VANCOUVER Rasmus Ristolainen Jersey , British Columbia (AP) — Oilers fans to brace for a wild ride.Edmonton’s coach thinks games will get tighter throughout the second half of the season and look more like his team’s 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in a shootout Wednesday night.“You’re going to be in a battle and there’s going to be a lot of emotional times. And for me, if you’re a fan of hockey, you’re going to love this,” Hitchcock said. “If you’re just looking for wins, you’re going to go through a roller-coaster ride.“But if you’re looking for great hockey with people pouring everything in it, you’re going to be looking at this for the next 40 games.”Alex Chiasson scored in the fifth round of a shootout to win it.Jujhar Khaira and captain Connor McDavid scored in the first period for the Oilers, who won consecutive games for the first time since early December. They lost their two previous matchups with the Canucks.“It’s a tough building to play in. We’ve always had struggles,” McDavid said. “At least we were able to take advantage of it and get the two points.”Mikko Koskinen stopped 20 shots before denying all five Canucks attempts in the tiebreaker.Brandon Sutter and Markus Granlund had the goals for Vancouver. Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves.Chiasson said watching teammate Leon Draisaitl’s shootout attempt helped him read Markstrom.“I thought if I could come with a little bit of speed and go just above (his glove). It worked out,” Chiasson said.The right wing believes the Oilers can take a lot from tight games.“We’ve got to learn how to play in these types of games, make good decisions, play until we have to,” said Chiasson, who won a Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals last season. “I thought tonight was a good example of making good decisions and building our game as it went on. Even though we had ups and downs, we kept going. And that’s what we need.”Sutter was happy with the way his team played against the Oilers, despite the result.“It’s fun hockey to watch and a little more nerve-wracking to play Greg Pateryn Jersey Womens , but I like our game tonight,” he said.“It was a grinding game, kind of that playoff feel against teams that are fighting for it and that’s what they are going to be like down the stretch, so I thought we played really well.”Edmonton opened the scoring 7:35 into the game with a short-handed goal.Ryan Nugent-Hopkins picked off the puck in his own end and sent it to Khaira in the neutral zone. He took a spinning wrist shot from the hash marks and beat Markstrom on the far side.“It was one of those things where it just kind of presented itself,” Khaira said. “I need to be more of a shooter, so I’m just trying to focus on that right now. It’s nice when it pays off.”Sutter responded for the Canucks 78 seconds later, firing a shot from the top of the faceoff circle for a power-play goal.A fight between Vancouver’s Antoine Roussel and Edmonton’s Matt Benning set the stage for the third goal of the night. Roussel was handed a double-minor for the tussle while Benning was assessed a two-minute penalty, giving the Oilers their second power play.McDavid capitalized with 57 seconds left in the period, streaking into the Vancouver zone alone and putting a laser of a shot around defenseman Chris Tanev and past Markstrom.Vancouver tied it again midway through the second. Tim Schaller dug the puck out behind the Edmonton net and chipped it to Granlund in the slot. The center got off a quick one-timer for his eighth goal of the season.Ben Hutton appeared to score another power-play goal for the Canucks late in the second, but Edmonton challenged the play, saying Vancouver’s Jake Virtanen was offside. After a video review, officials agreed and the goal was overturned.Virtanen nearly won the game on a breakaway with 20 seconds to go in the third, but couldn’t beat Koskinen.Darnell Nurse swiped the puck away from Edmonton’s crease halfway through overtime to keep the Oilers in the game. The play resulted in an Oilers rush, and Draisaitl put a shot into Markstrom’s logo.“I thought for sure we’d score for sure twice and then next thing I know, I couldn’t believe they didn’t score. Overtime was really exciting Womens Luke Kunin Jersey ,” Hitchcock said.NOTES: McDavid extended his point streak to six games. He has six goals and three assists during that stretch and sits fourth in the NHL’s scoring race with 70 points on the season. … Vancouver traded defenseman Michael Del Zotto to the Anaheim Ducks for Luke Schenn and a 2020 seventh-round draft pick. Canucks coach Travis Green said the deal frees up a spot on Vancouver’s roster.UP NEXTOilers: Begin a three-game homestand Saturday against Calgary.Canucks: Host the Buffalo Sabres on Friday. PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins weren’t happy with their lackluster play in the first period after a three-day holiday break.Then, Phil Kessel and the power play changed everything.Kessel scored two power-play goals, Derick Brassard added two goals and the Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Thursday.“Just the plays he made tonight is elite,” Brassard said of Kessel. “It’s up there with the tops in the league. He’s going to win you some games like that.”Kessel scored twice in the second period and raised his season total to 16 goals. He moved into 20th place all-time with his 97th career power-play goal by an American, passing Chris Drury. Brassard now has six goals, and Patric Hornqvist scored his 13th of the season as Pittsburgh won its fourth straight game, matching a season best.“We scored some big goals, starting with Phil to get us going,” Brassard said. “Our transition was really fast in the second. As soon as we play with pace and move our legs, I feel like some teams struggle against us.”Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin each finished with two assists. Crosby has registered points in nine of his last 11 home games and has 24 points in his last 18 games. Matt Murray stopped 27 shots for his fourth straight win since returning from a lower-body injury.Pittsburgh was once last in the Eastern Conference during a run of one win in 10 games. Now, the Penguins have won nine of 13 games in December, including six of seven and 12 of 19 overall.“I just think coming off the break like the way we did, we played against a team that’s young, enthusiastic and they can skate,” Penguins’ coach Mike Sullivan said. “I thought they had more urgency to their game in the first period than we did. We had to get back to playing the game the right way Marcus Foligno Jersey , and I thought our power play was a big difference-maker.”Dylan Larkin extended his career-long, 12-game point streak with his 16th goal of the season for Detroit. Andreas Athanasiou returned from a two-game absence because of an upper-body injury and scored his 12th of the season. Jimmy Howard made 35 saves for the Red Wings, who have lost three straight and seven of eight games overall.Athanasiou’s breakaway goal cut the Penguins’ lead to 3-2 at 4:45 of the third period. But Hornqvist restored Pittsburgh’s two-goal lead 1:10 later when he redirected Jack Johnson’s shot from the point past Howard.Howard said Athanasiou’s goal initially gave Detroit life before Pittsburgh responded.“It was a great read by him,” Howard said. “He just put the afterburners on and made a great play, but it wasn’t very much later where (Pittsburgh) got it back, so it’s tough.”Larkin continued his point streak by opening the scoring at 11:49 with a wrist shot over Murray’s shoulder. He has six goals and 15 points in his last 12 games. Larkin’s 12-game point streak is the longest since Henrik Zetterberg’s 17-game run in 2007-08.“After the first, we let (Pittsburgh) come in,” Larkin said. “We stopped forechecking and we stopped our O-zone grind that was so good in the first period. We needed two points desperately here.”Pittsburgh jumped ahead in the second period with two goals scored in 74-second span. Kessel tied the game with a power-play goal at 7:12 and Brassard put the Penguins in front.Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson fell, allowing Kessel to swoop in and slip a backhander between Howard’s pads. Brassard gave Pittsburgh the lead when he redirected a pass from Kessel past Howard.Kessel scored his second power-play goal with 1:02 to play in the second period. His wrist shot from between the circles beat Howard on the glove side and gave Pittsburgh a 3-1 lead.“It’s incredible the talent he has,” Brassard said. “Tonight, he came up big for our team.”NOTES: The Penguins, on Thursday, re-signed 24-year-old F Jake Guentzel to a five-year contract extension worth $30 million. The deal runs through 2023-24 and carries an average annual value of $6 million per season. … Detroit D Niklas Kronwall passed Mattias Ohlund for seventh all-time in games played by a Swedish defenseman in the NHL with 909. . Malkin has points in seven of his last eight against Detroit. … Pittsburgh has won eight of its last 11 home games. . Penguins’ D Jamie Oleksiak skated Thursday morning in a non-contact jersey, but missed his third game with a concussion.UP NEXTRed Wings: Conclude a three-game road trip Saturday at Dallas.Penguins: Begin a three-game road trip Saturday at St. Louis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — got just six goals from the Vegas Golden Knights while going 0-5-0 to start the season.The offense came through against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday Matt Cullen Jersey Womens , and Subban delivered another solid performance to keep the surging Knights rolling.Subban stopped 30 shots to help the Golden Knights beat Los Angeles 4-1, ending the Kings’ four-game winning streak.“Come the end of the game, I could tell the guys around the bench were happy for him,” Vegas center Paul Stastny said. “Made some big stops early in the game, and I think we just kept kind of digging into them. Even the goal they scored was our fault, we kind of let him down a little bit.”Stastny and Alex Tuch each had a goal and an assist, and William Carrier and William Karlsson also scored as the Golden Knights improved to 6-1-3 in their last 10 games.Vegas also defeated Los Angeles for the first time this season after losing the first two games of the five-game series.“They were on a heater lately, so we wanted to show we could come in here and beat them,” Subban said. “Obviously last year we did pretty well against them Derek Grant Jersey Womens , including the playoffs. Being down 0-2 we felt like we needed to finally get a win against them, and we’re glad to get it sooner than later.”Anze Kopitar scored for the Kings, and Jonathan Quick finished with 27 saves.Tuch put the Golden Knights up 2-1 with 7:34 left in the second period. Matt Luff turned it over in his own zone, and Stastny found Tuch for the one-timer from the right circle.“We just didn’t play enough in the second,” Kings coach Willie Desjardins said. “Wasn’t that I didn’t think the effort was there, we just made plays that we shouldn’t have made. Our work is cut out for us.”The Golden Knights went up 1-0 at 4:55 when Carrier when he redirected Cody Eakin’s shot past Quick, but the Kings tied it at with 5 seconds left in the opening period when Kopitar tapped in Sean Walker’s shot between Subban’s legs.Subban was able to immediately move past allowing the late goal, saying he treated it as a brand new game was about to start. Stastny said that attitude is what has made Subban so effective working behind starter Marc-Andre Fleury, even if it hasn’t resulted in wins.“He’s been patient Erik Karlsson Jersey Womens ,” Stastny said. “He’s had a positive attitude, and he knows it’s going to come.”Tuch’s 13th goal of the season would end up being all the support Subban needed, but Karlsson scored on a breakaway off a stretch pass by Nate Schmidt to extend the lead to 3-1 at 3:20 of the third.Stastny added an empty-netter with 2:32 remaining, giving him four goals and three assists in eight games since returning from a lower-body injury that caused him to miss 30 games.The Kings had their longest winning streak of the season ended, along with a season-best stretch of five straight games earning at least one point.“The big thing is now we can’t let this one (loss) turn into two and three and four,” Kopitar said.NOTES: Golden Knights D Colin Miller (upper body) was placed on injured reserve. … The Golden Knights claimed F Valentin Zykov off waivers from Edmonton. Zykov has four goals and seven assists in 30 career games for the Oilers, Carolina and Toronto. … The Kings activated D Dion Phaneuf (upper body) off injured reserve, but he did not play for the seventh straight game.UP NEXTGolden Knights: Visit Arizona on Sunday.Kings: Visit Colorado on Monday. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Riley Nash had a long wait to get his first goal as a Columbus Blue Jacket. When it finally came www.ducksshoponline.com , it helped his team win.Signed as a free agent last summer, Nash hadn’t been able to find the back of the net in 23 games this season. In fact, his last goal came 29 games ago when he was with Boston — against the Blue Jackets.Nash redirected a pass from Zach Werenski in the second period to get the tally and had an assist on a first-period goal by Markus Hannikainen to help the Blue Jackets beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night.“I thought it was coming 20-something games ago,” said Nash, who had a career-high 15 goals and 41 points with Boston last season. “It’s one of the things where you just have to keep plugging away, and it’s going happen sooner or later. You hope sooner rather than later, but you can’t get frustrated by it.”Nash skated with Hannikainen and Lukas Sedlak on the fourth line, which had a productive night.“You just want to see him get rewarded,” Columbus coach John Tortorella said. “I think it will loosen him up. We’re still looking for more speed out of him. All players want stats. They want to score goals Patrick Maroon Jersey Womens , they want to be on that piece of paper. Hopefully, it will relax him and just allow him to play quicker. I like the line. I think the line did some really good things for us.”Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin also scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 23 shots to help the Blue Jackets move ahead of Washington for the Metropolitan Division lead. Columbus has won two in a row and six of eight.Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, and Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves. The Wild have lost two in a row and four of six.“It’s gotten away from us, and we have to pull it back in,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said.Granlund’s slap shot from the slot started it , putting the Wild on the board 7:46 into the game.Hannikainen tapped in a bouncing puck later in the period to tie it.Early in the second period, Atkinson extended his points streak to nine games — tying his career high — when he beat Dubnyk from the right circle near the end of a power play. Nash scored a few minutes later, and Panarin’s wrist shot clanged in off the right post at 11:24 to make it a 4-1 game for Columbus.Parise got one of them back 42 seconds later off a wrap-around Tyler Bozak Jersey Womens , extending his point streak to six games, but Minnesota couldn’t get any closer as both teams played a scoreless third period.“They capitalized on their chances,” Parise said. “I feel like we had a lot of odd-man rushes in the second period we weren’t able to convert on. It didn’t feel like we generated that many shots in the second. They converted when they got those opportunities, and we did not.”NOTES: Tortorella coached his 1,200th NHL game, becoming the 18th coach in league history and the fifth active coach to reach that mark. … Wild D Greg Pateryn returned after missing one game because of illness. He replaced Nate Prosser. … Columbus F Anthony Duclair was scratched in favor of F Oliver Bjorkstrand, who was a healthy scratch for the past four games. Tortorella said Duclair is “dinged up” and day-to-day. … Columbus D Scott Harrington played in his 100th career NHL game. … Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois‘ two assists gave him 14 points in his past nine games.
