Crosby & The Pens win Big – NHL Playoffs 2012
We begin our look at the NHL Playoffs 2012 scores in Philadelphia where the Flyers had the chance to knock out bitter rivals the Pittsburgh Penguins out of the NHL Playoffs. The first 3 games had been full of fighting & 3 wins for the Flyers but the Penguins staved off elimination with an emphatic 10-3 victory to send the game back to Pittsburgh.
Philadelphia did have a 3-2 lead in the first period but conceded 8 unanswered goals which ended the contest and gave the Penguins their first win of the NHL Playoffs 2012. A hat trick from Jordan Staal, 2 goals from Evgeni Malkin & 1 apiece from Niskanen, Crosby, Letang, Sullivan & Dupuis gave the Penguins hope of going further into the Playoffs.
NHL Playoffs 2012 – Daniel Sedin returns, Canucks Win
The Vancouver Canucks were another team battling with elimination from the NHL Playoffs 2012 and just like Pittsburgh they live to fight another day. The Canucks defeated the LA Kings to take the Quarterfinal back to Vancouver. The Canucks had to come from behind as they trailed as the 1st period ended but goals from Alexander Edler & Kevin Bleska in the 2nd & Henrik Sedin in the 3rd gave them the 3-1win,
A big lift for the Canucks was welcoming back Daniel Sedin who return after missing 12 games through injury & will no doubt help the Canucks try to resurrect their playoff hopes.
The third game of the NHL Playoffs 2012 on Wednesday saw the Ottawa Senators take on the New York Rangers and this match up again took overtime to settle the score. The Rangers lead 2 nil after the 1st period but were pegged back to 2-2 in the 2nd. The scores would stay the same in the 3rd period meaning Overtime would be needed. The decisive goal came in 2:42 in overtime when Kyle Turris scored to give the Senators the win and tied the series at 2-2.
That wraps up the latest NHL Playoffs 2012 news be sure to check back throughout the Playoffs for more.
The race for the Stanley Cup is well and truly underway with the 2012 NHL Playoffs in full swing. On Saturday saw 4 2012 NHL Playoff games take place with 3 of the games going into overtime with one of those needing a 2nd overtime to decide a winner.
Capitals take 2nd overtime win – 2012 NHL Playoffs
The Washington Capitals scored their first victory of the 2012 NHL Playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins. The 2012 NHL Playoffs series is tied at 1-1 after Nicklas Backstrom scored 2:56 into the second overtime period. The Capitals will have to thank goal tender Braden Holtby who stopped 43 shot on they way to the victory.
2012 NHL Playoffs – Ottawa tie series with the Rangers
In more 2012 NHL Playoffs scores the Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden with a 3-2 victory in Overtime. The Rangers had twice took the lead but were pegged back by the Senators to send the match to overtime with the scores tied at 2-2 at the end of regulation. It took the Senators just over a minute to settle the game in overtime when Chris Neil scored his 1st goal of the 2012 NHL Playoffs. The victory for the Senators ties the series at 1-1 with the series heading off to Ottawa.
In the third of the 2012 NHL Playoffs games which required overtime to settle the game came when the Chicago Blackhawks faced off against the Phoenix Coyotes in Arizona. The Coyotes looked to have the victory and a 2-0 series lead but a Patrick Sharp score with 6 seconds remaining tied the scores at 3-3 and took the game into overtime.
The Blackhawks carried the initiative heading into the overtime period with Bryan Bickell’s 2nd goal of the game & the 2012 NHL Playoffs to tie the series up at 1-1.
The final game of Saturdays 2012 NHL Playoffs saw the St Louis Blues score a 3-0 win over the San Jose Sharks. Goals from Vladimir Sobotka, David Backes & Andy McDonald gave the Blues their 1st playoff victory since 2004 and tied the series at 1-1.
That wraps up the latest 2012 NHL Playoffs results check back throughout the playoffs as we take you all the way to the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals.
We continue to move ever closer to the start of the London 2012 Olympic games here at Real Sporting news we have been checking out the various venues which will play host to the various events this summer. We started this series of articles on Monday with a look at the venues making up the stunning Olympic park venues. Today we switch our perspective to those arenas outside of the Olympic park to give you insight on how other areas of the British Isles will share in the London 2012 Olympic games.
