. It was time to sign his scorecard | Forum

Topic location: Forum home » General » General Chat
mary123 Aug 10
ST. Nike Shox Buy Online . LOUIS -- Brian Elliott got a warm welcome in his old home.Elliott stopped 23 shots in his return to St. Louis, Johnny Gaudreau and Sam Bennett each had a goal and an assist and the Calgary Flames beat the Blues 4-1 on Tuesday night.I had so much fun playing in front of these fans and in this building that I wanted to do it again even though its with another team, Elliott said. The guys did a heck of a job in front of me to get that win for me.Elliott was traded from St. Louis to Calgary in June, and the 17,337 in attendance serenaded him with chants of Moose, his nickname, on his first couple of saves.I knew how much the fans kind of loved that. It was special for me hearing that and really kind of got me into the game and have that feeling a little bit, Elliott said. Im sure they dont like the result now, but it meant a lot.Elliotts best save came late in the second when he slid his right pad across the crease to rob Nail Yakupov on a rebound attempt.He reads the play so well, Flames defenseman Mark Giordano said. A lot of their one-timers, if you really watch, hes already there before the puck is shot. Its a confidence booster for us. We know we can give up some shots and hes going to be there to stop them for us.Dennis Wideman and Deryk Engelland also scored to help the Flames snap a seven-game losing streak at St. Louis.Kevin Shattenkirk scored for the Blues on a two-man advantage in the third, and Carter Hutton made 26 saves. After winning their first three games, the Blues are 1-2-1 in their last four.The Blues werent surprised by Elliotts effort.He was great tonight, but we didnt make it too hard on him either, Shattenkirk said. Hes too good of a goalie to not have traffic in front of him, to not have grade-A scoring chances. We didnt really do anything to make him uncomfortable.Widemans power-play goal early in the first ended a string of 19 straight penalty kills for the Blues. Wideman gave the Flames the 1-0 lead after former Blue Troy Brouwer won the puck along the boards and found Wideman alone in the slot.Engelland added to the lead midway through the first after Kris Versteeg sent him in alone on Hutton with a pass. The play started after Vladimir Tarasenko whiffed on a shot on the other end, sending the Flames in on an odd-man rush.Bennetts wrist shot went in through a maze of traffic early in the second to give Calgary a 3-0 lead. Bennett had an assist on Engellands goal, giving him his second multipoint game of the season, both against St. Louis.The game was also a homecoming for Calgarys Matthew Tkachuk, son of former Blue Keith Tkachuk, who had an assist on Bennetts goal. Matthew Tkachuk, the 6th overall pick by the Flames, was one of four St. Louis area natives taken in the first round of this years amateur draft.It was fun, Matthew Tkachuk said. Kind of an eye-opening experience too with the play and the rink you kind of grew up in, so its great to get the win. I had a lot of people here watching so Im sure theyre pretty happy.Game notes Blues F Alexander Steen played in his 500th game with St. Louis. ... Giordano played in his 600th game with Calgary. ... Brouwer and Elliott both joined the Flames in the offseason and received a standing ovation after the Blues played a video tribute to them midway through the first period.UP NEXTFlames: Return home to face Ottawa on Friday night.Blues: Continue a three-game home stand against Detroit on Thursday night. Buy Nike Shox . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. Nike Shox Shoes . Oaklands loss to Seattle clinched the ALs best record for the Red Sox with one day to spare in the regular season. "I think everybody was kind of watching," catcher David Ross said. "Demp (Ryan Dempster) came out before he went to the bullpen and was just yelling that they lost. http://www.shoxnikesalecheap.com/ . LOUIS -- Heading into the final stretch of the season, the issues for the Chicago Bears banged-up defence only seem to be getting worse. TROON, Scotland -- Game 41 of The Open began promptly at 2:35 p.m. Sunday. Henrik Stenson of Sweden and?Phil Mickelson of the United States. The leader and the legend. The 40-year-old in search of his first major championship and the 46-year-old in search of his sixth.The other 40 games all had their meanings, but Game 41 had much more. It had history in