homestand will start better than the last one ended.The Kings host the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night after going 2-0-1 on a three-game road trip.Los Angeles (7-12-1) lost the final three contests of a seven-game homestand that concluded with a 5-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 13.Article continues below ...That loss came the day after the Kings learned goaltender Jack Campbell would undergo surgery on his knee to repair a torn meniscus. Campbell had taken over as the starter after Jonathan Quick had a similar surgery Oct. 31.Cal Petersen was recalled Nov. 12 and made his first NHL start at the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday Casey Cizikas Jersey , earning his first win in the 2-1 shootout victory. Petersen started the following night in a 5-3 loss at the Nashville Predators, and returned to the goal crease for the third time in four days and produced 29 saves in a 2-0 victory at the St. Louis Blues on Monday.“It’s been a fair bit of a whirlwind considering it was three in four,” Petersen told LA Kings Insider after the shutout. “But whenever I get a quiet moment, or whenever I get to talk with my parents or be with my parents, it’s been kind of taking the time to soak everything in and appreciate the opportunity.”Petersen will be up against the third-highest scoring team in the NHL on Wednesday.Colorado (10-6-4) averages 3.55 goals and features the top two point scorers in the NHL entering Tuesday.Mikko Rantanen scored the game-winning goal with 1.3 seconds left in overtime of a 4-3 victory at the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday. He has eight points (three goals, five assists) in the past four games http://www.islandersfanproshop.com/authentic-cal-clutterbuck-jersey , and 32 points (eight goals, 24 assists) on the season.Nathan MacKinnon also had three points against Anaheim, giving him 11 points (five goals, six assists) in the past seven games, and 29 points (13 goals, 16 assists) on the season.“Highly competitive Matt Hunwick Jersey Womens , that’s what it is. He’s a highly competitive individual player,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said of MacKinnon. “He wants to be on the ice all the time.”The win against Anaheim was also the third time in six games the Avalanche prevailed after trailing entering the third period, the best winning percentage in the NHL in that situation.Colorado forward Carl Soderberg said that speaks to the growing maturity of the Avalanche.“We know we can do it,” Soderberg said of the late comebacks. “We have done it.”Petersen isn’t the only rookie doing good things for the Kings lately. Matt Luff scored his first NHL goal against St. Louis, which came five days after he was recalled from the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League for the second time this month.“When I sent (Luff) down last time, I talked to him about working harder Jeff Skinner Jersey Womens , and he came back and he’s worked harder,” Kings coach Willie Desjardins said. LAS VEGAS (AP) Logan Couture’s second goal of the game, on the power play at 5:13 of the second overtime, lifted the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night, tying their Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.The Golden Knights, who lost for the first time in six playoff games John Tavares Jersey , thought they won in the first overtime when Jonathan Marchessault’s backhand sailed past Jones with 3:02 left, but officials ruled there was goaltender interference when Marchessault ran into Jones’ blocker and spun him around before his shot.Brent Burns also scored two goals and Martin Jones stopped 26 shots for San Jose, which was playing without suspended forward Evander Kane.William Karlsson scored twice, while Nate Schmidt got his first of the postseason to tie the score at 3-3 with 6 1/2 minutes left in the third period. Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 43 saves.Game 3 is Monday night at San Jose.BRUINS 6, LIGHTNING 2TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Rick Nash and Patrice Bergeron each scored twice to lead Boston past Tampa Bay in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists Authentic Jordan Eberle Jersey , David Pastrnak finished with four assists and Bergeron also had one to give their line 10 points in a dominating performance.Tuukka Rask stopped 34 shots for the Bruins, who finished one point behind Tampa Bay for the Atlantic Division title, as well as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.Dan Girardi and Mikhail Sergachev scored for the Lightning, who trailed 3-2 entering the third period. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 18 saves.Game 2 is Monday night at Amalie Arena.—
WINNIPEG Jake Muzzin Jersey , Manitoba (AP) —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, 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 Jeff Carter Jersey , we went the other way and kind of got them on an odd-man rush,” 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, 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 http://www.officialkings.com/authentic-adidas-jonathan-quick-jersey , 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, 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. SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are happy to have Roberto Luongo back in net.Luongo made 26 saves in his second start since missing nine games with a knee injury to lift Florida over the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night.The Panthers won two games in a row for the first time this season. They beat Winnipeg 4-2 in Finland last Friday.The victory also marked Florida’s first in its home rink this season.“I just wanted to keep building off the last game and make sure that I gave my team a chance to win,” Luongo said. “It’s nice you get rewarded with a few goals there in the second period and in the third.”Luongo made several big stops early in the first.“He was the best player on the ice tonight,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. “I was a little leery about us starting slow in the first five or 10 minutes. He stopped two or three big-time chances. That’s what he does.”Evgenii Dadonov, Nick Bjugstad, Jonathan Huberdeau and Colton Sceviour scored for the Panthers. Mike Hoffman and Vincent Trocheck each had two assists.The Panthers defeated Edmonton at home for the first time since March 8, 2002 Nate Thompson Jersey , a span of 10 games.The Oilers have lost three straight overall.“You never want to lose three in a row,” center Connor McDavid said. “Obviously, it’s frustrating but we have to regroup here.”Leon Draisaitl scored for the Oilers, and Cam Talbot stopped 29 shots.“I thought today we started well,” coach Todd McLellan said. “We had some opportunities early (but) Luongo made some good saves. We didn’t bear down.”The Oilers play three of their next four at home.“We have to come home now and put an end to this streak that we’re on,” McLellan said. “Good teams find a way to do that. We haven’t been able to do it on the road, so we have to do it at home now.”Edmonton closed to 2-1 on Draisaitl’s goal 23 seconds into the third period. Draisaitl redirected a pass from McDavid and beat Luongo up high.Huberdeau’s power-play goal from the left circle made it 3-1 at 3:43 of the third. Sceviour added an empty-netter with 49 seconds left.Dadonov gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead at 6:45 of the second. He took a backhand pass from Aleksander Barkov in front and slid the puck past Talbot while falling to the ice. Dadonov extended his point streak to a career-high nine games.Bjugstad found a loose puck in front and poked it into the net at 8:12 of the second.NOTES: Hoffman’s assist on Dadonov’s goal made him the fourth player in Panthers history to have a 10-game point streak. … D Mark Pysyk, who missed six games with an upper-body injury, was cleared to play but got scratched. … Edmonton has played six of its last eight games on the road.UP NEXTOilers: Host the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.Panthers: Host the New York Islanders on Saturday.
Malkin was out of the Pittsburgh Penguins‘ lineup for Game 2 of their second-round series against the Washington Capitals.Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed about two hours before Sunday’s puck drop that Malkin was out for the third consecutive game. Malkin appeared to injure his left leg in Game 5 of Pittsburgh’s first-round series against Philadelphia and has not played since.”We’re a better team when Geno’s in our lineup Adidas Nick Holden Jersey ,” Sullivan said. ”Having said that, I don’t think our team looks for any sort of excuses. I think we try to rally around one another. It’s a next-man-up attitude, we have capable people in our lineup, it provides opportunities for others to play a more significant role and they want to take advantage of those opportunities.”Malkin’s continued absence affords a bigger role for centers Derick Brassard and Riley Sheahan, and, combined with an upper-body injury to Carl Hagelin, keeps Carter Rowney and Dominik Simon in the lineup. On Saturday, it looked like Malkin could be ready to return; he participated in a full practice, skating on the fourth line and taking turns on the top power-play unit.But Sullivan and Malkin both said the 31-year-old Russian would play only if he was ready from the first shift and was not limited to a minor role. Sullivan said Malkin did not experience a setback and could return for Game 3 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.”It doesn’t matter who’s in the game. You just did need to win the game,” Washington coach Barry Trotz said. ”Obviously he’s a top player. There’s no question about it. It’s undeniable. But at the same time Adidas Paul Stastny Jersey , it doesn’t really matter.”Malkin had three goals and two assists in five first-round games. Without him, the Penguins eliminate the Flyers in Game 6 a week ago and erased a two-goal deficit Thursday to take a 1-0 series lead on the Capitals.The potent Penguins power play misses an important piece without Malkin, though it only got two opportunities for a total of 2:32 in Game 1.”It was limited time, so it’s hard to evaluate whether or not we were able to have success, with or without him,” Sullivan said. ”We have capable guys. The people we have are very capable of being successful. We just have to find ways to have success if given the opportunity.”—AP Sports Writer Howard Fendrich contributed to this report.— DALLAS — Last Tuesday, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Dallas Stars met at Nationwide Arena with Columbus ending the Stars’ six-game Eastern Conference road trip with a 4-1 defeat.Dallas (9-6-2), which lost 5-4 in overtime to Nashville on Saturday at home, finished that road trip 3-2-1, taking seven of a possible 12 points.However Adidas Max Pacioretty Jersey , the Stars, who are 6-2-1 at home, would like to exact a bit of payback on the Blue Jackets on Monday night when they match up again, this time at American Airlines Center.Article continues below ...And with the certain return of forward Alexander Radulov, who has played just once in the past 10 games, Stars rookie coach Jim Montgomery expects his team to have ample energy, something Radulov brings Dallas in big quantities.“It’s missed a lot and also just his intensity and the pace that he plays with,” Montgomery said after practice Sunday. “He brings people into the fight with him and it’s clearly something we miss when he’s not there.”Radulov has been a great complement to captain Jamie Benn and perennial All-Star Tyler Seguin, who has goals in back-to-back games, when he plays on the Stars’ top line.The Stars should also get fellow forward Brett Ritchie Adidas Seth Griffith Jersey , out the past four games with an illness, back on Monday.Dallas will still be without veteran defenseman Marc Methot (lower body injury), but Montgomery takes solace in knowing that young defensemen Ben Gleason, impressive in his Saturday NHL debut, and Joel Hanley, who made his Stars debut against the Predators, are more than up to the challenge.“He (Gleason) did everything with his head up. He made really good decisions,” Montgomery said of Gleason. “They (Gleason and Hanley) both showed well.”Stars veteran center Jason Spezza could register his 900th career point against Columbus, which would make him the seventh active player to reach that milestone.Columbus (9-6-2) lost 5-4 to the New York Rangers in a shootout on Saturday at home.Despite leaving a point on the table, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella couldn’t fault much about his team’s play against the Rangers.“Certainly Adidas Jack Roslovic Jersey , the odd-man rushes early on in the game hurt us and some turnovers, but other than that we played a really good game,” Tortorella said.The Blue Jackets got three assists from defenseman Seth Jones, who grew up in the Dallas area.Columbus has a six-game unbeaten streak (4-0-2) against Dallas and the Blue Jackets haven’t lost to the Stars in Dallas since a 5-1 defeat on December 15, 2015.The Blue Jackets are 5-2-1 on the road but Tortorella knows that if his team is to continue their run of good form against Dallas, they will need to limit the Stars’ offensive chances.“We have created a number of chances, but we’ve given up too much,” Tortorella said after the loss to the Rangers. “The biggest thing we have to cut down on is the ones that we give for free. We’ve got to be a smarter hockey team.”
