The chart above shows these increases for the 18 teams that have qualified for the Stanley Cup Final over the past nine seasons. The 2009 Detroit Red Wings had the biggest change in intensity between the regular season and the playoffs — they averaged 14.0 more hits per game in the postseason. Last year’s finals featured the Los Angeles Kings, who increased their hit number by 8.0 per game, and the New York Rangers, whose hit number rose by 6.8.And it’s not just that the hits increase as the season goes on. When I restricted the data to only regular-season games in the last few weeks of the season (March and April), I still found a playoff increase of 14.4 hits per game. This suggests that the differences between the regular and postseason are not attributable to an overall increase in hitting as the season goes on. Thinning out the data a bit more to look only at regular-season games between two eventual playoff teams, I still found that there were 14.2 more hits in postseason games than in regular-season ones.The players, of course, have rising hit tallies themselves. The active player with the biggest increase in hits: Pittsburgh Penguins winger Blake Comeau. While Comeau averages just 2.0 hits per game in the regular season, his postseason average is 5.5. Even though he has played only six postseason games, this difference is statistically significant.Every game in the the first round of the playoffs is likely to feature a lot of heavy hitting. If you’re looking for the series that should have the biggest intensity jump, look no further than the Montreal Canadiens versus the Ottawa Senators and Comeau’s Penguins versus the Rangers. Both of these series feature six players whose playoff increase in hits is in the top 50 in the NHL. It’s April, and the Stanley Cup lies in wait. The NHL postseason starts Wednesday, and with it comes the NHL’s most intense play. It’s not just the stakes that rise this time of year. It’s the on-ice aggression, too.Using data from every regular and postseason NHL game from 2005-06 through today, I identified every hit that was registered on the official play-by-play record. When comparing the total number of non-overtime hits in the more than 11,000 regular-season games and more than 750 postseason games, I found that there’s a massive and statistically significant increase in hits when the playoffs start.Regular-season games average about 42.0 total hits for both teams prior to overtime. In the playoffs, that number jumps 36 percent to 57.2 pre-overtime hits per game.Out of the 144 playoff teams since the 2005-06 NHL season, 142 increased their average number of hits per game after the playoffs started. For 101 of the teams, this difference is unlikely to have occurred because of randomness.1Meaning the p-value was less than .05.
Junior forward Nichelle Prince (7) dribbles with the ball during a game against Minnesota on Sept. 17. OSU lost 2-1.The Ohio State women’s soccer team (8-3-3, 3-2-2) hosted the Maryland Terrapins (5-9, 0-6) on Sunday afternoon for what was called the “Go Pink” game.Junior forward Nichelle Prince made it a winning effort, netting a game-winning goal in double overtime to lift OSU to a 2-1 victory.The Buckeyes came out strong and dominated possession in the first half.“Sundays are always a hard game, just finding that energy,” OSU coach Lori Walker said. “We had a great crowd, though today, we’re honoring some breast cancer survivors, so I thought that we came out with a good level of energy.”The rest of the half featured back-and-forth play, but no goals, as the teams headed into halftime scoreless.“I just challenged our team at halftime to step up and to find that energy that we had in the first half,” Walker said. “I think we really dominated the game but just struggled to find the back of the net.”The Buckeyes led the Terrapins in shots (5-3), shots on goal (4-0) and corner kicks (3-0) at the half. The Terrapins ended the scoreless affair in the 60th minute when redshirt sophomore forward Alex Anthony struck from 20 yards out, past OSU redshirt junior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker.In the 74th minute, senior midfielder/forward Michela Paradiso was taken down in the box, awarding the Buckeyes a penalty kick. Sophomore midfielder Nikki Walts took the kick and converted it to level the match at 1-1.The goal was Walts’ fifth of the season. She said after the game that she looks to be a spark for the offense, especially when a goal is needed most.“I just prepare the way I always do and when the going gets tough, I step up and try to be a leader on the team,” Walts said. “I just want to get out there and compete and hopefully get a goal and get our team going.”The penalty kick lit a fire under the OSU offense, as it had several opportunities to score but could not find the back of the net. Regulation ended with the teams tied, meaning overtime would be needed to settle the match. The Buckeyes held a 19-7 advantage in shots during regulation. .The struggle for either team to find the second goal continued in the first overtime period, and the match headed into double overtime with the score still standing at 1-1. “The work to win in overtime happens in the offseason,” Walker said. “And our team is extremely fit, and I remind them of that. I remind them of all the work that they’ve done in the offseason to make sure our legs are stronger than our opponent’s legs.”Prince was a playmaker throughout Sunday’s match, shooting in the box a number of times, but she couldn’t convert on the many opportunities in regulation or the first overtime.Prince said that is something any player must be able to cope with and just keep trying to get that point.“I think that’s a part of a forward’s job,” Prince said. “You’re not going to make all of them, but if you keep going there’s going to be one that goes in.”And one certainly went in for Prince.Within the first 30 seconds of the second overtime, Prince shot from 10 yards out near the top of the box off a pass from Paradiso, giving the Buckeyes the 2-1 win.“Just playing almost 110 minutes is a lot,” Prince said. “So just finally after working hard and getting to the box so many times it’s really a great relief to finally get one in. It was really exciting for us.”OSU’s momentum continues to build as it has won two consecutive home games as it prepares to hit the road next weekend.Prince said the team does not get intimidated regardless of the venue or opponent.“We are the good team and we’re not fearful of any team we face,” Prince said.The Buckeyes are set to travel to Piscataway, New Jersey, to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Thursday, before heading to Bloomington, Indiana, for a matchup against the Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday.
