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New Hockey Folk Hero, David Ayres



That was quite the story tonight. Carolina could really bond over this game and the result. For Ayers, he has a story for the ages as he gets the victory.

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  1. Ingolfur Hallgrimsson

    February 23, 2020 at 4:32 am

    I love this! I can't imagine the storm surge had this been a Canes home game!

  2. Em 5057

    February 23, 2020 at 4:32 am

    This was awesome. Absolutely awesome!

  3. Ryguy916

    February 23, 2020 at 4:34 am

    Please Shannon, drop my Leafs to 31 on your power rankings tonight. This Leafs team is such a big disappointment. How do you lose when the other team has an emergency goalie in net…. I hope Dubas trades for some players that actually give a flying F*ck out there on the ice.

  4. PhoenixKnight

    February 23, 2020 at 4:34 am

    i really hope Ayers took a victory lap in Toronto Zamboni after the game

  5. HOL UP

    February 23, 2020 at 4:38 am

    Hockey is the strangest fucking sport on the planet and that’s why I love it. Good job Canes. Wow.

    Leaf fans, I’m so sorry. I don’t think this team deserves your passion.

  6. Proto Man

    February 23, 2020 at 4:38 am

    The Canes played amazing through all the adversity, so congrats to them and Ayers.

    I honestly feel bad for Leafs fans. They deserve better than this.

  7. TheRickRoller1

    February 23, 2020 at 4:40 am

    The leafs won’t be in the playoffs after that. Man their defense looked bad today.

  8. Michael Casimer

    February 23, 2020 at 4:43 am

    If Carolina gets into the playoffs by one point.

  9. FlyingV2112 *

    February 23, 2020 at 4:43 am

    Damn, Shannon you sound like you're shaking with adrenaline!

  10. James Fitzpatrick

    February 23, 2020 at 4:45 am

    I got a question. So with the rangers 3 goalies thing, lets say lundqvist is on the bench Igor is in net. Lets say hank and Igor get hurt. Can Georgiev be the emergency goalie? Or does it have to be someone random because Georgiev is like a healthy scratch so like idk

  11. Trent Sluiter

    February 23, 2020 at 4:45 am

    Couldn't be more happier for Ayres. But as a leafs fan, this is the turning point for me. This is the most embarrassing and lazy team that the leafs have ever had. The games are just painful to watch.

    So I will be sitting the rest of the season out for supporting them. They don't deserve my money or attention anymore. Hopefully they can get their act together in a couple years and not be the laughing stock of the NHL… Someday.

  12. BuffaloMafia716

    February 23, 2020 at 4:48 am

    I have the biggest smile on my face

  13. oopopp x

    February 23, 2020 at 4:50 am

    We FINALLY get the answer to the age old question, and the answer is YES…. Your local beer league team CAN Beat the Toronto Maple Leafs!!…

  14. Allen Froese

    February 23, 2020 at 4:51 am

    Leafs fan here – I'm not trying to take away from how well the canes played and how well they shut things down. With that said… My Gawd did the leafs play like SHIT!!!! Shoot from anywhere. Sharpen ur skates. My 11yr old looked like he could skate better. ZERO Effort. Keefe… Start Benching Ppl. 11 million or not. If ur not gonna play out there than sit here and let someone else that wants to play get the extra ice time. Simply EMBARRASSING. I've never seen Keefe That angry before. That man had murder in his eyes at the end.

  15. Gobitz Games

    February 23, 2020 at 4:52 am

    I am a leaf fan. Yep. This is the last time i'm going to be able to say it publicly without eliciting gut busting laughter. I'm embarrassed, genuinely embarrassed, to be a leaf fan. They lost to a 42 year old Zamboni driver WHO WORKS FOR THEM. You can't write this.