OTTAWA Craig Anderson Jersey , Ontario (AP) —first game as a father couldn’t have gone much better.He even got to celebrate among old friends.Duchene had two goals and an assist against his former club, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Wednesday night.Duchene had missed the previous three games as his wife Ashley gave birth to the couple’s first son, Beau. It was also his fourth game against the Avalanche since being traded to Ottawa in November 2017. He also scored twice in Denver on Oct. 26.“It’s a very special feeling,” Duchene said. “My main focus coming in today was to just try and meld back into the lineup the best I could and fit in with what the guys had been doing on the road. They had been playing so well.”Brady Tkachuk, Mark Stone and Ryan Dzingel also scored for the Senators, and Anders Nilsson made 30 saves. It was Ottawa’s first win at home since Dec. 17.Nikita Zadorov and Nathan MacKinnon scored for the Avalanche, who wrapped up a five-game trip. Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots.It was a difficult trip for the Avalanche, as they finished with a 1-4-0 record.“It’s a disappointing road trip because I thought we started it playing some good hockey and didn’t get rewarded Authentic Erik Karlsson Jersey Kids ,” Colorado coach Jared Bednar said. “I didn’t like our game in Montreal, really liked it in Toronto and not ready to play (Wednesday).”Duchene put the Senators ahead 4-1 with his 19th goal of the season midway through the third period. Zack Smith had fired a puck that went wide of the net off the back boards, and Duchene picked it up and scored short side.The Avalanche appeared to cut the lead in half minutes later, but it was waived off upon review because the left post was off the mooring.MacKinnon had a power-play goal with four minutes remaining and Varlamov on the bench for the two-man advantage. The Avalanche had another opportunity after Christian Jaros sent the puck over the glass, but Colorado couldn’t capitalize. Duchene scored into an empty net with 1:02 left.Ottawa has won three of its past four games, and now it has Duchene and Thomas Chabot back in the lineup. Chabot returned after missing the last eight games with an upper-body injury.“A guy like that makes plays that can win games,” coach Guy Boucher said. “Even when he doesn’t have a goal or a point, it’s the minutes he plays Jean-Gabriel Pageau Jersey , the neutral zone transitions, play in the offensive zone, momentum, you can’t measure his impact. That’s why when you lose a guy like that it’s gigantic.”NOTES: Nick Paul was a healthy scratch for the Senators. … Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson missed his 11th straight game due to a concussion.UP NEXTAvalanche: Return home to face the Kings on Saturday.Senators: Play at Carolina on Friday night. OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) The Ottawa Senators say the son of captain Erik Karlsson has died.Erik and Melinda Karlsson were married last year and announced in November they were expecting their first child in the spring. Karlsson had been posting on social media about his son’s upcoming birth, most recently sharing a photo of he and Melinda on Feb. 19 with the caption ”just me and my little family.”Karlsson sat out Ottawa’s 7-2 loss to Florida on Tuesday night. The team released a statement saying the Karlssons had ”the collective thoughts and prayers of the Ottawa Senators organization, the city of Ottawa and entire hockey community.” The team requested privacy for the family.Among Karlsson’s social media posts was one from the couple’s gender reveal party, when he took a slap shot at a hockey puck that exploded in blue powder. Karlsson jumped and yelled joyously when he found out it was a boy.”There is so much love coming out of this dressing room for them Mark Stone Jersey ,” defenseman Mark Boroweicki said. ”Erik is a huge part of this team and Erik and Melinda are a huge part of this community and this city. We really are a family in here and it hurts all of us deeply.”The 27-year-old defenseman has had a difficult season on the ice as Ottawa has plummeted in the standings. The two-time Norris Trophy winner was the subject of trade speculation for weeks ahead of the NHL trading deadline.”Everybody is heartbroken, it’s awful,” coach Guy Boucher said. ”We definitely feel for Erik and his wife and his family.”The hockey world was quick to share its sympathies with the NHL Players’ Association, players and teams reaching out to voice support.”The players and staff of the NHLPA extend their condolences to Erik and Melinda Karlsson following the loss of their son,” tweeted the NHLPA.—
MONTREAL (AP) — “A” on his jersey for the first time in his career. The 20-year-old Swiss star has fast become a leader for the New Jersey Devils.Hischier scored at 1:56 of overtime after tying it midway through the third period in the Devils’ 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.Hischier tied it at 11:26 of the third www.officialpenguinsproshop.com , getting his stick on a loose puck in the slot.“He keeps getting better and better,” New Jersey forward Brian Boyle said about Hischier, the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2017. “If you watch his game and how it’s grown in the last year and a half, it’s really impressive. He’s been a leader in here with the amount he’s taken on since last year. He’s handled the ups and downs extremely well. Just look at his performance tonight.”Will Butcher also scored, and Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 37 shots for New Jersey.Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Phillip Danault scored for Montreal, playing its first game in 10 days. Antti Niemi made 24 saves Pittsburgh Penguins T-Shirts Authentic , with Carey Price serving a one-game suspension for declining an invitation to the All-Star Game.“It was pretty obvious we were the best team tonight,” said Julien. “We had a lot of chances. We lost in overtime because we just couldn’t finish our scoring chances. This would have been a much different game if we had taken advantage of those scoring chances.”Kotkaniemi opened the scoring at 5:22 of the first period. Butcher tied it with 44 second left in the period on a two-man advantage.Danault redirected Jeff Petry’s point shot past Blackwood to give the Canadiens a 2-1 lead with 3:27 left in the second.“After two periods we should have had an even bigger lead,” Julien said. “But when you let a team stay in the game like that, eventually it comes back to haunt you.”NOTES: Paul Byron returned to Montreal’s lineup after serving a three-game suspension for a dangerous hit to the head. … Travis Zajac sat out for New Jersey because of an undisclosed injury.UP NEXT:Devils: Host Los Angeles on Tuesday nightCanadiens: Host Edmonton on Sunday. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Buffalo coach Phil Housley says Victor Antipin is doing good but the Sabres will know more Sunday about the defenseman who was taken off the ice on a stretcher to a local hospital.”As far as I know, he’s doing well right now Pittsburgh Penguins Hoodies Authentic ,” Housley said Saturday night after Buffalo’s 7-4 win over Nashville. ”He went to the hospital, that’s all I know right now. I haven’t talked to our doctors or trainers.”The Sabres later tweeted that Antipin was released from the hospital.Antipin was behind the Sabres’ net and passing the puck when Predators forward Scott Hartnell checked him into the glass from behind, though Antipin turned his head just before the hit at 14:09 of the second Saturday night.Once a trainer reached Antipin, a stretcher was called for almost immediately in a silent arena. Antipin was loaded onto a backboard before being placed on the stretcher with the defenseman’s head and neck supported by a collar.”That’s scary,” Buffalo center Sam Reinhart said. ”I didn’t see it, but there was a reason you couldn’t hear a pin drop for 10 minutes straight in there. Right now Pittsburgh Penguins Hats Authentic , we’re just hoping he’s OK, hoping the best for him. Hopefully he can recover soon because he’s a good guy in here and obviously he does a lot for the team.”Hartnell was given a 5-minute major and a game misconduct for the hit. Hartnell called it an unfortunate play and that he hopes Antipin is OK. Hartnell noted he was just trying to finish a check and not head hunting with the Predators leading at that point.”I didn’t try to hurt the guy,” Hartnell said. ”It was just kind of a hockey play. Those plays happen 10-15 times a game. It’s just an unfortunate accident.”Antipin was skating in his 47th NHL game after reaching the NHL this season.—Freelance writer Jim Diamond contributed to this report.—
BUFFALO Brady Skjei Jersey , N.Y. (AP)manager Jason Botterill is drawing from his championship past in Pittsburgh to provide a boost in Buffalo.The Sabres improved their top-six forward ranks by acquiring Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick in a trade with Pittsburgh on Wednesday. The Penguins obtained a conditional 2019 fourth-round pick that could improve to a third-rounder in move that frees up $5.5 million of space under their salary cap before the NHL’s free-agency period opens Sunday.Sheary was the key to the deal for Botterill. He’s the former Penguins assistant GM who watched the undrafted player develop in making the jump from signing a minor-league tryout contract to winning two Stanley Cup titles playing alongside Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby.”When people were saying he couldn’t do it, he found a way,” said Botterill, who had a hand in signing Sheary in 2014. ”That sort of determination and compete and work ethic something we’re looking to bring to our group.”Sheary is a dependable two-way forward who will be given an opportunity to play wing on one of Buffalo’s top lines centered by Jack Eichel or Ryan O’Reilly.Botterill valued Sheary’s playoff experience and ability to perform against other teams’ top defenders.After scoring 23 goals and 53 points in 61 games in 2016-17, Sheary’s production dropped last year, when he finished with 18 goals and 30 points in 79 games.Sheary has one year left on his contract before he is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.The Penguins are shaking up their lineup after failing to win a third consecutive title. The trade came a day after Pittsburgh signed forward Bryan Rust to a four-year contract extension. The Penguins on Wednesday evening used some of their newfound cap space to re-sign forward Riley Sheahan to a $2.1 million, one-year contract.Hunwick is an 11-year veteran, who signed a two-year contract with the Penguins in free agency last summer. He finished with four goals and 10 points in 42 games last season. The Sabres become his fifth team in six years.Drafted in the seventh round by Boston in 2004, Hunwick played three-plus seasons with the Bruins, and has also played with Colorado, Toronto and the New York Rangers. He has 25 goals and 117 points in 521 career games.Hunwick joins Buffalo’s already crowded defensive ranks, which are expected to include 18-year-old Swedish blue-liner Rasmus Dahlin, who was selected with the No. 1 pick in the draft last week.Buffalo’s returning defensemen include Rasmus Ristolainen, Zach Bogosian, Marco Scandella and Jake McCabe.Dahlin drew a crowd of about 1 http://www.officialblackhawksproshop.com/authentic-adidas-artem-anisimov-jersey ,800 fans Wednesday, when the Sabres opened a four-day rookie development camp.The Sabres are coming off a disappointing season in which they finished last for the third time in five years.Botterill won’t say if he’s done attempting to improve his lineup through trades, including ongoing chatter involving O’Reilly.Botterill has acknowledged receiving interest in O’Reilly, but dismissed a report he had a deal in place to trade the center to Montreal during the draft.”I understand why people are calling on him, but the validity of a lot of the rumors are simply untrue,” Botterill said. ”I would just say from Day 1, we’ve been very happy with Ryan being part of our group.”— 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 22,066 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 Brandon Saad Jersey , 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 Brent Seabrook Jersey Kids , 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 Youth Corey Crawford Jersey , 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, 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 Duncan Keith Jersey , 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. 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TAMPA Womens Paul Byron Jersey , Fla. (AP) — the Vegas Golden Knights didn’t fold.Instead, they rallied to beat the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning.Alex Tuch scored the only goal in a shootout and the Golden Knights halted a four-game skid with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night.Vegas got goals from Cody Eakin and Valentin Zykov in regulation. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 shots.“Definitely a good feeling,” Fleury said. “Playing the best team and coming up with a win is a good confidence booster.”Brayden Point and Mathieu Joseph scored for the Lightning, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 35 saves. Steven Stamkos had two assists to give him 14 points over his last 10 games.“It wasn’t our worst game we’ve played all year, it wasn’t our best,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “It comes down to the shootout. Two good goalies, it’s probably just going to take one.”The Golden Knights, helped by a power play, outshot Tampa Bay 6-0 in overtime.“Vasy stood tall,” Stamkos said.Vegas had lost five of six coming in. The Golden Knights scored seven times in the victory and had a combined seven goals in the losses.“I know we lost the past four games before this Authentic Shea Weber Jersey , but even though it was in a shootout I thought that we played hard and played pretty good defensively,” Tuch said.Zykov tied it 2-all 5:22 into the third period on his fifth career goal and first since March 26.Tampa Bay took a 2-0 lead at 14:19 of the second when a video review overturned a no-goal call on Joseph for goalie interference. Stamkos’ shot went off a Vegas defender and Fleury before going into the net off Joseph.Eakin made it 2-1 on a breakaway 2:09 later off a pass from Jon Merrill.