Yes, this is a football destination. But when the Stanley Cup playoffs get started, we make a little room for some hockey chatter, specifically on PFT Live.
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NBC’s Eddie Olczyk joined the show on Wednesday for a preview of the NHL postseason, which launches tonight on NBCSN and CNBC with the Flyers and Penguins headlining the early games and the first ever Logan Thomas Youth jersey playoff game for the Vegas Golden Knights, who face the L.A. Kings, finishing the night.
Olczyk also shares details regarding his recovery from colon cancer, which provides hope and inspiration for others suffering from the disease 鈥?and which underscores the importance of screening procedures for what is a preventable form of cancer.
Phillies: RHP Nick Pivetta (1-0) has a 2.70 ERA in three starts this season. He is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA in three career starts against Atlanta.
Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (1-1) has a 2.93 ERA in three starts this season. He is 3-2 with a 4.39 ERA in seven career starts and one relief appearance against the Phillies.
Restricted free agents have until Friday to sign offer sheets with other clubs. With offseason programs open around the league, it seems more likely than not that most players in that position will be making the same decision as Easton in the coming days.
We have to take a singular approach, and focus on the first shift, first period, coach Randy Carlyle said Tuesday.
A key to staying focused would be forgetting how Anaheim has gotten to this point — especially after a game in which it set a club record for most goals allowed in a playoff game.
You can’t think about that game anymore, defenseman Hampus Lindholm told the Ducks’ official website. That’s in the past now. We just have to go out there for the fourth game. It’s going to be a do-or-die game for us. We’re going to compete as hard as we can.
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Lindholm is one of three goal-scorers in the series, along with Rickard Rakell and Jakob Silfverberg. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim’s all-time playoff scoring leader with 120 points, has just two assists.