18 Nov

Cizikas Helps Islanders Beat Leafs 6-1 in Tavares’ Return

first_imgUNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Energized by a raucous home crowd that vehemently booed and serenaded former captain John Tavares in his first time back as a visiting player, the New York Islanders steamrolled the Toronto Maple Leafs.Casey Cizikas scored twice and the Islanders beat the Maple Leafs 6-1 Thursday night. Anthony Beauvillier, Anders Lee, Valtteri Filppula and Brock Nelson also scored to help New York get the win after losing three of its last four.“They were good the entire game,” Cizikas said of the fans. “I thought they got us going. They played their role and they did an unbelievable job and we fed off it from the start.”Jordan Eberle and Cal Clutterbuck each had two assists, and Robin Lehner stopped 34 shots as New York moved two points ahead of Washington atop the Metropolitan Division one night before hosting the Capitals. The Islanders’ 81 points are one more than they had all of last season.Islanders fans, vocal on social media about their lingering displeasure with Tavares’ departure after he repeatedly said he wanted to stay, booed loudly when Tavares and the Maple Leafs hit the ice for pregame warmups, and when they came back out for the start of each period.New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) celebrates with Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53), who scored a goal during the second period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck is at right. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)They also serenaded him with choruses of “We Don’t Need You!” and other derisive chants throughout the game, including around a video tribute midway through the first period.“We expected a little bit of that just because you see on social media what the fans were planning on doing,” the Islanders’ Mathew Barzal said. “I didn’t think it was going to be like that. …. It was something I’ve never played in before.”The face of the franchise for nine years after he was selected No. 1 overall by New York in 2009, Tavares insisted he agonized over his decision to leave before announcing it on July 1, the first day of free agency.“They always made it tough on the opponent when I played here,” Tavares said. “They have their feelings and that’s out of my control.”Zach Hyman scored for the Maple Leafs, who had won three straight. Garret Sparks finished with 31 saves.“We started really well, then we got impatient and turned the puck over,” Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. “We’re fortunate we have 19 games left. You do this in the playoffs, you lose. You’re done right away.”Cizikas got his second of the night for his 19th of the season and seventh in the last eight games, tipping the puck past Sparks 33 seconds into the third to push the Islanders’ lead to 5-1.New York Islanders congratulate left wing Anders Lee (27) for his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Nelson got a pass from Eberle got his 20th at 8:41 for New York’s sixth straight goal after trailing 1-0 in the first.“We got back to our game, we played a full 60 (minutes) tonight,” Lee said. “We obviously needed a game like this and we all showed up tonight and put forth our best effort.”Lee gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead 4:49 into the second with his team-leading 22nd goal on a 2-on-1 rush with Nelson. It was Lee’s fourth goal in six games.Hyman appeared to tie it with his second of the night at 7:12 off a pass from Mitch Marner. However the goal was overturned after the Islanders challenged for offside on the play, drawing a rousing ovation from the crowd.“Sometimes it almost feels like you almost scored,” Lee said. “The crowd gets into it after that and we were able to respond.”Cizikas extended the Islanders’ lead to 3-1 with a short-handed goal as he stole the puck from Tyler Ennis along the side boards, skated up the right side, cut across the front of the goal and beat Sparks through the five-hole with 6:20 left in the middle period.Filppula made it a three-goal lead as he put in a loose puck in front for his 13th with exactly a minute left in the second.New York Islanders fans express their sentiments toward Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares, who left for Toronto in the offseason after saying he would stay with the Islanders, during the first period of an NHL hockey game between the teams Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Hyman put the Maple Leafs ahead 1-0, poking a loose puck in front off a deflection by Marner past Lehner for his 14th with 6:27 left in the first. Hyman has four goals and five points in his last six games.Beauvillier tied it less than 3 minutes later, firing a return pass from Josh Bailey on a 3-on-1 rush for his 15th.NOTES: Maple Leafs F Patrick Marleau played in his 1,639 regular-season game, tying Dave Andreychuk for seventh place on the NHL’s career list. … The Islanders have won both meetings with the Maple Leafs this season, also winning 4-0 at Toronto on Dec. 29. The teams conclude the season series back here on April 1 in New York’s home finale. … Cizikas has four career multigoal games, including three this season. He has also more than doubled his previous career high of nine goals. … Islanders D Johnny Boychuk had a cut on his neck from a skate blade in the second period, but was back on the ice in the third. “I was extremely scared and I am very lucky to have someone watching over me tonight,” Boychuk wrote on Twitter. “A lot of thoughts go through your mind when you feel the blade touch your neck.”UP NEXTMaple Leafs; Host Buffalo on Saturday night.Islanders: Host Washington on Friday night.___By VIN A. CHERWOO , AP Sports WriterFollow Vin Cherwoo at www.twitter.com/VinCherwooAPToronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) waits during a chorus of boos and other chants during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, his former team, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner (40), of Sweden, blocks a shot with Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) in front of the crease, as Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) checks New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13)with his stick during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) congratulates left wing Zach Hyman (11) after Hyman scored a goal during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Tavares’ former team, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

