MJL456: Andersens ssteady play over an entire season.

Andersens ssteady play over an entire season.

6 Dec 2017 at 11:39pm
NRL FINALS FIRST WEEKEND MATCH-UPS1st Elimination Final5-Brisbane Broncos v 8-Gold Coast Titans - Friday September 9, 7:50pm AEST (6:10pm local) at Suncorp StadiumMeetings in 2016 - Brisbane Broncos won only gameR5: Brisbane Broncos 24 def Gold Coast Titans 16 at Cbus Super StadiumBrisbane Broncos:Season record 15-9 - Last 5 WWWWW - Against top 8 sides: Won 5, Lost 6One of the form teams of the competition, the Broncos have bounced back from their State of Origin hangover with a vengeance.Theyve won their past five games and in two of their past three have humbled fellow finalists the Bulldogs and Storm.In a major boost not only have the team hit form but so have playmakers Ben Hunt and Anthony Milford and the latter is vital.Gold Coast Titans: 11-1-12 - Last 5 LLWWL - Against top 8 sides: Won 2, Drawn 1, Lost 8The Titans have squeaked into the finals with back-to-back losses and havent beaten a fellow top-eight side since Penrith in round 11, theyre also still waiting for Jarryd Hayne to do something amazing. They might just be waiting until the 2017 season for that.1st Qualifying Final2-Canberra Raiders v 3-Cronulla Sharks - Saturday September 9, 5.30pm AEST at GIO StadiumMeetings in 2016 - Cronulla won one game, Canberra won one gameR7: Cronulla 40 def Canberra 16 at GIO StadiumR22: Canberra 30 def Cronulla 14 at Remondis StadiumCanberra - 17-1-6 - Last 5 WWWWW - Against top 8 sides: Won 7, Lost 4Canberra are red hot.The Raiders are the in-form team of the NRL and as we enter the finals series theyve won their past 10.Scalps in that run include Gold Coast, North Queensland, Cronulla and Melbourne.In the same 10 matches theyve not once failed to score more than 22 points.Cronulla - 17-1-6 - Last 5 LWLLL - Against top 8 sides: Won 8, Drawn 1, Lost 3If Canberra are peaking at the right time the Sharks might have peaked too soon.The pressure of chasing a maiden premiership could be getting to the boys in the black, white and blue, who have coughed up losses to also-rans Souths and St George in the past month.2nd Qualifying Final1-Melbourne Storm v 4-North Queensland Cowboys, Saturday September 10, AAMI Park, 8pmMeetings in 2016 - The Storm have won bothR21: Storm 16 def Cowboys 8 at 1300 Smiles StadiumR10: Storm 15 def Cowboys 14 at Suncorp StadiumMelbourne - 19-5 - Last 5 WLWLW - Against top 8 sides: Won 7, Lost 4Craig Bellamys men carry mixed form into the finals. The last time they put together back-to-back wins was round 22. While they downed minor premiership rivals Cronulla 26-6 on Saturday theyve also been well beaten by fellow contenders the Broncos (26-16) and the Raiders (22-8) in the past month.North Queensland - 15-9 - WWWLL - Against top 8 sides: Won 6, Lost 5The Cowboys are warming to their title defence. Three wins in three weeks over the Warriors (34-6), the Bulldogs (24-16) and the Titans (32-16) gives them some strong momentum even if they havent really been tested by anyone in form.2nd Elimination Final6-Penrith Panthers v 7-Canterbury Bulldogs, Sunday September 11, Allianz Stadium, 4pmMeetings in 2016 - The Bulldogs won their only encounterR2: Bulldogs 18 def Panthers 16 Pepper StadiumPenrith - 14-10 - Last 5 WWWWW - Against top 8 sides: Won 4, Lost 7The Panthers are on the prowl. While the Raiders have taken the NRL by storm the Panthers have quietly gone about their business, marching to the finals on the back of a five-match winning streak. They put an exclamation mark on that by humiliating Manly 36-6 in round 26 but the only top eight side theyve faced since mid July are the Titans and they got away with a 15-14 win there.Canterbury - 14-10 - Last 5 LLLWW - Against top 8 sides: Won 4, Lost 6The Dogs are struggling. Theyve been rolled by Souths (28-10), the Cowboys (24-16) and the Broncos (20-10) over the past three weeks and havent beat a top eight side since mid June. Cheap Air Jordan Shoes. They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. Retro Jordan Shoes For Sale. Nigeria beat surprise package Ethiopia 2-0 in the second leg of their playoff for a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory. 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Lost to Nashville in first round.COACH: Randy Carlyle (eighth season, 11th NHL season)ADDED: C Antoine Vermette, RW Jared Boll, LW Mason Raymond, G Jonathan Bernier.LOST: Coach Bruce Boudreau, G Frederik Andersen, LW David Perron, RW Chris Stewart, LW Jamie McGinn.PLAYER TO WATCH: G John Gibson. After sharing the crease with Andersen or sitting in the minors for the past three years, the 23-year-old American is an unquestioned No. 1 NHL netminder for the first time. He has capably handled a heavy workload before, but the Ducks need him to match the unflappable (and much more expensive) Andersens ssteady play over an entire season.ddddddddddddOUTLOOK: The four-time defending Pacific Division champions are trying to go backward to go forward. GM Bob Murray jettisoned the successful Boudreau and re-hired old friend Carlyle, who insists the game hasnt passed him by after getting fired in Anaheim and Toronto over the past half-decade. 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