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ST. PAUL http://www.floridapanthersteamshops.com/au...h-yandle-jersey , Minn. (AP) with four games in six nights, the Minnesota Wild twice faced a two-goal deficit in the first to the dangerous Tampa Bay Lightning.Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau has learned a very important lesson about his team in the early part of this season, though. The Wild know they can come back from slow starts.Mikael Granlund scored 3:43 into overtime and Minnesota beat Tampa Bay 5-4 on Saturday night.Charlie Coyle, Marcus Foligno, Zach Parise and Jason Zucker all scored in regulation as the Wild rallied again in the third period. Minnesota has allowed the first goal in six straight games but is 4-1-1 in those contests.Id much prefer to start out 2-0 and then increase it, but its also a really good thing when a team starts to believe it can come back, Boudreau said. Ive been fortunate enough to be with some teams that in the third period when they were down, they said, OK, we know we can score goals. And they do.Its not what you want to have to rely on all the time but its nice to know that you never give up and you never think youre out of it.Alex Stalock made 27 saves for the Wild, who outshot the Lightning 11-4 in the third period.Yanni Gourde and J.T. Miller each had a goal and assist for Tampa Bay Womens Authentic Nick Bjugstad Jersey , which lost in its first road game of the season.Ryan Callahan scored his first of the season for the Lightning and Anton Stralman pushed the game into overtime with his first goal of the season with 4:58 left in the third after Minnesota took its first lead of the game.Youre playing well, youre feeling good, we were pressing, pressing, pressing, Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. We scored and then we probably got a little bit comfortable. Its funny, when we went behind, the desperation kicked in and showed a lot about our resiliency just to get a point out of the game.Andrei Vasilekskiy made 29 saves for the Lightning, who had their three-game winning streak snapped as they played on the road after a season-opening, five-game homestand.Tampa Bay got a quick start with goals from Callahan and Gourde within the first 10:50. Callahan was playing in his just his second game after recovering from an upper-body injury.Coyles goal brought Minnesota within one, but Miller scored before the end of the first to re-establish the two-goal advantage. The Lightning outshot the Wild 16-9 in the first.This one stings Roberto Luongo Jersey , Tampa Bay defenseman Ryan McDonagh said. We had it going on all cylinders there in the first period and felt good about ourselves. We cant let our foot off the gas pedal there against any team in this league, especially on the road. So, lesson learned.Foligno scored his first of the season for the only tally of the second period and Parise tied the game 10:45 into the third.Zucker gave the Wild the lead as they pressured Vasilevskiy. But Stralman, on just the teams third shot of the period, pushed Minnesota into overtime for the third time in five home games.I think were saving it in the first, as of right now, Wild forward Jason Zucker said. We need to try and fix that. As long as were getting the wins right now, I think were going to be happy with it.NOTES: Wild C Matt Hendricks missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. Vasilevskiy had not allowed more than two goals in a game this season. Stalock started for the second time this season in place of Devan Dubnyk, who made 33 saves in a win at Dallas the previous night. Tampa Bay hasnt won in Minnesota since April 2, 2011, losing seven games in a row. The Wild were 0 for 2 on the power play. The Lightning have started the season 25 of 25 on the penalty kill. Tampa Bay started a season-high http://www.floridapanthersteamshops.com/au...trocheck-jersey , five-game road trip.UP NEXTLightning: Finish a back-to-back set at Chicago on Sunday.Wild: Host Los Angeles on Thursday. COLUMBUS, Ohio The Toronto Maple Leafs carry a four-game winning streak into Nationwide Arena on Friday night to face a team thats even hotter.The Columbus Blue Jackets (22-12-3) returned from the Christmas break on Thursday night with their fifth consecutive victory, a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Pierre-Luc Dubois goal 31 seconds into overtime.The Maple Leafs (25-10-2) will be the more rested team, playing their first game since the layoff, but coach Mike Babcock said afterpractice on Thursday in Toronto that he doesnt think thats necessarily an advantage.Article continues below ...It concerns me a little bit that Columbus is playing just from the fact that if you watched this practice you know were a little bit rusty to say the least, Babcock said. But well be better tomorrow and get ready for them.Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly liked being able to have a practice before a game.I think we should all be fresh and ready to go, he said Weve got some big games coming up here. It works to our advantage to have a practice today and play tomorrow.The Maple Leafs kept their winning streak intact on Sunday with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings. John Tavares scored the tying goal in the final seconds of the third period and Kasperi Kapanen the winner in overtime.Tavares leads the Maple Leafs with 24 goals in his first season with the club and Mitchell Marner has a team-best 38 assists and 50 points.Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews was named this week in fan voting as the captain of the Atlantic Division team for the NHL All-Star game next month.To be selected is a huge honor and to be the captain of a division is pretty special, Matthews said. The 21-year-old Matthews has accumulated 19 goals and 34 points in 23 games this season.Its exciting for our franchise, Babcock said. Obviously, hes a good player and its a real compliment for him from the fans.The Maple Leafs are running into one of the hottest goaltenders in the league. Columbus Sergei Bobrovsky was honored as the NHLs First Star of the Week. Bobrovsky was given the first night of the Blue Jackets back-to-back off on Thursday after posting a 5-0-1 record with two shutouts in six straight starts. He made 34 and 39 saves in his last two games. Hes playing at the top of his game, really Adrian Kempe Jersey , with a lot of confidence and he gives us a lot of confidence and keeps us calm on the bench, Blue Jackets winger Cam Atkinson said. We expect him to make those saves, and its amazing what he does for morale and then our team on the ice and the bench. He picks us up when we need him. Although the Blue Jackets keep winning, coach John Tortorella was not particularly impressed with the how the team played last weekend at Philadelphia and New Jersey in victories.I thought we sucked in both games, he said. Its time to get back to work. Its simple. You had your break. Christmas is over. Its a National Hockey League season. I hope we play better after the break.Besides Bobrovsky, Atkinson has provided a significantcontribution for the Blue Jackets with four goals in the last four games and 23 for the season.Hes one of the top players in this league, Tortorella said. I think we feels that.Against the Rangers, the Blue Jackets let an early lead slip away before defenseman Zach Werenski scored the tying goal with 2:20 left in the third period and then Dubois ended it. Youve got to find a way to get points and thats what weve been doing, Werenski said. Its crunch time now. These are huge points. Ever ...
