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Instant Analysis: Preds, Ducks Clash in Playoffs Again

It was the 6-foot-5 Finnish netminder who stoned the Ducks in Game 7 last season with 36 saves. The Ducks regrouped and from that point on, the Oilers managed only 11 shots. "I don't think a lot of people had us going to the 2nd round in September", added McDavid. "We won't have to answer that experience question anymore, which is nice".



Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown in Madrid

On Saturday, Djokovic and Nadal will face each other for the 50th time . In his 13-match winning streak, he did not encounter a top-five player and Djokovic will be looking to end his streak. "I don't want to go too hard on my wrist", the Japanese player said. Cuevas will play ninth-ranked Dominic Thiem of Austria, who comfortably defeated lucky loser Borna Coric of Croatia 6-1, 6-4.



Celtics players suggest Kelly Oubre, Wizards targeted Kelly Olynyk

Olynyk's play has been under the microscope since Game 3 when Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre charged at Olynyk after being floored by an illegal screen. Oubre called the suspension a outcome of his actions. Wizards coach Scott Brooks said his players must control their emotions better in those situations but suggested Oubre might have been upset by repeated hard screens.



England handed another 'Pool of Death' for Japan

Eddie Jones's men were drawn in pool C , alongside Argentina , France and two play-off winners: "Oceania 2", which will be one of Samoa, Tonga or Fiji, and "Americas 2". "Australians probably won't know a lot about them but they're a team being run by a few Kiwi lads and they're on the up and up", he said. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said their match-up against South Africa in Pool B would now give their annual Rugby Championship games extra meaning.



Boston close in on NBA conference decider

Against a team as good as Boston , before you blink it can be over. This has been the most exciting series of the playoffs to this point, continuing the intensity of their regular season matchups and bringing them to another level. Celtics forward Al Horford had an outstanding performance, making 9-of-10 shots, including 3-of-4 three-pointers, for 19 points with seven assists and six rebounds.



Liverpool not far behind Chelsea - Klopp

He could be the key to unlocking West Ham, who have kept four clean sheets in their last five matches, on Sunday. Sturridge and Lallana are both fit again. It is not that easy, I would say. "I know they have offers from other clubs so maybe they play Champions League". Firmino has been a regular feature in Liverpool's attack this season, playing in all but two of the Reds' Premier League games.