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  1. Jonathan Toews and the Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP)Blackhawks finally broke out of a frustrating tailspin http://www.officialhockeypanthersshop.com/authentic-adidas-james-reimer-jersey , and they did it convincingly against one of the NHL’s top teams.Toews had a goal and two assists and the Blackhawks ripped the Washington Capitals 7-1 on Saturday night to end an eight-game losing streak.Patrick Kane, Brandon Saad and Ryan Hartman each added a goal and an assist in a 44-shot attack that took advantage of Washington breakdowns and powered Chicago to its first win since Jan. 30 at Nashville. Nick Schmaltz, Artem Anisimov and rookie Alex DeBrincat also scored to help the Blackhawks snap a seven-game slide at home before season-high crowd of 22,066 at the United Center.Article continues below ...”A nice way to get over the hump,” Toews said. ”You might just win a 2-1 game or grind it out, but nice for us to fill the net the way we did tonight.”Breakdowns, bad bounces and an inability to hold leads doomed the Blackhawks during their slide, their longest since a nine-game skid in early 2012. But in this one, Washington made the mistakes, and Chicago capitalized to pull away with goals from seven different players.”We put our foot on the gas and got some insurance goals,” said Kane Youth Jamie McGinn Jersey , whose assist was his 500th. ”Nice to get a little bit of a breakout with a lot of different goal scorers and everyone chipping in. A big game for us against a good team.”Tom Wilson scored for the Capitals, whose first-place lead in the Metropolitan Division over Pittsburgh slipped to one point.Even more sour for Washington: The Capitals said a group of fans directed racial taunts toward forward Devante Smith-Pelly in the penalty box in the third period as he served a fighting major.A Capitals spokesman said the group of four yelled ”basketball, basketball, basketball” toward Smith-Pelly, who is black. The Blackhawks confirmed in a statement the fans were ”immediately removed.”Smith-Pelly was not available for comment, but coach Barry Trotz said the player was ”a little upset,” even though Trotz hadn’t yet talked to him in detail.”There’s absolutely no place in the game of hockey or our country for racism,” Trotz said. ”I think it’s disgusting.”Trotz coached his 1,500th NHL game. He joined four others in reaching that mark, including Chicago’s Joel Queneville.Chicago’s Anton Forsberg stopped 19 shots. Washington’s Braden Holtby allowed six goals on 33 shots through two periods. Philipp Grubauer took over in goal to start the third and gave up a goal on 11 shots.Trotz made the switch after he had seen enough.”We weren’t very good,” he said. ”We got beat in every aspect of the game tonight. It’s a tough game Womens Jared McCann Jersey , it’s a humbling game and we got humbled tonight.”Kane’s goal was his first in five games and just his second in 12.The Blackhawks took a 3-1 lead in the first period, outshooting Washington 21-6.Toews opened the scoring 6:19 in, connecting on a sharp-angle shot from the left boards that hit Holtby’s left pad and deflected in between his legs.Wilson tied it at 1 just under 4 minutes later when he was left open in front and connected on a nifty, waist-high deflection of Matt Niskanen’s shot from the point.Saad put Chicago back in front at 12:47, firing in a loose puck after Holtby had foiled Vinnie Hinostroza point-blank by poking the puck off Hinostroza’s stick.With 30 seconds left in the period and Holtby out of position, Washington defenseman Dmitry Orlov slipped behind his goalie and blocked Tommy Wingels‘ shot.But Schmaltz scored with 0.8 seconds left in the first from the right side of the net to make it 3-1 after taking Carl Dahlstrom’s cross-ice feed.Kane, Hartman and Anisomov scored 2:07 apart on consecutive shots late in the second to extend Chicago’s lead to 6-1.Kane buried a rebound of Toews’ shot with 3:38 left in the period to make it 4-1 after Toews picked off Brooks Orpik’s pass, and both he and Kane broke in alone.Hartman weaved down the slot – and past three Washington defenders – then scored on a backhander 1:10 later. Anisimov’s power-play goal from the left circle with 1:31 left in the second capped the outburst.Set up by Hartman, DeBrincat’s tap-in midway through the third made it 7-1.NOTES: Besides Trotz and Quenneville, others to coach 1,500 games in the NHL are Scotty Bowman Jonathan Huberdeau Jersey , Al Arbour and Ken Hitchcock. … DeBrincat’s 22nd goal gave him three in his last four games. … Dahlstrom, a recent call-up, assisted on Schmaltz’s goal for his first NHL point. … The Blackhawks’ longest overall losing streak in one season is 12 games, set at the end of the 1950-51. The skid extended to 13 games when Chicago lost its opener to start 1951-52. WASHINGTON (AP) Nicklas Backstrom did so well on faceoffs with an injured hand he even surprised himself.”It’s the playoffs,” Backstrom said after the Washington Capitals‘ 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night that evened the Eastern Conference final at two games apiece. ”You’ve just got to grind. It felt good on the first couple faceoffs, so I just kept taking them.”Returning from a four-game absence with a right hand injury, Backstrom won six of nine faceoffs and looked more like himself as the night wore on. With Game 5 looming Saturday night at Tampa Bay, Backstrom’s improvement is one of the keys to Washington bouncing back from consecutive home losses.”I should get back to normal,” Backstrom said after playing 18:51 night in his return. ”I feel really good. I don’t know (how normal) exactly. If I didn’t feel good, I wouldn’t play. The doctors wouldn’t let me play, either.”Team doctors cleared Backstrom to play around lunchtime Keith Yandle Jersey , and by pregame warmups he was drawing an ovation from fans thrilled to see him back in the lineup. The crowd roared when Backstrom won the faceoff on his first shift, and he got back into a rhythm centering the third line.”It was so fun to be back out there,” Backstrom said. ”It’s where everyone wants to be. You want to be on the ice. It’s just too bad we didn’t get the win.”A hard-luck loss included two penalties by fill-in No. 2 center Lars Eller, who has five in the past two games. Coach Barry Trotz didn’t mess with his top two lines, but Backstrom could easily be promoted to skate with Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie in Game 5.”We’re going to need him pushing forward, especially now that he has a game under him,” goaltender Braden Holtby said. ”He’ll take on more minutes and a bigger role. You could tell as the game went on he was getting more and more comfortable, so he’s going to be a much-needed asset for us in these next few games, for sure.”Backstrom appears ready to do that. The 30-year-old Swedish center hadn’t played since taking a slap shot from Pittsburgh’s Justin Schultz on May 5, but if it were up to him, he would have been back much sooner.”Nick has been champing at the bit for a while now Authentic Nick Bjugstad Jersey ,” said Trotz, lauding Backstrom’s game. ”We’ve been holding him back a little bit, but he’s ready to go.”Even on a team featuring Alex Ovechkin, the Capitals have gone how Backstrom has gone for the better part of a decade. He’s the second-longest-tenured player on the team, and this was his first career game in the conference finals.”As a hockey player, you want to play,” Backstrom said. ”It feels nice to be back.”—
  2. After a lackluster first two periods

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning Hoodies Authentic , the New York Rangers came out with more intensity in the third and got a needed win.Kevin Hayes scored on a short-handed breakaway with 40 seconds remaining and the Rangers rallied with three goals in the third period to beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 Tuesday night.“Hopefully this win can kind of springboard us into some Ws,” said Hayes, who extended his point streak to five games. “We’re trying to get better every day and I thought tonight was pretty flat the whole game from both teams, and then it was an exciting third.”Vladislav Namestnikov had a goal and two assists, and Filip Chytil added an empty-netter for New York. Alexandar Georgiev, called up on Sunday after a stint in the minors, stopped 14 shots to help the Rangers win for the second time in eight games (2-3-3).“We haven’t felt great about ourselves for a while,” New York coach David Quinn said. “Tonight was a feel-good moment for us. …. To be able to overcome the first two periods and play with the purpose and the pace that we did and a little bit of an edge to our game, it’s a testament to our guys.”Trailing 1-0 after two periods, the Rangers came out aggressive in the third period and outshot the Ducks 14-1 over the final 20 minutes. After falling short on several chances in the first half of the period, the Rangers broke through near the midpoint.Brett Howden brought the puck along the boards on the left side, skated toward the corner and sent a centering pass to Namestnikov, who cut between two Anaheim players and beat Johnson from the left side for his fourth at 9:52.With Chytil in the penalty box for interference on Johnson — a call Quinn disagreed with — Hayes skated up the left side in the final minute of regulation, cut in and fired a shot that the goalie got a piece of, but the puck got through and across the goal line for his ninth. It gave Hayes four goals and 10 points in the last five games.“I thought it was justice that we got a short-handed goal and I’ll leave it at that Tampa Bay Lightning Hats Authentic ,” Quinn said.Chytil then came out of the box and scored into an empty net with 19 seconds remaining to seal the win and help the Rangers avoid their fifth overtime game in the last six.Pontus Aberg scored on a deflection for the Ducks, who had won nine of their previous 10 games. Chad Johnson, claimed off waivers from St. Louis on Dec. 11, finished with 21 saves in his Anaheim debut.“We stopped playing in the third, and they came with a push,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “We get kind of a break to get a power play and they score the goal. We set something up and didn’t execute it and next thing we know the puck’s in our net.”The Rangers finished 0 for 3 on the power play, and the Ducks were 0 for 5.Georgiev was sharp after his two-week stint with Hartford of the AHL to get more playing time.“I felt pretty good,” he said. “It’s a bit easier to play when you’re in that rhythm. I got five games there in the two weeks, so it was easier to come back and be sharp.”Neither team could muster many chances through the first two periods, with Anaheim holding a 14-10 edge on shots on goal.Anaheim got on the scoreboard with 5:51 left in the middle period as Aberg’s centering pass from behind goal line went off Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad’s skate and past Georgiev for his 11th of the season.The Ducks had a chance to double the lead as Getzlaf passed the puck off his skate to Ondrej Kase cutting to the net, but Georgiev made a nice glove save to his left with just under four minutes remaining in the middle period.Keifer Sherwood hit a goalpost for the Ducks 3:13 into the game, and Nieves did the same a little more than seven minutes in.NOTES: Johnson was 2-6-0 with 3.54 GAA in 10 games for the Blues this season. … Getzlaf had an assist on Aberg’s goal, giving him six assists and seven points in the last five games. … Anaheim snapped a six-game road winning streak, falling one short of matching the franchise record set Nov 28 to Dec. 13, 2006. … The Rangers won for the eighth time in the teams’ last 10 meetings Custom Tampa Bay Lightning Jerseys , including 3-2 in a shootout at Anaheim on Nov. 1. … Georgiev was making his first appearance for the Rangers since finishing with 36 saves in a 5-2 loss at Montreal on Dec. 1.UP NEXTDucks: At Boston on Thursday night in the fourth of a five-game eastern trip.Rangers: At Toronto on Saturday night. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid won the fastest skater competition once again but Kendall Coyne Schofield won over the crowd.The U.S. women’s hockey star became the first woman ever to compete in the NHL All-Star skills competition on Friday night, racing around the rink in a time competitive with the top skaters in the men’s game in a barrier-breaking moment for women’s hockey.“The crowd was electrifying,” Coyne Schofield said. “To hear the USA chants, everyone erupted when I started. Definitely gave me some momentum and the adrenaline was pumping.”Coyne Schofield was the first skater to take the ice and finisher her lap in 14.346 seconds, impressing the NHL’s biggest stars with her speed.“When she took off, I was like, ‘Wow!'” McDavid said after winning his third fastest skater competition. “I thought she might have won the way she was moving. She was a really good skater and that was an amazing thing for the game to see her participate like that in an event like this.”The 26-year-old Coyne Schofield plays for the Minnesota Whitecaps of the National Women’s Hockey League and won an Olympic gold medal for the United States last February.She found out earlier Friday that she’d get the chance when Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon pulled out with an injury and then took full advantage of the opportunity. She had been previously invited to All-Star weekend with other women’s players from the U.S. and Canadian teams but now she had the chance to perform on the big stage.“My first impression was, I can do this,” she said.“My speed is definitely my strength. Obviously, I was a little nervous. I knew it was a moment that could break a lot of barriers and a moment that would change the perception of our game and show support to our game.”She finished seventh out of eight skaters, beating Arizona forward Clayton Keller’s time of 14.526 seconds.“She beat me so she’s doing something right,” Keller said. “She’s really fast. I was surprised. It was great to see that. It was a great experience for the NHL to have her do that event. It was really cool.”McDavid skated last and finished his lap in 13.378 seconds, edging Buffalo’s Jack Eichel (13.582) and the New York Islanders‘ Mathew Barzal (13.780).The other winners in the NHL All-Star skills competition Friday night were Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau in the puck control contest, the New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist in the save streak competition www.officialmapleleafsproshop.com , Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl in the premier passer contest, Washington’s John Carlson in the hardest shot, and Boston’s David Pastrnak for accurate shooting.Gaudreau narrowly beat out Chicago’s Patrick Kane in the puck control contest as the two were among the only contestants who made it through the course without a mishap. Gaudreau finished the course in 27.045 seconds, beating out Kane’s time of 28.611 to repeat his title from a year ago.Lundqvist stopped 12 breakaways in a row to win the save streak competition. Lundqvist threw his arms up in celebration after stopping John Tavares for his ninth save in a row, topping Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy for the top spot.Draisaitl completed the passing contest in 1:09.088, beating out Carolina’s Sebastian Aho.Carlson beat out local fan favorite Brent Burns for the hardest shot, recording the fastest two times at 102.8 mph and 100.8 mph. Burns missed the net on his first attempt and had the next fastest time on his second try at 100.6 mph. Carlson’s teammate, Alex Ovechkin, won the competition last year.Pastrnak finished the drill in 11.309 seconds to edge out Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang, who had a time of 12.693 seconds. Toronto’s Auston Matthews drew big applause by donning the jersey of teammate Patrick Marleau, a longtime San Jose Shark, but finished last in the competition when he stopped briefly after hitting just four of the five targets.“He’s such a legend here for everything he’s done for the city,” Matthews said. “All the chants made me so nervous, I forgot there were five targets.”
