Stanley Cup 2019: Blues’ Ivan Barbashev suspended one game for high hit on Bruins’ Marcus Johansson While the Bruins’ second line is struggling to score, they are finding ways to contribute.Down 1-0 in the closing seconds of the second period, forward David Krejci made an unbelievable block on an open net to keep the deficit at one going into the second intermission. The Blues defenseman then put a shot on net, but Krejci came out of nowhere to deflect the puck away.Had that shot gone in, the Blues would have taken a 2-0 lead into the third period and had even more momentum. Tuukka Rask over committed on the pass and found himself facedown on the ice out of his box leaving a seemingly open net for Pietrangelo. David Krejci with a huge save to close out the second period pic.twitter.com/UmojaFpJAY— Brandon Murphy (@2Murphy8) June 7, 2019On the play in question, defenseman Torey Krug tried to clear the puck but whiffed on a pass and got tangled up with a Blues player in his own zone.Pat Maroon then corralled the puck and put a pass in front of the net to Alex Pietrangelo. Related News
In the team farewell ceremony last night at the Murray Barracks oval, the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was handed the flag by the representative guards of the Royal Pacific Islands Regiment following which he announced the flag bearer and handed over the flag to Paulson to carry.When announcing the flag bearer, mistress of ceremony Ellie Webb said that the chosen athlete embodied all that was good about the team and embodied sporting abilities and achievements and would proudly represent the nation and lead Team PNG in the opening ceremony.Webb says that Paulson was a humble athlete who was committed and displayed the virtues of honesty and an example of what sports could do for people.She says that Paulson was a dedicated member of the athletes commission and was now a senior athlete who had represented PNG on the international stage with distinction.Recently being a world record holder and gold medalist, she is a three times gold medalist at the Pacific Games with aims to bag another gold in front of the home crowd.Speaking to Loop PNG after the announcement an emotional Paulson says that she was humbled and touched by the choice for her to carry the flag and lead the home contingent into the opening ceremony.She says that she was also excited and wished all her team mates a good Games, adding that they must perform and give the visitors a good fight as they were competing on home soil.In the flag handover ceremony, the military guards marched on with the PNG flag and handed it to their Commander in Chief, the Prime Minister who in turn handed it to Paulson.