  16. FireFighterGaming

    February 23, 2020 at 4:52 am

    came here right after watching steve dangle’s lfr video of the game, so funny from steve’s screaming to shannon’s calm praise

  17. Josh Kahn

    February 23, 2020 at 4:53 am

    canes winning the cup this year

  18. CrimsonRavager

    February 23, 2020 at 4:54 am

    Jack Campbell for Hart?

  19. Biggles Pancyclosis

    February 23, 2020 at 4:55 am

    love a good goalie story

  20. Lumpy Dumper

    February 23, 2020 at 4:55 am

    Toronto Maple Laughs

  21. P-Dawg s

    February 23, 2020 at 4:57 am

    As a Leafs fan, I hope the Canes win the Cup. I love James Reimer and Jake Gardiner (both Ex Leafs) and wish them and their team the best. Also I'm drunker than I planned to be. Great content as always keep up the good work!

  22. thomas falzone

    February 23, 2020 at 4:58 am

    I appreciate the Canes gave their souls to protect the net and gave that dude the best chance to not let in a goal. Cant hate on it, plus Toronto losing always makes a sabres fan happy.

  23. G O Flames

    February 23, 2020 at 4:59 am

    Oh one of the hockey greats with a career winning percentage of 1000 David Ayres.

  24. Stu Pidas

    February 23, 2020 at 5:05 am

    Take a look at the game log as well 18:20 of 3rd period…"David Ayres wrist shot saved by Frederik Andersen". Got the win, got a game star, got a Hockey Night in Canada towel, and got a fricken shot on goal!!!

  25. Ryan Scherbluk

    February 23, 2020 at 5:06 am

    So Toronto lost to there own zamboni driver. Toronto hit a new low.

  26. Anthony Machado

    February 23, 2020 at 5:06 am

    The leafs lost to a 42 year old Zamboni driver who works for their minor league affiliate who conceded 11 goals in his last game 5 years ago

  27. Mathwiz 314

    February 23, 2020 at 5:06 am

    Reaction to hurricanes getting wins off of these type of events:
    “Alexa, play brass bonanza. Keep it playing for the next 24 hours”

  28. Edward Hofer

    February 23, 2020 at 5:08 am

    So if Carolina wins the Cup, does he get his name on the cup? That would be something.

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Sports Digest: Westbrook-Gorham Rotary Club high school road race canceled



The Westbrook-Gorham Rotary Club’s Patriots Day road race for high school runners has been canceled, race director Owen McCullough announced in an email on Tuesday.

The annual race was scheduled to take place on Monday, April 20. It is a 2.2-mile race open to local high school students.


GERMAN LEAGUE: Thomas Müller signed a two-year contract extension with Bayern Munich.

The 30-year-old attacking midfielder’s contract had been due to expire at the end of next season but he is now tied to the team until 2023.

Müller has been with Bayern for 20 years, winning eight German titles and the 2013 Champions League, and marked his 500th senior game for the club in November.

OBIT: Former Atlético Madrid coach Radomir Antic, who led the club to the Spanish league and Copa del Rey titles in 1996, has died. He was 71.

The club did not provide a cause of death for Antic, who also briefly coached Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The former Serbian player managed Atlético over five seasons in 189 official matches, the fourth most in club history.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Ohio State assistant Carrie Banks has been hired as the new women’s basketball coach at Omaha, athletic director Trev Alberts announced Tuesday.

Banks was an assistant and recruiting coordinator for four seasons with the Buckeyes. She replaces Brittany Lange, who was fired last month after seven seasons.

“Carrie rose to the top of our applicant pool because of her depth of experience as a coach and recruiter,” Alberts said. “She has done a terrific job as an assistant coach at Ohio State, and she is ready to lead her own team.”


HALEP RECOVERING: Two-time major champion Simona Halep’s injured foot is well enough that she has started running on it without pain.

Halep said in a video posted on Twitter on Monday that she still is not healed to the point that she can play tennis.

