Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor both progressed to the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam of Darts after comfortable wins in Wolverhampton. World No 1 Van Gerwen continued the defence of his title with a 10-5 victory over Robert Thornton and was joined in the next stage by Taylor, who defeated Jeff Smith by the same scoreline at the Civic Hall. Live Grand Slam of Darts November 17, 2016, 7:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Peter Wright is also safely through after a one-sided 10-3 win over Daryl Fitton, setting up a showdown with Taylor in the next stage, while Brendan Dolan edged out Gerwyn Price 10-9 to earn a quarter-final against Van Gerwen. Following Mondays whitewash defeat by Darren Webster, there would not be a repeat of that sluggish start from Taylor against Smith, and he broke with a 12-dart leg for a 4-2 lead. Phil Taylor will face Peter Wright on Friday Smith, this years runner-up at the BDO World Championship, reduced the deficit to 7-3 with a fantastic 152 finish, but paid the price for an array of missed darts at a double and The Power sealed victory on double 10.Van Gerwen traded legs with Thornton in a frenetic opening to their match, with the Scotsman rattling through an early 129 checkout. Taylor admitted he is still to show his best form, but was too good for Jeff Smith A further 145 finish kept Thornton in touch at 6-3 down, but MVG bettered his opponent with the biggest possible checkout as a sizzling 170 opened a 7-4 advantage.Ending with an average of over 103, Van Gerwen completed victory with double 18, and will be hoping for another emphatic win over Dolan after demolishing the Irishman 5-1 in the group stages. Brendan Dolan completed a tense comeback win over Gerwyn Price Earlier in the night, Dolan had battled back from 4-0 down to defeat Price in a see-saw match which was littered with breaks.Wright has only dropped a handful of legs since the start of the tournament and would hand out another thrashing to Fitton. Wright claimed a succession of legs in his last-16 win over Daryl Fitton The BDO player led 3-2 at the first break, but Wright then reeled off eight legs in a row during a composed display of finishing.Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! Also See: Sky Bets darts odds On Sky TV Schedule/Results Features Kyler Murray Cardinals Jersey . Louis second-period goal increased the New York Rangers lead but Dustin Brown has countered for the Los Angeles Kings who now trail the New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden. 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Edmonton won its third straight game last Wednesday against visiting San Jose, beating the Sharks 3-0 as Scrivens stopped 59 shots to set an NHL record for saves in a regular-season shutout.Leicesters nerves will be jangling but, despite Jamie Vardys suspension, they will find a way to claim three points against Swansea, says Jamie Redknapp... Leicester are in unchartered territory.Jamie Vardy has been their top scorer and their talisman this season. Hes played every league game and fired them to the top of the table with 22 goals. His suspension for this weekends game with Swansea is a massive blow. And the truth is, we dont know how Leicester are going to adjust.Their ability to soak up pressure and hit teams on the break is something theyve mastered this year. And hes been central to that success, with his pace unsettling the opposition. Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy (left) remonstrated with the referee against West Ham Boss Claudio Ranieri has options. He could bring in Jeff Schlupp or the pacey Demarai Gray. Or he could play Leonardo Ulloa or even Riyad Mahrez off Shinji Okazaki.But whoever he picks, it may be that Leicester need to play a bit more football on Sunday and move up the pitch in stages, rather than in the direct way they have previously. They might have to be a little bit more patient in their build-up. Options without Vardy With Jamie Vardy suspended, we look at Leicesters other attacking options But its not the end of the world for them. Vardys been playing so well but I still think its something they can cope with for this Swansea game.They will miss him more for the away game at Manchester United, should his ban be extended, because its in those games where hes been so effective on the break.Vardys suspension follows Leicesters dramatic 2-2 draw with West Ham. After five straight wins, we cant say that result is a blip. But its a nerve-jangler. Its like in the Grand National when a horse is going well and then it hits a fence. You dont know how the horse is going to react when they get to the next fence. This is life-changing. This is history in the making. How can Leicesters players not be nervous? Im nervous for them! Jamie Redknapp What will the reaction be from Leicester this weekend? I keep hearing people say: What have they got to be nervous about because theyve already achieved so much. But of course theyre going to be nervous. This is life-changing. This is history in the making. How can they not be nervous? Im nervous for them!If they dont win the league from here, theyll regret it forever because a lot of these players will never get the chance to win the Premier League again. Long-ball Leicester? Only two teams in Europe have played a higher percentage of long balls than Leicester Tottenham, on the other hand, look like they could play forever.ddddddddddddThey look like they could wipe the floor with every team they play at the moment - and thats the scary part of it for Leicester.Spurs are breathing down their necks and Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele and Toby Alderweireld are playing like its August and theyre full of energy. They look like theyre enjoying the chase. Claudio Ranieri has urged his players to step up and impress in the absence of Jamie Vardy following his suspension this weekend. That makes Ranieris job very important but, like his players, we dont know how hes going to react to this situation, either. Hes never won a top-flight title before. Its not like Sir Alex Ferguson when he was playing mind games.Ranieri deep down must be thinking: Ive always been a nearly man. This is my chance to ram it down the throat of everyone who said I wasnt a good manager. This is his opportunity and that brings nerves and pressure.Its not just the whole country focussing on this - sports fans across the world are talking about this. Its unprecedented. And while the Leicester coaching staff will try to keep training fun and fresh this week, when the players go home and turn on Sky Sports News or pick up a paper, theyll start feeling the pressure. They cant hide from the enormity of what theyre doing.And they cant hide from the fact they need to bounce back from that West Ham result with a statement against Swansea. Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea follow for Leicester. Tricky tests.If they dont win this one, Id make Tottenham favourites for the title. Thats how much is riding on it.Swansea got beaten 3-0 last week and they cant be as bad as that again, and the Vardy suspension is terrible timing. But I think Leicester will come up with the response they need. Watch Leicester v Swansea live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 4pm on Sunday Also See: Thierrys title race verdict Ranieri gunning for glory Options without Vardy? Vardy accepts FA charge ' ' '