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MONTREAL – One by one did they file off the ice at the Bell Centre as Max Pacioretty and the Montreal Canadiens celebrated victory just steps away from the since-vacated crease of Jonathan Bernier. Victor Wanyama Jersey . The good saw the Maple Leafs pick up at least a point for the 14th time in the past 16 games (11-2-3), the bad saw opportunity to draw even with a division rival foiled on yet another blown third period lead. Rather than depart the grand old city of Montreal with a share of second place in the Atlantic division, Toronto heads home three points back of their Original-Six rival with an eye on what went well and what mightve been. "Were disappointed to not get the other one," said Dion Phaneuf of the point lost in overtime. "But we did a lot of good things." The effort was vastly improved from a post-Olympic dud in Long Island two nights earlier, one that saw them dribble away a pair of third period leads before falling in the extra frame to a struggling Islanders squad. It didnt start well. Montreal scored twice on this night before the Leafs had even managed a shot on goal in what was a sluggish opening frame for both teams. But from there, the visitors gradually wrestled some control of the hockey game, scoring three unanswered, all from the scorching duo of James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel. Kessel broke a 2-2 tie with his 33rd of the year – the second of two in a span of just over two minutes – dancing around Pacioretty just outside the Montreal blue-line before beating Peter Budaj with a laser far-side. "We came back from it," said head coach Randy Carlyle of the early deficit. "We found ways to create offence and I thought we had a majority of the puck time probably from the second period on so there were a lot of positives in the game." Just as they failed to do against the Islanders, the Leafs could not hold a third period lead, this one of increased importance opposite a foe just steps ahead in the playoff race. Tim Gleason took the first of three consecutive (and certainly contested) Toronto penalties, whistled for interference on Brian Gionta along the wall in the defensive zone. The maneuver (one that drew ire from Carlyle) proved costly as P.K. Subban fired a one-time blast short-side beyond Bernier, evening the score at three. "We had a one-goal lead and we took three straight penalties," said Carlyle afterward. "Now we can challenge the validity of the penalties one way or another, but we took three straight penalties." The last of which was just as unlikely as the two that preceded it. Racing out of his crease to protect a puck that was up for grabs, Bernier was dealt a delay of game offence, the second of two such penalties for the Leafs in overtime. After wiping out the first to Kessel, the Toronto penalty kill could not ultimately hold the fort, surrendering a second power-play goal to the Canadiens. Subban loaded up in this instance for another one-time blast, only his stick shattered, the puck squirting to Andrei Markov and eventually Pacioretty in the slot for the overtime winner. It was the summation of a brief, two-game road trip that could have and (probably should have considering the circumstance) yielded a full four points, valuable points lost in an ever-tightening playoff race. And so while they could point to the good of the evening, there was certainly an undercurrent of what was actually lost and that was an opportunity to catch the Habs. "We turned the tide of the hockey game in our favour for the majority of it and were going to take the positives out of it and move on," said Carlyle. "Were .500 on the road (trip) which in this situation isnt great – wed like to have won both hockey games in our minds, but this is the way it goes." Five Points 1. Dynamic Duo They sizzled before the Olympics, during the Olympics and now after the Olympics. Kessel, who had a goal and an assist for the third straight game, continues to boil at a heat hes never before attained in the NHL. The 26-year-old now has 13 goals and 31 points in the past 17 games and 17 points in the past nine games alone. "Ive said it for quite a few years now that Ive played with him, I think hes one of the top players in the National Hockey League," said Phaneuf. "Hes proving it year and year again that hes extremely skilled (and) he can put the puck in the net with the best of the goal-scorers in the NHL. I think that hes having a tremendous year and hes a huge part of our team and why weve had success." Tied for the Olympic lead in scoring and now with 69 points this season, Kessel is alone in second place to Sidney Crosby in the scoring race. He is four goals from matching a soon-to-be broken career-high of 37. James van Riemsdyk meanwhile continues to fly himself. The 24-year-old, who matched a career-high with three assists in Long Island and finished third in Olympic scoring, scored twice against Montreal. His first of the night and second shorthanded marker this season was a thing of beauty. Racing past Subban on a failed Markov feed, he burst in alone on Budaj, tucking a nifty backhand through the five-hole. "At first I wasnt even sure if I was going to even go for it, but I realized that they looked pretty tired and just kind of took off and went from there," he said. Totaling 52 points on the year, van Riemsdyk is up to 24th in the scoring race. 2. Officiating Concerns Carlyle didnt hide his displeasure with the officials after the Pacioretty goal, barking at them as he left the ice in defeat. What stuck most in his craw was the call on Gleason which preceded Subbans game-tying goal. The 31-year-old Gleason stepped in the way of Gionta just ahead of the puck and was hauled off for it. "I was under the impression that if it was one one-thousand you could take the players body if the player tries to make a play on it," Carlyle said. "I just said how do you call that in a 3-2 game and I figured I really didnt even hit him, I just kind of one-armed (him)," said Gleason of his conversation with the officials afterward, not having seen the replay himself. Further concerns were raised when Kessel was called for delay of game in the final moments of regulation. He attempted to ring a puck off the glass – and did in the minds of his teammates – but was called for the penalty anyway. "Maybe youd like to see that video review for that because you cant get that wrong at that time of the game," said van Riemsdyk. "Its definitely a tough one. Couple other ones that were a little debatable." The last in dispute saw Bernier jump out of his crease in overtime, snatching hold of a loose puck from Daniel Briere and freezing play. "I havent been called for that ever I guess," said the 25-year-old. "I dont even know whats the rule, how far you can actually get it and freeze it." The rule in this case is clear (63.2). "If the goalkeeper races out of his crease in an attempt to beat the attacking player to the puck and instead of playing the puck jumps on the puck causing a stoppage of play, this shall be a minor penalty for delay of game." 3. Slight Dip Jonathan Bernier entered the Olympic break on a roll, winning five of his last six starts while stopping 105 of the final 109 shots he faced. But in two starts post-Olympics he has looked rather ordinary, yielding five goals to the Islanders on Thursday (without much help) and four more to his hometown Canadiens on Saturday. "I thought it was actually a tough game for me," he said of a rare night with fewer than 30 shots against, Montreal mustering just 29. "They had a lot of bodies in front of me. They were hitting me quite a bit. It was a tough game. And thats one thing that when youre away from the game thats the hard part for a goalie is to find that seam and find that puck through traffic." Never in his NHL career has Bernier played as much as he has this season for the Leafs, starting his 40th game on Saturday. His performance as the no. 1 down the stretch under such strain will certainly be worth monitoring and key for a club that has relied on great goaltending from the Laval, Quebec native on many a nights. 