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The sting of a home loss

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COLUMBUS Edmonton Oilers T-Shirts Authentic , Ohio — during the weekend became a little more tolerable when the Columbus Blue Jackets learned that all-star Seth Jones will be available to play in Tuesday night’s game against the Arizona Coyotes at Nationwide Arena.Jones suffered a second-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during a Sept. 25 preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres and missed the first seven games of the regular season. He was activated from injured reserve on Monday.The 24-year-old defenseman’s projected recovery was four to six weeks, but he will return to the ice less than a month after the injury.Article continues below ...“Obviously, (he’s) a big part of what we do,” Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said Monday, according to the team’s website. “He’s worked hard to get back as quickly as he’s been able to. I’m happy he’s back in.“He does everything for us. He sets the tempo of the game, penalty killing, power play. I just can’t pick on one thing he helps us with. He’s just a complete player.”Jones’ teammates certainly will welcome him back on the ice. Last season, he contributed 16 goals and 41 assists for 57 points with a plus-10 rating in 78 regular-season games. He tied a franchise record, also set by teammate Zach Werenski, for most goals in a season by a defenseman.Jones will rejoin Werenski to form the Blue Jackets’ top defensive pairing. Werenski has two goals this season playing alongside David Savard.“We read off each other and know what the other is going to do,” Werenski said of Jones. “We have the same mindset offensively. If he’s up in the play, I’m going to read off him. If I’m up he’s going to read off me. We just work well together.”Savard will move to the second or third pairing while Ryan Murray and Markus Nutivaara remain paired together. Candidates to join Savard include Adam Clendening Edmonton Oilers Hoodies Authentic , Scott Harrington and Dean Kukan.“Savvy’s not going to lose ice time. He’ll play,” Tortorella said. “He’s a big part of our back end.”The Blue Jackets (4-3-0) and the Coyotes (2-5-0) enter the matchup after losses on Saturday. Columbus was beaten 4-1 at home by the Chicago Blackhawks. Arizona fell 5-3 on the road to the Winnipeg Jets.Each team has something in common — a struggling power play.The Coyotes have converted just 2 of 19 chances this season with a man advantage. That ranks 29th in the NHL.In Saturday’s loss, they failed on a power-play opportunity with 5:38 remaining to tie the score, finishing 0 of 4 against the Jets.The Blue Jackets were similarly frustrated by their power play against the Blackhawks, also going 0 of 4. Overall, their power play is slightly better than the Coyotes, ranking 23rd in the league (4 of 29). But at home, Columbus is just 1 of 15.“We just couldn’t find a way to score” against Chicago, Tortorella said.Arizona’s Clayton Keller scored two of his team-leading three goals against the Jets. He also leads the team with five points.During Monday’s practice at Nationwide Arena, Keller was joined on the top line by center Alex Galchenyuk, who has yet to play this season because of a lower-body injury.Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said Galchenyuk has been cleared to play and will be a game-time decision. Galchenyuk came to Arizona during the summer in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens.“I don’t want him to think that he has to carry this team,” Tocchet said Edmonton Oilers Hats Authentic , according to the team’s website. “I don’t want him to play too fancy. That’s just going to defeat the purpose. He’s just got to be Alex Galchenyuk — play smart, go hard and shoot when you can.“He’s got a great shot. We need that shot in the lineup.”The Coyotes need an infusion on offense. Their 10 goals in seven games rank last in the NHL.“He can score. He can create a lot of offense,” teammate Alex Goligoski said. “We’ve kind of been missing a little bit of that scoring touch so maybe it’s a good time for him to jump back in there.” SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ilya Kovalchuk got back in the lineup and finally delivered for the Los Angeles Kings.Kovalchuk scored in overtime in his return from an ankle injury to lift the Kings over the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Saturday. The 35-year-old also scored in the first period, and Alex Iafallo had a goal and an assist. Jonathan Quick made 29 saves to help LA overcome Joe Pavelski’s tying goal with 30 seconds left.Kovalchuk missed 10 games following an ankle bursectomy and hadn’t recorded a point in the previous 11 contests. The two-time All-Star is back in the NHL for his first season after playing five years in his native Russia.This was the sort of performance the Kings anticipated when they signed him as a free agent.“I felt going in I had to give him a chance to show that he was ready to play, I had to give him an opportunity,” Kings coach Willie Desjardins said. “In some of those games, he didn’t have quite as much. But tonight, like overtime … I went with him because I thought he deserved the chance. He played well tonight and he deserved the chance in overtime.”Kovalchuk scored the winner on a breakaway.“I tried to do what I’m capable of, and it worked,” he said, acknowledging the moment was pretty sweet. “Yeah Custom Edmonton Oilers Jerseys , I didn’t score for 21 games.”Martin Jones stopped 28 shots for San Jose, and Lukas Radil also scored. But the Sharks couldn’t capitalize on Pavelski’s late equalizer.“In that state we’re in a 6-on-5, we’re in a pretty desperate state of mind,” Pavelski said. “We had a few chances on it, but they kept icing it, kept getting faceoffs. It was just a play I was able to get my stick on it. … Definitely happy to see it go into the net.”Kovalchuk scored on a power play at 4:28 of the first period, and Iafallo’s scored at 5:15 of the third period and gave the Kings a 2-0 lead.“He was flying today,” Iafallo said. “That gives us momentum. He’s got a great shot and he proved it today. A really good game out of him.”San Jose lost its second straight after winning a season-high five consecutive games.Erik Karlsson extended his assist streak to eight games with two helpers for San Jose.A Kings goal midway through the second period was overturned on a coach’s challenge. Kings forward Dustin Brown was called for interference on what would have been Oscar Fantenberg’s first goal of the season in 24 games.NOTES: Kings F Austin Wagner left the game early in the second period after getting taken down by Karlsson on a hard hit near center ice. After getting back on his feet, Wagner’s legs came out from under him. No penalty was called. Desjardins said Wagner’s condition wasn’t immediately known. … Kings D Dion Phaneuf was placed on the injured reserve with an upper-body injury. He had missed the last three games. The Kings snapped a six-game road losing streak. Their last win away from Staples Center since Nov. 27 at Vancouver. … Iafallo extended his point streak to six games. He has eight points (three goals and five assists) over that stretch. … The Kings are 10-1-2 when leading after two periods.UP NEXTKings: Play at Vegas on Sunday.Sharks: Host Arizona on Sunday.


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