Why Chris Kreider was handed curious Rangers demotion

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Maybe it wasn’t a direct demotion, but Chris Kreider got a season-low 11:04 of ice time and finished the game playing on the fourth line during the Rangers’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Ducks on Saturday afternoon.

As the Blueshirts wrapped up their four-game Western road trip having gone 2-1-1, Kreider went down to play with Brett Howden and Brendan Smith, getting two shifts over the final 10:54 of regulation. The game had started with Kreider next to Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich, but Buchnevich went down to play with Greg McKegg and Filip Chytil, while Brendan Lemieux and Jesper Fast joined Zibanejad.

“I didn’t love the way certain guys were playing, and wanted to get a different mix,” coach David Quinn said. “We look a little deeper with those four lines. And it being the fourth game in a four-game road trip, the third period, I really wanted to play four lines. So that was part of the decision-making process, and I thought all those lines were effective.”

Quinn added there was nothing physically wrong with Kreider, who has one goal in his past 10 games and seven through the first 32 games.

The only line that stayed together was Artemi Panarin-Ryan Strome-Kaapo Kakko.

Defenseman Marc Staal was able to play despite being a game-time decision, having blocked a shot with his surgically repaired right ankle during the 6-3 win Thursday at San Jose. Staal took a slashing penalty in the second period and got 17:38 of ice time paired with Tony DeAngelo.

Lemieux didn’t seem worse for the wear after he missed Thursday’s game with an upper-body injury. He played 14:28, and was moved onto the second power-play unit in the third period in place of Chytil.

The Rangers’ penalty kill had not given up a goal in the previous five games, going 13-for-13 during that stretch. But they gave up a goal on the Ducks’ first power plays of the game — a Jakob Silfverberg tip at 8:53 of the first period then another to Hampus Lindholm with 1:56 remaining in regulation to tie the game.

The Rangers’ power play had scored at least once in each of the first three games of this trip, having gone 4-for-10, but went 0-for-2 against the Ducks.

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Shoppers say Vitamin C is 'the best thing ever bought for their fave'

Shoppers praise £13.95 Vitamin C serum that acts as a primer, helps clear spots AND reduces red marks (and it has hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon)

  • Shoppers have hailed a £13.95 Vitamin C serum by Generation Skincare 
  • Vitamin C has anti-oxidant, anti-ageing qualities and is lauded by beauty experts 
  • The serum has hundreds of five star reviews from delighted beauty fans online

Shoppers have praised a £13.95 Vitamin C serum that is said to banish spots and brightens up skin as ‘the best thing they’ve ever bought for their face’.

The product, made by UK-based Generation Skincare, has won over hundreds of customers who have left glowing reviews on Amazon claiming the product ‘works wonders on dry skin’ and ‘stops breakouts’. 

Vitamin C has long been lauded by skincare experts for its anti-oxidant, anti-ageing and radiance boosting benefits, but recently has seen a boom in sales of the serums for everyday use.

British women have hailed a £13.95 Vitamin C serum that is said to banish spots and brightens up skin as ‘the best thing they’ve ever bought for their face’. One shopper showed the results of the serum on her skin, showing her breakout before (left) and after (right)

The vitamin can help neutralise damage the environment does to skin and is particularly good at tackling dull, dark spots which can accelerate ageing. Here a customer has used the serum to reduce redness of her face, as pictured before (left) and after (right)

The vitamin can help neutralise damage the environment does to skin and is particularly good at tackling dull, dark spots which can accelerate ageing.

The Generation Skincare product, pictured, costs £13.95 on Amazon

The incredible results of the Generation Skincare Vitamin C Serum were shared by impressed customers on Amazon. It costs £13.95 for a 30ml bottle on the site. 

Photos show how skin looked less red and brighter after using. Some women showed how their spots had cleared thanks to the product. 

Reviewing the serum on Amazon, one shopper wrote: ‘I have been using this serum for the past couple of weeks now and as you can see it has made a massive difference between my skin tone. 

‘I suffer with redness on my face on this has made a massive difference. 

‘It’s not as red and I am sure the more I use it the more it will go down. 

One woman showed her skin looked brighter and more dewy immediately after using (right) 

‘The dryness on my skin has also improved, which happened on the second day of using and now it feels silky soft.’ 

