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« on: March 12, 2019, 02:42:25 am »
OTTAWA Womens Esa Lindell Jersey , Ontario (AP) The Florida Panthers beat up the Senators on a night when Ottawa was already playing with heavy hearts.Jared McCann had a goal and two assists to lead Florida over the Senators 7-2 on Tuesday as Ottawa captain Erik Karlsson sat out following the death of his son.The team announced the death of Karlsson’s son before the game. Erik and Melinda Karlsson were married last year and announced in November they were expecting their first child in the spring. The team released a statement offering its ”collective thoughts and prayers” and requested privacy for the family.Keith Yandle, Nick Bjugstad, Evgeni Dadonov, Jamie McGinn and Frank Vatrano each had a goal and an assist for Florida. Colton Sceviour had the other goal while James Reimer made 33 saves.”Nice to get seven different scorers spread throughout the lineup,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. ”There’s not too many games this year where we can relax a little bit in the third period and roll our bench.”Patrick Sieloff and Marian Gaborik scored for the Senators, who lost their second straight. Craig Anderson started in goal but was replaced by Mike Condon after allowing four goals on 17 shots. Condon made 19 saves.Florida had a 6-2 advantage after two periods. The Panthers led 2-1 after an opening frame that was broken into two parts as the final 2:10 was played after the ice was resurfaced and just before the start of the second. Both teams were sent to their dressing rooms at 17:50 as the ice crew worked to repair a broken pane of glass in the Senators’ end. Before that, Sceviour gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead at 2:36 as he tipped a point shot past Anderson.Sieloff tied it at 12:48. His point shot hit the end boards, bounced back over the net and struck the crossbar before hitting Reimer in the back and going in.The goal was the second in two career games for Sieloff. He scored April 9, 2016 while with the Calgary Flames, the team who drafted him 42nd overall in 2012.”Overall we didn’t have our best game but that was nice to get that goal, but it wasn’t a good game Jamie Benn Jersey ,” Sieloff said. ”There were a couple of defensive breakdowns and couple bounces didn’t go our way and it went downhill from there.”NOTES: Ryan Dzingel didn’t play for Ottawa while Alexander Petrovic, Connor Brickley, Radim Vrbata and Maxim Mamin were Florida’s scratches. … Panthers D Keith Yandle played in his 704th consecutive game, the longest current streak in the NHL.UP NEXTPanthers: Concluded a three-game trip in Columbus on Thursday night.Senators: Host Edmonton on Thursday night.— NBAINDIANAPOLIS (AP) Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit for a 92-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.Cleveland was 39-0 during the regular season when leading after three quarters and kept that perfect mark intact with a Game 2 win.The incredible second-half charge came exactly one year after Indiana blew a 26-point halftime lead in a historic playoff collapse against the Cavs.This time, the Pacers delivered a devastating blow to the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs – on a night LeBron Jones joined Michael Jordan as the only players in playoff history to record 100 double-doubles. James finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds.WASHINGTON (AP) – Bradley Beal heeded his coach’s plea to ”do his job” by scoring 21 of his 28 points in the first half, his All-Star backcourt running mate John Wall delivered 28 points and 14 assists, and Washington beat Toronto 112-103 to cut its Eastern Conference first-round playoff series deficit to 2-1.After letting the Raptors grab the first 2-0 series lead in franchise history, the Wizards came home and checked off every box coach Scott Brooks presented. They got Beal more involved after he made only three shots in Game 2; they actually led after the first quarter, 30-29; they played with enough defensive focus to get produce 19 turnovers by Toronto, leading to 28 points for Washington.Add it all up http://www.officialstarsproonline.com/authentic-adidas-jason-spezza-jersey , and it was a rare recent victory for Washington, which had lost seven of eight games dating to the regular season.MILWAUKEE (AP) – Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 and Milwaukee used a dominating first half to overwhelm Boston 116-92, narrowing its deficit in the series to 2-1.Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker each added 17 for the energized Bucks, who held the Celtics without a field goal for nearly an 11-minute stretch of the first half.Backup center Thon Maker scored 14 points and blocked five shots. Pesky guard Matthew Dellavedova, a veteran of a championship run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, helped hold young Celtics point guard Terry Rozier to nine points on 2-of-7 shooting.NHLPITTSBURGH (AP) – Sean Couturier’s long shot from the point got past Matt Murray with 1:17 left and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 to force a sixth game in the first-round series.The Flyers cut the Penguins’ series lead to 3-2 going into Game 6 on Sunday in Philadelphia.After missing Game 4 with a lower-body injury, Couturier extended his team’s season at least two more days by picking up his second goal of the series. Claude Giroux, Valtteri Filppula and Matt Read also scored for the Flyers. Michal Neuvirth stopped 30 shots, including a diving stop on the doorstep to deny Penguins star Sidney Crosby shortly after Couturier’s knuckler put Philadelphia in front.WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Jacob Trouba John Klingberg Jersey , Bryan Little, Brandon Tanev and Joel Armia scored in the first 11:59 to chase Minnesota goalie Devan Dubynk and Winnipeg beat Wild 5-0 to win a playoff series for the first time in franchise history.Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves for his second shutout of the series, and Mark Scheifele added a goal in the third to help the Jets finish off the Wild in five games. Winnipeg will face the winner of the Nashville-Colorado series in the second round.Winnipeg’s previous post-season appearance was a sweep by Anaheim in 2015. The franchise moved from Atlanta in 2011. The Thrashers started in 1999-2000, with their only playoff series ending in four straight losses to the New York Rangers in 2007.NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to lift the Colorado Avalanche past the Nashville Predators 2-1, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6.This is the third time the Avalanche had trailed 3-1 in a series since the franchise relocated to Colorado. They lost the first two, but will have a chance Sunday to push this series to a seventh game after rallying with two goals in the final 4:11.Gabriel Landeskog started the rally with his goal into an empty net with Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne caught outside the crease with his own teammate Ryan Ellis in his lap. Then Andrighetto gave the Avs the lead off a rebound of a shot by J.T. Compher.Andrew Hammond made a career-high 44 saves for his first postseason victory in his first playoff start since April 17, 2015, with Ottawa and just the third of his career.RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Bill Peters was not able to lead the Carolina Hurricanes back to the NHL playoffs and after coming up short following his fourth season with the club, he announced he is resigning.Peters went 137-138-53 in his lone head coaching job in the NHL. He had one season left on the contract extension he signed in 2016.New team owner Tom Dundon said he has ”a lot of respect for Bill as a person and coach.”The move leaves the Hurricanes looking for a new general manager and head coach. Hall of Fame player Ron Francis was reassigned to another front-office position during the season.BASEBALLPHOENIX (AP) – Tyson Ross lost his bid to pitch the first no-hitter in the history of the San Diego Padres when rookie center fielder Franchy Cordero appeared to misplay a ball with two outs in the eighth inning of a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.Playing their 7 Mattias Janmark Jersey ,835th game since joining the majors in 1969, the Padres again came agonizingly close to their first no-no. They remain the only team in the big leagues that has never thrown a no-hitter.Ross had a 1-0 lead with two outs in the eighth when Christian Walker lined a drive to deep center. Cordero seemed to get a late break on the ball, then had it sail just over his outstretched glove for a double that made it 1-all. Ross was pulled after throwing a career-high 127 pitches. The right-hander, who turns 31 on Sunday, struck out 10 and walked three.GOLFSAN ANTONIO (AP) – Zach Johnson was going nowhere in the Valero Texas Open when it all changed with one putt.He made an 8-foot par putt on the 13th hole of the opening round to stay at 2 under. He followed with a big drive, a hybrid into 12 feet and an eagle. Johnson was on his way, and he kept right on going Friday to a 7-under 65 and a share of the 36-hole lead with Ryan Moore.Moore had three birdies over his last five holes for a 67 and joined Johnson at 9-under 135.They had a one-shot lead over Grayson Murray (69) and Andrew Landry (67).LOS ANGELES (AP) – Moriya Jutanugarn took the lead into the weekend at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open in her latest bid to join younger sister Ariya as an LPGA Tour winner.Moriya Jutanugarn shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 at Wilshire Country Club to get to 8-under 134 in the LPGA Tour’s first event in Los Angeles since 2005.The 23-year-old from Thailand hit 16 of 18 greens in regulation. She started fast with birdies on the par-5 second, par-4 third and par-3 fourth and added two more on the par-4 11th and par-5 13th.Ariya Jutanugarn has seven tour victories. She was even par after a second 71.Marina Alex was second after a 68.

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« on: March 12, 2019, 02:29:59 am »
GLENDALE Alex Galchenyuk Jersey Womens , Ariz. (AP) — Calgary coach Bill Peters needed eight stitches in his left jaw after being hit with a puck during the Flames‘ 6-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.Peters left for about 10 minutes of game time in the second period before returning.He was hit with 16:23 left in the period and was helped to the locker room, holding a towel over his jaw. He returned without a bandage with 5:07 to play.“I think it’s going to hurt more tomorrow, right?” Peters said after the game, the nasty cut and stitches clearly visible. “One of those things. There’s not a lot of room up there, you’ve got to be paying attention. … They did a good job, got me stitched up and back to work. … Hopefully, it’s the last time, but I doubt it.” PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins filled the penalty box in a hurry. Brayden Point loaded up the net with pucks at a rapid pace Carter Rowney Jersey Womens , too.Point scored three straight power-play goals in 1:31 — the sixth-fastest three goals in NHL history — and the Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Thursday night.“That’s a first for me,” Point said. “They told me after the game, so it’s pretty cool. Guys made good plays and I was able to score.”Bill Mosienko holds the record, scoring three times in 21 seconds for Chicago against New York in 1952. Point’s 91-second burst was the first NHL hat trick of his career and the second-fastest three goals since 1967-68.“It’s great to see because he’s such a hard worker and he plays the game the right way,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “You like to see those guys get rewarded and he was tonight.”Pittsburgh took three penalties in 10 seconds in the final minute of the first period. Point’s first power-play goal came with 2.7 seconds left in the first. He scored twice in the first 1:28 of the second period, finishing two slick one-touch passing sequences with one-timers.“I thought we moved the puck well,” Point said. “Obviously, 5-on-3s are pretty tough to defend Luke Schenn Jersey Womens , and I thought we weren’t getting too cute with it. I thought we were making good plays to the net and shooting the puck.”Yanni Gourde also had a power-play goal, Nikita Kucherov added three assists, and backup goalie Louis Domingue made 28 saves to help the Lightning win for the fifth time in seven games. Starting goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is out indefinitely after injuring a foot during practice Wednesday.Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby sat out after sustaining an upper-body injury Tuesday night at New Jersey. Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed the injury is not a concussion, and Crosby is considered day-to-day, but will likely miss a week.Patric Hornqvist scored twice for Pittsburgh, Phil Kessel also connected, Evgeni Malkin had two assists and Matt Murray stopped 22 shots. The Penguins have lost seven of eight following a four-game winning streak.Pittsburgh committed eight penalties through two periods, which led to four Tampa Bay power-play goals.“We put ourselves in a real tough spot at the end of the first period Womens Niklas Hjalmarsson Jersey ,” Sullivan said. “We have to find a way to get through that and we didn’t get it done, so we have to be better.”Newly acquired forward Tanner Pearson was in the lineup for Pittsburgh. The Penguins acquired Pearson from Los Angeles on Wednesday in exchange for Carl Hagelin in a roster shakeup. Pearson skated with Malkin and Hornqvist.“Tanner is a guy that we think can help us offensively,” Sullivan said. “He’s played with top players when he was in L.A. and we’d like to give him a decent look and see if he can develop some chemistry.”The teams combined to score the first five goals on power plays.Hornqvist scored Pittsburgh’s first power-play goal at home in seven games when he tipped Kessel’s shot behind Domingue. Kessel gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead with a power-play goal later in the period.Hornqvist’s second goal tied it for Pittsburgh, but Gourde gave Tampa Bay the lead with the Lightning’s fourth power-play goal of the game, a blocker-side slap shot from the top of the circle.“Clearly special teams was a big part of this game,” Cooper said. “They got their chances and scored and we got ours and scored. The power play was huge for us tonight and gave us momentum.”NOTES: Kucherov had his 200th NHL assist. Gourde has points in eight of his last 10 games. Tampa Bay’s Alex Killorn has an assist in a career-best four straight games. Kris Letang passed Syl Apps for sixth on the Penguins’ assists list. Letang has points in 11 of his last 14 games against Tampa Bay. … The Lightning allowed the first goal for the ninth time in the last 10 games. The Penguins wore their yellow third jerseys for the first time. Hall of Famer and Penguins owner Mario Lemieux dropped the puck for a ceremonial opening faceoff, celebrating 25 years of his foundation.UP NEXTLightning: At Philadelphia on Saturday night.Penguins: At Ottawa on Saturday night.