its gallery. It had all eyes on it. Stenson and Mickelson were the power couple. Everyone else was elevator music.There has been a lot of talk about the golf gods this week at Royal Troon. Mickelson said he didnt believe in them until Thursday, when his birdie putt for a major-record 62 did everything but buy a timeshare on the bottom of the cup. And Stenson, who had been tormented by those same golf gods throughout his distinguished career, didnt dare anger them by saying out loud what he had said to himself as Sunday approached: He was going to win The Open.Hours later, as a gentle Scottish evening replaced the rain and winds of the previous days, Stenson did as promised. He won the 145th Open and did so with major championship pressure attached.He shot the lowest total score in a major (264). He posted a final-round 63 to win a major, only the second player in history to do so. And he defeated the great Mickelson, who must still be wondering how he shot rounds of 63, 69, 70 and a Sunday 65 -- and still lost by 3 shots.It was Duel In The Sun stuff, vintage Tom Watson vs. Jack Nicklaus in the final round of the 1977 Open. Watson and Nicklaus played that day at Turnberry, just 20 miles down the road from Royal Troon.Watson beat Nicklaus in what has long been considered the greatest final round in golf history. But Stenson vs. Mickelson is in the team photo. In fact, its in the front row.How good was it? Well, Watson was in London on Sunday listening to The Open in a car with his agent, Barry Hyde, as they drove to their hotel.Asked if he was having flashbacks to his Open duel with Nicklaus, Watson said, Very similar. And great theater.And Nicklaus had watched too, spellbound by it. Mickelson played one of the best rounds I have ever seen in The Open, he said in a statement.It was great everything. Great drama. Great pressure. Great performances.Stenson and Mickelson have played professional golf for a combined 42 years. And yet there was a moment this week when Mickelson made a point to walk over to the glass casee that held the Claret Jug just off the first tee box. Nike Shox Clearance. He kissed his fingers and placed them on the glass.It was Mickelsons way of paying homage, of saying hello again to the Claret Jug that belonged to him for a year after winning The Open at Muirfield in 2013. He wanted it back.Stenson had come tantalizingly close too. Hed had five top-three finishes in majors. But something told him this would be the one. But who knew it would take a 63 and 10 birdies to fulfill the promise.When it was done, you could see a certain degree of shock in both of their faces. Mickelson had played magnificent golf, good enough in almost any other Open to leave here with that little silver jug. But this wasnt any other Open.Mickelson walked from the 18th green and into the scorers trailer just off to the side of the Royal Troon clubhouse. It was time to sign his scorecard. No matter how many times he added up the numbers, his final-round 65 wasnt enough.Mickelsons longtime caddie, Jim Mackay, who had shed tears of joy when Mickelson won at Muirfield in 2013, waited outside. His face was blank, as if he couldnt quite believe what he had witnessed.A moment later,?Jordan Spieths caddie, Michael Greller, approached Mackay. Even though Spieth had?completed his round hours earlier, Greller had wanted to pay his respects.Hey, man, helluva week, said Greller, as he hugged Mackay. That was impressive.Greller knew. Everyone knew. The 35,637 spectators who had come to Royal Troon on Sunday. The millions who watched on television. Even Tom Watson, who listened to a car radio in London.It was Mickelson who once told Stenson that the Swede would one day win a major. That day almost happened in 2013, when Stenson finished second to Mickelson. Three years later, the places on the leaderboard were reversed.Stenson will forever cherish his memories of Game 41. Afterward, he carried the Claret Jug from interview to interview, from course to clubhouse.Mickelson will forever wonder how he didnt win on Sunday. He played near-flawless golf, and it wasnt good enough. But the truth is, there is no shame in this runner-up finish -- his 11th in majors.To those 35,637 who witnessed Sundays final round in person, wed like to offer one piece of advice:Save the ticket stubs. Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For SaleCheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '
Positive SSL
Google this