4. Bollands Mountain Climb Dave Bolland missed his 47th game Saturday because of a once-severed and now healing tendon in his left ankle. The four-month recovery process has been taxing on the 27-year-old, who is close to a return, but not quite there yet. "Its sort of a slow mountain climb for me this whole rehab," said Bolland. "Its been painful and slow and grueling. Im ready to get back on the ice as soon as possible." Bolland is listed as day-to-day and according to head coach, Randy Carlyle, is at the stage where he, the player, will decide when exactly he is ready to return. For the Mimico native, who played in 15 games for the Leafs in October, its about being up to speed with the fundamentals, areas such as being strong in the corners and fully able to handle defensive responsibilities at full speed. "I dont want to be a liability out there when transition comes around and Im the one thats last getting back and I cant back-check because of my ankle," he said. "I want to be sure that when Im out there Im going at a 100 per cent and Im ready to play." He doesnt appear to be at that point yet, even suffering a setback in practice earlier in the week. "Thats just the way these injuries heal," Carlyle said. "Its a severe injury to a vital part in his body, specifically a tendon in his foot. When you put a skate on it, theres a lot more complications than just you and I walking around. Hes putting skates on and putting a lot of pressure in that area. "Basically its up to him. Hes got to be the guy that tells us hes ready to go." 5. Hollands Lace-Bite It was the final game of January and Peter Holland played 11 minutes in a 6-3 win over Florida. He was in pain the whole night, but didnt think much of it. "I went to sleep and woke up in the morning and could hardly put any weight on it," Holland said of his foot. The 23-year-old had suffered from lace bite before (which causes pain from skates being too tight) but nothing quite like this. "It was just released as lace-bite but it ended up getting pretty badly infected," said Holland, recalled by the Leafs for Saturdays game against the Canadiens. "I was in the hospital for four or five days with an IV in my arm trying to look after it. It was pretty painful for a while there. I was on crutches (and) in a walking boot and couldnt put too much weight on it." Holland missed four games with the injury before being assigned to the Toronto Marlies for two games. He played just under 12 minutes against Montreal, centering a line with Mason Raymond and Nik Kulemin. Stats-Pack 31 – Points for Phil Kessel in the past 17 games. 14-14 – Goal differential between the Leafs and Canadiens this season. 30:34 – Ice-time for Dion Phaneuf on Saturday, a season-high. 13-6-3 – Toronto record versus the Atlantic division. 11-2-3 – Record the past 16 games. 11 – Goals in the past 17 games for James van Riemsdyk, who has a career-high of 26 so far this season. 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Hosts England will face Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh in their group for next years ICC Champions Trophy. Cornelius Lucas Rams Jersey . The tournament schedule was unveiled at The Kia Oval on Wednesday, precisely one year before the opening fixture at the home of Surrey, which pits England against Bangladesh.The eight-team event will take place over nearly three weeks, finishing on June 18 with the final, which also takes place at The Kia Oval. Eoin Morgans England and Australia will meet in the Champions Trophy next year Group B features India, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka - current Twenty20 world champions West Indies failed to qualify for the event.Englands clash with Australia will be their last game in the group stages, taking place on June 10 at Edgbaston, and they face New Zealand in Cardiff four days earlier.The mouth-watering clash between India and Pakistan will also be hosted at Edgbaston on June 4 - it will be both sides first game in the tournament. India and Pakistan will come up against one another at Edgbaston next June One-day captain Eoin Morgan is keen to first claim revenge on Bangladesh, who beat England at the World Cup in Australia last year, when the 50-over team was at just about its lowest ebb.Since then, England have been narrowly beaten in one-day series by Australia and South Africa, beaten Pakistan and made it to the World Twenty20 final.He told Sky Sports News HQ: That game sits pretty close in my memory. It was a day when they played better than us. Morgan feels England have built momentum since their World Cup disappointment This tournament will mark two years since the squad has been together and, looking forward to the 2019 World Cup, its a very important step for us.We take a huge amount of confidence into the summer. The experience within itself creates a lot of belief within the side and I think that is very important for a young side.We have an incredible amount of talent as we have seen over the last 12 months or so. Weve seen some young guns come out and perform at their best, and thats been a huge testament to the culture we have created. ICC chief David Richardson feels the United Kingdom is an ideal host for big cricket events The United Kingdom will host three major events before the end of the decade, with the Champions Trophy followed straight after by the Womens World Cup, and then the next World Cup in 2019.And ICC chief executive David Richardson feels England and Wales are ideal hosts for such events.Richardson added: The beauty of playing events in the United Kingdom is the cultural diversity that does exist, and for some [visiting] teams its almost like they are playing at home. Surreys Kia Oval will host the Champions Trophy final That goes for all the teams, there are lots of South Africans here, New Zealanders and Australians, and of course people from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.The ICC tournaments provide some much needed context. Its great to win a series against a particular team, but in the bigger scheme of things, series by series they get lost in the wash. For an ICC event, its a bit like winning The Masters or Wimbledon.The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is not just an ODI competition, it carries a great deal of value since it is being played just three months before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 qualification cut-off date. As such, every point earned here could be crucial. 