Tiwari ends golf season with New Trend Auto tournament victory

first_imgThe Lusignan Golf Club on Saturday capped off an exceptional year with Kalyan Tiwari walking away as champion in the New Trend Auto tournament. Played with a lush green outfield, the tournament was scored via best gross score with Tiwari, who returned after a short hiatus ending on 67/16. William Walker was second with 68/12 while Mohanlall Dinanauth (68/6) rounded off the podium. Patrick Prashad (72/8), Shanella London (72/15) and Rabindranauth Persaud (72/16) tied for fourth.Owner of New Trend Auto, Rudy Ramalingum, whose first golf tournament sponsorship was under the Foodtown banner in June 2018, also sponsored under the New Trend Auto banner in March 2019 and has again stepped in to readily support development of golfing in Guyana and the Lusignan Golf Club, with this year-end tournament.last_img read more

Kohli hints Rahul to continue as India keeper in NZ T20s

first_imgWELLINGTON,  (Reuters) – India captain Virat Kohli suggested KL Rahul will continue as their wicketkeeper in the Twenty20 series against New Zealand as it offers them the luxury of playing an extra batsman. Rahul donned the keeper’s gloves in the last two one-dayers against Australia at home after Rishabh Pant suffered concussion in the series opener earlier this month.Pant remains part of the limited-overs squads in New Zealand but Rahul is likely to continue behind the wickets again in Friday’s Twenty20 series opener in Auckland.“As I said, him doing well with the gloves has really opened up a scenario for us where it gives us a lot more balance in playing an extra batsman and if he can keep playing that well, perform well with the bat, then why not,” Kohli told reporters on Thursday. “I know there will be a lot said about, talks around what happens to other players and what not, but the most important thing is what the team requires and the best balance we can create for the side.”With Shikhar Dhawan missing the tour with a shoulder injury, Rahul, who floated in India’s top and middle order in recent times, will be Rohit Sharma’s opening partner in the five Twenty20 matches in New Zealand.“In the one-day game, we’ll have to think of sticking to the same what we did in Rajkot (against Australia).. have another guy at the top and let KL just express himself at that position where he played really well,” Kohli said. “In T20 cricket, obviously the dynamics change a little bit more because we do have lower order batsmen who have done well. So we have a few more options in terms of solidifying that spot and letting KL bat at the top.”India will also play three ODIs and two test matches in New Zealand.last_img read more

Brandon King ecstatic about GAW retention, CPL 2020

first_imgHard-hitting opener, Brandon King, is “ecstatic” about returning to the Guyana Amazon Warriors for the 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). King was one of eight players retained by the five-time finalists ahead of the draft.In an interview with this publication, King stated, “it was always my intention to return to Guyana for this year’s CPL so I’m ecstatic that I’ve been retained. Looking forward to it.”The 25-year-old Jamaican, finished last season as the leading run-scorer with 496 runs and led Warriors into their fifth final but was unable to steer them to a maiden title. Despite being unable to lift the trophy, the explosive right-handed opener, who scored his side’s lone century last year confidently admitted: “The ultimate goal is always the trophy but that can only come if I perform my role for the team.”Reflecting on the 2019 campaign, King reminisced, “I would say last year’s competition had a big impact on my career for sure. I think my performances propelled my name in T20 cricket which led to me being selected for West Indies shortly after…it definitely played a major factor.”King has since played eight T20 Internationals for the Caribbean side and currently strikes at 134. Like his breakout season in 2019, King is hopeful this year’s performance can land him a spot in the West Indies’ squad for the T20 World Cup later this year.When asked about the prospects of a World Cup selection he replied, “Yes World Cup selection is one of my goals and I think CPL comes at the right time for anyone looking to put their name forward.”King pointed out that he understands the dynamics of the sport and acknowledged that the Caribbean is loaded with talent and that he will need to work hard this year in order to secure a place in the squad. “As a professional, you always want to keep improving and raising the bar so knowing that I had a good tournament last year, I definitely want to show consistency and give the team strong performances again.”However, preparation for the ‘biggest party in sport’ and cricketers across the globe been plagued by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and King says his training has been affected.“Covid has made it difficult for us as cricketers to have the same type of training we are used to. But it also gives us an opportunity to focus on improving ourselves,” King reckoned. He added, “I’ve been focusing primarily on fitness work during this time along with some batting drills that I can do at home.”With the uncertainty surrounding the tournament, King weighed in on some of the regulations that are being touted under which the competition could be played.On the possibility of playing without fans in the stands,  King opined, “It is unfortunate as the fans are the ones who provide the atmosphere in the stadiums, especially in CPL. That being said the safety of the people comes first and I have no issue if it is deemed unsafe for there to be fans. It is just something we, as players, will have to adjust to.King added that it would be regrettable for the overseas players to be absent from the tournament. “The overseas players bring a lot of quality to every team and the tournament altogether,” he said adding “it can be seen as an opportunity for more local talent to be on display which could help the development of cricket in the region.CPL authorities have submitted a proposal to host the entire tournament in Trinidad and Tobago. As part of the proposal, the CPL has said it would want to host the entire tournament, comprising 34 matches, at Trinidad’s two main grounds, the Queen’s Park Oval and the Brian Lara Academy. Games might be played back-to-back on the same day at 10am and 6pm local time, meaning the tournament would be played over 25 days rather than last year’s 39. The tournament had initially been due to take place between August 19 and September 26.last_img read more

