"Please rise and welcome seven-time Grammy victor and longtime Nashville Predators fan Carrie Underwood", the announcer said to the delight of the sold-out crowd inside the Bridgestone Arena.
But to focus on the fluky things that helped the Predators overcome the Blackhawks in a 3-2 overtime victory Monday misses the emerging point of this series: Nashville looks like the better, more unsafe team. A non-call for goalie interference on the game-tying score and Kevin Fiala's game-winner were the latest in a string of heartbreaking moments that, over the past few days, turned the confidence surrounding the Hawks into doom and gloom.
And I thought it couldn't get any louder in here.
"He had lots of looks and lots of opportunities, even in the first period".
Crawford had seemed determined to keep Chicago alive, making 46 stops in the defeat.
In overtime, he was the man... generating scoring chances nearly everytime he touched the puck, Crawford stoned him twice before he finally broke through with the game victor, cranking the Bridgestone Arena insanity level up to 10... "They're a great team and we're going to enjoy this right now and then go for the next one".
The Chicago Blackhawks need a victory here to force a game five at the United Center on Saturday.
Blame, accountability, self-analysis, frustration, anger and so on is what may be around the corner if the Blackhawks are sent packing from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the first round again.
The Blackhawks spent 141:05 trying to find the net in these playoffs.
Kane tied his career high for shots on goal in a playoff game during the second period with seven. It's also why he was scratched three times in a four-game span in March. "We had pressure, we were getting pucks back, we had zone time".
If the Predators are able to close out the series Wednesday and sweep the Blackhawks they will make history.
He was part of an unsuccessful battle (along with P.K. Subban) behind the Nashville net, didn't hustle back into defensive position once Blackhawks took possession of the puck and once he did get back above the goal line was slow to recognize which man was his responsibility.
"That line, they've got quick sticks and they've got some quickness and they've had a [good] group the whole last part of the year", Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Tuesday. The difference for them is they've been through a 3-0 series deficit before and almost accomplished the comeback.
"Try to get the puck as much as possible, try to make good plays and hopefully things can (be created)".
Chicago entered the third period with a 2-0 lead, but two Filip Forsberg goals forced overtime. "But after that we can only talk about taking every game at a time here and be ready to do whatever we can do to win the next game".
"It's a big win for us", Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis said.
The deal drew criticism from Republicans who worry it sets the stage for Vladimir Putin to take control of American oil. Numerous companies which made donations to the 2017 event also donated to Obama's prior inauguration.
He also heaped praise upon Belichick, thanking him for writing a letter previous year in support of his candidacy for president. Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell said he was moved by the White House ceremony, saying it "almost brought me to tears".
After U.S. withdrew from the Trans-Pacific trade pact, the U.S. has been keen to establish bilateral deals with Japan. Pence arrived in Tokyo from South Korea, where he assured leaders of the "iron-clad" alliance with the United States.
The 57-year-old songster kept at his complex the polls labelled "Watson 853" - the opioid painkiller acetaminophen-hydrocodone. The documents say some of the drugs in Prince's bedroom were in a suitcase with the name "Peter Bravestrong" on it.
Defense attorneys argued that midazolam does not effectively keep those being executed from experiencing a painful death. Arkansas has not executed an inmate since 2005 because of drug shortages and legal challenges .
North Korean schoolgirls perform at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea . Unlike at some previous parades attended by Kim, there did not appear to be any a senior Chinese official in attendance.
In the wake of a mass advertiser exodus from his show, it looks increasingly like the end is nigh for Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. The company recently upped O'Reilly's contract and, NYT, in its report , said some of the payments were made since Ailes' exit.
Ballmer said that he wanted to provide information without a specific agenda or sense of framing in mind. Companies typically organize revenue into segments, and Ballmer's USAFacts team has done the same.
In addition to the women's Frozen Four, Penn State was selected to host a number of other championship events leading up to 2022. Congratulations to Sandy Barbour and the athletic department for gaining the program and university this great opportunity.
Williams will be the second top player in less than a year to take time away from the tour to have a baby. He proposed at a restaurant in Rome at the same table where the duo first met on a lunch outing in 2015.
The Frozen Four includes three games: two national semifinal games Thursday and a national championship game two days after. The city of Pittsburgh, Pa. was awarded 22 preliminary rounds and finals, the most of any city.
Australia scraps visa for skilled foreign workers
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Google Plans Ad-Blocking Feature in Popular Chrome Browser
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Blue Jackets rookie returns to game after gnarly cut to face
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Facebook wants you to hang out with your friends in VR
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No talks with Palestinian inmates on hunger strike
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Thumbs-up for electronic sports at the 2022 Asian Games
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'Still Under Audit': Trump Returns Won't Be Seen on Tax Day
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Policeman killed, 4 wounded in shootout in Egypt's Sinai
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Man killed 3 on street, says he 'hates white people'
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