  3. TAMPA Jakub Vrana Jersey , Fla. (AP) — first start of the season for the Vancouver Canucks.Nilsson stopped 16 of 17 shots in the first period and finished with 33 in the Canucks’ 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.“I had to get going right away,” Nilsson said. “I felt confident going in the game. I’ve been feeling good the last couple weeks so I’ve been eager to get into a game eventually. I was excited to get the start and get to play.”Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser scored 1:10 apart in the third period, and Markus Granlund and Jake Virtanen added empty net goals for the Canucks. Brayden Point scored for Tampa Bay, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 24 saves.Vancouver’s rally was started when Pettersson, who has four goals and three assists in four games, deflected Derrick Pouliot’s point shot past Vasilevskiy at 11:07 of the third period.“I thought it was going to hit my stomach and I was going to shoot a rebound,” Pettersson said. “After it hit me I lost the puck and next thing you know it’s a goal. Very lucky, but I’ll take it. Every goal is worth one goal so it doesn’t matter how ugly or nice it is.”Boeser gave the Canucks the lead with his first of the season at 12:17.Tampa Bay, the highest scoring team in the NHL last season, has two goals in two games to start the season and is 0-for-8 on the power play, including 0 for 5 on Thursday.“We need to finish Derek Ryan Jersey Womens ,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “We’re not finishing. We are shooting some pucks at the net, but we’re not going there with a desire to score. That’s what you have to do in this league.”Notes: Lightning C Tyler Johnson returned to the lineup after missing the opener with an upper-body injury and logged 18:24 of ice time. … Vancouver C Antoine Roussel missed his fourth consecutive game with a concussion. Coach Travis Green said following Thursday’s morning skate Roussel is getting close to return. … Tampa Bay scratched RW Cory Conacher, C Danick Martel and D Slater Koekkoek. The Canucks scratched D Michael Del Zotto, D Alex Biega and LW Brandon Leipsic. … The Canucks had allowed 14 goals in the opening three games of the season.UP NEXTCanucks: At Florida on Saturday night.Lightning: Host Columbus on Saturday night. PHILADELPHIA (AP) Wayne Simmonds just had to tap the puck over the blue line but couldn’t. Then Andrew MacDonald fanned on a clearance.Patrice Bergeron pounced on the extra chances, tying it for the Boston Bruins with 3.8 seconds left and leaving the Philadelphia Flyers stunned.It took Jakub Voracek’s pep talk and Claude Giroux’s acrobatics to finally give Philadelphia a crucial win.Giroux scored his second goal with 1:21 left in overtime and the Flyers recovered for a 4-3 victory over Boston on Sunday to inch closer to returning to the playoffs after a year absence.”The play at the end of the game is a play that can’t happen. We all know that,” Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said of the stick-handling mishaps. ”Take that puck and just push it out to the neutral zone.”Dazed ahead of OT, Voracek implored his teammates to stay focused. Voracek then sprung Giroux on a breakaway. The captain faked out goaltender Anton Khudobin by acting like he was going to take the puck through his legs, only to snap a backhander for his career-best 29th goal.”I just thought I’d try that,” Giroux said, grinning.Travis Konecny added a dazzling goal and an assist, Nolan Patrick also scored and Petr Mrazek made 36 saves for the Flyers. Philadelphia opened an eight-point lead over idle Florida John Carlson Jersey , the last team that can overtake it for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference – the Flyers have three games left and the Panthers five.Bergeron helped the ailing Bruins earn a point. With the goaltender pulled, Bergeron got his 30th goal on feed from Brad Marchand after the Flyers’ miscues.”We didn’t have a ton of control, but we continued to stay on it,” Marchand said. ”Tried to force them to make plays, turn a couple of pucks over and it ended up in the net.”Noel Acciari and David Pasrnak scored and Khudobin stopped 20 shots for the Bruins, who lost Brandon Carlo and Riley Nash to injuries a day earlier.The Bruins welcomed Zdeno Chara back from an upper body injury a day after losing fellow defenseman Carlo to a possible serious leg injury, but they couldn’t complete a season sweep of Philadelphia.”We got the point, but losing (stinks), Khudobin said.Boston moved two points ahead of Tampa Bay atop the the Atlantic Division. The Lightning played later Sunday against Nashville.A day after Vegas’ Willam Karlsson’s short-handed, between-the-legs goal was declared by many to be the NHL’s top goal this season, Konecny provided competition. His nifty stick work made it 2-0 just 25 seconds into the second period.Konecny flicked the puck between two defenders along the boards Lars Eller Jersey , regained possession in the faceoff circle, went to his backhand to slip past a flailing Bergeron and then quickly switched back to his forehand and beat Khudobin from the slot for his 24th goal.”I think it was just instinct. I reacted,” Konecny said. ”When it happens, you’re just in the moment.”But it was Giroux, who has a career-high 95 points, that came up with the final and most important tricky stick work.”I’ve seen some great highlight-reel goals throughout the year,” Hakstol said, ”but I don’t think I’ve seen a better one than that.”NOTES: Bruins D Torey Krug said he was hit in the face by Patrick’s high stick just before Patrick’s goal made it 3-1. . Flyers G Alex Lyon was recalled on an emergency basis to back up Mrazek as Michal Neuvirth (lower body) was unavailable. No. 1 G Brian Elliott (abdominal surgery) practiced Saturday and could return this week. . Bruins D Charlie McAvoy (knee) skated before the game and could return Tuesday. . Marchand, who was named the NHL’s second star of March, took a penalty when he cross-checked Andrew MacDonald in the face late in the second period.UP NEXTBruins: Tuesday night at Tampa Bay in the second matchup in six days of the East’s top two teams.Flyers: Tuesday night at the New York Islanders in their final road game of the regular season.—
  4. hope he bolsters their blue line for a playoff run.Los Angeles acquired the veteran defenseman and forward Nate Thompson from the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night for forwards Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore. The Senators are retaining 25 percent of Phaneuf’s $7 million salary-cap hit Calgary Flames Hats Authentic , so the Kings get a top-four defenseman for $5.25 million over the next three-plus years.”Dion brings to our club a great deal of experience and leadership,” Kings general manager Rob Blake said. ”He also plays with a physical edge, which complements our lineup well.”The 32-year-old Phaneuf was pulled from Ottawa’s bench during a 6-3 loss at the Pittsburgh Penguins with the trade being finalized afterward. The Kings visit the Penguins on Thursday, so he doesn’t even have to leave Pittsburgh to meet up with his new team.”I’m excited to be going to the Los Angeles Kings,” Phaneuf said. ”It’s going to be a real good experience for me to be able to join that team. … I’m excited about the team that they have, where they’re at in the standings and I’m going to go there and do my best to do whatever I can to help their team.”Phaneuf has 16 points in 52 games this season and 478 in 954 games during his 13-year NHL career with the Calgary Flames Custom Calgary Flames Jerseys , Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators. He was traded again almost exactly two years after the Senators got him from the Maple Leafs.The timing of the trade was a bit unusual, though the fact he was dealt came as no surprise. After reaching double overtime in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final last spring, the Senators are 19-27-9 and just three points out of last place in the Atlantic Division.”Everybody knows that things are going to happen,” Ottawa captain Erik Karlsson said. ”You just never know when it’s going to happen or if it’s going to happen. So, we wish him all the best … going to L.A. I know personally he’s going to do real well there.”Phaneuf joins a Kings team that’s just outside playoff position in the Western Conference and goes from playing with Norris Trophy-winning defenseman in Karlsson to another in Drew Doughty. He should be an offensive upgrade on the power play, where Los Angeles is ranked 19th in the league.The always budget-conscious Senators save money even as they take on the 35-year-old Gaborik’s contract www.officialhurricanes.com , which has about $11 million left on it over the next three years. Gaborik is a buyout candidate after this season, a move that would be an additional help to Ottawa’s bottom line.”Marian has enjoyed a tremendous career to date and has played an integral role with our team over the years, including a Stanley Cup championship,” Blake said.Phaneuf signed this $49 million, seven-year contract when he was with Toronto on New Year’s Eve 2013. He elected not to waive his no-movement clause last summer to be left unprotected in the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft, a decision that cost the Senators defenseman Marc Methot.Now Phaneuf is gone Carolina Hurricanes T-Shirts Authentic , too.”The business is the business,” he said. ”For me, it’s a business decision that the Ottawa Senators wanted to move me, and I respect that.”—AP freelance writer Dan Scifo in Pittsburgh contributed to this report.— REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips was honored Saturday as the Canadian Hockey League’s goaltender of the year, becoming the first to win the award in back-to-back seasons Carolina Hurricanes Hoodies Authentic , and Alex Barre-Boulet of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada was the player of the year.Hart, a 19-year-old Philadelphia Flyers prospect, finished his fourth season with the Western Hockey League’s Silvertips by leading the Washington state team to its second Western Conference title and appearance in the WHL championship series.Hart was the first recipient in Silvertips history of the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as WHL Player of the Year, and the first goaltender in WHL history to earn the Del Wilson Trophy (WHL Goaltender of the Year) in three consecutive seasons.Hart led the WHL this season in goals-against average (1.60), save percentage (.947), shutouts (7) Carolina Hurricanes Hats Authentic , and was fourth in wins (31) while compiling a record of 31-6-1-3 in 41 games. He helped Canada capture the world junior title in January.Barre-Boulet led the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 53 goals and 63 assists for 116 points in 65 games. He led the Armada to the QMJHL regular-season title and Game 6 of the President Cup Final.