Poor planning cost Windies series win: Sir Andy

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Pace bowling legend Sir Andy Roberts believes a lack of proper planning by West Indies following their win in the opening Test at Southampton, led to their poor form in the remaining matches and their eventual series defeat to England. West Indies took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series with a four-wicket victory but then collapsed to heavy defeats, losing the second Test by 113 runs and the third by 269 runs, to further extend their 32-year wait for a series win on English soil.“Considering the way they played in the first Test match, I think after that they didn’t sit down and plan for the remainder of the series,” Sir Andy told the Mason and Guest cricket radio show.“I think we went to England not to win the series but to defend the Wisden Trophy and it showed in the planning.” Pointing to the use of fast bowler Shannon Gabriel as an example, Sir Andy said the  Trinidadian should have been better managed, considering he had just recovered from an ankle operation last December.Gabriel snatched a nine-wicket haul in the first Test but appeared jaded and struggling with his fitness in the remaining games, picked up only two wickets.“One must remember that Shannon Gabriel last played cricket in September, October last year, and apart from that he had an ankle operation which ruled him out of the original touring party,” the legendary Antiguan explained. “I thought after performing so well in the first Test, they should have left him out for the second Test because England would have to win consecutive matches to win the series.“But all of us could see how Shannon bowled in the second Test and then you continued with him again in the third Test match so we didn’t plan very well.”He continued: “They played literally the same team every game. I would have liked to see both Alzarri Joseph and Chemar Holder play together in a Test match. You have some young firepower and I think they should have used them in one of the Test matches.” Sir Andy also criticised the strategy by the West Indies seamers, contending they were too predictable and too often allowed the English batsmen to dictate matters.In fact, the 69-year-old said enough short balls were used against some batsmen who were clearly not comfortable with that length, and this again reflected the lack of strategic planning.“Ben Stokes is a fine all-rounder but Ben Stokes [knew] exactly what balls he was getting. Ben Stokes was walking out of his crease to our medium-fast bowlers,” Sir Andy contended. “And if you check the last Test match when he got bowled by Kemar Roach, that [dismissal] came along because Kemar Roach bowled him a few short balls which he wasn’t getting in the previous Test matches so we have to look at how we’re planning.“Some of the worst techniques I seen to fast bowling is among the England opening pair [of Dom Sibley and Rory Burns], they’re not comfortable with short balls but we did not use enough short balls in this series.“I’m not saying to overdo it but you have to make them (batsmen) think. [You can’t allow batsmen to] just sit back and know what is coming at them.”last_img read more