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WASHINGTON (AP) Vancouver Canucks defenseman

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Alexander Edler avoided long-term injury from hitting his head on the ice but will be out at least a week with a concussion.Coach Travis Green said Tuesday that X-rays revealed no facial fractures. Edler was released from the hospital and headed back to Vancouver.Edler will miss at least three games Joel Eriksson Ek Jersey , but the Canucks are glad it wasnt worse.Obviously a scary incident, Green said. Medical staff I thought did a great job getting out there as quick as they did, and were thankful that hes going to be all right.Edlers skate got caught in the stick of Flyers winger Jakub Voracek in the first period Monday night, causing him to lose his balance and slam into the ice. Edler lay motionless on the ice before being wheeled off on a stretcher.The 32-year-old Swede leads the Canucks in ice time and has 20 points in 38 games this season.You dont want to lose your top guys, Green said before facing the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals. Hes a big part of our team. Its what it is. Teams face injuries a lot. Hes one of our best players on our team. Hes a good player.Rookie goaltender Thatcher Demko was injured in warmups Monday Authentic Marcus Johansson Jersey , forcing Jacob Markstrom to make back-to-back starts. Green said Demko was returning to Vancouver to have an MRI on one of his knees.The Canucks recalled defenseman Guillaume Brisebois and junior goalie Mike DiPietro before facing the Capitals. Green figures DiPietro will be with the team through its game at Chicago on Thursday. ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis coach Mike Yeo turned to desperate measures to try and snap his team out of its roughest stretch of the season.Yeo decided that the fourth line would start the game Wednesday against the Detroit Red Wings.He told the players about his unorthodox choice minutes before they took the ice.It got a chuckle out of the guys, said Scottie Upshall, a member of the trio.The bold move paid dividends as Upshall scored a second-period goal and Carter Hutton made 35 saves to help the Blues snap a seven-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory.St. Louis won for the first time since beating Winnipeg 5-2 on Feb. 9.Alex Pietrangelo also scored for the Blues, who were coming off an 8-3 loss at Minnesota on Tuesday night.This is just what we needed, Hutton said.Upshall banded with Kyle Brodziak and Chris Thorburn to add some early-game energy.Those guys are workers Michael Hutchinson Jersey Womens , Yeo said. We needed guys to step up and I believe those guys were ready.Explained Brodziak, He wanted us to get out there and set the tone.Upshall scored for the first time since Dec. 30, beating Jimmy Howard off Colton Paraykos rebound at 1:12 of the second period.Pietrangelo scored on a blast from the faceoff circle with 5:23 left in the third period.This was a good character win, Pietrangelo said. After last night a lot guys put a lot of effort in.Brodziak agreed, I thought last night could have been pretty deflating. But we came back. Everybody refocused. This was big.The Blues were outscored 29-10 during the seven-game skid http://www.officialdevils.com/authentic-ad...les-wood-jersey , their longest since they dropped seven in a row from Dec. 26, 2009, to Jan. 7, 2010.Detroit fired 13 shots at Hutton in the third period.I thought we matched their intensity, Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg said. The game was a little back and forth. It would have been nice to get the first goal Nico Hischier Jersey , but they got that one. And we still hung in there.Detroit coach Jeff Blashill was pleased with the effort, but not the result.I thought our guys played hard and competed hard, Blashill said. Weve got to just keep grinding.FREE FALLINGOn Dec. 10, the Blues were 21-8-2 and tied with Tampa Bay for the most points in the NHL at 44.NOTES: Howard made 23 saves. St. Louis C Patrik Berglund was a healthy scratch for the first time since March 12, 2015. Pietrangelo played in 600th career game Dan Hamhuis Jersey Womens , all with St. Louis. Zetterberg has 68 points in 68 career games against St. Louis.UP NEXTRed Wings: At Winnipeg on Friday night.Blues: At Dallas on Saturday night.
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Mike Tiricos advice to young announcers

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has been to take chances and get out of their comfort zone. He will be practicing what he preaches in a couple of weeks.The NBC Sports Group announced Thursday that Tirico will call his first NHL game on Feb. 20 when Detroit hosts Chicago during Wednesday Night Hockey on NBCSN. Tirico has been a part of the networks NHL coverage during the past year. He hosted two games of last years Stanley Cup Final as well as this years NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame and the All-Star Game in San Jose.It is a great adrenaline rush to be able to do something different Adidas Carter Rowney Jersey , Tirico said. Ive been a hockey fan for years growing up in New York and now living in Ann Arbor (Michigan). The league is constantly changing and getting better.A big reason Tirico left ESPN for NBC in July 2016 was to be a part of events he hadnt been able to do in the past, such as the NHL and the Olympics. When ESPN had the NHL, Tirico was one of the networks main voices on college basketball and the NBA.Tirico said he has received some pointers from fellow announcers Mike Doc Emrick and Kenny Albert as well as Red Wings voices Ken Kal and Ken Daniels.The thing I have come to appreciate over the years is how well all the announcers are throughout the league, Tirico said. Im not going to go in and do the job that Mike or Kenny does. Doc is so unique that anyone who tries to copy his style is a fool.Tirico will be paired with analyst Eddie Olczyk, who has worked with Tirico during the Triple Crown and Breeders Cup. Brian Boucher will be between the benches. Emrick, who gets to enjoy a night off during a long season, said in a statement that he is looking forward to hearing Tiricos call.There is not much pre-game advice you can give a person as talented as Mike, Emrick added. His passion for sports and his delivery of the action on the playing field are world-class.Tirico is part of a growing roster of black and female voices around the NHLs top broadcasting packages. Kendall Coyne Schofield was recently hired as an analyst by NBC Adidas Jaycob Megna Jersey , where she joined former Team USA teammate AJ Mleczko. Former players Anson Carter (NBC) and Kevin Weekes (NHL Network) are analysts.In Canada, David Amber and former Team Canada standout Cassie Campbell-Pascall are on CBCs Hockey Night in Canada. NEW YORK (AP) After rallying from two goals down early in the second period to take the lead in the third, the New York Islanders didnt get discouraged when Colorado tied the score late. They kept their focus and beat the struggling Avalanche in overtime.Ryan Pulock scored his second goal of the game 2:23 into the extra period to lift New York to a 4-3 victory Saturday.We kind of dug ourselves a hole to start, getting down 2-0, but we stuck with it, Pulock said. Kind of an unfortunate bounce late for them to tie it, but we didnt go into a shell, we kept playing and we found a way to get it done.Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist Adidas Max Jones Jersey , Josh Bailey also scored and Brock Nelson had two assists for the Islanders. Robin Lehner stopped 25 shots as New York, which began the day two points ahead of Washington atop the Metropolitan Division, won for the eighth time in 11 games (8-1-2).On the winner, Pulock fired a one-timer from the left faceoff circle off a pass from Casey Cizikas for his fifth of the season.J.T. Compher had tied it 3-3 with 2:45 remaining when his shot deflected in off the skate of Islanders defenseman Devon Toews.The Islanders took their first lead of the game a little more than three minutes earlier with their third straight goal.Just 5 seconds after Soderberg and New Yorks Mathew Barzal were sent off for roughing, the Avalanches Gabriel Landeskog was whistled for hooking to put the Islanders on a 4-on-3 power play. Pulock beat Varlamov just 23 seconds into the advantage on a slap shot from the left circle with 6:03 remaining for his first goal in 16 games.Its been a while since I scored, maybe at times gripping the stick a little too tight, but I was able to get a couple tonight. I think my last goal was an empty-netter, so before that its been a while since I scored on a goalie Adidas Andrej Sustr Jersey , so its a good feeling.Carl Soderberg had a goal and two assists, and Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which matched a season high with its sixth straight loss (0-4-2). Semyon Varlamov finished with 37 saves in the Avalanches 16th loss in 19 games (3-12-4).Colorados last two losses have both come in overtime, also losing 4-3 at Washington two days earlier.We kind of let this one slip away from us a little bit, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said. Its disappointing to a certain extent that we were unable to get two points out of this one, but we played two really good teams in their buildings and found a way to get points in both of them.Tyson Barrie nearly won it for Colorado 15 seconds into overtime, but his shot went off the crossbar.Bailey tied it 2-2 at 8:03 of the third, putting in the rebound of his own shot after Varlamov stopped the initial attempt. It was Baileys 12th of the season and first since Jan. 18 against Washington.Johnson pushed the Avalanches lead to 2-0 at 2:36 of the second. With the teams skating 4-on-4 after a pair of penalties Adidas Alex Galchenyuk Jersey , he got a pass from Soderberg, skated into the offensive zone and cut to the right before firing it into the top left corner for his fifth.When youre winning, you find extra jump, Islanders captain Anders Lee said. The adversity down two goals it doesnt bother us.Eberle finally got the Islanders on the board with 1:47 left in the middle period. Varlamov stopped Lees shot from between the circles but was unaware the puck trickled behind him, and Eberle skated in from the left side and knocked it in for his 13th.Soderberg got Colorado on the scoreboard with 9:41 left in the opening period when he knocked in the rebound of Johnsons shot that bounced off the end boards right in front for his 18th.NOTES: Colorado also went 0-4-2 from Dec. 21 to Jan. 2. Soderberg has eight goals and four assists in 15 games since Dec. 31. Johnson has two goals and two assists in his last three games. The Islanders swept the season series after winning the first meeting, 4-1 on Dec. 17 at Denver. Pulock now has six points in his last four games. Nelson has points in four straight games, totaling four assists and five points in the stretch. Lehner is 12-2-1 in his last 15 games.UP NEXTAvalanche: At Boston on Sunday to finish a three-game trip.Islanders: Host Minnesota on Sunday to wrap a three-game homestand.