  5. DALLAS — Friday night one team will see its two-game losing streak end.Ottawa (9-10-3 http://www.officiallightningprostore.com/authentic-adidas-anton-stralman-jersey , 21 points) is 2-6-1 on the road after a 6-4 loss at Minnesota on Wednesday night. They followed up a 7-5 loss on Monday at home to the Florida Panthers falling behind early Wednesday in Minnesota.“Every loss, whether it’s this one or another one, you’re not happy about losing period,” Senators coach Guy Boucher said after his allowed six goals for the sixth time this season.Article continues below ...In Wednesday’s loss, Ottawa trailed 2-0 after one period and 4-1 at the second intermission. Despite mounting a nice comeback in the final 20 minutes, the same issues which have plagued the Senators all season continue to be a factor.“We had a major push and we tied the game, but what’s been hurting us is still hurting us,” Boucher said. “It’s the way we defend, just easy coverage in front of the net. We got to get better there. Our forwards have to tie up in front of the net when the puck’s behind the net and we got to get better at it.”Perhaps one positive is that the Senators have already defeated Dallas this season Womens Brayden Point Jersey , 4-1 in Ottawa back on October 15.Dallas (11-9-2, 24 points) is also on a two-game losing streak after losing 5-1 at Pittsburgh on Wednesday two days after a 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers and three days after scoring four times in the second period of a 6-2 win over the New York Islanders.Injuries were a big factor for the Stars as eight players were sidelined, including five defensemen and starting goaltender Ben Bishop, expected to miss at least a week with a lower body injury after getting hurt on Monday.Despite the injuries, first-year Dallas coach Jim Montgomery wasn’t making excuses after a disappointing result. “We feel bad and embarrassed about the way we played tonight,” Montgomery said postgame.Montgomery opened his postgame media scrum by falling on the sword for his team’s four-goal loss, saying it was on him because the Stars weren’t adequately prepared to face the Penguins.The Stars, who are 7-3-1 on home ice, have scored two goals or fewer in seven of their last 11 contests.Montgomery has a pretty good idea why the offense is currently stuck in dry dock Braydon Coburn Jersey , and again blamed much of those offensive woes on the aforementioned lack of preparation.“We’re not skating. We’re not together,” Montgomery said. “Our puck support is not good enough. Our timing and spacing, a lot of negatives. I’m not preparing them well enough, so we’re not in sync.”Dallas players and coaches took Thanksgiving off before hosting the Senators on Friday, and Montgomery feels a day to flush this game out of their system is a big positive.“Yeah, tonight’s over with,” Montgomery said Wednesday. ?We just start preparing for Ottawa now, enjoy Thanksgiving at home with family and get back to work on Friday. This is over with.”One positive to come from the loss was the NHL debut of goaltender Landon Bow, who relieved starter Anton Khudobin J.T. Miller Jersey , who allowed five goals on 16 shots, midway through the middle frame.Bow stopped all 14 shots he faced.But in the end, Stars captain Jamie Benn summed up the loss best.“Pretty embarrassing tonight,” Benn said. “We let our goalie down.”Dallas is 0-3-2 in the last five meetings with Ottawa. Hopefully for the Vegas Golden Knights, Christmas was a time to help them overcome their frustration of yet another overtime loss heading into their mini-holiday break.A 4-3 loss to the visiting Los Angeles Kings in overtime on Sunday was their second consecutive loss in the extra period in successive days (Montreal beat them in OT on Saturday in Las Vegas). It was the third time the Knights (20-15-4) had allowed an overtime goal in their last six outings.They had three days without practice since Sunday heading into Thursday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche (19-12-6) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Avalanche also enter the game looking for answers with consecutive losses and a 3-6-1 record in their last 10 games.Article continues below ...Frustrated Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury smashed his stick on the post and angrily skated off the T-Mobile Arena ice after surrendering an overtime goal to the Kings’ Tyler Toffoli on a breakaway Sunday.“I want to make a difference,” Fleury said. “I want to give our team a chance to win these games. I haven’t and it’s been pissing me off.“That last one, one-on-one with me, I should have made a save and gave us a chance to stay in the game. It’s two in a row now with both games being overtime losses. I’ve got to be better.”Defenseman Nate Schmidt’s decision to leave toward the bench for a substitute allowed Toffoli to take a long pass from Oscar Fantenberg just before crossing the blue line, triggering the decisive breakaway.Shea Theodore hopped over the boards in place of Schmidt and gave chase Womens Charlie McAvoy Jersey , but it proved futile.“It was a stupid change,” a dejected Schmidt said as he sat in front of his stall. “Stupid of me. It was dumb. I feel bad for (Fleury) and the guys.”Sunday’s loss also dropped the Knights to 3-3 in overtime games this season and 1-3 in the last four. They have also split two shootouts.“I think a lot of it is just mental,” forward Reilly Smith said. “It’s a pretty simple game when its 3-on-3, a lot of man-on-man and just making sure you stay in front of your guy.“It seems like we have been slipping assignments a little bit and they have cost us. Those are big points to lose, especially before Christmas. We wanted to win these last two and have a good end before this little break.”Colorado had a much-needed break after losing 6-4 at Arizona on Saturday. The Avalanche had played six times in the previous nine days.The game in Vegas begins a stretch of playing five games in nine days, including four in a row at the Pepsi Center in Denver.The Avalanche rallied for three goals in the third period to tie the score against the Coyotes only to allow a goal with 3:39 left and then an empty-netter with 12 seconds remaining.Alexander Kerfoot scored two goals, and Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon scored for Colorado.Philipp Grubauer allowed four goals on 16 shots and was replaced in the second period by Czech Pavel Francouz, who made 21 saves in his NHL debut.“We have to learn how to bring that every single night, right from the drop of the puck Authentic Louis Domingue Jersey ,” Landeskog said. “We were a little bit sluggish and didn’t execute in the first two periods, but the way we played in the third, that’s the way we’ve got to bring it every night.”
  6. SUNRISE Riley Nash Jersey Womens , Fla. (AP) — on the road.Carl Soderberg scored twice, J.T. Compher broke a third-period tie and Colorado beat the Florida Panthers 5-2 on Thursday night.The Avalanche won their 11th road game after winning only 15 all of last season.“It’s just the hunger and the will to succeed from our guys,” coach Jared Bednar said. “Maybe our expectations (last year) weren’t high enough on the road and I think this year we’re trying to take the next step and continue what we’ve been doing at home.”Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for the Avalanche. Philipp Grubauer stopped 33 shots.“We feel like every game we’re there,” Soderberg said. “We’re feeling it right now and want to keep it going.”Aaron Ekblad and Colton Sceviour had the goals for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo made 32 saves in his second game back from a knee injury.“They’re a good team offensively and if you make mistakes, they’re going to make you pay,” Luongo said. “We had a good first 40 minutes and for some reason we didn’t come out in the third. They popped two quick ones and that was it.”The score was tied at 2 in the third before the Avalanche scored twice in 44 seconds. Compher put Colorado ahead when he tipped in a shot by Landeskog at 6:21. Soderberg’s second goal of the game, a one-timer from the left circle, made it 4-2 at 7:05.“(We) were hounding the puck,” Bednar said. “Maybe two or three pucks they kept alive just inside the blue line in order to extend the shift. When you do that Martin Hanzal Jersey Womens , pressuring the puck, you’re not giving them any time, you get tired down in there, and I think that’s what happened.”The Panthers challenged Soderberg’s goal for goalie interference, but the call stood.“Their big line came out mid-shift (and) we got trapped in our end,” coach Bob Boughner said. “We had three chances to get it out, all three failed, back of the net. They get the one on the very next shift and it’s game over.”Landeskog added an empty-net goal with 1:34 left.Soderberg snapped a 1-all tie with his short-handed goal. He took a shot from the right circle that hit Luongo in the face mask and bounced into the net at 5:44 of the second.The Panthers tied it about a half-minute later on Ekblad’s power-play goal. Ekblad took a pass in the left circle and fired the puck past Grubauer at 6:19.Rantanen gave Colorado a 1-0 lead when he tipped in a shot from Patrik Nemeth at 10:40 of the first. Rantanen has a 10-game point streak.Sceviour tied the game 1-all after he redirected a shot in front from Bogdan Kiselevich with 2:07 left in the first.NOTES: Rantanen has 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) during his point streak and leads the NHL in assists (35) and points (47). … Nemeth played his 200th NHL game. … Panthers C Nick Bjugstad returned to the lineup after leaving the game against Boston on Tuesday in the third period. Bjugstad took a hit into the boards from Bruins defenseman Connor Clifton.UP NEXTAvalanche: Visit the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.Panthers: Host the New York Rangers on Saturday. RALEIGH Anton Khudobin Jersey Womens , N.C. (AP) — Greg McKegg made his Carolina debut one to remember.McKegg had a goal and an assist in his first game with the Hurricanes, and Carolina defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 Friday night.McKegg was recalled from Charlotte of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis earlier Friday after Carolina placed Jordan Staal on injured reserve. Playing in his first NHL game since November 2017, the journeyman center assisted on a goal in the first period and scored the decisive goal in the second to lift the Hurricanes to their third straight win.“He’s a pro,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “We did a nice job getting him in our organization. He had a great training camp and he was right there. This was an easy call-up. He’s obviously trying to stay here. I love it.”It was the first multi-point game of McKegg’s six-year career. It came after he got word of his call-up late Thursday, made a two-hour drive from Belleville, Ontario, to Toronto, caught an early flight and arrived in Raleigh late Friday morning.“Obviously it’s special,” McKegg said. “You never know when (a call-up) is going to come and you just have to keep grinding away. To contribute at this level at any point in your career is special. “Micheal Ferland Wade Megan Jersey Womens , Dougie Hamilton and Sebastian Aho added goals for Carolina. Curtis McElhinney stopped 22 shots in his second straight win after four consecutive losses.Oliver Bjorkstrand and Artemi Panarin scored 25 seconds apart in the second period for the Blue Jackets. Sergei Bobrovsky surrendered three goals on 16 shots before being pulled midway through second period.“I always think a hockey team should get better each and every game,” Columbus coach John Tortorella said. “And tonight there were just way too many passengers.”McKegg, playing for his fifth team in six seasons, helped propel Carolina to an early 3-0 lead.Ferland’s one-timer from the left faceoff circle put Carolina up 5:16 into the first period. Less than 90 seconds later, Hamilton made it 2-0 when his wrist shot from the left point deflected off Bobrovsky’s glove and trickled into the net.After setting up Hamilton’s goal with a drop pass, McKegg found the net in the second period.Brett Pesce fired a pass for McKegg breaking down the middle toward the goal, and McKegg redirected the puck into the net — again off Bobrovsky’s glove — to make it 3-0.“You just kind of want to put your best foot forward and contribute any way you can,” McKegg said. “To chip in at this level is obviously special. To cap it off with a win was pretty awesome.”Joonas Korpisalo replaced Bobrovsky shortly after.“I’m not giving assessment on the goaltending,” Tortorella said. “Korpi played well. He was one of the few guys who played well.”Bjorkstrand and Panarin’s quick goals late in the period pulled the Blue Jackets within one heading into the third Tobias Rieder Jersey Womens , but McElhinney stopped all seven shots he faced in the final period and Aho scored an empty-netter with two seconds remaining to secure the Carolina victory.“We came out great. I thought the guys to a man were on it,” Brind’Amour said. “Every part of our game was pretty solid.”NOTES: Columbus captain Nick Foligno missed his second straight game to tend to his newborn daughter, Milana, who had heart surgery last week. He remains on indefinite leave. … Carolina F Saku Maenalanen recorded his first NHL point with an assist on Hamilton’s goal. … McElhinney appeared in 85 games for Columbus from 2013-17.UP NEXTBlue Jackets: At Florida on Saturday.Hurricanes: At Ottawa on Sunday.
