University of Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves has probably spent more time than he would like to recall tinkering with his lineup card.But it appears the Badgers are that much closer to solving the mystery of what line each player should be on after last weekend’s series with Alaska-Anchorage. The strange part is, the potential new top line makes so much sense that it’s a mystery how they weren’t playing together sooner as an even-strength line.Seniors Ross Carlson and Jake Dowell have been stalwarts on the power play, with freshman Michael Davies and sophomore Jack Skille playing into the mix. Davies got his chance last week in practice, and against UAA to play with whom he calls “probably the two best forwards on the team,” and didn’t disappoint.Davies had his first two-goal game since the season opener, and Carlson and Dowell each chipped in two points Friday night as the new-look second line helped Wisconsin burst out of an offensive slump.In practice Monday, those three were practicing together on a line again, and could see themselves ascending to the top line’s spot.”We clicked right from the start,” Davies said. “The chemistry was just there this weekend, and hopefully we can keep that going as long as we can.”After a frustrating winless weekend at Colorado College two weekends ago, Eaves asked Dowell what he thought of making the power play line an even-strength line as well.”Coach just wanted to shake things up,” Dowell said. “He asked us what we thought about it when we met with him for lunch on Monday with the captains. He said he wanted to shake things up, and it seems to work.”This line appears to be as balanced as any line Wisconsin is going to get, for a couple reasons. Past statistics suggest a good mix among these three: Dowell the goal scorer has 15 goals and six assists this season, Davies has been consistent with eight goals and nine helpers, and Carlson, while struggling for goals this year, has still done his part within the offense with five scores and 12 assists.But numbers don’t tell the whole story. Carlson and Davies are talented skaters and puck handlers, and tend to succeed away from the net. Dowell, on the other hand, is Wisconsin’s best inside player, gifted at setting screens and clearing space for Carlson and Davies to move around.”He’s a value just to get in front of the net,” Carlson said of Dowell. “He just brings that physical aspect, he’ll take cross-checks, he’ll throw his weight around, he’ll get the pucks in the corners when there’s rebounds. It’s one of those things, both 5-on-5 and on the power play.”Leading 2-0 going into the third period Saturday, this line showed why it could potentially work so well for Wisconsin. Freshman defenseman Jamie McBain scored his third goal of the season 3:52 into the final period for an insurance 3-0 lead.Though the power play unit had previously gone 1-for-14 on the weekend, it only took UW nine seconds to capitalize on this opportunity. Davies and Carlson got assists on the play, while Dowell set a valuable screen, occupying two defensemen and allowing McBain to gain the open look.”We feel pretty good about the power play right now. We work on it in practice; we kind of try to adjust to what the team’s doing,” McBain said. “We feel for the most part we’re generating a lot of energy through the power play.”The numbers, admittedly, aren’t anything to write home about. The Badgers have just a 15.3 percent conversion rate with the man advantage, near the bottom of the WCHA.But if you ask the Badgers, the statistics mean just that — a number. In fact, since Wisconsin has shown a propensity to score goals just moments after a power play opportunity expires, Carlson said the unit knows what it has done this year, regardless of what the numbers say.”A goal’s a goal, no matter what,” Carlson said. “It’s nice for the team to know that we got credit for the power play goal, but if they get out of the box and then we score, it’s not a big deal as long as we get that goal.”The fact that Carlson, Dowell and Davies have played together on the power play could lead to more success to the line as a five-on-five unit, and Dowell said the benefits will go both ways once they play more hockey together in both situations.”When you play some power play and have some success on the power play, you build some chemistry,” Dowell said. “That way, we’re feeling good offensively when we get back out there five on five, so we’re gelling instead of all being split up and out of sync.”We could go an entire period without playing a regular shift with your line, so it helps to have that defined group.”Is this line ready to put an end to Eaves’ nightly shuffling of the lineup?”It could,” Eaves said. “One would hope that would happen because they’re on the ice together and you would hope that the chemistry is such that it becomes an automatic type of thing.”
Most Popular Football News The Germany midfielder has since amassed a huge haul of trophies at domestic, European and international level. He has won four Champions League trophies as well as the Wolr Cup with Germany.However, United are currently enduring a barren spell which started as soon as Moyes succeeded the legendary Ferguson.The 55-year-old believes he should have been given more time in charge at Old Trafford, saying: “To go to a club like Manchester United and follow someone like Sir Alex after the time he had been there, to stay for ten months…“It couldn’t be a revolution at Manchester United, it had to be evolution. It had to take time. revealed 3 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “It is true,” the former Red Devils boss assured Alan Brazil.“Toni Kroos had agreed to come to Manchester United with me.“I met him and his wife and we had agreed it all when he was at Bayern.“But I was only going to get it done before the end of the season, before he joined Real Madrid.” BEST OF latest Toni Kroos was ready to become a Manchester United player in 2014 before David Moyes was sacked as manager, leaving Real Madrid to pounce.That’s according to Moyes, who made the startling revelation on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. SORRY Moyes endured an ill-fated spell in charge at Old Trafford for ten months during the 2013/14 season when he replaced Sir Alex Ferguson.After failing to get his primary midfield transfer target of Cesc Fabregas, the Scot brought in trusted lieutenant Marouane Fellaini from Everton to beef up the midfield.Although the move was originally derided by fans, it transpires United were just a few short months away from completing one of the biggest deals in recent history.Toni Kroos was lighting up the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich at the time and, according to Moyes, was set to join before his reign was brought to a premature end. RANKED Kroos and is wife met with Moyes before his proposed move The World Cup winner is one of the most talented and decorated players of his generation gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Moyes was asked by United after a dreadful start to his Man United career 3 scrap Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion “I wasn’t going to come in and change all the things Alex had done, but there were lots of things that had to be changed at the club.“You look at the way Chelsea and Man City had been doing things and changing things along the way – Manchester United had been winning because they had a special manager and a special group of players.“But when that all changed, it was going to take time to find its way.“I still think they’re having difficult times at the moment.” Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019
Three homes were targetted in a spate of burglaries in a residential area of Letterkenny last weekend.An investigation is underway into two burglaries and one attempted burglary in the Meadowbank area on Long Lane between Saturday and Sunday last. A Smart TV and nine sweet tubs were reportedly stolen from one home.Gardaí are investigating the possibility that the burglaries occurred consecutively. The first break-in occurred sometime between 10pm on Saturday night (23rd Nov) and 7.50am on Sunday morning (24th Nov).Two front windows were smashed at the Meadowbank home. The house was ransacked but it appears that nothing was taken, a Garda spokesperson said.On the same day, a second house was targetted sometime between 2pm and 10.15pm. The front door was kicked in and the main bedroom was ransacked. A 43 inch LG Smart TV was taken from the house, along with nine sweet tubs.A third home was also damaged in the area, where it appears that attempts were made to kick in the front door. However, the suspects didn’t manage to gain entry, while gardaí say they may have been disturbed or were unable to break the door in. Gardaí are urging the public to report any suspicious activity in the area over last Saturday or Sunday. Anyone with information that may help is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800666111.TV and sweet tubs stolen in spate of Letterkenny burglaries was last modified: November 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — Steve Kerr hardly minced his words about Kevin Durant, who had more turnovers (nine) than field-goal attempts (eight) in the Warriors’ Game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.“Absolutely, he needs to be more aggressive,” Kerr said. “It’s the playoffs. He can get any shot he wants at anytime. I want to see him get 20 shots, 30.”It does not appear Durant …
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