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European Champions Cup kicks off this weekend and we look at the players who will be lighting up the tournament in round one. Bill Lee Jersey . The Champions Cup kicks off this week as the best teams across Europe bid to book their place in the final at Murrayfield next May.Defending Champions Saracens kick-off their campaign with a tough away trip to Toulon, while last years runners-up Racing 92 host Munster on Sunday. We have plenty of live action this week and you can keep up to date with all the games on our live blogs. Here are just a few of the players we will be keeping a close eye on this weekend.Wasps v Zebre (Saturday, Sky Sports 2 HD from 12.30pm)Wasps will be looking for maximum points against Zebre on Saturday and this could get messy for the Italian club. Wasps are in superb form at the moment and have plenty of players on fire. Look out for wingers Frank Halai and Josh Bassett, who both should get on the score sheet.Ashley Johnson, who switched from flanker to hooker, is back in the backrow this week. A big ball carrier for Wasps, Johnson is also massive on defence and will be looking to put some of his traditional big hits in on Saturday.  Zebres Andries Van Schalkwyk Zebre may not have won a game this season in the PRO12 but pushed Glasgow close last week. Their No 8 Andries Van Schalkwyk is a real workhorse and will do his best to try and make some inroads with his carrying against Wasps.Connacht v Toulouse (Saturday, Sky Sports 4 HD from 5.30pm) The defending PRO12 champions may not have had the best start to this seasons campaign but wins against Edinburgh and Ulster will have given them some confidence heading into this game. Connacht centre Bundee Aki Centre Bundee Aki is the man to look out for here - a rather quick powerhouse, he will relish running at the likes of Florian Fritz and Yann David.For Toulouse, lock Richie Gray is a world class player and has been in great form for them this season in the Top 14. On the bench, they also have Talalelei Gray (no relation to Richie!) who gives the Toulouse backrow a little more oomph and a little more balance. Toulouses Scottish lock Richie Gray (R) vies with Lyons players during the French Top 14 Toulouse are guilty of being a bit too pedestrian at times - relying on their heavy plodders - but Talalelei has got a lot of energy and a tremendous work rate.Northampton v Montpellier (Saturday, Sky Sports 2 HD from 5pm) The battle of the No 8s between Louis Picamoles and Pierre Spies is certainly going to be interesting. Picamoles loves to carry while Spies is more of a linking and offloading No 8.  Louis Picamoles on the charge for Saints Winger George North is always exciting when he gets the ball and will be hoping his forwards can win enough front-foot ball for him to make the most of his skills.For Montpellier, flanker Jacques Du Plessis is outstanding. Hes all about the physicality and power game and is a one-man wrecking ball. Montpellier wing Nemani Nadolo takes on Pau full-back Charly Malie Another winger who will cause havoc if he gets enough ball is Nemani Nadolo -  a massive man who can go around or through defences. Miles Harrison catches up with Northampton head coach Jim Mallinder ahead of their opening Champions Cup clash with Montpellier Bordeaux-Begles v Ulster (Sunday, Sky Sports 3 HD from 12.30pm) Its the battle of the Ireland No 10s as Ian Madigan and Paddy Jackson go head-to-head. They know each other pretty well and are both in excellent form for their respective clubs.  Bordeaux-Begles fly-half Ian Madigan Scrum-half Baptiste Serin starts on the bench for Bordeaux but watch out when he does come on. Hes got amazing pace and loves to snipe around the fringes and darting through any holes.Its a big blow for Ulster that Charles Piutau is out injured but the good news is that Andrew Trimble is back and will skipper the side from the wing. Ulster wing Andrew Trimble with the Champions Cup Racing 92 v Munster (Sunday, Sky Sports 2 HD from 3pm) All the talk is about Dan Carter but Maxime Machenaud, Racings goal kicking No 9, is so crucial for them. He is the glue that holds them together and will play a key role in their campaign. 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Harvey had Tommy John surgery Oct. 22, about two months after New York said the first-time All-Star had a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Recovery from that injury generally takes 12 to 18 months. The plan is for Harvey is to throw at 120 feet for three weeks then move back to 150 feet off flat ground before he throws from the mound. "The process is right where it needs to be and Im extremely happy with how everything feels and how everything is going," he said. "Im excited to move forward." Also, the Mets recalledd shortstop Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas and inserted him into the starting lineup for their series opener against Philadelphia. Boston Red Sox Jerseys. "Dont mistake it, we hope that Wilmer gives us some offence but hes got to catch the baseball, too," manager Terry Collins said. Flores, who was signed as a shortstop but played the other three infield positions the last two years, has committed seven errors in 25 games at shortstop with Las Vegas this year. Collins said Flores problem has been throwing the ball to first base. Omar Quintanilla was designated for assignment to make room for Flores. The Mets hope Flores can lift their sagging offence, which hadnt scored in 23 innings entering Friday and was ranked near the bottom of the NL in slugging percentage (.332) and on-base percentage (.300). The Mets were tied with San Diego for the league worst in homers with 20. The 22-year-old Flores was batting .307 with five homers and 25 RBIs for the 51s. First baseman Lucas Duda was out of the lineup Friday because of the stomach flu. Starting shortstop Ruben Tejada is hitting .183 with two extra-base hits and 21 strikeouts in 82 at-bats. 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London, England (SportsNetwork. Nick Bjugstad Jersey .com) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since suffering a back injury 10 days ago. As he usually does, Romo missed Wednesdays session as the Cowboys began preparations for this Sundays game against Jacksonville in London. He has skipped most Wednesday practices this season as part of his regular schedule to ease the workload on his surgically repaired back. Romo, who underwent surgery for a herniated disc in his back late last year, again injured his back in the third quarter of an overtime loss to Washington on Oct. 27, although he did return for the final series of regulation and Dallas lone possession of overtime. The Cowboys initially said Romo had a contusion, but further tests eventually revealed two transverse process fractures. The transverse process is a small bony projection off the right and left side of each vertebrae. Like any injury, we have to get out test it out and see what you can do, push it a little bit, said Romo, who indicated he still has soreness and will continue treatment each day. At the same time, you have to be smart. Romo missed last Sundays game against Arizona and Brandon Weeden struggled in a 28-17 loss to the Cardinals. After Romo took part in the Cowboys meetings and walk-through at the hotel on Wednesday, Weeden took the first-team reps in practice. Weeden would again be the starter on Sunday if Romo is unable to play, but Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones expects his three-time Pro Bowl quarterback to be on the field. Im anticipating him playing, theres no reason to think that he wont, said Jones on Thursday. My expectations are for him to play. Romo was in pads while speaking with