Food for your skin: Magic of vitamin C 

Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits as well as rosehip, strawberries, spinach, parsley and broccoli.

It’s known for helping boost immunity but is also crucial for collagen production and repairing age-related damage to the complexion.

Vitamin C is also improves connective tissue throughout the body and is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sun spots

Another beauty buff added: ‘This product works as advertised and provides a great base for makeup, as well as improving the appearance of blemishes. 

‘The serum really helped moisturise dry areas of skin after I’d had a cold, I could feel it working round my nose and mouth, and noticed that these areas looked and felt more healthy after use. 

‘The serum smells lovely and the bottle is small enough to pop inside your makeup bag if you’re going away overnight. You don’t need to used very much at a time, so a bottle should last a good amount of time before needing to be replaced. 

A third said: ‘Best stuff I’ve ever bought for my face. 

 The product, made by UK-based Generation Skincare, has won over hundreds of customers who have left glowing reviews on Amazon, pictured

‘After a face mask or washing my face I put some of this on. It feels slightly tingly but that’s when you know it’s working. 

‘This is great for my face because I hate moisturisers and oily creams. Whenever I put this one before bed, I never wake up with blemishes on my skin. 

‘I even had a few red spots/ patches on my chest and I used some of this to get rid of them before a weekend out and worked like a treat. Will definitely repurchase!’  

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Stranger Things season 4: Jim Hopper’s back door escape plan outed in detail you missed

Stranger Things left every viewer emotional in the final episode of season three. After fighting against the Russians and the malevolent forces of the Upside Down for ten episodes, Jim Hopper (played by David Harbour) was killed off by shutting down a generator which opened a portal to the Upside Down.

The generator then exploded, bringing down the facility, and Hopper with it.

Fans were devastated, and instantly began suggesting he had not really been killed off, but transported to the other world.

Then, came the show’s post-credit scene, which featured members of the Russian military talking about a prisoner – The American – who fans soon began suggesting was really Hopper.

However, other fans have begun theorising over how Hopper will return – and it isn’t how one would think.

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Viewers think he did survive, but not through jumping through a portal to the Upside Down.

And Reddit user Ritzbitz14 recently voiced this theory, saying: “I think that Hopper was somehow able to get away from the machine and hide from the explosion, before being apprehended by Russians escaping the base.”

The user explained the remaining members of the facility escaped from the base with the help of a back door.

They went on: “The Russians were evacuating the base through some secret exit, a backdoor, if you will, and ran into Hopper on the way.

“This is supported by the fact that when the American Military came storming through the base just minutes after the explosion they were not shown capturing any Russians even though they were running through the heart of the base.

“We also don’t see any captured Russians up in the parking lot where we see lots of military guys and Will and his mother getting reunited.”

This theory does take some suspension of disbelief, but the user added: “It’s obviously possible that the Russians were captured, but why not show that?

“The fact that we don’t see any captured Russians seems like a pretty significant detail.”

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This is how the fan believes Hopper went on to get captured by the Russians, and sent to Russia as a prisoner.

They conclude: “After escaping through this backdoor, the Russians and their prisoner managed to get back to Russia and locked Hopper up.”

Could his death have truly been a huge misdirect to see him captured during his escape?

Meanwhile, Hopper star David has recently been speaking out about his character’s death, and has even alluded to him being dead permanently.


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Speaking at Comic Con in Dortmund, he explained: “I think Hopper — from the very beginning I’ve said this — he’s very lovable in a certain way, but also, he’s kind of a rough guy.

“Certainly in the beginning of season one he’s kind of dark, and he’s drinking, and he’s trying to kill himself, and he hates himself for what happened to his daughter.”

Dramatically, he added: “I feel like, in a sense, that character needed to die.”

Stranger Things is streaming now on Netflix.

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Spoilers: Mindblowing Corrie Christmas trailer reveals multiple shooting deaths

Coronation Street has launched a huge trailer showing an action packed Christmas which ends in tragedy – but who dies as Derek Milligan (Craige Els) goes on a shotgun rampage through Winter Wonderland? As he faces his final showdown with Gary Windass (Mikey North), he has nothing else to lose and several scenes show him opening fire. And with Shona Platt (Julia Goulding) hiding among the decorations waiting for David (Jack P Shepherd), will her birthday surprise for her husband end in tragedy?