R.Franco goes omni-channel with Mediatech platform

first_img Platform provider Mediatech Solutions has enabled R.Franco, one of the oldest gaming brands in Spain, to provide its customers with a full omni-channel experience after the slots manufacturer secured one of the country’s recent online gaming licences.R.Franco, which is currently celebrating 50 years in the industry, has pivoted from its traditional class B slots & export B2B markets in order to provide Spanish gamers with a B2C experience via its brand new Wanabet.es operation.Partnering with Mediatech Solutions, R.Franco was able to deliver a world-class offering, with the best of breed content and payment providers.With fixed odds and live sports betting from BetConstruct, live casino from Evolution Gaming, table games and slots from Microgaming, slots from NETENT and NYX Gaming Group, and payments from Teleplay, Skrill, PaySafeCard and Paypal. The  diverse offering demonstrates the power of using a powerful and flexible platform, which Mediatech Solutions has provided here.Building on these successes, the two companies went a step further by leveraging Mediatech Solutions’ land-based extension “Candy” to power R.Franco’s custom built retail sports betting and slots terminals. Using a single-wallet omni-channel solution, Wanabet enables players to bet online, mobile and on retail with a frictionless experience.Daniel Graetzer, Mediatech Solutions’ Executive Director, said: “It’s been a fantastic experience to work with R.Franco to launch Wanabet.es. They have really capitalised on our range of products and services in launching a multi-provider, multi-device solution, all integrated seamlessly into our platform. What impressed me most is their confidence in their new brand and the strength of the entire company’s support for the project. It’s world class and sets a new standard for online and land based offerings in Spain.” Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Share Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020last_img read more

Cherry expands Swedish gambling portfolio by acquiring Betman AB assets

first_imgShare Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Fredrik Burvall,Updating the market, Stockholm-listed Cherry AB (Cherry) has announced that it has expanded its current Swedish gambling portfolio by acquiring Betman AB assets.The agreed acquisition will see Cherry takeover Betman’s ‘restaurant casino’ points in fifteen venues within the Swedish districts of Stockholm, Sälen and Visby.Cherry governance detailed that the sale price would amount to a total of SEK 3.9 million (£350,000). The agreed deal will see Betman receive an initial cash payment of SEK 2.3 million, with the remainder of the acquisition sum paid by Q3 2017.Issuing a market note, Cherry governance detailed that it expects the acquisition to contribute SEK 11 million in revenues with circa EBITDA of SEK 2 million.Following its Betman acquisition, Cherry will grow its Swedish gambling market presence to approximately 68% of active gaming venues.Confirming the acquisition Fredrik Burvall, CEO Cherry AB commented: “The acquisition of Betman means that we further solidify our leadership position in the restaurant casino market. It further strengthens our position in Stockholm, Sälen and Visby and adds qualified personnel, while we can use our scale advantage to help the venues perform even better.” GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020last_img read more

Harbaugh doesn’t have any doubt Ngata deal will get done

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Addressing one of the biggest questions of the offseason, head coach John Harbaugh expressed confidence Wednesday that the Ravens will work out a contract extension with defensive tackle Haloti Ngata.The five-time Pro Bowl selection carries a $16 million salary cap figure in the final season of a five-year, $61 million contract, but Baltimore is desperately trying to clear cap space by working out an extension that would lower his cap figure by several million dollars and allow the 2006 first-round pick to finish his career with the Ravens. Some have expressed doubt over whether the organization should invest more money in a 31-year-old defensive tackle, but Harbaugh sees plenty of good football in Ngata’s future.“Haloti’s going to play great. He loves Baltimore. He loves the fans. He loves the organization,” the eighth-year head coach told WNST.net at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. “He wants to be here. We want him here. It’s just a matter of [senior vice president of football administration] Pat Moriarty and [Ngata’s agent] Mike McCartney coming to terms on something that Haloti feels great about and the organization feels great about. I’m real confident we can get that done. I really believe it will get done. I don’t have any doubt in my mind it’ll get done, but it’s got to get done.”The Ravens are hoping to re-sign the likes of wide receiver Torrey Smith, running back Justin Forsett, and tight end Owen Daniels before they hit free agency next month, making a Ngata resolution a must to clear cap room. After drafting defensive tackles Brandon Williams and Timmy Jernigan in the last two years, the Ravens have built substantial depth around Ngata, but it’s clear they want to continue the relationship at a price that makes sense for both sides.The Ravens would save $8.5 million in cap space by cutting the veteran defensive lineman.Harbaugh acknowledged it can be difficult assessing the value of cornerstone players approaching the latter stages of their careers, but he applauded the organization’s ability over the years to project how veteran players will perform in the future. This has led to long-term contract extensions for linebackers Terrell Suggs and Ray Lewis, who were both past the age of 30, in the Harbaugh era.Despite a four-game suspension for Adderall in December, Ngata had his best season in a few years, making 31 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, seven pass breakups, and two interceptions in 2014.“Any contract is for what you expect. It’s not for what somebody’s [already] done,” Harbaugh said. “You never pay backwards. You pay forward, so you’ve got to take that into consideration. I think we do a great job of understanding that a lot of what a guy’s done kind of helps predict that in terms of who they are. You’ve got to make a determination.”last_img read more