London 2012 Olympic Games – London Venues
Many of the non Olympic Park venues are still inside London and are as follows:
Earls Court – Earls Court will play home to the Volleyball events.
Excel – This pre existing venue will play host to an absolutely amazing range of events throughout the London 2012 Olympic games and the Paralympics afterwards. 165 events will be played in this venue these will include Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Boccia, Paralympic Judo, Paralympic Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Fencing.
Greenwich Park – We will see Greenwich Park act as the venue for Equestrian events and Modern pentathlon during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Hampton Court Palace – We will see the Road Cycling Time Trial event take place here I am sure you can appreciate what a great location this venue will be.
Horse Guards Parade – Yet another fantastic venue is Horse Guards Parade right in the middle of an amazing part of London in the heart of Whitehall. Beach Volleyball will take place at this venue, simply amazing.
Hyde Park – Triathlon and Marathon Swimming will take place in Hyde Park, swimming the Serpentine lake will certainly be a highlight of the London 2012 Olympic games.
Lords Cricket Ground – Normaly the home of English Cricket Lords will be transformed into the home of Archery with 4 events taking place in the various Archery disciplines.
North Greenwich Arena – Otherwise known as the O2 or the Millenium dome, we will see Gymnastics, Trampoline and Basketball Finals played here.
The Mall – What a great location to see the Marathon and Race Walk events, not to mention the Road Cycling Road Race.
The Royal Artillery Barracks – We will see Shooting events take place at this venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Of course these shooting events will encompass all the different variations of the sport.
Wembley Arena – Normally the scene of world famous music acts the Wembley arena will host Badminton and Rythmic Gymnastics events.
Wimbledon – If Wimbledon wasn’t iconic enough Wimbledon will play host to the London 2012 Olympic games Tennis tournament.
London 2012 Olympic Games – Out of London Venues
Out of London are another selection of great venues amongst these are a selection of Football stadiums hosting the London 2012 Olympic Games football tournament. These stadiums are Wembley Stadium, Coventry Ricoh Arena, Hampden Park, Cardiff’s Millennium stadium, Old Trafford and St. James Park.
Eton Dorney will be the host of the Rowing and Canoe sprint events, where the Lee Valley White Water centre will be the venue for the Canoe slalom events.
Only 2 further venues remain first we have Hadleigh Park which will be host of the Mountain Bike competition. Then last but certainly not least Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour will host the Sailing events.
All these venues combined are sure to make the London 2012 Olympic Games fantastic, make sure you check back at Real Sporting News for your regular Olympic updates.
The 2012 Formula 1 season is now underway with 2 races taking place so far on the 2012 Formula 1 schedule. As always with the beginning of a 2012 Formula 1 season there are new rules and different requirements for the cars. So lets get you caught up on the 2012 Formula 1 results which have happened so far this year.
2012 Australian GP Race Results – 2012 Formula 1
The curtain raiser for this years 2012 Formula One season came from the Albert Park track in Adelaide for the Australian GP. It emerged after qualifying that this could be a positive race weekend for McLaren who had both of their drivers sitting on the front of the grid. Lewis Hamilton took pole position and was 0.152 seconds faster than his team mate Jenson Button who sat behind him on the grid. Last years Formula 1 champion Sebatian Vettelwas 6th on the grid with fellow Red Bull team mate Mark Webber 1 place ahead in 5th.
The race itself however would be won by a member of the McLaren team and that would fall to Jenson Button who won the 2012 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix with a race time of 1:34:09.565. The podium places would see Sebastian Vettel finish second just over 2 seconds behind Button with Hamilton in third.
2012 Formula 1 – 2012 Malaysian GP Race Results
The latest 2012 Formula 1 result came from the Malaysian Grand Prix from Sepang and the qualification yet again saw McLaren dominant in qualification. With yet again Lewis Hamilton in Pole position ahead of team mate Jenson Button but the conditions from qualifying to race day would mean that strategy would win the race.
A huge deluge of rain caused many teams to alter their strategy and allowed an uncompetitive Ferrari to take the victory with Fernando Alonso onto of the podium. There was a huge surprise in 2nd place with Mexican driver Sergio Perez finishing second ahead of Lewis Hamilton who finished 3rd. For Sergio Perez & the Sauber Racing team it was an emotional day as they claimed their first podium position.
