TAMPA Womens Craig Smith Jersey , Fla. (AP) Jason Pominville scored on a power play at 1:26 of overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 2-1 victory over the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.Pominville beat Andrei Vasilevskiy with a one-timer from the left circle to give the Sabres their second straight victory over the Lightning.Evan Rodrigues tied it for Buffalo in the third, and Chad Johnson stopped 21 shots.Cory Conacher scored for Tampa Bay, and Vasilevskiy made 32 saves. With a point in the standings for the overtime loss, the Lightning became the first team to reach 90 points this season.CANADIENS 3, ISLANDERS 1MONTREAL (AP) – Jonathan Drouin and Nikita Scherbak scored in the second period and Montreal beat New York to extend its points streak to five games.Paul Byron also scored and Antti Niemi made 27 saves to help the Canadiens improve to 2-0-3 in their last five. Mathew Barzal scored his 18th of the season for the Islanders. They are winless in last four games and 4-8-2 in their last 14.BLUES 2, RED WINGS 1ST. LOUIS (AP) – Carter Hutton made 35 saves, Scottie Upshall and Alex Pietrangelo scored and St. Louis beat Detroit to snap a seven-game losing streak.Hutton improved to 6-2-1 in his last nine starts and 16-7-2 overall, allowing only Andreas Athanasiou’s goal with 1:45 left.AVALANCHE 4, FLAMES 2DENVER (AP) – Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie each had a goal and an assist in Colorado’s victory over Calgary.Matt Nieto and Nikita Zadorov also scored, and Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves. The Avalanche have won 11 of 12 home games. Mikael Backlund and Michael Frolik scored for Calgary.RANGERS 6 Filip Forsberg Jersey , CANUCKS 5, OTVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – John Gilmour scored from a sharp angle 1:22 into overtime and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made a season-high 50 saves to help the Rangers beat the Canucks.Vancouver’s Brock Boeser forced overtime when he scored his second goal of the night with 45.9 seconds left. The Canucks had pulled their goaltender for an extra attacker.Mika Zibanejad had given New York a 5-4 lead less than five minutes earlier.Kevin Hayes scored twice for the Rangers (28-30-6), who snapped a seven-game losing streak. Vladislav Namestnikov, obtained in a multi-player trade from Tampa Bay on Monday, had a goal and an assist. Jimmy Vesey had the other New York goal while Ryan Spooner had three assists. DALLAS (AP) — Miro Heiskanen found out Wednesday morning he had made the All-Star team in his first season in the NHL.He celebrated with two goals, including a tiebreaking score in the third period of the Dallas Stars‘ 5-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils.Heiskanen and Tyler Seguin each scored twice after Jamie Benn tied it at 1 in the first period. Heiskanen, a 19-year-old defenseman, has nine goals this season.For Wednesday night’s game-winner, Roope Hintz won a faceoff and on a designed play got the puck to Heiskanen Juuse Saros Jersey , who skated to the crease and beat Mackenzie Blackwood 6:27 into the final period.“There was a little time for me,” Heiskanen said. “I just go there and shoot, and it went in.”Seguin and Benn have been under scrutiny since Stars CEO Jim Lites recently ripped the high-priced forwards for “terrible play.” Seguin ended a five-game goal drought that dated almost two weeks.“There’s been so much talk about the results as of late,” Seguin said, “but I know when I’m playing well, I’m thinking about the process and not thinking of results.”Benn scored in his second straight game but didn’t play for most of the final two periods because of an upper-body injury.“We wanted this one for him,” Seguin said. “He has had a long couple days so we hope the best for him and obviously we rallied around him.”Kyle Palmieri, Jesper Bratt, Drew Stafford and Brian Boyle scored for New Jersey, which twice trailed by two goals before sending the game into the third period tied at 4.Blackwood made 35 saves. The rookie posted shutouts in his previous two games.“I did some good things Kyle Turris Jersey , and I did some bad things,” Blackwood said. “Definitely a learning experience.”Dallas goaltender Ben Bishop finished with 30 saves, including 20 in the third period after making only one stop in the first. New Jersey had no shots on goal for a total of 23:42 spanning the first and second periods.The Stars’ Alexander Radulov had three assists, and John Klingberg had two.Heiskanen, who had five shots on goal in the first period, was rewarded when he scored 3:21 into the second while the teams were skating 4-on-4.Heiskanen finished his second two-goal game with a game-high nine shots on goal and three blocked shots. He helped preserve the win by sweeping the puck away from the goal line late in the third.“Probably his most dominant game as far as puck possession,” Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. “I don’t know what to say about him anymore. I’m just glad I get the opportunity to coach him.”Two players from each team were in the penalty box after an altercation at 2:05 of the second. New Jersey’s Miles Wood received a major penalty for interference that knocked Benn from the game.“It’s a blind-side hit,” Montgomery said. “It’s one of those hits that we’re trying to get out of the game. Looked like a shoulder hit him in the chest.”Wood was still in the box when Seguin scored a power-play goal from the left circle at 6:38.The Devils pulled within a goal during an eight-second flurry when Nico Hischier stole the puck for a breakaway, had two shots stopped by Bishop, retrieved both rebounds and passed to Bratt at the top of the slot at 11:08.After Seguin’s second goal Youth Matt Irwin Jersey , New Jersey rallied to tie with goals by Stafford at 17:21 and Boyle at 18:48 of the second.NOTES: Heiskanen was selected by Dallas with the No. 3 pick in the 2017 draft. “When I was younger, I looked at those All-Star Games,” he said. “Now that I can go there it feels great.” . Palmieri has scored at least 20 goals in four straight seasons. … LW Taylor Hall, currently on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, is New Jersey’s All-Star. … Montgomery said Benn and D Julius Honka, who also left with an upper-body injury, were held out for precautionary reasons.UP NEXTDevils: Play the second game of a four-game trip at Arizona on Friday.Stars: Finish a four-game homestand on Friday against Washington.
Vegas Golden Knights (42-27-6 Edmonton Oilers T-Shirts Authentic , third in the Pacific Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (40-27-8, third in the Central Division)St. Louis; Monday, 8 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: St. Louis hosts Vegas trying to continue its three-game home winning streak.The Blues are 20-15-2 on their home ice. St. Louis has surrendered 39 power-play goals, killing 81.9 percent of opponent chances.The Golden Knights are 17-6-2 against opponents from the Pacific Division. Vegas leads the NHL recording 34.5 shots per game while averaging 3.1 goals. In their last meeting on Nov. 16, St. Louis won 4-1. Ryan O’Reilly recorded a team-high 2 points for the Blues in the victory.TOP PERFORMERS: O’Reilly has recorded 70 total points while scoring 26 goals and collecting 44 assists for the Blues. Brayden Schenn has collected 9 points over the last 10 games for St. Louis.LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 8-1-1, averaging 3.9 goals Edmonton Oilers Hoodies Authentic , 6.5 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game with a .940 save percentage.Blues: 6-2-2, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.3 assists, 2.7 penalties and six penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .926 save percentage.Blues Injuries: Sammy Blais: out (undisclosed), Joel Edmundson: out (lower body).Golden Knights Injuries: Marc-Andre Fleury: day to day (lower body) Edmonton Oilers Hats Authentic , Max Pacioretty: day to day (lower body). NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders say that if they qualify for the playoffs they will play first-round games at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale and any additional games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.The team and BSE Global, which operates both arenas, said Friday the decision was made in consultation with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.New York is in solid position to reach the playoffs, sitting atop the Metropolitan Division and in third place in the Eastern Conference.The Islanders moved to Barclays Center, the home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, in 2015 after 43 years at the Coliseum. They are splitting games between the two venues during the regular season Custom Edmonton Oilers Jerseys , playing 21 at the Coliseum and 20 at Barclays. The arrangement is expected to remain in place until a new arena at Belmont Park, adjacent to the horse racing track, is ready for the 2021-22 season. Construction is slated to begin in May.
NEW YORK (AP) — The surging Pittsburgh Penguins are closing in on the top spot in their division.Teddy Blueger scored twice Youth Matt Duchene Jersey , Matt Murray made 33 saves and the Penguins rallied from an early two-goal deficit for a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday night.“I thought we didn’t have a great start,” Blueger said. “We know we have the firepower in here to get back in those kinds of games. We didn’t get down on ourselves. We kept pushing each other.”Blueger centered the second line, with Evengi Malkin out of the lineup due to an upper-body injury.“He’s playing an important role for us right now, especially with Geno out of the lineup, and he’s done a great job,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.Sullivan said after the game that Malkin, who has been out since leaving a game against St. Louis on March 16, did not skate Monday but “skated a couple of days prior to that.”Justin Schultz, Nick Bjugstad and Matt Cullen also scored for Pittsburgh. Phil Kessel and Marcus Pettersson each added two assists.“One of those (games) where everyone seemed to contribute,” Bjugstad said.Murray improved to 6-0-0 against the Rangers in the regular season and 5-0-0 at Madison Square Garden.Pittsburgh, which finished a 3-0-1 road trip, pulled into a tie with the New York Islanders for second place in the Metropolitan Division with 95 points. Both teams trail Washington by one point for first.“We’re all well aware of the standings and where we’re at Mike Condon Jersey ,” Sullivan said.Brendan Lemieux and Vinni Lettieri scored for the Rangers. Alexandar Georgiev, coming off a 44-save effort in a 2-1 overtime win Saturday night at Toronto, stopped 31 shots.“We weren’t able to sustain all the good things we did in the first period,” coach David Quinn said.“And for them to tie it so quickly seemed to deflate us. We never got back on track.”Trailing 2-1, the Penguins roared back with three goals in the second.They tied the game 61 seconds into the period on the power play. Sidney Crosby had the puck behind the Rangers net and sent a pass to Schultz, who one-timed it past Georgiev for his second of the season.“I just saw Sid go behind the net,” Schultz said. “Obviously, he’s got great vision. Tried to find a lane. He made a great pass. Fortunate enough for it to go in.”Cullen gave the Penguins their first lead when he sent a high shot past Georgiev’s left shoulder at 7:17.Later in the period, with the Penguins killing a penalty, Blueger skated in on a break and sent a pass to Bryan Rust. The puck deflected behind the net and Rust sent a pass to Blueger, who scored on a backhand for his fifth of the season at 13:12 to make it 4-2.“I saw Rusty going backdoor and so I tried to throw it to him,” Blueger said. “Didn’t connect that clean. I just instinctively stayed there. I tried to get it on net as quick as possible.”Blueger added his second of the game at 7:38 of the third. Jared McCann sent a shot at the net and Blueger got enough of the rebound to put it in for his sixth of the season. The goal withstood a replay challenge for offside.The Rangers Ryan Dzingel Jersey , who will miss the playoffs and are playing out the string, got off to a fast start in the opening period.Mika Zibanejad skated into the zone and sent a pass to Pavel Buchnevich at the left faceoff circle. Buchnevich quickly sent a cross-ice pass to Lemieux, who wristed it past Murray for his 12th of the season at 8:25. The goal was Lemieux’s third with New York since being acquired at the trade deadline from Winnipeg.The Rangers made it 2-0 on the power play when Lettieri fired a one-timer from the left faceoff circle past Murray at 15:15 for his first goal of the season.“In the first period, we were playing our game,” Georgiev said. “When we started losing, we started playing offensive hockey and the game opened up. Tonight they managed to shoot pucks really well.”Just 26 seconds later, Bjugstad got the Penguins on the board when he scored his 12th of the season. He got a loose puck and squeezed it through Georgiev’s pads to make it 2-1.“It was laying there and I just whacked at it. Just get the puck to the net and stuff happens every once in a while,” Bjugstad said.NOTES: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang missed the game with an upper-body injury. His status is day to day. Zach Trotman replaced him in the lineup. … Rangers forward Jesper Fast will miss the rest of the season because of an injury. D Marc Staal was out with a lower-body injury and forward Chris Kreider is day to day after missing Saturday’s win at Toronto.UP NEXTPenguins: Host the Nashville Predators on Friday night.Rangers: At the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. Warren Foegele carried his Charlotte Checkers bag out of the visiting locker room and insisted he hadn’t yet earned an upgrade.Foegele needs a new bag now because he beat the odds and made the Carolina Hurricanes‘ opening night roster with an impressive preseason. Only reigning Art Ross Trophy winner Connor McDavid and last year’s rookie of the year Mathew Barzal had more preseason assists than Foegele, the top surprise player to make an NHL team out of training camp.“I just came to camp, just put my head down and tried to work hard and tried to make good plays,” Foegele said. “I’m a hard-working player and I think I can fit anywhere in the lineup. I think I can grind, I think I can make plays Womens Tom Pyatt Jersey , but I think the work ethic is what I really take a lot of pride in and that’s what I try to show.”With seven points in eight preseason games — only nine players around the league had more — Foegele beat out other forwards on one-way contracts to make Carolina’s roster. He’s a Rod Brind’Amour kind of player because the coach said Foegele is always around the play and “even if he doesn’t produce points or whatever, you just feel like he wins his shifts.”Foegele was at his best against the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals when he forced turnovers and set up a pair of goals. The late-blooming 22-year-old who went from the University of New Hampshire to the Ontario Hockey League to the American Hockey League doesn’t stand out with his skill but can do a little bit of everything.“He really can skate and also he can score some goals,” Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho said. “He’s not just a grinder. I think he can really make some plays, too.”Foegele will get that chance this season.Here are some other players who surprised by making NHL season-opening rosters:MIKHAIL VOROBYEV, FLYERSThe 6-foot-2, 194-pound Russian center didn’t just challenge for a spot with Philadelphia. General manager Ron Hextall said the 2015 fourth-round pick broke down the door and forced the organization’s hand.Vorobyev led the Flyers with seven preseason points and has stood out since Day One of training camp.“It’s what you’re looking for with your young players: Come in and make an impact, and he did,” Hextall said. “He’s a real good two-way player. He’s not a young guy that you’re afraid to put him out there because of the defensive side of the puck.”MATHIEU JOSEPH, LIGHTNINGAn injury to forward Tyler Johnson opened up a role for Joseph on Tampa Bay’s third line and second power-play unit. Joseph’s quickness is his most noticeable attribute, and he made the Lighting in large part because he led them in preseason scoring with eight points on four goals and four assists.“Speed is probably the big thing,” coach Jon Cooper told reporters Monday. “What we really liked in the preseason: He was finishing a lot.”DILLON DUBE, FLAMESIt would have been very easy for Calgary to keep Curtis Lazar Jordan Nolan Jersey Womens , but GM Brad Treliving knew Dube would play for the Flames someday. The 20-year-old made sure it was now.Dube had four goals in the preseason and could open the season on the third line with Derek Ryan and free agent signing James Neal, giving him an opportunity to put up plenty of points when the games count.JESPERI KOTKANIEMI, CANADIENSIt’s no surprise the top two picks from June’s draft, Buffalo defenseman Rasmus Dahlin and Carolina forward Andrei Svechnikov, are in the NHL right away. So maybe it shouldn’t be a shock about Kotkaniemi, but Montreal seemed to take him third as a long-range investment.Instead, the Finnish center was one of the Canadiens‘ best players in exhibition action and never looked out of place. In an organization short on big centers, Kotkaniemi is a welcome addition right away.