“It was big. It got us back in the hockey game,” Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. “We played a good, hard game against a real good team. So, we’re happy to end that streak, for sure.”Point opened the scoring 6:36 into the game with his 31st goal on a power play. He returned after missing one game with what appeared to be a right leg injury.Nikita Kucherov got his 59th assist on Point’s goal and has an NHL-best 81 points.The Lightning’s league-leading power play went 1 for 5 against the Golden Knights, who ranked second on the penalty kill. Vegas failed to score on three power plays, including one that came late in the third.Golden Knights center Ryan Carpenter was shaken up late in the second after going into the boards on a check by Cedric Paquette. Carpenter tried skating off the ice twice on his own and needed a teammate and later a linesman to keep him from falling to the ice.Gallant had no update after the game on Carpenter’s injury.NOTES: Paul Stastny’s seven-game point streak ended. Stastny had three quality chances stopped by Vasilevskiy. … Lightning RW Ryan Callahan was scratched for the third time in four games.UP NEXTGolden Knights: Complete a four-game trip Thursday night at Detroit.Lightning: Host the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. The Los Angeles Kings will try to avoid their longest losing streak in nearly 11 years when they begin a seven-game homestand against the New York Rangers on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.The Kings (2-7-1) have lost six in a row and haven’t led at any point during that streak. Los Angeles hasn’t lost seven in a row since an eight-game skid in January 2008.“Losing in this game is not enjoyable,” Kings coach John Stevens told reporters after a 4-1 loss at the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. “We’re in this business to win, so at the end of the day, results are two points whether you do good things or don’t do good things.”Article continues below ...The Rangers (3-6-1) are also looking for improvement after coach David Quinn said they played their worst game of the season on Thursday night in a 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks Victor Mete Jersey , which opened a four-game road trip.New York was outshot 37-19 and produced just one shot on goal in the third period.“We’ve done a good job of skating and competing, but that certainly wasn’t the case tonight,” Quinn said.The Kings should get a boost with the return of right winger Dustin Brown, who broke a finger in the final preseason game and has been sidelined since. Brown, who will turn 34 on Nov. 4, scored a career-high 61 points last season and was plus-31 in 81 games.Brown’s offensive abilities couldn’t arrive at a better time. The Kings haven’t scored more than two goals in each of their past six losses, and haven’t led since a 3-0 win on Oct. 11 at the Montreal Canadiens.“We’ve just got to bear down offensively, especially in the blue paint, inside the dots,” Stevens said. “Those are the areas, I think Colton Sissons Jersey , that we can come up with some more pucks if we get a few more pucks to the net. You can’t play perfect. You can’t win 1-0 every night. It’s tough to win that way.”The Kings will likely be up against veteran goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, in his 14th NHL season.Lundqvist has started eight of 10 games this season and owns a 2-5-1 record with a 2.61 goals-against average and .920 save percentage.Lundqvist has struggled at Staples Center in recent years, however.He lost all three of his starts in Los Angeles during the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals and the Kings won the series in five games. He has lost both appearances at Staples Center since those Finals as well, giving up seven goals on 66 shots (.894 save percentage).Rangers defenseman Adam McQuaid left in the first period of the loss to Chicago with an unspecified injury and his availability against the Kings is in doubt. Tony DeAngelo, another right-shot defenseman, would likely slide into the lineup after serving as a healthy scratch the past six games.The Kings are hoping the next seven games on their home ice will help turn their season around.“We always want to be a good home team, so no better time to go home than right now and get things back on track,” Kings forward Anze Kopitar said.
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.
is going from being a backup goaltender on a losing team to a starting job for a playoff contender.The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings for two conditional draft picks on Monday night http://www.sanjosesharksteamshop.com/authentic-brent-burns-jersey , a day after losing their second goalie to injury in less than 10 days.Flyers general manager Ron Hextall made the move after backup Michal Neuvirth was injured in Sunday’s win at the New York Rangers. Hextall said late Monday night that Neuvirth will miss several weeks. Starter Brian Elliott had core muscle surgery last Tuesday and is expected to miss up to 6 weeks.Article continues below ...”We’re excited to have obtained Petr Mrazek,” Hextall said. ”Petr is a proven NHL goaltender, and given the situation we’re in, we needed a proven goaltender and we got one.”The surprising Flyers are tied for third place in the Metropolitan Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference. The Red Wings have the fourth-fewest point total in the East and are looking to move more players before next week’s trade deadline.Mrazek was 8-7-3 with a 2.89 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage this season for Detroit while playing behind Jimmy Howard. He’s 72-58-20 with a 2.60 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 166 appearances in six seasons for the Red Wings.Mrazek had his best season two years ago, going 27-16-6 with a 2.33 GAA and a .921 save percentage. He’s 4-6 in 10 career playoff starts with a 1.88 GAA and a .931 save percentage.”We know how capable he is, and his experience in the NHL, playing in a high-pressure market in Detroit Marian Hossa Jersey Womens , went into our decision,” Hextall said. ”We felt like we had to get a guy that has a proven track record.”The Flyers sent a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2018 and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2019 to Detroit.The first pick becomes a third if the Flyers make the playoffs and Mrazek wins five games in the regular season. That same pick can move to a second if Philadelphia wins two rounds of the playoffs and Mrazek wins six games. The additional third-rounder goes to Detroit in 2019 if Flyers re-sign him. Mrazek is set to become a restricted free agent after this season.Alex Lyon made 25 saves in relief to earn his first career win after replacing Neuvirth against the Rangers. Lyon passed up his senior season at Yale to sign with the Flyers in April 2016. He played in 47 games for the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms last season and 26 more this season. He’s 1-1 in four appearances for Philadelphia.The Flyers also activated goaltender Anthony Stolarz and sent him to the minors before making the move. Stolarz hasn’t played this season following surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee in September.”We’re in a tough situation – you lose your top two goalies when you’re fighting for a playoff spot, and our players have worked hard for a long time now, and I didn’t feel like it was fair to not have a proven NHL goaltender for this team,” Hextall said.— SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Evander Kane followed a similar timeline after each of his first eight NHL regular seasons.Pack up the locker, say goodbye to teammates and get frustrated watching other players compete in the playoffs rather than getting his own opportunity on the big stage.A late-season trade to San Jose changed all that for Kane Womens Evander Kane Jersey , who is excited for his first chance at the postseason after 574 career games when the Sharks open their first-round series in Anaheim on Thursday night.”I’ve said it in the past: I think I’m a playoff player,” Kane said Monday. ”I’ve watched the playoffs and when I look at the style of play and it’s something I was jealous because I wasn’t involved in it. Now I get that opportunity and I have to back those words up.”Kane has had plenty of personal success since making his debut for Atlanta as an 18-year-old in 2009 after being the fourth overall pick that year. But his teams never had success in Atlanta, Winnipeg or Buffalo and he always spent the spring as a spectator rather than as a participant.He joins a franchise that has been a playoff regular, making the postseason for the 13th time in the past 14 seasons under general manager Doug Wilson, including a run to the Stanley Cup Final two years ago.”Fans and players in this organization are spoiled when it comes to that,” center Logan Couture said. ”You make the playoffs 13 of 14 years – obviously it starts at the top with Doug and the coaching staffs they’ve brought in here. It’s pretty remarkable really to make the playoffs that many times. I missed it once and it’s devastating when you miss it. We’re lucky to play for this organization.”That’s why Kane was so excited about the trade to San Jose on Feb. 26 for two draft picks and a prospect.Kane has made a big impact on the Sharks since arriving. He stepped right onto the top line with captain Joe Pavelski and has used his speed and physical play to deliver nine goals and five assists in 17 games.His presence sparked an eight-game winning streak in March that helped San Jose clinch a playoff berth and he has helped fill a scoring void created when Patrick Marleau left as a free agent for Toronto last summer and then Joe Thornton went down with a knee injury in January.”In the short period he’s been here, he’s brought speed which backs teams off Authentic Joe Pavelski Jersey , he’s brought a physical presence, which keeps some people honest,” coach Peter DeBoer said. ”For me, the biggest thing is he’s probably added a goal a night for us. When Patty Marleau left, and we asked guys to take a step, you’re not scoring as much as you normally would, and there was a lot of 2-1 games and we found a way to battle things out. Eventually http://www.sanjosesharksteamshop.com/authentic-joe-thornton-jersey , Jumbo going down, it started to catch up with us. That extra goal a game that he’s added to our lineup, whether it’s him scoring himself or creating a goal, that’s a difference in this league.”Kane was hampered late in the season by an undisclosed injury that forced him to miss two games before returning for the season finale against Minnesota on Saturday.Kane didn’t look like his usual self that game but said it was important to get rid of some ”cobwebs” before the playoffs started and he gets the chance to back up his belief that he can thrive at this time of year.”It’s a fast, hard-nosed game,” he said. ”The intensity ramps up and the style of play. It’s hard to score. There are a lot of 2-1 games, 3-2 games Womens Joonas Donskoi Jersey , and you have to find different ways to score. I’ve always prided myself on being able to score in different ways and I think the physical element as well. That’s a big part of the playoffs. Guys who have 20 hits all year the next thing you know they have 20 hits in two games. It’s definitely a different animal and I’m looking forward to experiencing it.”NOTES: DeBoer said he expects all his players to be available for Game 1 on Thursday with the exception of Thornton, who has been out since Jan. 23.—
Maple Leafs in a lull and took full advantage.Carl Soderberg had his first career hat trick and the Avalanche defeated the Maple Leafs 6-3 on Monday night.Gabriel Landeskog Scott Wedgewood Jersey Womens , Mikko Rantanen and Matt Calvert also scored for Colorado, which had lost nine of its last 10 games overall (1-7-2), and seven straight in regulation on the road.Semyon Varlamov stopped 17 shots for the Avalanche.“We were going tonight,” Soderberg said. “I’m glad we could get a win.”Igor Ozhiganov, Kasperi Kapanen and Mitch Marner scored for Toronto. Frederik Andersen made 32 saves in his return to the starting lineup after missing eight games with a groin injury. Auston Matthews added two assists.Toronto, which entered play two points up on the Boston Bruins for second in the Atlantic Division, has lost five of its last seven games and four of five at home.“We just didn’t win enough races, enough puck battles Conor Sheary Jersey Womens ,” Leafs center John Tavares said. “It starts with guys like myself, we have to do a better job consistently.”The Maple Leafs talked ahead of Monday’s game about how matching a reeling opponent’s desperation level would be crucial. They didn’t come close.“We’ve only got ourselves to blame,” Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said. “This is not good enough.”Soderberg scored his second goal of the game with 8:15 left in the third period and added an empty net goal.Soderberg broke a 3-3 tie midway through the third when he snapped his 14th goal of the season past Andersen off a pass from J.T. Compher after Colin Wilson won a battle behind Toronto’s net.Toronto, which went 4-4-0 without Andersen, pulled its goalie with just under three minutes to go, but Calvert beat Matthews to a loose puck in the Colorado zone and banked a shot off the boards for his seventh of the season with 2:51 left.Soderberg completed the hat trick by scoring into an empty net at 18:12.“Everyone is getting better and we’ve hit a lull,” Babcock said. “We’ve got to get turned.”With some of the fans at Scotiabank Arena booing Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner every time he touched the puck after a soft play led directly to Soderberg’s short-handed score in the second period to make it 3-2 for the visitors, Marner tied the game six minutes into the third.The winger took a pass from Travis Dermott and ripped his 18th goal of the season and third in as many games past Varlamov’s glove.After a scoreless first Tage Thompson Jersey Womens , the middle period featured five goals, and another that was disallowed.Ozhiganov scored his third at 2:14 with a shot from the point through a screen fooled Varlamov.Leafs winger Par Lindholm appeared to score at 3:32, but the goal was called back after Colorado challenged for offside.Toronto went right back to work and scored 11 seconds after play resumed — four seconds in game time before the puck entered the net on Lindholm’s effort — when Kapanen snapped a seven-game drought with his 15th.Landeskog tipped home his 28th at 6:33 off a point shot from Tyson Barrie.Andersen did well to stop MacKinnon on a partial breakaway and Wilson’s quick backhand, but could do nothing when Rantanen stripped Nazem Kadri in the Toronto zone and scored his 21st at 9:56.Soderberg then made it 3-2 on his 13th with 5:31 left in the second when he outmuscled Gardiner for the puck late in a Toronto power play before chipping a shot past Andersen’s blocker.With their No. 1 goalie back in the crease, the Leafs played their best lineup — except for injured fourth-line winger Tyler Ennis (broken ankle) — for just the fifth time this season.After Andersen had to be sharp on a couple Colorado chances as Toronto barely touched the puck in the game’s first two minutes, the Leafs had great looks on a power play.NOTES: Andersen had originally targeted Saturday’s home game against Boston, only to be cut down by a flu bug. … Leafs backup Garret Sparks, meanwhile Dalton Prout Jersey Womens , was back on the bench following five games out with a concussion. … Michael Hutchinson, who started the last five outings for Toronto on an emergency basis with both Andersen and Sparks sidelined, was loaned to the AHL Marlies. … Colorado’s top line of Rantanen, Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon came in with 185 points on the season. Rantanen and MacKinnon ranked second and fifth in league scoring, respectively, while Landeskog was 19th.UP NEXTAvalanche: Wraps up a five-game trip through Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday.Maple Leafs: Visit Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday. BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak helped Boston escape a first-period onslaught with a lead, then turned the next two periods into a rout.Pastrnak had three goals and an assist as the Bruins overcame a sluggish start and beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 on Saturday night.