Ravens-Dolphins: Inactives and pre-game notes

first_imgIn search of a win in Miami for the third consecutive season, the Ravens are trying to keep their microscopic postseason hopes alive in taking on the Dolphins in Week 13.As expected, Baltimore will be without left tackle Eugene Monroe, who was officially declared out after being listed as doubtful with a shoulder injury on the final injury report. Counting the playoffs, Monroe has now missed 12 games in the last two seasons and has started and finished just three games all season.Second-year tackle James Hurst will start in Monroe’s place, but the Ravens will welcome back starting left guard Kelechi Osemele after a two-game absence because of a knee injury.The Ravens will be without tight end Maxx Williams (concussion) and wide receiver Marlon Brown (back) for Sunday’s game.Veteran cornerback Cassius Vaughn will make his Ravens debut after being inactive in each of the last two games.Meanwhile, Miami has activated both center Mike Pouncey (foot) and wide receiver Kenny Stills (ankle) after they were listed as questionable on the final injury report. The Dolphins will be without starting right tackle Ja’Wuan James (toe), starting receiver Rishard Matthews (ribs), and starting defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (calf) after all three were declared out on Friday.The Ravens and Dolphins will be meeting for the 11th time in the regular season with the teams tied 5-5 but Baltimore owning a 2-0 postseason edge. In the John Harbaugh era, the Ravens are 5-0 against the Dolphins, which includes a postseason win in Miami in 2008 and a 28-13 victory at Sun Life Stadium last season.The forecast for Sunday’s game calls for temperatures in the high 70s, a 15 percent chance of precipitation, and winds up to 17 miles per hour, according to Weather.com.The referee for Sunday’s game will be John Parry.The Ravens will be wearing purple jerseys with white pants while Miami dons its white tops with white pants.Below are Sunday’s inactives:BALTIMOREWR Marlon BrownCB Tray WalkerOT Eugene MonroeG Kaleb JohnsonTE Maxx WilliamsDT Carl DavisDE Kapron Lewis-MooreMIAMIWR Rishard MatthewsCB Jamar TaylorLB Chris McCainC Jacques McClendonOL Ulrick JohnOT Ja’Wuan JamesDT Earl Mitchelllast_img read more