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« on: March 12, 2019, 02:20:30 am »
Nikita Kucherov's week couldn't be going any better.Two days after producing two goals and an assist for the Tampa Bay Lightning Womens Connor Hellebuyck Jersey , the Russian scored once and assisted on three other tallies in his team's 6-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.Tampa Bay's victory moved its point total to 88, which is 13 more than the Winnipeg Jets have earned as the best team in the Western Conference.In one of Tuesday's other marquee games, Sergei Bobrovsky earned a shutout in net for the Columbus Blue Jackets in their 3-0 win over the Washington Capitals.Some of the other highlights from the night's 12-game slate included St. Louis' eight-goal outburst, Buffalo's home win over the New York Islanders and Arizona's road win over Vegas. Tuesday's NHL ScoresBoston 6, Chicago 3Buffalo 3, New York Islanders 1Dallas 3, Florida 0Columbus 3, Washington 0Carolina 4, Ottawa 1Tampa Bay 6, Calgary 3St. Louis 8, New Jersey 3Detroit 3, Nashville 2Philadelphia 5, Minnesota 4Winnipeg 4, New York Rangers 3Toronto 5, Colorado 2Arizona 5, Vegas 2Kucherov Scores Through TrafficSportsnet SportsnetKucherov uses the traffic to his advantage 馃殭#IceSurfing tXlR4DhHjk Lightning Fast Passing Leads to Tampa Bay GoalNHL NHLStarts from the point, ends with BraydenPoint19.Brilliant passing, boys. Gtnr7rapxC Bobrovsky Stops Washington from ScoringSportsnet SportsnetBob shuts the door in Columbus 馃毇#IceSurfing NMl5IooVKfKane Keeps Point Streak AliveNHL NHL15-game point streak alive and well.88PKane, chill. GenvO2a3IhBeautiful Team Goal Finishes St. Louis' Impressive NightSt. Louis Blues StLouisBluesAs pretty as it gets. Npdn0kbz2NNylander's No-Look AssistNHL NHLGoodness, wmnylander.Eyes right on the back of his head. D7m82anPijFerland Delivers Feed from the IceSportsnet SportsnetMicheal Ferland with the feed from his backside#IceSurfing W492L405oj Foligno Finishes Fast Columbus MoveColumbus Blue Jackets BlueJacketsNHLthats just pretty hockey right there FKOE4XUka3Seguin Scores Off RedirectionSportsnet SportsnetTyler Seguin makes no mistake on the redirection 馃憣#IceSurfing PzVIPp3vjnKucherov Helps Lightning Power Past FlamesThe Lightning's tear toward the Presidents' Trophy continued Tuesday with their win over Calgary in which they got out to a 3-1 lead by the first intermission.Kucherov played a key role in the fast start, as he provided an assist on Brayden Point's opening tally and then scored his 25th goal of the season to open up a three-goal advantage.Even though the Russian's individual play has stood out over the past two games Dmitry Kulikov Jersey , he ranked the wins as the most important accomplishments, per the team's official Twitter account:Tampa Bay Lightning TBLightningKucherov when asked about his seven points in his last two games: 鈥淕ood to see we got two games with Ws. That鈥檚 better.鈥?#CGYvsTBLThe 25-year-old's teammates were more than complimentary of his performance, as Point praised his playmaking ability, per the Lightning's Twitter account:Tampa Bay Lightning TBLightningPoint on Kucherov鈥檚 four-point night: 鈥淭he amount of plays he makes, the amount of chances he creates, he鈥檚 bound to get points.鈥?#CGYvsTBLWith his three assists Tuesday, Kucherov eclipsed his previous career high for assists in a single season, as he now sits at 63.He is expected to blow past his career-high point total of 100 from a year ago, as he has 88 points through 57 games for the league's best team.Columbus Stays 3rd in Metropolitan with ShutoutBobrovsky's shutout allowed the Blue Jackets to remain in third place in the Metropolitan Division.The victory kept the Columbus two points ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who hold a one-point lead in the race for the final wild-card position.Bobrovsky came up big when he had to, as he made 20 saves, but the Columbus goalie was more impressed with the play of the skaters in front of him, per the team's official Twitter account:Columbus Blue Jackets BlueJacketsNHLquot;In all components the guys did an unbelievable job.quot; - SergeiBobrovsky CZMEjAhrEJ"The guys played unbelievable in front of me," he said. "They didn't allow them anything."Columbus is in possession of the Eastern Conference's longest winning streak at four games, and it has an opportunity to extend that run to five games at home on Thursday against the New York Islanders.Every point is crucial for the Blue Jackets because one slip could drop them into the wild-card positions, where four teams are separated by six points for the final playoff berth. Wednesday's NHL ScheduleEdmonton at Pittsburgh (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN)Vancouver at Anaheim (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+)Follow Joe on Twitter, JTansey90. CHICAGO (AP) Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks ripped the Washington Capitals 7-1 on Saturday night to end an eight-game losing streak.Patrick Kane, Brandon Saad and Ryan Hartman each added a goal and an assist in a 44-shot attack that took advantage of Washington breakdowns and powered Chicago to its first win since Jan. 30 at Nashville. Nick Schmaltz, Artem Anisimov and rookie Alex DeBrincat also scored to help the Blackhawks snap a seven-game slide at home before season-high crowd of 22 Youth Dustin Byfuglien Jersey ,066 at the United Center.Tom Wilson scored for the Capitals, whose first-place lead in the Metropolitan Division over Pittsburgh slipped to one point.Article continues below ...Chicago’s Anton Forsberg stopped 19 shots. Washington’s Braden Holtby allowed six goals on 33 shots through two periods. Philipp Grubauer took over in goal to start the third and gave up a goal on 11 shots.Washington’s Barry Trotz coached his 1,500th NHL game. He joined four others in reaching that mark, including Chicago’s Joel Queneville.DUCKS 3, WILD 2, SOST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Nick Ritchie scored in the 11th round of a shootout and John Gibson stopped the final seven shooters in Anaheim’s victory over Minnesota.After the teams combined for 13 straight misses, Ritchie beat Devan Dubnyk.Ryan Getzlaff and Ondrej Kase also scored in the shootout after Kase and Corey Perry scored in regulation. Gibson made 36 saves through overtime to help the Ducks, 4-1-1 in their past six, move into a tie with the Wild for the second wild-card slot in the Western Conference.Mikko Koivu and Jason Zucker scored in regulation for Minnesota, Nino Niederreiter and Zach Parise connected in the shootout, and Dubnyk made 28 saves. The Wild are 9-3-3 in their past 15.GOLDEN KNIGHTS 6, CANADIENS 3LAS VEGAS (AP) – Reilly Smith had two goals and an assist in Vegas’ victory over Montreal.Brad Hunt, Tomas Nosek, Ryan Carpenter, Nate Schmidt also scored for Vegas, and Jonathan Marchessault had three assists. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 shots, including a highlight-reel glove save on Charles Hudon on a breakaway in the third period, to improve to 19-6-2.Hudon, Nikita Scherbak and Jonathan Drouin scored for Montreal. Antti Niemi started and gave up three goals on six shots before being replaced by Carey Price midway through the first period.PENGUINS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 3PITTSBURGH (AP) – Olli Maatta scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to lift Pittsburgh past Toronto.Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists to top 900 points for his career http://www.jetsshoppro.com/authentic-jacob-trouba-jersey , becoming the sixth Russian-born and the fourth player in team history to reach the milestone.Bryan Rust, Zach Aston-Reese and Carl Hagelin also scored, and Matt Murray made 29 saves. The Penguinshave won 11 straight at home and four in a row overall.Patrick Marleau, Connor Brown and Tyler Bozak scored for the Maple Leafs. They had won five in a row.COYOTES 1, OILERS 0GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Antti Raanta made 39 saves for his first shutout of the season and Arizona won its fourth straight, scoring on its first shot in a victory over Edmonton.Raanta had his ninth career shutout, helping the Coyotes earn points for the fifth time in six games.Cam Talbot made 31 saves for Edmonton. The Oilers have lost six in a row.The Coyotes scored when Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s shot caromed off teammate Christian Dvorak’s skate at 3:26 of the first period.DEVILS 4, LIGHTNING 3TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Eddie Lack made 48 saves and New Jersey beat Tampa Bay.Making his third appearance as the backup since being recalled from Binghamton of the AHL on Feb. 4, Lack made a terrific glove save on Brayden Point’s in-close shot midway through the second.Ben Lovejoy, Nico Hischier, Pavel Zacha and Miles Wood scored for the Devils. Taylor Hall had an assist and has a point in each of the last 17 games he has played in. Chris Kunitz, Point and Steven Stamkos scored for Tampa Bay.SENATORS 6, RANGERS 3OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – Derick Brassard had a goal and two assists to help Ottawa beat New York.Matt Duchene and Mark Stone each had a goal and an assist, Johnny Oduya, Magnus Paajarvi and Thomas Chabot also scored, and Craig Anderson made 35 saves.Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist allowed five goals on 27 shots and was replaced by Brandon Halverson with 13 minutes to play. Halverson stopped five of six shots in his NHL debut. Michael Grabner had two goals, and Mika Zibanejad also scored for the Rangers. They’ve lost three straight.RED WINGS 3, PREDATORS 1NASHVILLE Josh Morrissey Jersey , Tenn. (AP) – Petr Mrazek stopped 30 shots to remain unbeaten against Nashville, and Detroit defenseman Luke Witkowski scored his first NHL goal.Mrazek improved to 6-0-0 in his career against the Predators, coming within minutes of his second shutout against them. Gustav Nyquist and Darren Helm also scored for the Red Wings in their seventh straight victory over Nashville. Craig Smith scored for the Predators.KINGS 4, SABRES 2BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Anze Kopitar and rookie Michael Amadio each scored twice and Los Angeles beat Buffalo to snap a three-game skid.Jonathan Quick stopped 33 shots and Dustin Brown had two assists in a game where the Kings scored on three consecutive shots to build a 4-0 lead in the second period.Sabres defensemen Marco Scandella and Rasmus Ristolainen scored third-period goals.CANUCKS 6, BRUINS 1VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – Loui Eriksson scored his second goal of the night late in the third period and Anders Nilsson stopped 44 shots to lead Vancouver to just its second win in eight games.Daniel Sedin, Sven Baertschi, Nic Dowd and Bo Horvat also scored for Vancouver, which scored four goals in the first to take control.Vancouver was outshot 45-23 but got some timely saves from Nilsson, who registered his first win in 11 appearances dating back to Nov. 30.Tim Schaller scored in the third period for the Bruins, who lost in regulation for just the third time in 27 games. Tuukka Rask started and gave up four goals on eight shots in the first period. Anton Khudobin came on to start the second and finished with 13 saves.PANTHERS 6, FLAMES 3CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Mike Matheson scored twice, Aleksander Barkov had a goal and two assists, and Florida won in goalie Roberto Luongo’s return after 2 1/2 months.Luongo stopped 30 shots in his first appearance since a groin injury on Dec. 4, and picked up his first win since Nov. 27.Evgenii Dadonov and Vincent Trocheck each had a goal and an assist, and Jared McCann also scored to help the Panthers get their fifth straight road win. Florida has won seven of its last eight overall to pull six points behind the New York Islanders for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.Dougie Hamilton scored three goals for his first career hat trick for the Flames, who are 0-3-3 in their last six at home. David Rittich started and gave up four goals on 15 shots before he was pulled early in the second period. Jon Gillies came on and stopped 13 of the 15 shots he faced.