BUFFALO Sam Reinhart Jersey , N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel will abide by the NHL’s decision to suspend him two games for an illegal check to Colorado forward Carl Soderberg’s head.That doesn’t mean the Buffalo Sabres captain has to agree with it.“If you look at the hit and look at the rule book, I didn’t think it matched up,” Eichel said following practice Monday. “It’s kind of frustrating.”Eichel was suspended Sunday following a hearing with the league’s department of player safety.He blamed Soderberg for lowering his head while the two raced for a loose puck along the boards during Colorado’s 3-0 victory Saturday. He said Soderberg was reaching for the puck and that his head hit Eichel’s back.The NHL ruled Eichel was to blame because Soderberg didn’t change the direction he was heading, while Eichel cut sharply in front of Soderberg to initiate contact.“While we acknowledge Eichel’s argument that Soderberg is low and reaching for the puck, this hit does not meet any of the criteria for unavoidable head contact,” the league ruled. “Soderberg is in a low position and reaching out for the puck before Eichel changes his course to initiate this hit.”Eichel was penalized for an illegal hit. The suspension will cost him more than $107,500 in lost salary.Sabres coach Phil Housley backed Eichel, who leads the team with a career-best 72 points (25 goals, 47 assists) in 65 games.“I don’t agree with the decision, but we’ll have to live with it, and that’s all I’m going to say about that Womens Zemgus Girgensons Jersey ,” Housley said.Alexander Nylander is expected to replace Eichel in the lineup after the 2016 first-round draft pick was called up from the minors.The Sabres host Dallas on Tuesday and have tumbled out of the playoff race by going 2-8-2 in their past 12 games. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pep talk by new coach Scott Gordon has helped turn James van Riemsdyk’s game around.Van Riemsdyk recorded a hat trick, and Nolan Patrick had two goals and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.Van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal with 7:56 left in the second period, scored on a deflection late in the second and added an empty-net goal 1:17 remaining in the third. He has five goals and two assists during a three-game point streak after having just one point in his previous seven games.The Flyers’ big offseason signing, van Riemsdyk had slumped and stood at six goals through 27 games when interim coach Gordon had a heart-to-heart with the veteran center following Philadelphia’s 5-3 loss at Washington last Tuesday in a game in which van Riemsdyk was demoted to the fourth line.“It was nice to get clarification,” said van Riemsdyk, who signed a five-year, $35 million contract last summer. “Sometimes you don’t even realize you’re not doing it the way they want you to do it.”Gordon, who replaced Dave Hakstol last month, was an assistant in Toronto, where van Riemsdyk prospered. The coach wanted to see van Riemsdyk get back to what worked with the Maple Leafs, particularly making his presence felt in front of the net.“It’s one of the areas I felt he can be better http://www.officialflames.com/authentic-adidas-jaromir-jagr-jersey ,” Gordon said. “I know what he’s capable of. I can fall back to Toronto, what I saw there and what I wasn’t seeing here.”Van Riemsdyk’s first tally, a power-play goal with 7:56 left in the first period, turned the tide after Minnesota jumped to a quick 2-0 lead. Philadelphia’s power play came in ranked 30th, connecting at just 12.8 percent, and Gordon made major changes by installing five forwards onto the top unit. It paid off when van Riemsdyk deflected Jakub Voracek’s slap shot to pull the Flyers within 2-1. The goal was upheld after a video challenge by Minnesota.“It’s nice to see we were able to score in bunches tonight,” van Riemsdyk said.Philadelphia tied a season high for goals.Wayne Simmonds also had two goals for the Flyers. It was just the second win in the last 11 games for Philadelphia, which began Monday with the fewest points in the league.Jason Zucker, Marcus Foligno, Joel Eriksson Ek and Ryan Suter scored for Minnesota. The Wild dropped to 0-5-1 against Metropolitan Division teams.“You can’t make the mistakes we’re making out there and hope to win a hockey game,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said.Philadelphia outscored the Wild 3-1 in a busy second period.Foligno struck first Johnny Gaudreau Jersey Kids , following his own miss from right in front of Carter Hart, to give Minnesota a 3-2 lead.Patrick entered without a goal in 24 straight games before the first of his two scores tied it at 3. Then he made it 4-3 with 4:32 remaining with a highlight-worthy play. Travis Sanheim took the initial slapper from the point, and Patrick moved his stick between his own legs and shot behind his back after the rebound caromed hard off the back boards for his seventh of the season.“That’s something you practice in the summer,” Patrick said.Asked if he had ever scored a goal like that, Patrick said: “In a beer league.”Simmonds lifted a shot over Devan Dubnyk with 5.2 seconds left. Boudreau pulled Dubnyk after the second, replacing him with Alex Stalock.A fluky goal with 11:42 left in the third pulled the Wild within 5-4. An attempted clearance from in front of Hart bounced off Suter and back into the goal. It was waved off at first, but the officials reversed their initial decision after a video replay showed that Eric Staal was pushed into Hart by defenseman Robert Hagg.Simmonds answered with his second of the game 2:25 later on a breakaway.Notes: Scott Laughton had three assists, while Giroux had two. … Philadelphia D Andrew MacDonald returned after missing the last six games with a lower-body injury. … Philadelphia improved to 9-9-3 against Western Conference teams.UP NEXTWild: Host Los Angeles on Tuesday night.Flyers: Host Boston on Wednesday night.
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesThe Edmonton Oilers fired Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday in the midst of his fourth season as the team's general manager Bobby Ryan Jersey , according to TSN's Ryan Rishaug.Edmonton has 49 points this season via a 23-24-3 record, which leaves the team three points out of a wild-card spot in the Western Conference.If the Oilers fail to reach the playoffs, it would mark the 12th time in 13 seasons that they have fallen short of the postseason.The 54-year-old Chiarelli previously served as the Boston BruinsGM for nearly nine years and led them to a Stanley Cup win in 2011.Days after getting fired by the Bruins in 2015, Chiarelli was hired by an Oilers team that hadn't reached the playoffs since making it to the Stanley Cup Final in 2006.The Oilers made slight improvements under Chiarelli in his first season before registering 103 points in 2016-17 to qualify for the postseason.Edmonton beat the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the playoffs before falling to the Anaheim Ducks in seven games in the second round.Success was short-lived for the Oilers, as they dropped to 78 points in 2017-18 because of an inability to surround star forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl with a strong supporting cast.Edmonton also has a suspect defensive corps and goaltending situation.While Chiarelli did make the slam-dunk selection of McDavid with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft, he made some questionable decisions as well.Chiarelli traded forward Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson, and Hall went on to win the Hart Memorial Trophy as NHL MVP last season.He also signed forward Milan Lucic to aseven-year, $42 million contract. After recording 50 points in his first season with the Oilers http://www.officialsenators.com/authentic-adidas-chris-wideman-jersey , Lucic had just 34 last season and has only 12 points through 50 games this term.Chiarelli's first order of business in Edmonton was hiring Todd McLellan as head coach, but he was fired this season and replaced by Ken Hitchcock.While things haven't gone according to plan in Edmonton during the McDavid era, the Oilers are still in the thick of the playoff race, and they have arguably the best player in the world on their side.With a few tweaks heading toward the trade deadline, the Oilers have enough talent to reach the playoffs and make some noise. SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The Florida Panthers were one of the best teams in the NHL after the All-Star break, not that it counted for much at the end of the regular season.Despite winning five games over the final seven days and tying for first in the NHL with 25 victories over their final 35 games, the Panthers failed to make the playoffs for the fifth time in six years and the 15th time in 17 seasons.”It’s disappointing Craig Anderson Jersey ,” said center Vincent Trocheck, who finished the season with a team-high 31 goals. ”Everybody here had one goal, and that was to make the playoffs and then go on a push. We were really hoping we’d get a little help from some other teams and maybe get in. I think there’s a lot of teams that didn’t want to play us if we got in.”The Panthers finished with a 44-30-8 record for 96 points, matching the 2014-15 Boston Bruins for most points for a team missing the playoffs. The Panthers were 25-8-2 after the All-Star break, tying the Winnipeg Jets for most victories over the final 35 games.But Florida couldn’t overcome a slow start. The Panthers was 4-8-2 in its first 14 games and played catch-up the whole season. They held a playoff position for one day (after the games of Oct. 12) the entire season.”We’re extremely proud of this group,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. ”The effort they put forth, especially in the second half of the season … 96 points is not easy to do in this league. It’s a shame that we’re not in with that kind of a total. Maybe that’s something that’s going to even drive us harder next year.”—Some things to know about the Panthers’ disappointing 2017-18 season, and a look to `18-19:OFFSEASON PRIORITY: The Panthers don’t seem to need much after their post-All-Star break performance Authentic Erik Karlsson Jersey Kids , particularly since every key member of the team is signed through next season or beyond. The top seven scorers, as well as goalies Roberto Luongo and James Reimer, are signed through the 2019-20 season. If anything, the Panthers could use another scorer and maybe a defenseman, but the team has a solid foundation in place.YOUTH IS SERVED: Perhaps the biggest reason for optimism for the Panthers looking ahead has to do with a core that’s been around for a few years but is still very young. The team’s top three scorers – Aleksander Barkov, Vincent Trocheck and Jonathan Huberdeau – and top-four defensemen Aaron Ekblad and Mike Matheson all are 24 or younger.HOME COOKING: The Panthers’ season-ending five-game winning streak including a sweep of a four-game homestand that featured games against two of the top four teams in the NHL, the Nashville Predators and the Boston Bruins. A 4-3 victory against the Buffalo Sabres in the home finale helped the Panthers set a franchise record with 27 home victories, breaking the mark of 26 set in 1999-2000.STILL GOING: Defenseman Keith Yandle completed a ninth consecutive season without missing a game Jean-Gabriel Pageau Jersey , extending the longest active streak in the NHL to 715 consecutive games. Yandle ended the season with 56 points, one shy of the franchise record for defensemen set by Robert Svehla in 1995-96. His blueline partner Aaron Ekblad tied the franchise mark for defensemen with 16 goals, first set by Jason Garrison in 2011-12.HOW LONG CAN LUONGO GO? Goalie Roberto Luongo started three games in four nights last week as the Panthers made their final push to the playoffs, and he joined Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy as the only goalies to play 1,000 games when he defeated Boston on Thursday. But he did turn 39 on April 4 and missed 32 games this season because of injuries. The Panthers will have to decide whether they want to come back next season with Luongo and James Reimer as their goaltending duo.—
Looking to bounce back from an embarrassing 9-1 loss on home ice to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday Dmitry Kulikov Jersey , the Calgary Flames will face yet another tough opponent on Saturday.The Flames (5-5-0) will host the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals (4-3-2) in an afternoon affair at the Scotiabank Saddledome.A day after giving up six goals on 21 shots to the Penguins, goalie Mike Smith met with the media on Friday to talk about the disappointing loss.Article continues below ...“I don’t think anyone can be very proud of what happened (Thursday) night,” said Smith, who has allowed at least four goals in five of his past seven starts. “It was an embarrassment as far as I’m concerned, and I think everyone realizes that, but it’s over.“To blame guys would be an easy thing to do, an easy out. The harder thing is to just go and work hard and try to climb out of this thing.”Despite his lackluster performance against the Penguins, Smith will get the chance to redeem himself as he will get the start against the Caps.“It’s pretty early still,” Smith said. “I think if you… start pouting and feel sorry for yourself, it’s going to be a really long year. You have to realize that, put things in perspective and keep working hard and pushing forward.”Calgary coach Bill Peters refused to blame the loss to Pittsburgh on Smith or backup goalie David Rittich, who surrendered three goals on 15 shots in relief. “Once we start playing a little bit better away from the puck — not a little bit better, quite a bit better — and with a commitment to playing defense as a group and as a unit of five, then we can talk about our goaltending,” Peters said. “We’re going to go right back to Smitty (Saturday) and give our group a chance to redeem themselves for that effort (Thursday) night.”Meanwhile, the Capitals will be looking to follow up a disappointing 4-1 loss in Edmonton on Thursday with a better performance against the Flames.“We lost as well, so we don’t want to lose two in a row so we’re going to play differently as well,” said reigning Conn Smyth Trophy winner Alexander Ovechkin, who expects the Flames to “come out flying” in front of their hometown fans.Nine games into the season, the Capitals still haven’t found a way to string together back-to-back wins, which is something that defenseman Matt Niskanen and his teammates would like to change.“I think we’re still searching for (consistency),” Niskanen said. “We’ll keep a positive attitude and keep working Youth Dustin Byfuglien Jersey , but I’d like to see us string a few together here with some better efforts.“The good thing about our group is (something) we’ve kind of developed over the last couple years is we rebound pretty well. We have responses. We’ll look for that in Calgary, but I think we all know we can play better.”Forward Chandler Stephenson echoed Niskanen’s sentiments about the Capitals finding the consistency that helped them win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.