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rict game plan. Alvarezs corner will have to read Smiths movements and make sure Canelo doesnt get

27 Sep 2019 at 05:50am
PHILADELPHIA -- Thanks to a powerful power play fueled by Wayne Simmonds, outstanding goaltending by Steve Mason and the steady progress of 19-year-old rookie defenseman Ivan Provorov, the Philadelphia Flyers carry a six-game winning streak into Thursday nights home game against the Edmonton Oilers.Simmonds is coming off back-to-back two-goal performances and leads the NHL with eight power-play goals. He is tied for third in the NHL with 15 goals.Hes been primarily pretty much a 30-goal scorer, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. Hes doing the exact same thing, doing exactly what he has always done. The thing with Simmer is that he doesnt change his game, he doesnt waver. I think you are seeing a very confident player right now, a very competitive player and a very focused player. Hes been very important for our group here especially in the first third of the season and that is going to continue.The Flyers power play has produced more goals this season -- 24 in 28 games -- than any team in the NHL. Claude Giroux is a big reason. He leads the NHL with 15 power-play points.Mason has been the Flyers best player in recent games. He stopped 42 of 44 shots in Tuesday nights 3-2 overtime win against the Florida Panthers, his fifth straight win. Florida recorded 85 shot attempts to the Flyers 51.Mase has been outstanding over the last three weeks, Flyers right winger Jake Voracek said. Sometimes you are going to have hockey games like that but Mase was great and we scored when we needed to.Masons 88 wins as a Flyer moved him past Pelle Lindbergh and into sixth in franchise history. Mason needs six wins to move into third place in franchise history.The Flyers have also received steady play from Provorov, a 19-year-old rookie who picked up an assist and recorded a huge block on a 2-on-1 in overtime on Tuesday night.I think he has done a great job all year long and he is only going to get better, Simmonds said of the 19-year-old rookie. If you watch him play he is getting better and better, not every game, but every shift.Provorov will draw the assignment of stopping the Oilers top line of Connor McDavid, Milan Lucic and Leon Draisaitl, who have combined for 30 goals and 78 points this season. McDavid leads the NHL with 36 points and all 11 of his goals have come at even strength.The Flyers likely will try to match the checking line of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Chris VandeVelde and Dale Weise against the McDavid line.The Oilers are coming off Tuesday nights 4-3 overtime loss in Buffalo. Jordan Eberle, Lucic (8 goals) and Draisaitl (11 goals) scored for the Oilers (14-10-4) while Cam Talbot made 22 saves.The Oilers blew a one-goal lead late in regulation and lost on a power-play goal in overtime.We did a really good job taking that game over after the first, McDavid told the Edmonton Journal. Started slow, battled back, had the lead and werent really giving up much, especially in the third period. Give them credit. They found a way to get one, get it to overtime and their power play bared down.It comes down to them pulling their goalie and executing and we have to live with that, Oilers coach Todd McLellan said. Thats going to happen in the game, thats going to happen every now and then and its the next 22 seconds when you take a penalty that you dont need to take and that sets you up for a loss.As for projected rosters, Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas is expected to return after missing three games with an illness. 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Houston Astros Store. -- Quarterback Will Finch threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns, and Yannick Harou rushed in two scores as the No.Canelo Alvarez faces junior middleweight titlist Liam Smith on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.Alvarez, who comes into this bout after vacating the middleweight title, will be fighting in front of his fans and is a heavy favorite to take the 154-pound belt from Smith.?However, this is no easy task for Canelo. His opponent is unbeaten and aggressive, with great defense and respected punching power.To win the battle, Alvarez has to stick to the following key factors:Use your power, experienceAlvarez is facing an unbeaten opponent, but one who is less experienced and apparently packs less of a punch. Given this scenario, Canelos early offensive plan should focus on power shots. If Smith feels Canelos punches early, he will be on his back foot, which will make the fight more comfortable for Alvarez. In that case, his experience will help him find gaps to exploit and claim victory inside the distance.Prepare to change?If Alvarez fails to establish his punching power and has trouble finding the best way to connect, he will have to dig deeper into his repertoire. In order to do so, Alvarez will need to surrender the initiative to Smith, dodge punches to disrupt his opponents range and use the counterattack.All about the bodyIt is difficult to land punches on Smiths upper body; he protects himself behind aa tight guard very well.dddddddddddd? Any straight shots that Alvarez decides to throw down the middle will be absorbed by Smiths guard, neutralizing the attack. He should throw hooks and straight punches to the body and under the guard, both from the outside and the middle. Besides hurting Smith, these blows will force the Englishman to open his guard for Alvarez to connect his power punches.Look for the right handThroughout his career, Alvarez has proven to be a fighter with a good chin who can really take a punch. It is difficult to rattle him, but there is a first time for everything. Smith is a big opponent who has decent punching power, especially with his right hand. Canelo should take precautions and protect himself, especially since it is unclear whether his pre-fight efforts to make the weight limit will affect his stamina, as was the case prior to his fight against Floyd Mayweather.In the corner we trustTactical plans will prevail in this bout. Smith will employ his no-risk strategy and stick to a strict game plan. Alvarezs corner will have to read Smiths movements and make sure Canelo doesnt get too eager to finish the fight and leave himself be vulnerable chasing Smith.Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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