the media on Thursday and didnt appear comfortable, looking stiff at the podium. He didnt give any indication as to whether he would play on Sunday, saying only he would be taking a day-by-day approach. Its improving each day, he added. I think if we do something positive each day, theres a good chance. If youre always waiting until you feel great to play, youll only play a couple of games a year. You compete, you go play. Theres guys who are banged up every week and go play. No one cares (if youre hurt) when you step out on the field on Sunday, you just go out and play. If Romo is unable to play Sunday, hell have extra time to rest with the Cowboys on their bye next week. Owen Tippett Jersey .com) - Rakeem Christmas scored 21 points, B. Ian McCoshen Jersey . As they are wont to do, the Spurs made things real easy. The Spurs signed Parker to a multi-year contract extension on Friday, ensuring that the six-time All-Star point guard will be in the fold whether Duncan and Ginobili are able to continue their careers or not.MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact have acquired Gambian international defender Mamadou "Futty" Danso from the Portland Timbers in return for a second round pick in the 2015 SuperDraft. Danso, 31, has played 60 games in MLS -- 56 as a starter, for 5,078 total minutes with the Timbers since the 2011 season. Prior to joining the Impact, Danso started nine of the 10 games played with the Timbers this season, scoring a goal in a 3-2 win over D.C. United on May 3. Last season, he helped Portland to an MLS record of 11 home shutouts in one season, playinng in 16 games. Jaromir Jagr Jersey. He then started the Timbers four playoff matches, scoring the winner in the return leg of the Western Conference semifinal match versus Seattle. He also played 40 games in two seasons with Portland while in the second division, in 2009 and 2010. On the international scene, Danso took part in 10 games with the Gambian national team. He played 90 minutes in all three of his countrys FIFA World Cup qualifying matches in 2013, scoring against Niger on March 20. He also took part in three qualifying matches in 2012. Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Disocunt Football Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Authentic JerseysWholesale Jerseys Free Shipping China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
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"A lot of guys made things happen, getting on base and creating havoc." Wong set up the tying run by beating out a bunt to lead off the fourth. He squared around for another hit in the sixth and drew a wild throw from catcher Evan Gattis while stealing second, producing the go-ahead run. The Cardinals matched their season high with their fourth straight win. Miller (6-2) allowed a run and five hits in seven innings, one inning longer than his previous high this season. He matched his season best with seven strikeouts, fanning B.J. Upton three times, and called it his best outing of the year "for sure." "I felt like we did a really good job of keeping the hitters off-balance and getting ahead in the count," Miller said. "Just an all-around good day, but at the same time theres still room for improvement." Trevor Rosenthal fanned two in the ninth inning, with Upton striking out a fourth time, to earn his 13th save in 14 chances. He has a save in three straight games for the second time in his career. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing a call that led to a bunt double play. He could face a fine for charging out of the dugout a second time and thought the ball was "maybe 5, 6 inches foul." "Thats what I kept asking: Can we get some help from one of the guys on the line?" Gonzalez said. "What are you going to do? We still scored one run. "But that would have been a nice opportunity to try again to advance a runner," he added. Andrelton Simmons had three hits for Atlanta, which lost its third in a row and scored fewer than three runs for the 19th time in 41 games this season. Miller has won six straight decisions in seven starts after losing his first two of the season. The last three St. Louis starters have worked seven innings. In the fifth, Harang stayed in the batters box after his attempt to sacrifice Simmons to third didnt go far. 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Fred VanVleet had 17 points, seven assists, two steals and no turnovers and the Shockers remained unbeaten behind 62 per cent shooting, opening Missouri Valley Conference play with an 82-67 victory Thursday night. "Were glad to get out of here with a win," coach Gregg Marshall said. "I knew that with everything thats been going on with Coach Hinson, the way the team had rallied around him and then with the tragedy with his family, we were honestly afraid that this team would pull out something special." Hinson returned after missing one game due to the death of his son-in-law, 31-year-old Niles Thomason, on Christmas while visiting family. In an emotional postgame news conference, the usually fiery coach blamed himself for the loss, saying he just wasnt up to it. He also pointed out that Wichita State was very, very good and coming off a Final Four appearance, and said the key to game was the "the little stinker VanVleet." Last month after a loss at Murray State, Hinson called players "mamas boys," then later apologized for singling out a player for criticism. "Tonight, I dont mind telling you Im going to point the finger at me," Hinson said, his voice halting at times. "When youre 52 years old, you ought to be mature enough to at least figure out how to fake it, and get your guys energized. "And I couldnt do that, so I take full responsibility." Hinson said the death hit him hard on New Years Eve. "The biggest thing that bothers me is Im a basketball coach and Im a father and we fix tthings," Hinson said. Jamize Olawale Jersey. "And I cant, I cant, fix this." Cleanthony Early scored 23 points for the Shockers (14-0, 1-0), the preseason conference favourites. The 14-0 start is five wins better than the schools previous best and the 14-game winning streak matches the school mark set in 1953-54 under coach Ralph Miller. "Like Coach says, its easy to get a good look every time when youre setting yourself up," Early said. "Its easy to fall in love with just trying to score every time when you get a big lead like that but we stayed patient and stayed focused." Sean OBrien and Desmar Jackson had 19 points apiece for Southern Illinois (4-10, 0-1), which upset Wichita State at home last February the week after the Shockers had been knocked out of the Top 25. "This group plays a little smarter than that group at times," Marshall said. "It starts with Fred." Nick Wiggins added 13 points on 5-for-5 shooting for Wichita State. Southern Illinois was out of it early despite its strong shooting. OBrien topped his previous career best of 11 points. Wichita State shot 59 per cent to go with a 16-8 rebounding advantage and near error-free play while building a 49-32 halftime lead, committing its lone turnover with about 3 minutes to go. 