“We’re not panicking in here or pressing the panic button, so it’s just a matter of time,” Stephenson said. “We’ll be right where we want to b DENVER (AP) — Colin Wilson scored his first goal in more than a month, Philipp Grubauer stopped 29 shots and the playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche earned their fourth straight win by holding off the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Saturday.J.T. Compher and Sven Andrighetto also scored. Derick Brassard added an empty-netter as the Avalanche moved into position for the second wild card in the Western Conference.Colorado had an array of forwards step up with All-Star Mikko Rantanen missing the game with an upper-body injury. Wilson came through with his first goal since Feb. 7.Grubauer kept up his torrid play by winning his fourth straight start. He’s allowed four goals over stretch.Jonathan Toews and Erik Gustafsson scored for Chicago, and Corey Crawford stopped 21 shots.BLUES 4, LIGHTNING 3ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington made 39 saves, and the Blues snapped Tampa Bay’s seven-game win streak.Robert Thomas, Alexander Steen and Brayden Schenn also scored for St. Louis, which earned its third consecutive win. Binnington improved to 20-4-1. He has won his last four starts and seven of his last nine overall.Alex Killorn, Brayden Point and Steven Stamkos scored for the Lightning.CANADIENS 7, SABRES 4MONTREAL (AP) — Brendan Gallagher had two goals and an assist, and Montreal earned its third straight win.Max Domi and Tomas Tatar each had a goal and two assists as the Canadiens (40-28-7) moved three points ahead of idle Columbus in the race for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference. Artturi Lehkonen, Andrew Shaw and Paul Byron also scored.Making his seventh start in a row, Montreal star Carey Price made 23 saves.Sam Reinhart, Alexander Nylander, Marco Scandella and Jack Eichel scored for the Sabres (31-34-9), who were officially eliminated from playoff contention. Carter Hutton stopped 37 shots.HURRICANES 5, WILD 1RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and two assists, sending the Hurricanes to the win.Jordan Staal http://www.officialhockeyjetsshop.com/authentic-adidas-jacob-trouba-jersey , Brett Pesce, Andrei Svechnikov and Lucas Wallmark also scored for Carolina, which picked up its fifth win in seven games to keep its hold on the Eastern Conference’s first wild-card spot. Petr Mrazek stopped 24 shots.The Hurricanes, who own the NHL’s longest playoff drought at nine seasons, have a five-point cushion with eight games to play.Eric Staal scored and Devyn Dubnyk made 28 saves for the Wild, who dropped out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the West with the loss and Colorado’s 4-2 win over Chicago.JETS 5, PREDATORS 0WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor had three goals and an assist in his first NHL hat trick, helping Winnipeg clinch a playoff spot.Kevin Hayes had a goal and three assists for the Jets, and Andrew Copp also scored. Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves for his second shutout of the season.Pekka Rinne stopped 38 shots for the Predators, who are in second place in the Central Division, four points back of the Jets.BRUINS 7, PANTHERS 3SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara each had a goal and an assist as Boston clinched a playoff berth.Steve Kampfer, Karson Kuhlman and Noel Acciari also scored for the Bruins. Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 shots and also had an assist as Boston won its fourth straight.Vincent Trocheck, Mike Hoffman and Jayce Hawryluk scored for the Panthers, and Sam Montembeault finished with 32 saves.The Bruins took control with five goals in the second period.DEVILS 2, COYOTES 1, SONEWARK, N.J. — Blake Coleman and Pavel Zacha scored in the shootout and New Jersey hurt Arizona’s playoff chances Austin Czarnik Jersey Womens , sending the Coyotes to their fourth straight loss.Drew Stafford scored in regulation for New Jersey. MacKenzie Blackwood made 23 saves in regulation and stopped five of six chances in the shootout.Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for Arizona, and Darcy Kuemper had 31 saves.The Coyotes had two great chances on a power play in overtime, with Derek Stepan and Clayton Keller each hitting the post.ISLANDERS 4, FLYERS 2PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Bailey scored twice 1:23 apart in the third period, stopping a 12-game drought and leading the Islanders to the win.Nick Leddy and Brock Nelson also scored for New York, which had dropped two in a row and three of four overall. Robin Lehner made 22 stops.The Islanders (43-25-7) moved within a point of idle Washington for first place in the Metropolitan Division.Robert Hagg and Shayne Gostisbehere scored for Philadelphia, and Carter Hart made 36 saves.The Flyers (36-31-8) had won two of three. But the home loss against New York is a big blow to their fleeting chances of rallying to the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.RANGERS 2, MAPLE LEAFS 1TORONTO (AP) — Ryan Strome scored 1:48 into overtime, and the Rangers stopped a five-game losing streak.Pavel Buchnevich also scored for New York, and Alexandar Georgiev finished with 44 saves.Zach Hyman scored for the Maple Leafs and Frederik Andersen stopped 26 shots.On the winning goal, Andersen made an amazing save on Boo Nieves on a 2-on-1 but the puck went to Strome, who stuffed it in from the left side of the net.SENATORS 4, OILERS 3, OTEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Brady Tkachuk scored 2:09 into overtime for his second goal of the game, lifting Ottawa to the victory.Bobby Ryan and Brian Gibbons also scored for the Senators (26-43-6), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Ottawa has the fewest points in the NHL with 58.Alex Chiasson, Connor McDavid and Colby Cave scored for the Oilers (33-34-8), who have lost three of four.PENGUINS 3, STARS 2DALLAS (AP) — Jared McCann scored twice, including the go-ahead goal on a spinning short-handed play in the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Stars.McCann has 11 goals in 26 games since coming over in a trade with Florida Josh Morrissey Jersey , and now leads the Penguins with three short-handed goals. He has four overall this season.Jake Guentzel opened the scoring with his team-leading 38th goal for Pittsburgh in the first period. The Penguins stayed even with the New York Islanders for second place in the Metropolitan Division with 93 points, a point behind Washington.Tyler Seguin and Andrew Cogliano scored for Dallas.RED WINGS 3, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2, OTLAS VEGAS (AP) — Anthony Mantha scored the tying goal midway through the third period and got the game-winner 19 seconds into overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings past the Vegas Golden Knights.Luke Glendening also scored for Detroit and Jimmy Howard stopped 28 shots to improve to 3-5-0 in his last eight starts.On the winning goal, Vegas’ Reilly Smith — playing in his 500th career game — turned the puck over right in front of the net, where Dylan Larkin fed Mantha, who poked home his 19th of the season, and first game-winning goal.Smith and Cody Eakin scored for the Golden Knights, and Malcolm Subban finished with 27 saves while falling to 13-2-0 in two seasons at T-Mobile Arena.KINGS 4, DUCKS 3, SOLOS ANGELES (AP) — Anze Kopitar scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks in a low-stakes edition of the Freeway Faceoff.Carter Rowney put the Ducks ahead with a short-handed goal midway through the third period, but Carl Grundstrom tied it for the Kings with 3:53 left in regulation.Kopitar then made a one-handed drag move to beat Ryan Miller in the second round of the shootout. Although the Kings are likely to finish in last place in the Western Conference, they improved to 3-0-0 against the Ducks to win the season series against their rivals for the first time since 2012-13.Kyle Clifford and Jeff Carter also scored for the Kings. Cam Fowler and Rickard Rakell also had goals for the Ducks.FLAMES 3, CANUCKS 1VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Mark Giordano had a goal and two assists, leading Calgary Flames to the win.Garnet Hathaway and Andrew Mangiapane also scored, and Mike Smith made 27 saves for the Flames, who snapped the Canucks‘ three-game winning streak.Brock Boeser had a power-play goal for the Canucks, who are six points behind Colorado for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Jacob Markstrom had 28 saves.
UNIONDALE Riley Nash Jersey Womens , N.Y. (AP) — With the season coming down to the wire, the Philadelphia Flyers know that wins over division-leading teams such as the Islanders are not easy to come by.Well, now they’ve got two over New York in the last six days.James van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist, helping the Flyers to a 5-2 win over the Islanders on Saturday night.Ryan Hartman, Sean Couturier, Nolan Patrick and Travis Konecny also scored for Philadelphia, which had a three-goal second period. Brian Elliott made 25 saves for his 10th victory of the season. Elliott’s performance was also bolstered by the 16 blocked shots the Flyers recorded.“I thought our guys really played well defensively,” Flyers coach Scott Gordon said. “The game that we played here last week I think we got lucky in the second period a few times Martin Hanzal Jersey Womens , but tonight this was probably one of our better defensive games. . With the exception of the last two plays at the net at the end of the game there, we had guys that were able to stop them from getting shots off.”The win helped Philadelphia inch closer to the final wild-card spot. They are seven points behind Pittsburgh and five behind Columbus and Montreal for one of two wild-card spots in the Eastern Conference.The Flyers are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games, which includes wins over the Islanders and Penguins.“We were really good defensively,” Jakub Voracek said about the Flyers’ effort. “We didn’t give up much. We eliminated their speed through the neutral zone.”Scott Mayfield and Nick Leddy scored for New York, and Thomas Greiss made 10 saves but gave up all five of the Flyers’ goals in 39:56 of action. Christopher Gibson made his first appearance since Dec. 6 in relief of Greiss in the third period and stopped 10 shots.The Islanders remained two points behind Washington for the Metropolitan Division lead. New York has struggled in its last five games, going 2-3-0 since defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 on Feb. 28. New York’s only two wins came against the struggling Ottawa Senators. The Islanders host Columbus on Monday night.“It’s not something we’re taking lightly,” Islanders captain Anders Lee said. “When there’s a rough patch and we’re coming in here talking a little bit too much about the streak. We just have to find a way to regroup tomorrow. We have a huge (game) on Monday.“This one is obviously awful. It stinks.”Van Riemsdyk scored with 3.1 seconds left in the first period to break a 1-1 tie. The Flyers forward was left alone in front of the net to clean up a puck that was initially stopped by Greiss.Philadelphia extended its lead to 3-1 at the 1:34 mark of the second period. Couturier fired a hard shot from the top of the left faceoff circle for his 28th goal of the season.The Flyers made it 4-1 when Patrick scored at 5:35 of the second. Konecny’s goal at 17:26 put Philadelphia up 5-1.Leddy scored to cut the Flyers’ lead to 5-2 with 3:32 remaining in the game.Mayfield gave the Islanders a 1-0 lead at the 6:30 mark of the first period after his shot was deflected into the net by the stick of Corban Knight. The goal was Mayfield’s first since Nov. 18 against Dallas.The Flyers evened the score on Hartman’s goal at 15:20 of the first. Ivan Provorov threw the puck at the net and Hartman was able to push the rebound by Greiss.Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk left early after being hit up high by Voracek. Boychuk was attended to on the ice for several minutes by a team trainer before going to the dressing room.As Boychuk was leaving the ice, he motioned at Voracek.“He’s getting off the ice and pointing at me like it’s Wrestlemania Anton Khudobin Jersey Womens ,” Voracek said. “Give me a break. We’ll see what happens next game.”THE ARCHITECTThe Islanders honored their late Hall of Fame general manager Bill Torrey before the start of the game. Members of Torrey’s family were on hand for a ceremonial puck drop and a tribute video was played in his honor.Torrey died on May 2, 2018, at his home in South Florida at the age of 83.He developed the Islanders into a dynasty that won four consecutive Stanley Cups from 1980-83.NOTES: Flyers G Carter Hart missed his sixth straight game. Flyers coach Scott Gordon told reporters that Hart was healthy. The Flyers goaltender missed the previous five games with a lower-body injury. … Islanders F Cal Clutterbuck missed his third consecutive game with an upper-body injury. Clutterbuck was injured last Sunday in the Islanders’ 4-1 loss to Philadelphia. … The Flyers made their second appearance of the season at the Nassau Coliseum on Saturday. Philadelphia has played four regular-season or preseason games against the Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum since the building was reopened in 2017, the most for any team in the NHL. … The Islanders scratched D Thomas Hickey, D Luca Sbisa, D Dennis Seidenberg, F Andrew Ladd and F Ross Johnston. … The Flyers scratched D Samuel Morin and D Andrew MacDonald.UP NEXTIslanders: Host Columbus on Monday night at Nassau Coliseum.Flyers: Host Ottawa on Monday night. OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Torey Krug felt like the Boston Bruins were “still in their pre-game nap” during their game against the Ottawa Senators.Tuukka Rask helped the Bruins stick around Wade Megan Jersey Womens , and Krug gave Boston the jolt it needed for a road victory.Krug took a cross-crease pass from David Krejci and beat Mike McKenna with a one-timer 3:07 into overtime to lift the Bruins over the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Sunday night.“It was a tough game for us,” Krug said. “It took us a while to wake up there.”Krug deferred credit to Krejci on the winner.“It’s a highly, highly skilled player making a great pass,” Krug said. “He sees things that other guys can’t see, even from up in the press box. He made a great play and I was lucky enough to be on the receiving end of it.”Brad Marchand had the regulation goal for the Bruins (16-10-4), and Rask made 27 saves.Mark Stone scored in regulation for the Senators (13-14-4), who got a career-best 42-save performance from McKenna, including a diving two-pad stack save against Sean Kuraly in overtime.The third period finished with a frantic seven minutes Tobias Rieder Jersey Womens , starting with a game-saving glove save by Rask against Stone on a 2-on-1 when the Senators were short-handed and a delayed penalty was coming to the Bruins.McKenna stopped Marchand in close before turning aside David Pastrnak on a breakaway. McKenna stopped 14 shots in the third period as the Bruins outshot Ottawa 14-4.“I felt like myself and I felt like I’ve had a lot of good work leading up to this to be ready for it,” McKenna said. “Credit to our goalie coaching, credit to my teammates and all that, but I felt like myself out there. It might have been the most (saves) in the NHL, but I’ve had games like that in other places before.”Stone put Ottawa on the board 12:51 into the first who he one-timed a circle-to-circle pass from Colin White.The Senators failed to capitalize on a 5-on-3 advantage for one minute, including the final 50 seconds of the first period.Marchand tied it at 1, beating McKenna at 7:49 of the second period as the Senators played a man short following an instigator penalty to Ben Harpur.NOTES: Dylan DeMelo and Christian Jaros were scratches for the Senators while Noel Acciari, Jake Debrusk and Jeremy Lauzon were scratches for the Bruins. … After sweeping the season-series against the Bruins two years ago Mike Hoffman Jersey Womens , the Senators have lost seven straight against Boston, including their two previous meetings this season.UP NEXTBruins: Host Arizona on Tuesday night.Senators: Open a three-game trip Tuesday night at Nashville.