“We talked before the game that we need to be better than what we’ve shown the last couple of games,” said Pastrnak Elias Lindholm Jersey Womens , who was held without a point Thursday night in the Bruins’ loss to Vancouver.Pastrnak and the rest of Boston’s top line bounced back nicely against the Maple Leafs.Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists and Brad Marchand had two assists for the Bruins, who led 1-0 after the first despite being outshot 20-6 in the opening 20 minutes.It was the second hat trick of the season and third career for Pastrnak, Boston’s 22-year-old Czech phenom who is developing into more than just a scoring threat.“He’s obviously a great talent. He’s got great smarts and he’s so good at getting open,” Bergeron said. “When you add being tenacious on the puck and winning battles that makes a big difference.”Pastrnak took sole possession of the NHL scoring lead with 15 goals after he entered in a four-way tie for the most.Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 shots for the Bruins, who ended Toronto’s three-game winning streak and handed the Maple Leafs their first road loss of the season.John Tavares scored the only goal for Toronto, and Garret Sparks finished with 29 saves.Pastrnak scored twice in the second period and added his third of the night with a one-timer from the left circle with 5:56 left to play.Joakim Nordstrom scored again for Boston just 26 seconds later to seal it for the Bruins, who won the first meeting of the Original Six rivals after going 1-3 against the Maple Leafs last season.“We didn’t get it done when we had all those opportunities early,” Toronto coach Mike Babcock said.Halak got the start in the Bruins’ first game since the club granted a leave of absence to Tuukka Rask for undisclosed personal reasons. Halak stopped all 20 shots he faced in the first period Alan Quine Jersey Womens , keeping the Bruins in it despite a slow start.“The shot count was in their favor by a big difference but I think in the second we evened it out pretty closely and we did a good job capitalizing on some scoring chances that we had,” Boston captain Zdeno Chara said.After Pastrnak set up Bergeron for the first goal of the game, Bergeron returned the favor 5:46 into the second with a pass from behind the net for a one-timer from the left circle to give Boston a 2-0 lead.Pastrnak made it 3-0 on a power-play goal 10:24 into the second, tipping in a shot by Marchand after a cross-ice pass from Bergeron with 36 seconds left on a hooking penalty on Toronto’s Martin Marincin.Tavares scored for Toronto with 30 seconds left in the second period.“We got off to a good start,” Toronto’s Mitch Marner said. “The second period, we gave up too many opportunities. We let them take the game to us.NOTES: Halak was pulled Thursday against Vancouver after allowing five goals on 19 shots. … The Leafs allowed their most goals since a 3-1 loss to Calgary on Oct. 29. … With Rask unavailable, the Bruins called up G Dan Vladar from AHL Providence on an emergency basis. … Bergeron’s goal in the first was the 298th of his career.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: At Los Angeles on Tuesday night.Bruins: Host Vegas on Sunday night.
ST. PAUL Max Jones Jersey Womens , Minn. (AP) —with the worst record in the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres are making a habit of rallying in their second year under coach Phil Housley.Jason Pominville scored with 1:30 remaining and Buffalo extended its winning streak to five games with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.Rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin had his second career goal and added an assist for the Sabres, who rallied from a two-goal deficit to post their longest winning streak since 2012.“I think it just goes to show we have a different group, different mindset and different attitude,” Pominville said after his ninth goal of the season. “We stuck with it, found a way, and again it just shows a lot about our group. We had a tough, tough schedule.“Playing in Winnipeg last night, going through customs, flying here, 5 o’clock game, they didn’t play. So, it shows a lot about our team.”Jake McCabe also scored and Linus Ullmark made 37 saves for Buffalo. The Sabres recovered from a 1-0 deficit on Friday in a shootout win in Winnipeg. They’ve won four times in 11 games when trailing after two periods.“Coming into training camp, our conditioning, our checking detail, I think they’re getting rewarded right now for that hard work,” Housley said. “It’s tough going into Winnipeg and getting two points there, and then getting two points in Minnesota, where they’ve only lost one game, they’re pretty deadly in this building.”Matt Dumba scored for the third straight game and Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 shots for the Wild. Zach Parise added another goal Brian Elliott Jersey , becoming the highest-scoring Minnesotan in NHL history. The Wild lost for just the fourth time in their last 15 games and the second time in regulation in 10 home games.“The back-to-back games, if you could have made it 3-nothing, 4-nothing, then they would have said, ‘Let’s go home,'” Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau said. “You’re exhausted, you’re tired, you’re back-to-back and then you come in. But if you let them hang around, fatigue leaves you. You become more into the game and wanting to win it.”Dahlin scored with 7:02 remaining in the third, poking a loose puck past Dubnyk after the goaltender couldn’t get a handle on it.Pominville capitalized after Buffalo’s Jack Eichel tried to grab a loose puck in the offensive zone following a dump-in. The puck trickled out to Pominville, who quickly spun and sent a shot past an unsuspecting Dubnyk.“I think we probably could have stepped on their throats a little bit, the way the first period was going,” Dubnyk said. “It’s always disappointing to give up a lead and especially when it’s late.”Parise scored the 341st goal of his 14-year career, surpassing Dave Christian’s 340 goals and previous top mark in league history for a player born in Minnesota.Dumba, who signed a five-year, $30 million contract in the offseason, scored his eighth goal of the season. The total is second among defenseman in goals and just six away from the career-high 14 he scored last season.McCabe scored his second goal of the season to start the comeback after Dahlin, the first-overall pick in this year’s draft, cut through the Wild defense to spot a wide-open McCabe on the backside.“It’s so easy to play on this team because we always know, if we’re down two goals Womens Claude Giroux Jersey , we know we’re going to get back,” Dahlin said. “I love to have that feeling. I love to play on this team.”NOTES: It’s Buffalo’s first five-game winning streak since March 19-27, 2012. It’s the first time since the 2009-10 season that Buffalo has had 26 points through the first 20 games. … Minnesota is 11-3-2 in its last 16 games against the Sabres, outscoring them 54-31 in the process. … Wild F Joel Eriksson Ek was a healthy scratch for the first time this season. Eriksson Ek had missed six games earlier with a lower-body injury. … D Casey Nelson returned to the lineup for Buffalo after being a healthy scratch for four straight games. … The Sabres scratched D Nathan Beaulieu.UP NEXTSabres: Finish their road trip on Monday at Pittsburgh.Wild: Play the second game of their back-to-back on Sunday at Chicago. PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Letang scored his second goal 1:20 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 7-6 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.Letang beat goalie Braden Holtby with a slap shot from the point on a power play. Letang finished with three points, tying Hall of Famer Paul Coffey for the most by a defenseman in team history with 440.Jake Guentzel also scored twice, Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists, and Derick Brassard and Jamie Oleksiak added goals in Pittsburgh’s opener. Matt Murray made 30 saves.T.J. Oshie scored twice for Stanley Cup champion Washington, coming off a 7-0 home victory over Boston on Wednesday night in the Capitals’ opener.Alex Ovechkin had his second of the season and 609th overall, passing Dino Ciccarelli for 18th on the NHL list. Brooks Orpik, Jakub Vrana and John Carlson also scored.Malkin scored 2:45 into the third period, putting Pittsburgh ahead by two, but Oshie tied it at 6 with goals 21 seconds apart.BRUINS 4, SABRES 0BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jaroslav Halak stopped 32 shots and Boston rebounded from a season-opening shutout to beat Buffalo.Brad Marchand set up all four goals, scored by captain Zdeno Chara, rookie Ryan Donato, David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron on an empty-netter. A night after a 7-0 loss at Washington, the Bruins had an easier time against the NHL’s worst team last year.The new-look Sabres, featuring rookie No. 1 draft pick Rasmus Dahlin and Jack Eichel as captain, more resembled the team that finished last in the standings for the third time in five years. After receiving rousing cheers upon being introduced before the opening faceoff in their season opener http://www.flyersshoponline.com/authentic-ivan-provorov-jersey , the Sabres were booed off the ice following the first and second periods.PREDATORS 3, RANGERS 2NEW YORK (AP) — P.K. Subban broke a tie early in the third period and Nashville beat New York to spoil Rangers coach David Quinn’s regular-season debutSubban fired a one-timer from beyond the inside edge of the right circle in front of the blue line at 3:28. Filip Forsberg and Colton Sissons also scored and Pekka Rinne stopped 34 shots for the Predators.Jesper Fast and Pavel Buchnevich scored and Henrik Lundqvist had 30 saves for the rebuilding Rangers. They missed the playoffs last spring for the first time in eight years.The Rangers turned up the intensity in the closing minutes before Sissons’ empty-netter with 1:24 left pushed Nashville’s lead to 3-1. Buchnevich scored with 35 seconds remaining.ISLANDERS 2, HURRICANES 1, OTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Josh Bailey scored a power-play goal 43 seconds into overtime, and New York opened the season by beating Carolina.Valtteri Filppula also scored as the Islanders began the post-John Tavares era by giving Barry Trotz a victory in his debut with the team and spoiling Rod Brind’Amour’s first game behind the Carolina bench.Trotz took over shortly after leading Washington to its first Stanley Cup, taking over after Doug Weight was fired. Brind’Amour, the captain of Carolina’s Cup-winning team in 2006, replaced Bill Peters after he left for Calgary.Jordan Staal sent it to OT by scoring a deflected goal with 1:35 remaining in regulation for Carolina, but the Islanders started overtime with a 4-on-3 advantage after Micheal Ferland was called for tripping Mathew Barzal with 3.2 seconds left.BLUE JACKETS 3, RED WINGS 2, OTDETROIT (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored midway through overtime, lifting Columbus past Detroit in the opener for both teams.Cam Atkinson and Josh Anderson gave Columbus the lead over the first two periods. Rookie Dennis Cholowski and Tyler Bertuzzi tied it for the Red Wings in the second period.Joonas Korpisalo stopped 18 shots for the Blue Jackets. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard made 36 saves.Detroit honored Henrik Zetterberg, whose career is over because of a back ailment, before the game.BLACKHAWKS 4, SENATORS 3, OTOTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Patrick Kane scored 38 seconds into overtime to push Chicago past Ottawa in the opener for both teams.Alex DeBrincat, Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook also scored, and Cam Ward stopped 22 shots. Seabrook tied it midway through the third period Jakub Voracek Jersey Kids , with Kane find the defenseman alone in front for a one-timer.Maxime Lajoie scored for Ottawa in his NHL debut, Colin White and Zack Smith added goals, and Craig Anderson made 37 saves.AVALANCHE 4, WILD 1DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon had a tap-in goal off a nifty pass from Mikko Rantanen, Semyon Varlamov stopped 20 shots and Colorado beat Minnesota in the opener for both teams.Carl Soderberg scored, while Rantanen and J.T. Compher added empty-net goals. Varlamov returned to net after missing the playoffs last season with a knee injury he suffered late in the regular season.The Avalanche are 15-5-3 in home openers since moving to town from Quebec.Zach Parise scored for the Wild.STARS 3, COYOTES 0DALLAS (AP) — Devin Shore, Alexander Radulov and John Klingberg scored less than two minutes apart in the second period and Dallas made Jim Montgomery a winner in his NHL coaching debut, beating Arizona.Ben Bishop stopped all 30 shots for his first season-opening shutout and the 25th of his career.Montgomery, who played his final game with Dallas in 2002, made his debut less than two years after winning an NCAA championship at Denver.JETS 5, BLUES 1ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrik Laine, Blake Wheeler and Kyle Connor each had a goal and an assist to help Winnipeg beat St. Louis.Adam Lowry and Brandon Tanev also scored and Mark Scheifele had two assists as the Jets won their fifth season opener in six years. Connor Hellebuyck made 41 saves.Vince Dunn scored for St. Louis.FLYERS 5, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wayne Simmonds scored two goals to lead Philadelphia over Vegas.Oskar Lindblom, Robert Hagg and Scott Laughton also scored for the Flyers, who won their third straight season opener. Philadelphia has at least a point in each of its last four season openers (3-0-1). Brian Elliott stopped 23 of the 25 shots he faced in front of an announced crowd of 18,555.Vegas’ Marc-Andre Fleury allowed five goals on 16 shots before being replaced by Malcolm Subban with 9:49 left in the second period. Jonathan Marchessault and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored for the Golden Knights.