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Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - Reigning champion Serena Williams and second-seeded Victoria Azarenka were easy second-round winners, while Sara Errani became the highest-seeded loser thus far at the U. Ilkay Gundogan Germany Jersey .S. Open. The world No. 1, four-time U.S. Open titlist Williams blitzed Kazakhstans Galina Voskoboeva 6-3, 6-0 in 69 minutes at Ashe Stadium in a match that was postponed because of rain on Wednesday. Williams has lost only four games through two matches this week. "Ill have to think about it and see what I can do better, but it was OK," she said. The reigning U.S. and French Open champ beat reigning Australian Open queen Azarenka in last years finale in New York. The 16-time Grand Slam champion Williams is also a two-time runner-up in Flushing. Up next for Williams will be another Kazakh, Yaroslava Shvedova. Azarenka advanced to the third round in similar fashion, taking down 2009 U.S. Open runner-up Aleksandra Wozniak 6-3, 6-1. The former world No. 1 and reigning Aussie Open champ offered just 19 unforced errors and was not aced on her way to victory. "It was a good match I think," said Azarenka. "Towards the end I felt like I let her play a little bit and she really went for her shots, so I had to adjust a little bit better." Meanwhile, Flavia Pennetta sent her fourth-seeded fellow Italian Errani packing 6-3, 6-1 Thursday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The 31-year-old Pennetta reached three U.S. Open quarterfinals from 2008-11 before missing last years edition of her best Grand Slam event due to a right wrist injury. "I tried to play aggressive from the very beginning and I was perfect today, I think," Pennetta said. The 26-year-old Errani, who was the French Open runner-up and a U.S. Open semifinalist last year, has now lost four times in six meetings with Pennetta. "I dont want to play. I dont want to stay out there on the court," Errani said following her lopsided setback against Pennetta. In the final match of the evening, veteran Slovak Daniela Hantuchova defeated 17-year old American Victoria Duval, 6-2, 6-3. Duval, who won her first ever match at the Open on Aug. 27 when she shockingly knocked off 2011 Open champ and 11th-seeded Samantha Stosur, had 27 unforced errors compared to just 18 from her counterpart. Sixth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki dropped just three games in taking down Russian Chanelle Scheepers 6-1, 6-2 while seventh-seeded former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova drubbed Serb Bojana Jovanovski 6-2, 6-4, and eighth- seeded German left-hander Angelique Kerber held off promising Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Resurgent Serb Jelena Jankovic, seeded ninth at this fortnight, whipped Russian Alisa Kleybanova 6-3, 6-2, and 10th-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci overcame Czech Lucie Safarova 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. The 24-year-old Kleybanova returned to the WTA earlier this month after battling Hodgkins lymphoma, a form of cancer, over the last two years. The French Open quarterfinalist Jankovic is a former world No. 1 who lost to Williams in the 2008 U.S. Open finale. Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic blasted Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru 6-2, 6-1, while Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki, seeded 16th in Flushing, drilled Argentine Paula Ormaechea 6-2, 6-3. The Serbian star Ivanovic is a former French Open champ who reached her first-ever U.S. Open quarterfinal last year. Hot 21st-seeded Romanian Simona Halep continued her recent winning ways with a 6-2, 6-1 rout of Croat Donna Vekic. Halep headed to New York having captured titles at four of her previous seven events, including last week in New Haven where she upset the 2011 Wimbledon titlist Kvitova in the final. In some other second-round action involving seeds, No. 14 Russian Maria Kirilenko won 6-3, 6-1 over Portuguese Michelle Larcher De Brito, Japans Kurumi Nara surprised No. 19 Romanian Sorana Cirstea 7-5, 6-1; Italian Karin Knapp upended No. 22 Russian Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-4; No. 24 Russian Ekaterina Makarova doused American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4, 6-4; No. 25 Estonian Kaia Kanepi dismissed Slovak Anna Schmiedlova 6-4, 6-1; No. 26 Alize Cornet of France subdued Croat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2, 6-2; and No. 27 Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova held off Chinese Peng Shuai 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. The former top-five star Kuznetsova captured the U.S. Open title in 2004 and was the runner-up in New York in 2007. American Alison Riske posted an upset by taking out 28th-seeded German Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-2. Riskes third-round opponent will be the formidable left- hander Kvitova. Additionally, American Christina McHale bested Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, Israeli Julia Glushko upended American Sachia Vickery 7-5, 6-3, Italian Camila Giorgi swept Taiwanese Su-Wei Hsieh 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) and the aforementioned Shvedova handled Austrian Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6-2, 6-3. The 21-year-old New Jersey native McHale will face Ivanovic in the round of 32. Marc-Andre ter Stegen Germany Jersey . Johan Franzen had two goals and two assists, Gustav Nyquist a goal and three assists and David Legwand a goal and two assists in the Red Wings 7-4 win over the New Jersey Devils. Blank Germany Jerseys . Lowry and the Raptors officially announced a four-year US$48 million dollar deal Thursday. The deal was reported last week but couldnt be made official until Thursday, when the moratorium on signings was lifted. "They were real factors. I did my homework.DETROIT - Tomas Tatar took advantage of extra space on the ice to create some scoring chances — and help Detroit end a six-game skid.Tatar had a pair of power-play goals in the third period Tuesday night and the Red Wings beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-3 Tuesday night.Tatars 13th goal of the season gave the Red Wings the lead for good with 8:20 to play and Johan Franzen scored a few minutes later to pad the advantage for the hosts, who hadnt won since Dec. 7. Tatars second goal came in the final minutes.Stephen Weiss, Danny DeKeyser and Henrik Zetterberg also scored for Detroit, which got 10 saves from Petr Mrazek.We found a way to come back and score some goals, said Zetterberg, who also had an assist. Christmas will be a lot nicer now.Nicolas Deslauriers, Chris Stewart and Andre Benoit had goals for the banged-up Sabres, who were missing eight regulars due to injuries or illness. Michal Neuvirth returned from an illness and had 33 saves.Buffalo took a 3-2 lead to the second intermission but all three third-period penalties ended with Detroit goals. The first came after Brian Flynn flicked the puck over the glass.Playing a good team, you have to play smart with a two-goal lead, coach Ted Nolan said. We took a stupid penalty and the rest is history.Buffalo got the games first goal 2:36 in when Drew Staffords shot struck Deslauriers upper body and ricocheted past Mrazek.Officials reviewed the play before calling it a goal.Detroits Weiss, who returned Tuesday after missing four games with a shoulder injury, evened it with a power-play goal midway through the first period.Stewarts tally later in the first sent the Sabres to the break with a 2-1 lead.Buffalo took aa 3-1 lead halfway through the second when Benoit scored his first goal of the season on a short-handed breakaway that began with a blocked shot near the Sabres