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The Ottawa Senators and pending unrestricted

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free agent forward Matt Duchene have made progress in contract talks according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.Duchene Womens Justin Faulk Jersey , 27, is in the final season of a five-year, $30 million contract he signed with the Colorado Avalanche. McKenzie believes an extension would be for eight years (the maximum term under the current CBA), worth around $8-9 million a season annually.Retaining Duchene should be a no-brainer for Senators GM Pierre Dorion. He's up to 10 goals and 27 points in 21 games, and is coming off a solid 59-point 2017-18 season - split with the Avalanche and Sens.advertisingOttawa surrendered a major package to get Duchene from the Avalanche last year. In a three-team trade, the Senators dealt star forward Kyle Turris to the Nashville Predators. Colorado receives prospect Shane Bowers, goalie Andrew Hammond and a 2018 or 2019 first-round pick from Ottawa.Of course Justin Williams Jersey , the Senators made the bold decision to retain the No. 4 pick in 2018 (they selected Brady Tkachuk), and thus give the Avalanche their 2019 first-rounder. The Sens risk losing prized prospect Jack Hughes - if that selection winds up being first overall.advertising Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY SportsThat alone gives the front office even more incentive to try and retain Duchene long-term, given how much they sacrificed to land him. He's fit nicely in the nation's capital and has done a fine job working with younger players like Tkachuk, Colin White, Thomas Chabot and Chris Tierney.What This MeansAfter trading captain Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks, the Senators became the consensus pick to finish dead-last in the NHL this season, and thus give Colorado tremendous odds of winning the draft lottery.But the Sens have played .500 hockey and are getting great production from Duchene Custom Florida Panthers Jerseys , Mark Stone and the other young forwards. As such, it makes perfect sense to extend Duchene and keep him around as they slowly start to reform as a contender.advertising CHICAGO As accustomed as the Chicago Blackhawks are to winning, dealing with losing certainly hasnt been easy.But as the Blackhawks prepare to face the Florida Panthers on Sunday at the United Center, veterans like Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are seeing confidence begin to build as the players continue to adjust to the style of coach Jeremy Colliton.As Chicago also deals with starting goalie Corey Crawford being out of the lineup again while he remains on injured reserve (concussion protocol), the Blackhawks are seeing signs of improvement. Article continues below ...Case in point? A 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday when the Blackhawks improved to 4-1-1 in their last six games. Were turning the tide where we can expect the same effort, we can expect the same system and we know what all five guys are doing on the ice, Toews said http://www.officialhurricanes.com/authenti...nd_amour-jersey , according to the Chicago Tribune. Just less thinking and more doing, more playing and letting things be natural out there.In Fridays victory, goalie Collin Delia made 35 saves in his season debut and only his third NHL career start. Delia was recalled from the Blackhawks American Hockey League affiliate when Crawford was placed on injured reserve. Chicagos Artem Anisimov snapped a 1-1 tie less than two minutes into the third period and then Delia preserved the victory the Blackhawks third straight which should provide some momentum heading into Sundays game against the Panthers. But the recent success hasnt made losing any easier, especially after the Blackhawks struggles cost Joel Quenneville his job on Nov. 6.Its something Im definitely trying to manage better, Toews said, according to the Tribune. Its a long season if youre carrying the weight of each loss with you into the next one.Its just reminding yourself what went wrong in the last game and carrying the motivation to be better in the next one and learn from your mistakes but also let it not wear down your confidence.The Panthers, meanwhile Scott Darling Jersey , will be playing Sundays game as the back end of a back-to-back. Florida edged the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Saturday to capture its third win in its past four games.The Panthers held on for the victory after first-period goals by Mike Hoffman and Evgenii Dadonov. On Sunday, Florida will wrap up a four-game road trip in which the Panthers have endured two losses by more than four goals. The Panthers were able to get back on track with Saturdays victory but wont be able to take the Blackhawks lightly, especially with how well Chicago has played of late.The Panthers realize they have enough to concern themselves with on their own.We are going to lose games against good teams on the road, Panthers coach Bob Boughner said Friday, according to The Athletic. Thats just going to happen. Its how you win and how you lose.Now, with a victory under the Panthers belt, they will attempt to keep moving in the right direction.It was good to come back and give this effort Youth Sebastian Aho Jersey , forward Jonathan Huberdeau said Saturday in a postgame interview with Fox Sports Florida. But its back-to-back and we have to be ready for (Sunday). Its just before Christmas and its going to be much better if we win (Sunday) and get some rest and come back for the second half.