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However, for at least one night, the two rivals were able to come together in the wake of a tragedy. NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers knew all about their long-running struggles in Brooklyn. Any win over the Islanders these days was going to be welcome.Mats Zuccarello’s well-placed skate sent the Rangers happily back to Manhattan.Zuccarello scored late in the third period, redirecting a shot from the point with his foot to lift the Rangers over the Islanders 2-1 on Saturday for their first ever win at Barclays Center. Filip Chytil also scored and Alexandar Georgiev made 24 saves to help the Rangers win in Brooklyn for the first time since their intra-city rivals began playing home games there in 2015.The Islanders had been 13-2-0 in the teams’ previous 15 meetings overall.“We didn’t talk about it before the game or anything, but I was well aware,” Marc Staal said. “It was nice to see that goal go in during the third and us able to hang on and get a win.”The Rangers had been 0-6-1 in their previous seven games in Brooklyn Jimmy Howard Jersey , with their only point coming on Dec. 2, 2015 in a shootout loss.“We have to string a few more like this together,” Brady Skjei said. “Keep building off this one and get back in the playoff hunt.”The game completed a home-and-home between the Islanders and Rangers, which began on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. It also marked the final meeting between the Big Apple rivals this season, with each team winning two games.Saturday’s win was an important one for the Rangers, who had yet to win since the calendar flipped to 2019. The Rangers had been 0-5-0 since the start of January and scored three or more goals just once in that span.“We battled. We were determined to get a win here finally,” Mika Zibanejad said. “I thought we played right from minute one. Just battled hard on the PK, on the power play Jonathan Ericsson Jersey , 5-on-5. It was a really good win and I’m happy.”Anthony Beauvillier scored for the Islanders and Robin Lehner made 24 saves in his second consecutive start. Saturday was the Islanders second loss in their last three games, but they remain in a wild-card spot a point ahead of the Montreal, which plays Saturday night against Colorado.“I thought our game was way better than it was last game,” Islanders coach Barry Trotz said. “We weren’t able to capitalize on some of our chances. We had a big 5-on-3 kill for and we sort of gave it right back to them. … We got the lead we just couldn’t put them away.”Beauvillier broke a scoreless tie at 8:40 of the second period. The forward took a pass from Josh Bailey near the side of the net, quickly spun around and slid the puck past Georgiev.The goal came moments after the Islanders’ Nick Leddy hit the post with a backhand.Chytil evened it at 14:09 after an Islanders turnover in the neutral zone. The goal was Chytil’s seventh of the season and came just after the Islanders had managed to kill a five-on-three advantage for the Rangers.NOTES: The Rangers had been 2-6-2 in their previous 10 games. The Islanders had been 8-2-0. … Rangers F Kevin Hayes missed his fifth straight game with an upper-body injury. … Islanders D Luca Sbisa appeared in his first game since Dec. 23 against Dallas. He has appeared in nine games this season with the Islanders. … The Rangers scratched D Brendan Smith and D Neal Poinl. … The Islanders scratched D Adam Pelech, F Tom Kuhnhackl and F Michael Dal Colle.UP NEXT:Rangers: At Columbus on Sunday night.Islanders: Host Tampa Bay on Sunday night.
GLENDALE http://www.jaguarscheapstore.com/jalen-ramsey-jersey-cheap , Ariz. — to November a year ago, the Arizona Coyotes didn’t have to look at a statistics sheet or analyze their upcoming schedule to know they were already out of playoff contention.Their 1-10-1 record told them that.The numbers — and their record — tell an entirely different story this season. While their 6-5-0 record remains modest, the Arizona Coyotes are beginning to take on the look of a team that could reach the Western Conference playoffs for the first time since 2012.Article continues below ...That’s one reason why the Carolina Hurricanes, just like the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Ottawa Senators before them, hope they’re not catching them at the wrong time.The Coyotes will try to win their fifth in a row when they play the Hurricanes at Gila River Arena on Friday night. It might seem like only a moderately long streak, but the Coyotes haven’t won that many in a row in five years, or since Oct. 26-Nov. 5, 2013. They haven’t win five straight in regulation since the final five games of that 2011-12 playoff season.“Hopefully it can keep going — we’ve got a good feeling in the room and want to build from that,” team captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson said. “It’s not fun to be out of the playoffs like we were last year in October. It means a lot to us to get a good start and feel like we have a chance to beat every team in the league. We’re playing good and building our game.”That game of theirs looks nothing like it did a season ago, when their goaltending was in disarray, they weren’t getting scoring out of anyone except forward Clayton Keller and their defensive system was a mess.Now, they’re beginning to create a stir around the league not just because they’re winning, but how they’re winning. Their 27 goals over their last six games (5-1-0) are the most in the league Youth Leonard Fournette Jersey , and they have a 20-4 edge during their four-game winning streak. Their 1.91 goals-against average is the NHL’s best, and they lead the league with six short-handed goals — five in their last three games.In their last two games, they opened up 3-0 first-period leads against both the Lightning (7-1 win) and the Senators (5-1 win). It’s a major turnaround from the start of the season, when the Coyotes were shut out three times while losing four of five. Keller leads them with five goals and three assists.“I didn’t feel panic in the guys (then),” coach Rick Tocchet said. “The one thing we were hanging our hats on was we weren’t giving teams much and the goalies (Antti Raanta and Darcy Kuemper) were playing great for us. I thought the defensemen were playing good, we just weren’t scoring. But guys were sticking with it, playing hard and (we thought) the goals will come.”The Hurricanes (6-5-1) wish they’d start coming for them. They’ve been held to two goals or fewer five times while losing five of seven, including home-ice losses of 3-2 to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday and 2-1 to the New York Islanders on Sunday.The Hurricanes are beginning a four-game road trip that opens up with back-to-back games against the Coyotes on Thursday and the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday.“We need to come up with some wins on this road trip, we know that,” coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “We’re playing pretty good hockey, and if we get a few bounces here or there we have a different outlook. … We want to be in better shape (after the road trip) that we are now.”Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho has a team-high 17 points on four goals and 13 assists, and he joined Wayne Gretzky and Ken Linseman as the only players in NHL history to get at least one assist in each of the first 12 games of a season. No player has a 13-game assist streak to start a season.“He (Aho) is our special player, there’s no secret now Brandin Cooks Jersey Elite , but he needs to be that every night,” Brind’Amour said. Editors:To help you with planning for the NHL Draft in Dallas on June 22-23 and NHL free agency on July 1, here are some of our coverage plans. Please direct questions to Dave Zelio (dzelio(at)ap.org). Plans subject to change. This digest will be updated. All times Eastern.TUESDAY, JUNE 19HKN–OFFSEASON PRIMERA jump in the salary cap from Vegas’ success sets the bar for what could be an eventful offseason with John Tavares, Erik Karlsson and others potentially on the move and another goaltending carousel getting ready to turn. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 650 words, photos.– HKN–HOFFMAN TRADED. Winger Mike Hoffman ends up in Florida as Senators try to resolve an ugly off-ice issue involving star defenseman Erik Karlsson. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 640 words, photos.HKN–NHL DRAFT-STAGNANT SABRESBUFFALO, N.Y. – Holding the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft, the Buffalo Sabres are once again in position to put a stop to a decade-long freefall. The troubles began with losing co-captains Chris Drury and Daniel Briere in free agency in 2007, the woes were compounded by poor drafts, numerous questionable high-priced signings and multiple management shuffles. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20HKN–NHL DRAFT-DAHLINSweden’s Rasmus Dahlin is expected to become just the third defenseman to be picked No. 1 overall in the NHL draft Authentic Robert Woods Jersey , a smooth-skating, play-making blue liner with all sorts of promise to live up with the unusual hype. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 660 words, photos by 6 p.m.THURSDAY, JUNE 21HKN–SUMMER OF OVIThe past 10 years, Alex Ovechkin went into the offseason facing questions about not being able to win and criticism of not being able to get it done. He is now a playoff MVP and Stanley Cup winner and his epic Stanley Cup celebration will stretch well into the summer. There’s work ahead, too: With three years left on his contract, it’s another important offseason in which he can’t slack off. He will have a new head coach, too. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.HKN–NHL DRAFTDALLAS – The action at the NHL draft is expected to start at the third pick if Buffalo takes Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin first and Carolina goes with Russian forward Andrei Svechnikov as many expect. Brady Tkachuk and Quinn Hughes are among the Americans expected to go in the top 10. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.– Other spot coverage for pre-draft activities in Dallas on merit.FRIDAY, JUNE 22HKN–NHL DRAFTDALLAS – Defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is expected by many to be the No. 1 pick in a deep NHL draft that includes Andrei Svechnikov, Filip Zadina, Adam Boqvist Robert Woods Jersey Elite , Brady Tkachuk and Vitali Kravtsov among the top prospects. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Draft begins at 7:30 p.m.– Other separates on merit.SATURDAY, JUNE 23HKN–NHL DRAFTDALLAS – The NHL draft wraps up in Dallas with rounds two through seven. By Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Draft resumes at 11 a.m.– Other separates on merit.SUNDAY, JUNE 24HKN–DRAFT-WINNERS & LOSERSDALLAS – Analyzing the teams that made out the best and worst from trades and picks at the NHL draft. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 600 words photos by 5 a.m.MONDAY, JUNE 25HKN–FREE AGENCY-LOOKAHEADDALLAS – Movement at the NHL draft sets the stage for one of the most active free agency periods in recent history with John Tavares, John Carlson and others available. They can start speaking with other teams Monday ahead of the market opening July 1. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 a.m.WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27HKN–FREE AGENCY-THINGS TO KNOWThe New York Rangers are expected to be among the most active teams in free agency with a boatload of salary-cap space and aging goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. But they won’t be the only team looking to find top-end talent in a rare free agent pool full of it. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 600 words, file photos by 5 a.m.FRIDAY, JUNE 29HKN–FREE AGENCY-NAMES TO WATCHNHL free agency is top heavy, and the price will be high for forward John Tavares and defenseman John Carlson if the New York Islanders and Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals can’t keep them off the market. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.SATURDAY http://www.jaguarscheapstore.com/leonard-fournette-jersey-cheap , JUNE 30HKN–FREE AGENCY-GOLDEN KNIGHTSThe Vegas Golden Knights are among the NHL teams with the most salary cap space, giving the Western Conference champions some chips to put on the table in a bid to get back to the Stanley Cup Final. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by noon.SUNDAY, JULY 1HKN–FREE AGENCY RDPJohn Tavares, John Carlson and a host of other players could be in play as free agency opens in the NHL. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m. Developing from free agency opening at noon.With:– HKN–FREE AGENCY-THE LATEST, real time updates throughout the day.– Team separates on merit.AP Sports