  7. have already experienced lengthy losing streaks this season. The Ducks seem to have pulled out of their spiral Andrew Ladd Jersey , while the Blackhawks have not.Anaheim will try to win its fifth straight game when it hosts Chicago on Wednesday night at Honda Center. The Blackhawks will be trying to avoid losing five in a row.The Ducks (14-10-5) lost seven straight from Oct. 20 to Nov. 1, including a 3-1 defeat in Chicago on Oct. 23.Article continues below ...They began to gather themselves during a 2-1 overtime loss to the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 16, going 6-1-2 since.Anaheim enters Wednesday in second place in the Pacific Division after twice leapfrogging the Calgary Flames into first in the past week. The Flames moved back into first with a 3-2 win in Chicago on Sunday.The Blackhawks (9-14-5) were 6-2-2 when they slipped into an eight-game losing streak from Oct. 27 to Nov. 12. Chicago fired longtime coach Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6, but have gone just 3-8-2 under Jeremy Colliton.“It’s not for lack of effort,” Chicago captain Jonathan Toews told the Chicago Tribune after the latest loss. “It’s one of those things we’re stuck in right now, snowballing in the wrong direction. It’s tough. We have to keep working. There’s nothing else we can do.”The Ducks continue to build roster depth as they string together points.They traded rookie defenseman Marcus Pettersson to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday in exchange for forward Daniel Sprong, who’s expected to make his team debut against the Blackhawks.Sprong practiced on the same line as Adam Henrique and Nick Ritchie on Tuesday.Pettersson became expendable with the addition of Jake Dotchin, who made his team debut on Nov. 23 after he was signed by the Ducks on Oct. 18. Dotchin was released by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sept. 15, reportedly because they were unhappy with his conditioning.Anaheim hasn’t played at home since a 2-1 overtime win against the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 23. Ducks forward Rickard Rakell scored with 17 seconds left in regulation to tie the score, and then scored 14 seconds into overtime for a 2-1 victory.After losing the opener a five-game road trip to the Nashville Predators Anthony Beauvillier Jersey , the Ducks defeated the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1, and the following night knocked off the Florida Panthers 3-2.After scoring another late goal to tie the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, the Ducks won 2-1 in overtime.Those heroics paled in comparison to their latest victory.The Ducks trailed the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 5-1 late in the second period on Sunday afternoon before rallying for a 6-5 win. Anaheim became the first road team to come back from a four-goal deficit and win in nearly 20 years.Ducks coach Randy Carlyle isn’t ready to believe his team is out of the woods.“We’ve tried to remain steadfast in that we’re going to need to be more competitive,” he said. “We’re going to have to execute to a higher level and we’re going to have to be able to do that in parts of games.” COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their win streak to four games and stayed in the thick of the battle at the top of the tough Metropolitan Division. The team’s productive top line is a big reason why.Pierre-Luc Dubois, Artemi Panarin and Cam Atkinson each had a goal and an assist on Tuesday night as the Blue Jackets beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1.All three have recorded points in the past four games, with Atkinson scoring in each of the past three. He’s got a team-leading 27 goals and will be on his way to the NHL All-Star Game at the end of the month.“When everybody contributes like that, it’s hard to beat us,” said Dubois, who has five points in the four-game stretch.Boone Jenner also scored and Joonas Korpisalo had 29 saves for the Blue Jackets Authentic Brock Nelson Jersey , who have won 11 of the last 14 games while sparring with Washington and Pittsburgh atop the division.Korpisalo has started three of the last four games ahead of star Sergei Bobrovsky and won each time. The 24-year-old Finn could soon find himself the team’s No.1 goalie as Bobrovsky has refused to sign a contract extension with Columbus and may be traded before the deadline next month.“Korpi has earned the time, just through his play,” Columbus coach John Tortorella said. “Korpi deserved to play tonight.”Blake Coleman scored and Keith Kinkaid had 30 saves for the Devils, who saw a two-game winning streak end as they struggle to stay out of the Metro basement.“It’s beyond frustrating,” Devils veteran winger Brian Boyle said. “You try to get some traction going. We work extremely hard. It’s been months of not (getting) the results we wanted.”Coach Hynes said some players lacked effort on the second night of a back-to-back. New Jersey got a wild 8-5 win over Chicago on Monday night.“It was just some individuals who were not ready to go and compete at the level we need them to compete at,” Hynes said. “I wouldn’t necessarily say it was the whole team.”The Blue Jackets grabbed the lead early and didn’t let up.Atkinson tipped in a pass from Dubois 45 seconds into the game. Less than two minutes later, Josh Anderson, off a faceoff from the right circle, fed Jenner, who beat Kinkaid from the slot.Late in the first Casey Cizikas Jersey , David Savard grabbed a face off and slid a beautiful pass from the left corner to the doorstep, setting up Panarin for an easy tip-in and a 3-0 Columbus lead.Early in the second, Dubois snapped in a shot from the left circle for the Blue Jackets’ fourth power-play goal in four games.Coleman redirected a shot by Mirco Mueller late in the second period to ruin Korpisalo’s shutout.“I’m pretty comfortable,” Korpisalo said. “The way we play right now it’s pretty easy to play behind them. Like today, I don’t think there were any dangerous shots. They just clear the pucks in front of me, block shots and it makes me confident to play behind them.”NOTES: Columbus coach John Tortorella coached his 285th game with the team, passing Ken Hitchcock for the franchise record. He is the franchise’s leader in wins (156-102-26). … New Jersey F Miles Wood was out with an undisclosed injury suffered in the game Monday night. … Coleman has five goals and two assists in the last five games.UP NEXT:New Jersey: At New York Islanders on Thursday.Columbus: Hosts Montreal on Friday.
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If it happens that my name pops up, I’ll deal with it, but I’ve been part of it in the past and it’s nothing that bothers me.”He had a goal and two assists in Thursday night’s 5-4 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena.Detroit is 2-1-1 in its last four games against four of the league’s best: Boston, Colorado, Tampa Bay and Toronto.“I just think it just continues to show to our players that when we do it the right way, when we play the way we’re capable of Mike Smith Jersey , we can take anybody in the league,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill told the Detroit Free Press. “Let’s keep going.” Meanwhile, New York is struggling offensively.The Islanders are 1-3-1 in their past five games and have only scored eight goals in that span.“Teams are going to score,” center Mathew Barzal told Newsday. “You’ve got to find a way to put four, five on the board. You’ve got to find a way to push that side of the game a little bit.”They dropped a 6-2 decision to the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena Thursday night, getting goals from left winger Anders Lee — who has goals in four consecutive games — and center Brock Nelson (shorthanded), who snapped an eight-game goal drought.“It was too friendly of a game,” Islanders coach Barry Trotz told NHL.com. “There wasn’t enough skin invested in the game, right across the board. We need a couple saves. Some [defensemen] could play a little bit better. Some of our forwards who are a little more physical could be more assertive in that area, and our skill guys are going to have to produce. No one was immune today.” PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jordan Eberle scored twice in the second period to help the New York Islanders pull away from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 6-3 victory Tuesday night.The Penguins held a ceremony before the game to honor the victims of Saturday’s synagogue shooting in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. It included an 11-second moment of silence in memory of the 11 people slain.Eberle scored his second and third goals for the Islanders, who swept a three-game road trip. Brock Nelson scored his sixth of the season and fifth goal in five games, while Tom Kuhnhackl, who won two Stanley Cups in Pittsburgh, scored his first as an Islander. Andrew Ladd and Matt Martin also scored for New York, which has won four of six after starting the season 2-3.The Islanders are playing eight of their first 11 games on the road for the first time in team history.Robin Lehner stopped 23 of 25 shots, but he left the game after the second period. Thomas Greiss stopped 12 shots. No reason was immediately given for the change.Sidney Crosby Artemi Panarin Jersey , Evgeni Malkin and Dominik Simon scored for Pittsburgh, which ended its four-game winning streak.BRUINS 3, HURRICANESRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brad Marchand scored the tying and go-ahead goals and Boston continued its dominance of the Carolina.Marchand scored the tying goal with 18 seconds left in the second period and the eventual game-winner just over five minutes into the third period as Boston improved to 11-0-5 in its last 16 meetings with Carolina. The Hurricanes haven’t beaten the Bruins in regulation since April 2013.David Pastrnak scored and Patrice Bergeron had three assists for the Bruins. Jaroslav Halak made 42 saves.Micheal Ferland and Dougie Hamilton scored for the Hurricanes, who have lost five of seven after a 4-0-1 start. Sebastian Aho recorded an assist for the 12th straight game, tying the NHL record held by Wayne Gretzky and Ken Linseman for most consecutive games with an assist to open a season.Scott Darling stopped 28 shots in his first start of the season after returning from an ankle injury.RED WINGS 5, BLUE JACKETS 3COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tyler Bertuzzi scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period and Jimmy Howard had 34 saves for Detroit.Dylan Larkin got an empty-net goal — his second tally of the night — with 43 seconds left to cap the scoring and give Detroit its second straight win after losing nine of first 11.Nineteen-year-old Michael Rasmussen got his first NHL goal and Anthony Mantha also scored for the Red Wings, who snapped the Blue Jackets‘ two-game winning streak.Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo, who made his third straight start, had a horrific 13½ minutes, giving up three goals on Detroit’s first seven shots. Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 23 saves.Josh Anderson, Markus Nutivaara and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored for the Blue Jackets.FLAMES 2, SABRES 1, OTBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk scored with 55.3 seconds left in the third period Shane Doan Jersey , Johnny Gaudreau followed with an overtime goal and Calgary rallied past Buffalo.David Rittich made 28 saves for the Flames, who have won two straight.Center Jack Eichel put the Sabres on the board first with a power-play goal with 3:30 left in the first period. Carter Hutton was terrific for Buffalo throughout, coming up just short of his first shutout as a Sabre. He made 36 saves.The Sabres have points in five straight games (3-0-2) for the first time since a nine-game point streak in 2012.LIGHTNING 8, DEVILS 3TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point had a career-high five points with a goal and four assists, defenseman Braydon Coburn scored twice, and Tampa Bay rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat New Jersey.Steven Stamkos got his 350th career goal and added two assists for Tampa Bay, which was coming off a 3-1-1 trip. Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, and Tyler Johnson and Ryan McDonagh had the other Lightning goals. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves.Miles Wood, Travis Zajac and Kyle Palmieri scored for the Devils, who started a seven-game trip. Keith Kinkaid stopped 31 of 38 shots before being replaced five minutes into the third by Cory Schneider, who allowed a goal on six shots in his first game after offseason hip surgery.STARS 4, CANADIENS 1MONTREAL (AP) — Devin Shore had a goal and two assists, Ben Bishop stopped 34 shots for Dallas.Esa Lindell and Miro Heiskanen also scored, and Alexander Radulov added an empty-netter for Dallas, which won on the road for the first time this season. This was the second stop on the Stars‘ six-game road trip.Brendan Gallagher scored for the Canadiens www.floridapanthersteamshops.com , and Carey Price stopped 18 shots.PREDATORS 4, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 1NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Hartman scored twice in a 57-second span and Juuse Saros made 23 saves to lead Nashville.Calle Jarnkrok and Viktor Arvidsson also scored, and Kevin Fiala had a pair of assists for the Predators, who have won two of their last three.Reilly Smith had the lone goal for Vegas, which has lost three of its last four.WILD 4, OILERS 3EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Mikael Granlund scored with 5:48 left, Eric Staal had a goal and two assists, and Minnesota beat Edmonton.Grandlund sneaked a power-play goal past netminder Cam Talbot for his sixth of the season. The game had been tied at 3 since Staal scored on a power play late in the second period.Zach Parise and Jared Spurgeon also scored for the Wild (7-3-2), who have won six of seven.Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid and Alex Chiasson scored for the Oilers (6-4-1), who ended a three-game winning streak.FLYERS 3, DUCKS 2ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nolan Patrick scored 21 seconds after a late tying goal by Anaheim’s Pontus Aberg to lift Philadelphia.Patrick beat Ryan Miller with 1:51 remaining to end Philadelphia’s three-game skid and provide a quick recovery after Aberg’s second goal of the game.It marks the first time since Feb. 2, 2008 that the Flyers have defeated the Ducks in regulation. Anaheim was on an 11-0-3 roll against Philadelphia.Sean Couturier and Ivan Provorov scored the Flyers’ other goals Florida Panthers T-Shirts Womens , and Claude Giroux had two assists. Miller made 33 saves for the Ducks, who are winless in their last six games.RANGERS 4, SHARKS 2, SO.SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk scored the lone goal in the shootout and Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves to help New York complete a season sweep of San Jose.Chris Kreider scored two goals in the third period and Mats Zuccarello also scored for the Rangers, who followed up a 3-2 overtime win at home against the Sharks earlier this month with another victory.Tomas Hertl scored the tying goal with 1.3 seconds left in regulation to give San Jose a point. Brent Burns and Timo Meier each scored for the Sharks to extend their points streaks to a career-high nine games.COYOTES 5, SENATORS 1GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Derek Stepan scored a short-handed goal from his own blue line in Arizona’s three-goal first period and Antti Raanta stopped 25 shots.The Coyotes chased Ottawa goalie Mike Condon with three goals on 10 shots in the first period, capped by Stepan’s short-hander. Arizona has short-handed goals in three straight games for the second time in franchise history (1985), scoring five in that span.Alex Galchenyuk notched his first goal with Arizona and had an assist on Oliver Ekman Larsson’s power-play goal in the third period. Brad Richardson and Richard Panik also scored for the Coyotes.Alex Forementon scored his first goal of the season for the Senators, who lost their third straight.
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  10. Here’s how it could happen” (ESPN) - “Their chances? Not good. ESPN Analytics updated their numbers following all of Sunday’s games and put the Browns’ playoff chances at 0.2 percent.”“Armed http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com/joe-schobert-jersey-authentic , dangerous: Browns’ Mayfield flexing rocket arm” (AP) - “As Baker Mayfield threw long passes to his wide receivers and short ones to backs before Sunday’s game against Carolina, Browns interim coach Gregg Williams knew...”“Browns vow to make elevation an afterthought at Mile High” (Browns.com) - “Rashard Higgins knows all about the elevation in Denver. The third-year Browns receiver, who played for Colorado State in college, said he could always tell the elevation affected road teams.”“Ranking the Cleveland Browns cornerstone players” (WFNY) - “The Cleveland Browns won their fifth game of the season on Sunday Youth Myles Garrett Jersey , beating the Carolina Panthers, 26-20. The Browns key players showed up and showed out in the victory...”NFL:“Injuries: Tomlin doesn’t rule out James Conner vs. Pats” (NFL.com) - “Tomlin did not rule out Conner to play this week against the New England Patriots, noting practice will tell the tale whether the starting running back can return...”“Vikings Fire Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo” (SI.com) - “The Vikings have fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo following Monday night’s 21–7 loss to the Seahawks, the team announced.”“Salary cap will be around $190 million in 2019” (PFT) - “The league announced today that the salary cap will rise to somewhere in the neighborhood of $190 million in 2019. The 2018 cap is set at $177.2 million.”“Brett Favre offers a crazy suggestion of who should be the Packers’ next head coach” (CBS) - “If the Green Bay Packers can keep winning by two scores under interim coach Joe Philbin Authentic Terrance Mitchell Jersey , maybe they won’t need to find an outside replacement for Mike McCarthy at all.” It didn’t take long for the Chiefs to erase any thoughts that the Browns might have the answer to stopping the league’s highest-scoring offense.The Chiefs drove 95 yards for a touchdown on their first drive, moved it 75 yards for another score on their second drive and then added three more touchdowns on the way to a 37-21 win. That improves their record to an AFC-best 8-1 on the season with a home date against the Cardinals on the horizon.When they do take the field in that game, quarterback Patrick Mahomes will be trying for a ninth-straight game with at least 300 passing yards after joining Andrew Luck as the only players with eight straight games in that category. It will also feature Mahomes trying for a franchise record for touchdown passes. He’s up to 29 after throwing three of them on Sunday and Len Dawson holds the Chiefs record with 30 scores.Mahomes hooked up with tight end Travis Kelce for two scores and found Kareem Hunt for the third. Hunt also ran for two touchdowns while producing 141 total yards of offense. Five Chiefs receivers had at least 50 yards and the balanced attack proved to be way too much for the Browns, who lost cornerbacks Denzel Ward and E.J. Gaines to injuries Womens David Njoku Jersey , to handle on Sunday.The Browns offense showed some life in the first half as they scored a pair of touchdowns to keep the score manageable at halftime. Baker Mayfield took a brief visit to the medical tent in the third quarter and ended the day 29-of-42 for 297 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. The second touchdown came on the first play of the fourth quarter and kept the outcome in some doubt, but an 11-play Chiefs drive and a field goal helped ensure that there would be no late magic from the Browns. Custom Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys
  11. in a massive AFC South game. The division rivals will play twice over the final seven games and the results will have big playoff implications. The Titans top ranked defense against the Colts red hot offense will be the story coming in to this one and for good reason. Tennessee hasn’t allowed more than 21 points in regulation since Week 1. Indianapolis has scored at least 34 in four of their past six. Here’s how the two teams stack up according to Football Outsiders DVOA:TitansOffense: -8.0% (24th)Pass Offense: -0.4% (25th)Run Offense: -8.4% (18th)Defense: -4.2% (12th)Pass Defense: +5.3% (18th)Run Defense: -15.4% (8th)Special Teams: +2.6% (7th)ColtsOffense: +3.4% (14th)Pass Offense: +13.0% (15th)Run Offense: -2.5% (13th)Defense: +3.8% (22nd)Pass Defense: +18.5% (27th)Run Defense: -14.3% (9th)Special Teams: +1.3% (10th)Those are obviously full season numbers and I think you could safely argue that the Titans are quite a bit better heading in to Week 11 than they were early in the year www.titansauthorizedshops.com , but that could probably be argued for the Colts as well. It’s a good matchup between good teams. Here are some of the individual matchups that I’m most looking forward to watching on Sunday.Jayon Brown, Kevin Byard, and Kenny Vaccaro vs Eric Ebron, Jack Doyle, and Mo Alie-CoxThis is, in my opinion, the most important matchup for the Titans defense. Last week Andrew Luck targeted backs and tight ends on 16 of his 29 attempts. The Colts offense is your classic “death by a thousand paper cuts” attack. They use their efficient short passing game and an ascendant rushing attack to nickel and dime teams down the field, only occasionally mixing in a deep play action shot. Despite their strong overall offensive numbers, the Colts rank just 18th and 26th, respectively, in explosive play rate per Sharp Football. Instead, Indy grinds out long drives by being hyper efficient on 3rd down. They lead the league in successful 3rd down conversions per game as well as 3rd down conversion rate. The play of their tight ends are a big part of that. Free agent addition Eric Ebron leads the team in targets (65), catches (39), yards (463), and touchdowns (9). He’s become the force that the Lions envisioned when they selected him 10th overall in the 2014 draft.Jack Doyle remains the team’s second tight end and functions as both an excellent blocker in the running game and reliable pair of hands as a receiver. Doyle spent his first training camp in Tennessee and always seems to haunt the Titans in these division matchups. The other tight end that has been getting a lot of work recently for Indy is rookie Mo Alie-Cox. The 6’-5”, 267 pound, former basketball player is a big time athlete and red zone threat. How the Titans choose to defend these three will be interesting. Tennessee has allowed the fewest yards to tight ends in the NFL this season, giving up just 295 yards over 9 games with zero touchdowns allowed. Safeties Kevin Byard and Kenny Vaccaro