DETROIT (AP) — There was plenty of space for Erik Gustafsson to shoot the puck himself Ben Bishop Jersey , but with Patrick Kane alone to the right of the net, his decision was obvious.“He’s a pretty good goal scorer, so I gave it to him,” Gustafsson said.Kane’s second goal of the game, with 2:18 left in overtime, gave the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Kane extended his point streak to 19 games and helped the Blackhawks recover after blowing a 4-1 lead in the third period.Dylan Larkin and Andreas Athanasiou scored two goals each for the Red Wings, who tied it late in the third. But Kane fired home the pass from Gustafsson in overtime, beating goalie Jonathan Bernier for his 38th goal of the season.“It really didn’t feel good from 4-1 on, because we didn’t have a lot of possession and we weren’t creating chances,” Kane said.Artem Anisimov http://www.officialstarsproonline.com/authentic-adidas-brett-ritchie-jersey , Brandon Saad and Alex DeBrincat scored for Chicago in the first period. The Blackhawks have won 10 of their last 12 games, and this was the seventh time in that span that they scored at least five goals.Chicago is now tied with Colorado for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.“Well, I’d rather be in than out,” coach Jeremy Colliton said. “We still need to work on our game. Our game isn’t where it needs to be for us to compete in the playoffs, and we’re going to have to play better to get the points we need coming down the stretch.”Kane trails league leader Alex Ovechkin by just four goals now, although his goals Wednesday were his only points of the night. His assist streak ended at 17 games.Chicago beat Ottawa 8-7 on Monday, and the Blackhawks went through another high-scoring night against Detroit. Anisimov made it 1-0 after only 99 seconds, but Larkin answered for the Red Wings a few minutes later.Saad scored his 21st goal of the season, and DeBrincat’s 33rd made it 3-1 before the end of the period.In the second, Kane came down on a 2-on-1 break with Jonathan Toews. Kane took the shot himself Adam Clendening Jersey Womens , beating Jimmy Howard to make it 4-1. Howard was then replaced, having allowed four goals on eight shots.“Sometimes it’s just not your night. That doesn’t mean it’s on him,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. “If Kane is going down on a 2-on-1, he’s scoring on lots of goalies. I thought DeBrincat’s shot was a great shot, I thought Saad’s shot was a great shot.”Larkin brought the Red Wings within two with his 26th of the season, and Athanasiou made it 4-3 when he scored on the power play with 14:37 left in regulation. Athanasiou lifted the puck from behind the goal line, next to the net, and it bounced off goalie Cam Ward and in.The Red Wings had their goalie pulled when they tied it with 1:26 left in the third. Mike Green appeared to mis-hit a shot from near the blue line, but Anthony Mantha corralled the puck to the left of the net and slid it across the goalmouth to Athanasiou, who had an easy shot from the other side.“We weren’t happy at all with how we played in the first two periods. We made it an easy night for them Devin Shore Jersey ,” Larkin said. “I felt like we were waiting for things to happen. They were getting bounces and scoring easy. The way we played in the third, it was a great comeback.”NOTES: Kane has 16 goals in 26 assists during his point streak. … Detroit outshot Chicago 35-20. … Blackhawks F Drake Caggiula left the game with an eye injury.UP NEXTBlackhawks: Host Colorado on Friday night.Red Wings: Host Minnesota on Friday night. EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The longest point streak in the NHL this season will extend through the holiday break.Nikita Kucherov had a goal and four assists, Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson each scored twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning stretched their run to 12 games with a 6-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.“I’m just playing hockey and trying to enjoy the game, trying to make the right play every time and sometimes it doesn’t happen, sometimes it happens and today it happened,” Kucherov said.J.T. Miller also scored for the NHL-leading Lightning (28-7-2), who are 11-0-1 in their last 12 games.“I think we played great,” defenseman Victor Hedman said. “Overall, it was a great performance by the guys and you can tell we really wanted to win this game and go into the break on a high note Womens Esa Lindell Jersey , and we’re feeling good about ourselves.”Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Alex Chiasson and Leon Draisaitl scored for the Oilers (18-15-3), who have dropped three straight. Connor McDavid had three assists.“Rather than relying on the same people every night to do everything, I’m trying to get people connected,” Edmonton coach Ken Hitchcock said. “We’re going to have to figure out who’s helping and who’s hurting, for us to get to another level.“We can’t keep doing it the same way over and over. It’s not going to work.”Edmonton goalie Mikko Koskinen lost for the first time on home ice this season, falling to 7-1-0.The Oilers got on the board first midway through the opening period on a give-and-go play from McDavid to Nugent-Hopkins, who sent his 12th goal past Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy.McDavid picked up his 200th career assist on the play, becoming the sixth player in NHL history to reach the milestone before his 22nd birthday — joining a club that includes Wayne Gretzky, Sidney Crosby Jamie Benn Jersey , Mario Lemieux, Dale Hawerchuk and Ron Francis.Tampa Bay tied it on a power play with three minutes left in the first when Stamkos fired a one-timer past Koskinen for his 19th of the season.Koskinen made a huge save on Kucherov’s breakaway early in the second.The Oilers pulled back in front on the power play three minutes into the middle period when Chiasson tipped a point shot by Darnell Nurse.Kucherov got another clear breakaway with seven minutes left in the second and this time made no mistake in scoring his 16th goal.The Lightning went up 3-2 a minute and a half later as Miller redirected a shot from in front of the net.Tampa Bay added to its lead four minutes into the second when Johnson pounced on a big rebound for his 15th.Edmonton got that one back quickly on a power play as McDavid fed the puck to Draisaitl for his 17th of the season, but the Lightning put it away on Stamkos’ second of the game with five minutes left and an empty-netter from Johnson.“We’re going to need a little better out of everyone,” Chiasson said.UP NEXTLightning: Return home to face the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday after the Christmas break.Oilers: Host the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins talk a lot about turning the page from one game to the next Ryan O'Reilly Jersey Womens , but they also have had several outings that sting enough to linger.They are at the latter point going into a game Friday against Boston (17-10-4).Pittsburgh (13-11-6) had points in four straight games before falling 6-3 on Wednesday at Chicago, which entered the game last in the NHL with nine wins and riding an eight-game losing streak, and played the night before.Article continues below ...“To not have the fire or whatever, the jump, I don’t know if there’s an excuse for that,” Penguins forward Matt Cullen said after returning for that game from a lower-body injury.Pittsburgh had some feel-good moments in the game, erasing an early two-goal deficit and getting a hat trick from Bryan Rust, who busted a 20-game goal drought.But for what is far from the first time this season, the Penguins find themselves fighting the frustration of some deficiencies that keep cropping up — defensive lapses, critical penalties Brian Elliott Jersey , poor puck management and a lack of an offensive response at key times.It’s not all of those things all the time, but it’s enough of them enough of the time to be concerning to them.“We’re trying to build some traction here,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. “We’ve played a lot of good hockey over the last three or four weeks. We’re trying to string some wins together and points together and (produce) momentum. When you have a night like (Wednesday), it sets you back.“I thought we gave up more odd-man rushes than we did in the last three or four weeks.”Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray (lower body) came off injured reserve Wednesday and dressed as the backup to Casey DeSmith. It’s not clear who will start against the Bruins.Boston has won three straight.Bruins center Ryan Donato has never faced Pittsburgh, and his impression of the club that has won three Stanley Cups since 2009 remains strong.“It’s one of those talented NHL teams that capitalize on every mistake,” Donato said. “I look up and down their lineup and they have a lot of superstars, so I think for us we’ve got to come in with a mentality of being really hungry and prepared to play some defense, but also not make any mistakes.”Boston is moving toward being healthier.While winger Jake DeBrusk has gone into concussion protocol and will sit out Friday, winger David Backes has had no lingering effects from being cut in the face Tuesday and is expected to play Friday.Backes took a skate to the face during a 4-3 win over Arizona. He returned to the game after receiving stitches.“No worse for wear,” Backes said Thursday. “It could have been a lot worse looking at the video and knowing that there’s some sharp apparatus right by my moneymaker http://www.officialflyersproshop.com/authentic-adidas-claude-giroux-jersey , my face.”Center Sean Kuraly did not practice after having a minor procedure on his broken nose, the result of a fight Sunday against Ottawa’s Ben Harpur. Coach Bruce Cassidy said Kuraly was questionable to probable to face Pittsburgh and might need to add some extra facial protection.Meanwhile, center Patrice Bergeron (rib, sternoclavicular injury) and defenseman Zdeno Chara (left MCL injury) skated before practice, and defenseman Kevan Miller (throat) practiced in a limited capacity.“He’s practicing in a non-contact jersey, so he’s able to do that, so that’s good,” Cassidy said of Miller. “He’ll obviously have to get cleared for contact.” DETROIT (AP) — Andreas Athanasiou got the Detroit Red Wings‘ offense going, and Jimmy Howard backed it up.Athanasiou scored twice, including a penalty shot Ivan Provorov Jersey , and Jimmy Howard made 40 saves in his 500th game to lead the Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.Frans Nielsen scored to break a 2-2 tie late in the second period.“(Athanasiou) doing what he does best in the first period, Frans burying one in the second, that’s all we needed tonight,” Howard said. “It was nice.”Howard joined Hall of Famer Terry Sawchuk and Chris Osgood as the only goalies to play 500 games with the Red Wings.“I think one of the biggest things is he’s never satisfied. He’s always looking to get even better,” Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall said about the 34-year-old Howard. “I don’t know if I’ve seen him play better than he has this season to be honest with you. It’s pretty impressive.”Brady Tkachuk and Matt Duchene scored for Ottawa, and Anders Nilsson stopped 26 shots.“We gave Athanasiou two breaks. So we know you’ve got to two-man that guy. You can’t expect on your own to be able to catch up to him,” Senators coach Guy Boucher said.“We got beat there 1-on-1. There’s no defensive mistake there. It’s just 1-on-1, one’s faster than the other. And then the other one, we left the middle open there a little too long, and he took advantage of it Jakub Voracek Jersey Kids , and he got a penalty shot.”Nielsen got the winner with 3:00 left in the second period. He got his ninth goal, from the bottom of the left circle, by converting a pass from Darren Helm after a turnover by Senators defenseman Dylan DeMelo.Duchene had tied it at 2 with 6:21 left in the second. He skated around Detroit defenseman Jonathan Ericsson and beat Howard for his 26th goal.The Red Wings led 2-1 after the first period.Athanasiou scored his first goal with 9:16 left in the first. He cut in off left wing, skated across the crease and beat Nilsson with a backhand shot.Tkachuk tied it with 3:36 remaining in the opening period when he put in a loose puck from in front. It was Tkachuk’s 13th goal.Athanasiou restored Detroit’s lead when he scored on a penalty shot with 2:18 left in the first. Ottawa defenseman Christian Jaros impeded Athanasiou on a breakaway attempt. It was Athanasiou’s career-high 20th goal and third in two games.NOTES: The Red Wings sent rookie defenseman Dennis Cholowski to AHL Grand Rapids after the game. Cholowski had seven goals and 16 points and was minus-20 in 52 games. He was a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game on Thursday. … Ottawa was without G Craig Anderson (eye) and D Mark Borowiecki (lower-body injury). … The Red Wings lead the NHL with four penalty shot attempts this season. They’ve been successful on two (both by Athanasiou), which ties the Vancouver Canucks for the league lead.UP NEXTSenators: At Winnipeg on Saturday night.Red Wings: At Philadelphia on Saturday night.
The Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup last season Authentic Oliver Bjorkstrand Jersey , but it’s been some time since they’ve enjoyed a run like this.For that, they can thank Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson.The Capitals go for their eighth straight victory Sunday afternoon against the Anaheim Ducks.Article continues below ...Washington (15-7-3) extended its streak with a 6-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. It’s the Capitals’ longest run since reeling off nine straight wins from Dec. 31, 2016 to Jan. 15, 2017.Backstrom led the way Friday with his second career hat trick and an assist. He’s been one key to Washington’s offense during the streak with 12 points (five goals, seven assists), and leads the team with 23 assists and 32 points this season.“I think he’s had a really strong year. For me, it’s the best I have seen him play through 20-plus games in the start of a season,” Capitals coach Todd Reirden said of Backstrom.Backstrom has five goals in his last five matchups with the Ducks at Capital One Arena.Wilson chipped in with a short-handed goal in his 400th career game before drawing a match penalty for hitting the Devils’ Brett Seney from behind. Wilson, who had a 20-game suspension for an illegal check during the preseason reduced to 14 games, is expected to be in the lineup as the league announced Saturday that there will be no additional punishment for the hit.“Anytime I’m involved in contact, it’s assumed that I’m skating away and it’s a match penalty. It (stinks) Ryan Murray Jersey , but that’s what it is,” Wilson said Saturday. “I just have to keep trying to play my game and produce and help the team win. As we saw, I have to be very, very careful about any type of contact.”With six goals in a five-game scoring streak, Wilson is also tied with Backstrom for the team lead with 12 points during the Caps’ run.Anaheim (13-10-5) closes a five-game swing in search of its season-high fourth straight victory. Pontus Aberg scored late in the third period and Ryan Getzlaf found the back of the net on a breakaway in overtime of a 2-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday.“We’re finding ways,” Getzlaf told the team’s official website. “Tonight was one of the ugliest games we played on the trip. We found a way, got one late and our goaltender was outstanding.”Getzlaf, who leads the team with 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists) was talking about John Gibson. He’s turned aside 75 of 78 shots while winning each of his last two starts and has seen the team evolve.“It kind of seemed like at the beginning of the year we were finding ways to lose,” he told the Orange County Register after a 34-save effort Friday. “You’re starting to see we’re finding a way to win some games we thought we were maybe out of and maybe shouldn’t have won.”But Gibson has given up eight goals while losing each of his last two starts in Washington. Ryan Miller, who made 34 saves in a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday http://www.bluejacketsshoponline.com/authentic-sergei-bobrovsky-jersey , needs one win to tie John Vanbiesbrouck for most by a goaltender born in the United States with 374.Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin has goals in four straight games and has 19 on the season. He has one goal in his last five games against Anaheim, and 11 points (seven goals, four assists) during the Caps’ winning streak. ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin thinks the Washington Capitals were tired.Tired after losing seven consecutive games and tired in the middle of another long slog after winning the Stanley Cup last season. By the time they got back on the ice Thursday for their first practice after the All-Star break and league-mandated bye week, the Russian superstar captain saw something completely different.“Maybe it was too much hockey,” Ovechkin said Thursday. “Today I look at the guys and I can see everybody is missing the hockey and everybody flying, everybody laughing, everybody don’t think about what happened a week ago or how many games we lose in a row.”The seven straight losses are the Capitals’ most since the 2013-14 season that led to the firing of general manager George McPhee and coach Adam Oates. Even though they never lost more than three consecutive games last year before lifting the Cup for the first time in franchise history, the Capitals hope their woeful ways are a thing of the past and will help them on the way to a repeat bid.“In a way, it’s a good thing for us right now because we were going to have to have something like this to push us in the right direction,” goaltender Braden Holtby said. “It’s almost one of those reality checks to move on and stay in the moment instead of in the past or relying on the past. Now we’re focused on our team and where it is right now and getting better and being the best we can.”The dreaded “Stanley Cup hangover” can have many effects Womens Seth Jones Jersey , including the defending champion wearing down come playoff time. The Pittsburgh Penguins never dropped more than four in a row during either of their reigns as defending champions the past two years but did lose nine of 14 during one stretch last season.Holtby wonders if Washington’s talent and experience masked some flaws even before this 0-5-2 stretch when all the good fortune wore off. Suddenly, defensive-zone coverage broke down, and the Capitals have allowed 36 goals during their skid.Defenseman Matt Niskanen said before the break, “Obviously there’s a few things that feel like a mess right now.” After some time away, the Capitals were able to get back to basics on cleaning up that mess.“We started to address some of those today and start moving forward with doing a better job of playing to our team identity: eliminating the chance-for-chance opportunities that we were giving up and just defensive breakdowns,” coach Todd Reirden said. “It’s been a really good time for our players to reset mentally and get some rest physically and get ready for these final 32 games here.”No team could’ve used a break more than the Capitals, who looked nothing like the dominant champs over the past several weeks. They gave up eight goals at Chicago, coughed up a two-goal, third-period lead to San Jose that included the Sharks scoring with 1 second left and followed those up with a lackluster loss at Toronto before dispersing to locations tropic and otherwise.Center Nicklas Backstrom, one of the few Capitals players still around from the 2013-14 days, chalks it up to things snowballing on a losing streak just like they can in a positive way on a winning streak. He thinks the break came at the perfect time for a mentally fatigued group that’s ready to recoup what it’s lost in the standings.“You’ve got to make sure you’re collecting some points every night Sonny Milano Jersey ,” Backstrom said. “I think this part is probably most important. This is where you come together as a team and really play your best hockey.”The Capitals will play first game after their break Friday against the Western Conference-leading Calgary Flames without Ovechkin, who has to sit out because he skipped All-Star Weekend. Perhaps after abandoning some structure in recent losses, Ovechkin’s absence will force his teammates to lock down defensively and play the brand of hockey that won them a championship.“Definitely we’ll miss him, especially coming back here after a break,” Reirden said. “In this situation, it’s about guys figuring out how to play within themselves and simplify our game and not give them any free offense, which is something we’re trying to rectify.”