blue line. Mario Gomez Germany Jersey. eKeyser cut into the lead with a slap shot off a turnover late in the period and Zetterberg tied it five minutes into the third with a slap shot of his own.The rout was on a few minutes later.They were unbelievable, Neuvirth said. Our penalty kill wasnt good enough.The offensive output — Detroits best this season — was especially satisfying after the Red Wings managed one or no goals in five of the six games during the skid.Coach Mike Babcock said he knew the scoring would come.These streaks happen, he said. You like to think theyre never going to happen and you try to do everything you can but sometimes the puck just doesnt go in the net.These chances we had tonight; we had the same chances the last game except they didnt go in the net, he said.NOTES: Red Wings defenceman Niklas Kronwall left the game with an upper body injury and did not return. Babcock was not certain if the injury was serious, but Kronwall left the arena in street clothes after the game and did not appear shaken. Weiss was helped off the ice in the third after taking a hard hit from Nikita Zadorov but said he expected to be ready to play when Detroit plays Saturday at Ottawa. . Detroit placed goalie Jimmy Howard (groin) on short-term injured reserve Tuesday. . The Sabres recalled forward Joel Armia from Rochester of the AHL and placed forward Marcus Foligno (hand) on injured reserve. Armia, who started Tuesday, is the fifth player Buffalo has recalled from its AHL affiliate since Saturday. Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Disocunt Football Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
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NEW ORLEANS -- When Pelicans 7-footer Jason Smith stepped outside for the type of mid-range jumper he hits routinely, Oklahoma Citys Serge Ibaka sprang out to the perimeter and blocked the shot. Mason Rudolph Steelers Jersey . While the Thunder can usually rely on plenty of scoring from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, it was a concerted defensive effort in the second half that helped them build and keep a comfortable lead down the stretch in a 109-95 victory over New Orleans on Friday night. "Everybody did a great job helping each other on defence and there was more communication," said Ibaka, who had 17 points, 13 rebounds and three of the Thunders 11 blocks. "Our focus was to contest every shot and make them make tough shots. Some nights they will make them but I think tonight we did a great job and that was the key." Durant scored 29 points and Westbrook added 25 as Oklahoma City beat New Orleans for the ninth straight time and 14th in 15 meetings. Most of those games occurred when New Orleans team was called the Hornets. Ryan Anderson scored 18 for the Pelicans, who lost their second straight at home while playing their third full game without power forward Anthony Davis, sidelined by a broken left hand. New Orleans also lost guard Tyreke Evans to a left ankle sprain late in the third quarter, and soon afterward Oklahoma City built a 15-point lead. "I hate to say we didnt play well. We just missed so many shots in the paint," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. "Whether they blocked the shot or distracted us, or we threw it up there and just didnt make it, I thought that messed with us a little." New Orleans raced to an early double-digit lead, only to fall behind 58-52 by halftime after Westbrook pulled up for a quick 3-pointer with 31 seconds left in the quarter and Reggie Jackson hit another with 2.7 seconds left. Westbrook said he was just trying to assure his team two possessions inside the last 38 seconds. "It worked out for us," he said. "We got two 3s out of it. They got nothing." Durant, who also had three blocks, opened the second half with a 3 to make it a nine-point game and the Thunder led the entire second half -- rather comfortably throughout the fourth quarter, going up by as many as 20. It was precisely the type of second-half effort the Thunder sought after giving up 35 third-quarter points in a loss at Portland two nights earlier. "We were really disappointed in how we lost last game and wanted to be better," Durant said. "Were a really good team after losses." Jackson scored 15 for Oklahoma City, which shot 50.6 per cent (39 of 77) and rarely allowed its lead to slip below double digits after Thabo Sefoloshas driving dunk made it 74-64 in the middle of the third quarter. Jrue Holiday and Eric Gordon each scored 16 for New Orleans, which shot 37.5 per cent (33 of 88) and hurt itself by going 3 of 16 from 3-point range. Evans had 11 before his injury and Anthony Morrow 10. Oklahoma City shot nearly 59 per cent in the opening half, when Durant (19 points) and Westbrook (17) combined for 36 points. New Orleans had the largest lead of the half when Holidays reverse layup made it 22-11 halfway through the opening quarter. But the Thunder chipped away, regaining the lead early in the second. The game was tied at 52 after Gordons fast-break layup. Then came the back-to-back 3s by Westbrook and Jackson in the final half-minute of the second quarter, and the Thunder never trailed again. NOTES: Oklahoma City, which is 9-0 at home, improved to 5-4 on the road. ... New Orleans outrebounded Oklahoma City 49-41. Smith grabbed 12 rebounds for the Pelicans and Al-Farouq Aminu had 10. ... Oklahoma City turned 16 New Orleans turnovers into 24 points and outscored the Pelicans in fast-break points 17-10. ... 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While Desjardins is trying to trade Glenn at "starters value," the general managers looking to acquire him are trying to pay for a back-up. Glenns contract is also very desirable, especially as a back-up. With his roster bonuses already having been paid, all that remains to be paid during the season is approximately $105,000, assuming he doesnt start a majority of games. A number of teams initially inquired about Glenn, but currently, it is believed that only the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and B.C. Lions have serious interest in the 34-year-old pivot. Reports out of both cities have suggesteed that the asking price for Glenn is at minimum a Canadian starter, an import starter and a first-round draft pick. Terrell Edmunds Jersey. According to Desjardins, that is not the case. "We are looking for three assets, but Im not naïve enough to think I can get something that a team doesnt have," said Desjardins. 