#1 The Hall of Fame defenceman told Landsberg that he believ von mary123 29.08.2019 10:38

TORONTO -- Team Canada captain Sidney Crosby picked up exactly where he left off last spring when he was hoisting the Stanley Cup as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins: dominating.Crosby was a one-man wrecking crew as host Canada opened the World Cup of Hockey on Saturday with an emphatic 6-0 victory over the Czech Republic. Sure, the three points on a goal and two assists were an impressive way for the defending playoff MVP from last Junes Stanley Cup run to kick off his season, but as is almost always the case with Crosby, its the little things -- the attention to detail -- that paint the true picture.And on this night the picture was a pleasing one for Canadian fans.After being stymied on an early breakaway, Crosby banked home the first goal of the game off Czech goalie?Michal Neuvirth from the goal line. Later, he added an assist on a goal by Brad Marchand off a faceoff win by Patrice Bergeron that put me in mind of an overtime goal he drew up in the Stanley Cup finals against the San Jose Sharks.As per usual with Crosby, few things in the game happen by chance.In the final minute of the first period, Crosby sped back down the ice to break up a Czech 2-on-1 and then, even though he didnt get credit for an assist, ran some interference in the Czech zone, setting up a Bergeron goal with 0.7 seconds left in the first period to give the Canadians an insurmountable 3-0 lead.For good measure, Crosby added another pretty assist on a Joe Thornton goal early in the second.Saturdays dominating win made it clear that whoever is going to knock off Canada in this tournament is going to have to find a way to negate the Bergeron-Crosby-Marchand line that has been together since the moment Canada opened training camp.In fact, head coach Mike Babcock penciled in the offensive trio months before Team Canada ever took to the ice, looking to put an end to the backstory that has been part of the past two Olympic Games: Whom will Crosby play with?Babcock was the coach in both Vancouver and Sochi when Canada won gold, but it took time each tournament to find wingers who meshed with Crosby. Thats clearly not an issue here, as Crosby and the two Boston Bruins are a force as Canada is playing with a much different tempo than they did in Sochi on the Olympic-size ice.In short, Crosby served notice in Game 1 of the World Cup that whether hes wearing a Penguins jersey or the red and white of Team Canada, hes at a whole other level. Not that any of that should come as a surprise.Three stars1. Sidney Crosby, C, Canada: Three-point night, ferocious backchecking ... if Canada was looking for its captain to set a tone for an important opening-night win over the overmatched Czechs, they got it in spades.2. Carey Price, G, Canada: There was a point in the first half of the first period when the flow of the game was much less lopsided than it became, and Price did his job, denying Ondrej Palat on an early deflection and then shutting the door on the Czech power play on the night. And lets remember this was Prices first meaningful game since last November after injury issues.3. 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The Hall of Fame defenceman told Landsberg that he believes fighting still has a place in todays game, but thinks staged fighting needs be outlawed.TORONTO - Quarterback Travis Lulay, who had three TD passes to lead the B.C. Lions to a 27-20 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, was named the CFLs offensive player of the week Wednesday. Lulay finished 28-of-39 passing for 268 yards versus the Bombers. Hes currently second overall in CFL passing with 1,468 yards and tied for second with 10 TD strikes. Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian captured defensive player honours. Elimimian, the Lions leading tackler with 29, fforced a fumble to set up a field goal, had a 17-yard interception return and three tackles.dddddddddddd Kicker Luca Congi of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, was named top special-teams player. He had three field goals and three converts in the Ticats 30-29 win over Edmonton. Hamilton receiver Sam Giguere was the outstanding Canadian and had six catches for 90 yards against Edmonton. The native of Sherbrooke, Que., has 22 receptions for 309 yards this season. ' ' '

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