Ottawa coming to town doesn’t normally evoke extra excitement. Then again Mikkel Boedker Jersey Womens , the Senators have never come to Denver with a former franchise player who demanded to be traded.Friday night’s game at Pepsi Center pits Ottawa center Matt Duchene against his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, more than a year after he was dealt to the Senators in a three-team trade. Duchene was open about not wanting to be with the Avalanche when training camp started in 2017, saying he reported to the team to honor his contract.A month later, he was with the Senators who, ironically, acquired him just before Colorado and Ottawa played a two-game set in Sweden. So this is the first time since the trade he will play in Denver, where he was an Avalanche for eight-plus seasons after being drafted third overall in the 2009 draft.Article continues below ...“It’s a lot of emotions, obviously,” Duchene told reporters Thursday. “It’s going to be really weird to walk into that rink. The only time I’ve been in the guest locker room is when we were doing our blood tests in training camp. It’s definitely going to be an interesting experience.“There will be some nerves and some anxiety but once I get on the ice and just play hockey it should be a little easier.”The Avalanche made out well, getting four players and three draft picks from the Senators and Nashville combined. One player, 20-year-old defenseman Samuel Girard, has become one of Colorado’s top blueliners.The Avalanche (6-2-2) turned the page pretty quickly on the Duchene trade, reaching the playoffs for the first time in four years last spring. They’ve started strong this season despite suffering a 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday night.It was the first time they had been shut out at home since March 2017, and it’s not hard to see why they’ve been able to score. The top line of Nathan MacKinnon http://www.officialavalanche.com/authentic-adidas-patrick-roy-jersey , Mikko Rantanen and Gabe Landeskog has been producing points since last season. Wednesday was the first time they were held without a point this season.Right after the loss the players were focusing on Ottawa.“Good teams respond, so it obviously (stinks) tonight,” defenseman Ian Cole said after the loss to the Lightning. “You know, it’s a missed opportunity for us to beat a great hockey team but, like I said, we’re going to reassess, have a practice tomorrow and be ready to go come Friday night.”Ottawa (4-3-1) is coming off a 4-1 loss to Boston but had won three straight before facing the Bruins. They are led in scoring by Thomas Chabot (three goals, seven assists) with Duchene third with eight points (one goal, seven assists).Duchene isn’t the only player making a return to Denver. Goaltender Craig Anderson spent a year and a half with the Avalanche and backstopped them to the playoffs in 2010 when he played in a career-high 71 games. He has faced the Avalanche before, so the fans’ focus will be on Duchene. PITTSBURGH (AP) The sluggish opening three months. The so-so finish. The only occasional attention to detail on defense. None of it matters anymore.The playoffs are here. The champs are, too.Sidney Crosby and the Penguins provided proof in Pittsburgh’s 7-0 dismantling of the Philadelphia Flyers in the opening game of their first-round series Wednesday night.Crosby performed more stick wizardry on his way to his third postseason hat trick, Evgeni Malkin added a highlight-reel goal of his own and the Penguins overwhelmed their seemingly overmatched cross-state rivals to begin their quest for a third straight Stanley Cup with a blowout that seemed to indicate the grudge match could be a mismatch.Not that Pittsburgh’s captain wanted to buy into any sort of message sending, even after the Penguins became only the fifth team in NHL history to win a series opener by at least seven goals.”I mean, it’s one game,” Crosby said. ”Whether it’s 7-0 or 1-0 or double overtime Womens Samuel Girard Jersey , it’s one game. A big part in the playoffs is to get better every game and to adjust, and that’s the way we have to look at it.”That might be a frightening proposition for the rest of the NHL. It certainly is for the Flyers, who have lost all five meetings with Pittsburgh this season, giving up at least five goals each time. Nothing that happened during the regular season, however, compared to Wednesday night. The Penguins pumped five goals in the first 29:01 to chase goalie Brian Elliott, and the Flyers simply could not keep pace.”It was one of the worst games I’ve been a part of,” Flyers forward Claude Giroux said.Philadelphia coach Dave Hakstol mercifully pulled Elliott after Crosby swatted Brian Dumoulin’s point shot out of the air and knocked it by a stunned Elliott to put the Penguins up 5-0 just before the game’s midway point. Elliott stopped 14 of 19 shots before being replaced by Petr Mrazek. Mrazek made 12 saves, but Hakstol indicated he’s likely to go with Elliott again in Friday’s Game 2.Whoever is in net for the Flyers, it won’t matter if the play in front of them isn’t better. Philadelphia’s power play went 0 for 4 and didn’t even generate a shot.”They beat us from pretty much every aspect tonight, starting from the net out,” Elliott said. ”Everybody just has to be better.”Jake Guentzel had a goal and three assists for Pittsburgh. Bryan Rust and Carl Hagelin also scored. Matt Murray stopped 24 shots for his third straight playoff shutout.The Flyers stressed the need to stay out of the penalty box and put together three disciplined, competitive periods if they wanted to put an abrupt halt to Pittsburgh’s run at history. It didn’t happen. Not even close.The Penguins jumped on Philadelphia early. Elliott stopped Kris Letang’s slap shot with his blocker only to see the long rebound go right to Rust, who ripped it over Elliott’s right shoulder to give the Penguins the lead 2:38 into the game.Philadelphia’s best chance at staying in it came minutes later, but Scott Laughton whiffed on his first attempt from the doorstep and Murray made a sprawling glove save on Laughton’s second try to preserve Pittsburgh’s lead.”If that goes in Semyon Varlamov Jersey , it’s 1-1 and maybe we’re talking about a different result,” Crosby said.Moments later, Hagelin expertly redirected Patric Hornqvist’s shot past Elliott 10:07 into the game. Malkin drew a hooking penalty to negate a Pittsburgh power play, and when he emerged from the penalty box, he whizzed past three Flyers in one sequence, darting by Jakub Voracek, slipping past Giroux and then fending off Shayne Gostisbehere before flicking a backhand past Elliott to put the Penguins up 3-0 before the series was 15 minutes old.All that before Crosby got involved.The two-time MVP has a knack for scoring in unorthodox ways. He beat Montreal’s Carey Price with an intentional double-deflection and smacked a rebound out of air in overtime to top New Jersey within a span of eight days last month.His first of the playoffs was just as impressive and provided the exclamation point on a night Pittsburgh looked every bit the threat to become the first team since the New York Islanders of the early 1980s to capture three straight Cups.NOTES: Crosby’s hat trick tied Pittsburgh owner and Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux for the most postseason hat tricks in franchise history. … Murray hasn’t allowed a goal since Game 4 of the 2017 Stanley Cup finals, a span of 206:26. … The Penguins, who had the league’s top-ranked power play during the regular season, went 1 for 4 with the man advantage. … Pittsburgh C Derick Brassard, who missed time late in the regular season with a lower-body injury, had an assist in 13:44. … Injured Steelers LB Ryan Shazier, who is recovering from spine stabilization surgery and has already been ruled out for the 2018 season, stood up and led the sell-out crowd in a pre-game cheer.—
DENVER (AP) Colorado defenseman Patrik Nemeth set career highs this season in goals Youth Jamie McGinn Jersey , games and perhaps even grudges.See what a little chip on the shoulder can do?Waived by Dallas in October, he was claimed by Colorado soon after and has played an integral role in helping the Avalanche return to the postseason. He’s not alone: These playoffs are filled with castoffs who were put on waivers, only to find a revamped role with a new team.It’s not personal. It’s just business. Players realize this. But still, being waived goodbye is hard to swallow.”Of course you want to prove them wrong,” said Nemeth, whose team trails 3-1 heading to Nashville for Game 5 on Friday night. ”You want to prove you can play and that they were wrong. That’s always going to be in the back of your head – at least for me.”When Avs defenseman Mark Barberio was cut by Montreal last year, so many thoughts swirled through his head: What went wrong? Next stop, the minors? Is there still even a role for him in the league?It was a whirlwind 24 hours – the amount of time teams have to make a claim – before the Avs picked him up.”Colorado saw something in me and decided to give me a chance,” Barberio said. ”I’ve gotten a chance to play regular minutes, and a coaching staff I feel believes in me. I’m trying to repay that faith every time I play.”That sort of feeling is shared by center Ryan Carpenter, who was claimed by Vegas from Anaheim on Dec. 13. He’s now heading to the second round with the expansion Golden Knights. Carpenter had a key assist in a Game 3 win over Los Angeles.”It’s amazing … how things can change in pro hockey Womens Jared McCann Jersey ,” Carpenter said on the team’s website. ”I feel like a little kid right now playing in playoffs. It’s exciting and we want to keep this thing going. It’s nice when you feel like you’re contributing. I never would’ve though in the middle of December I’d be playing right now.”Minnesota defenseman Nate Prosser was in a similar boat. He was claimed after St. Louis put him on waivers in late November, returning the nine-year NHL veteran to his home-state team for another stint. The Wild previously claimed Prosser off waivers from St. Louis on Oct. 2, 2014, after he had signed with the Blues that summer but was let go just before the season.A reliable defenseman, he has taken on added responsibility after an injury to Ryan Suter.”It puts the onus on the rest of us to amp up our game a little bit,” Prosser said. ”Just different parts of the game we’ve got to make sure we’re honing in on.”Then there’s Stefan Noesen , who’s had quite a path to wind up with the New Jersey Devils. Drafted by Ottawa in the first round in 2011 and traded to Anaheim in ’13, he was claimed by the Devils on Jan. 25, 2017. He had his first playoff goal in Game 3 against Tampa Bay.”Just because you get put on waivers doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t play,” Nemeth said. ”Sometimes the situation is the way it is and you need a new opportunity.”That was the case for Nemeth, a second-round pick by Dallas in 2010. He played in a career-high 68 games for Colorado Jonathan Huberdeau Jersey , with three goals, 12 assists and a plus-27 rating, which was the highest by an Avalanche defenseman since Adam Foote in 2002-03 – the benefits of a change in scenery.”It could be different scenarios,” Nemeth said of factors leading to being placed on waivers. ”Sometimes, it’s just too many guys. Sometimes, your coach might not like you or might not appreciate what you bring to the table. It’s just different, depending on what situation you’re in. For me personally, it was good.”Avalanche defenseman Duncan Siemens went through the experience last fall – with his own team. He was reassigned to San Antonio in the American Hockey League before spending the last seven weeks with Colorado. He made his playoff debut in the Predators series.”This is such a competitive league,” said Siemens, a first-round pick by Colorado in 2011. ”There are so many good hockey players out there. Your first chance could be your last chance. Anytime you get an opportunity, you have to make the most of it because you don’t know if you’re going to get another one.”—AP Sports Writer Dave Campbell contributed to this report.— PHILADELPHIA (AP) Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs.The Hart Trophy candidate might be the reason they get knocked out in the first round if he can’t become the force the Flyers need to have a chance against the Pittsburgh Penguins.Only six years ago http://www.floridapanthersteamshops.com/authentic-keith-yandle-jersey , Giroux was dubbed ”best in the world” by former coach Peter Laviolette after he posted six goals and eight assists in six games and a rare playoff series win over the Penguins. Playing in a major market, Giroux was on his way toward NHL superstardom.Six years later, the Penguins have won two Stanley Cups, the Flyers haven’t advanced out of the first round and Giroux’s standing as one of the NHL’s best has wildly fluctuated: The 30-year-old followed two mediocre seasons with a career year this season, reaching personal highs in goals (34), assists (68) and points (102). He added a hat trick on the final day.His production has again vanished in the playoffs.The Flyers captain has no goals and one assist in three games – the Penguins hold a 2-1 series lead headed into Game 4 (7 p.m. EDT Wednesday, NBCSN) – in a postseason slump that dates to 2014. He again had no goals and one assist in six games against Washington in 2016 and scored two goals in seven games in 2014 against the New York Rangers. Giroux’s last playoff goal came on April 29, 2014.In the Game 3 loss to Pittsburgh, Giroux took four shots on goal and led the Flyers with 10 shot attempts – four on goal, one that was blocked and five that missed.”There’s a lot of hockey left to play here,” Giroux said. ”I have no doubt that we’re going to come out strong in Game 4.”Jake Voracek and Wayne Simmonds (who dropped from 31 goals in 2017 to 24 this season) are also scoreless for the Flyers.”Our team’s got to elevate our play overall Womens Authentic Nick Bjugstad Jersey ,” coach Dave Hakstol said. ”There’s nothing drastic that needs to be done.”That didn’t stop Hakstol from mixing up his lines at practice Tuesday, when Sean Couturier was injured. There was no immediate word on his status.The Flyers have hit these rough patches before, losing 10 straight games over November and December before bouncing back to land in the postseason.”Our guys have been through similar situations,” Hakstol said. ”This one’s just a little bit more elevated.”The Penguins will play Game 4 without Patric Hornqvist, who has a goal and two assists in the series and is out with an undisclosed injury. He was on the top line with Sidney Crosby in Game 3 and was third in the league in power-play goals this season. Hornqvist was checked from behind into the boards by Philadelphia’s Andrew MacDonald in Game 3.CLOSE IT OUTOnly four NHL teams have taken a 3-0 series lead like San Jose has over Anaheim and lost a best-of-seven series. The Sharks just happen to be one of them, having collapsed against the Los Angeles Kings four years ago in the first round. That’s one reason why the Sharks head into Game 4 at home against the Ducks (10:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Golf Channel) with a sense of urgency to close out this series.”Enough has happened in this room where I think we understand the challenges that still lie ahead of us,” captain Joe Pavelski said. ”We want a good start, we want to come out and put it on the line. We’re going to have to earn this next game for sure.”The Sharks have controlled the series, outscoring Anaheim 14-3 following an 8-1 victory in Game 3. Anaheim allowed four power-play goals as the Ducks lost their composure as well as the game.”I mean, we got to win a game Roberto Luongo Jersey ,” captain Ryan Getzlaf said. ”Our focus has got to be to win that Game 4 and that’s all we can do.”SPIRITED PRACTICENashville turned up the intensity in practice Tuesday, complete with some light hitting and vigorous battles for the puck in front of goaltender Pekka Rinne.This is a reason for the stepped-up pace: Being outscored by a 5-0 margin by Colorado in the first period of the series.”Today was a perfect practice for that. It wasn’t about easing into practice,” said Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis, whose team leads the Avalanche 2-1 heading into Game 4 (10 p.m. EDT Wednesday, NBCSN). ”It was about going full speed into practice right away. We need that to translate into the game.”Colorado went through an optional practice and had defenseman Samuel Girard on the ice wearing a non-contact sweater. He has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury.TRUST THE … PROGRESS?Tampa Bay holds a 2-1 series lead over New Jersey headed into Game 4 (7:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Golf Channel). But New Jersey’s 5-2 win over the Lightning on Monday was at least a sign that the Devils should trust the … progress?The Devils are owned by Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the same company that also owns the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers. Team owner Josh Harris attended the 76ers’ Game 2 loss in Philadelphia on Monday.Under Harris’ watch, his teams can orchestrate a turnaround. The 76ers, accompanied by the now-familiar ”Trust The Process” slogan, went from 10 wins two seasons ago to 53 and the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference this year while the Devils made a stunning run from the worst team in the East to the postseason in a year.All the Devils need is a catchphrase.