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Reeling and banged up,

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ST. PAUL Authentic Bradley Chubb Jersey , Minn. (AP) the Minnesota Wild were eager to get back on home ice. They took out their recent frustrations on the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.Matt Dumba continued his high-scoring start with two goals, Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves and the Wild rebounded from a disappointing road trip in a 7-1 victory.I think thats all the boys had on their mind, was kind of redeeming ourselves, Dumba said.The Wild scored four times in the second period to recover from a lousy swing through Western Canada, when Minnesota dropped two of three and lost captain Mikko Koivu to injury.Nino Niederreiter, Charlie Coyle, Eric Staal, Jared Spurgeon and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota (16-12-2) http://www.denverbroncosteamonline.com/bradley-chubb-jersey , which went 4 for 4 on the power play.Jeff Petry scored for Montreal (15-11-5), which ended a three-game winning streak.Give them all the credit, Montreals Brendan Gallagher said. They outplayed us in every facet. But, did they see our best effort? No. Its not the way that we need to playAfter taking a 1-0 lead on Niederreiters first-period goal, the Wild exploded in the second period. Dumba started the outburst when he cashed in on the first penalty of the game. He ripped a shot off a cross-ice feed from Mikael Granlund for a 2-0 lead on the power play.Everyone came to play tonight, Dumba said. We just need more of that. When everyone shows up, were a really good team.Coyle made it 3-0 with a short-handed goal at 12:33. He ripped a back-handed shot past Antti Niemi.Staal followed up his own rebound at 14:58 to make it 4-0, and with 1.7 seconds left in the period, Spurgeon added a second power-play goal with a one-timer.The Wild havent had a lot of stress-free moments recently. They came into Tuesdays game having lost five of six and eight of 12. The four-goal second period alleviated any nerves.A win where the coach isnt going nuts behind the bench Womens Bradley Chubb Jersey , a really good game from the goalie and some guys that hadnt been able to score recently got a chance to get some numbers, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. Thats always a good thing.Dumba added another power-play goal early in the third. He leads NHL defensemen with 12 goals and six power-play goals.After Petrys goal briefly stopped the wave of Minnesota pressure, the lead quickly returned to six when, on another power play, Spurgeon found Parise with a blueline-to-blueline pass and Parise buried his 14th goal of the season.For us as a group, it was a really good response, Parise said.Niemi made 17 saves before giving way to Carey Price. Montreal started its three-game road trip with wins over Ottawa and Chicago. The Canadiens had won four of their previous five.We talked about it all day and we had an opportunity to go back home with a perfect record on this road trip and we needed to be ready to play, but thats exactly what happened, Canadiens coach Claude Julien said. We werent ready to play Authentic Phillip Lindsay Jersey , we werent ready to do the things that we needed to do to win and when you dont do that you get exposed like you did (tonight).NOTES: Minnesota was playing its second game without Koivu, who was injured during Thursdays 2-0 loss in Calgary. The Wild also were in danger of losing their third consecutive home game. The last time they lost three or more games in St. Paul was March 23-28, 2017. Staal has 44 points in 47 games against Montreal.UP NEXTCanadiens: Host Carolina on Thursday night.Wild: Host Florida on Thursday night. TAMPA, Fla. The explosive Tampa Bay Lighting offense hosts a New York Rangers team on Monday that struggles to keep the puck out of the net while away from home.Coming off a 7-1 dismantling of the Colorado Avalanche for a sixth consecutive victory, the Lightning lead the league with 122 goals scored, 13 more than anybody else. Tampa Bay has scored five or more goals in a game 12 times through 31 games.The Lightning have seven players with at least 20 points, five players who have reached double-digits in goals and 10 players with six or more goals. And if Tampa Bay didnt have enough offensive depth, Ondrej Palat is back from a lengthy injury and back on the scoresheet.Article continues below ...Palat missed a month with a foot injury and after five games to get back into game shape, is starting to fit back in with the top line. Palat picked up a pair of goals in the victory against Colorado http://www.denverbroncosteamonline.com/phi...-lindsay-jersey , his first two of the season.It feels good. Its nice to get those first ones, Palat said.In his first five seasons, Palat has never failed to reach 16 goals in a full season (he scored 11 last season when he was limited to 56 games).Its tough to come back from an injury, especially one like that, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said of Palat. Hes had some bad breaks over the years, but at the end of the day when you look at that stats at the end of the year, he finds a way to get it done. Hes really worked extremely hard. Hopefully this will propel him and keep him going.The Rangers enter the game allowing the 4.14 goals per game on the road, third most in the league. New York has allowed for our more goals in nine of 14 road games on the season, including in Saturdays shootout victory at Florida.Rangers head coach David Quinn is looking for more consistency from his team.We did a lot of good things. We did things we were hoping to accomplish throughout the week in practice Womens Phillip Lindsay Jersey , Quinn told NHL.com following Saturdays game. We built on it, and we didnt sustain it. Our goal is to build off that first period.While New York has been boosted by the return of former Lightning first-round pick Vladislav Namestnikov after a three-game absence he had one of the Rangers four goals on Saturday the addition of Ryan Strome a former No. 5 overall pick of the New York Islanders figures to provide more depth for a New York team that continues to hover around the playoff picture.Strome has two goals and five points in 10 games since being acquired from the Edmonton Oilers.I think the thing is just dont get complacent, Strome told the New York Post. I think in my career, Ive had some good moments, Ive had some down moments. I think Ive learned to stay even-keeled now. So Im trying to take this in. At the end of the day, we have to win some more hockey games here and theres always more you can do to help out.
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Forward Victor Olofsson had never

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BUFFALO Jake Muzzin Jersey , N.Y. (AP) heard of Rasmus Dahlin until encountering the then-16-year-old defenseman during their first practice together with Frolunda in Sweden two years ago.He got the puck on the blue line and I was going toward him, and he just put it between my legs and went in and scored, Olofsson when the two were reunited at the Buffalo Sabres prospect development camp.I thought it was a fluke at first, he said. But when he did it again and again, its not just a fluke.What Olofsson first witnessed was put on display during the four-day camp and in front of crowds of 2,000 fans, who turned out daily to catch their first glimpse of the No. 1 player selected in the NHL draft June 22.Dahlin performed as advertised with his effortless skating ability, and head-up, stick-handling style that made it seem as if the 18-year-old had the puck on a string.Seemingly trapped behind the net during a 3-on-3 scrimmage Saturday, Dahlin shifted right and then moved left to get around one defender, before making a nifty deke to avoid another. There was the goal he scored Wednesday, when Dahlin drove into the slot, leaned to his right before snapping a shot inside the left post.The play capturing everyones attention was a clean, open-ice check the lean, 6-foot-2, 185-pound Dahlin delivered in bowling over forward Matej Pekar on Friday.Oh, yeah, it just happens sometimes, Dahlin said with a shrug.Not lost on numerous observers, was how the hit might have been payback, coming a day after Pekar caught Dahlin with a high stick.I think it probably validates what we know how competitive a kid he is. He certainly doesnt have a short-term memory, assistant general manager Steve Greeley said. But thats one of the attributes we loved about him.Pekar never saw Dahlin coming.Ive never seen him hit somebody like that, Pekar said. I thought it was somebody else. But I was surprised, yeah.An hour later Jeff Carter Jersey , the two laughed about what happened over lunch.Coach Phil Housley was cautious in saying he didnt want to place too much emphasis on one play or player during a development camp.And yet, the Hall of Fame defenseman noted the promise Dahlin brings to a franchise that has finished last in three of the past five years and is in the midst of a team-worst seven-year playoff drought.To get the player we got, its really important for our city and western New York. It gives a little hope that we get a first overall pick, Housley said. It was a big moment for our franchise.Dahlin was wowed by the fan turnout, saying he never had anyone cheer when he previously scored during practice. He also noted how many fans were already wearing his No. 26 Sabres jersey, which was priced at more than $200 since going on sale Monday.Im super impressed that they even know who I am, Dahlin said. I know they love hockey. And I will try to win hockey games so we can give back to them.Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula was struck by the poise Dahlin shows for his age.She recalled a conversation she had with her husband, Terry Pegula, before the Sabres first met with Dahlin at the NHL combine in Buffalo in late May.I said to Terry, no one says anything bad about him. And Im like, `Theres got to be something. Hes got to have a weakness, Pegula told The Associated Press.But everyone from his coaches to players who have played with him, all of them rave about him, she added.You can definitely see as a young man playing in the Swedish mens league how that experience has really matured him, Pegula said. You can see the benefits of that as hes handled the press, as hes handled the combine, the world juniors and the draft. So hes been exceptional in all those areas.Dahlin has spent the past two years playing in Swedens Elite League , where he had eight goals and 15 assists in 67 games. In February, he represented Sweden at the South Korean Winter Games, where he had an assist in two games.Next step is the NHL, where he is all but assured of a spot on Buffalos roster in October. Dahlin is taking nothing for granted by shrugging off the accolades directed his way.Of course its fun to hear, Dahlin said. But you have to put in the work, too. EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) After missing the playoffs for the second straight year http://www.officialkings.com/authentic-adi...an-quick-jersey , and eighth time in the last 11, the New York Islanders head into the offseason with much work to be done.The most important task is signing captain John Tavares, who is set to be a free agent this summer.Tavares has said all along he hopes to be back with the only franchise hes played for, but doesnt know what will happen. However, with the season having ended less than 48 hours ago, he needs to take a breather first.Take some time to not even think about hockey for a few days, Tavares said Monday. And then prepare for the offseason and training, and obviously the contract will come up here as well.Tavares, 27, just wrapped up the final year of a six-year, $33 million contract, and would be the top free agent available July 1. The face of the Islanders since they selected him No. 1 overall in the 2009 draft, Tavares had 37 goals and 47 assists this season, finishing a goal and an assist shy of the career highs he set in 2014-15.This is where I hope to be and Ive stated that, he said. Just have to take some time and figure out what I want to do.Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky and general manager Garth Snow have both repeatedly said they want Tavares to return, and Snow reiterated that Monday.We want to be in a situation where he has the Stanley Cup in his hand, wearing an Islanders jersey, and we want him to retire as an Islander, Snow said.Ledecky read a statement in which he declined to address the futures of any player, or the statuses of Snow and coach Doug Weight, saying the team was committed to long-term success, and defined that as competing every year for the Stanley Cup and eventually winning a fifth ring.He added: For the past season, as owners we have failed. We sincerely apologize to our fans. We want to express that our ownership group is totally committed to winning and providing the resources to do just that.The Islanders finished 35-37-10 despite getting off to a strong start in which they won 15 of their first 24 games.However, injuries to defensemen Calvin de Haan and Johnny Boychuk started them on a tailspin in which they lost 30 of their final 45 games (15-24-6).There were some bright spots Nate Thompson Jersey , led by Mathew Barzals 22 goals and 63 assists that make him the leading candidate for the Calder Trophy as the leagues top rookie. Also, Anders Lee had the franchises first 40-goal season since Jason Blake in 2006-07, and Josh Bailey had career bests of 18 goals and 53 assists.Some other things to know as the Islanders head into the offseason:IMPROVING THE DEFENSEFinding a way to improve the defense needs to be the second priority this summer after retaining Tavares. The Islanders finished eighth in the league in scoring with 261 goals, but gave up a league-worst 293. They were also last in shots allowed and penalty-killing,Nick Leddy had an unseemly minus-42 rating, the leagues worst since Pittsburghs Rico Fata (minus-46) in 2003-04. Calvin de Haan was lost for the season in December and is also set to be free agent. On the bright side, Ryan Pulock and Adam Pelech, both 23, established themselves as solid young defensemen.THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHTBarzal and Anthony Beauvillier, both 20, formed a solid second line with Jordan Eberle, 27, combining for 180 points to complement the top line of Lee-Tavares-Bailey (217).Eb ...
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The Minnesota Wild returned

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ST. PAUL Matt Ioannidis Jersey Elite , Minn. (AP)home from Winnipeg and regrouped to roar back in their first-round playoff series.The Jets were a late arrival for Game 3 in more ways than one.Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise had power-play goals in the first period for the spark that was missing on the road, and the Wild scored four times in the second to beat the Jets 6-2 on Sunday night.Were here to play, goalie Devan Dubnyk said, and were fully capable of pushing hard.The Wild will try to tie the best-of-seven series 2-2 when they host Game 4 on Tuesday night.They have been physical so weve got to push back, said Jordan Greenway, who scored his first NHL goal just 20 seconds after Eric Staal sent a wrist shot past a struggling Connor Hellebuyck. Fighting pucks all night, Hellebuyck was pulled for Steve Mason at the second intermission.Matt Dumba and Marcus Foligno bookended the furious middle frame with goals for the Wild, who won a postseason home game for only the second time in their last nine contests. Mikko Koivu and Nick Seeler each had two assists and Dubnyk made 29 saves, keeping the crowd loud all night.Blake Wheeler and Tyler Myers scored for the Jets.Were in a series here, said Hellebuyck, who made 16 saves. Were going to lose one once in a while. Its how we respond to the next one.After overtaking the Wild with two third-period goals to win 3-2 in Game 1 and dominating the action in Game 2 on the way to a 4-1 victory, the Jets hit some minor turbulence. The blizzard that blanketed the Twin Cities forced their charter flight to land in Duluth on Saturday afternoon and return to Winnipeg for the night. The Jets skipped the customary morning skate and arrived Sunday about eight hours before faceoff.Whether or not the Jets were actually affected by the weather hardly mattered, given the way the Wild greeted them after the lackluster performance in Game 2.I dont know if it made us worse http://www.washingtonredskinsteamonline.co...oannidis-jersey , but I can say for a fact that it certainly didnt make us better, Jets coach Paul Maurice said.The only shot the Jets sent on target over the first 11-plus minutes was the one by Wheeler that went in, a wide-angle attempt on the power play and a softie if there ever was one in keeping with Dubnyks uncanny tendency to let fluke goals get by him while making many more high-degree-of-difficulty stops. Dubnyk also gave up a goal on the first shot in a couple of games late in the regular season.And then he shut the door. So I wasnt worried, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. I thought, `OK. This is going to work.The Wild snapped right back. Koivu took the initial shot that set up both goals in the first period, with Granlund waiting for the rebound on the first one . Parise freed himself from a tie-up in traffic with Jacob Trouba to move in position for the redirect of the second one .Myers brought the decibel level down with his slap shot that cut the lead to 3-2 , but the Wild killed consecutive penalties with only about a minute between power plays soon after that to retake momentum. Then came the goals by Greenway and Staal, and the rout was on.When when that second period started, we werent able to get faster, Wheeler said. And thats when the game changed. They stuck with it, and we just werent able to get to our speed we needed.The second period went from bad to worse for the Jets, when Myers was checked by Foligno and caught his skate at the bottom of the boards. He needed help off the ice and into the locker room and did not return. Maurice had no update on the defensemans condition, but without elaborating he suggested the injury could have been avoided.Didnt love it Authentic Adrian Peterson Jersey , Maurice said, referring to both the hit and the outcome.There was a lot to like, at least, about the Wilds performance. All four lines produced at least one goal, and the rookie defenseman Seeler had a breakout game in the back with four blocked shots and a breakaway shot that hit the post and barely stayed in front of the line.Thats playoff hockey. You need everybody, Staal said. You dont win unless you have four lines and all your defensive core going.NOTESThe Wild set a franchise postseason record for goals in a home game. Their