The Row

15 Dec 18
Update News Portal

RALEIGH, N.C. — Alex Ovechkin scored a hat trick to extend his point streak to 13 games, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 in a shootout at PNC Arena on Friday. Nic Dowd and John Carlson each had three assists for the Capitals (19-9-3), who trailed by three but won their fourth […]

15 Dec 18
National Post

EDMONTON — Connor McDavid had two goals and an assist and Leon Draisaitl had three assists as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Friday. Alex Chiasson and Adam Larsson also scored for the Oilers (18-12-3), who have won five of their last six and have gone 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. […]

15 Dec 18
TODAY NEWS

CLAUDIA Winkleman says one of her Strictly Come Dancing highlights…

15 Dec 18
Taking Root

In January I made a list of nine crafting projects I wanted to tackle this year – what did I love? What didn’t work out? What did I learn?

15 Dec 18
OILERSNATION
Draisaitl, McDavid, and Koskinen strike again. Final score: 4-1 Oilers. The first period was an odd one. The boys were on their heels to start the game and were making some lousy giveaways in their own end. This is sort of what we’re accustomed to as of late. Koskinen made a couple big saves and a couple defensive lapses from the Flyers lead to some scoring chances of our own. Eventually, the puck got into the hands of Connor McDavid to Leon Draisaitl to Alex Chiasson, then bada-bing-bada-boom, the puck is in the net. Chiasson was flying this period and tallied a lot of scoring chances. His goal put the Oilers on the board and created some good momentum for the remainder of the period. Both the Flyers and the Oilers exchanged unsuccessful power plays, and we headed into the dressing room with a 1-0 lead. The second period began with a four-minute penalty kill as Drake Caggiula drew blood for his high stick on Nolan Patrick. The Oilers did a heck of a job on the PK and even built some momentum out of the long penalty kill. This eventually leads to an unsuccessful powerplay of their own, followed by some terrific shifts and puck pressure in the offensive zone. Connor McDavid scored a beauty from behind the goal line by banking the puck off of the Flyers goalie back, then just seconds later Adam Larsson pots a goal top shelf as well. Despite being on the penalty kill for almost half the period, the Oilers had a rock solid period. The Oilers came out absolutely flying in the third period. They didn’t let the Flyers touch the puck for the first eight minutes and it was some of the most fun hockey I’ve seen this year from them. Also, what was with the crowd being so loud? They seemed to be enjoying the teams success at home and it seemed to be buzzing in there. Of course, exactly after that, the Flyers took the control they’ve been looking for all game long. The Oilers went a few shifts in a row unable to clear the puck out of our zone or get the puck in deep to the Flyers zone. This eventually lead to a goal by Logan Couture at the end of a long shift in our own end. The Oilers managed to hold on for the rest of the game and Connor McDavid put the nail in the coffin with an empty net goal. Overall despite a handful of defensive lapses and penalties, the Oilers played a very well-rounded game. I definitely wasn’t expecting this kind of pace from them after the heavy schedule they’ve been on but it’s safe to say they impressed us all tonight. The Oilers have won six straight games at home and are a tough team to beat in the Hitchcock era. THE BRIGHT SIDE Alex Chiasson scored his career high, 14th goal tonight with the Oilers. The guy has been an unreal pickup for us and I thought he’d barely score 10 goals this season. Atta be Chiassserrrr! With assists to Alex Chiasson’s first goal tonight, Leon Draisaitl extends his point streak to five games, and Connor McDavid extends his to eight games. I couldn’t get enough of Jujhar Khaira tonight. He was flying up and down the ice and he wasn’t afraid to egg on Wayne Simmonds and anybody else on the Flyers. Him playing on a line with Puljujarvi was entertaining because anytime someone even looked at 98, Jujhar was in their face about it. Connor’s first goal of the night involved one hell of a takeaway-forecheck, and in-between legs shot by Draisaitl, followed by Connor shooting it from behind the goal line to score. If that’s not entertainment then I don’t know what is. This wasn’t just a lucky goal either, Connor was going for the bank off of the goalie’s back and he couldn’t have placed a better shot. Adam Larsson scores his first goal of the season and first goal in 43 games! This was just seconds after Connor McDavid’s goal from an epic give-and-go pass with Spooner. Tobias Rieder showed off his speed a couple times tonight, specifically on the penalty kill when he broke away for a clear breakaway in the second period. He ended up fanning on the shot BUT THAT’S NOT THE IMPORTANT PART OF THIS POINT The Puljujarvi-Nuge-Khaira line had another incredible night. They were buzzing in the offensive end throughout the whole game and were even mixing it up a little after the whistles. I love it! I thought Caleb Jones had a good NHL debut tonight. He played 11:23 minutes and seemed pretty comfortable out there. This was a great way to dip his toes in the water and I look forward to seeing more games from him. Mikko Koskinen had another stellar night and is now 7-0 at home. Would you have ever thought this was possible when we first signed him? Admittedly, I was shitting on Koskinen before I even saw him play, and I apologize for that. Connor McDavid only played 18:51 minutes tonight which is a big decrease from what Hitch has usually been playing him. If we can win games by three goals with Connor playing less than 20 minutes per game, it will go a long way for us. THE FACE PALMERS I feel weird typing this because Koskinen has played nothing but solid between the pipes for us this year, BUT – I’m shocked that no one has capitalized on all of the juicy rebounds he leaves in the slot. I mean, I’m so happy no one does, but It amazes me that he’s played so good, yet lets out so many rebounds as he does. The Oilers took five penalties tonight which is far too many in my opinion. Fortunately they had a good penalty kill going and killed all of them, and the Flyers have been struggling with special teams on the road. Hopefully we’ll be more disciplined in the future. The Oilers played a great game but I do think Koskinen’s solid play covered up a lot of the ugly defensive mistakes we made. It appeared at times the boys struggled to break out of the zone, especially in the third period. There were a couple of shifts in a row we couldn’t get the puck out which eventually lead to Couture’s goal. SCORING SUMMARY 1ST PERIOD TIME TEAM DETAILS SCORE 12:37 Edmonton Alex Chiasson (14) ASST: Leon Draisaitl (24), Connor McDavid (29) 0-1 2ND PERIOD TIME TEAM DETAILS SCORE 12:37 Edmonton Connor McDavid (18) ASST: Leon Draisaitl (25), Darnell Nurse (8) 0-2 14:08 Edmonton Adam Larsson (1) ASST: Ryan Spooner (2), Darnell Nurse (9) 0-3 3RD PERIOD TIME TEAM DETAILS SCORE 10:03 Philadelphia Sean Couturier (13) ASST: Jakub Voracek (17), Claude Giroux (28) 1-3 19:24 Edmonton EN – Connor McDavid (19) ASST: Leon Draisaitl (26) 1-4 #GOODCONTENT Alex Chiasson is going to sign a dumb contract next year. Oh man. — Matt Henderson (@Archaeologuy) December 15, 2018 I’m starting to wonder if these guys really believe as long as Koskinen is in net there’s no way they’ll lose. They’re playing ridiculously confident. #Oilers — David Shortt (@AdMan0828) December 15, 2018 *Caleb Jones' first pass goes tape to tape* me: SEND HIM UP TO THE TOP PAIRING! — Chris Gordeyko (@TheNationChris) December 15, 2018 The Flyers deserve a big fat loss after that stunt they pulled in Calgary the other night — Ryan (@IAmByks) December 15, 2018
15 Dec 18
Archy news nety