at the end of regulation was for naught after the Montreal goaltender gave up a bad goal in overtime.Lars Eller scored through Price’s legs with less than 90 seconds left in overtime and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Canadiens 5-4 on Monday night.Alex Ovechkin scored twice for the Capitals St. Louis Blues Hats Authentic , while Brett Connolly and Nicklas Backstrom added goals in regulation.Washington was without goal-scoring threats T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov, who were sidelined with upper-body injuries.Pheonix Copley, making his fourth consecutive start, gave up four goals on 22 shots before getting pulled in the second period. Braden Holtby stopped all 22 shots he faced in relief.With two seconds left on the clock in a 4-4 game, Price went post-to-post to deny Ovechkin with the knob of his stick while sprawled out on the ice. A stunned Ovechkin, who had already scored twice, applauded the save and even gave Price a low five.“Maybe a lucky save, I don’t know,” said Ovechkin, grinning. “Obviously it was a pretty cool play. It was a beautiful save. Fans were cheering for him and I was kind of the same.”Added Price, who made 29 saves in defeat: “It’s obviously pretty cool. He’s a great player and he’s had my number for a while. Nice to get him back for once.”Mike Reilly Custom St. Louis Blues Jerseys , Brendan Gallagher, Jeff Petry and Kenny Agostino scored for the Canadiens.“Carey did everything to keep us in this game,” said coach Claude Julien. “It may be five goals against him but it’s thanks to him we were still in the game.”Forward Tomas Tatar echoed his coach’s sentiments: “We have to be really thankful for Carey giving us the point. He was outstanding tonight. We didn’t help him. He was tremendous.”With an assist on Montreal’s third goal, Max Domi became the first Canadiens player with a 10-game point streak since Vincent Damphousse in 1996.Montreal outshot Washington 44-34.Losing 4-2, Backstrom started the comeback at 13:20 of the second period, shortly after the Canadiens failed to score on a four-minute man advantage.Ovechkin tied the game at 4-4 with a one-timer just 1:02 into the third period and with the Capitals on a 5-on-3 power play.Eller scored the winner with 1:26 left in overtime, beating Price with a soft wrist shot between the pads.The game mirrored the first meeting between the teams earlier this month, when Montreal came from behind to beat the Caps, 6-4.“That game was actually a good learning experience for us and we’ve been trending in the right direction since that,” said Eller, who has four goals this season. “Today we really showed that we didn’t make those same mistakes again www.officiallightningprostore.com , at least not enough to lose the game.”Down 2-1 to start the second, the Canadiens scored three quick goals in a 1:15 span.Gallagher got the first, 20 seconds into the second period, on a centering pass by Phillip Danault.After a scramble in front of the Washington goal, Petry gave Montreal a 3-2 lead on the power play when he spotted a loose puck in the crease and chipped it over Copley’s pad at 1:08.Agostino, with his first goal in a Canadiens uniform, doubled Montreal’s lead 37 seconds later, deflecting Artturi Lehkonen’s shot past Copley.The Canadiens got on the scoreboard first through Reilly’s second goal of the season at 9:20 of the first period.Connolly and Ovechkin scored 1:24 apart in the first to give Washington a 2-1 lead after 15 minutes.NOTES: Montreal’s Noah Juulsen left the game in the first period after taking a puck to the face. The Canadiens tweeted that he was taken to the hospital “for further examination.” … Montreal’s Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Washington’s Dmitry Orlov and Tom Wilson each had two assists. … Montreal defeated Washington 6-4 in the first meeting between these two teams earlier this month.UP NEXTCapitals: Home against Chicago on Wednesday.Canadiens: At New Jersey on Wednesday. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Jordan Weal was shocked by his goalie’s impressive save in the final minute of overtime. He regained his composure just in time to score the winner.Weal’s goal with 3.1 seconds left in the extra period lifted the Philadelphia Flyers over the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night moments after Brian Elliott deflected a shot with the knob of his stick.”My jaw dropped on that save. It was unbelievable,” Weal said. ”Just weathered the storm, and that’s 3-on-3 – if you can weather the storm at one end Tampa Bay Lightning T-Shirts Authentic , that’s when the fast break happens.”Wayne Simmonds also scored to help the Flyers snap a four-game losing streak and earn two important points in the crowded Metropolitan Division and Eastern Conference races. Philadelphia leapfrogged Columbus and the New York Islanders with 59 points, while Carolina is one point behind those two teams with 57.Elias Lindholm scored a power-play goal for the Hurricanes, who have lost three in a row to fall to 2-3 on an eight-game homestand. They have been held to a single goal in each of the three losses.”It’s tough to win when you score only one goal,” Lindholm said, adding that goalie Cam Ward ”has been playing unbelievably for us. Too bad we can’t help him with a win and score more goals for him.”Elliott, making his first start since missing four games with a lower-body injury, stopped 27 shots for the Flyers, who had gone 0-3-1 in a four-game stretch that followed a run of eight wins in nine games.”It was big because we’d been playing some good hockey and dominating for periods of time, and today I think we had a good 60-minute effort,” Weal said. ”It all came together, and it’s a huge two points.”Ward made 28 saves for Carolina Tampa Bay Lightning Hoodies Authentic , which had a great chance to win it late in OT when Elliott made his knob-of-the-stick save on Jordan Staal’s shot into a seemingly open net and Claude Giroux laid out to block Jeff Skinner’s follow-up attempt.”The guys just really laying out, doing whatever they have to do to get the win … that’s great to see,” defenseman Andrew MacDonald said.Weal then ended it by snapping a shot from the circle past Ward.Carolina’s defeat came two days after a 3-1 loss to San Jose that was punctuated by coach Bill Peters calling out his players for their ”disappointing effort” and promising lineup changes. The only changes to the active roster: Forward Phil Di Giuseppe and defenseman Klas Dahlbeck were in, and forward Marcus Kruger and defenseman Haydn Fleury were scratched.Peters expressed satisfaction that his team responded with desperation in this one.”I thought it was real good,” he said. ”I thought it was a very competitive game. Very, very competitive. I was obviously happy with the effort. Not in love with the end result.”NOTES: This was the first meeting of the season between the division rivals, who will play three times in the final five weeks. … Lindholm’s goal was his first in eight games.UP NEXTFlyers: Play host to Montreal on Thursday night.Hurricanes: Continue their eight-game homestand Friday night against Vancouver.—
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Someone in the know compared him to an All-Pro defensive tackle.”“Todd Haley puts the focus on mental errors as Browns offense regroups for Saints” (Browns.com) - “The tally marks kept piling up as Todd Haley watched and re-watched the Browns’ season-opening tie to the Steelers.”“Clay Matthews, Eric Metcalf among nominees for Hall of Fame Class of 2019” (WKYC) - “The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its list of 102 modern-era nominees for the Class of 2019, and several former Cleveland Browns...”NFL:“Injuries: Joey Bosa (foot) ‘probably’ out a few weeks” (NFL.com) - “Joey Bosa will miss his second game of the season. The Los Angeles Chargers pass rusher could be out even longer due to a bone bruise in his foot.”“Mychal Kendricks visits Seahawks” (PFT) - “He has pleaded guilty to federal charges of insider trading. But that hasn’t completely derailed his NFL career. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks has visited the Seahawks, according to Field Yates of ESPN.”“Ben Roethlisberger misses second straight practice” (CBS) - “Steelers’ veteran quarterback suffered an elbow injury near the end of overtime, though coach Mike Tomlin described it as part of the ‘bumps and bruises’ associated with normal play...”“Raiders WR Martavis Bryant appreciates Jon Gruden’s tough love” (ESPN) - “Yes, Martavis Bryant heard Jon Gruden’s backhanded compliment, the Oakland Raiders coach calling the receiver a ‘white tiger’ during training camp.” Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium's sound system blasted "Danger Zone."The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff health.Mayfield outplayed Cam Newton Youth Emmanuel Ogbah Jersey , Jarvis Landry caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score and the Cleveland Browns damaged Carolina's postseason hopes with a 26-20 win Sunday over the Panthers, who dropped their fifth straight.Mayfield bravely threw a 51-yard TD pass into traffic to Landry, who had a 3-yard scoring run and added a long run 鈥?on a similar call 鈥?early in the fourth quarter to set up a go-ahead touchdown.Playing the spoiler role down the stretch, the Browns (5-7-1) kept their faint playoff hopes alive while improving to 3-2 under interim coach Gregg Williams, who needed just five games to match former Browns coach Hue Jackson's win total over two-plus seasons."Everybody loves winning," said defensive end Myles Garrett. "It's different for us because of the negatives we've been through, but that's all in the past."Mayfield finished 18 of 22 for 238 yards, continuing his bounce back after throwing three interceptions in the first half last week at Houston. The brash No. 1 overall pick continues to develop and the Browns are growing with him.Mayfield was asked if he woke up feeling as dangerous as he did three weeks ago before beating Atlanta."I think you know the answer to that one," he said Youth Duke Johnson Jr Jersey , drawing laughter.Landry felt that way, too."I guess waking up feeling dangerous is contagious," he said. "We pulled together as a team."There were no smiles or laughs in Carolina's locker room as the Panthers (6-7) suffered a loss that could haunt them for months and will increase the heat on coach Ron Rivera.Newton passed for 265 yards, but overthrew Jarius Wright on 4th-and-goal at the 3 with 2:35 left. Carolina got the ball back, but Newton, who has been playing with a sore right shoulder, badly missed Devin Funchess and was intercepted by Damarious Randall with 57 seconds left.Following the game, a glum Newton didn't offer any excuses."We're done with the cliche sayings, it just comes down to doing our jobs Youth Larry Ogunjobi Jersey ," Newton said. "I'm not talking about nobody but myself."Carolina came in just a half-game out of the second wild-card spot in the NFC, but with only three games left, including two against New Orleans, the Panthers are going to need help to make the postseason.Christian McCaffrey had two TD runs for Carolina and finished with 101 total yards."It stinks," McCaffrey said. "A lot of people are against us right now, but I'll fight for every one of these guys. That's exactly what I'm going to do and I know a lot of guys will do as well. We lost. We've lost a few in a row. It's kind of us against the world right now."Browns rookie Nick Chubb scored on a 1-yard run to give the Browns a 23-20 lead with 13:05 left. The score came one play after Landry took an inside handoff and weaved his way down field. Greg Joseph clanged the extra point off the left upright, keeping the Panthers within three.Newton drove the Panthers to the 3 before throwing two straight incompletions, ending Carolina's best chance to take the lead.Mayfield's 51-yard TD pass to Landry tied it 14-all with 8:27 left in the second quarter.Rolling left out of the pocket to buy some time, Mayfield stepped up and confidently delivered a perfect strike to Landry White Jarvis Landry Jersey , who was well covered on the play by safety Eric Reid, his former LSU teammate. As fans celebrated, Landry and several teammates sat down in the end zone's corner and pretended to warm themselves around a camp fire."It was cold outside," Landry said, smiling.FAST STARTOn Cleveland's first play, Mayfield unloaded a pass that traveled more than 60 yards in the air to wide receiver Breshad Perriman for a 66-yard pickup. Two plays later, Landry scored on his short run.HOME SWEET HOMEThe Browns improved to 4-2-1 at FirstEnergy Stadium, clinching their first winning home season since going 7-1 under coach Romeo Crennel in 2007."That's pretty cool because the Dawg Pound has always been loyal to us," said guard Joel Bitonio Youth Jabrill Peppers Jersey , who has spent all five of his NFL seasons with the team. "We want every team to say, 'We don't want to go to Cleveland to play.'"NEWTON'S LAWWith his first completion, Newton eclipsed 3,000 yards passing for the eighth straight season. He came in needing 1 yard to reach the plateau and surpassed it on a 25-yarder to Curtis Samuel on Carolina's second snap.Newton joined Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks in history to reach 3,000 yards in each of their first eight seasons.PAY DIRTChubb became the first Browns player to score a rushing TD in five consecutive games since Greg Pruitt in 1975.ROOKIE RECORDMayfield joined Kurt Warner (1999) and Brad Johnson (1996-97) as the only players since 1966 to throw at least one TD pass in each of their first 10 career starts.INJURIES:Panthers: No significant injuries.Browns: C JC Tretter barely made it off the field in the third quarter before dropping to his knees. Tretter, who has played several weeks with a severely sprained right ankle, returned to the game.UP NEXTPanthers: Host New Orleans on Sunday.Browns: At Denver on Saturday. cheap football jerseys