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« on: March 12, 2019, 02:11:48 am »
The Vegas Golden Knights are among the NHL teams with the most salary cap space going into free agency  Adam Cracknell Jersey Womens , giving the Western Conference champions some chips to put on the table in a bid to get back to the Stanley Cup Final.Vegas had nearly $30 million to spend going into the weekend, according to spotrac.com, trailing only the New York Islanders by about $2 million. The Golden Knights seem set up for major moves if general manager George McPhee wants to bolster the second-year team with free agents.Vegas didn’t appear to have a shot at landing the top prize on the market John Tavares . But the Golden Knights may make a run at some other available veterans to help increase their chances of competing at a championship level again next season.Players such as James van Riemsdyk and Paul Stastny would fit in up front with a team that stunningly exceeded expectations during the franchise’s inaugural season. Mike Green, perhaps the best defenseman available, is another veteran that would mesh well as a puck-moving defenseman for the speedy team.However, McPhee may not want to pay a heavy price with long-term contracts to land any of the top players on the market. He may choose to re-sign his own free agents, sign goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who has one year left on his deal, to a contract extension. He may roll with the talented players on his roster while trying to draft and develop.The Golden Knights have some free agents of their own they’ll want to bring back. James Neal, David Perron and Ryan Reaves are unrestricted free agents with a chance to cash in on their performances last season by re-signing with Vegas or leaving to take advantage of a thin crop of available players.Vegas’ key restricted free agents are: William Karlsson, Colin Miller, Shea Theodore, Tomas Nosek and Will Carrier. Keeping Karlsson, without a doubt, will be a priority.Here’s a look at some other teams positioned to make major moves:NEW YORK ISLANDERSThe Islanders had nearly $32 million in cap space the day before free agency began, giving them more money to spend than any other team in the league. They’ll need a lot of that money to retain Tavares, who is easily the best player potentially available. The 27-year-old star center can command an eight-year deal to stay in New York for perhaps $10 million, or more, per season.NEW YORK RANGERSThe Rangers were $27-plus million under the cap going into the weekend, but had just 13 players under contract. They will have to spend about $10 million next season to retain restricted free agents Vladislav Namestnikov Wayne Simmonds Jersey , Kevin Hayes and Ryan Spooner.TORONTO MAPLE LEAFSThe franchise hopes to sign Tavares, who is from the Toronto area, to give it a second star to go along with 20-year-old Auston Matthews. Toronto will have some tough choices to make with some of its own players potentially on the unrestricted free agent market such as van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak, Tomas Plekanec and Leo Komarov. William Nylander, a restricted free agent, will be a priority to keep after consecutive 61-point seasons.VANCOUVER CANUCKSWith twin brothers Henrik and Daniel Sedin retiring after counting $7 million each against the cap last season, the Canucks had nearly $25 million in cap space going into the weekend. They’ll probably have to pay free agents more and offer longer-term contracts than other suitors because they’ve been among the worst teams in the league the last three seasons.— Each time Boston’s top line jumps over the boards, the Tampa Bay Lightning are on red alert.Make a mistake and Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak will make you pay.”You think it’s going all right and you’re playing well, and they only need one look,” Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh said. ”We knew that. That’s no surprise. They’re a good line.”Top lines are lighting up opponents all over the playoffs, ratcheting scoring up to a pace not seen in more than two decades. Top trios from the Capitals, Golden Knights, Penguins, Jets and Predators are having their way against top opposing defensemen. Goals are supposed to be harder to come by in the playoffs, but after years of NHL rule changes to get goals, goals and more goals, that is exactly what’s happening.”Every line, every group of forwards Womens Bryan Rust Jersey , give different challenges for defensemen,” Washington coach Barry Trotz said. ”It’s the types of reads and the tendencies of the group and as a series goes on there’s going to be more and more deception happening from a forward group to our group of defenders and vice versa. It’s the constant reads and the constant communication and the constant positioning that you have to have against really dynamic people who are good collectively or individually.”Especially in the Stanley Cup playoffs, it’s not easy playing good D.A total of 341 goals were scored through the first 56 playoff games, the most at that point since 1996 (347). Elite goaltenders are putting on a show, yet top lines like Jake Guentzel, Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist (Pittsburgh); Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson (Washington); Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler (Winnipeg); Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson and Reilly Smith (Vegas): and Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen and Viktor Arvidsson (Nashville) are taking advantage of their opportunities.Top lines have been on the ice for 42 of the 78 goals scored through Tuesday in the second round, a showcase of skill that proves great offense is beating great defense. So many of the game’s best defensemen are now counted on as much for their offense as the play in their own end, yet even those tasked with stopping the stars haven’t been able to do it.”We’ve got a game plan, but I don’t think we’ve completely executed it yet,” Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon said of containing the Golden Knights’ top line. ”We’re kind of doing it in bits and pieces.”The Penguins trail the Capitals 2-1 in their second-round series in part because they haven’t gotten much offense beyond Guentzel, Crosby and Hornqvist, plus the goals that top line is giving up to Ovechkin and Kuznetsov.”They’re pretty aggressive, so there’s some open ice heading the other way against them,” top Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen said. ”You’ve got to defend hard when they have it and make your plays and have confidence to make plays when you do have it. If you’re only playing defense against them, it’s going to be a long night. You have to go on the attack, as well.”That’s the risk-reward for elite defenders in the playoffs: knowing when to counterattack. It has worked some for the Bruins Josh Jooris Jersey Womens , who so far have limited the damage from Tampa Bay’s J.T. Miller, Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov and put up some goals against them.Bruins defensemen Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy corralled Auston Matthews and Toronto’s top offensive performers in the first round and continue to draw the toughest assignments against the Lightning.”The guys on the ice, that’s their assignment for 15, 18 minutes, whatever they play at even strength that night,” Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said. ”There’s no magic formula about following them around or any particular structure other than Z and Charlie have done a good job of not getting caught up ice, giving them odd-man rushes for the most part.”Pittsburgh’s biggest hole through three games defensively – outside of Matt Murray’s apparently vulnerable glove hand – has been defending the Capitals on the rush.”They’re a very skilled team,” defensemen Justin Schultz said. ”You’ve got to have numbers back and keep your head on a swivel because they’re very talented.”It’s not just rush goals, though, as the Jets’ Connor, Scheifele and Wheeler showed in helping lead a comeback from down 3-0 to beat the Predators 7-4 to take a 2-1 series lead. Winnipeg and Nashville have combined for 25 goals despite two Vezina Trophy finalists in net and some of the best defensemen in hockey. It’s a blueprint for how the NHL wanted to crank up offense.”I think the mindset is definitely to play well defensively,” Predators captain Roman Josi said. ”Both teams want to play a good game defensively, and for some reason these two teams seem to bring the best out of each other and they’re always high-scoring games.”—AP Sports Writers Josh Dubow in San Jose, California, and Teresa M. Walker in Nashville, Tennessee, and freelance reporter Matt Kalman in Boston contributed.—