high was a 7-2 victory at Vancouver in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals on May 5, 2003. After clinching their first-round series with a win in Game 6 at Xcel Energy Center in 2015 over St. Louis, the Wild lost both home games in a sweep by Chicago. Then they went 1-5 on their own ice in the playoffs over the last two years in series losses to Dallas and St. Louis. Jets center Mathieu Perreault missed his second straight game with an upper-body injury. Defenseman Toby Enstrom and center Matt Hendricks have yet to play in the series due to a lower-body injury. Wheeler had the third postseason goal of his career in 28 games. The NHLs best rarely make it to free agency.Teams tend to re-sign their top players, keeping them off the market and on their rosters. That leaves a slew of solid veterans and journeymen available to the highest bidders trying to find a forward to play on a second or third line, a defenseman to be in a second pairing or perhaps a backup goaltender.John Tavares this year is considered a top target, assuming the New York Islanders and their new leaders cant persuade the 27-year-old center to stay with the franchise that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2009. He had 84 points last season, two shy of his career high.Trying to show Tavares how serious they are about winning, the Islanders hired Stanley Cup-winning coach Barry Trotz and Stanley Cup-winning president of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello. New York can sign Tavares to an eight-year contract Adrian Peterson Jersey Elite , too, one year more than any other team in the league can give him. The Islanders can invest $80-plus million to help convince their franchise star to stay.Tavares, though, may want to take his two-way talents elsewhere because he has made it to the playoffs just three times in his nine-year career, advancing only once. If the five-time All-Star chooses to leave, he has plenty of choices. Toronto, Boston, San Jose, Dallas and Tampa Bay are believed to be among his options. Tavares can command a seven-year contract for perhaps more than $70 million from any of the teams trying to lure him away from the Islanders.Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said the Tavares situation is holding back other free agents, not knowing how high he will set the bar for salaries, and delaying trades.I think its holding up the hockey world a certain amount, Hextall said Friday.Some other names to watch ahead of free agency, which begins Sunday:JAMES VAN RIEMSDYKThe Maple Leafs would love to keep him at the right price http://www.washingtonredskinsteamonline.co...peterson-jersey , but they might have to let him go to potentially to have enough money to bring Tavares back home. The 29-year-old winger had a career-high 36 goals last season, his sixth in Toronto and ninth in the league.DAVID PERRONThe 30-year-old winger picked a good time to have a career year, with a career-high 50 assists and 66 points with the Vegas Golden Knights. He added nine point during their postseason run.JAMES NEALThe three-time All-Star had a career-high 11 postseason points during the Vegas run to the Stanley Cup Final. The 30-year-old winger keeps himself in great shape and leads on and off the ice.PAUL STASTNYThe 32-year-old center had a career-high 15 ...
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As Patrik Laine climbed the ranks of youth hockey

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in Finland Matt Hendricks Jersey Womens , he learned about the NHL from video games.I learned probably just about the players, the Winnipeg Jets star said. Nowadays its super realistic, and you can just pretty much see how everybody is playing and how good they are.Its about to get even more real with the NHL following the lead of the NBA, NFL, FIFA and other leagues in establishing a presence in a burgeoning esports market. The 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, launched Friday, is a first step toward a potential version of the season-long NBA 2K League thats set to begin in May or perhaps eMLS on FIFA 18.Youre really both tapping into and expanding the existing fan base of the game, said NBC Sports executive Rob Simmelkjaer, who got his introduction to hockey from playing NHL 94 on Sega Genesis. I think thats something that the NHL can benefit from by putting esports front and center in the way that they market their sport.Players will be able to match up 1-on-1 in EA Sports NHL 18 qualification rounds. That will be followed by regional finals in the United States, Canada and Europe on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and then the June 19 championship at Esports Arena Las Vegas during the NHL Awards with a prize pool of $100,000.The hope is to land new fans and connect with current fans in a different way.This is really at its embryonic stage, NHL executive vice president and chief revenue officer Keith Wachtel said. This is the most basic way for our fans to play. Were also going to explore in the future the opportunity, and were going to test this with some of the guys at the regional tournaments and the final, maybe a two-versus-two or a three-versus-three.WorldGaming and Collegiate StarLeague are already experimenting with gaming at movie theaters in Canada and are in the midst of the Snider Hockey Cup tournament on EA Sports NHL 18 with the finals taking place March 22 in Philadelphia, next to the Flyers arena.After the response we got to this tournament Womens Torey Krug Jersey , we worked closely with the NHL and Electronic Arts for this program, WorldGaming and Collegiate StarLeague CEO Wim Stocks said. Theyre going to be in the marketplace with really cool esports programming in the very near future.Sports-based esports have a long way to go to catch up to fighting games like Dota, League of Legends and Counter-Strike, but National Amusements programming and corporate development executive Kevin Mitchell doesnt believe the NHL needs to worry.Console gaming is just now starting to take off, said Mitchell, who also teaches esports at Emerson College in Boston. I think its really just coming up with an ambidextrous strategy on finding ways to integrate with their traditional fan base and finding ways to create cross-over engagement for this new generation that has been primarily consuming content online.Mitchell thinks esports ventures are ways for leagues to make fans of young people who get their sports largely through their smartphones or computers. According to Newzoos 2016 Esports Consumer Insights, 28 percent of hockey fans are 21-35, while 49 percent of esports enthusiasts are in that age bracket.We have a very attractive fan base, Wachtel said. Its young, its very tech-savvy, and millennials these days, which is really the gamer, are consuming sports in a much different way.For a sport grappling with challenges of getting kids interested in hockey in places where ice time and equipment can be expensive and difficult to come by, this is another possible route. Mitchell said about 50 U.S. colleges now offer esports scholarships and expects more development at youth levels as they become more popular.NBC Sports in the U.S., Rogers Sportsnet in Canada and Viasat in Europe will promote the event, airing regional finals and the championship and putting highlights on TV around playoff games.How it goes will help determine the NHLs next steps.We dont really have a statement on what the future holds other than were going to be active in one way Tuukka Rask Jersey , shape or form, said Chris Golier, NHL vice president of business development. Were going to have a lot of involvement and conversation with a lot of the top gamers, as well, make sure that its fun, engaging, the content works and well revise as we see fit going forward.Esports might be a way for the NHL to grow its audience in China, where it is already broadcasting regular-season games and hosting exhibitions ahead of the 2022 Olympics.China is a huge gaming population, Stocks said. What better way to help bring the game of hockey to China than through video gaming? I think the NHL has a great opportunity. NEW YORK (AP) Robin Lehner had quite a debut with the New York Islanders in his first regular-season game in more than six months.Lehner stopped 35 shots for his ninth career shutout, leading the Islanders to a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday.It was a really good game, a fun game to play, he said. I was a little bit nervous at the beginning, to be honest. Then we got a couple of easy ones right from the start to kind of get us settled down a little bit.Lehner, who signed with the Islanders in July, played for the first time since last March 29 for Buffalo. He left that game against Detroit because of a panic attack and was subsequently treated for alcohol and drug addiction and also diagnosed with bipolar disorder, ADHD and PTSD.I try to just move forward here Zdeno Chara Jersey , but obviously a little bit special, said Lehner, who was 14-26-9 with three shutouts and a 3.01 goals-against average for the Sabres last season. I felt real good back in the game again, doing what I love, perfectly healthy. Feel better to have it done, and just start a new chapter with a new team in a new city.Anders Lee, Scott Mayfield, Matt Martin and Casey Cizikas scored to help New York get new coach Barry Trotz his first win at home. The Islanders, who opened the season with an overtime win at