The Los Angeles Kings were hoping their seven-game homestand would help steer their season in the right direction Jonny Brodzinski Jersey Womens , but they’ll still be trying to find their way when they host the Calgary Flames on Saturday night at Staples Center.The Kings ended a six-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders in the first game of the homestand on Oct. 28 but then fired coach John Stevens a week later and replaced him with Willie Desjardins.Los Angeles (5-9-1) seemed to take their game to another level in Desjardins’ debut on Tuesday, out-hustling the Anaheim Ducks in a 4-1 victory, but couldn’t build off that momentum on Thursday against the Minnesota Wild and lost 3-1, dropping their record to 3-2-0 on the homestand.Article continues below ...The Kings also had their home sellout streak end at 297 games.“At this point in the year, we’ve got to get points to start climbing back into this thing,” Kings defenseman Alec Martinez told reporters after the loss to the Wild. “Go back to the drawing board.”The Flames (9-6-1) should feel fresh after playing just once since last Saturday, a 3-2 loss at the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, ending a four-game winning streak.Many eyes will be on the matchup between Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk and Kings defenseman Drew Doughty.Tkachuk elbowed Doughty in the face during a March 2017 game, briefly knocking Doughty out of the game and prompting Doughty to call the then 19-year-old Tkachuk a “pretty dirty player.”Tkachuk was suspended by the NHL for two games, but their issues continued last season.Tkachuk has become an even more valuable offensive player for the Flames this season, making his presence in the lineup more vital to Calgary’s success.After totaling 24 goals and 25 assists in 68 games last season, Tkachuk has seven goals and 12 assists in 16 games so far this season.Calgary general manager Brad Treliving told the Calgary Sun that a skill that’s gone unappreciated is Tkachuk’s intelligence.“His hockey IQ is elite. He thinks it so well,” Treviling said. “Those players that think it so well, when they get around other players that think it so well Womens Tyler Toffoli Jersey , you can produce.“It’s a hard league to score in, we know that, but he’s smart, he’s courageous, he goes to where you need to score goals and he has skill. So he’s certainly capable of putting up numbers.”The Kings conclude their homestand Tuesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. They entered Friday 10 points behind the Vancouver Canucks for first place in the Pacific Division but just six points out of the final playoff spot.The schedule is still early, but Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. Teams in playoff spots at Thanksgiving often make the postseason in April.“We’re concerned with where we’re at, but I think if you look at the standings we’re not that far off,” Toffoli said. “Every game matters for us right now, so we’ve got to find a way to win games here and get a little streak going.” Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photo/Getty ImagesThe NHL trade deadline came and went on Monday afternoon, but not before a flurry of deals were completed at the wire.Mark Stone's landing with the Las Vegas Golden Knights and Wayne Simmonds' move to the Nashville Predators were the highlight deals of the day, while the Winnipeg Jets made a whopping six trades.But we start with Stone, the biggest name on the move. Darren Dreger of TSN shared the details:Darren Dreger DarrenDregerBrannstrom, Lindbergh and Dallas Stars 2nd round pick in 2020 to Ottawa for Mark Stone.Tough to lose a player like Stone, but that鈥檚 a home run for Pierre Dorion and the Sens.Not long after http://www.officialwild.com/authentic-adidas-devan-dubnyk-jersey , Stone agreed to an eight-year extension with the Golden Knights that will pay him an average of $9.5 million per year, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie, though it can't officially be signed until March 1.While the Senators got back decent value for Stone, it still seems more than feasible that the organization could have kept him. But his departure indicates a recent pattern of top players leaving the franchise:Faizal Khamisa SNFaizalKhamisaForget just losing your top-3 forwards this season, the Ottawa Senators top 6 scorers from last season are now all gone. C00eArkiX8Bruce Arthur bruce_arthurDing ding ding jmtWzE6yigStone, 26, is having an excellent year, with 28 goals (a career high) and 34 assists in 59 games. His 62 points are nearly a career high as well, and he will surely smash past his previous high of 64, which was set in the 2014-15 season.His addition is huge for a Vegas team looking to replicate its shocking run to the Stanley Cup Final a season ago. The team is in third place in the Pacific Division with 69 points.As for Simmonds, the bruising forward was sent to Nashville in exchange forRyan Hartman and a 2020 conditional fourth-round pick that will become a third-rounder if the Predators win a playoff round, per Frank Seravalli of TSN.Simmonds will add toughness to Nashville, and the deal made sense for both sides:Bucci Mane BuccigrossHartman will be a popular pest in Philly. Simmonds has a tougher time getting around the rink now, the game is so fast Eric Staal Jersey , but he has tons of grit and toughness. He鈥檒l play on power play and down in the lineup. I thought Nashville and Boston made most sense. NgvPqSaWnsMichael Baumann MJ_BaumannTrading Wayne Simmonds also opens up an obvious spot for Wade Allison next year, and I am very excited for Flyers Nation to encounter someone that angry and that orange.Alexander Appleyard avappleyardLast 3 NHL yrs 5v5:Simmonds: 48.2 CF%, -1.9 CF Rel, 0.59 G/60, 1.18 P/60Hartman: 53.0 CF%, +1.1 CF Rel, 0.76 G/60, 1.63 P/60Losing Simmonds hurts, he was an amazing NHLFlyers who will always be adored.But the team very arguably just got better, younger, cheaper. #FlyersCharlie OConnor charlieo_connNot a fantastic return for Simmonds, but at the same time, Hartman is a young player who is clearly NHL caliber amp;amp; had a pretty darn solid rookie year back in 2016-17. The types of prospects PHI might have gotten back for Simmonds instead wouldnt really have more value than him.And then there were the Jets, who shook things up with six鈥攃ount them Womens Jared Spurgeon Jersey , six鈥攖rades at the deadline.They were as follows:Kristen Shilton kristen_shilton#Leafs trade Par Lindholm to the Winnipeg Jets for Nic PetanDarren Dreger DarrenDregerKiselevich to Wpg. 7th round pick back to Fla.Pierre LeBrun PierreVLeBrunJets get D-man Nathan Beaulieufrom Buffalo for a 6th RD pickPierre LeBrun PierreVLeBrunAs per GMillerTSN, Jets re-acquire Matt Hendricks from Minnesota for a 7th RD pickNew York Rangers NYRangersOFFICIAL: #NYR have acquired a first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, forward Brendan Lemieux, and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Kevin Hayes.Darren Dreger DarrenDregerThe Jets and Columbus Blue Jackets complete a minor league trade. Jets acquire forward, Alex Broadhurst for future considerations.Kevin Hayes was the biggest addition. The 26-year-old center should lead Winnipeg's second lineand has posted14 goals and 28 assists this season. For a Winnipeg team looking to best last year's trip to the Western Conference Final鈥攁nd in first place in the Central Division鈥攁 busy deadline day should bolster theirchances.Hayes seemed excited to make the move to Winnipeg."I'm excited to get to Winnipeg and play tomorrow," he said on TSN (h/t Emily Kaplan of ESPN.com). "I'm a forward who likes to pass first and make the guys around me a little better."It's hard not to see this deal as a solid one for Winnipeg:Larry Brooks NYP_BrooksieAs previously suggested by friends to the north, appears as if Hayes is en route to Winnipeg for probably not enough to justify trading teams second-best (to Zibanejad) player last two years rather than locking him up earlier.A few other notable deals on the day, per TSN, saw bluelinerMichael Del Zotto head to the St. Louis Blues, theNashville Predators send forward Kevin Fiala to the Minnesota Wild for Mikael Granlund,Adam McQuaidjoin to the Columbus Blue Jackets for fourth- and seventh-round picks,Derick Brassard get traded yet again鈥攖his time to the Colorado Avalanche鈥攁nd the Blue Jackets landgoaltender Keith Kinkaid.
Vancouver Canucks forward Calgary Flames Hoodies Authentic , Elias Pettersson, was injured during Thursday night's match-up against the Montreal Canadiens, and now he will receive an MRI to reveal the severity of his injury.According to John Shannon of Sportsnet, the Canucks will have Pettersson undergo an MRI to reveal if he sustained any serious injury. Their currently in Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs this Saturday night.So Pettersson has traveled with the team and will receive an MRI in Toronto before their game. The rookie was tangled up with Canadiens' forward,聽Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Pettersson had his leg twisted when the two feel down onto the ice. Which caused the 20-year-old to leave the game, and not return.advertisingCanucks Elias Pettersson leaves game with injury.This is nottt the kind of way you want to see the leg bend of your leading point scorer 馃槼 pic.twitter.com/aODPdqxRVu— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) January 4 Calgary Flames Hats Authentic , 2019The positive news is that Pettersson was able to leave the ice under is own power. He was also reportedly walking around the dressing room on his injured leg. Which means his injury doesn't sound too serious.But, the Canucks want to be very cautious with how they deal with their leading scorer's injury. He's currently listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury, but that could change after the tests of his MRI is revealed.If it's nothing serious, then Pettersson should only miss a few games due to it. Which would be a huge sigh of relief for the Canucks. Pettersson has been a big reason why this team has performed so well this season.advertising Getty ImagesPettersson leads the Canucks in goals, points and game-winning goals so far this season. He also leads the team in power play points as well. Which shows how important he is to this team, even though he's only a rookie.He's currently arguably the favorite to win the Calder trophy this season Custom Calgary Flames Jerseys , because of how dominant he has been so far this season. He has helped this Canucks team fast track their rebuild, that was expected to continue through this season.But, because of the way he has performed this season, they have been able to position themselves in the race for an unexpected playoff spot. Which is why they will need Pettersson to return to their lineup so that he can continue to help them make this push towards the playoffs.advertisingPettersson has been one the best players in the NHL so far this season. Which seems crazy to say because he's only just a rookie. But, he has helped the Canucks get to where they are in the standings.So they should be thankful that his injury seems to be a minor one. Which will likely mean they will only be without him for a couple of games. Which should also help him continue to perform on a pace that would win him the Calder trophy. BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins forward David Backes rushed himself off the ice Tuesday night after taking a skate blade to the face late in the first period but returned at the start of the second and finished the game.Backes pushed Oliver Ekmann-Larsson near the side of the net and the Arizona defenseman went to the ice, kicking up his left skate on the way down. It caught Backes in the face www.officialhurricanes.com , and he went down before skating on his own quickly to the bench and out the tunnel.Backes returned and won the faceoff to start the second period. He did not speak to reporters during the open locker room period but told The Boston Globe as he left the building he had a cut on the side of his nose that required a few stitches and some ointment.“It’s always scary when your teammate takes a skate to the face, or really anywhere,” Bruins forward Brad Marchand said after scoring twice and adding an assist in the 4-3 victory. “He’s a little prettier now and no worse for wear.”Backes required 18 stitches to close a cut on his leg after a game against Tampa Bay in March.
CALGARY http://www.kingsproshop.com/authentic-drew-doughty-jersey , Alberta (AP) — The play of Alex Edler has the Vancouver Canucks on a roll.Edler scored the overtime winner, had an assist and led both teams with more than 27 minutes of ice time as the Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 3-2 Saturday night.Just over three minutes into a back-and-forth overtime, Edler took a pass from Brock Boeser and his shot dribbled through the pads of David Rittich.“I just tried to give it to (Boeser) and tried to create some space for him. No one picked me up and he made a great pass back to me,” said Edler, who has four goals and 11 points in 16 games since returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for a month.When Edler returned on Nov. 24, the Canucks snapped an eight-game winless skid by beating the Los Angeles Kings 4-2. With their ice-time leader back in the fold, Vancouver has been playing better, having gone 8-2-1 in its last 11 to climb to within one point of the final wild card spot in the Western Conference.“He plays 26 minutes, 27 minutes for a reason. He’s doing a great job out there,” said goaltender Jacob MarkstromBoeser and Elias Pettersson also scored for Vancouver.The Canucks are 5-0-1 in their last six road games. Vancouver has four points through the first two stops of their six-game trip.“It was a frustrating game,” Calgary’s Travis Hamonic said.“You come up short in those games in overtime. It’s the end of December and these points are crucial. You see how tight the standings are right now. Everyone’s getting points around you, so you’ve got to keep pace.”Mark Jankowski and Hamonic scored short-handed goals for Calgary. The Flames remain in first place in the Pacific Division, one point ahead of San Jose. The Sharks visit the Saddledome on Monday.“We’ve been cute here recently. I think we’ve been too cute,” Flames coach Bill Peters said.“Trying to pass it into the net, not willing to shoot it. I don’t think we shoot the puck enough off the rush. In overtime, we had two 2-on-1’s, nobody looked to be direct and be a shooter.”Vancouver tied the game at 2-all at 11:37 of the second Dustin Brown Jersey , when Pettersson broke down the right side and fired a 40-foot wrist shot past Rittich.The Flames took their first lead of the game 8:46 into the second, when Hamonic, on a two-on-one, chose to hang onto the puck and beat Jacob Markstrom for his third goal of the season.It was Calgary’s league-leading 12th short-handed goal, moving the Flames one ahead of the Arizona Coyotes.The Flames tied the game 1-all at 14:30 of the first. Noah Hanifin broke in alone and while he was stopped by Markstrom, Jankowski shoveled in the rebound.Jankowski, who also assisted on Hamonic’s goal, is tied with Arizona’s Michael Grabner for the league lead in both short-handed goals (four) and points (six).Vancouver opened the scoring on the power play at 5:08. With Johnny Gaudreau off for slashing, Boeser sent a 25-foot wrist shot past Rittich, who was screened by Bo Horvat and didn’t appear to see the shot.The Canucks’ improved penalty killing played a key role in the victory. Vancouver killed five penalties, including a 54-second, two-man advantage.“You have five power plays, you’ve got to get at least one or two, and especially on home ice,” said Calgary center Sean Monahan. “It isn’t as sharp as it needs to be.”The Flames’ power play is 1 for 18 in the last five games.With a 31-save performance, Markstrom improved to 8-1-0 in his last nine starts. He’s 16-10-3 on the season.Rittich, starting over veteran Mike Smith for the sixth time in seven games Womens Jake Muzzin Jersey , made 24 stops. He is 12-4-3.NOTES: LW Sven Baertschi (concussion, 30 games) and D Troy Stecher (concussion, 3 games) returned for the Canucks. … Rookie LW Dillon Dube, recalled earlier in the day from Stockton of the American Hockey League, dressed for the Flames, taking the spot of veteran LW Michael Frolik, who was a healthy scratch. … Calgary’s Mark Giordano played career game No. 792, moving ahead of Theoren Fleury and into sole possession of fourth in franchise history.UP NEXTCanucks: At New Jersey on Monday.Flames: Host San Jose on Monday. Since becoming the Nashville Predators‘ coach before the 2014-15 season, Peter Laviolette has frequently sung the praises of forward Calle Jarnkrok, trumpeting his versatility and ability to play a 200-foot game.Never has Jarnkrok proven more valuable to Nashville than during Saturday night’s 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings. After tallying an even-strength goal in the second period, he tied the score with a power-play marker at 5:44 of the third period, then untied it with a shorthanded goal at 11:54.Not only was it the first hat trick of his career, it was just the second time in franchise history a player has scored an even-strength, power-play and shorthanded goal in the same game. It was also just the seventh time since 2013-14 it has happened in an NHL game.Article continues below ...Jarnkrok will try for an encore Monday night when the Predators entertain the Tampa Bay Lightning in a marquee matchup at Bridgestone Arena.“I thought he played terrific,” Laviolette said of Jarnkrok. “Forget about the goals, it was just the game in general. I thought he was really moving, he was competing Jeff Carter Jersey , did an excellent job on his line and got a power-play opportunity. He certainly did a good job at that as well. The shorthanded goal is a real big goal.”Jarnkrok’s career night allowed Nashville (14-5-1) to snap a three-game losing streak and maintain its Central Division lead over Minnesota. The Predators also tied two other teams for the league lead with 14 victories.One of those teams is Tampa Bay (14-5-1), which went overtime Saturday to outlast Philadelphia 6-5. The Lightning blew a 5-1 lead with less than 10 minutes left in regulation, coughing up four goals in just over six minutes. But they emerged with two points as Anthony Cirelli notched his fourth goal 1:47 into the extra period.Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper was relieved to pick up the win, but called the performance one of the five worst by his team this year.“It was a weird game,” he said. “We’re up 5-1 and I don’t think the game felt like we were up 5-1. And it started getting physical there. It kind of gave the crowd a little bit of life. Then they started getting breaks they probably deserved. From a coach’s perspective, it’s probably not one you’re too happy with, but I’m sure the fans were pretty entertained.”The Lightning lead the league in goals, averaging more than 3 ½ per game with great depth up front. But the absence of goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, who’s out for at least another month to six weeks with a broken foot, has left them vulnerable defensively.Former Arizona backup Louis Domingue is the team’s present starter. His 3.58 goals-against average and .889 save percentage will remind no one of Vasilevskiy, although Domingue did score an overtime win last year in Nashville.The Predators won the teams’ first meeting this year on Nov. 1, taking a 4-1 decision as Pekka Rinne came off injured reserve to save 42 shots. Rinne (7-2-1, 1.67, .943) is expected to start this one.
