#1 giving the opposing by jinshuiqian0713 08.01.2020 19:46

The Montreal Canadiens strong play came to a halt with a pair of home losses against two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Heading out on the road gives them a solid opportunity to get back on track. Montreal looks to win six in a row away from home for the first time in nearly 33 years when it faces the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first time this season Wednesday night. Listen to all the action LIVE on TSN Radio 690 in Montreal with coverage beginning at 5:30pm et. The Canadiens (26-12-3) concluded a perfect five-game trip with a 4-1 win over Pittsburgh on Jan. 3 while moving to 9-1-0 in their previous 10 overall. Montreal, though, failed to add to that successful stretch when it returned home. It was outshot 36-22 in a 4-2 loss to Atlantic Division-leading Tampa Bay on Jan. 6 and fell 2-1 in overtime in the rematch with the Penguins on Saturday. The Canadiens went scoreless in seven power-play chances over those two games and have converted once in 21 opportunities in the last seven. They allowed three goals in 10 short-handed situations on the short homestand. Montreal ranks near the bottom of the NHL with a 13.7 power-play percentage. There are a couple of issues, center David Desharnais said. First off, were having trouble getting the puck in their zone, and its hard to create scoring chances if you cant get the puck in. But when we do get in, our decision-making isnt great. We pass when we should be shooting, and we shouldnt be throwing away opportunities to get pucks on net like that. The Canadiens 13 road wins are tied for second most in the league, and theyre looking to win six straight there for the first time since an eight-game run Jan. 21-Feb. 21, 1982. Weve played well on the road recently so were excited to get back out there, said right wing Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, who is expected to return after missing the last three games due to a concussion. I dont think we played poorly at home over the last two games, but we certainly could have played better. Based on our previous road trip, we should expect to play some good hockey in Columbus and in Ottawa (on Thursday). Montreal is 3-1-1 in five all-time visits to Columbus, winning 3-2 in a shootout in the last one Nov. 15, 2013. The Blue Jackets (18-19-3) come in having dropped their last two games by 5-2 scores. Saturdays defeat to the New York Islanders was just Columbus second in regulation in its last nine at home (6-2-1), and another bad period doomed the Blue Jackets. New York scored three times in the second after Columbus gave up four goals in the first in Fridays loss. We became undisciplined in certain areas of the game and it opened up holes and exposed us, coach Todd Richards said. Center Ryan Johansen had a career-best five-game goal streak come to an end, but he registered an assist to give him six goals and six assists during a career high-tying 10-game point streak. Johansen scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:01 remaining in a 3-2 win at Montreal on March 20. Sergei Bobrovsky will get the start in goal for the Blue Jackets. Air Max 1 Wholesale . The Australian is competing in his final season in Formula One and still looking for his first win this year. He will look to end Vettels run of six straight race wins on Sunday. Webber, who is fifth in the championship, earned his second pole from the past three races and 13th of his career. Asics Outlet Online . Ted Ligety, Mikaela Shiffrin, Bode Miller and Tim Jitloff underlined the squads enormous potential on the Rettenbach glacier in Austria. http://www.discountaustraliashoes.com/. 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Much has been said and written about whether or not World Cup referee Mark Geiger made the right call to penalize Kendall Waston in last weeks playoff match at Dallas, with many differing opinions on the matter. There doesnt seem to be a consensus, although Geigers boss - referees chief Peter Walton - said it was the correct decision and a standard call. As a veteran Premier League referee who now runs the Professional Referees Organization in North America, Waltons opinion should be respected, but the controversy surrounding the decision - and many other handball decisions we see all over the world each week - could easily be avoided if there were a change to the law. In my view, there are two things wrong with the current law. Firstly, the punishment doesnt fairly reflect the size of the crime. Secondly, there is too much room for interpretation of the referee which makes consistency of decisions almost impossible. Here are the main points of the current FIFA Law: Handling the ball involves a deliberate act of a player making contact with the ball with his hand or arm. The referee must take the following into consideration: ? the movement of the hand towards the ball (not the ball towards the hand) ? the distance between the opponent and the ball (unexpected ball) ? the position of the hand does not necessarily mean that there is an infringement Deliberate - done consciously and intentionally I dont think Kendall Waston made a conscious and intentional decision to handle the ball inside the penalty area in the last 10 minutes of a playoff match. In my mind it was a momentary lapse in concentration from the towering defender rather than a deliberate act. In relation to this law, it seems deliberate can also mean a player didnt react quickly enough to move his hand/arm out of the way of the ball. But the fact the law allows such ambiguity means officials are in the spotlight more than necessary whether or not they get the decision right. There must be a bettter way.dddddddddddd Although video replays will certainly assist officials decision making in other areas, in the instance of Waston it wouldnt have made much difference because even with review, the decision would have been made depending on the officials interpretation of the law. One suggestion I have seen is to award a penalty anytime the ball hits a hand or arm inside the area whether it is intentional or not. A clear rule - it doesnt matter how it happens, if the ball strikes the hand, it is a penalty. Theres very little room for argument and interpretation there, but I think it would lead to far too many penalties and also an excessive number of game changing moments. Again, the punishment wouldnt match the offence. New Law So how about this. In order to provide clarity, I would be in favour of a rule change along the following lines: Anytime a player makes contact with the ball inside the penalty area with his hand or arm, an indirect free kick will be given. There is no room for interpretation - if it hits the arm or hand whether deliberate or not, it is an indirect free kick. There is one exception. If a player handles the ball to prevent a goal or an obvious goal scoring opportunity, a penalty is given. With this rule applied, Kendall Wastons handball would have been penalized with an indirect free kick, still giving the opposing team the benefit of a set piece close to goal but eliminating the need for a referee to award a penalty for an incident that was not going to end in a goal. For me, that far better reflects the size of the infringement and also would remove much of the debate surrounding penalty kicks awarded for handball. Im not na?ve enough to expect that changing the law would eliminate all problems. Im sure in some instances there would still be controversy and debate surrounding what is or isnt an obvious goal scoring opportunity. But I believe it would drastically decrease the amount of times a game is decided by a referees decision and therefore lead to more post-game talk about players instead of officiating – and that can only be a good thing. ' ' '

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