The Chicago Blackhawks won against Los Angeles Kings in Game 2, taking in a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.
Blackhawks chased the Kings’ standout goalie during an impressive display during the opening periods in Sunday’s Game 2, making them win a 4-2 victory. During the game, Andrew Shaw who made a wrist shot and also leaned back and yelled after his first-period score. Meanwhile, it was Brent Seabrook who got the second goal while Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus added two more goals on consecutive shots in the second.
Shaw revealed that they used speed in winning this game. ”It’s a high-speed game. If we use our speed, we’ll be all right,” Shaw said. ”We played our game. That’s the difference. The guys played good. We all competed for each other. We did everything we needed to do, keeping it deep in the zone.”
This is a best of seven series so the Blackhawks still need to win two more games to move on to the Finals. We just don’t know what happens in Game 3. Who knows, Kings will return their victory this time.
”We went through a little spurt there in the last series where we were doing the right things but the pucks weren’t going in,” Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said. ”So now we’re getting the results we want. We can do what we’re doing more often. We can do it better as well in the next few games.”
Game 3 is set to happen this Tuesday night in Los Angeles where the Kings have won 14 consecutive games but this time, looks like Blackhawks are not effectively demoralized on the Los Angeles fans as they still manage to win in the first game. But who knows if Kings will still manage to catch up because the last time they lost their first two games of the playoffs at St. Louis, they won four straight victories to eliminate the Blues in the first round during their succeeding games. We’ll just see if they can still catch up on this.
Serena Williams proves her worth as an athlete as she wins this year’s fifth Wimbledon. She is definitely back on track and back on top!
Going back at last year’s Wimbledon, it was the time that low point came to Serena Williams, the time when she was hours laying around her home, overwhelmed by a depressing series of health scares and threats that sent her to the hospital repeatedly and kept her away from tennis for 10 months and longer.
But as the old saying goes, if you stumble and fall, just learn to rise up again. Last year was definitely not the end for Serena because even if she stumbled and fell down, she is totally willing to rise up again and fight. At last! The high point of Serena came on Saturday on Centre Court at Wimbledon, when Williams dropped down the grass, hands covering her face. She was all the way back, a Grand Slam champion yet again. Yes! Victory was hers once more and she will not let go of it this time!
What made her win the game is her serve which is as good as there is and her grit was as good as ever. Starting from the start up to finish, Williams was dominant as ever. She defeated Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland with scores 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 and this made her win the fifth championship at the All England Club and 14th Major title overall, ending a two-year drought.
“I just remember, I was on the couch and I didn’t leave the whole day, for two days. I was just over it. I was praying, like, ‘I can’t take anymore. I’ve endured enough. Let me be able to get through this’,” recalled Serena Williams. She has recovered and the trophy is absolutely for hers to grab.
Amazing it is to see some people win athletic competitions because of their talents, thorough practice, and determination. However, isn’t it more amazing and inspiring to see a physically disabled person striving very hard to perform and play just like how other athletes do? Learn from this story!
The double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is set to become the first amputee track athlete to compete at the Olympic Games. He was so happy that he is going to London Olympics along with the rest of the athletes after he was chosen for South Africa’s 1,600-meter relay team. South Africa’s Olympic committee picked him on Wednesday as one of the 13 athletes on the team initially selected last month. This is probably a great momentum in the history of the Olympics, to see an amputee athlete running for victory.
“Today is really one of the happiest days of my life! Will be in London 2012 for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games!” the multiple Paralympic champion said on Twitter. “Thank you to everyone that has made me the athlete I am! God, family and friends, my competitors and supporters! You have all had a hand!”
All eyes are probably set on Pistorius when he finally sets his foot on London Olympics. And this is going to be one of the greatest moments in history of the Olympics with one amputee showing the world that everyone can become an athlete. He was selected alongside with Willem de Beer, Ofentse Mogawane and Shaun de Jager for the 4×400 race.
Tension rises in Wimbledon as the games almost come to its final rounds and the winners already getting visible in every game. Probably one of the luckiest athletes this year is Serena Williams and she was really thankful when she surpassed the elimination round and reaches the quarterfinal at Wimbledon.
On Monday, Serena Williams came through another tough three-set match in order for her to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, defeating the 65th-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazhakstan with scores 6-1, 2-6, 7-5.
Despite of the windy conditions, Williams cruised through the first set before the hard-hitting Shvedova found her rhythm in the second, breaking the American twice to even the match. She then wasted three break points at 4-4 in the third before eventually breaking for a 6-5 lead. She clinched the victory with a backhand winner on her first match point. She made a very outstanding performance on Monday’s game and everybody already has their eyes set on her upcoming games during the quarterfinals and see is she will be able to make it on the championship round.
During the third-round match, Williams won the last set 9-7 against Cheng Jie. In other news, Shvedova who happens to be a wild-card entry also became the first woman in the Open Era to win a set without losing a single point in her third-round match against Sara Errani.
Dustin Brown of the LA Kings was really overwhelmed and he immediately snatched the Stanley Cup away from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, skating directly to the center ice and thrusting the Stanley Cup skyward after they were officially announced as the champion for this year’s tournament.
You might think it harsh but the LA Kings’ captain has waited for this moment long enough for him to reveal his excitement to get hold of the Cup. He has been waiting all his life for this moment to come and it finally came tonight. The long suffering of the Kings had been waiting for nearly 45 years for somebody to lift the 36-pound silver trophy and remove the burden on a franchise that had never won an NHL title ever since. This is definitely a dream come true for the Kings so you can’t blame them for behaving so wild. They have really worked hard for it.
Brown, MVP goalie Jonathan Quick and the later-blooming Kings never flinched under all that weight and you can see during the entire season that they have really prepared for this moment. After an unbelievable postseason run that ended in a triumphant flurry of blood, sweat and power-play goals in Game 6, they’re all champions.
So how did they do it? Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals apiece, while Quick finished his Conn Smythe Trophy-winning performance with 17 saves, and the Kings beat the New Jersey Devils with the score of 6-1 on Monday night, becoming the first eighth-seeded playoff team to win the Stanley Cup finals. That was a tough game but the LA Kings became triumphant in the end!
The case whether or not NFL’s Junior Seaus brain will be donated to some institute for further studies is again closed and that the family representative has now officially announced that they will be donating the brain but is not sure whether or not it’s going to be the Sports Legacy Institute, the Boston University or the Brain Injury Research Institute! That we still don’t know, but they’ve already released a statement that it’s official and that they are doing it to help other in the NFL.
For some of you who doesn’t know the NFL legend, let me just give you a preview. Junior Seau here is a 43 year old veteran who played NFL for more than 20 years. He’s like this major fan of the game and that He’s actually good at it landing him a spot in the San Diego Chargers back in the year 1990. He then got traded o the Miami Dolphins in the year 2003 but then was able to come back to the San Diego Chargers in the year 2006 where He then retired year 2011 and was put in the San Diego Chargers Hall of fame.
Right now, both his family and his friends are pushing and trying to inform people, most especially the possible side effects of the said game to Seus life. They are saying that Seuhere have suffered a major effect in the brain and that it was the one that pushed him to commit suicide and shoot his self in the chest.