What to expect from each of Ravens’ 2016 draft picks

first_imgThe picks are in for the 2016 draft, so what should we expect from each of the Ravens’ 11 selections?Below is an early look at how each rookie fits this coming season and in the future:OT Ronnie StanleyDrafted: First round (sixth overall) from Notre Dame2016 projected role: The Ravens have sent plenty of mixed signals regarding the future of Eugene Monroe over the last several months, but Stanley will start at either left tackle or left guard.Long-term view: It’s conceivable that the Ravens keep Monroe around for one more season, but the fact that they drafted two offensive tackles makes you think they’re in position to cut him and save $6.5 million in base salary for 2016. The expectation is that Stanley can be their left tackle for the next decade.OLB Kamalei CorreaDrafted: Second round (42nd overall) from Boise State2016 projected role: With Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, and Za’Darius Smith all ahead of him on the depth chart, Correa will likely serve as a situational edge rusher and special-teams contributor.Long-term view: The 245-pound edge defender will need to get stronger for an every-down role and to consistently wreak havoc in the pocket, but he will use his speed to try to blow by slower linemen. The Ravens wouldn’t have used a second-round if they didn’t think he can be an eventual successor to Suggs.DE Bronson KaufusiDrafted: Third round (70th overall) from Brigham Young2016 projected role: The 6-foot-6, 285-pound defensive end figures to be a part of the rotation at the 5-technique spot and will likely compete with Lawrence Guy and Brent Urban for the starting job.Long-term view: An opposing coach labeled Kaufusi a “modern-day Goliath” last year and the Ravens hope he can be a starter and an interior rusher in passing situations. Ozzie Newsome passed on the chance to draft DeForest Buckner in the first round, so Kaufusi’s development will be worth watching.CB Tavon YoungDrafted: Fourth round (104th overall) from Temple2016 projected role: After impressing the Ravens at the Senior Bowl, Young enters the mix with a chance to compete with veteran Kyle Arrington at the nickel spot and to contribute on special teams.Long-term view: Young was a feisty competitor in college who started games in all four of his years with the Owls, but the 5-foot-9, 185-pound defensive back doesn’t project to be much more than a slot corner. The Ravens hope he shows more than recent mid-round picks such as Asa Jackson and Chykie Brown.WR Chris MooreDrafted: Fourth round (107th overall) from Cincinnati2016 projected role: The 6-foot-1 wideout will compete for playing time in four-wide sets, but he is more likely to contribute on special teams if he’s to be active on Sundays as a rookie.Long-term view: With Steve Smith and Mike Wallace potentially only in Baltimore for the coming season and Kamar Aiken set to become a free agent after 2016, Moore provides another deep-ball option to go with 2015 first-round pick Breshad Perriman. In a perfect world, both Perriman and Moore take major steps in 2016 and the Ravens re-sign Aiken as the possession receiver for 2017 and beyond.OT Alex LewisDrafted: Fourth round (130th overall) from Nebraska2016 projected role: His role will largely depend on what happens with Monroe and Stanley, but Lewis should have every chance to unseat third-year lineman James Hurst as the top reserve tackle.Long-term view: With Monroe on his way out sooner or later and right tackle Rick Wagner scheduled to hit the free-agent market after 2016, Lewis could find himself competing for a starting role next year. Despite questions about his quickness, he has a shot to be a starting right tackle or a starting guard.DT Willie HenryDrafted: Fourth round (132nd overall) from Michigan2016 projected role: It won’t be easy for Henry to crack the defensive line rotation, but his explosiveness and ability as a rusher could put him in the mix as an interior lineman in passing situations.Long-term view: Henry brings versatility to the defensive line, but he didn’t show great awareness and consistency as a run defender at Michigan, making you wonder if he’s suited to be more of a third-down player. If Brandon Williams departs as a free agent after 2016, Henry could quickly see a larger role.RB Kenneth DixonDrafted: Fourth round (134th overall) from Louisiana Tech2016 projected role: His dynamic ability as a receiver out of the backfield will quickly put him in the offensive mix as a rookie, and he could challenge for the starting role sooner rather than later.Long-term view: Dixon has the track record and skill set to rise above the other Baltimore running backs who may all be best suited to be No. 2 options. However, the 5-10, 215-pound back carried the ball 801 times in his college career, making you wonder if that could limit his shelf life at the NFL level.OLB Matt JudonDrafted: Fifth round (146th overall) from Grand Valley State2016 projected role: Making the adjustment from the Division II level won’t be easy, but Judon could eventually work his way into a situational pass rusher role and contribute on special teams as a rookie.Long-term view: The Ravens loved how he tested at the scouting combine and hope he will be the next Division II product to excel for them, but there will be a learning curve to develop more sophisticated pass-rush moves against better competition. This pick has plenty of upside, but patience will be the key.WR Keenan ReynoldsDrafted: Sixth round (182nd overall) from Navy2016 projected role: The record-setting Midshipmen quarterback will practice as a receiver, but his best chance of making the roster and contributing as a rookie will probably come as a return specialist.Long-term view: The Ravens hope his athleticism can translate to the receiver position with visions of him working effectively out of the slot and being able to run a variety of plays. His 5-foot-10, 190-pound frame isn’t ideal for the NFL, but other college quarterbacks of similar build such as Antwaan Randle El and Julian Edelman made quick transitions to the NFL and you shouldn’t doubt Reynolds’ work ethic.CB Maurice CanadyDrafted: Sixth round (209th overall) from Virginia2016 projected role: The 6-foot-1, 195-pound defensive back had a disappointing senior season at Virginia, but he will have a chance to compete for a roster spot in a light group of cornerbacks.Long-term view: Canady struggled to defend the deep ball and will need to play with more confidence than he did toward the end of his collegiate career. His best bet to stick with the Ravens and eventually develop into a contributor might come as a member of the practice squad.last_img read more