Carolina last Thursday, then lost their home opener to Nashville two nights later.With New York leading 3-0, Lehner denied Tomas Hertl on the doorstep with 1:40 left to preserve the shutout and get his first win against the Sharks after coming in 0-4 with a 3.33 GAA in four games against them.I thought he was solid, Trotz said of Lehner. I thought our team was solid. Talk about a team win, you had everybody in the right place. You had skill guys score on the power play, You had your penalty-killers and your guys defending with commitment at the end and then you had Robn making good saves.Cizikas added a short-handed empty-netter with 56 seconds left to cap the scoring.Martin Jones finished with 26 saves for San Jose, which has lost two of its first three games.They played a desperate game, Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. They blocked shots. They were heavy. And you have to give their goalie credit. He made big saves at the right time.The Islanders got on the scoreboard late in a second period in which they outshot the Sharks 12-8. San Jose came up empty on two power plays before New York broke through on its man advantage as Lee knocked in the rebound of Josh Baileys shot from the right circle for his second at 14:34. It gave Lee a power-play goal for the second straight game Eric Fehr Jersey Womens , and New York its third in three.San Jose went 0 for 4 on the power play to fall to 0 for 10 on the season. New York has not allowed a power-play goal on its opponents eight chances this season.Our PK, I think we were in trouble quite a bit with too many pena ...
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Ben Scrivens keeps trying to figure out

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what he is doing wrong.And it has nothing to do with playing hockey.Every once in a while in the Kontinental Hockey League Toronto Maple Leafs T-Shirts Authentic , the former NHL goaltender offends someone and has to figure out what Russian superstition or custom he broke. There are plenty.Youre supposed to bring cake to the rink on your birthdays, said Scrivens, a Canadian. If you step on someones shoe, youre supposed to put your foot out and they step back. Its like a tit for tat type of thing. Theyre super superstitious and so they have a lot: you cant whistle in doors, you cant shake hands through a doorway. And obviously you would never just guess these things, so you have to make the mistake.Dozens of North American players returned to the KHL last week after playing in the Olympics, where they learned different cultural lessons in South Korea. For foreigners unaccustomed to Russia and other places in the KHL, life on and off the ice can be a bit of a shock that never quite goes away.Pretty much every day theres something that I shake my head and I cant believe whats going on, said American forward Ryan Stoa, who is in his fourth KHL season after stints with the Colorado Avalanche and Washington Capitals. Theres pretty much something every day that I cant believe that just happened.Thats the KHL, where former NHL defenseman James Wisniewski said, The normals abnormal and the abnormals normal.That explains a lot, like when a sheep was sacrificed on the ice earlier this season before a Barys Astana practice in Kazakhstan, which made a few North American players vomit at the sight of it.Thats probably one of the weirdest things Ive ever heard of, honestly Toronto Maple Leafs Hoodies Authentic , in hockey, Canadian forward Gilbert Brule said. I couldnt believe when I heard that.Sheep sacrifice is up there in the pantheon of the unbelievable in the KHL, though there are countless stories about everyday life in whats considered the second-best hockey league in the world. Wisniewski said saw players giving themselves their own IVs and Wojtek Wolski keeps notes in his phone of the strange stuff he has seen so he doesnt forget to share stories with friends back home.Youve got to be ready for anything, Wolski said. I always say anything is possible and everything seems impossible at the same time and in the same day, in the same hour.Life in the KHL also means some more serious issues. Some players have not gotten paid because teams cant make payroll. Old planes being used for travel came to light again when 44 people were killed in 2011 in the tragic Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crash.Scrivens said he can live with 99 percent of the cultural, personal and professional things that bother North American players and tries to ignore the rest.Former New York Rangers defenseman Matt Gilroys first day in the KHL was also his birthday, and his new teammates all wondered where the cake was. He and Stoa have gotten used to the Russian custom of shaking hands with everyone each day if you didnt sleep under the same roof the night before from players to the bus and Zamboni drivers to rink attendants.So much for keeping germs in check.I think guys get sick quite a bit because of it, Scrivens said. At the Olympics, which saw an outbreak of norovirus, officials recommended players fist-bump instead of shaking hands.Asked if hed been stiffed on pay, Scrivens hedged by saying: I dont have any stories that havent already been publicized. I dont have any worse stories than whats already out there. Some players were not willing to share stories because they either still have KHL contracts or could return to the league in the next few years, but Chris Bourque said, Every story you hear is true.That includes the strenuous two-month training camps.Training camp is one of the hardest things there that Ive probably ever been through in my life, Brule said. Youre basically going for almost two months straight, two-a-days Toronto Maple Leafs Hats Authentic , three-a-days. Youre on the ice twice, youre working out all day, you get a break for lunch and youre back at it all afternoon.For all the horror stories and head-scratching, Stoa pointed out that some guys have positive experiences in the KHL. Playing for Helsinki-based Jokerit or high-powered and wealthy SKA St. Petersburg or CSKA Moscow is a much different experience than living in Togliatti, Magnitogorsk or Chelyabinsk.Gilroy said the language barrier is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome, though teams have interpreters to help. Some practices are run in Russian, but for all the craziness that goes on around them, North American players have one place they feel just fine.When youre on the ice, its kind of all the same game all over the world, Gilroy said. You feel the most comfortable when youre on the ice. Off the ice, youre kind of a fish out of water, but when youre playing the games it was the most comfortable you could be. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The California road swing has traditionally posed problems for the Toronto Maple Leafs. That wasnt the case this season.Morgan Reilly scored with 1:43 remaining in overtime to lift the Maple Leafs over the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Friday night for a three-game sweep through the Golden State.The win allowed Toronto to overtake Nashville and Tampa Bay for the NHLs best record at 14-6-0. The Maple Leafs who beat Los Angeles on Tuesday and San Jose on Thursday have won six of seven and are unbeaten in three overtime games this season.Coming into the trip, Toronto had dropped 10 of 12 in California.Ive had lots of good teams come out here and not be able to do it. One team always seems to get you on the back to back, Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. I think we have some real good veterans Custom Toronto Maple Leafs Jerseys , and we have to be steady on the rudder. We have the chance to be a real good team over time and have to keep on building.Reilly was wide open to the right of goalie John Gibson when he took a pass from Mitch Marner and unleashed a wrist shot for his ninth of the season. It is Marners 20th assist and 26th point, which puts him tied for second in the league in scoring. Reilly is tied for sixth with 25 points.Patrick Marleau scored Torontos other goal. Garret Sparks, who was playing in only his fourth game of the season, stopped a career-high 38 shots.I felt pretty good. I didnt like the goal I let in, but other than that it is all about competing and trying to get in front of the next puck, Sparks said.Pontus Aberg scored for Anaheim and Gibson stopped 33 shots. The Ducks have dropped three of four.Anaheim had a couple of open-goal chances in the third period but was unable to convert.Weve been snakebit to provide offense and tonight was a demonstration of that, Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said. It was probably the most frustrating time all year because of the open nets we missed.Marleau opened the scoring less than seven minutes into the game when he positioned himself in front of the net and redirected Jake Gardiners pass with his left skate. It is the 539th goal of Marleaus career, giving him sole possession of 32nd place on the NHLs career listAberg tied it with less than two minutes remaining in the second period with a 45-foot slap shot for his team-leading sixth. The goal broke a Ducks scoring drought of 124:05, dating back to the second period of Mondays game against Nashville.NOTES: Toronto is 9-0 when scoring first this season. The Maple Leafs are 2-1-0 in the second game of back-to-backs. Marleau has 32 goals against Anaheim, which ranks first among active players. Toronto C Jo ...