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He was the third-team left tackle, while Shon Coleman was the second-team left tackle.Per Scott Petrak of the Chronicle-Telegram, the replacements for Tretter and Zeitler had a rough day:2. Drill of the Day: Here is another drill I don’t recall seeing in the past: defensive backs practice swatting away the hand of a ballcarrier before driving them for a tackle.4. Njoku With the Grab Over Peppers: During a 1-on-1 drill between receivers and defensive backs, TE David Njoku made this great catch over SS Jabrill Peppers. These are the types of match-ups Njoku needs to win for Cleveland this year.4. Landry With the One-Hander: We haven’t heard much about WR Jarvis Landry the past couple practices, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been doing his job. As far as the highlight-reel plays go, one of those came on Thursday, as he made this awesome one-handed grab despite some tight coverage from CB E.J. Gaines.5. Two-Minute Drills Favor Baker: QB Tyrod Taylor got two cracks with the first-team offense to lead drives in two-minute situations, and both ended in interceptions.That touchdown pass for QB Baker Mayfield was a 37-yard strike to WR Rashard Higgins down the seam, beating the coverage of DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun and CB Denzel Rice. Higgins is having himself a heck of a camp White Damarious Randall Jersey , as is Mayfield. Here is video of the play, courtesy of Emory Hunt of Football Gameplan:6. Goal Line Stuffs: The Browns went full-contact for goal line drills on plays from the 2 yard line, and the defense absolutely dominated, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer. Cleveland was 0-for-8 between both quarterbacks trying to get it in (that includes runs and passes).7. A Promotion? While not confirmed, it appears as though CB Terrance Mitchell has moved past CB T.J. Carrie as a first-team cornerback. Who would’ve expected that? Nathan Zegura of Browns.com says that Mitchell has earned it with his play.8. Salute to Service: Thursday was “Military Appreciation Day” in Berea. Here is how the Browns’ described it:9. Brownies: SS Jabrill Peppers got a good stuff on RB Nick Chubb in goal line drills. ... Here is a gunner drill if that is your thing. ... Per Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer, there weas a bit of a dust-up in 7-on-7 drills involving WR Jarvis Landry & WR Corey Coleman up against S Damarious Randall & S Derrick Kindred. ... DL Trevon Coley left practice early with an ankle injury. ... A total of 69 puppies have been adopted at the Browns Puppy Pound at training camp this year. ... Emory Hunt of Football Gameplan had extremely high praise for WR Antonio Callaway, saying “He has the game of a 10-year vet; no panic in his route running and has looked really good the two days I’ve been here.”10. Next Up: The Browns will practice on Friday from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. It will be a variation of the “Orange & Brown Scrimmage” in Berea. The bike brigade is back in Berea, and maybe at the worst possible time for the Cleveland Browns. Yeah, it’s football, guys are going to get hurt, but that’s why teams have to carefully select their backups while managing the roster under the 53-man limitations.That’s especially true in short weeks like the Browns face as they prepare to take on the New York Jets on Thursday Night Football.Here’s the full Browns injury report for Tuesday:Damarious Randall was a new addition to the injury report this week and did not practice either Monday—the team didn't practice, but he would have been out—or Tuesday with a heel injury.Meanwhile http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-briean-boddy-calhoun-jersey , Seth DeValve, Chris Kirksey, and Emmanuel Ogbah—who all missed Week 2—all did not practice again on Tuesday. Their statuses are pretty clear, they’ll probably not play again this week, according to coach Hue Jackson.“From an injury standpoint, Emmanuel (Ogbah) will not make the game this week, but we are getting closer, which I am excited about that,” Jackson said on Tuesday. “Kirko (Christian Kirksey), we will see how all of that unfolds. “Damarious (Randall), we will see where he is, but Damarious did not practice today. We will see where we are.”Denzel Ward http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-derrick-kindred-jersey , Jarvis Landry, Desmond Harrison, and Briean Boddy-Calhoun are all new additions to the team’s injury report this week. All four were limited on Tuesday, and their statuses for Thursday night are up in the air. Although, Jackson didn’t seem concerned about their outlooks.“Outside of that, there is nothing else to really report form a medical standpoint,” Jackson said. “All of the other bruises that we had, I think we will be fine and be ready to play.”On a short week, those bumps and bruises can creep up and cause some guys to miss games when they maybe wouldn’t have given a full week to recover.It’ll be a struggle for Cleveland if any number of these guys are unable to go on Thursday night. Wholesale NFL Jerseys
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Athletically Authentic Logan Ryan Jersey , he’s above average and should test well during the offseason. The Bulldogs leading tackler with 89. Also has two sacks. He has accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl. 4. Jamal Peters 6’2 218 CB Senior- Peters has had a pretty decent senior season. He fits what NFL teams want in their corners with size and athleticism. Can turn and run with faster receivers on a dime. Ball skills are on point. Has missed some time in 2018 due to injury. Has posted 27 tackles and four passes defensed. Unknown at this time if he has accepted any invites to any of the postseason all star games. Ole Miss prospects to watch1. A.J Brown 6’1 225 WR Junior- Projects to be an excellent slot weapon at the pro level. He knows how to run routes and when to vary his speed and depth in each route. He’s very good. The best thing is that he has upped his game even more as the WR1 for Ole Miss after the Metcalf injury. Likely early entrant. Has 81 receptions for 1,259 yards and 6 touchdowns. 2. Greg Little 6’5 325 OT Junior- Little is the best offensive tackle prospect in the country. Has the potential to be a franchise type of left tackle in the pros. Lateral agility and size are huge pluses. IQ is a plus. Laremy Tunsil who? He has that kind of potential and talent. OT1.3. DaMarkus Lodge 6’1 199 WR Senior- Lodge could be one of the faster receivers in nation. He’s a fantastic deep threat for the Rebels. Has stepped up tremendously for the injured D.K. Metcalf. Every time I see him, he’s blazing by a corner on nine routes but has the ability to run other routes. A willing run blocker. Hopefully gets an invite to an all star game somewhere. Has 62 receptions for 823 yards and 4 touchdowns.
continued their red hot December today with a 17-0 win over the Giants. New York had won four of their last five coming in to this one and had averaged 31.4 points per game over that stretch so this wasn’t the sure thing that the records might have suggested it to be http://www.authenticstennesseetitans.com/cheap-brian-orakpo-jersey , but the Titans made it look easy on the road. Here are the winners and losers from Titans 17, Giants 0. WinnersDerrick HenryHenry was the Titans offense in this one, rushing for 170 yards and 2 touchdowns on 33 carries a week after going for 238 yards. His 408 yards over the past two games broke Earl Campbell’s franchise record for most rushing yards in back-to-back games.There really isn’t much left to say about Henry that wasn’t said last week. The guy is running like an absolute beast right now and it was good to see the Titans coaches lean on him in a game where the conditions favored the run game. Henry is just 118 yards away from his first 1,000 yard season and it would be a shocker if he didn’t get there at this point. The Offensive LineEver since Quinton Spain got benched — temporarily — at halftime of the Jets game, the Titans offensive line has been mostly excellent. Over the last two games they’ve allowed just two sacks and have cleared the way for 479 yards on the ground. This is the Titans offensive line that we expected to see all season.Kevin Byard The Titans All-Pro safety stuffed the box score in this game with 5 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 QB hit http://www.authenticstennesseetitans.com/cheap-ben-jones-jersey , 1 sack, 2 passes defensed, and 1 interception. Byard is a monster in the Tennessee secondary and this was one of his best games.Logan RyanLogan Ryan has had a borderline Pro Bowl type year and it continued on Sunday. He picked up his 4th sack on the season and turned in some excellent work in coverage as well. Hopefully the injury that forced him out of the game isn’t serious. The Titans will need him against the Redskins and Colts the next two weeks.Rashaan Evans & Jayon BrownThe matchup of Saquon Barkley against the young Titans linebackers was a landslide in favor of the defenders in this one. Evans and Brown both were effective in limiting the Giants standout rookie to the worst performance of his career. He finished with just 31 yards on 14 carries on the ground and 25 yards on 4 receptions through the air. Dean PeesThe Titans defense pitched their first shutout since 2000 and Pees continues to be a master of disguise in the blitz game. Tennessee limited Eli Manning to under 48% completion percentage and just 5.2 yards per attempt. They also added 3 sacks, 2 turnovers, and an 18.8% 3rd down conversion rate. It was a thoroughly dominant performance from the defense and they’ve now allowed just one offensive touchdown over the past three games. The shutout moves the defense just one point behind the Ravens for the stingiest scoring defense in the NFL.LosersI don’t know that anyone truly belongs here after this game. It wasn’t a perfect performance by any means, but a 17-0 road win over a team that had been playing good football is a really solid performance all around. The Titans passing game didn’t do a ton in this one, but it wasn’t asked to either. Ryan Succop missed a field goal attempt and I didn’t love Mike Vrabel’s decision to punt on 4th and 5 at the Giants 35 just before the half Navy Jayon Brown Jersey , but I think both of those can largely be explained by the weather. The Titans will now return home for the remainder of the regular season with two must-win games on tap. Titans Senior Writer/Editor Jim Wyatt posted a story outlining RB Derrick Henry’s disgust of his play through three games this season.Henry has 46 carries through three weeks for a total of 139 yards. If you factor in the 60+ yard scamper that wasn’t, he’d have a little over 200 yards. This would’ve boosted his average yards per carry from three to four and some change. Splitting carries isn’t bothering Henry. For him, it’s the belief that he is not making the most out of the carries he is given. Having Jack Conklin manning the right side of the offensive line surely will help boost Henry’s productivity. Trusting the Hole Henry’s hesitancy or lack of patience in understanding the hole will be there keeps him from running with a full head of steam once the ball is stuffed in his gut. OC Matt LaFleur praised Henry’s vision and it’s apparent the Titans want to give Henry more opportunity to do damage. In week one, Henry carried the ball 10 times. Over the past two weeks, he’s carried the ball 18 times twice. Between 18-25 carries per game is what the workload on a good day should look like for Henry as he is a volume runner.What he was used to in college was fields of wide open spaces. In the NFL, the holes will not be as glaring and it will be up to him to hit the crease hard to help it open up. The hesitancy above affects Henry’s ability to process the play because he leans on his instincts to bounce the run outside instead of waiting for the hole to develop. Once Henry can overcome that hesitancy, he will be even more dangerous.A misconception of Henry is thinking he is a bruising back. He’s not. His physical stature suggests one think Youth Austin Johnson Jersey , but his instincts as a runner are completely opposite. Henry’s style back in college wasn’t built on his ability to plow through people - it was built on his ability move that fast at the second level with that physical size.Dion Lewis, who is obviously not Henry’s size, is more of a between the tackles grinder. What helps Lewis is his trust that the hole will develop - something he can help Henry learn. Lewis’s size contributes to him getting lost behind the line, which make it easier for him to creep up on the openings in the offensive line. Henry doesn’t have the same luxury. He can’t hide behind the line and usually defenders meet him in the backfield, thus preventing any steam from building up.Adding ViolenceA mad Henry should mean a violent Henry. Violence is good.If Henry attacks even the smallest crease with an intense level of violence, great things could happen. Henry evolving into a force running between the tackles will put him one step closer to being a complete running back, which bodes well for the Titans.In Wyatt’s piece Navy Josh Kline Jersey , Henry says he“let three go away”. Although his individual stats aren’t where he’d like them to be, Henry should still realize he has contributed to the offense in the past few weeks. I’ve mentioned in previous pieces that Henry has been a shoestring tackle away from breaking the big one - multiple times. If he approaches the home game against the Eagles with the mentality he spoke about having, it would come at just the right time. There has been somewhat of a difference in the speed of which Henry hits the hole from the Wildcat compared to other formations. A lot could be due to his Wildcat options being cut and dry. He needs to explode through the hole the same way no matter what the formation.With the offensive line seeming whole again, Henry could be primed for a big day on the ground. If Lewis is on his game, the “Derrick and Dion” show could be fun to watch run wild behind an offensive line nearing full strength.