and linebacker Jayon Brown are the primary defenders responsible for that dominance against a position group that had been a real problem for the Titans defense in recent seasons. The Colts group will be the second best crew of tight ends the Titans have faced in 2018 behind the Eagles duo of Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. How they respond to this challenge will go a long way towards determining their success in stopping Andrew Luck.Taylor Lewan vs Tyquan LewisThe Colts pass rush has struggled in 2018, ranking just 24th in the league in sack rate. However Tennessee Titans Womens T-Shirt , they did get a noticeable boost from the debut of second round rookie Tyquan Lewis who jumped out to me watching the Colts-Jaguars game from last weekend. Granted, he was playing against a tattered Jaguars offensive line, but he still looked like the most dangerous Colts pass rusher. Lewis will face a much tougher test this week as he will likely draw Titans two-time Pro Bowl tackle Taylor Lewan on most of his pass rushing snaps. Lewan has been a bit up and down this season as he dealt with a concussion early in the season and then a foot injury that held him out of most of the Bills game and severely hampered him against the Ravens. Since regaining full health, the Titans left tackle is back to shutting down opposing pass rushers and clearing lanes for running backs.Corey Davis vs Pierre Desir, Quincy Wilson, and Kenny MooreThe Colts don’t use their corners to shadow specific receivers — or at least they haven’t done so to this point — so I’d expect to see all these guys matched up with the Titans best receiver at different points throughout the game. While Desir has been a pleasant surprise for the Colts after bouncing around various practice squads during his first four years in the league, but no one in the Indy secondary figures to be the type that can bottle up a talent like Davis. Colts free safety Malik Hooker has been officially ruled out for the game which should further open the opportunities for the Titans passing game to attack downfield. It will be interesting to see how Indy treats Davis. The Pats gave him the respect of having Gilmore follow him, but that clearly wasn’t effective. Will the Colts play the Titans passing game honest or will they try to bracket and bend coverage to limit Tennessee’s emerging star?Jonnu Smith and Dion Lewis vs Mike Mitchell, Darius Leonard, and Anthony WalkerUnlike the Titans, the Colts defense really struggles against opposing tight ends and running backs. They’ve allowed the 6th most passing yards to tight ends and the 4th most to running backs so far this season. This is another spot where Hooker’s absence hurts the Colts defense. He is easily their best safety in coverage and playing without him will push Mike Mitchell and Clayton Geathers in to the starting lineup. Both of those players are far better run defenders than pass defenders.Jonnu Smith’s early season struggles as both a blocker and a receiver have been well-documented here, but he’s started to bounce back in recent weeks. This could be a good opportunity for him to finally have his breakout game.Dion Lewis is another Titan who could benefit from a matchup with the Colts. While Indy is surprisingly stingy against opposing rushers, they’ve really struggled to cover backs in the passing game. Lewis is 14th among NFL running backs in receiving yards and has had at least 60 yards receiving in two of the last three games. Jurrell Casey vs Quenton NelsonWe’ve all heard the stats about how effective the Colts offensive line has been at protecting Andrew Luck. Luck has only been sacked 10 times all season and hasn’t gone down since Week 5. The Indianapolis offensive line has been a focus of GM Chris Ballard since he arrived. The additions of Quenton Nelson and Braden Smith in the draft, the development of Mark Glowinski from Seahawks castoff to a reliable starter, and improved health for Ryan Kelly and Anthony Castonzo have given the Colts an imposing front for the first time since the Manning Era. Testing the young, talented Colts line will be three time Pro Bowl defensive end Jurrell Casey who is playing at an extremely high level right now. Casey flips sides and truly pops up all over the line of scrimmage for Dean Pees’ defense, but we figure to see him matched up with Nelson quite a bit and that will be must see TV for those that love line play.Adoree’ Jackson vs T.Y. HiltonA week ago we saw Adoree’ Jackson tasked with tracking Josh Gordon for the majority of the game and the Titans young corner played one of the best games of his young career, allowing just 4 completions on 11 attempts on throws in to his coverage. Jackson is evolving in to an elite NFL corner before our eyes and it will be interesting to see if he’s asked to shadow Hilton this week. Hilton has been relatively quiet during the Colts three game winning streak. He’s caught just 8 of 16 targets for 136 yards over that timeframe and has largely been a complementary piece to the running game and tight ends. However, he’s still got the speed to threaten defenses over the top and the Titans will need to find a way to keep him from breaking out of his slump. Jackson might just be the solution to that problem for the Tennessee defense.Mike Vrabel vs Frank ReichBased on the early results Tennessee Titans Hats , it looks like this could be the first of many important matchups between Vrabel’s Titans and Reich’s Colts in the AFC South. Both coaches have demonstrated an aggressive mentality when it comes to late game decision making so if things are tight late, expect both coaches to go for the win. With the Tennessee Titans on a bye this week, it’s only natural to talk about....outside topics! So to pass the time, let’s get to know each other a little more and discuss video games.Hey, video games can be about football sometimes! But I’m getting ahead of myself, so here’s my question to you: What video game do you find yourself coming back to the most? It doesn’t have to be your favorite video game or a game you consider the best ever, just a game you find yourself returning to the most.For me, that game is Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Sega Genesis.Now, like many millennials, I was introduced to the Sonic franchise via Sonic Mega Collection on the Nintendo Gamecube 15 years ago, and I’ve been hooked to the series ever since. And why wouldn’t I? The combination of breathtaking speed, graphics, tight controls and catchy music gave the series mass appeal. Since the 90s’ the Sonic franchise has taken lots of ups and downs, but the recently released Sonic Mania finally restored the honor of a treasured franchise.Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is not my favorite game of all time or my favorite in the series (Sonic 3 & Knuckles can’t be beat), but it happens to be the game I return to the most. I’d include it in my top ten to be frank.As a stand alone game, it hasn’t gotten better than Sonic 2. The predecessor was great, but there was a little too much focus on slow platforming, which got tedious at a few points. Sonic 2 addressed that flaw head on by increasing the size of the levels and putting more emphasis on dashing through courses. While it may sound like it’s making the game shallow, it actually makes it a lot more fun to explore all the alternate routes and find hidden items throughout.From the tropical paradise of Emerald Hill Tennessee Titans Womens Hoodie , to the industrial wastelands of Chemical Plant and Oil Ocean, to the Vegas inspired Casino Night (my personal favorite), each level is fun to explore and occasionally I enjoy looking at the sights. And with an insanely fast frame rate, the game remains as gorgeous to look at in person.While the ability of Tails would be better streamlined in Sonic 3, it’s still fascinating to use him in this game. The special stages—where you collect chaos emeralds—are challenging as hell, yet there’s so many opportunities throughout the game for you to try them out and get the good ending. I also love how getting a score of at least 10,000 points allows you to get a continue.Bottom line, Sonic 2’s difficulty is just right, allowing you to make loads of progress quickly while having a lot of fun. The controls, graphics, music, and core gameplay are perfect. This is the game I’ve played a billion times and look forward to playing a billion times more. If you haven’t played this yet, there’s no excuse. It’s on iPhone, Android, and pretty much every modern console in existence. Play this brilliant game.With that said, let’s hear your pick. What game do you return to the most?
  12. IT’S HERE!!!For years Stefen Wisniewski Jersey , the rafters of Lincoln Financial Field have donned many NFC and NFC East Champions banners over the years, but the collection hasn’t had a new addition since 2013, and was missing a gigantic reminder that the Philadelphia Eagles won a Super Bowl.Ahead of Thursday’s 2018 regular season opener, the team unveiled their new banner in all of its glory — and in front of one of the teams they beat last season on their way to winning the Lombardi Trophy.(And then the heavens opened and the angels sang.)As much as everyone talks about moving on and putting the Super Bowl win in the past http://www.eaglescheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-jake-elliott-jersey , that’s never really going to happen. We can focus on 2018 and start with an 0-0 mindset, but the celebrations will continue — even if its just a small fist pump when walking past the “Philly Philly” statue on the HeadHouse Plaza at The Linc.The 2017 Eagles team was something special, but they return most of their starters, and the 2018 squad has it’s own energy to be excited about. LET’S GO!!!!! Football is a game of attrition. The best teams usually have relatively healthy rosters Cheap Sidney Jones Jersey , which is one of the things that made the 2017 Eagles so special. That team was able to overcome a injuries to key players and win the Super Bowl. The 2018 Eagles also dealt with injuries, but theirs were both high quality and high quantity, and while they didn’t win the Super Bowl, they did pretty damn good for a defending champion. As we go through the Eagles post-mortem and look at the injuries that kept starters or major role players out for significant stretches http://www.eaglescheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-chris-long-jersey , it’s impressive that the Eagles were so close to playing this weekend.16 Games (and playoffs)Mack HollinsPaul Worrilow14 GamesMike Wallace (and playoffs)13 GamesRodney McLeod (and playoffs)Timmy Jernigan12 GamesJay Ajayi (and playoffs)10 GamesDarren SprolesDerek Barnett (and playoffs)8 GamesJalen Mills (and playoffs)7 GamesRonald Darby (and playoffs)Sidney Jones (and playoffs)5 GamesCarson Wentz (and playoffs)Corey Clement (and playoffs)At no point this season did the Eagles field a full strength team. Thirteen players who were or were expected to be starters or key contributors missed at least a third of the season (and that’s not counting Chris Maragos, who’s timetable was always up in the air until it was determined he needed a second surgery). Eleven of them missed the playoffs. Only seven players on offense played in every game, on defense only six. Continuity is just about the last word you’d use to describe the 2018 Eagles.And yet only four teams had a better season. That’s a huge testament to the rest of the talent on the roster, the front office Cheap Jay Ajayi Jersey , and the coaching staff.
