Padraig Harrington take a share of 4th at the Scottish Open

first_imgPadraig Harrington hit a final round 66 at the Scottish Open in Dundonald to finish on eight under par – taking a share of fourth, alongside England’s Anthony Wall and Ian Poulter.England’s Callum Shinkwin missed out on his maiden European Tour victory after losing a playoff – pipped into second place by Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello – after both finished on 13-under par.A potential challenge by Paul Dunne failed to materialise, and he finished down the field, at four under par. Photo © – Tipp FMlast_img

NHL playoffs 2019: Frederik Andersen’s Game 7 struggles evident in Maple Leafs’ early exit

first_imgLast season, Andersen permitted six goals to the Bruins in the eventual 7-4 loss. Tuesday night, he allowed half that amount in Toronto’s 5-1 loss (the final two scores came with the Maple Leafs’ net empty in the waning minutes).The first goal was particularly deflating. Fourth-line forward Joakim Nordstrom sneaked the puck past Andersen’s pads to give Boston a 1-0 lead. Later in the period, a costly turnover by Jake Gardiner led to Marcus Johansson sneaking another puck past Andersen. Just like that, Boston had a 2-0 lead.Joakim Nordstrom sneaks one through to give the @NHLBruins a 1-0 lead. 🚨#StanleyCup— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 23, 2019MOJO!!! Marcus Johansson with a snipe! 2-0 Boston! #NHLBruins— Casey Baker (@CaseyBake16) April 23, 2019″I kind of lost my balance on that first goal on the post,” Andersen said postgame. “I wasn’t able to seal it off the way I wanted to. The second goal was a nice quick shot he [Johansson] got off the post.” As the final horn sounded, the Danish goalie’s career record in Game 7s went to 0-4; he lost a pair of series-deciding games as a member of the Anaheim Ducks.  Frederik Andersen is 0-4 in Game 7s with a goals-against average of 4.16 and a save percentage of .856 (16 goals against on 111 shots)— Kevin McGran (@kevin_mcgran) April 24, 2019It would be unfair to call Andersen’s overall performance in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs a disappointment. Entering Game 7 on Tuesday, Andersen sported a .925 save percentage and 2.70 goals-against average. He made a slew of outstanding saves in the series, including a bunch in Game 7 that kept his team within striking distance.Still, Toronto has lost two consecutive must-win games with Andersen in net, and in both instances, it faced an uphill climb to get back into the game. As the Maple Leafs prepare for the offseason, evaluating Andersen will be part of the review.”It’ll take some time to get over it,” Andersen said. “It sucks.” There’s a lot of blame to go around after the Maple Leafs lost in a Game 7 in Boston for the second time in two seasons.Mike Babcock’s coaching decisions, Nazem Kadri’s series-ending suspension and John Tavares’ underwhelming postseason are among the first things to examine, but there’s also goaltender Frederik Andersen’s lack of reliability, which has been apparent in those two most crucial games.last_img read more