With thousands of security forces, France is preparing for another protest weekend of the "yellow vests". In Paris alone, about 8,000 security forces and more than ten armored vehicles are to be used on Saturday, according to the police prefect of the French capital. Fears are again violent riots.                                               French President Emmanuel Macron […]

15 Dec 18
Dru's Desk

When working with Structured Query Language (SQL), Data Definition Language (DDL) and Data Manipulation Language (DML) are two subcategories of SQL that have two distinct purposes. DDL is used to change the structure of the database. It’s a set of commands used to create, modify, delete data structure but not data (Lithmee, 2017). Think of […]

15 Dec 18
Once Upon a RN

          Office hours were a foreign concept to me… Now, I NEED THEM. For those who don’t know what office hours are, this is a minimum of 2 hours whereby the professor gives students the opportunity to ask lecture related question. And over time I’ve noticed that not many students take […]

15 Dec 18
Becky N Smokey's ABC Challenge

Delmy goes out hunting and Clay cooks waffles.  Before he can even is finished eating Delmy comes in to eat covered in fleas.  That is 2 days in a row now.  They both got baths again.  Clay works tonight so he does not need or want fleas. Clay had 3 job locations tonight.  He was […]

15 Dec 18
Julia by the River

The titles of the posts have shifted from “days since I was diagnosed” to “days until the surgery.” This is pretty great. It has provided relief. My anxiety has decreased a little. Last night I slept seven hours in a row, uninterrupted. That is three more that I have slept continuously for the past two […]

15 Dec 18
all my heroes are weirdos

After detoxing the days away I decided to get Fun Bobby out for a retox to say goodbye to my little sisters. It was the perfect night of cackles, vodka buckets and ballet dancing to techno before falling asleep in the back of a tuk tuk on the way home.  But obviously with hedonistic highs, […]

15 Dec 18
A Sagittarian Seeker

December 12,2018, Phoenix- I got back in time to see the sun cast its brilliant hues, but being in the baggage claim area, with my camera in one of the bags- there are only the images left in my head. The flight back was quotidian, with a curious, playful infant breaking the monotony, at the […]

15 Nov 18
Bravely Bohemian

Apple Oatmeal Cookies make a great lunchbox treat or midday snack, especially in the Fall. Apple season is a BIG deal here in Upstate New York. Some of the best apple varieties in the U.S. were developed here in New York State- MacIntosh, Empire, Crispin, Cortland, Macoun, IdaRed, and many more. I was fortunate to […]

15 Dec 18

Monaco coach Thierry Henry believes the appointment of former distance runner Bouabdellah Tahri as a member of the medical staff to aid mental preparation will be a great thing for the club. Henry’s arrival as coach has not sparked a revival in fortunes for Monaco, winning just two games since the former Arsenal and Barcelona […]