The trailer shows numerous scenes from the siege, including armed police crawling the street and Derek blasting the shotgun numerous times. But who will live and who will die remains a secret – but more than one life is in danger as we also see Rita Tanner (Barbara Knox) taking a nasty fall in her home as she decorates her tree. It’s like the tram crash all over again – someone save our Rita!

Other storylines revealed in the special montage include Gary taking ownership of Underworld and Jade Rowan (Lottie Henshall) getting her feet under the table at the Dobbs household and manipulating Hope into thinking the worst of her mum Fiz Stape (Jennie McAlpine) – but will her true identity be revealed?

Meanwhile, Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson) is seen proposing to Sarah Platt (Tina O’Brien) amid the carnage of the shooting – but what will her response be and will they all come out of this alive?

Elsewhere, Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) tells Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill) that the game is up as he faces imprisonment for the suspected murder of Vicky Jeffries (Kerri Quinn) – but has he got one final ace up his sleeve as he threatens Michelle with the long arm of the law?

The three minute clip has captured the excitement of Corrie fans who are certainly in for a gripping Corrie Christmas.

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Game of Thrones: Melisandre plot hole debunked with Volantis theory?

Game of Thrones viewers witnessed some epic battles in the final season of the show. Perhaps the most dangerous of all the fights was at Winterfell, which saw the armies of Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) and Deanerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) taking on the forces of the undead, at the behest of the Night King (Vladimir Furdik).

Eventually it was Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) who ended the battle outright, but she received a lot of help from the red with Melisandre (Carice van Houten).

Melisandre arrived to give the blessing of her god to the Dothraki, which engulfed their weapons in flame, and allowed them to deal fatal blows to their foes.

But fans have since been discussing Melisandre’s journey on the show, and how it progressed in season seven to season eight.

Viewers will remember season seven saw the witch disappear from the show, as she explained she needed to set out for Volantis.

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But this was ultimately a strange move, as she eventually returned to Westeros to fight in the battle against the Night King.

Reddit user arthasmenethil0 recently laid it out and said: “In Season seven, she said she has important business in Volantis but she will return to Westeros because she was destined to die there.

“I know they pretty much scrapped this, but what do you think they intended with that scene?”

While the user claims this supposed plot line was “scrapped”, fans of the show have since suggested ways for this disappearance to add to the show’s narrative.

Melisandre’s disappearance occurred until she arrived back in Winterfell, ready to fight the undead.

During this battle she utilised powers she didn’t have before, and fans think her trip to Volantis was used to help bolster her abilities.

One wrote: “My takeaway from the show is that she needed to go back and get the necessary superpowers for The Long Night episode, but who knows.”

It would then make sense for Melisandre to have gotten these new powers from her god in Volantis in exchange for her life.

Shortly after her stint in Winterfell, the spell caster walked into the night and died, ending her legacy with a triumphant final act.

However in the books her work was not yet over, as she was supposed to magically change the appearance of Mance Rayder (Ciaran Hinds).

In the books, Melisandre was responsible for keeping Mance safe from harm after being captured by the Night’s Watch.

The sly witch made Mance look like a sideline character, by the name of Rattleshirt.


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In return, she also made Rattleshirt look exactly like Mance, leaving him to get put on the pyre.

Rattleshirt was then killed off, leaving Mance secretly alive, known to no one but Melisandre and Jon Snow.

And while this avenue of secrecy was never explored in the show, could it have happened right under Stannis Baratheon’s (Stephen Dillane) nose?

If so, would Melisandre have gotten away with it after Stannis was killed off?

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11 Christmas Movie Soundtracks That'll Have You Feeling Merry and Bright

11 Christmas Movie Soundtracks That’ll Have You Feeling Merry and Bright

You’ll never find a shortage of Christmas flicks or albums come the holiday season, but a festive movie soundtrack is harder to come by. That said, you won’t only need to turn on the radio to get in the Christmas spirit. From Zooey Deschanel’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside” in Elf to Bill Nighy’s “Christmas Is All Around” in Love Actually, some movie moments will just eternally bring our ears good tidings. Incorporating oldies, raps, instrumentals, and musical numbers, here are the best holiday movie soundtracks to remind you that “Christmas Time Is Here” — and yes, of course, we’ve included A Charlie Brown Christmas!

