Aston-Reese, Guentzel and Lafferty score 2 each as Penguins rout Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Forwards Zach Aston-Reese, Jake Guentzel and Sam Lafferty scored two goals each and lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday at Bell MTS Place.

The Jets took the game’s first lead 1 minute, 47 seconds in. After Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry and rookie defenseman John Marino fumbled puck exchange behind the Penguins’ net, Jets forward Mathieu Perreault stole it in the left corner and immediately whipped a wrister toward the cage. Penguins forward Jared McCann, on a backcheck, inadvertently deflected the puck past Jarry’s blocker on the near side and into the cage.

The Penguins responded at 4:09 of the first period. Circling around the Winnipeg net, former Jets forward Brandon Tanev emerged to the left of the crease, fended off former linemate Andrew Copp and whipped a wrister off the near post. The rebound hopped to the slot, where Teddy Blueger put a wrister on net. Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit fought it off but allowed a rebound to bounce free to the right of the crease, where Aston-Reese cleaned it up with a backhander for his first score of the season.

The Penguins claimed a 2-1 lead at 7:50 of the second period with a power-play goal. Taking a pass at the left point, defenseman Marcus Pettersson teed up a slap pass to defenseman Brian Dumoulin low in the left circle. Dumoulin then one-touched a pass to the right of the crease, where Guentzel deflected it past Brossoit’s glove for his third goal of the season.

It became a 3-1 game at 8:31 of the second. Racing up the left wing, Penguins forward Josef Blandisi chopped a slapper but had it deflected behind the cage by the stick of Jets defenseman Tucker Poolman. The puck caromed off the end boards and bounced to the right of the cage. Lafferty beat Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey to the rebound and poked it past Brossoit’s left skate.

The Jets pulled within one goal at 10:00 of the second with a power-play score. Controlling a puck above the left circle, Jets forward Patrik Laine whipped it on net where it struck teammate Mark Scheifele above the crease. As Jarry slid down in reaction to the release by Laine, Scheifele settled the puck and lifted a backhander over Jarry’s right leg.

Penguins forward Dominik Simon got into the act at 16:28 of the second. After winning a puck battle in …read more

Source:: Daily Times


‘The Walking Dead’ star Ryan Hurst says when Beta meets Negan this season it will be ‘one of the funniest episodes’ of the show

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Warning: There are spoilers ahead for “The Walking Dead.”
Beta (Ryan Hurst) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) will share screen time on “TWD” this season.
Hurst told Insider the first episode where they meet will be “one of the funniest episodes” of the show because of the differences between the two.
Hurst also said fans should expect to see a rematch between Beta and Daryl on season 10.
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“The Walking Dead” showrunner Angela Kang told viewers that Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Beta (Ryan Hurst) will meet at some point this season on aftershow “Talking Dead.” When they do, Hurst promises it will have fans laughing.

“Beta and Negan, they couldn’t be more diametrically opposite than anything,” Hurst told Insider of the differences between the two characters. “It’s this stone-faced immovable person and then you have his mouthpiece who just will not shut up.”

“The first episode that you see Beta and Negan together is one of the funniest episodes of ‘Walking Dead’ that you’ve ever seen,” he added. “It’s still very bloody, still very ‘Walking Dead,’ but there’s more levity in that episode than in any that I’ve ever seen of the show.”

In the “Walking Dead” comics, the meetup between Beta and Negan in issue No. 154 is also one of the funniest moments of Robert Kirkman’s series for the reasons Hurst describes. They’re complete opposites. Negan also gives Beta nicknames like Frowny Mctwoknives, which we hope make it to screen.

Negan goes after the Whisperers in order to please Rick and stop the impending war with the group of survivors who wear masks over their faces. Without Rick around, our best guess is that Negan puts himself out there to protect Judith and the Alexandria community and to prove his worth to the community who rather see him locked up.

“I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time,” said Hurst of Beta and Negan meeting this season. “We’ve shot a bunch. Some of it’s still left to be shot. But, you know, I love the show too. I’ve been looking forward to this.”

“Jeff [Dean Morgan] and I have been great friends for a long time. So the fact that we get to share the screen together is an enormous joy,” Hurst added of working with his friend.

Hurst told Insider in March he and Morgan are such good friends that he nearly spoiled …read more

Source:: Business Insider


Recap Penguins vs. Jets 10/13/2019: Laff it up, run it up, Lafferty leads Pittsburgh to 7-2 win


The Penguins get Erik Gudbranson back in the lineup so he doesn’t get too rusty, healthy scratching Jack Johnson thankfully enough to go with the ever-rare 2 left-handed / 4 right-handed defensive split.

And the Jets are going with the following lineup:

First period

The Pens get unlucky to start the game just 1:47 into the contest when Mathieu Perreault tries to center a puck from the wall and Jared McCann attempts to knock it off course, but instead ends up tipping it into his own net to put Winnipeg on the board early.

But Pittsburgh is able to get it back after some hard work and driving to the net. Brandon Tanev and Teddy Blueger get shots, and Zach Aston-Reese parked in front eventually finds the puck on his backhand at an awkward almost backwards stance, but he has an empty net to flip it into just the same to tie the game at 1.

That’s about it for activity in the first period, but when you’re on the road, playing a third game in four days with a team that has a lot of injuries it’s not the worst thing in the world. Shots 9-9 after one.

Second period

The Pens get it going in the second. Brian Dumoulin draws a penalty in his defensive zone, and Pittsburgh gets a lot of rotation on the power play with Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel, Kris Letang and Justin Schultz all sliding from left to right and back again with fluidity. The defensemen change, but the forwards are so thin they stay out for 1:45 of the power play. It pays off with Dumoulin tipping a pass down to the crease that Guentzel can pounce on. 2-1 Pittsburgh.

Just 41 seconds later the fourth line strikes, Letang head mans the puck up the ice, Joseph Blandisi races it down and shoots off the rush. It goes wide unfortunately, but that actually turns out great because of a bounce off the backboard kicks right out to Sam Lafferty. Lafferty can jam it in the net before Laurent Brossoit can get to that far post to make it 3-1.

The Jets get it back pretty quickly, Gudbranson goes to the box and Mark Scheifele cashes in on a bit of a broken play that ends up with the puck on his stick and then quickly into the net past a helpless Tristan Jarry to make it a 3-2 score.

After the teams trade …read more

Source:: Daily Times


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