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BOSTON (AP) — Bo Horvat had two goals and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks extended their winning streak to five games with an 8-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.Loui Eriksson added two goals and an assist and spurred a five-goal outbust in the second period. Ben Hutton and Erik Gudbranson each had a goal and an assist Tom Kuhnhackl Jersey Womens , and Antoine Roussel and Jake Virtanen added goals for the Canucks. They have scored 26 goals in the last five games.Jake DeBrusk scored twice, and Patrice Bergeron, Matt Grzelcyk and Danton Heinen added goals for Boston. Jaroslav Halak was pulled after allowing five goals on 19 shots.LIGHTNING 4, ISLANDERS 2TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilveksiy made 35 saves, Tyler Johnson broke a tie with 1:26 left in Tampa Bay’s victory over New York.Vasilevskiy has allowed two or fewer goals in nine of 12 games.Johnson scored from just outside the crease off a pass from Nikita Kucherov. Steven Stamkos added an empty-netter. Mathieu Joseph and J.T. Miller also scored to help Tampa Bay improve to an NHL-best 12-3-1.Josh Bailey scored twice and Robin Lehner stopped 23 shots for the Islanders.FLYERS 5, COYOTES 4, OTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shayne Gostisbehere scored on a one-timer 1:01 into overtime after Dale Weise tied it with 2:13 left in regulation, and Philadelphia beat Arizona.Scott Laughton had two goals and Travis Konecny also scored. The Flyers began a five-game homestand after earning seven of a possible eight points on a four-game trip out West.Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Michael Grabner each had a goal and an assist, and Brad Richardson and Derek Stepan also scored for the Coyotes. They lost 5-2 at home to Philadelphia on Monday night.PANTHERS 4, OILERS 1SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo made 26 saves in his second start since missing nine games with a knee injury to help Florida beat Edmonton.Evgenii Dadonov, Nick Bjugstad, Jonathan Huberdeau and Colton Sceviour scored for the Panthers. Mike Hoffman and Vincent Trocheck each had two assists.Leon Draisaitl scored for the Oilers, and Cam Talbot stopped 29 shots.HURRICANES 4 Anthony Beauvillier Jersey Womens , BLACKHAWKS 3CHICAGO (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov, Jaccob Slavin, Phillip Di Giuseppe and Calvin de Haan gave Carolina a four-goal lead early in the second period and the Hurricanes held off Chicago to Jeremy Colliton’s NHL coaching debut.Colliton became the 38th coach of the Blackhawks on Tuesday after Joel Quenneville was fired after 10 seasons. Chicago is 0-5-1 in its last six.Patrick Kane, David Kampf and Nick Schmaltz scored for the Blackhawks.STARS 4, SHARKS 3DALLAS (AP) — Devin Shore scored his second goal of the game to break a tie, Anton Khudobin tied a season high with 33 saves and Dallas beat San Jose.Dillon Heatherington’s shot from the left point went off a defender’s leg to Shore in the left circle, and he beat Sharks goalie Martin Jones with 5:47 to play.Stars scoring leader Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist, and Gemel Smith also scored. Evander Kane, Timo Meier and Joe Pavelski scored for San Jose.WILD 3, KINGS 1LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zach Parise had a goal and an assist to reach 700 points in his NHL career as Minnesota defeated Los Angeles.Nico Niederreiter scored on the power play and Devan Dubnyk made 27 saves for the Wild, who have won eight of 10. Mikael Granlund added an empty-net goal.Jake Muzzin had a goal and Jack Campbell stopped 21 shots, but the Kings were unable to put together their first three-game winning streak of the season.Parise put the Wild ahead 2-1 at 14:42 of the second period, getting his 700th point in 887 career games. Parise’s 339 goals are the most among active American-born players.Niederreiter had gone 22 regular-season games between goals dating back to March before scoring off a pass from Parise.SABRES 6, CANADIENS 5, OTMONTREAL (AP) — Rasmus Ristolainen scored at 1:38 of overtime to lift Buffalo past Montreal.Vladimir Sobotka and Jeff Skinner each scored twice Dustin Tokarski Jersey Womens , and Conor Sheary added a goal. Linus Ullmark gave up five goals on 32 shots through two periods, and Carter Hutton made five saves in the third.Jonathan Drouin, Matthew Peca, Andrew Shaw, Tomas Tatar and Nicolas Deslauriers scored for the Canadiens. Max Domi had three assists to extend his points streak to five games.GOLDEN KNIGHTS 5, SENATORS 3.OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — William Carrier put Vegas ahead for good after Ottawa rallied from a three-goal deficit.Jonathan Marchessault, Shea Theodore, Nick Holden and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored for the Golden Knights, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves. Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel and Thomas Chabot scored for the Senators. BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) James van Riemsdyk thought about the possibility of back-to-back hat tricks. Then again, five goals over two nights and a career milestone will do just fine.Van Riemsdyk had two goals and an assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. It came after a three-goal performance one night earlier in a 6-5 shootout win over the Dallas Stars.”Our line has been playing good for a while now, maybe not getting just rewarded with some of the bounces as we would’ve liked,” van Riemsdyk said. ”So it’s nice to see our line get some bounces in the sense of being able to capitalize on some chances.”Connor Carrick Valtteri Filppula Jersey Womens , Tyler Bozak and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Maple Leafs, and Curtis McElhinney stopped 38 shots.With the win, the Maple Leafs picked up their third consecutive win following a four-game losing streak.”I thought we played a pretty solid game for a back-to-back situation,” McElhinney said. ”It was a big win for us.”Van Riemsdyk set the tone early by picking up Toronto’s first two goals and hitting a career-best in the process. He opened the scoring from a bad angle 3:39 into the game as he spun at the end line and flung the puck between Lehner’s legs, which deflected off the goalie’s pad into the net.Van Riemsdyk then set a new single-season career-high for goals three minutes later with his 31st. Left all alone in the Sabres’ end, he took his time before firing a wrist shot high to the glove side.”He’s obviously been real hot here since the trade deadline,” Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. ”I don’t know if it’s you get to concentrate on hockey and not think about the other things but he’s been good for us. He’s obviously got real good hands around the net and an important player for us.”Sam Reinhart and Jason Pominville scored for Buffalo, and Robin Lehner finished with 33 saves. The Sabres were unable to repeat their surprising performance against the Maple Leafs from March 5, when the struggling Sabres picked up an upset 5-3 victory.”We just can’t allow ourselves to get behind like that early in the game,” Sabres coach Phil Housley said. ”It was a tale of two games. Last game we play them here, same thing happened, we got that two-goal lead. It was just a reversal tonight.”Carrick made it 3-1 6:22 into the second period on a long shot through traffic from the point.Bozak made it 4-1 with 5:50 remaining in the second on a terrific pass by van Riemsdyk, who spotted him all alone on the opposite side of the crease.Reinhart got the Sabres on the board with a power-play goal with 5:31 remaining in the first. Reinhart has four goals in his past six games and 26 points in his last 26 games.Buffalo cut Toronto’s lead to 4-2 with its second power-play goal of the game just before the end of the second. Pominville redirected Rasmus Ristolainen’s shot from the point with 58.5 seconds left in the period.Marleau added an empty-netter with 43.6 seconds remaining.Toronto forward Leo Komarov was injured midway through the second period after a collision with teammate William Nylander and did not return. Babcock said after the game that Komarov should be fine and may not miss any time.NOTES: The upper-body injury to Maple Leafs starting goalie Frederik Andersen is not considered serious, Toronto coach Mike Babcock said before the game. Andersen left Toronto’s 6-5 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night midway through the second period. Toronto recalled Garret Sparks to serve as its backup against Buffalo. … RW Kyle Okposo was scratched for Buffalo as he recovers from a concussion. … Sabres C Jack Eichel skated Thursday morning and is getting closer to returning from an ankle injury. Eichel could return on Saturday against Chicago.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: Host Montreal on Saturday night.Sabres: Host Chicago on Saturday.—

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NEWARK Adidas Luke Schenn Jersey , N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils were tired of the pointed questions. Tired of the team meetings. Tired of not feeling like their work had accomplished a tangible result.So they went out and did something about it.Nico Hischier scored 41 seconds into overtime to cap New Jersey’s comeback from three goals down as the Devils beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 Friday night.“It’s time to go out and execute,” Brian Boyle said. “It’s time to go out and make some plays. We’re working plenty hard enough. It’s time to put it to work on the ice and make the plays.”Travis Zajac, Miles Wood, Kyle Palmieri and Brett Sevey also scored for the Devils, who trailed 3-0 after one period, and 4-1 in the second before rallying for their second win in five games.Cory Schneider gave up three goals on seven shots over the first 9:22 before he was pulled. Keith Kinkaid came on finished with 14 saves.“It’s not easy for a goalie coming into a game,” Hischier said of Kinkaid. “He did a great job and made some huge saves.”William Karlsson had two goals Adidas Brian Gibbons Jersey , and Alex Tuch and William Carrier also scored for Vegas, which lost for just the third time in their last 12 games. Marc-Andre Fleury had 37 saves and remained one win from tying Hall of Famer Tony Esposito for ninth all-time for goaltender wins.“We played a real good first 10 minutes of the hockey game and that was it,” Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. “New Jersey took over after that. They played real well and real hard and battled back. We weren’t prepared for that, I guess.”Zajac pulled the Devils to 3-1 with a power play goal at 2:59 of the second, but Karlsson’s second of the game and 13th of the season 58 seconds later restored the Golden Knights’ three-goal lead.Wood got his third of the season with 9:39 left in the middle period to pull New Jersey back within two.Palmieri’s unassisted goal at 6:24 of the third made it 4-3 with his team leading 17th. Seney tied it with 5:05 left as a Vegas player kicked the puck into his own goal.The Devils outshot the Golden Knights 42-22, including 30-12 after the first period.“The end of the second was a huge part of the game,” Boyle said. “Most aspects of our game was really good because we stuck with it.”Tuch got Vegas on the scoreboard first just 1:19 into the game. Karlsson doubled the lead at 7:45 and Carrier made it 3-0 less than two minutes later. That prompted Devils coach John Hynes to pull Schneider Adidas Carter Rowney Jersey , who came in 0-5-1 with a 4.29 goals-against average in his previous eight games.“We obviously have him here so this is what we think is best,” Hynes said when asked if the Devils wanted Schneider to continue working with goaltending coach Roland Melanson, or if the organization would consider sending him to AHL Binghamton on a rehabilitation stint.“Cory is a big part of our team. He’s going through some things and right now we’ll all continue to work through it.”NOTES: Dating back to Dec. 29, 2017, Schneider is 0-14-2, which is the fourth-worst in franchise history. William McKenzie holds the record with 26 consecutive decisions without a win, between Oct. 27 Adidas Jaycob Megna Jersey , 1975, and March 15, 1978. He went 0-22-4 in that span. Former Capitals goaltender Michel Belhumeur holds the NHL record for most consecutive appearances without a win with 42, set between Oct. 19, 1974 and Nov. 1, 1975. Schneider is signed through 2021-22, and will earn $6 million in each of those seasons. … Ninety minutes before the game Adidas Max Jones Jersey , the Devils and Prudential Center hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the William Hill Sports Lounge. The Devils have a partnership with the sports book, as do the Golden Knights. … Prior to the game, the Devils called up LW John Quenneville from AHL Binghamton, and placed RW Stefan Noesen on IR. … New Jersey LW Taylor Hall missed the game due to “an injured lower body,” according to the team. It was the first game the reigning Hart Trophy winner has not played this season. He left Thursday’s practice early. … Vegas LW Max Pacioretty missed the game with what the team termed “a minor injury.” … Vegas C Paul Stastny played in his first game since Oct. 8. He had missed 30 games with a lower body injury. … The teams play once more this season, Jan. 6 in Las Vegas.UP NEXTGolden Knights: At the New York Rangers on Sunday.Devils: At Nashville on Saturday night. GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes signed Darcy Kuemper to a two-year contract extension Thursday Adidas Andrej Sustr Jersey , a day after acquiring the goalie from the Los Angeles Kings. Financial terms were not disclosed.”The Coyotes have a young and talented team and a very bright future ahead,” the 27-year-old Kuemper said in a team statement. ”I’m excited to be a part of it and can’t wait to contribute.”The Coyotes sent speedy forward Tobias Rieder and goalie Scott Wedgewood to Los Angeles in the trade.The 6-foot-5 Kuemper, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was 10-1-3 with a 2.10 goals-against average and three shutouts in 19 games for the Kings this season. He will team in goal with starter Antti Raanta.”You need two goalies to win in this league,” general manager John Chayka said. ”Antti is one and now we feel confident that we’ve got the second one in Darcy.”Kuemper is 51-35-17 with a 2.52 GAA and 10 shutouts in 104 career games with Minnesota and Los Angeles.The Coyotes hosted the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

