August 31, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

In the Stars-Avs game last night, defenseman Cale Makar made a blunder I've never seen before in a hockey game. He was collecting the puck behind his own goal while the last Stars goal to make it 5-3 was announced. It got away from him, went in front of the goalie whose back was turned and Denis Gurianov tapped it in through the goalie's legs. That ended up being the deciding goal. You can see it here at 3:30.

posted by rcade at 08:27 AM on August 31, 2020

Ugh. You hate to see it. However crazy that play was, Dallas' 4th goal was another crazy one. He had to shoot that puck through a couple of needle eyes to get it into the goal.

posted by NoMich at 08:34 AM on August 31, 2020

The battle in the crease before the fourth goal was hilarious. One of the Avs was trying to plant Corey Perry's face deep into the ice. He scrambled up just in time to be a distraction as the goal was scored.

Throughout the series the Stars have found an extra gear at times.

posted by rcade at 08:43 AM on August 31, 2020

Owners Under Fire Watch:

- Dell Loy Hansen (Real Salt Lake) is being fast tracked out of MLS

- Dan Snyder continues to hover in NFL limbo

Not sure why Goodell doesn't see Snyder's current situation as a golden opportunity to get rid of him.

posted by beaverboard at 10:26 AM on August 31, 2020

RIP in coach John Thompson

posted by NoMich at 02:19 PM on August 31, 2020

Allen Iverson tweets about John Thompson and the room gets super dusty in here

posted by NoMich at 03:25 PM on August 31, 2020

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