Ovechkin and Oshie Help Caps Blank the Avs, 3-0

first_imgAlex Ovechkin made no mistake about who the best player on the ice was on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center. The Gr8 scored the game winning power play goal in the first period off of a nice Dmitry Orlov feed and assisted on T.J. Oshie’s second tally of the night late in the third period to close out a 3-0 Caps victory over the Colorado Avalanche.The Caps improved to 2-0-1 on this young season and they’ve taken over first place in the Metropolitan Division.Ovi was everywhere in this one with nine shot attempts, five of which were on net, three takeaways, two hits, and a whole new rash of penalty minutes (three minors). His goal and assist were his first points of the season and his line with Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov had 15 of the 40 shots on goal the Capitals would throw at Semyon Varlamov in this tilt. If not for Varly, it would’ve been more of a blowout.Oshie (two goals) led the Caps with six shots on net and he was downright dominant on the boards and in front of the net. His first goal was a power play marker in the slot that came off of a sweet feed from Nicklas Backstrom. Washington’s power play looked really strong against Colorado going two for five and improving it on the season from John Blutarsky’s grade point average (0.0) to 15.3% (2 for 13) overall. Special teams were strong in this one for the Caps since they also blanked the Avalanche on all three of their shorthanded situations.The Caps have now played 185 minutes of hockey and have allowed exactly one even strength goal and just three overall. With Braden Holtby, who was honored in the pregame for his 2015-16 Vezina Trophy winning season with his adorable family present, sitting this one out to prepare for Florida on Thursday and the Rangers on Saturday, Philipp Grubauer received the call between the pipes and he posted his first NHL shutout. Grubauer didn’t have to make too many big saves, but he made them when they counted and stopped all 18 biscuits he faced. Yes, you read that correctly, the Avalanche only had 18 shots on goal.Part of that was the fact that Colorado did the Capitals a huge favor by knocking off the Penguins on Monday night in overtime and then coming in tired for this game. The other factor was Washington’s dominant skating and effort. The Caps were simply all over the Avs from the opening puck drop, outshooting them 20-5 in period one, and never really gave Colorado a chance to win the game.The closest opportunity they had to get in the game was late in period two when Nathan MacKinnon had a wide open cage, but missed the net when the puck rolled on him. Had the 2012 #1 NHL pick scored there, it would’ve been a 2-1 affair, but he misfired and the Capitals once again gave up minimal chances in the final frame to provide Grubauer with likely the easiest shutout he’ll ever have.Going up and down the lineup, it was hard to find a Washington player that did not perform well. Orlov had a highlight reel hit on Avs superstar Matt Duchene and played a strong two way game. His shot is a real asset to the offense. Brett Connolly received his first sweater of the season and had some quality scoring chances. Overall, #10 had four shots on goal and four hits in 11:47 of ice time. He fit nicely on the line with Justin Williams and Lars Eller. Tom Wilson, playing with Daniel Winnik and Jay Beagle, had a quality game and he got under the skin of future NHL Hall of Famer, Jarome Iginla, and coerced #12 to take an instigator penalty in the middle stanza. That infraction was costly for the Avs since Oshie notched Washington’s second tally of the night on the ensuing power play.On defense, John Carlson and Matt Niskanen each played over 22 minutes while Orlov and Karl Alzner were right around 19 minutes. Brooks Orpik, who was +1 and very solid on the back end, logged 16:29 while Nate Schmidt saw just under 13 minutes of action. Coach Barry Trotz and assistant coach Todd Rierden have been able to rotate their defensemen fairly well in the three games this season, which should help keep everyone fresh and healthy.Simply put, this was a complete effort and strong performance from the Caps. In the three games they’ve played, they have looked very good and have started quickly in all of them. Faster starts and a killer instinct were things this team wanted to work on this campaign and so far, so good. Their only blemish was losing in the skills competition in Pittsburgh, and those things are coin flips.On Tuesday night, the special teams were back clicking and Washington was doing a nice job of putting pucks on the net with traffic. Those types of things add up to lots of victories.Most importantly on this evening, the Captain came to play and he was downright dominant. The Gr8 showed that when he’s focused, he’s the best goal scorer this game has ever seen.Notes: Shot attempts were 61-36 for the Caps, that’s pure domination…Marcus Johansson had two power play assists…the Caps won the faceoff battle, 31-27, Backstrom went 13-4 and Beagle was 6-3…no Capital played less than 10 minutes and none played over 24 minutes, that’s balance…Carlson led the Caps in ice time with 23:42…the Avs were 2-0 coming into this game…Washington is in Florida on Thursday at 7:30 pm and home against the Rags at 7 pm on Saturday night.last_img read more