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Stats, quotes and expert opinion on Newcastles 2015/16 Premier League season, which saw them relegated. Clayton Kershaw Jersey ... Finishing position: 18th (-3)Total points: 37 (-2)  FA Cup: Third roundCapital One Cup: Third roundTop scorer: Georginio Wijnaldum (11)WhoScored top rating: Andros Townsend (7.35) Steve McClaren shows the strain Season reviewJonas Gutierrez joyously stripped off his shirt as Newcastle saved themselves on the final afternoon of last term. But one soul-destroying season has been followed by another and this time there was no fumbled escape - despite a shock last-day thrashing of Spurs. The Championship awaits; the Toon Army must squeeze into Burtons 6,900-capacity stadium.In the cruellest twist, Sunderland rubber-stamped relegation but Newcastle fans will know their fate was sealed not on Wearside but rather in their own boardroom; a demise long set in motion by calamitous decisions, erratic recruitment and misplaced priorities.Steve McClaren - ominously named on the clubs football board - had talked up his dream job and his top-eight target. But Newcastle did not win until October and despite eye-catching victories against Liverpool and Norwich, still languished in the bottom three at the turn of the year. Defeats at Sunderland, West Ham and Crystal Palace - where a shambolic-looking side shipped five goals - were particularly damaging. Cup exits at the first hurdle felt familiarly depressing. Newcastle spent 206 days in the relegation zone After summers spree on players who looked good on paper, January brought more big-money arrivals. But while Andros Townsend offered rare hope for optimism until the end, defensive reinforcements that were desperately needed never came. McClaren clung on through February and into March but a home defeat to Bournemouth, the air thick with mutiny, finally prompted action from above. Rafa Benitez, swayed by the rush of the Premier League and struck by the clubs potential, took on a 10-game gamble and it so nearly paid off. But though the man who had started the campaign managing Real Madrid egos guided Newcastle to their best run since November 2014, this was like 2009 again: too little, too late.Newcastle are back in the second tier for the second time in maligned owner Mike Ashleys nine-year tenure. How they hope Benitez - hailed by fans throughout the final fixture - will get the assurances he needs to revive the club he pertinently noted needs to wake up. Rafael Benitez was unable to inspire a late surge to safety Quotes of the seasonJudge me after 10 games … judge me after 12 games … judge me at the end of the season. - McClaren, laying down one marker and then another…Listen, Ill put my house on it that Newcastle will not go down, - former chairman Freddy Shepherd in February.This is the most frustrating team Ive worked with. We see fantastic performances from individuals one week and we look capable of beating anyone, then the next week its the polar opposite and we can lose by five or six goals, - beleaguered Steve McClaren speaking after a 5-1 thrashing at Chelsea pushed his side back into the drop zone. We look at where it went wrong for McClaren at Newcastle in his own words Many of you have expressed strong views about what we could have done differently. I respect those views but I would like to reiterate that it has always been my intention to try to achieve the very best for Newcastle United, - owner Mike Ashley in a statement after relegation.My heart is obviously telling me yes. Its a fantastic opportunity, a fantastic atmosphere. My heart is very clear - but at the same time you have to use the brain. - Rafa Benitez, speaking to Sky Sports after a final-day rout of Tottenham. We take a look back at some of the most memorable quotes from the 2015/16 Premier League season Stats of the seasonNewcastles failure to find a victory in their first eight matches of the campaign made it their worst start to a season since 1898/99.Steve McClarens win ratio at Newcastle was just 22.6 per cent - the lowest of his career.Newcastle spent 206 days in the relegation zone - beaten only by Aston Villa and Sunderland.Only Manchester City had a bigger net spend than Newcastles £75m. £29m was splashed in January on Shelvey, Townsend and Henri Saviet - who played just 148 minutes of first team football.Phil Thompsons view Maybe if Rafael Benitez had come in earlier they might have stayed up but it was too little, too late. Phil Thompson Steve McClaren always had a difficult job. Theres more politics to it than we know, with player recruitment especially, and while Mike Ashley may have dug deep this season you have to look at whether theyve had the desire. 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MARTINSVILLE, Va. Peter Forsberg Jersey . - Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCARs championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway.McMurray, who did not qualify this year for the Chase for the Sprint Cup title, set a qualifying record with a lap of 99.905 mph to nudge the six championship-eligible drivers who had advanced with him into the final round of qualifying. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver felt he had a shot at the pole based on a strong test session with his team earlier this month.We made the car better throughout the test and hit on a couple of things that really had a lot of speed in it, so I was pretty excited about getting here this weekend, McMurray said. Our cars have been so quick the past two or three months. This is a great track for me, we had a really good test, and when things are going well, you get excited to come to the track.Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth, who are both in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field, qualified second and third.Non-Chase driver Tony Stewart was fourth, followed by title contenders Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski.It was a terrible qualifying session for Kevin Harvick, who appeared to twice slap the wall and failed to advance out of the first round. Hell start 33rd on Sunday, worst of all the Chase drivers.We just missed it today, Harvick said in a statement distributed by his team. We were way too loose. We struggled in practice and just missed it in qualifying. We have to get better (Saturday) and be ready to go on Sunday.It was an uncharacteristically poor effort for the Stewart-Haas Racing entry. Harvick has a series-leading eight poles this season and is consistently one of the fastest cars each weekend.So to start near the back at the .526-mile paperclip puts him in a precarious position for the opening race of the third round of NASCARs Chase.The eight-driver field will be cut in half after three races, with the four remaining drivers scheduled to compete for the Sprint Cup title in the Nov. 16 finale at Homestead. A win in any of the next three earns a driver an automatic berth into the finale, so a fourth driver is guaranteed to make it on consistent finishes.But at a track as small as Martinsville, the leaders can lap the back of the field quickly and Harvick could be in trouble early.Ive been there and it aint no fun, said Brad Keselowski, who qualified sixth. But if you have a strong car and you can stay out of the early trouble, it doesnt seem to be too big of a hurdle.Keselowski teammate Logano said Harvick will have to race hard to avoid being lapped by the leader, but will also be stymied by traffic.When youre that far back, the inside lane just keeps checking up a lot into the corners and you can shove the nose in pretty quick there, Logano said. The next thing you know, youre in the back of a car. So I think that will probably be something youve got to be aware of, and obviously guys fighting to the bottom and the sense of urgency back there is very high, so youre not really saving any tires because youve got to go.Jeff Gordon, the defending race winner, was the next lowest qualifying Chase driver at 13th. He said Harvick will be fine if his car is good and he gets a long green-flag run.You have a fast race car and you get good, long green-flag runs, you can drive your way to the front, Gordon said. Youve just got to be real patient. 