If the Ducks wished to cut out all their mistakes with the puck in their half of the rink, if they wanted to play without any giveaways of any kind, they could simply skate to the red line and shoot it into the other team’s end of the ice and adopt a defensive posture.,“We’ll never score a goal,” Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said Tuesday, one day after turnovers proved costly in their 3-2 loss to the Sharks in San Jose.,Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf skated on that fine line in the second period Monday.,But on this night, against this opponent, the puck ended up in the back of the Ducks’ net, and the risk outweighed the reward.,COVID-19 RESCHEDULING

The Ducks’ game March 16 against the Arizona Coyotes at Honda Center has been rescheduled for March 20; their game March 27 against the Blues in St. Louis has been moved to March 28; and their March 31 game against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver has been shifted to March 16. read more

Dr. Cath Bishop is a former olympic athlete and diplomat, and current business coach and author.,The following is a summary of Episode 177 of the Real Leaders Podcast, a conversation with former olympic athlete and diplomat Dr. Cath Bishop.,Cath shares how her athletic career as an Olympic rower helped her to uniquely understand teamwork and the pursuit of a common goal.,Understanding the pursuit of a common goal prepared Cath for a career in conflict negotiation.,Cath explores this idea of shifting our winning mindset to in her book, The Long Win: The Search for a Better Way to Succeed.

No matter how it’s expressed, the goal is to spread the ice time among a team’s four lines, with one generating as much or more pressure, confidence and momentum as the one before it.,“We would love to be a fourth line that creates energy, is physical and gives energy to our team and produces offensively,” Ducks center David Backes said.,In fact, in order to keep Backes in the lineup, Ducks coach Dallas Eakins moved Grant first to the top line and then to the second.,Eakins then shifted Grant back to the fourth line Monday and scratched Backes.,“Depending on our matchup or what our task is each night or how Dallas sees we’re going to win that game, it could be to go out there for 15 minutes and nothing happens is a win for us, because if we’re playing against another team’s top line and we shut them down for 15 minutes, well, that means our high skill guys are out there against a matchup that’s favorable to them,” Backes said.

Without access to the activities and people we've traditionally sought inspiration from - whether colleagues or concerts, travel or theatre, dance or Degas - our creative wells are drying up, which has enormous consequences in the workplace.,While waiting for my coffee I'd overhear the barista gush about a new podcast, I'd pass fresh graffiti en route to the office, then I'd run into a colleague and we'd talk shop before parting ways at the boardroom.,One in four remote managers surveyed said that their teams' creativity has suffered since working from home.,The good news: Intrinsic motivators like interest, enjoyment, and a good challenge are a treasure-trove for creativity.,Encourage your colleagues to escape their home offices whether it's for a workout, a 20-minute meditation session, or even just a walk around the block.

Being No. 1 in the Associated Press poll is old hat for the UConn women’s basketball team.,UConn moved to the top spot in the AP poll released Monday following a 3-0 week that included an overtime victory over last week’s No. 1 South Carolina.,Juniors Christyn Williams and Olivia Nelson-Ododa have been part of two top-ranked teams with the Huskies, while sophomores Aubrey Griffin and Anna Makurat were also part of last year’s UConn club that spent three weeks at No. 1 a year ago before losing to Baylor at the XL Center in Hartford on Jan. 8, 2020.,They have been the top-ranked team at some point nine consecutive years and 22 of the last 27 seasons.,The Huskies improved to 22-3 in games featuring the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the AP poll with their win over South Carolina and followed up with victories over Seton Hall and Georgetown.

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Alex Morgan of Tottenham Hotspur holds her daughter Charlie while watching an FA Women’s Continental League Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and the London City Lionesses on Oct. 7, 2020, in Barnet, England.,(Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images) read more

Of all the aspects of the Ducks’ game that have gone haywire over the past few seasons, nothing has been as frustrating, as puzzling, as debilitating for the Ducks as their play while on the power play.,Since leading the NHL with a 23.1% success rate in 2015-16, the Ducks have gotten progressively worse on the power play.,Through the first 15 games of this season, the Ducks are 3 for 34 (8.8%), ranking 29th out of 31 teams going into Saturday’s games around the league.,The Ducks’ average of 1.93 goals per game was tied with Detroit for last in the NHL going into Saturday.,SCHEDULE CHANGE

The Ducks were originally scheduled to play the Sharks on Saturday in San Jose, but the game was moved to April 6 to accommodate the Sharks and the Golden Knights. read more

The production of the next generation of Matildas has become an increasing concern for Football Australia, whose recent Performance Gap study found a significant lack of depth below the current "Golden Generation" of national team players.,Generation next Sydney FC's Princess Ibini has already shown she's one to watch this W-League season.,(Supplied: Jaime Castaneda/Sydney FC)One of the areas of focus in the report was the availability of competitive match minutes for younger players, finding that the number of W-League minutes played by Australia's youth internationals (Junior Matildas and Young Matildas) has fallen from 60 per cent to 22 per cent over the last decade.,LoadingTrevor Morgan, Football Australia's technical director, says national team staff will be watching this season particularly closely with the aim of encouraging W-League clubs to continue giving opportunities to young Australian players, including the possibility of young player quotas.,(Supplied: Jaime Castaneda/Sydney FC)While they're hesitant to name names, both Dower and Morgan have been impressed with a number of W-League players who were called into the Women's National Team Talent ID Camp held in Canberra last year and who have translated those lessons and expectations into their current performances.

Saturday’s game saw the Capitals defeat the All-Stars 3-0 for their first victory of the 2020-21 season.,Sunday’s game did not go as well for the Capitals, as they lost 9-2 to the Flyers.,The Capitals got a goal from Alyssa Stahl in the first period, and another goal from Brylee Kafka in the second period.,The Flyers scored three goals in the first period, two goals in the second, and four in the fourth period.,The Flyers had the lone penalty in the game in the third period.

Amidst the isolation of lockdown, Ireland has fallen in love with running with close to three quarters of a million Irish people out running regularly since the start of Covid-19 restrictions.,Since the start of Covid-19 restrictions, 120,000 adults have taken up running for the first time and continue to run at least three times a week.,A similar number (62 percent ) say they would benefit from having a detailed plan and expert advice to help achieve this goal, ideally by having a target distance to run each week.,The programme offers a four week training plan, plus tips and advice from a team of experts, you can run your chosen distance of five mile, 10 mile or 31km on January 31.,With level 5 restrictions now in place runners are urged to adhere to the Covid-19 restrictions and run within the 5km radius of their home and to run with only one other person who also lives within that zone.