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Jeffrey Epstein rape accuser claimed paedo’s todger was egg-shaped, Panorama doc reveals – The Sun

A VICTIM of Jeffrey Epstein said he had an egg-shaped penis, a bombshell documentary about the wealth paedophile as revealed.

The BBC’s Panorama programme about Prince Andrew’s friendship with Epstein played a clip of him being interviewed by a lawyer representing girls who were raped by him.

In ‘The Prince and the Paedophile’ Epstein’s ‘sex slave’ Virginia Roberts alleges she was ordered to have sex while working for disgraced financier Epstein as a 17-year-old in 2001.

In 2008, Epstein was jailed for 18 months in Florida after being guilty of prostitution charges including soliciting a minor for prostitution.

A year later he was quizzed by Spencer Kuvin, a Florida-based lawyer who was acting for other victims of the paedophile, and video of the questioning was revealed in the Panorama programme.

“Is it true that you have an egg shaped penis?” he asked Epstein.

A fuller version of the interview is also available on online, and in it Epstein’s own lawyer then intervenes and objects to the line of questioning, while the paedophile has a nervous smirk on his face.

“These types of questions are not only argumentative but directed in a manner to embarrass Mr Epstein,” he said.

Is it true that you have an egg shaped penis

“If you continue with this type of question I will adjourn the deposition hearing.”

Undeterred Mr Kuvin continues: “Sir, according to the police department’s probably cause affidavit one witness described your penis as oval shaped and claimed when erect, it was thick toward the
bottom but thin and small towards the head portion.

“And called it egg shaped. Those are not my words, I apologise.”

It is unclear who the victims of Epstein Mr Kuvin was representing are.

He told Panorama said Epstein would say: "I don't understand why everybody is so upset at me.

"These young girls came voluntarily, I didn't drug them, I didn't force them into any of this, they got money out of it as well"

Mr Kuvin said this was "completely ignoring the fact that they're 14, 15 -years-old".

At the point, Epstein’s attorney says the hearing is “now adjourned” and Epstein takes off his microphone and walks out.

The 66-year-old Epstein was found hanging in his cell in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Speaking to BBC Panorama, Ms Roberts said she was flown by private jet to stay at Epstein's ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell's house.

There she was told to 'do for him (Andrew) what you do for Jeffrey' after a night at Tramp nightclub in London.

Prince Andrew denies any wrongdoing and says he has “no recollection” of meeting Ms Roberts.

Buckingham Palace has said "any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors" by the Duke was "categorically untrue".

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Daisy Ridley: Star Wars star blasts Queen’s use of Buckingham Palace ‘how is that good?’

Daisy Ridley has said she is “not a royalist” in a new interview as she promotes Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The British actress slammed Buckingham Palace as an “unused building”, saying her thoughts were “so shocking” to US fans.

I don’t massively care about the royal family

Daisy Ridley

The 27-year-old was asked about the royal family in a new interview with British GQ, saying she doesn’t “massively care” about them.

“I’m going to tell you something so shocking for Americans but not Brits,” the Rey favourite started.

“I don’t massively care about the royal family.”

Daisy continued: “I am not a royalist. Buckingham Palace is great, but it’s an unused building, isn’t it?


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“The other day, there was a story that the Queen uses six rooms in the palace. Six. How is that a good thing? It’s prime real estate.”

Buckingham Palace – built in the early 18th century – is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the Queen.

Daisy went on to discuss living in the capital and her recent break from the limelight, ahead of her third turn in the Star Wars franchise hitting the big screen.

“Just being in London, it was so nice,” she said. “Not having to rush everything through. Like, I love washing my clothes – I love doing the wash – but when you’re working tons, you’ve got to smash it all in one day.

“This was ‘Oh, my God. I’m going to do a load today’ every day. It was lovely.”

Daisy wowed in a series of images for GQ, with one showing her reclining on a beach in a low-key look.

Her incredible figure was impossible to miss in a skintight white vest, which she teamed with high-waisted skinny jeans.

Meanwhile, Daisy also shared her feelings on the end of the current Star Wars trilogy, which will draw to a conclusion later this month with The Rise Of Skywalker.