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The Ottawa Senators and pending unrestricted free agent forward Matt Duchene have made progress in contract talks according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.Duchene Womens Justin Abdelkader Jersey , 27, is in the final season of a five-year, $30 million contract he signed with the Colorado Avalanche. McKenzie believes an extension would be for eight years (the maximum term under the current CBA), worth around $8-9 million a season annually.Retaining Duchene should be a no-brainer for Senators GM Pierre Dorion. He's up to 10 goals and 27 points in 21 games, and is coming off a solid 59-point 2017-18 season - split with the Avalanche and Sens.advertisingOttawa surrendered a major package to get Duchene from the Avalanche last year. In a three-team trade, the Senators dealt star forward Kyle Turris to the Nashville Predators. Colorado receives prospect Shane Bowers, goalie Andrew Hammond and a 2018 or 2019 first-round pick from Ottawa.Of course, the Senators made the bold decision to retain the No. 4 pick in 2018 (they selected Brady Tkachuk), and thus give the Avalanche their 2019 first-rounder. The Sens risk losing prized prospect Jack Hughes - if that selection winds up being first overall.advertising Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY SportsThat alone gives the front office even more incentive to try and retain Duchene long-term, given how much they sacrificed to land him. He's fit nicely in the nation's capital and has done a fine job working with younger players like Tkachuk, Colin White, Thomas Chabot and Chris Tierney.What This MeansAfter trading captain Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks, the Senators became the consensus pick to finish dead-last in the NHL this season Luke Glendening Jersey , and thus give Colorado tremendous odds of winning the draft lottery.But the Sens have played .500 hockey and are getting great production from Duchene, Mark Stone and the other young forwards. As such, it makes perfect sense to extend Duchene and keep him around as they slowly start to reform as a contender.advertising BOSTON (AP) David Krejci and his new linemate have taken no time at all to find a rhythm.The Bruins center capitalized on his pairing with trade deadline acquisition Rick Nash to record his first hat trick in four years, and Boston tallied its biggest offensive output since 2012 with an 8-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.”It’s been a good marriage so far,” said Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy, whose team has won two straight since adding four players leading up to Monday’s deadline.The biggest was Nash, a six-time All-Star who has two goals and an assist in two games for Boston – including one of each against the defending Stanley Cup champions on Thursday.”I’m obviously happy to be on his line,” said Krejci, who has four hat tricks in the regular season and two more in the playoffs. ”He’s a world-class player, and he’s proven it the last couple of games. I know it’s not easy, but they fit in really well.”One night after the Boston Celtics posted a season-high 134 points in the same building, the Bruins scored their most goals of the year. David Pastrnak had two goals and an assist for Boston, which fell behind 35 seconds into the game but led 5-3 by the end of the first.”That first period Martin Frk Jersey , I thought we were playing with white pucks,” said Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, who stopped 22 shots. ”The only time I saw the puck was when I dug it out of the net.”Pittsburgh’s Ollie Matta scored in the opening minute, but from there on it was mostly Bruins. Boston led 2-1 before the three-minute mark, 3-1 after six minutes and 5-2 with just under four minutes to play in the first before Riley Sheahan scored with 4 seconds to play in the period.The Bruins added three in the second – two on the power play from Krejci, giving him a hat trick with 25:27 still to play – and one from Pastrnak.Matta also scored with 15 minutes left to make it 8-4. Ex-Bruin Phil Kessel scored the other goal for the Penguins, who lost their third in a row.Casey DeSmith stopped just two shots he faced in 5:27 before he was replaced, trailing 3-1. Tristan Jarry made 28 saves the rest of the way.”These are two good-character guys. They are good people and I know they will bounce back,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said of his goalies. ”They’ve been very good for us and so we’re just going to have to stay with it here.”Boston acquired Nash, Nick Holden and Tommy Wingels at the trade deadline and signed Brian Gionta, who captained Team USA at the Olympics. Gionta had two assists and Holden had one; Wingels had a goal and an assist on Tuesday night in his Bruins debut.”The group that’s here, the leadership group, makes things easy for the guys coming in http://www.redwingsshoponline.com/authentic-mike-green-jersey ,” said Gionta, who played at Boston College. ”We felt right at home right away.”David Backes and Torey Krug also scored for the Bruins, who haven’t lost in regulation to the Penguins at home in eight games since 2013.NOTES: Gionta, who made his season debut after playing in the Olympics, assisted on Boston’s fourth goal in the first period for his 300th NHL assist. … Evgeni Malkin, the No. 2 scorer in the NHL, did not have a point and registered only two shots in the game. Sidney Crosby had four shots and also did not register a point or assist. … Zdeno Chara snapped a six-game scoreless streak with a first-period assist. … The Bruins were without Patrice Bergeron, who will miss at least two weeks with a broken bone in his foot. … DeSmith, a New Hampshire native, was playing in his first career game against the Bruins.UP NEXTPenguins: Host the New York Islanders on Saturday.Bruins: Host Montreal on Saturday.—

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« on: March 11, 2019, 11:44:12 pm »
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues have acquired defenseman Jakub Jerabek from the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional 2020 sixth-round pick.The pick becomes a fifth-rounder in 2020 if Jerabek appears in 50 or more regular-season games for St. Louis this season. General manager Doug Armstrong announced the trade Monday on the eve of the deadline for NHL teams to set their opening night rosters.The 27-year-old Jerabek won the Stanley Cup with the Capitals last season after playing in 11 regular-season and two playoff games for Washington. He was not expected to make the Oilers’ roster.In 36 career games with the Montreal Canadiens and Capitals last year as a rookie Authentic Josh Allen Jersey , the Czech native has two goals and six assists. He could fit on St. Louis’ blue line for its Thursday game against Winnipeg with Robert Bortuzzo suspended for a hit to the head of Washington’s Michal Kempny. WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Defenseman Josh Morrissey scored 41 seconds into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.Morrissey took a pass from Mark Scheifele and fired a high shot past goalie Cam Talbot for his fourth goal of the season. The Jets won their third straight, and ended Edmonton’s winning streak at four games.“It was a high-level playoff game, that’s what it was,” Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock said. “It was very high level.”Scheifele, Mathieu Perreault http://www.billscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-josh-allen-jersey , Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine also scored for Winnipeg, Dustin Byfuglien, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler each had two assists, and Connor Hellebuyck made 22 saves.“I guess we kind of regrouped, came back again, we went the other way and kind of got them on an odd-man rush Cheap Tre'Davious White Jersey ,” said Morrissey, who also had an assist. “Scheif and Wheels made the play to get it to me, and I just tried to make a good shot.”Ryan Spooner, Darnell Nurse, Jujhar Khaira and Alex Chiasson scored for Edmonton, and Talbot stopped 35 shots. Connor McDavid had two assists Authentic Tre'Davious White Jersey , extending his points streak to seven games. He also reached 301 career points in his 240th game.“The second period was a good period for us and then the third period kind of sucked after a little bit,” Spooner said. “We went really hard at the blue lines and that kind of cost us a little bit. But we got a point here and that’s not the worst thing.”After the Oilers scored three straight goals in the second period to take a 4-3 lead, Scheifele tied it at 9:58 of the third with his 18th goal of the season.“You know when I have the puck, I’m looking for him,” Wheeler said about Scheifele. “That’s the guy I want to pass to. We’ve had some success doing it, just continue to build off that.”Winnipeg kept attacking http://www.billscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-tre_davious-white-jersey , outshooting Edmonton 17-2 in the third.Connor McDavid hit the post just before Morrissey’s goal.NOTES: Byfuglien has a goal and five assists in a three-game points streak. … The Jets are 20-9-2. They went 3-1-0 on their homestand. … The Oilers are 17-12-3. … Leon Draisaitl had two assists for Edmonton to stretch his points streak to four games.UP NEXT:Oilers: Host Philadelphia on Friday night.Jets: At Chicago on Friday night.

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« on: March 11, 2019, 11:18:13 pm »
ARLINGTON Thomas Vanek Jersey , Va. (AP) Of all the ways the Washington Capitals have tried to win in the playoffs, none has been as effective as this.They pushed the pace with speed and skill when Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom were part of the ”Young Guns.” They made every game a coin flip with tight, Dale Hunter hockey. Each time, an early exit followed.This year is different. Suddenly, the Capitals are a suffocating defensive team that clogs the middle of the ice and makes even the fastest of opponents look slow.The Vegas Golden Knights are the latest to get frustrated by Washington’s neutral-zone pressure that took a toll on Columbus, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay, paving the way for this run to the Stanley Cup Final. After cruising through three rounds with ease, nothing looks easy right now for Vegas because the Capitals have mastered the art of frustration, and are two wins away from hoisting the Cup for the first time.”Offensive teams have certain tendencies, certain routes that they take through the neutral zone, plays they like to make, so if you can be on top of them and turn over some pucks, stifle them Womens Adam Larsson Jersey , make it hard for them to gain entry with possession, that frustrates skilled players,” defenseman Matt Niskanen said Sunday. ”If you can be in their face, just standing in the way, it’s amazing what that does.”It’s amazing the transformation the Capitals have made since coach Barry Trotz challenged players late in the regular season to embrace this approach. It was clear as early as Game 4 of the first round that the 1-1-3 trap in the neutral zone had the ability to essentially shut down the opposing attack, and since the first two playoff games Washington is 10-2 when scoring first.The Golden Knights have found how difficult it is to try to come back against the Capitals and need to adjust quickly down 2-1 in the Cup Final going into Game 4 Monday night. They have to make some adjustments before it’s too late.”Our guys who have a lot of speed can go back deeper, gather some speed,” winger David Perron said. ”Then the defensemen can try to freeze the first forechecker, kick it wide. These guys coming with speed, if they’re confronted, which they will be most times at the blue line, you can put it in and go on the forecheck. You can have guys hang close to the right wing or up top, and as the puck is coming your way Cam Talbot Jersey , win the one-on-one battle with support. … We also have to try to not let them set up, so if there’s a turnover, a quick one, we can punt it up, go back on offense.”The Penguins and Lightning tried that and couldn’t crack the Capitals well enough to advance.”They’re really good at slowing you down,” Lightning forward J.T. Miller said during the Eastern Conference final. ”Right when you want to just chip it and go, there’s a guy, there’s a wall there, and guys are ready to go back and get it on the other side. … It’s just their ability to stand up and make you force plays because it looks like there’s more ice than there is, and then all of a sudden they do a good job of staying in front and retrieving pucks.”Vegas is built on speed, but it’s hard to harness it if players can’t get blue line to blue line with the puck to create any offense. When the Capitals took a lead in Game 3, they went into their now-patented scheme.”It’s just kind of a group mentality to make life difficult on them,” winger Tom Wilson said. ”I think that’s when we’re at our best as a team is when we’re playing physical Youth Darnell Nurse Jersey , we’re taking away time and space, making it difficult on their top guys.”That difficulty wears on a team, and Trotz said it’s noticeable when an opponent tries to change its game and manage the puck differently to counterbalance the trap. When it works effectively, not only does it limit changes against, but it creates the kind of odd-man rushes that have paced Washington’s offense this postseason.”It’s important to recognize moments when you can pressure, and we don’t want to get away from that, where we can send two guys and try to force teams into mistakes,” Niskanen said. ”If you can hold either the red line or the blue line with layers of support, you can force teams into turnovers, and we’ve done a good job of that.”—More Stanley Cup coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/StanleyCupFinals— Tampa Bay is on a five-game point streak and Colorado is coming off a road trip in which it earned seven of a possible eight points, so one team is about to cool off — even if for one night.The Lightning (5-1-1) had a record-setting 6-3 victory in Chicago on Sunday night while the Avalanche head home after one of their most successful trips. Colorado won the last three contests of the four-game Eastern Conference swing after a shootout loss against the New York Rangers.Its reward is a home matchup against Tampa Bay on Wednesday night. But the way the Avalanche (6-1-2) are playing, nothing is shaking their confidence but they’re not getting too cocky.Article continues below ...“We played some good games on the road,” coach Jared Bednar said after Monday’s 4-1 victory at Philadelphia. “Some of the ones when we were a little bit up and down Kailer Yamamoto Jersey , our big guys were good, our goaltending was good, our special teams were good. We are doing enough to win, and I still think we got room for improvement. I think a lot to like, a lot to build on but a lot to like, for sure.”One thing to like is the play of Colorado’s top line. Captain Gabriel Landeskog had nine points (seven goals, two assists) on the road trip, including a hat trick against New Jersey. His linemates, center Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, have each recorded at least one point in all nine games this season.“When you’re playing with two good players like Mikko and Nate, offensively we’re going to create and it’s going to take care of itself,” Landeskog said after the win over the Flyers. “We’re just trying to move and skate and talk and try to be threats out there, all three of us.”As well as the Avalanche are playing Womens Kris Russell Jersey , they haven’t topped what Tampa Bay did against the Blackhawks. The Lightning had 33 shots on goal in the second period, which set an NHL record for shots in a period since the statistic became an official stat in 1997-98. Tampa Bay finished with a franchise-best 55 shots.“There are so many things you need,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper told The Tampa Bay Times. “It’s why it doesn’t happen that often. Everything has to go your way. The puck has to bounce over somebody’s stick, you have to be in the right spot. It’s really hard to do.”Winning in Colorado has not been hard for Tampa Bay of late. The Lightning have won their last three meetings in Denver and outscored the Avalanche 13-7 in that stretch, and bring the best penalty kill in the NHL into Pepsi Center. Tampa Bay didn’t give up a power-play goal until Sunday, which snapped a streak of 28 straight kills to start the season.“The PK had a (heck) of a run,” goaltender Louis Domingue, who nearly made the save with his glove, told The Tampa Bay Times on Sunday.