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An emotional tribute to Jason

:  laiyongcai92 @ 14.3.2019, 10:48
BUFFALO Braden Holtby Jersey , N.Y. (AP) Pominville inspired the Buffalo Sabres to their biggest home win in a decade.After being honored on the ice in a pregame ceremony for playing his 1,000 NHL game earlier this week, Pominville had two goals and an assist to lead the Sabres in a 9-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.I feel very fortunate to call this home and have the support of the fans that I have, said Pominville, who has played 674 of his 1,001 career games during two stints with the Sabres. From top to bottom, it was a great day.Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula presented Pominville with a silver saber before the game and fans were given commemorative placards that read Welcome to Pominville, Population: 1000. Video tributes from current and former teammates, as well as Pominvilles wife and two young children, were played throughout the game.Kind of fortunate we had a lead and I was able to look up and hear most of them, Pominville said. Just a lot of people that meant a lot to me throughout my career and a lot of great players and a lot of great memories with all of them. Yeah, it was pretty emotional at times.Jeff Skinner also had two goals and and assist for the Sabres Youth Christian Djoos Jersey , who carried over the momentum from a two-goal third period in Thursday nights 4-2 loss at Ottawa to snap a three-game losing streak.Conor Sheary, Casey Mittlestadt, Patrik Berglund and Zemgus Girgensons added a goal and an assist apiece, Kyle Okposo also scored, Jack Eichel had three assists and Linus Ullmark made 27 saves.Buffalo scored nine goals in a game for the first time since a 10-2 win over at Edmonton on Jan. 27, 2009. The last time they scored nine goals at home was a 10-1 win over Atlanta on Jan. 18, 2008.Just the environment, with Pommer, the whole ceremony, I think it capped off a really good night, a special night for him and our team, said Eichel http://www.officialcapitals.com/authentic-...rakovsky-jersey , the Sabres captain.Pominville extended his point streak to seven games, his longest since 2014, when he played for the Minnesota Wild.Max McCormick and Thomas Chabot scored for Ottawa and Mike McKenna stopped 25 shots after replacing Craig Anderson in goal late in the first period.The Senators have lost five of their last six and have allowed 30 goals during that stretch.I think collectively, we werent ready for the emotional level that they had, Senators coach Guy Boucher said. They came out as strong as weve seen all year and most probably because the players wanted to have a great night for Pominville.The Sabres took a 2-0 lead in the first 6:28 of a three-goal third period.Okposo opened the scoring a little over five minutes in on rising slap shot from outside the right circle.Skinner knocked in the rebound off Eichels shot from the point less than two minutes later.Pominville made it 3-0 when he batted a bouncing puck after Skinners shot, chasing Anderson with 5:35 left in the first period.Buffalo scored four more goals in the first eight minutes of the second period. The first two came in a span of 13 seconds.Mittelstadts backhand pass set up Skinner in the slot for his team-leading ninth goal on a power play 3:55 into the period.Berglund then set up Girgensons from behind the net to put the Sabres up 5-0.After McCormick put the Senators on the board with his first goal of the season, Pominville netted his second of the game and eighth of the year on an assist from Eichel.Sheary scored Buffalos seventh goal on a breakaway 7:48 into the second period. Berglund added the eighth goal 5:41 into the third period and Sheary dropped the puck off to Mittelstadt for the final goal with 6:47 left to play.NOTES: Sabres rookie D Rasmus Dahlin, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft, was struck by a puck late in the second period and stayed in the dressing room for the third. Coach Phil Housley said Dahlin will be evaluated Sunday and is expected to make the trip for Sundays game against the New York Rangers. Buffalo is in the midst of playing three of 12 games at home after opening the season with a four-game homestand. Senators rookie F Brady Tkachuk skated Friday for the first time since injuring his leg on Oct. 15. Anderson allowed three goals on 10 shots after stopping 46 of 48 shots in the Senators 4-2 win over the Sabres on Thursday. Sabres F Sam Reinhart had two assists and now has eight points in Buffalos seven wins and none in seven losses.UP NEXTSenators: Host Tampa Bay on Sunday.Sabres: Start two-game road trip Sunday at New York Rangers. WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Capitals put Evgeny Kuznetsov in the lineup for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night and he didnt miss a beat.The Russian star scored and added an assist in the Capitals 3-1 win that put Washington two wins away from the championship.You play a little bit better when youre hurt, Kuznetsov saidThe leading scorer in the playoffs left Wednesdays Game 2 clutching his left arm after a big hit from Brayden McNabb and did not return.Kuznetsov took part in an optional practice Friday and the morning skate Saturday and said the undisclosed upper-body injury feels better every day. Coming into the game, Kuznetsovs 25 points are the most of any player this postseason and hes a weapon at even strength and on the power play even if hes not 100 percent.Kuzys a surprisingly tough kid, Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen said. Hes kind of a slender guy http://www.officialcapitals.com/authentic-...uznetsov-jersey , wiry strong, but guys play through stuff all the time throughout the year and then especially this time of year.Washington defenseman Michal Kempny was also in the lineup after a scare during pregame warmups. Kempny stepped on a puck, crashed into the boards and went off the ice for repairs before returning.Kempny and Kuznetsov were the last two players on the ice. The 26-year-old Russian center spent all the time allotted to him stickhandling and shooting to test the injury.In these type of games you always want to play, but you have to do better for your team and you have to understand it doesnt matter who you are, what kind of player, you have to understand can you help the team or no, Kuznetsov said earlier in the day. Thats the biggest part. You have to understand it and you have to communicate with the coaches, doctors and everybody, can you help the team?More Stanley Cup coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/StanleyCupFinals
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