SAN JOSE http://www.officialcoyotes.com/authentic-adidas-clayton-keller-jersey , Calif. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal, T.J. Oshie had two goals and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Thursday night.Jakub Vrana and Tom Wilson each had a goal and an assist, and Nicklas Backstrom had two assists for Washington. Braden Holtby stopped 24 shots, and Ovechkin added an assist as the Capitals won for the fifth time in seven games after dropping seven straight.San Jose ended a six-game winning streak, which began with a 7-6 overtime win at Washington on Jan. 22. Sharks goalie Martin Jones turned back 18 shots.The Sharks took an early lead on Kevin Labanc’s 11th goal at 2:06 of the first period, but it was all Washington after that.MAPLE LEAFS 6, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 3LAS VEGAS (AP) — Auston Matthews scored two goals, including the 100th of his career, to lead Toronto over Vegas.The Maple Leafs, who improved to 36-18-3 this season and 19-7-2 on the road, are 15-7-0 against the Western Conference and 9-2-0 against Pacific Division opponents this season.Morgan Rielly scored his fifth game-winner when his shot made its way through traffic to beat Marc-Andre Fleury and put Toronto ahead 4-3 at the midway point of the third period.Vegas, meanwhile, has lost three in a row and a franchise-record five straight at T-Mobile Arena, including the first three of a four-game homestand.ISLANDERS 3, BLUE JACKETS 0COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thomas Greiss stopped 31 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and New York beat Columbus.Casey Cizikas scored twice on breakaways and Josh Bailey also had a goal for the Islanders, who cruised to their fifth win in the last seven games.Greiss was outstanding in getting his 12th career shutout and the Islanders defenders showed why they are tops in the NHL in keeping opponents’ pucks out of their net. New York, which began the night three points ahead of Washington atop the Metropolitan Division, snapped the Blue Jackets‘ four-game win streak.Sergei Bobrovsky had 24 saves for the Blue Jackets, who is tied with Pittsburgh with 67 points but holds third place in the Metropolitan due to a game in hand. The game was a letdown for Columbus, which seemed to have momentum after shutting out the Capitals by the same score on Tuesday.LIGHTNING 6 Youth Derek Stepan Jersey , STARS 0TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist, Nikita Kucherov added a goal and three assists, and Tampa Bay beat Dallas.Tyler Johnson, Mikhail Sergachev and Alex Killorn also scored to help the Lightning improve to 6-0-2 in the last eight games and reach 90 points in 58 games this season. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 32 shots for his fifth shutout of the season and 17th of his career to tie Ben Bishop for most in team history.Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin was pulled from the game twice, allowing five goals on 21 shots. Landon Bow finished with four saves in 27:07 of ice time for Dallas, which fell to 1-2-1 in the past four games.BLACKHAWKS 5, DEVILS 2CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane scored his 34th goal and added two assists to lead Chicago over New Jersey for its eighth victory in nine games.Brandon Saad and Artem Anisimov each had a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Toews and Drake Caggiula also scored for the Blackhawks. Cam Ward stopped 41 shots.Damon Severson and Travis Zajac scored to give the Devils a 2-0 lead with a little more than three minutes left in the first period before the Blackhawks took over. New Jersey has lost two straight and five of its last six.Devils goalie Cory Schneider finished with 31 saves to extend his regular-season winless streak to 24 games. He is now 0-17-4 since his last win Dec. 27, 2017.BLUES 4, COYOTES 0GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jordan Binnington matched a franchise rookie record with his seventh straight victory, Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and St. Louis stretched its longest winning streak in 18 years to eight games.Joel Edmundson scored early in the first and had an assist on Tarasenko’s goal late in the period. Tarasenko put the Blues up 3-0 late in the second period with a power-play goal, giving him nine goals and eight assists during a career-high 10-game points streak.Robert Bortuzzo scored his second goal of the third period for the Blues, who have their longest winning streak since 2000-01. St. Louis is 14-4-1 in 2019, including 9-2-1 on the road. Binnington made 21 saves.CANUCKS 4, KINGS 3, SOLOS ANGELES (AP) — Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser scored in a shootout after Adam Gaudette tied it with 1:38 remaining in the third period to lift Vancouver.Pettersson and Boeser also scored in regulation for the Canucks, who had lost four straight road games. Jacob Markstrom made 35 saves through overtime, before allowing a shootout goal to Ilya Kovalchuk and then stopping Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kempe.Alec Martinez had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who had not played at home since Jan. 21 because of the All-Star Game, bye week and a six-game road trip while Staples Center hosted the Grammys. Jonathan Quick made 24 saves.PANTHERS 3 Womens Jason Demers Jersey , FLAMES 2, SOSUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Vincent Trocheck scored in the third round of the shootout to lift Florida over Calgary.Elias Lindholm scored for Calgary late in the third period to extend the game, but Matthew Tkachuk missed in the third round of the shootout with a chance to do the same.Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist, and Evgenii Dadonov scored for Florida. Mark Jankowski also had a goal for the Flames, who lost their fourth straight. Florida goalie James Reimer, pulled to start the third period in Sunday’s 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay, stopped 41 shots. Mike Smith had 30 saves and lost his third straight.AVALANCHE 4, JETS 1WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored his team-leading 30th goal of the season as Colorado beat Winnipeg to snap its season-high eight-game losing streak.Dominic Toninato got his first NHL goal, and J.T. Compher and Sven Andrighetto also scored for the Avalanche, who were 0-5-3 during their skid. Matt Nieto had two assists, and Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 shots.Brandon Tanev scored his career-high 12th goal of the season for Winnipeg, which lost in regulation at home for the first time in 10 games (8-1-1). Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves.PREDATORS 3, CANADIENS 1NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 34 saves, Viktor Arvidsson scored and Nashville beat Montreal.Ryan Hartman and Brian Boyle also had the goals for Nashville, which snapped a three-game skid.Tomas Tatar scored and Carey Price made 35 saves for Montreal, which has lost consecutive games for the first time since early January.RED WINGS 3, SENATORS 2DETROIT (AP) — Andreas Athanasiou scored twice, including a penalty shot, and Jimmy Howard made 40 saves in his 500th game to lead Detroit over Ottawa.Frans Nielsen scored to break a 2-2 tie late in the second period.Brady Tkachuk and Matt Duchene scored for Ottawa Paul Thompson Jersey Womens , and Anders Nilsson stopped 26 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Yanni Gourde to a major six-year contract extension worth $31 million, per Joe Smith of The Athletic.BREAKING: #TBLightning re-signs Yanni Gourde to six year extension with $5.166 million AAV. Full no trade first three years, partial final three. Was set to be UFA next summer. What this means for Lightning cap crunch https://t.co/w9bbwJK5WU— Joe Smith (@JoeSmithTB) November 2, 2018Gourde is coming off a career year for the Lightning, in which he scored 25 goals and 64 points. The 26-year-old signed as an undrafted free agent with the Lightning in 2014, becoming one of hockey's most pleasant surprises and a great underdog story.The 5-foot-9, 170-pound winger is off to another solid start in 2018-19, with four goals and eight assists in 12 games. Gourde was in the final year of his contract and set to enter the free agent market.advertisingIt's a significant raise for Gourde, and it'll be interesting to see how the Lightning go about making cap space in the near future. Nikita Kucherov's monster contract extension kicks in next year, as he'll go from a cap hit of approx. $4.766 million to $9.5 million next season, per CapFriendly.com. Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY SportsGourde will be the eighth Lightning forward next season to carry a cap hit of over $4.5 million, but they will have money coming off the books this year.Defencemen Anton Stralman ($4.5 million), Braydon Coburn ($3.7 million), and Dan Girardi ($3 million), have their deals coming off the books this season. It'll be extremely difficult for Tampa to keep more than one of those blueliners after this year, though.advertisingBut for now, the main story here is that the Lightning managed to retain one of their key forwards for the long-term, ensuring the Stanley Cup window stays open longer. The Lightning have been聽among top teams over the last five years, having reached three Eastern Conference Finals in the last four seasons.Gourde was a key part of the Lightning team that only missed the Stanley Cup Final by one game last year. Now, they have him locked up for six more seasons.
RALEIGH Custom Dallas Stars Jerseys , N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes want their record to better reflect their performance and that will take winning more games.The next chance comes against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday at PNC Arena.The health of the Devils is worth watching for this game as the matchup comes on the tail end of games on back-to-back days.Article continues below ...Both teams need a pick-me-up.The Devils had a two-game winning streak snapped with Saturday’s overtime loss to visiting Detroit. The Hurricanes are 2-5-2 in a recent games, including a 4-1 home loss Saturday night to the Columbus Blue Jackets.“We didn’t have the desperation,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said.It’s one of the few times that the Carolina coach has expressed disappointment on the effort side. “I think our record doesn’t indicate how well we’ve played,” Brind’Amour said of the season in general. “We probably deserved a few more wins there. But we’ve got to find a way to get those wins. There’s still another level to get to.”The Hurricanes have fallen into holes and had strong starts. There’s not a real trend there.“We’ve shown we can come back too,” Brind’Amour said, acknowledging that assessing personnel is ongoing in some areas. “We’ve got some real pleasant surprises that we didn’t think would be in the mix that have done really well.”The Hurricanes a good dose of shots on net, but they might not be quality opportunities. Those situations also have led to frustrations.“When you don’t score when you have created a lot of chances, then you press,” Brind’Amour said. “Then it opens up the other way, that’s when you get into trouble.”The Devils have put together some good periods and that’s encouraging for a team that has dealt with some lineup adjustments involving key players.“I think we’re playing with better structure than we were,” New Jersey coach John Hynes said.Devils center Nico Hischier is considered day to day with an upper-body injury, and defenseman Sami Vatanen went on injured reserve Saturday with a lower-body injury.“There’s a possibility (Hischier could play in Raleigh),” Hynes said. ” … He has made very good progress www.redwingsshoponline.com , but now any player in that situation is how can he play when he’s in battles, competitive battles and things like that.”Hischier had nine assists for the second most on the team before he sustained the injury last Sunday.As a rookie last season, Hischier produced four points across four games against the Hurricanes.Without Vatanen, whose absence Saturday marked the first game he missed this season, the Devils have to compensate in other ways.“When you lose a guy like Sami, particularly on ‘D,’ you have to have a collective response by your ‘D’ core,” Hynes said. “You’re not going to have one guy to pick up the minutes he plays.”The Hurricanes, who are halfway through a six-game homestand, had four days off before this weekend of back-to-back games. Goalie Scott Darling has worked in the last three games, but after a rather ragged outing Saturday night, it’s likely they’ll go in a different direction for the game against New Jersey.Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid played Saturday against Detroit. He was used in all four 2017-18 meetings with the Hurricanes when the Devils posted a 3-1-0 mark.This is the first of four meetings between the teams this season, though the Devils won’t return to Carolina until April. PHILADELPHIA (AP) Petr Mrazek showed just why the Flyers traded for him.Mrazek made 19 saves in his Philadelphia debut and Nolan Patrick scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period Detroit Red Wings T-Shirts Womens , leading the streaking Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist and Shayne Gostisbehere added two assists for the Flyers, who won their fourth straight game while improving to 8-0-2 in the last 10. The Flyers (32-19-10) began play comfortably in a playoff position and moved within a point of Washington, which lost 3-2 at Florida, for first place in the Metropolitan Division.”He was outstanding,” Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said of Mrazek. ”When they had their push, he made probably a good half-dozen excellent saves at key times.”Mrazek was acquired in a trade with Detroit on Monday night. Philadelphia needed a goalie after backup Michal Neuvirth went down with a lower-body injury on Sunday that will keep him out four to six weeks. Regular starter Brian Elliott already was out with a lower-body injury that will sideline him for five more weeks.”It was awesome, a huge two points,” Mrazek said. ”I was excited for this game. The day was so long I felt like I was playing at midnight.”Mrazek won 72 games in six seasons with the Red Wings. He made a good shoulder save on David Savard three minutes in and three excellent stops in the second period, including short-handed chances by Alexander Wennberg and Matt Calvert. Mrazek wore red-and-white pads as he waited for new ones to arrive with Flyers colors, and he sported an all-white goalie mask without any design.With or without the matching equipment, the Flyers loved what they saw from their new goalie.”The hard saves he made look easy,” Giroux said. ”We’re really happy for him.”Artemi Panarin scored for Columbus (30-26-5), which dropped into a tie with the New York Islanders for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.”I thought we played good tonight Detroit Red Wings Hoodies Womens ,” Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. ”We needed to kill another (penalty) and we didn’t. That’s what cost us the game.”Patrick scored on a power play with 10:11 remaining. It was his second straight game with a man-advantage goal since replacing injured Wayne Simmonds on the Flyers’ top line. Gostisbehere took the initial shot from the point and Patrick backhanded it home after goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky stopped the drive from the point. Giroux also assisted on the goal, and it was Brandon Dubinsky’s trip of Giroux that led to the power play.Patrick said he’s been an eager study from the bench all season.”I watch (Simmonds) every game,” Patrick said. ”He’s unbelievable. You just learn from just watching every day.”Giroux tied the game 1-all 2:34 into the third period when his wrist shot from the slot got past Bobrovsky on his glove side. The Flyers were fortunate on the play as Sean Couturier’s pass toward the center of the ice went off Panarin’s skate and right to a wide-open Giroux.Panarin opened the scoring with 7:09 left in the second after surprising the Flyers’ defense, getting in alone on Mrazek and beating the goalie on the blocker side to up his team-leading point total to 50. Panarin was serving a bench minor for too many men on the ice, and Philadelphia defenseman Andrew MacDonald was unaware of Panarin’s presence when trying to receive a pass from Ivan Provorov at the Columbus blue line. Panarin snuck behind MacDonald and stole the puck on his way to scoring.Gostisbehere upped his point total in February to 16 (one goal, 15 assists), which is tops among NHL defensemen.NOTES: Simmonds (upper body) missed his second straight game in what is expected to be a two-to-three-week absence, while forward Travis Konecny sat out after getting hit in the left foot by a shot in Tuesday’s 3-2 overtime win against Montreal. Their absence means a combined 71 points is missing from the lineup. … After going three straight games without allowing a power play, the Flyers finally went on the penalty kill when Jordan Weal was whistled for interference with 5:19 left in the first period. … Bobrovsky fell to 9-3-1 against Philadelphia.UP NEXTBlue Jackets: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.Flyers: At the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.—
SEATTLE (AP) — John Barr understood it was likely a foregone conclusion and yet as NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke nearly 3 Tim Heed Jersey ,000 miles away, he found himself getting emotional watching the televisions in the packed bar.Barr was among fans watching Tuesday morning as Seattle was awarded an NHL expansion franchise following a unanimous vote by the Board of Governors in Sea Island, Georgia, ending a lengthy dance between the league and the city that will finally see professional hockey return to the city. Seattle was the first U.S. city to win the Stanley Cup back in 1917. More than 100 years later, they’ll have that chance again.“I was always optimistic but I didn’t think it was ever a guarantee. Might have got a little watery eyed there,” said Barr Alex Pietrangelo Jersey Kids , who has headed up the NHLtoSeattle.com website and been a voice for hockey fans in Seattle. “It’s been a long haul and there’s been some ups and downs but I think the wait is worth it.”The Seattle ownership group organized the watch party as a central gathering spot to celebrate the announcement and hand out swag a short distance from the Seattle Center, where the yet-to-be named team will begin play in a reconstructed Seattle Center Arena in 2021.“Is there a better hockey morning than this morning in Seattle?” said Mayor Jenny Durkan, who took a little of the suspense out of Bettman’s announcement by revealing the outcome of the vote about 10 minutes early. “This is just a great thing for Seattle and I’m so honored to be part of it.”Dave Tippett, an adviser for the ownership group who had a front row seat for all the behind the scenes work that went into the pitch to the NHL, joined the fans in Seattle while his bosses were in Georgia.“It’s been coming a long time. The turning point for me, and this was before I was involved http://www.officialpenguinsproshop.com/authentic-adidas-derick-brassard-jersey , was watching the season tickets go on sale and in 10 minutes sold 12,000 tickets,” Tippett said. “We knew there was an unbelievable following here so it’s been fun to get to know people here and get to experience some of the excitement of bringing a team here.”For now, the NHL will serve to satisfy Seattle’s winter sports itch that’s existed since the SuperSonics left for Oklahoma City in 2008. There’s also hope that the rebuilt arena and the foundation being laid by the NHL’s 32nd franchise will help bring the NBA back.If there was a tinge of disappointment, it came with the decision that the team won’t start until the 2021-22 season.The initial was hope for a 2020 start, but arena renovations may not be done in time. As it stands Youth Evgeni Malkin Jersey , team President Tod Leiweke said the hope is the building will open in the first quarter of 2021. The first team to call the facility home will likely be the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, before the NHL team begins in the fall.“I’ve been at this eight years so it’s going to be another two years for 2020, another one for 2021, I can do it,” Barr said. “They have all the information. I think it’s the right call. We want to launch this right.” GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) After firing coach Alain Vigneault Jake Guentzel Jersey Kids , the New York Rangers have also dismissed two of his top assistants.Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton said Monday that associate coach Scott Arniel and Darryl Williams were let go the previous day. Gorton said Lindy Ruff is still on staff and intends to speak with him before deciding on his future.Gorton said the decision to fire Vigneault was made in the last week of the season. The announcement Saturday night came hours after a 5-0 loss at Philadelphia in the season finale.The Rangers went 226-147-37 in five years under Vigneault. They made the playoffs four times, reaching the Stanley Cup Final in his initial season in 2014. This season, they finished last in the Metropolitan Division, missing the postseason for the first time since 2010.”AV has been a terrific coach in the league, he’s been a really good coach for the Rangers,” Gorton said. ”After five years we just think it’s time for a change. The players need a new voice and the organization needs a new coach.”Gorton expects to interview five to 10 candidates.”We’ll look anywhere http://www.officialpenguinsproshop.com/authentic-adidas-justin-schultz-jersey , whether it’s AHL, NHL, wherever we can find the best possible coach going forward,” he said. ”We’re looking for somebody who can help us get back to an identity we want to get back to. We’re looking to go through this process and hear some ideas from some people.”