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CORAL SPRINGS Authentic Kerryon Johnson Jersey , Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers desperately need a boost, and Vincent Trocheck has pronounced himself ready to provide one.Barely eight weeks removed from surgery to repair the right ankle that he fractured by crashing into the boards during a game at Ottawa, Trocheck took part in a full practice Thursday for the first time since the injury happened. He’s been back on the ice for the last couple weeks, limited to either working out either on his own or with a small group.“I’ve been pushing to play for the last couple weeks,” Trocheck said. “So I don’t think it’s up to me at this point. It’s just a matter of whenever they give me the go-ahead. When I get back out there, it’ll be 100 percent me. Whenever they give me the go, I’ll be ready.”He’ll likely miss only three more games before returning. The Panthers play Friday against Toronto, Saturday against Nashville and Monday against San Jose. The All-Star break follows that stretch, and when Florida resumes play on Feb. 1 it seems that barring a setback Trocheck will be back in the lineup.“The doctors have basically said his healing process is back to where it should be, his cardio is back to where it should be, he’s ready to play as of right now Authentic Deshaun Watson Jersey ,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. “But we’re going to do the smart thing, obviously, and not rush him back until after the break. If it was Game 7 tonight, he’d be in.”Trocheck had a series of checkmarks to hit before reaching this point. The first step was getting his cast removed after surgery, followed by having the ability to walk again, then some strength-building, then getting skates on and stepping back onto the ice. All that remains on the list now is suiting up for games.“It was tough to see him go out,” Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo said. “But it’s nice to have him back.”Trocheck can’t get back soon enough for Florida, which is facing a long road back into the playoff picture.The Panthers have lost seven consecutive games, their longest slide since dropping nine straight early in the 2013-14 season. They started Thursday 14 points out of the final Eastern Conference playoff spot and even with roughly half the season left — 37 of their 82 games — they are, at best http://www.houstontexansteamonline.com/deshaun-watson-jersey , highly doubtful to make a postseason appearance.“I’m sure you can imagine, it’s been tough to watch,” Trocheck said. “Win or lose, I want to be on the ice. It’s a matter of me wanting to be out there. It’s been a tough couple months.” Nowhere is Connor McDavid more comfortable than on his skates.The sight of McDavid blowing past defenders is an almost every-game occurrence for the Edmonton Oilers captain whose speed is the envy of the NHL. McDavid’s crossover moves that propelled him a league-high 108 points came from years of cruising around on rollerblades.“Even when I wasn’t on the ice, I was always on my rollerblades,” McDavid said. “It’s what’s kind of got me here. I love training that way. It’s kind of just by yourself. There’s no fancy skill coach, there’s no nothing. It’s just on your rollerblades and working on some skills.”That work has paid off for McDavid, the near-unanimous choice as the fastest skater in hockey. His peers are in awe of the 21-year-old’s quick first step, even quicker second step and shake-your-head acceleration.“The way he skates, it’s something impossible, right?” Washington center Evgeny Kuznetsov asked.“He glides faster than a lot of us skate Deshaun Watson Jersey Elite ,” Winnipeg forward Mark Scheifele said.“I don’t know how he does it,” Dallas captain Jamie Benn said.McDavid credits roller hockey games against his dad and brother for refining his 1-on-1 skills. Growing up in Newmarket outside Toronto, McDavid was seen as hockey’s next generational star at age 14 but he didn’t spend so much time on the ice that he forgot his rollerblading roots.“The classic ‘Mighty Ducks,'” he said. “Put the garbage can there and just go out and play.”Some of the best in the league think long and hard about how to force McDavid to go the way they want him to go and toe the line between giving him too much space. There isn’t a simple way to stop McDavid because no one can keep up with him.“There’s not a lot of times where he toe-drags you or he over-under-arounds you kind of thing, where he turns you inside out,” Ducks defenseman Josh Manson said. “He just kind of puts it by you and his speed takes him and he makes you miss. Then he’s around you and he’s going in on the goalie and he’s probably going to score.”After his 41 goals were sixth-most in the league, McDavid said over the summer he will try to score more this season. Former Oilers teammate and 2018 MVP Taylor Hall thinks McDavid could do it.“When everyone thinks that he’s at his peak, he just keeps getting better and better, whether it’s goal-scoring or leadership — whatever it is,” the Devils’ leading scorer said. “Everyone thinks that, ‘OK he’s got 108 points Youth Jalen Ramsey Jersey , he’s going to get around that next year.’ There’s a good chance that he gets 115 or 120 and I wouldn’t be surprised. Just with the sublime skill that he has and the athleticism is just out of control.”McDavid’s athleticism is different than Sidney Crosby’s because the Penguins captain derives his skating stride from lower-body strength. McDavid has quicker feet and the stick work to match.“When he gets the puck on his stick, his hands move as fast as his feet and it just looks so easy for him,” Kings forward Tyler Toffoli said. “The way he crosses over and gains so much speed on guys and he’s able to beat a whole team by crossing over and making one move, it’s incredible to watch.”McDavid won the fastest skater competition at All-Star Weekend the past two years. Even speedy contemporaries like Hall and Nathan MacKinnon consider him the standard.But to McDavid, there’s still another gear he can get to with his speed.“There’s always ways to improve,” McDavid said. “Guys that have the best shot in the world still shoot pucks, and that’s for a reason. You keep growing your game and finding different ways to produce. I definitely still work on my skating a lot.”

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NEW YORK — For the San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers http://www.officialknightsproshop.com/authentic-adidas-oscar-dansk-jersey , eight meant different things in their previous games.The Sharks totaled eight goals in their first regulation win of the young season while the Rangers allowed eight in falling to 0-3-0.On Thursday, the teams will get together at Madison Square Garden where the Sharks will hope to keep the goals flowing while the Rangers will hope to avoid another ugly loss.Article continues below ...The Sharks (2-2-0) are heading back to New York following a dynamic 8-2 win in Philadelphia on Tuesday. After getting 35 shots on goal in Monday’s 4-0 loss to the New York Islanders, San Jose saw 13 players get at least one point.“Sometimes that back-to-back game, you feel better for whatever reason,” Sharks captain Joe Pavelski said. “You should be a little tired, but it woke our legs up a little bit. We moved a lot better, passing was cleaner.Pavelski and Evander Kane registered two goals and two assists apiece while playing on different lines after opening training camp as linemates. Pavelski scored the second and third goals while Kane netted the next two.“It’s early enough in the season where those back-to-back games aren’t as bad,” Kane said. “It was good to get a bunch of different guys on the board after getting shut out yesterday afternoon.”Pavelski scored his first two goals while Kane is up to four goals already. Kevin Lebanc tied a team record with four assists by setting up Pavelski’s two goals and Kane’s second goalIt was the first time since Oct. 8, 2013 Authentic Oscar Lindberg Jersey , that the Sharks scored eight goals. The opponent that night was the Rangers, who gave up nine goals early in a season that saw them lose in the Stanley Cup Final.The follow-up to San Jose’s last eight-goal showing was a 4-1 win at Vancouver, and the Sharks are hoping for a similar showing against the Eastern Conference’s only team without a point.The Rangers are 0-3-0 for the first time since 1998-99 after absorbing an 8-5 defeat Sunday at Carolina. After not getting a lead and scoring three goals in their first two losses, the Rangers held the lead four times before allowing four goals in the final 15 minutes.The last time the Rangers began a season with four straight losses was also 1998-99, the second of their seven straight seasons out of the playoffs.New York followed that rough stretch by making the playoffs in 10 of 12 seasons and is experiencing rough patches in its rebuilding efforts so far under first-year coach David Quinn.While wholesale changes are not looming, it is possible defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk could be a healthy scratch. Knee surgery cost him 36 games last season, his plus-minus rating is minus-4 and his ice time was 7:29 Sunday.“You have to learn from it, obviously,” Shattenkirk told reporters. “I’m not a guy that would take that the wrong way and mope about it.”Another change could be on New York’s No. 1 line. Based on line combinations in practice this week Reilly Smith Jersey , rookie center Brett Howden may start on the top line flanked by Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello.Howden made the team out of training camp after being acquired from Tampa Bay as part of the return in the deal involving J.T. Miller and Ryan McDonagh. In three games, he has a goal and two assists.“He’s getting more comfortable for sure,” Quinn told reporters at practice Tuesday. “As most first-year players in this league get when they have a little bit of success, there’s a confidence level that grows.”Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist did not play Sunday but is expected to start Thursday. Martin Jones is likely to start for San Jose.Since San Jose’s 9-2 win over the Rangers five years ago, New York is 5-3-1 in the last nine meetings. Last season, the Sharks posted a 4-1 victory in New York on Oct. 23, while the Rangers recorded a 6-5 win in San Jose on Jan. 25. HERNING, Denmark (AP) Five games, five wins. Led by Patrick Kane Michael Ferland Jersey Womens , the United States has impressed so far at the ice hockey world championship in Denmark.The U.S. opened with victory over Canada, the tournament favorite seeking a third title in four years and captained by NHL leading scorer Connor McDavidChasing its first medal at the tournament since bronze in 2015, the 5-4 win over Canada in a penalty shootout set the pace for the U.S. in Group B, followed by victories against host Denmark (4-0), Germany (3-0), Latvia (3-2 in OT) and South Korea (13-1).The decision to make Kane captain after a disappointing season with his Chicago Blackhawks has paid off.The 29-year-old star forward last played at the world championships in 2008, his first season in the NHL and also the last time the Blackhawks missed the playoffs. In the meantime he won three Stanley Cup titles with the Blackhawks and was in the U.S. team at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics.”It’s a huge honor to represent the United States of America, the greatest country in the world,” Kane said.He has proved a leader on ice William Karlsson Jersey , scoring three goals and adding nine assists in the first five games at the championship.Kane was also key to other players being keen to join the team.”His influence was as a magnet to attract players,” U.S. general manager Bill Zito said.The team includes game-breakers such as forwards Dylan Larkin of the Detroit Red Wings, Anders Lee of the New York Islanders, Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers and Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames. Cam Atkinson of the Columbus Blue Jackets has been the team’s leading scorer at the championship with five goals.But there’s also promising young talent, such as defenseman Quinn Hughes, a top 10 prospect in the 2018 NHL draft.”Lot of good players, lot of young guys on this team, so it’s been a fun team to be around,” Kane said.Kane’s Chicago teammate Alex DeBrincat Alex Ovechkin Jersey Kids , who is on the national team after scoring 28 goals in his rookie season with the Blackhawks, praised Kane’s leadership qualities.”He wants to be the best, he’s always out there to be the best player on the ice,” DeBrincat said. ”For me, it’s taking that mentality and just using it. Everyone wants to be the best but some guys want that so much more and he’s one of those guys.”Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy and Nashville Predators forward Nick Bonino have joined the team to strengthen the roster after the elimination from the NHL playoffs.With a quarterfinal spot all but ensured, the U.S. faces Norway on Sunday and Finland on Tuesday in their remaining Group B games.”The most important game is the next one, so we’ll look to continue improving as we get set for Norway,” head coach Jeff Blashill said.