James Rodriguez is convinced that Bayern Munich have a big advantage in this season’s Champions League and is already eagerly plotting his revenge against Real Madrid in the latter stagesDon Balon has reported that the Colombia international is aiming to seal the Bundesliga title with Bayern this weekend against Augsburg and is looking to capitalise on their 2-1 lead over Sevilla in next week’s second leg to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League.The Spanish publication reports that the winger is certain that with the Bundesliga title sealed, then Bayern can turn their full focus on their Champions League campaign and is hoping for an encounter against Real in the semi-finals of the competition.Report: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…Rodriguez has admitted that he is desperate to get the measure of Zinedine Zidane’s side and wants to go to the Santiago Bernabeu with Bayern to prove that they were wrong to let him go.Since Jupp Heynckes took over for a fourth time, Bayern have become a formidable force again with very few clubs being able to take on the Bavarians.
Dundee City have confirmed the appointment of Jim McIntyre as new manager just 24 hours after Neil McCann was axed from the club.McIntyre who was sacked by former employers, Ross County despite winning the league cup with them in 2016, has signed a one-year rolling contract at Dens Park.The former Dundee United player will be unveiled to the media at lunchtime today, with a Dundee City statement last night insisting the club was ‘delighted’ by the appointment.“Jim has enjoyed a successful managerial career over the past 10 years with time in charge at Dunfermline Athletic, Queen of the South and Ross County,” it continued.“He won promotion to the top flight with Dunfermline in his first job in management in 2011.”New manager must hit the ground running immediately – Miller Henry Ikenna Ugwu – October 18, 2018 Dundee City striker Kenny Miller insists new manager Jim McIntyre appointed to replace sacked boss, Neil McCann must hit the ground as soon as…“After leaving the East End Park side he went on to manage Queen of the South where he enjoyed success with a 4th place finish in the Championship.”“Jim moved to Ross County in 2014 and went on to lead them to their first major trophy with a League Cup win in 2015/16, a season in which he also won the SFWA Manager of the Year award.”“Jim joins on a one-year rolling contract and will meet the players tomorrow morning before taking training.”“I thought there had potentially been plans in place with the timing of the decision. It’s no surprise there has been a prompt appointment”, said Dundee striker, Kenny Miller.
Voters may also apply for a ballot to be sent electronically by either fax or online delivery. The deadline to receive an Absentee Ballot application for Electronic Submission is Monday, November 5 by 5pm. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Saturday, October 27, is the deadline for eligible Alaska voters to apply to receive an absentee by-mail ballot.