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Describing filming her final scene, she said: “The scene was me being very sad. Let’s just say it was not hard to be upset in that scene.

“I did this embarrassing speech that I can’t remember. It was so sad.”

On reprising her role as Rey in the future, she said: “It felt like an end… I can’t actually imagine it right now… I don’t know what’ll happen in however many years.”

Her debut in the role in The Force Awakens in 2015 rocketed her to global stardom, which has brought with it unwelcome attention.


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She has previously spoken about her experience with a stalker and said: “I was followed home by someone in a van, this f***ing paparazzi person.”

When told that experience seems preferable to being trailed by a stalker, she replied: “But is it? Is it better? Is it even different? I was still by myself and being followed wherever I went and they now have the number plate of the car I was in…

“That’s where it’s more scary as a woman. I have to be so vigilant with security and keeping myself safe. It’s horrid.”

The full feature in the January/February 2020 issue of British GQ, available via digital download and newsstands on Friday.

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I’m A Celebrity fans in tears as Caitlyn Jenner opens up on death of close friend

I’m A Celebrity viewers were left teary after Caitlyn Jenner, 70, opened up about her “inspirational” close friend who has since died. She detailed the huge impact her track coach had on her life and called him a “good person”.

The camp was overcome with emotion yesterday evening, as the conversation moved onto people who have influenced the campers’ lives.

The US reality TV star began to speak about her old track coach in college, and the admission left viewers teary.

She spoke of LD Weldon, who was 65 years old when she first met him.

“It wasn’t just track stuff, it was knowledge, about life, and he was a really good person,” Caitlyn described, as her eyes brimmed with tears.

“He had so many athletes throughout his career but he said to me that I was truly the greatest athlete he’d ever coached and that meant a lot to me, a lot, a good man,” she sobbed.


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The Olympian was comforted by her fellow campmates on the ITV show and fans at home took to Twitter to show their support for the jungle favourite.

One pleaded: “I really hope that @Caitlyn_Jenner realises when she eventually leaves the jungle, how much the British public have fallen in love with her during her time on #ImACeleb and if she disappears from British TV it will be a big mistake. Huge. #ImACelebrity2019.”

Another said: “Aww to see @Caitlyn_Jenner get emotional on @imacelebrity has made me well up too.. we all have that one person who has inspired and encouraged us, and we never forget them! #ImACeleb x.”

“#Caitlyn is a beautiful soul and I have loved watching her on #ImACeleb,” a third commented.

“Caitlyn’s story just made me tear up!” A fourth quipped.

Fans were left shocked when Ian Wright also broke down in tears.

The former footballer has taken on the role as the camp’s alpha-male, along with ex-England rugby player James Haskell.

But the conversation about their heroes seemed to push Ian over the edge, as he revealed his softer side.

Reminiscing about his teacher Mr Pigden, he revealed that, when he was at school, he would be sent out of the classroom for being disruptive.

“But then he took me into the library and talked to me about behaving myself and concentrating and he was someone I could talk to all the time,” Ian remembered.

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“When he realised I could play football, he used to say the beautiful goals are the ones that goal keepers can’t save, he used to say that’s what I had to do.

“When I was at Arsenal running, I would always think about him and I showed him my England cap.”

Ian began getting teary and said: “If it wasn’t for him…I know I wouldn’t be where I am, I think about him every day.”

Nadine Coyle also revealed her biggest influencer had been X Factor judge, Louis Walsh.

She explained that if it wasn’t for the talent legend, then she wouldn’t have been a former member of Girls Aloud.


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“Louis Walsh, he made me audition for Girls Aloud, he said ‘if you don’t, I won’t speak to you again’ I was like, we don’t speak that much anyway,” she giggled.

“I went and it all worked out well, I wouldn’t have gone to the audition if it wasn’t for him. I wouldn’t have been in Girls Aloud and then swallowing cockroaches.”

Much to viewers annoyance, Caitlyn was in the bottom two to be sent home along with Cliff Parisi.

She was saved to stay another day, as the former EastEnders actor was sent packing, but viewers were not pleased with the results, calling it “ridiculous” and “unbelievable”.

But can the fan-favourite make it all the way to the final?

I’m A Celebrity continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV.

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