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Back on Oct. 16 Ryan Getzlaf Jersey , the Flyers blew a three-goal lead but managed to pull out a 6-5 shootout victory over the Florida Panthers in Philadelphia.The win lifted the Flyers to a mediocre 3-3-0 on the young season, while the Panthers left Wells Fargo 0-2-2.Much has changed for both teams as they meet in Philadelphia again Tuesday night.Article continues below ...The Flyers, who were floundering amid all kinds of injuries, notably in goal, went 3-0-1 on a western trip and came home to two more wins, making them 5-0-1 in their last six games.Captain Claude Giroux has four goals and 11 points and is a plus-8 during the six-game point streak. Monday, he was named the NHL’s third star of the week, with three goals, eight points during the week.“When everybody is playing well, the job becomes a lot easier, and TK (Travis Konecny) and Coots (Sean Couturier) are playing very well, so we are trying to have good chemistry and keep going,” Giroux said after Saturday’s 4-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.Giroux’s 50th career three-point game gave him 699 career points — fourth on the club’s all-time list.“It is a great honor,” he said. “There have been a lot of good players who played here, and to be able to be in that group is really special.”That group? Bobby Clarke leads with 1,210 Womens Ryan Kesler Jersey , Bill Barber has 883 and Brian Propp 849.The Panthers, 0-3-1 at home to start the season, just swept a three-game homestand and bring a four-game winning streak into this rematch. They have allowed six goals in the four games.“We just learned how to win games and of course everybody is going to make mistakes and we just need to live with that,” said Aleksander Barkov, who had two goals in the first game against the Flyers. “Of course, if you make a mistake you have four other guys on the ice who can make up for it. We have been really good as a team, we’ve been really good together, the goalies have been unbelievable, so here we are.”Brian Elliott pitched the Flyers’ first shutout of the season in Philadelphia’s Saturday win, while James Reimer was stout in goal in Florida’s 6-1 win over the Ottawa Senators Sunday night.Reimer’s effort came after Roberto Luongo made his season debut with three straight victories.“Yeah, he was unbelievable in net,” Barkov said. “Goalies have won the games for us the last four games and have been really good and we can rely on them when needed and of course we just want to play in the offensive zone as much as possible but of course when they have a shot, we’re really confident with those guys.”Calvin Pickard was in goal for the Flyers in the first meeting, but Elliott is 6-3-0 with a 2.64 goals-against average and .912 save percentage lifetime against the Panthers, who have lost their last five games at Wells Fargo.Luongo, 3-0-0 with 1.42/.952 season numbers Ryan Miller Jersey , is 10-11-3 with 2.76/.921 against the Flyers.Evgenii Dadonov leads the Panthers in scoring with seven goals and 16 points and has an 11-game point streak. Mike Hoffman, third on the team with 7-7-14, has a 10-game streak — the first time in franchise history Florida has had simultaneous 10-game point streaks.The Philly picture should be getting brighter soon when James van Riemsdyk, out since the second game of the season with a lower body injury, returns.Giroux and Wayne Simmonds both scored twice and Jordan Weal had a regulation goal and the shootout winner in the first game — while Frank Vatrano also scored twice for the Panthers. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks cooled off the NHL’s hottest team, ending the Nashville Predators‘ five-game winning streak.Brent Burns‘ power-play goal with 2:52 remaining rallied San Jose from a two-goal deficit as the Sharks scored three straight goals during the last eight minutes to beat the Predators 5-4.“They had a two-goal lead, but you’ve got to keep playing,” said Pavelski, San Jose’s first-line center. “We’ve been on the other end of that already this year, so there’s always time. Especially (since) we’re a depth team and we’ve been rolling four lines, and guys are fresh in the third (period).”Burns’ one-timer from the left faceoff circle beat Juuse Saros high to the glove side for the winning goal.Joe Pavelski tied it at 4 when he scored with 7:44 remaining. Brenden Dillon’s shorthanded goal narrowed Nashville’s lead to 4-3 with 8:20 left as he made an end-to-end rush to ignite the rally.“Dilly makes that play and sparks us and that’s what you need on the road at times,” Pavelski said. “That goal really kind of gave us a boost.”Tomas Hertl and Timo Meier also scored for the Sharks, who won their third straight.Nashville’s Viktor Arvidsson had two goals and one assist.Arvidsson and Craig Smith scored twice in a nine-minute span late in the second period to give Nashville a 4-2 lead.Filip Forsberg also scored for the reigning President’s Trophy winners.Nashville fell to 8-2-0 and San Jose improved to 5-3-1 in a matchup of Western Conference contenders.“It was a big gut-check for us,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. “I think we talked between the second and third about coming out and being a little harder around both nets, and that commitment paid off. But I like the fact that we have the ability to quick strike and create offense like that.”San Jose’s Martin Jones earned the win with 25 saves.Nashville goalie Juuse Saros http://www.coyotesproshop.com/authentic-alex-goligoski-jersey , making the first back-to-back start of his young career, fell to 4-1-0 after making 27 saves.He’s filling in for last year’s Vezina Trophy winner, Pekka Rinne, out with an undisclosed injury.“We’ve been in that situation an awful lot and been able to close out games,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. “I think more than anything we shot ourselves in the foot. You knew that they had a good power play, you knew they were a group that is dangerous.”San Jose’s first and last goals came on the power play.Smith increased the Predators’ lead to 4-2 when he ripped a wrist shot into the top left corner of the net with 15 seconds left in the second period. Arvidsson set him up on a 2-on-1 breakaway with a pass that found Smith alone at the bottom of the right faceoff circle.Arvidsson’s second goal put the Predators back on top 3-2 when his low snapshot went past Jones’ outstretched glove at 10:45 of the second period. Forsberg found his linemate in the low slot from behind the goal line with a perfect pass.“It was not good and it can’t happen,” Arvidsson said of the loss. “We had a 4-2 lead and lost 5-4 – and that’s too bad.”Hertl’s breakaway goal tied the score at 2 when he stuffed the puck past Saros stickside in front of the crease at 7:52 of the second period.Nashville took a 2-1 lead when Forsberg swatted a rebound past Jones from the front of the crease 21 seconds into the second period. His sixth goal of the season came after he gobbled up a rebound of Ryan Ellis‘ shot from the right point.Arvidsson tied it at 1 when he scored on a breakaway at 11:14 of the first period. He pounced on a loose puck at the Predators’ blue line, skated the length of the ice, deked Jones and beat him with a backhander to the stickside.San Jose got outshot in the early going, but still managed to strike first on Meier’s power-play goal from the low slot at 6:58 of the first period. Nashville’s Ryan Johansen was in the penalty box for tripping.NOTES: Nashville called up G Troy Grosenick from Milwaukee (AHL) and sent G Miroslav Svboda back to the minors Monday. . San Jose called up C Dylan Gambrell from its AHL affiliate in San Jose Monday. . Sharks C Joe Thornton, 39, missed his seventh straight game with a right knee infection. … Hertl led San Jose with five shots. … Nashville had its 114th consecutive sellout (17,159) at Bridgestone Arena.UP NEXTSharks: Visit Carolina on Friday night in second game of three-game road trip.Predators: Visit New Jersey on Thursday night before returning home Saturday.