The Chicago Blackhawks can’t afford to look past any game but it might be understandable if they are preoccupied when they play Colorado on Saturday night.While Chicago is battling the Avalanche in Denver http://www.houstontexansteamonline.com/deshaun-watson-jersey , the Winter Classic festivities will be in full swing at Millennium Park in South Bend, Ind. The Blackhawks are playing Boston in the Jan. 1 game.But before Chicago (14-20-6) gets to the high-profile matchup of original six teams it will face a struggling Avalanche squad that has lost three in a row and has gone 3-7-1 since winning 9 of 11. The Blackhawks are trying to beat Colorado for the second time in eight days in Denver and gain some momentum under coach Jeremy Colliton.Article continues below ...Since he replaced Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6 Chicago is 8-14-3 and adjusting to the young coach’s style.“It’s just because every group is different,” Colliton told The Chicago Tribune for the slow adjustment. “Every player is different. And that’s part of what my learning curve is: learning the group, learning of them individually.“But the new guys, just getting to know each other in a short time, that’s the adjustment.”The Blackhawks will have forward Marcus Kruger back. The center suffered a concussion on Dec. 18 and missed four games, including the 2-1 win over Colorado. Forward Jacob Nilsson, who played in two games in Kruger’s absence, was sent back to Rockford of the AHL.Defenseman Brent Seabrook missed practice on Friday with an illness but traveled to Denver.The Avalanche (19-13-6) made some changes – not to the roster but to their lines. With the recent struggles coach Jared Bednar is moving left winger Gabe Landeskog off the top line to the second line Deshaun Watson Jersey Elite , breaking up the highest-scoring line in the NHL.Landeskog leads the team with 24 goals and has combined with center Nathan MacKinnon and forward Mikko Rantanen for 160 points. But the lack of secondary scoring has become an issue and Bednar wants to spread the talent.“We’re flipping them around a little bit to see if we can spark a few guys,” Bednar told HockeyBuzz.com after Friday’s practice. “We’ve done it a couple times in the middle of games and it’s paid off in our favor.“We’ve talked to our top guys about it; they’re open to the change. We’re going to see what we can do, see if we can find another combination that works for our whole team.”Matt Nieto will now play with MacKinnon and Rantanen. Landeskog, who has 19 assists, will skate with J.T. Compher and Alexander Kerfoot.“We’ve lost three in a row, so we’ve got to change something up,” he told HockeyBuzz.com. “Obviously, we had some chemistry with me, Mikko and Nate Youth Jalen Ramsey Jersey , but I’m excited to play with Comph and Kerf, and I think Nietsy’s going to do great with Nate and Mikko.“It’s very rare that a line stays together for 82 games, but I kind of figured you (media) guys would come in and get excited over this, but for us it’s just a part of the business. For me, it doesn’t really matter who I’m playing with. I’m just excited to get back out and get back on the winning side.” SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves in his fourth shutout of the playoffs and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights are headed to the Western Conference Final in their inaugural season after beating the San Jose Sharks 3-0 in Game 6 of their second-round series Sunday.Jonathan Marchessault opened the scoring, Nate Schmidt added an insurance goal that was only detectable by replay and Cody Eakin sealed it with an empty-netter to help Vegas become just the third team in NHL history to win multiple series in its first season.The Toronto Arenas won the Stanley Cup in the first postseason in league history in 1918 and St. Louis won two rounds to win the all-expansion West Division in 1968.Next up for Fleury and Vegas will be the Western Conference Final against either Winnipeg or Nashville. The Jets lead that series 3-2 heading into Game 6 on Monday night.LIGHTNING 3, BRUINS 1TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Brayden Point and J.T. Miller scored second-period goals http://www.jaguarscheapstore.com/jalen-ramsey-jersey-cheap , helping Tampa Bay advance to the Eastern Conference final for the third time in four years.Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 27 shots – 14 in the final period – for the Lightning, who rebounded from losing the series opener at home to eliminate the Bruins in five games.David Krejci scored in the final minute of the first period to give Boston a 1-0 lead that Point erased with his unassisted goal at 10:43 of the second.Miller’s power-play goal broke the tie less than four minutes later, and Anton Stralman added an empty-netter with 1:29 remaining to end any chance for a Boston comeback.One day after being put ”on notice” by the NHL for licking Lightning forward Ryan Callahan during Friday night’s overtime loss in Game 4, there were no more such incidents involving Bruins winger Brad Marchand, who also made headlines after appearing to lick Toronto’s Leo Komarov in the first round.—
ANAHEIM Roberto Luongo Jersey , Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray tried to give Randy Carlyle as much time as possible to turn things around. But a seven-game losing streak and freefall into last place in the Western Conference showed Murray that a turnaround wasn’t coming soon.Murray announced that he would take over as interim coach for the remainder of the regular season after firing Carlyle on Sunday. Anaheim will hire a new coach following the season.“What has happened here lately and how we have played, it was time for change,” Murray said during a conference call. “Some people thought I waited far too long but this team has a history of coming on and charging late. I realized it wasn’t going to happen a few days ago that it wasn’t going to happen.”After no firings last year, the Ducks are the sixth team to make a change this season, joining Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, Edmonton and Philadelphia.The 62-year-old Carlyle, the winningest coach in Ducks history http://www.floridapanthersteamshops.com/authentic-vincent-trocheck-jersey , was in his second stint with Anaheim. He led the team to the Stanley Cup in 2007 and three appearances in the Western Conference Final (2006, 2007, 2017).Anaheim has made the playoffs six straight seasons but won just two of its last 21 games. The Ducks were second in the Pacific Division on Dec. 18 after winning 11 of 13, but they have gone 2-15-4 since.Saturday’s 6-2 loss at Philadelphia capped a five-game trip where the Ducks had been outscored 29-7, including 14-0 in the first period.Murray said he approached ownership following a 4-1 loss at Montreal on Feb. 5 that he was considering making a change. Murray was scouting in Europe, but returned and fired Carlyle during a Sunday morning meeting at the Honda Center.“Bob’s obviously going to need to implement his vision of what he envisions our team doing,” Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf said following Sunday’s practice. “We had a good practice, lots of talking and lots trying to understand exactly what’s going on and what he wants to see out of us.”Amid a 12-game losing streak last month, Murray issued a statement saying he wasn’t considering a coaching change and instead was focusing on the roster.Murray shook up the roster with a couple of trades that led to two straight wins Adrian Kempe Jersey , but another losing streak followed.“It’s a combination of everything but what bothered me the most was the lack of emotion,” Murray said. “We’ve always pushed back. We never accept and they were accepting and that is unacceptable. We have to change that.”Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli sent an email to season-ticket holders saying they have supported Murray throughout the entire process.Murray has been with Anaheim since 2005 and has been the general manager since 2008. He signed a two-year extension in December and is under contract through the 2021-22 season.Murray became the fifth person in NHL history to both play and serve 1,000 games as a GM, but this is the first time he will be behind the bench as a coach. Murray said it wasn’t fair to name anyone else as the interim coach. He is also taking over the coaching reigns with two weeks remaining until the trade deadline on Feb. 25, which should allow some time to get a better gage on the roster.“It’s my job. We have problems here and it has to be fixed,” Murray said. “It’s more problematic than I thought, and the only way it was fair to anyone was coming down here and finding out everything going on.”Anaheim’s next three games are at home, beginning Wednesday against Vancouver. Defenseman Cam Fowler said he hopes the change can shake the Ducks into making a late run.“Sometimes all you need is a fresh start to get some good mojo,” he said.“We felt like we were just kind of stuck in neutral and as hard as we were trying to work to get things going better we just couldn’t find a way to do it.”Dallas Eakins http://www.kingsproshop.com/authentic-alex-iafallo-jersey , who is the coach of the Ducks’ AHL affiliate in San Diego, would be among the favorites to be considered for the job going into next season. Eakins is in his fourth season in San Diego. He does have NHL coaching experience with less than two seasons in Edmonton.The Ducks made the playoffs in seven of Carlyle’s eight full seasons with the team, going 46-37 in the postseason. They were swept out of the first round last season.Carlyle previously coached the Toronto Maple Leafs. He went 384-256-96 in 736 games with Anaheim. He is the only person in NHL history with over 1,000 games played and 900 or more games coached. His career mark behind the bench is 475-334-115. GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Two shutouts in three games is an impressive feat, but Antti Raanta was just trying to make up for letting five goals get by him two nights earlier.He did, stopping 26 shots for his second shutout of the season in the Arizona Coyotes‘ 2-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.”I didn’t like at all the Thursday game,” Raanta said about a loss to Calgary. ”I was trying to be a little more patient today and focus on the shots and just making the first save and go from that, and it worked out really good.”Max Domi’s empty-net goal sealed the win long after Jason Demers gave the Coyotes the lead less than six minutes into the game.Arizona won for the sixth time in eight games and ended the Ducks’ four-game winning streak. The Coyotes had won four straight before falling to Calgary at home.The Coyotes scored on their fourth shot of the game Womens Anze Kopitar Jersey , with Demers going top-shelf to put the puck past the out-of-position Ryan Miller at 5:58 of the first period. Demers scored his fifth goal of the season, and Arizona scored first for the seventh straight game.”As a 60-minute game, that’s one of our best all year,” Demers said. ”It’s always good to see a bounce-back. Winning teams do that. After we get that first goal I think we’ve been able to calm our nerves better than were at the start of the year.”Miller made 36 saves in defeat.The Coyotes failed to score on four power-play opportunities and are 0 for 13 over their last three games.The Ducks registered only seven shots on goal in the second period. They lamented losing points to a team far out of the playoff hunt.”We didn’t play hockey,” Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf said. ”It’s just this time a year. We’ve got to find a way to be excited and play hockey. We can’t be showing up at the rink, throwing our skates on and expecting to win every night.”Anaheim pulled Miller in the final 90 seconds, and Domi scored with 1:01 to play for his fifth goal of the season.Josh Archibald assisted on both goals.Raanta reached 10 career shutouts. ”When you get the first one, the second one is a little bit easier to get,” he said. ”Took a little time to get the first one Authentic Derek Forbort Jersey Kids , but I think our five-man units are really good right now and they’re helping me out a lot.”Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said his team didn’t play up to its capabilities.”We charted ourselves two scoring chances in the third, that’s nowhere near enough,” Carlyle said.NOTES: Newly acquired G Darcy Kuemper is expected to make his Coyotes debut Sunday in the second of back-to-back games. … The Coyotes recalled F Laurent Dauphin from Tucson of the AHL on Saturday, but listed him as a healthy scratch. … C Freddie Hamilton had yet to play 19 games after being claimed off waivers, but saw his first action in an Arizona uniform Saturday. … F Richard Panik was scratched with a lower-body injury, announced just before the game. Coach Rick Tocchet said he is day to day. … The Coyotes took the ice for warmups in co-branded jerseys bearing their own logo and that of baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks. It was Diamondbacks Night at Gila River Arena, and third baseman Jake Lamb dropped the ceremonial first puck. … The Ducks recalled C Kalle Kossila from San Diego of the AHL on Saturday, and he was scratched. … Two-way baseball sensation Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels attended the game hours after his spring training debut.UP NEXTDucks: Host Edmonton on Sunday night.Coyotes: Host Vancouver on Sunday night.