his players were frustrated and disappointed. "When we have the type of performance that we have from our goaltender, theres no reason for us to not believe in ourselves, coming back home," Roy said. Even without suspended left wing Matt Cooke, the Wild sure werent missing any energy. They zipped crisp, purposeful passes all over the ice and again kept the play in the Avalanche zone for the majority of the night to raise the level of the crowd noise along with that. The Avalanche, angered by Cookes act, played more physically than in the last game. Granlund was a frequent target of the rough stuff. But the quality of their play further deteriorated. "Were still not testing this goalie enough. Were making him look good by taking shots from the outside and nobody being in front," Landeskog said. The Wilds defence had a lot to do with that, particularly on those power plays, but the Avalanche showed little semblance of an attack and fumbled with the puck often. "Thats part of the playoffs," Stastny said. "We knew it was going to be a tough series. Nothings going to come easy." NOTES: The Wilds win raised the home teams record in the Western Conference playoffs so far to 14-1. ... The Avalanche matched their playoff record for fewest shots on goal. They had 12 on June 2, 2001, against New Jersey in the Stanley Cup finals. ... This was the first time in seven all-time playoff series the Wild have won their first two home games. ... Avalanche-Wild playoff games have been decided by one goal 12 out of 17 times. ... MacKinnon left for the locker room in the second period, but returned soon after. ETwaun Moore Pelicans Jersey . Keenum will make his first appearance in a regular-season game against the rugged defence of the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, where the fans just set a Guinness record as the noisiest outdoor stadium in the world. Lonzo Ball Jersey . The 29-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., who trains out of San Diego, will fight bantamweight champion (Rowdy) Ronda Rousey on July 5 in the co-main event of UFC 175 in Las Vegas. https://www.pelicanslockerroom.com/Josh-...Edition-Jersey/. 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England currently lead the way with three victories and two of those came on French soil, Bath in 1998 and Leicester in 2001.Saracens were beaten in the last Anglo-French final in 2014 when Toulon overpowered them in Cardiff. On Saturday they face Racing 92, the team that ended Toulons three-year reign as champions of Europe. Ahead of this eagerly-awaited contest, lets look back at the five previous finals between English and French teams.1997: Brive 28-9 Leicester Sebastien Carrat beats Austin Healey to score his second and Brives fourth try Leicester were outscored by four tries to nil as Brive blew them away in the closing stages at Cardiff Arms Park.The French side raced into an 8-0 lead after only five minutes through a Christophe Lamaison penalty and Sebastien Viars try, but two first-half penalties from John Liley kept Leicester in contention.Liley added another penalty to give the Tigers the lead on 54 minutes but Brive then shifted up a gear and the pressure finally told.Leicester lost Dean Richards to injury and tries from Brive wings Gerald Fabre and Sebastien Carrat (2) ensured back-to-back victories for French teams in the fledgling tournament.1998: Bath 19-18 Brive In front of a partisan crowd, Bath became the first team outside of France to win the Heineken Cup Bath became the first non-French side to win the European Cup when they overturned a 15-6 half-time deficit against the defending champions in Bordeaux.The West Country team produced a stunning final quarter which was kick-started by Jeremy Guscott sending John Callard over for the games only try. Road to the Champions Cup final How Racing 92 and Saracens reached this seasons decider Full-back Callard scored all of Baths points and he kicked an injury-time penalty to give his side the lead for the first time after the touch judge spotted a late tackle on Adedayo Adebayo by Brive lock Yvan Manhes.There was further late drama, with Brive awarded an 82nd-minute penalty inside Christophe Lamaisons range after Bath collapsed a maul, but he was unable to add to his 15 first-half points.Lisandro Arbizu also saw a drop-goal attempt drift narrowly wide as Bath held on for the narrowest of victories.2001: Leicester 34-30 Stade Francais Leicester beat Stade Francais 34-30 in the 2000/2001 Heineken Cup. Leon Lloyds 80th-minute try snatched a thrilling victory for Leicester as they stunned Stade at the Parc des Princes to complete a Premiership and European double.Stade looked on course for victory in their home city thanks to an incredible 30-points tally from the boot of Diego Dominguez, but the Tigers scored three second-half tries to deny the French team.Leicester trailed 15-9 at the interval but Lloyd scored the games opening try just 50 seconds after the restart. Leon Lloyd scores the match-winning try Neil Back also crossed the whitewash while Dominguez kept his side in contention with two 50-metre penalties.Leicester suurvived the sin-binning of skipper Martin Johnson for punching but they fell behind with three minutes remaining when Italy fly-half Dominguez slotted a drop goal.ddddddddddddHowever, the Tigers would have the final say as Lloyd crossed in the right corner following a superb break by man of the match Austin Healy, and they withstood a late barrage to clinch the first of back-to-back European Cups.2004: Wasps 27-20 Toulouse Rob Howleys last-minute try clinched a first European Cup for Wasps Clement Poitrenaud called time on a fantastic career last week but hes probably still having nightmares about the final minute of the 2004 decider at Twickenham.Wasps led a thrilling contest for large spells but their French opponents drew level with just three minutes remaining as replacement Jean-Baptiste Elissalde slotted his third unanswered penalty.Both teams were guilty of some abject kicking during a tense finish and a poor drop out from Frederic Michalak bounced into Rob Howleys arms. Howley celebrates with the Heineken Cup The Wales scrum-half booted the ball up the wing and gave chase but Poitrenaud was well positioned to deal with the danger.However, the Toulouse full-back tried to let the ball go dead, and as he waited for it to bounce into the in-goal area, Howley beat him to the punch and touched the ball down to snatch the most dramatic of victories.The day prior to that I was kicking with Shaun Edwards and he told me to be prepared for a huge kicking game, and to never kick and hope, said Howley.Well the kick and hope actually won us the cup final. He told me afterwards, never listen to me again!2014: Toulon 23-6 Saracens Toulon beat Saracens in the last ever Heineken Cup final Jonny Wilkinsons final game on British soil was a memorable one as Toulon comfortably retained the European Cup with a crushing victory over Saracens at the Millennium Stadium.The World Cup winner kicked 13 points as tries in either half from Matt Giteau and Juan Smith ensured the French heavyweights became only the third team to successfully defend their crown.Having hammered Clermont in the semi-finals, Saracens opened the scoring with an Owen Farrell penalty, but they were punished after failing to capitalise on the sin-binning of Juan Fernandez Lobbe.Instead, Toulon scored the opening try while down to 14 men, Wallabies centre Giteau crossing on the half-hour, and a drop goal from Wilkinson gave them a 10-3 lead at the interval. Jonny Wilkinson and Paul OConnell join our coverage of Saturdays Champions Cup final Saracens began the second half like they did the first as Farrell slotted another penalty, but that was cancelled out by Wilkinson and Toulon struck a decisive blow on the hour.Mathieu Bastareaud broke from inside his own half and Smith and Lobbe combined to send the Springbok over in the corner.Wilkinson landed the conversion to finish with a 100 per cent record off the tee.Watch Racing 92 v Saracens live on Sky Sports 2 HD on Saturday from 3.45pm. Catch the match for £6.99 with a NOW TV day pass Also See: Road to the Champions Cup final Champions Cup final on Sky Farrell keen to emulate Carter Rugby on Sky ' ' '

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