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GLENDALE Richard Panik Jersey , Ariz. (AP) Adin Hill found out via text message on his way to Gila River Arena that he was starting in net Tuesday night. Hours later, he finished his day on a high note.Alex Goligoski scored the decisive goal in the fifth round of a shootout and Hill ended the game with a save on high-scoring center Tyler Toffoli, earning his first NHL win for the Arizona Coyotes in their 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.”It’s exhilarating. It’s a dream you have every day growing up as a child,” Hill said. ”To come here and do it is great. Now I want more.”Arizona squandered a 3-0 lead as Jeff Carter scored two third-period goals for the Kings to send the game to overtime. But the last-place Coyotes rebounded and improved to 11-3-2 in their last 16 games. They climbed out of the NHL cellar with 57 points, one more than Buffalo.Los Angeles, third in the Pacific Division, is one point behind second-place San Jose with 12 games remaining.The Kings had what was first ruled the game-winning goal 25 seconds into overtime overturned on goaltender interference after a video review.”If there was contact I thought it was induced from their player riding Drew (Doughty) into the goalie. That was my take on it, but I don’t know what I’m talking about because I’m still confused on the whole issue Womens Shane Doan Jersey ,” Kings coach John Stevens said. ”It’s a guessing game for me, but that’s the call they made and we still had an opportunity in overtime and we didn’t take advantage of it.”Carter tied it at 3 with 2:18 to play in the third, deflecting Doughty’s shot past Hill, who was pressed into service with Arizona’s top two goaltenders unavailable.The 21-year-old Hill stopped 34 shots and Nick Cousins had a goal and an assist for the Coyotes. Arizona was forced to turn to Hill in net, with No. 1 goalie Antti Raanta missing his fifth straight game due to a lower-body injury and backup Darcy Kuemper unable to start because of an illness.Kuemper was available as the backup but didn’t face the team that traded him to Arizona on Feb. 21.Hill, an emergency call-up from the minors last Tuesday, had not played since a loss at the New York Rangers on Oct. 26. Arizona was also without coach Rick Tocchet, who missed his first game while away on a leave of absence due to a family matter.Clayton Keller and Christian Dvorak added goals for the Coyotes.”We had the good start and all the way through really we played a good game Anders Bjork Jersey ,” Goligoski said. ”You have to figure out a way to get it there in OT or shootout and we were able to do it.”Tanner Pearson scored for Los Angeles, and Jack Campbell made 26 saves in his second start of the season. The Kings are 2-2-1 in their last five games.The Kings pulled to 3-2 at 12:03 of the third with Carter’s power-play goal when the center redirected Doughty’s shot past Hill.Keller opened the scoring at 14:52 of the first, shooting the puck between Campbell’s legs from the side of the net off a pass from Derek Stepan. Keller picked up his team-leading 19th goal of the season and Stepan got his team-high 32nd assist.Arizona made it 2-0 when Cousins’ shot glanced off the heel of Doughty’s skate, and the puck trickled over the goal line despite Campbell’s efforts to corral it. Cousins was credited with his 11th goal.Hill stopped Dustin Brown’s attempt with the Kings on a power play in the final seconds of the first.”He still has some work to do but it is great that he got his first win. I liked how he handled himself in the net,” Coyotes assistant coach John MacLean said.The Coyotes made it 3-0 at 10:13 of the second when Cousins collected a turnover, and two passes later, Dvorak converted his 14th goal of the season. The Kings responded 27 seconds later with Pearson’s wrister past Hill.NOTES: Hill became the second-youngest goaltender in franchise history to earn a win. … Keller became the third Coyotes rookie to reach 50 points, joining Max Domi in 2015-16 and Peter Mueller in 2007-08. … Doughty has played in 316 consecutive games Bobby Orr Jersey , 14 behind Anze Kopitar’s team record. … Kings C Tobias Rieder, traded for Kuemper, faced his former team for the first time.UP NEXTKings: Host the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.Coyotes: Host the Nashville Predators on Thursday.— The Boston Bruins acquired center Charlie Coyle from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night for center Ryan Donato and a conditional fifth-round pick that would become a fourth-round choice if the Bruins win a playoff round.Coyle represents a significant forward upgrade for Boston, which has won six in a row to move into second place in the Atlantic Division.The 26-year-old Coyle had 10 goals and 18 assists this season, but no points in his past seven games. Minnesota hasn’t scored in 156 minutes, approaching a franchise record, and has lost nine of 10.“Charlie brings unique qualities to our team — he is an experienced, productive http://www.officialbruinsproonline.com/authentic-adidas-brad-marchand-jersey , two-position player with size, skill and speed,” Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said in a statement released by the team. “Charlie will provide the necessary depth in all areas of our game as we continue to battle for a playoff position. Charlie is a player our entire organization believes can help us now and moving forward.”The 22-year-old Donato has been unable to stick in the NHL lineup with the Bruins after joining them late last season. A star for the U.S. at the no-NHL 2018 Olympics, Donato had three goals and six assists in 34 games with Boston this season and has played 18 games for its American Hockey League affiliate in Providence.“We wish him much success in his NHL career,” Sweeney said. “He is a special young man with a bright future in the league.”Boston was at Vegas on Wednesday night. The Bruins entered the game with six straight victories in an 8-0-3 run. The addition of Coyle figures to enhance Boston’s second-ranked power play,

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Sidney Crosby’s continued dominance of the Flyers helped the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins move back into first place.Conor Sheary scored two goals Authentic Alex Smith Jersey , Crosby had three assists and Pittsburgh surged into the top spot in the Metropolitan Division with a 5-2 victory over the Flyers on Wednesday night.Phil Kessel, Jamie Oleksiak and Evgeni Malkin also scored for the Penguins, who have won three straight. Pittsburgh (39-25-4, 82 points) moved one point ahead of idle Washington and three in front of third-place Philadelphia.Crosby continued to haunt the Flyers, upping his total to 91 points in 62 career game

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SAN JOSE www.minnesotawildteamshops.com , Calif. (AP) The crew of castoffs that carried the expansion Vegas Golden Knights to a division title and two rounds of playoffs wins in a reality-defying season are more than just a feel-good story.They’ve proven themselves to be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders.Marc-Andre Fleury was his usual brilliant self with 28 saves in his fourth shutout of the postseason and Vegas benefited from a couple of fortunate bounces to advance to the Western Conference Final with a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.”It’s a bit crazy thinking about it for sure,” defenseman Brayden McNabb said. ”But we’re here to win. We’re not going to get caught up in we shouldn’t be here or whatever. We’re here to win.”The Golden Knights have done that all season despite being thrown together at the expansion draft last June among players deemed expendable by their former teams. They won eight of nine games to open the season to take the league by a bit of shock, posted 109 points to win a Pacific Division filled with playoff-tested teams and then gone 8-2 in the playoffs with a first-round sweep against Los Angeles and a six-game series win over the Sharks.They became just the third team in NHL history to win multiple series in its first season. The Toronto Arenas won the Stanley Cup in the first postseason in league history in 1918 and St. Louis won two rounds to win the all-expansion West Division in 1968.Next up for Vegas is the Western Conference Final against either Winnipeg or Nashville. The Jets lead that series 3-2 heading into Game 6 at home on Monday night.While the Golden Knights got help from a couple of shots that hit the iron and went out for San Jose and one that went off the post and into the net for a goal by Nate Schmidt that was only detectable on replay, the recipe for success has been speed, tenacity and depth more than luck.”We made ourselves a good team,” Fleury said. ”We had great chemistry right from the start. We keep improving throughout the season. I feel like we’re using everybody in the lineup to get wins. That’s what’s made us successful.”Fleury has been a big part of that, capped by his fourth career series-clinching shutout, one shy of Chris Osgood’s NHL record.Fleury allowed just three goals in the sweep against the Kings, posted shutouts in the opening and closing games against San Jose and was brilliant in an overtime win in Game 3 over the Sharks.But he has had plenty of help. William Karlsson scored 43 goals in the regular season and had the overtime winner in Game 3 of this series. Jonathan Marchessault is tied for the team lead with 11 points this postseason, including the first goal in the clincher against the Sharks. Even the fourth line played a big role Sunday by controlling the puck and hemming San Jose in the defensive zone.”We’re having a lot of fun in this room,” Schmidt said. ””The guys have just been having a blast all year with each other. I think that we’ve done a lot more than we thought we were capable of Authentic Jaccob Slavin Jersey , but we continue to set the bar to new heights with our group. We continue to just set new expectations for yourself. This group believes in each other and that’s more than anything you can ask for.”The Golden Knights took control of this game with some good fortune in the second period. It started when usually reliable Marc-Edouard Vlasic turned the puck over in his own zone. Reilly Smith took control near the blue line and found Marchessault alone in front for a goal that trickled between Martin Jones‘ pads.The Golden Knights then added to the lead after an icing by Brent Burns led to an offensive zone faceoff. David Perron beat Tierney on the draw and Schmidt took a shot that appeared to deflect off the post and out.Play went on for 25 more seconds before the buzzer rang, with the situation room in Toronto calling for a video review. That quickly showed that the puck bounced off the post, off a piece equipment inside the net and out.Vegas then had a delayed celebration for the goal that made it 2-0.That was the type of bounce the Sharks didn’t get early in the game when they hit the post or crossbar three times in the opening period and then again in the third when they tried to cut into Vegas’ lead.”It’s a fine line,” coach Peter DeBoer said. ”I think we had a couple of those that didn’t go in. That’s hockey. But Vegas deserves to be moving on. They played great. They finished the chances when they needed to and got saves when they needed to.”— BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Florida Panthers got the third-period response they were looking for, and they continued their dominance over the Buffalo Sabres.Evgenii Dadonov had two goals and an assist, including the go-ahead tally on a penalty shot, as the Panthers scored three quick goals to open the final period and picked up their seventh straight win over the Sabres, 5-2 on Tuesday night. Florida had previously been outscored 42-23 in the third period, the worst margin in the NHL.“We’ve been in that situation so many times this year … letting a game fall again,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. “It was important. I think we’re learning from our mistakes.”Troy Brouwer Jordan Staal Jersey , Aleksander Barkov and Frank Vatrano also scored for the Panthers, who scored three goals in a span of 2:44 in the third period. Roberto Luongo made 30 saves.Jeff Skinner and Rasmus Ristolainen scored for Buffalo. Carter Hutton made 31 saves.The game turned late in the second period following a tripping penalty by Skinner on Barkov.Barkov briefly left the game and defenseman Keith Yandle went after Skinner, grabbing him and dropping his gloves while drawing a roughing penalty as Skinner backed off. Later replays showed that Barkov’s skate blade buckled and it wasn’t a dirty play by Skinner.“I thought it was worse than it was,” Yandle said.Both players — and the Panthers as a team — responded to open the third. As Yandle was booed loudly, the defenseman’s long shot was deflected into the net by Barkov for a power-play goal 58 seconds in to make it 2-2.Less than two minutes later, Dadonov converted on a penalty shot after he was taken down by defenseman Rasmus Dahlin on a breakaway. Dadonov’s shot was initially stopped by Hutton, but he never secured the puck and it trickled past the goal line to make it 3-2.“Sometimes it takes a bounce to get your team going and that one really helped us,” Yandle said.Vatrano completed the flurry 4:42 into the third. After Dadonov circled around the Buffalo net, Vatrano buried Dadonov’s rebound to give the Panthers a 4-2 lead.Dadonov added an empty-net goal with 2:30 remaining.Skinner opened the scoring on his 25th goal of the season 3:48 into the game, finishing a feed from the corner by Jack Eichel. With the goal, Skinner topped his goal total from last season (24) in just 35 games.Eichel and Skinner extended their point streaks to seven games on the opening goal.“I thought we lost sight of our game maybe a bit there Womens Justin Faulk Jersey ,” Eichel said. “All of a sudden you’re down a few goals. It just seems like we lost momentum. It’s frustrating, we’re at home, we’ve got to find a way to have a better third period than that.”Brouwer evened the score midway through the second period off two fortunate bounces in the Buffalo end. After Jared McCann’s initial shot on a 3-on-1 went behind the net, Brouwer flung the rebound off Hutton’s skate and into the net from a hard angle.Ristolainen made it 2-1 with 8:52 left in the second on a misstep by Luongo, tucking a shot inside the near post from close range.Sabres veteran Jason Pominville was injured six minutes into the third period after an accidental collision with Ristolainen. Pominville made his way slowly to the locker room and did not return.“Obviously you know that I didn’t see him,” Ristolainen said.Sabres coach Phil Housley had no update on the injury after the game.NOTES: Sam Reinhart recorded his 100th career assist on Buffalo’s opening goal. … Panthers coach Bob Boughner played in 177 games for the Sabres from 1996-98. D Nathan Beaulieu and LW Remi Elie were scratched for Buffalo. … C Colton Sceviour, Nick Bjugstad and D Bogdan Kiselevich were scratched for Florida. … The next meeting between these teams will be Jan. 3 in Buffalo.UP NEXTPanthers: At Toronto on Thursday.Sabres: At Washington on Friday.

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