Food is something that appeals to all our senses and sections of society, but how nutritious is your food? This question alone can raise a thousand other worrisome queries in your head. The heavy use of fertilizers and pesticides over the decades has considerably deprived farm grown vegetables of its nutrients. And this is where the rising popularity of organic food steps in. It all started with vegetables and fruits and has now moved on to grains, pulses, spices, oil-seeds and even tea. As per news reports, the organic food market in India has experienced a 20-22% annual growth. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOrganic farming not only helps small farmers to get a fair price for their produce but it also benefits the environment by encouraging the growth of a number of natural varieties of food. “Organic food contains no chemical pesticides and fertilizers and are grown naturally with the help of manure or compost. Organic food does not contain growth hormones or antibiotic residues, which therefore do not threaten a child’s future. Various farms give growth hormones and antibiotics to the animal and poultry, and on consumption of those, the hormonal effects are directly passed onto the consumers of dairy, meat and poultry. Organic farming does not practice this method and believes in feeding the cattle and birds outside in the natural surroundings. Antibiotic-containing foods consumed frequently makes these antibiotics ineffective in humans,” informs Dr Saurabh Arora. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”Any food offered for sale as “organic food” in India, needs to comply with the provisions laid down under either the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) administered by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) or the Participatory Guarantee System for India (PGS-India) operated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare,” says Dr Arora. Delhi-based Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) advice that foods that are labelled organic but are not certified cannot be considered safe. Food Safety Standards and Authority of India (FSSAI) has launched the Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations 2017 along with the unified logo for organic food products, supported with the tagline ‘Jaivik Bharat’.Observing patterns in guest preferences and requests, getting wind of new ingredients from farmers and suppliers, and staying attuned to the innovations emerging across the international scene, Chef Prem Pogakula – Executive Chef at The Imperial, has predicted some food trends that might take over Indian restaurants in 2018.”Now more than ever we’re becoming more globally conscious of what’s going on with our food, where it’s coming from, and how it was grown. Everyone loves farm-to-table and supporting local, organic farmers, but with such great products, we need to respect every part of the ingredient. I believe diners will respect the idea of less waste,” expressed the Chef.Chef Prem also suggests the appropriate utilisation of ingredients with minimum waste. When we prefer to choose organic produce, it must also be kept in mind that minimal amount of food wastage will maintain balance in the environment. “A chef’s job is to create something amazing using a less favorable cut of meat or an overlooked vegetable. One should think of how one can blow someone away with something as simple as a carrot.””With chefs connecting more with diners on a personal level, I think diners will continue to gain an understanding of the food they’re enjoying and become aware that ‘what they put in their bodies makes a difference to their lives.’ More and more organic, non-GMO, vegetarian, and vegan restaurants would come up in the future,” opines the chef. The chef predicts the comeback of local flavours from villages across the country. With people’s concern for health, small bite-sized desserts are becoming more popular with the rise of Asian flavours in general. For most of us, the healthy concept of eating gluten-free, organic food rests only on social media channels and on New Year resolution notes, but a strong commitment to a healthy lifestyle with these alternate ingredients is the biggest challenge to aim for in the coming years.
The festive season calls for unique looks for every occasion. In addition to chic ethnic outfits, a glamorous make up look will define your beauty in the best way possible. Experts lists some ways to look perfect this festive season: Bronzer: Bronzers are available in different shades. Opt for the one that matches your skin tone. A bronzer helps in creating an even skin tone and highlights the natural shadows on the face, giving it a more defined and angular appearance. Achieve the perfect look with baked, mineralised bronzers. If applied correctly it can help create a sun-kissed day or a glamorous night look. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfShimmery or metallic eye-shadows: Such eye shadow not only luminates, but also drives attention towards the eyes. Use light colours such as golden bronze, pink shimmers for a delicate shine apt for day wear or opt for brighter and darker colours like pops of green, blue and purple for a bolder evening look. Use beige eye shadow as base on your eyelids to make bright, vibrant colours stand out. One can also use eye shadow instead of an eyeliner for a soft, smudged liner look. Accentuate your eyes further with mascara and eyeliner to finish the look. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveGlossy lipstick: Glossy lips are back in vogue. Opt for high gloss lip colours or lip oils in bright reds, hot pinks, crimson and shades of orange for the envious pout. Use a lip liner for better definition. You can also dab some gold dust or illuminator at the center of the lip for additional lustre. Further, If you prefer a bold look, go for a smokey eye and pair it up with bright glossy lips The radiant highlighter: Create make-up looks with the glamorous glow this festive season. A highlighter improves one’s natural radiance adding a gorgeous finishing touch to your festive look. The highlighter base should preferably match the base of the foundation. “Try Violet, Green and Yellow colours – that are not usually on your makeup palette for daily application but these darker shades would work wonders for a festive look! It’s best to apply these colours on your eyes – winged or smokey look is a sure shot to get it right.” “If you’re a pro with handling the make-up brush, you can try out a few geometrical patterns on your eyelids for a more dramatic appearance. Stick to a nude palette for your face and lips and allow your eyes to do the talking with these shades. Play up the look with matching accessories to stand out in a crowd,” experts note.