Islanders Put Out The Flames, 2-1

first_imgUNIONDALE, N.Y. — Jaroslav Halak had a chance at a shutout and an empty-net goal in the final minute against the Calgary Flames. He had to settle for a prominent place in the New York Islanders’ record book.Halak set the team mark with his 33rd win of the season, and Ryan Strome and Cal Clutterbuck provided just enough offense to lift New York to a 2-1 victory over the Flames on Feb. 27.With the Islanders protecting a 1-0 lead in the final seconds, Halak cleared the puck down the ice but it was stopped well before it got close to the empty Flames net. Soon after New York doubled its advantage, Josh Jooris ruined the shutout bid and made it a tense one-goal affair again.“I’m not happy about it, but we got the goal and we won 2-1,” Halak said. “They don’t give up. They play until the last second. I was glad when it was over.“I wanted to have a shutout. I wasn’t thinking about a goal, but I didn’t get either of them. I got a win, so that’s a good thing, right?”That put the Islanders two points ahead of the rival New York Rangers, who drew even with them atop the Metropolitan Division on Feb. 26.“We just focused on trying to win,” Islanders captain John Tavares said. “We obviously see the standings. We know we’re jockeying for positioning.”Halak stopped 26 shots, beaten only by Jooris with 20.9 seconds left. The Islanders had made it 2-0 with 41.3 seconds remaining on Clutterbuck’s empty-net goal.It was fitting because Clutterbuck had a goal waved off 4:25 into the third period when the officials ruled that Brock Nelson had interfered with Flames goalie Karri Ramo in the crease.“It happens,” Tavares said. “We fought hard for that, but we stuck with it. It was good to see Clutter get rewarded at the end.”Ramo stopped 37 shots for the Flames, who without injured captain and leading scorer Mark Giordano missed a chance to move into a wild-card position in the Western Conference playoff race. Ramo’s only blemish was Strome’s early goal, the first power-play tally Calgary has allowed in exactly a month.“We didn’t give them much,” Ramo said. “We played good, we battled. Just wasn’t enough. Guys were playing more minutes and stepping up without Gio. We tried hard.”Calgary dropped to 1-2 on its seven-game road trip. The Flames lost 1-0 to the Rangers on Feb. 24.The Islanders took a 1-0 lead in a most unusual way, scoring the first power-play goal against the Flames in 14 games.Tavares was stopped by Ramo, but the puck came back out front to Strome in the slot for his 14th goal. Calgary had gone a team-record 13 games without allowing a man-advantage goal. The streak of penalty-kills was snapped at 26, dating to Jan. 27 against Buffalo.Strome has five goals in eight games. “You go to the dirty areas and just kind of bang away. We’ll take them any way we can get them,” Strome said. “We talked about how they haven’t really given up many goals, never mind the power play.“It wasn’t the prettiest goal, but we’ll take it.”New York had the better of the play in the opening period and held a 15-7 edge in shots, but one of Calgary’s attempts was Michael Ferland’s failed penalty shot after he was impeded on a breakaway by defenseman Johnny Boychuk with 6:20 left.Both teams had brief flurries in the second. Calgary got back to its strong penalty killing and held the Islanders’ power play in check during its second advantage of the first period and the only one they had in the second frame.New York, which held an 11-8 edge in shots in the middle period, began the third short-handed. The Islanders killed the penalty despite pressure by the Flames on Halak just before Lubomir Visnovsky left the box.“They have one of the fastest team in the league,” Flames coach Bob Hartley said. “The pace was real quick and it was tough to generate.”The task became more difficult without the defenseman Giordano, who skated in pre-game warmups after being injured Feb. 25 in a 3-1 win at New Jersey.“Gio is our captain and a warrior,” Hartley said. “When Mark says he can’t play, that says a lot. He really wanted to, but couldn’t.”(IRA PODELL, AP Hockey Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Nokia 4.2 with Android Pie launched in India: Price, specs and availability details

