BOSTON -- The hot, humid weather in Boston is raising concerns about the ice conditions at TD Garden before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final. Pedro Strop Jersey . With temperatures forecasted to reach 33 degrees, Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks players expressed some concern about what it would be like when the puck is dropped Monday night. "Its pretty hot outside, and Im kind of sweating right now," Blackhawks forward Michael Frolik said. "The ice wasnt great, but I guess its same for both teams. Hopefully it get a little bit better tonight." June 24 ties for the latest Cup final game in NHL history, and a potential Game 7 would set a new record. "Everybody has been through it, and two teams are going through the same conditions," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "Both teams are going to tell you the same truth: keep the game simple and try and avoid those mistakes from over-handling pucks in those kind of ice conditions." Boston players had slightly better reviews of the ice after their morning skate, which happened before Chicagos. Centre Chris Kelly said if its as good at night -- when the temperature is expected to be 28 degrees -- as it was in the morning, it would not negatively affect play. "It was OK this morning," defenceman Torrey Krug said. "I thought it was obviously better early on and the more it gets chewed up it kind of deteriorates. For us were not worried about it. Both teams have to play on the ice. Its something you cant focus on. Youve just got to make sure you take care of the puck." Bruins centre David Krejci called the ice "kind of bumpy." It could get worse as the day goes on. "Its obviously going to be choppy, but its going to be choppy for both teams," Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw said. "I think weve just got to (be smart with) pucks, try not to make those pretty plays in the middle of the ice." The NHL is in charge of maintaining ice conditions during the Cup final, a Bruins spokesman said. A league spokeswoman said ice specialist Dan Craig was not doing interviews during the series. Julien expects the heat in to rise as fans enter TD Garden on Monday night. Those who have attended morning skates at the arena all season observed that the building wasnt as cold as it usually is. Given how much the Blackhawks have excelled with their speed, a choppier surface might be advantageous to the Bruins. But Frolik and his teammates arent exactly going into foreign territory. "I think were kind of used to bad ice. Chicago is not great ice, too," he said. "Hopefully we get used to it very quick." Kyle Ryan Jersey . -- Lara Gut of Switzerland regained the overall World Cup lead with Sundays super-G win in Lake Louise, Alta. Tyson Miller Jersey . Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Shawn Marion had 22 and the Mavericks beat undermanned Philadelphia 124-112 Friday night, handing the 76ers their 10th straight loss.Former France international David Ginola has returned home from hospital after having a quadruple heart bypass operation. The 49-year-old had the surgery after suffering a heart attack while out playing football with friends.Ginola confirmed on Twitter that he is now recovering, saying: Home at last! Thanks so much to all of you for your incredible messages of love and affection! They do help my recovery. The surgeon from Centre Cardio-Thoracique de Monaco where Ginola was treated, told Sky Sports News HQ that the player would make a full recovery.Professor Gilles Dreyfus said: The operation was a success he is now awake, talking and has been seen by his family. There is no brain damage, no impaired heart function and he should make a full recovery.Professor Dreyfus also added that the former Newcastle and Tottenham player had been very lucky that his friends and the emergency services had been so quick to react. Justin Steele Jersey. Ginola signed for Newcastle in 1995 The emergency services arrived within eight minutes. He was shocked with a defibrillator several times to establish a regular heart beat, he said.He is very lucky. He had almost the perfect chain of events after collapse to give him the best chance of a full recovery.Ginola made over 195 Premier League appearances for Newcastle, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Everton over a seven-year period.He retired in 2002 and has since worked as a pundit and occasionally as an actor. Also See: Ginola hospitalised in France Ginola has heart surgery ' ' '
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Jan 3, 2020
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