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    Isaac Seumalo to start against the Giants (and other press conference takeaways) The Eagles head coach had a lot to say on Monday following the team’s afternoon loss to the Vikings. Players have started chiming in on their concerns and Doug Pederson is now having to answer for those Womens Mike Wallace Jersey , including why Isaac Seumalo got the start and how they plan to avoid self-inflicted wounds.Pederson spoke to the media about whether there’s discord in the locker room, and whether the group is still getting over their Super Bowl hangover.Here’s what the head coach had to say:On Ajayi’s quote about runningPederson’s first question of the day was regarding the comments made by running back Jay Ajayi following Sunday’s loss. Ajayi had said that they team has success when running the ball, and needed to do that more often — not just in opening drives, but throughout the contest.The head coach agreed, but pointed out that when they are having success with the run game, they try and stick to it. He noted that they had seven carries in one drive in the second half and it ended up in a turnover near the endzone — a turnover by Ajayi, so I’m considering this a bit of shade from Pederson.He continued to talk about how it’s challenging to commit to the run when they were playing from behind for so much of the game.“I’d love to run the football, and I think our guys are good at it,” Pederson noted. “But at the same time we can’t get behind in football games because sometimes the running won’t allow you to get back fast enough.”Pederson was then asked if the Eagles needed to establish the run earlier, in order to create more options later on, pointing out that the first four plays were passes on Sunday. The head coach was quick to note that the first play was an RPO, so there was a 50/50 chance that it ended up on the ground.He also talked about only having six offensive plays in the first quarter, and it going back to what he was saying last week, about the offense needing to get started faster and stay on the field longer. Pederson said that the team has had the most success when they are able to get on the board during the first drive and take the lead, opening up those rushing options throughout the rest of the contest.On offensive line changesThe head coach was asked why Isaac Seumalo started over Stephen Wisniewski, and Pederson said sometimes they evaluate players and if they need to make a change, they do. The team had faith in Seumalo getting the start, and Pederson also acknowledged that Seumalo had taken all the first team reps in practice in the week leading up to Sunday.Pederson was asked a follow-up about Wisniewski saying him being benched wasn’t performance related, although was unwilling to elaborate. The head coach smirked and said he wasn’t aware of whatever theory he may have about it, but that everything they do and every move they make is based around performance.He was then asked point blank if he felt pressure to play high draft picks, but the head coach was quick to shoot that down, “Not at all. I have no idea where that theory is coming from.”Looking for additional answers, a reporter pointed out that Seumalo hadn’t lined up in the guard position during the offseason, but was strictly being used at center. It was this line of thinking that made Pederson audibly chuckle, tilt his head, and continue:He went on to list most of the lineman and where they line up, and noted that Seumalo is a guy they feel comfortable with at all five spots. Pederson continued that Isaac is a year older Youth Derek Barnett Jersey , has been doing well in practice, and he’s earned an opportunity to play.Overall, Pederson would say that Seumalo played well on Sunday, and noted that it’s hard to make some personnel shifts on a short week and therefore expects the same starting lineup on Thursday against the Giants.It would be easy to put the issues on the offensive line, but there are things to point the finger out throughout the entire offense, Pederson acknowledged. He went on to say it’s not just one position, or one unit, and the issues have changed week-to-week, but there is definitely enough blame to go around for the issues they’ve had so far this season.On comparisons to 2016Pederson said that he can appreciate where some of the players are coming from in comparing the start to this season with the 7-9 season from 2016. He admitted that it certainly feels similar — particularly with regards to the mistakes they are making.He said those types of mistakes are something at least that everyone, from the coaches to players, is on the same page with and now committed to improving. Pederson noted he told the team yesterday post-game that championship teams cannot make these kinds of mistakes and expect to win.On coming off a Super Bowl seasonPederson was later asked if it was challenging to try and keep the same energy from a Super Bowl-winning season, in back-to-back years. He admitted that it is difficult. The head coach said those are things you have to guard against, as well as guard against what the new picture of success looks like and how that can distract players and coaches.He also talked about losing a month-plus that other teams had, pushing back some of the injury recovery times and offseason preparation. Pederson said that’s where they’re at now, is seeing that timeline others had to get back to the field.The head coach didn’t second guess letting some of the veteran players, and those coming back from an injury, take some additional rest during training camp. With a shortened offseason he thought — and still does — that they needed more time before getting back to 100%.Pederson did say his team is hungry and has really embraced the challenge of coming back to compete after a Super Bowl win. He pointed out that he can see it in the way that they practice and how they handle themselves during the week, but it’s just not carrying over into the games they way it needs to be.“The energy level is there. The effort is there,” Pederson noted. “We’re just self-inflicting ourselves with explosive plays on defense, penalties.”Speaking of penalties...Pederson was asked how the penalties seem to keep compounding. He agreed that part of the problem is guys trying too hard not to make a mistake that they end up putting a little extra pressure on themselves to perform, which he admitted isn’t the best way for them to play.Also, when asked about the flag on Michael Bennett for roughing the passer, all Pederson would say is, “the rules are the rules”.On discord among the teamSomeone pointed out that with Ajayi’s comments about the run game, Wiz’s comments about a theory for his benching, and the obvious exchange of words between Fletcher Cox and Jalen Mills on Sunday, some may be concerned that there is some discord among a group that has at times seemed incredibly close.On what he sees in the locker room Youth Carson Wentz Jersey , Pederson said he sees a group of guys working their tails off and competing to play, and guys who are upset with how things are going so far. He also noted, that he sees leaders on the team stepping up and leading — which is what they need right now.He said he could see how in another situation, these things would lead to even more issues, but having guys stand up and hold their teammates accountable is a good thing. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ...Fourth-Quarter Collapse Leads To More Questions - PE.comSomehow, a near-perfect three quarters unraveled in dramatic and disturbing fashion for the Eagles on Sunday, a 17-point lead gone in what seemed like an instant, and in the locker room after a crushing 21-17 loss at Lincoln Financial Field to the Carolina Panthers, the mood was disbelief. And disappointment. Resolve to bounce back, yes, but in the immediate aftermath of a 15-minute collapse, stunned dismay. “I don’t know what happened,” defensive tackle Fletcher Cox said. “They won the game. You’ve got to go back and watch it and see what happened, but we lost the game and it’s time to get back to the drawing board. This is the worst loss I’ve ever had. We were up 17-0 and they came back and kicked our (butt).”Eagles v. Panthers: 20 winners, losers, and I dunnos - BGNCarson’s the man. He had an absolutely spectacular day — the performance we’ve come to expect from our young quarterback, really. He has one of the fastest releases in the league, and the ball comes off his hand so hot, which lets him win those tight window throws up against the sideline or in the middle of the field. He was throwing folks open left and right today. Carson’s fantastic day was marred by his struggles to do too much — whether early in the game, with frantic throws under pressure, or later in the game, with ill-advised throws into the end zone. His career in close games (5 wins, 10 losses) and success rate on game-winning drives (3/12) both seem to illustrate that one of his bigger weaknesses is his play in decisive moments. But overall, what a stud.The Kist & Solak Show #30: Eagles Blow Big Lead to Panthers - BGN RadioMichael Kist and Benjamin Solak try to make sense of what happened in the Eagles stunning 21-17 loss after the Eagles started out on top 17-0. Winners, losers, more losers, and some blame to pass around in this Eagles-Panthers recap show!Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Panthers game - PhillyVoiceFor the second time this season Youth Dallas Goedert Jersey , the Eagles had a greater than 90 percent chance (per ESPN’s win probability graphs) of winning a football game, and they absolutely just gave it away. Against the Tennessee Titans earlier this season, the Eagles allowed three fourth down conversions on the Titans’ final drive in regulation, tying the game, before the Eagles eventually lost in overtime. Against the Panthers, the Eagles the Eagles again allowed a fourth and long (this time a 4th and 10) that extended a drive, eventually resulting in a go-ahead touchdown.The Blame Game - Iggles BlitzThe real answer is that everyone blew the game. You can’t pick and choose angles. You have to look at the game in totality. Think about the offense. They put up 342 yards. They had 7 pass plays of 20 or more yards. But they still only scored 17 points. In a season when other teams are lighting up the scoreboard, the Eagles have struggled to score all year long. The offense needed to score more than 17 points. The defense was handed a 17-point lead. They were well-rested after the offense’s 9-minute drive. They were at home. They were facing a mediocre passing attack that didn’t have explosive WRs. The defense couldn’t come up with one stop in the 4th quarter. Not one single stop. Ronald Darby had a chance for an INT, but it would have required a sensational catch. Fletcher Cox had a chance for a sack, but couldn’t get his hands firmly on a QB that is brutally tough to take down. The defense had a chance on 4th and 10, but Jalen Mills slipped and that’s all Carolina needed to get a big play.The day after: Inside the Eagles’ epic fourth-quarter collapse vs. the Panthers - The Athletic“I’ve lost like 200 f***ing times in this league so this is down the line somewhere. I have no idea. This is down the line somewhere. It sucks, it sucks.” —Chris Long. Fletcher Cox said that this was the worst loss of his career. Long was asked if he agreed, and that was his brilliant response. What about Ertz? “It’s definitely up there,” he said. “Unfortunately, I’ve been in some losses where we really didn’t have a chance. This one hurts because we freaking had it. So I’ll say in terms of like gut-wrenching, this is freaking top two for sure, top three. There’s no other way to put it.”Eagles’ late meltdown could come back to bite them - ESPNThe Philadelphia Eagles’ defense was pitching a shutout for three-plus quarters. In fact, it was the first time the Carolina Panthers had been blanked heading into the fourth under quarterback Cam Newton. But a late letdown led to a crushing 21-17 loss for the defending-champion Eagles, who fell to 3-4 and watched their playoff chances take a hit. “This one hurts because we freakin’ had it,” Eagles tight end Zach Ertz said. “In terms of gut-wrenching [losses], this if freakin’ top two, for sure, top three. That’s the only way to put it.”Refocused, NFL Week 7: Carolina Panthers 21, Philadelphia Eagles 17 - PFFThis was a tough day for the Eagles’ corners. Jalen Mills was giving such a massive cushion all game that Panthers’ receivers were able to catch balls underneath and make him miss after the catch to gain extra yards. Ronald Darby was a little better, but he was completely fooled by Devin Funchess‘ slant-and-go that resulted in a touchdown in the fourth quarter. When the Eagles got pressure, it wasn’t a big deal http://www.eaglesfootballauthentics.com/darren-sproles-jersey-authentic , but once they stopped getting pressure, the Panthers really took advantage.Week 7: On Benchings, Bad Calls and the Big Miss in Baltimore - FMIATranslating all of this: After Colin Kaepernick (and others) kneeled and demonstrated during the anthem, some players—the Players Coalition—chose to meet with league officials and partner with them in a league-funded attempt (almost $90 million over seven years) to fund work by players in the area of sentencing reform and other social-justice work. Reid thought the Players Coalition sold out Kaepernick, who is still out of football in large part because of his political activism, and he called the coalition “an NFL-funded subversion group.” For players using their days off to go on police ride-alongs to calm tensions in some cities, or traveling to lobby their state legislators, imagine how it would feel to get belittled like that. And after Sunday’s game, Reid said Jenkins “sold us out.” There’s not much common ground there, it would seem. Except this is what Jenkins said after the game, while he was being ripped to shreds by Reid in a locker room down the hall under Lincoln financial Field: “Eric Reid is someone I’m rooting for [and] I’m very proud of—putting his livelihood on the line to fight for those who don’t have voices.” On Sunday, Jenkins seemed the bigger man though Reid was on the winning team.Week 7 in the NFL: By Any Means Necessary - MMQBPhilly goes to London this week to face an equally desperate Jaguars team, in what feels a little like one of those old WWF loser-leaves-town matches. (Sorry, that Mahomes video has my mind back on ’80s pro wrestling). After the bye, the Eagles get the Cowboys and a trip to New Orleans. The upshot for Philly? The division isn’t exactly the SEC of pro football. Even with a sub-.500 mark, the Eagles are just a game off the pace being set by the Redskins.Hold My Beer: The Terrible Ways That Losing Teams Outdid Each Other in Week 7 - The RingerThis is just a classic collapse. The Eagles had a greater-than 97 percent chance to win this game in the third quarter, per NumberFire, indicating that just about everything had to go wrong for them to lose. And everything went wrong. Philly even was gifted the ball after an Eric Reid interception was overturned upon review—but it really doesn’t seem to me like the ball hit the ground. Michael Bennett fined for roughing Eli Manning - PFTEagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett was not fined for a roughing the passer penalty in the team’s Week Five loss to the Vikings, but he did hear from the league about a penalty in their Week Six win over the Giants. PFT has confirmed with the league that Bennett has been fined $20,054 after being penalized for roughing Giants quarterback Eli Manning. The penalty came in the second quarter with the Giants deep inside Eagles territory and gave them a fresh set of downs after failing to convert on third down.Jaguars quarterback position is ‘open’ says Doug Marrone - Big Cat CountryJacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone shockingly benched starting quarterback Blake Bortles after he fumbled the ball putting the Houston Texans right in touchdown range, his second lost fumble during a scramble on the day. Back up quarterback Cody Kessler came in the game and seemed to be able to move the offense, leading a touchdown drive but it was too little too late. “It’s open. Who’s the starter at right tackle? Who’s the starter at center? Who’s the starter at receiver? Who’s the starter? Everything is open,” Marrone said Sunday after the teams loss when asked who the starting quarterback would be when the Jaguars head to London.Jason Garrett is the spiritual heir to Jeff Fisher - SB NationThis season has been a refreshing one for long-suffering NFL fans fed up with the standardized levels of mediocrity that plagued the league for so long. You had your Jeff Fishers, your John Foxes, punting on fourth-and-short and settling for field goals no matter the situation. Not this year. Coaches like Sean McVay and Sean Payton have proven that coaching not to lose is not a winning strategy. And then there’s Jason Garrett in Dallas. All he did this week was throw away a hard-fought comeback and a chance for a win that would have given the Cowboys the lead in the NFC East. He could taste that tie, and no amount of clock time or timeouts in hand could keep him from it....Social Media Information:BGN Facebook Page: Click here to like our pageBGN Twitter: Follow @BleedingGreenBGN Manager: Brandon Lee Gowton: Follow @BrandonGowtonBGN Radio Twitter: Follow @BGN_Radio