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The Maple Leafs handed their embattled head coach a two-year contract extension on Thursday, while at the same time announcing that assistants Dave Farrish, Greg Cronin and Scott Gordon will not be back.PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots for his NHL-leading fifth shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins edged the New Jersey Devils 1-0 on Tuesday night.Fleury matched his career high for shutouts in a season and was rarely tested by the Devils, who have just one victory in their last eight games.Evgeni Malkin scored the games only goal 3:32 into the third period, taking a feed from Blake Comeau and tucking it under Cory Schneiders outstretched arm for his 12th score of the season.Schneider made 22 saves but received little help. New Jersey generated few quality chances against Fleury, who has won six straight at home against the Devils.New Jersey forward Jaromir Jagr left in the second period following a vicious collision with Pittsburghs Robert Bortuzzo. Scott Gomez played 22 minutes in his return to the Devils after being signed on Monday.KINGS 2, BRUINS 0LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Quick made 31 saves in his 34th career shutout, carrying Los Angeles over Boston.Tanner Pearson scored in the first period and Tyler Toffoli added an empty-net goal with 49.6 seconds left for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who earned their NHL-best 11th home victory with a strong defensive effort.Niklas Svedberg stopped 33 shots, but Boston has scored just six goals while losing four of its last five games.ISLANDERS 3, SENATORS 2, OTUNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas Hickey scored 3:06 into overtime as the Islanders started December just as they ended November, with a victory.The defenceman got his second of the season with a wraparound goal to help the Islanders improve to 8-0 in games decided after regulation.Jaroslav Halak, the NHLs No. 1 star last week, wasnt busy but earned his team-record-tying 10th straight win with a 16-save performance. Brock Nelson scored in the second period for the Islanders, who have won seven of eight and 12 of 14, and Ryan Strome connected in the third.Mike Hoffman and Clarke MacArthur scored for Ottawa.HURRICANES 2, PREDATORS 1RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist to lead the Hurricanes, snapping the Predators four-game winning streak.Skinner scored his sixth goal of the season late in the first period, and he assisted Victor Rask 55 seconds into the third for a 2-0 lead.Mike Ribeiro cut the lead to 2-1 with 4:46 remaining in regulation for Nashville. Carolina failed to clear the zone, and Roman Josi sent the puck back toward the crease, where Ribeiro gathered it, then turned and beat Cam Ward.The Predators earned their first power play of the game with a minute left, but couldnt score on a 6-on-4 opportunity after pulling goaltender Pekka Rinne.Andrej Sekera blocked a shot in the final five seconds to seal the victory for Carolina.CANUCKS 4, CAPITALS 3WASHINGTON (AP) — Daniel Sedin scored two of Vancouvers three power-play goals and assisted on the other.Sedin scored the winner at 9:39 of the third period when he took a pass from twin brother Henrik in the left circle and fired a shot to the far side of Braden Holtby.The Canucks, 2-1 on their seven-game road trip, bounced back from Sundays loss at Detroit. They havent dropped back-to-back games since mid-October.Radim Vrbata added a power-play goal and an assist, and Derek Dorsett also scored for Vancouver. Henrik Sedin had two assists, and Ryan Miller finished with 23 saves.John Carlson had two goals and an assist, and Brooks Laich also scored for Washington, which is 1-3-11 in its last five games. Carl Soderberg Jersey. SABRES 2, LIGHTNING 1, SOBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cody Hodgson and Tyler Ennis scored shootout goals, and Buffalo defeated Tampa Bay for its third victory in a row.Zemgus Girgensons forced overtime by scoring the tying goal with 3:54 left in regulation. Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves through overtime and then sealed the victory by stopping Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan in the shootout.The Sabres (9-14-2) have won six of seven since a 3-13-2 start.Palat scored for the Lightning (17-6-3), who had won four straight. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 21 shots before allowing goals on both shootout attempts he faced.MAPLE LEAFS 5, STARS 3TORONTO (AP) — Joffrey Lupul scored twice, Phil Kessel ended a five-game goal drought and Toronto kept rolling by beating Dallas.Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri also scored for the Maple Leafs, who won for the fourth time in five games and havent lost at home since getting thrashed by Nashville on Nov. 18. Since back-to-back losses by a combined 15-4, theyve outscored opponents 23-12.Jonathan Bernier, making his sixth straight start, stopped 35 of 38 shots for his ninth victory.Kari Lehtonen gave up five goals on 40 shots but made several saves to keep the game from being even more lopsided.Jason Spezza, Ryan Garbutt, back from a two-game suspension, and Alex Hemsky scored for the struggling Stars, who lost their third straight.PANTHERS 4, RED WINGS 3DETROIT (AP) — Sean Bergenheim scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period when he shot into an open net after a giveaway deep in the Red Wings zone, and Florida ended Detroits four-game winning streak.Jimmy Hayes, Vincent Trocheck and Aaron Ekblad added goals for the Panthers, who have won three of four.Gustav Nyqusit scored with 59 seconds to play to cut the lead to a goal, but the Red Wings never got another good chance.Tomas Tatar and Pavel Datsyuk also scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard made 27 saves for the Red Wings, who were seeking a fourth straight home victory.Roberto Luongo made 38 saves to secure his eighth win of the season.SHARKS 2, FLYERS 1SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Matt Nieto scored the tiebreaking goal with 11.5 seconds remaining to send San Jose past Philadelphia for its first consecutive wins in more than a month.Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored and Antti Niemi made 28 saves for the Sharks, who last won back-to-back games Oct. 26-28 against Anaheim and Colorado. Both two-game winning streaks followed skids of four games as San Jose has gotten off to a slow start this season.Sean Couturier scored for the Flyers, who have lost eight straight road games for their longest skid away from home since March 1998. Steve Mason made 25 saves but had no chance to stop the game-winner.FLAMES 5, COYOTES 2CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Josh Jooris scored three goals in the latest impressive performance of his terrific rookie season, leading Calgary over Arizona.David Jones and Sean Monahan also scored for surprising Calgary, which has won seven of nine to move within one point of Western Conference leaders Vancouver and Anaheim. Jiri Hudler had two assists to extend his point streak to five games (five goals, five assists).Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Sam Gagner scored for the Coyotes, who also lost to the Flames 3-0 at home on Saturday.Jooris second of the night snapped a 2-all tie at 7:13 of the second period on a neat setup from fellow rookie Johnny Gaudreau. Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Disocunt Football Jerseys China JerseysWholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
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