Eberle scored twice in Edmonton’s five-goal third period and also added an assist. Zack Kassian and Leon Draisaitl also scored in the rally that moved Edmonton into a tie with Anaheim for second in the Pacific Division with 89 points
“It is another example of the importance of teamwork and what can be accomplished when everyone works together,” Kraft said.
“Nikola is not going to back down from anybody, and I think you’ve seen that from our team a little bit, whether we’re playing Golden State, Cleveland, Boston, whoever it is, we’re not going to back down,” coach Michael Malone said after his Nuggets increased their lead to 1 1/2 games over idle Portland in the race for the final playoff spot in the West.
“Any role that they want, that’s what I’ll do,” Bonds said. “All I’ve ever wanted to be is a Giant.”
USA Hockey said the camp originally scheduled to begin Wednesday in Traverse City, Michigan, won’t happen.
“The race cars returned to the race shop (Wednesday) and we are in the process of evaluating the area in question,” the team said.
“I’ve said it all year: This league is better than everybody’s giving it credit for,” Barnes said Tuesday. “It’s not like I told you so, but the fact is this basketball league is better. What I’m ecstatic about is we’ve had to overcome the perception that it wasn’t very good, and we’ve got teams that have gone out and played good basketball.”
“It’s been a great road trip,” coach Mike Yeo said. “At a crucial time the guys delivered. We don’t have a good start at the end of a road trip — that was a real character win for us.”
“A chip-on-your-shoulder mentality usually helps in sports and competitive situations,” Xavier coach Chris Mack said after his team ousted third-seeded Florida State in the second round. “So if it’s working, count us as (an) 11 seed.”