first_imgThe Nokia 4.2 (Review) is now official in India after being unveiled at MWC 2019 in February. The Nokia 4.2 is the company’s first phone for the Indian market this year and it slots in the affordable segment. The handset brings a fresh new design as it highlights a LED notification power button as well as a dedicated Google Assistant button. The phone also packs a premium glass design, waterdrop display and Android 9 Pie, to name a few.Nokia 4.2 price in India, availability and launch offersThe Nokia 4.2 price in India has been set at Rs 10,990. The company is launching only one variant of the device which comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Both the Black and the new Pink Sand colour options will be available in India. The Nokia 4.2 will go on sale exclusively for a 7-day period starting May 7 on Nokia.com/phones and exclusively across select retail outlets and partners like Croma, Reliance, Sangeetha, Poorvika, Big C and MyG starting May 14. From May 21, the Nokia 4.2 will be available across India at leading retail stores and Nokia.com/phones.Launch offers on the Nokia 4.2 include a Rs 500 instant discount until June 10, 2019. Consumers will need to use the promo code “LAUNCHOFFER” to avail the discount on Nokia.com/phones. Consumers purchasing the Nokia 4.2 will also receive a free six-month screen replacement worth Rs 3,500. Customers can also avail a 10 percent cashback on purchasing the Nokia 4.2 using HDFC Bank Credit and Debit cards on EMI and regular transactions done through Pinelabs terminals in offline stores. This offer will be valid till June 10 as well.advertisementLastly, Vodafone and Idea subscribers will receive Rs 2,500 instant cashback as 50 vouchers of Rs 50 each. There vouchers can be redeemed at on recharge of Rs 199 and above.Nokia 4.2 specificationsThe design of the Nokia 4.2 is partially similar to the Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus in that it sports a 2.5D glass protection on the front and back. The phone touts a premium design language for a low cost handset. It also sports an edge-to-edge 5.7-inch HD+ (1520×720) waterdrop LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 295ppi. The Nokia 4.2 also supports Widevine L1 for streaming content on platforms like Netflix in true HD resolution. The Nokia 4.2 offers a couple of unique buttons on the frame. The first is a LED notification light embedded in the power button. The button will glow whenever you receive a notification like a message, email or a missed call. Next, you also get a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left side of the frame, allowing you to quickly access the Google AI with just a tap of the button.Powering the Nokia 4.2 is a 2.0Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 439 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The phone supports dual Nano SIM cards and a dedicated slot for microSD card up to 400GB.The Nokia 4.2 gets a dual rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary camera for depth. On the front, the Nokia 4.2 gets an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It houses a 3,000mAh battery and runs stock Android Pie out-of-the-box as part of the Android One program. The handset measures 148.95×71.30×8.39mm and weighs 161 grams. Connectivity options include 3.5mm headphone jack, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Glonass, FM radio and aptX support. Sensors include proximity, ambient light and accelerometer.ALSO READ | Nokia 4.2 review: Premium and compact Android One phone on a budgetlast_img read more

PSG make offer to double Buffon’s salary

first_imgTransfers PSG make offer to double Buffon’s salary Sabrina Belalmi Paris Saint-Germain Correspondent 21:55 5/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Gianluigi Buffon Juventus Getty Images Transfers PSG Juventus Serie A Ligue 1 The Italy international goalkeeper is set to play his final match for Juventus on Saturday but could then swap Turin for the French capital Paris Saint-Germain have made an offer to sign Gianluigi Buffon on a free transfer when he leaves Juventus, Goal can confirm.Buffon is set to take to the field in a Juventus shirt for the final time against Hellas Verona on Saturday, bringing down the curtain on a trophy-laden 17-year spell in Turin.And PSG have taken the first steps in trying to entice the 40-year-old to France, with the Ligue 1 champions having made an offer of €8 million-per-year (£7m/$9.4m), almost double his current salary at Juventus. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Les Parisiens are willing to make such an offer as they are keen to make marquee signings this summer all while navigating the Financial Fair Play constraints under which they are currently operating.Thomas Tuchel’s side will again target the Champions League as their main goal next season having fallen at the Round of 16 stage in 2017-18, as they lost 5-2 on aggregate to Real Madrid.The club feels that the addition of a veteran goalkeeper such as Buffon will improve their chances of European success, as well as add a respected name to the dressing room.Alphonse Areola, who made 43 appearances in all competitions in 2017-18, is currently negotiating a new contract at the club, while second-choice stopper Kevin Trapp is reportedly expendable.It has been suggested that Buffon will be expected to mentor Areola, whom PSG see as a potentially world-class goalkeeper.Reports suggest that Liverpool and Manchester City are also interested in acquiring Buffon’s signature, but it is not known if either club has yet to table an offer.Buffon has made 33 appearances for Juventus thus far this season, though his final Champions League fixture ended in ignominy, as he was sent off against Real Madrid as the Serie A giants crashed out of the competition at the quarter-final stage.Speaking at a press conference on Thursday he claimed a decision on his future would be made in the coming days, with a potential role on the staff at Juventus one of the rumoured offers he has received.last_img read more