The injury dates to February and caused her to withdraw from the hard-court tournament in Indian Wells, California, that eventually was called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The spread of the illness has forced all professional tennis tournaments to be postponed or canceled until at least mid-July.

That includes the cancellation of Wimbledon, where Halep would have been the defending champion this year.


COURT: Former All-Star first baseman Todd Helton pleaded guilty to driving under the influence as a first offense and has served 48 hours in jail as part of his sentence.

Helton crashed his vehicle on March 18, 2019, in Knox County and required emergency medical care. No other cars were involved and one else was hurt. Helton was given a misdemeanor citation for DUI.

Knox County assistant district attorney Sean F. McDermott confirmed to The Associated Press that Helton also received unsupervised probation for 11 months, 29 days, with his license suspended for a year. Helton also had to pay a $350 fine and attend a Victim Impact Panel.


LABOR DEAL: Ron Mix likes what he has seen and read regarding the new labor agreement between the NFL and its players.

The Pro Football Hall of Famer, a board member with the Pro Football Retired Players Association and a retired attorney, believes players from every generation will benefit from the deal struck last month that runs through the 2030 season. Mix retired after the 1971 season.

“Ten years ago, the CBA helped correct the low pension benefits for retired players,” Mix says. “A baseball player who played the same time as me and the same number of years and inducted into the Hall of Fame receives a pension of $100,000 a year. My pension is $20,000. The current players and owners should really be applauded for making sure the new CBA addressed the pensions and the needs of the thousands of players who left with broken bodies and minds.

“The new benefits are significant, improve players’ benefits by doubling in many instances. Aside from approved benefits, the new formula calls for $550 a month per vested season. This increases the pension benefits significantly for all players.”

Recently, the labor agreement’s validity has been challenged by attorneys for safety Eric Reid, and questioned by others. They believe language changed from the deal the players voted on to the one now in force should void the agreement.

Mix prefers to concentrate on the positive aspects of the CBA that narrowly was approved by the NFL Players Association membership, 1,019-959.

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Lego National Championship on BYUSN 4.7.20



Today’s BYUSN featured a taste of what this year’s National Championship could’ve been like. Slow-motion animator Jared Jacobs used his talent to create a Lego National Championship that features Voice of the Cougars Greg Wrubell’s call as BYU defeats Kansas. Plus, Jacobs made hosts Spencer Linton and Jarom Jordan a lego version of BYUSN following the championship.


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With Games Paused, Sports Companies Shift to Making Medical Supplies



Wheeler said he and his technicians have consulted with physicians at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals, along with experts at Harvard and M.I.T. to expeditiously produce the best possible masks.

They have retrofitted some machinery and fabrics from their sneaker production, but are also working with new materials, including nonwoven, melt-blown fabrics. Those could help New Balance to provide N95 masks, which block 95 percent of airborne particles that are 0.3 microns or larger, and can be used in emergency rooms.

In Charlotte, N.C., TheMagic5, a fairly new company that produces goggles for competitive swimmers, has been sending custom-built goggles at cost ($15) to several dozen emergency medical workers, nurses and doctors in New York after they send the company scans of their faces. The project is in the early stages, but the initial testing suggests the goggles can be worn by health care professionals for long stretches without pain, adjustment or fogging up.

“I was thinking, how bad would I feel if we didn’t help, if we didn’t even test whether they could work,” said Rasmus Barfred, a triathlete and one of the company’s founders, who lives in New York. “I think a lot of people in sports think that way, too.”

While much of the sports world has focused on producing gear that protects medical personnel, the Formula One effort, nicknamed Project Pitlane, is aimed at helping patients. Covid-19 can cause severe breathing difficulty in its worst cases, but the CPAP machines could help keep people off the ventilators, which are in short supply.

According to Shipley, the U.C.L. medical engineer, data from Italy and China shows that patients who use CPAP machines soon after infection are 50 to 60 percent less likely to need a more invasive ventilator, which also requires sedation.

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