  14. [UPDATE]: Here’s a look at the Eagles safety receiving his well-deserved recognition for the incredible work he does throughout the community.The Eagles have some really great people on their roster Womens Mike Wallace Jersey , including safety Malcolm Jenkins. From his commitment to social injustice and criminal justice reform, to delivering backpacks and new football cleats to local kids, Jenkins walks the walk and he’s now being honored with the Key to The City of Camden.Jenkins will receive the Key from Mayor Frank Moran and City Council members, as they celebrate his “community efforts to support youth and the underserved” through The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.His foundation, alongside several other local community partners, hosted “Get Ready Fest” at the Antioch Baptist Church in Camden earlier this year, and it was huge success. The event provided 35-plus pounds of food and essential items — including health and wellness products — to hundreds (hundreds!!) of pre-identified families.Each family left the event with enough food to feed a family of four for a week, while also having some much-needed access to medical services, like blood pressure screenings, and testing for cholesterol issues, diabetes and access to basic dental and eye checks. Jenkins has an eagle-eye view of what people in the community need, and beyond the basic necessities of food and health care, “Get Ready Fest” already provided GED and job training to attendees, as well as access to senior, veteran and youth services. The Bleeding Green Nation writers picks are in for Super Bowl LIII.As you can see, the BGN staff is unanimously picking the New England Patriots to defeat the Los Angeles Rams. And very much begrudgingly so. Feel free to post your own predictions or discuss the writer predictions in the comments. You can also vote for who you think will win the games. I’ll tally those results in a “BGN Community” column. Vote in the polls beneath the table.Let’s get to this week’s picks!Super Bowl 2019 PicksBGN PicksBLGBenjaminCodyAlexisTylerJamesLeeBGN ReadersBGN PicksBLGBenjaminCodyAlexisTylerJamesLeeBGN ReadersBRANDON LEE GOWTONThe 2018 Super Bowl was the only one in history that actually matters so I don’t even know why Sunday’s game is being played. I’ll take the Patriots because Jared Goff has stunk in the playoffs (56.6% completion, 6.5 yards per attempt, 2 TD, 1 INT, 78.9 passer rating) and Sean McVay isn’t nearly as good as people make him out to be. His cowardice will play a big role in why the Pats why this game. FINAL SCORE: Patriots 33, Rams 23.BENJAMIN SOLAKI’m (probably) rooting for the Rams http://www.philadelphiaeaglesteamonlines.com/malcolm-jenkins-jersey , but I have no interest in betting against the Patriots in any Super Bowl that Doug Pederson isn’t coaching. We laud Sean McVay’s offense because its simple and elegant -- it does a lot of similar, predictable things really, really well, and then builds off of those with good counters. But Belichick is the best coach ever because he’s so good at taking away what you’re best at, and McVay doesn’t try to hide that at all -- so unless he comes with counters on top of wrinkles on top of curveballs, I expect Belichick to have him dialed up. Patriots by a lot.CODY BENJAMINBoy, it’s sure a different feel without the Eagles in the Super Bowl, isn’t it? The Rams should put up a fight, and they’re probably good for at least a handful of splash plays — maybe a deep Brandin Cooks ball, an Aaron Donald sack and a big Marcus Peters deflection. Otherwise, though, I have no concerns whatsoever riding with the Patriots. Yes, they can be beaten, but ... (insert your favorite Tom Brady and/or Bill Belichick big-game stat). This just feels like the icing on the cake that is New England’s dynasty, especially after everyone assumed Brady and Co. were crumbling in the wake of Super Bowl LII. I don’t take issue with a Patriots win, either. Everyone loves to trash them because of their past, but that criticism has gone a wee bit overboard. Plain and simple, this is just a great franchise with a historic coach and quarterback. They’ll get their sixth ring on Sunday.ALEXIS CHASSENI’m not picking the Rams, but I refuse to put in writing that I’m picking their opponent. Yes, I’m petty. No, I don’t care. As much as I want the Rams to win Youth Sidney Jones Jersey , I think Jared Goff relies too much on Sean McVay and his headset to run an effective offense against the Patriots. They’ve got all the weapons they need to pull off a win, but with McVay not actually allowed on the field to lead the huddle, I don’t see them getting the victory. Plus, I think the Patriots are still super bitter about losing to the Eagles last year, and are somehow still buying into the whole (completely asinine) underdog mentality.(The thought of Tom Brady getting another ring makes me physically ill.)TYLER JACKSONI believe it’s a close game just because historically that’s how each New England Super Bowl goes, but I believe the Patriots take this one in a similar fashion to how they beat the Eagles in SB 39. Take a double digit lead and hang on to win.Jared Goff has a glaring, paralyzing weakness and Belichick knows that. His strength as a coach has been to take away what you do best and beat him elsewhere. Naturally that would imply talking away the run game. It’s going to take Goff playing out of his mind and Aaron Donald having the best game of his season in what’s arguably been the greatest season ever for an interior lineman for the Rams to win. Some may point to the fact the Eagles came in as underdogs and beat New England last season, but the Eagles marched through the NFC as opposed to the Rams, who limped through it. Patriots 30, Rams 23.JAMES KEANEI hate this game. I hate this game, I hate this game, I hate this game. I so much wanted last year’s Eagles victory over the Patriots to be even bigger than what it was. I still appreciate it for what it is, but it was supposed to be the moment that destroyed the Evil Empire. Sadly, it wasn’t. Instead, here the Patriots are, in the Super Bowl yet again, looking for redemption. I feel I have to repeat that. Of all the silly, messed up things in this world, it’s the New England Patriots who are in the Super Bowl looking to redeem themselves. And because the timeline in which we live is cruel and unforgiving, they will. There is no chance in hell Brady and Belichick will lose again to a team with a second year head coach and a QB who has never been there before. They’ve seen that movie before, and McVay’s Rams don’t possess the magic necessary to conjure a victory. The Eagles did that last year and the Patriots won’t be victimized again. I hate this game.LEE SIFFORDAfter a lot of thought Youth Cameron Johnston Jersey , I truly think the Patriots will win. The Rams have been a great story this season, but history is against them. Tom Brady, who has been to more Super Bowls that ANY OTHER NFL TEAM, simply lives to play in games like this. After losing just a year ago, this game has New England written all over it. Also, as much as it hurts me, I will be rooting for the Pats on Sunday. Another win for Tom Brady is just another win for Tom Brady. A Super Bowl win for Jared Goff and Sean McVay is something that, quite frankly, I don’t think the world is ready for. DAVE MANGELSThis is tough. On one hand, you have the best coach and most accomplished QB. On the other, Sean McVay has now had two weeks to learn the names of everyone on the Patriots, and it’s possible that when the coaches meet in the pre-game warm up to exchange pleasantries that seeing McVay in the flesh, if not touching him in a handshake, will cause Bill Belichick to be distracted for several hours. This game will be close because the all of the Patriots Super Bowls are close, last year’s 8 point game was the largest point differential in any of their Belichick/Brady Super Bowls. And that’s why I’m taking the Patriots. Sean McVay doesn’t trust his QB and when it’s time to get aggressive, he’s a coward. We’ve seen time and again that if you are risk averse against the Patriots, you lose.MAKE YOUR SUPER BOWL PICK
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    Demaryius Thomas caught three passes for 61 yards in his first game with the Texans Authentic Kevin Johnson Jersey , head coach Bill O’Brien said he looked forward to being “able to use him more” after the team returned from their bye week.That return came against Washington last Sunday and things went in the other direction. Thomas didn’t have a catch while being targeted once by quarterback Deshaun Watson while playing on 46 offensive snaps.O’Brien took responsibility for Thomas’ lack of involvement on Wednesday.“Yeah, it’s not Demaryius,” O’Brien said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I have to do a better job of getting him more involved. He’s working hard, he’s a good pro and we need to do a better job of getting him the ball a little more.”Watson said he feels Thomas is “very close” to having the entire offense down pat. The next chance to check in on his progress comes against the Titans on Monday night. This is the Deshaun Watson the Houston Texans have been waiting for all season.Watson matched his career high with five touchdown passes to lead the Texans to their fifth straight victory, 42-23 over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night.The second-year quarterback has played well at times this year but hadn't had a breakout game while dealing with rib and lung injuries over the past few weeks.The Texans (5-3) have left their 0-3 start behind with their longest single-season winning streak since reeling off six victories in a row in 2012."I think we've got the best offense in the NFL Youth Lamar Miller Jersey ," receiver DeAndre Hopkins said. "What we put up tonight against a pretty good defense, what we've shown in these past five games that we've won, we're up there with the best of the best."Watson threw touchdown passes of 13, 2, 73, 49 and 2 yards to give him 34 career scoring passes http://www.texansauthorizedshops.com/authentic-nick-martin-jersey , moving ahead of Dan Marino (32) for second-most in NFL history after 15 games."This offense can be very explosive," Watson said. "We can do a lot of good things, put a lot of points on the board."Miami's Brock Osweiler, who had one tough season in Houston after signing a $72 million contract in 2016, threw for 241 yards with an interception in his third straight start in place of injured starter Ryan Tannehill.Kenyan Drake had a touchdown run and touchdown reception for the Dolphins (4-4). They lost for the second straight week."I'm fairly irritated right now," Miami coach Adam Gase said. "I'm going to re-evaluate everything this weekend and figure out how to get better on defense Ryan Griffin Jersey , figure out how to sustain drives and get the ball into the end zone on offense."Rookie Jordan Thomas caught the first two touchdown passes of his career, Hopkins had 82 yards receiving and two scores, and Will Fuller added 124 yards receiving and a touchdown.Texans running back Lamar Miller, who grew up in Miami and spent his first four seasons with the Dolphins, had 133 yards rushing and a touchdown for his second straight 100-yard game.Houston led by eight when Watson threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Hopkins on the first play of the fourth quarter to make it 35-20.Watson found the speedy Fuller in front of the defense for a 73-yard touchdown that left Houston up 28-17 late in the third quarter. It was the longest touchdown pass of Watson's career and the longest reception of Fuller's. Fuller has caught 11 touchdown passes in 11 career games with Watson.The Dolphins used a 41-yard field goal to cut the lead to 28-20 with less than a minute left in the third quarter. That score came after a drive featuring a crazy 46-yard pass by Osweiler . He threw the ball to Jakeem Grant, who lost it after being hit by two Texans defenders Authentic Julien Davenport Jersey , but it sailed down the field and into the hands of DeVante Parker for the big gain.A 58-yard run by Miller got the Texans to the 9-yard line early in the third quarter. Houston extended the lead to 21-10 when Watson found Thomas again, this time on a 2-yard pass.The Dolphins used some trickery later in the third quarter when Osweiler pitched a lateral to Danny Amendola, who threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Drake to cut the lead to 21-17.INJURIESHouston CB Johnathan Joseph injured his ankle in the first quarter and didn't return. ... ILB Zach Cunningham left in the first quarter with a knee injury and didn't return. ... Fuller left the game after injuring his knee in the fourth quarter.THE CATCH THAT WASN'THopkins scored his second touchdown on a 2-yard reception with about eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, but his most impressive play of the night came on a catch that didn't count . Hopkins reached back and grabbed the ball with one hand and weaved it between his legs in the air before crashing to the ground. But it was brought back after he was called for pass interference."I knew the guy had my other arm, so I couldn't put my other arm to catch the ball, so I knew I had to pin it up against something just to hold onto it Youth Bruce Ellington Jersey ," Hopkins said.ANTHEMMiami defensive end Robert Quinn again raised his right fist during the anthem as he has done in past weeks.UP NEXTDolphins: Host the New York Jets on Nov. 4.Texans: Visit Denver on Nov. 4.