11 Sep

POLICE LOG for March 20 Homeless Camp Found Under Bridge Bad Crash

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, March 20, 2019:A 2-vehicle crash with airbag deployment took place in front of McDonald’s. Child was in one of the vehicles. No injuries. Both vehicles towed. (7:20am)Police received report of a homeless camp underneath the Richmond Street bridge. Police confirmed small camp in the Middlesex Canal culvert. DPW notified to clean area. (11:43am)A Hopkins Street caller reported a Social Security scam phone call. (12:41pm)A walk-in party reported malicious damage to their vehicle on Ring Avenue. (12:58pm)Teacher at North Intermediate School requested patrol call after non-students continued to play football in the parking lot around staff vehicles despite several staff members asking them not to. Police moved to the kids to the field. (3:22pm)MBTA transit police called about a male party walking down the tracks from Andover spotted by the State Police Airwing. Police unable to locate on their tracks. (5:39pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 22: Evicted Tenant Leaves Behind Cat; Driver Issued Summons; Kids Playing Ding Dong DitchIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 20: Wilmington Man Arrested; Car vs. Tree; Concession Stand VandalizedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 28: Graffiti At Town Park; Delivery Driver Falsely Accused Of Theft; Road RageIn “Police Log”last_img read more

3 Sep

Woman detained with 1000 yaba tablets

first_imgyaba. File PhotoPolice arrested a woman with 1000 yaba tablets, four bottles of phensidyl at Kukna village in sadar upazila here on Sunday night.The arrestee is Mita Begum, 26, of the area.Tariqul Islam, additional superintendent of Magura police, said on secret information that Mita had brought 1,000 yaba tablets and four bottles of phensidyl from Jashore, police conducted a drive at 8:00pm at the house of Mohiuddin and arrested Mita.A case was filed.last_img

19 Aug

PEOPLE Rocky Mountaineer appoints Anthony Chamy to National Sales Manager Canada

first_img Posted by Share [PEOPLE] Rocky Mountaineer appoints Anthony Chamy to National Sales Manager, Canada Travelweek Group VANCOUVER — Rocky Mountaineer has named Anthony Chamy as National Sales Manager, Canada.Based in Montreal, Chamy will lead Rocky Mountaineer’s Canadian sales team in their business development and growth initiatives across all trade channels.“Since joining Rocky Mountaineer as the Regional Business Development Manager in 2014, Anthony has achieved significant sales growth with his accounts, and embraced the company’s fast-moving culture,” said Jonathan Hope, Managing Director, Sales – North America. “His ability to balance communication, internal and external relationships, analytics, and big picture thinking, continues to prove invaluable to the company.”Prior to joining Rocky Mountaineer, Chamy co-founded Kepri Expeditions, a sustainable and educational group tour company. Chamy drove revenue for the company during his eight-year role with a focus on business development.center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: People, Rocky Mountaineer Thursday, March 16, 2017 last_img read more