So after 2 races Fernando Alonso sits atop of the 2012 Formula 1 standings with 35 points which is 5 points ahead of Hamilton who is on 30 points.
As we all know the London 2012 Olympics are almost upon us and the athletes will compete at a range of purpose built venues across the UK. Some of these venues form what is known as the Olympic Park, let me guide you through these venues so we can plan for what lies ahead.
London 2012 Olympics – What a great Centre piece
First up in our review of the venues for the London 2012 Olympics we have the centerpiece venue, this is the Olympic Stadium which will play host to the athletics events. In total 208 events will be held in the Olympic Stadium which is one of the most sustainable stadiums of it’s size ever built and has taken nearly 3 years to complete. 80,000 spectators will watch the events of the London 2012 Olympics from within this stadium, it will be an amazing spectacle.
Next up in the London 2012 Olympics venues is the Velodrome which will host the Track Cycling events during the games. This venue will host 28 events and will become a permanent centre or excellence for cycling after the games ends.
Our next venue for the London 2012 Olympics is the Aquatics centre which will play host to 192 events. What a treat of events they are we will see Swimming, Diving, Modern Pentathlon and Synchronised Swimming events.
For our Fourth venue at the London 2012 Olympics we find the rather unusual Copper Box venue. Just 6 Events will take place in the Copper Box and it will remain as a permanent venue following the end of the games. Handball, Fencing and Modern Pentathlon will provide the highlights at this venue.
London 2012 Olympics – Temporary Venues
The Basketball arena will play host to a number of events at the London 2012 Olympics, these events will include the finals of the Handball competition. Surprisingly even though this venue is quite large it is a temporary structure which will be dismantled after the games ends.
One of the most exciting venues is the relatively small BMX track which hosts the 400 meter specialist track, so far the track has already played host to the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup and will form part of a New Velo Park following the games.
The remaining 3 London 2012 Olympic venues are quite specialist in their function such as Eton Park which will be used for Wheelchair Tennis in the Paralympics. Then there is the Riverbank arena which will be the home of Hockey during the 2012 London Olympics and then the Water Polo arena which is a temporary venue that will house the Water Polo events.
One thing that is for sure is that the London 2012 Olympics is set to be a magnificent games to be enjoyed by the whole of the world. We will be covering all the headlines from the London 2012 Olympics right here on Real Sporting news.
As the 2012 NHL Season moves at pace towards the 2012 NHL Playoffs each and every 2012 NHL Scores matter as teams fight to get into the NHL Playoffs. We begin our look at Monday’s 2012 NHL Scores with the evenings rivalry game between the New Jersey Devils & the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Rangers extend lead atop the Eastern Conference – 2012 NHL Scores
It was the 4th 2012 NHL Scores between the 2 rivals and it would be the home team the Rangers who would get the victory after a Sublime performance from Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers goaltender stopped 13 shots on his way to his 7th shutout of the season in the Rangers 2 nil win.
On the Scoresheet for the Rangers were Ring Winger Ryan Callahan & Left Winger Carl Hagelin. The Rangers are sitting pretty atop of the Eastern Conference a clear 9 points ahead of the Boston Bruins.
2012 NHL Scores – The Avs win 4th straight
In more of the latest 2012 NHL Scores saw the Colorado Avalanche claim victory over the Anaheim Ducks at the Pepsi Center with a 4-1 victory for their 4th straight victory. The Avalanche claimed victory with a 3 goal 3rd quarter with goals from Ryan O’Reilly who broke the tie with goals from Matt Duchene & Jay McClement sealing the win.
In more 2012 NHL Scores saw the Nashville Predators claim their 4th victory in 5 games as they defeated the LA Kings on Home Ice at the Bridgestone Arena. The Predators led the match 2-0 heading into the 3rd quarter thanks to goals from Roman Josi & Patric Hornqvist. The Kings got a late consolation goal from Dustin Brown but this wouldn’t be enough.
The Edmonton Oilers picked up one of the more impressive 2012 NHL Scores from Monday as they scored 4 goals in the 4th quarter to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3. In the Evenings final 2012 NHL Scores saw the St Louis Blues defeat the Calgary Flames despite trailing 1 nil after the 1st quarter.