Here’s the full look."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Tennessee Titans PodcastTitans full 2019 schedule releasedNew Tajae Sharpe Jersey White ,215commentsHere’s the full look.CDTShareTweetShareShareTitans full 2019 schedule releasedChristopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY SportsWith just a little over a week before the 2019 NFL Draft is held right here in Nashville, the NFL has released their full schedule for the upcoming season. The Titans will open in Cleveland against a trendy Browns team. The full look is below.2019 Preseason ScheduleWeek 1: at Philadelphia EaglesWeek 2: vs. New England PatriotsWeek 3: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersWeek 4: at Chicago Bears2019 Regular Season ScheduleWeek 1: at Cleveland BrownsWeek 2: vs. Indianapolis ColtsWeek 3: at Jaguars (TNF)Week 4: at FalconsWeek 5: vs. BillsWeek 6: at Denver BroncosWeek 7: vs. ChargersWeek 8: vs. BuccaneersWeek 9: at PanthersWeek 10: vs. ChiefsWeek 11: BYEWeek 12: vs. JaguarsWeek 13: at ColtsWeek 14: at RaidersWeek 15: vs. TexansWeek 16: New Orleans SaintsWeek 17: at TexansSo there it is. What are you initial thoughts?Coaching Snapshot: Wide Receivers Coach Rob Moore A look into OC Matt LaFleur’s offensive staffName: Rob MooreRole: Wide Receiver CoachNFL Coaching Experience: 4 seasonsPositions Coached: Wide Receivers Coach (Buffalo, 2014), Wide Receivers Coach (Oakland, 2015-2017).Collegiate Coaching Experience:Wide Receivers Coach (Phoenix Junior College, 2009), Wide Receivers Coach (Syracuse, 2010-2013).Coaching Track RecordBuffalo BillsAfter enjoying a 12 year playing career and spending six seasons coaching high school and college receivers, Rob Moore was given the opportunity to coach in the NFL.He was brought in to join Doug Marrone’s coaching staff in Buffalo. Moore had worked with Marrone during his time coaching in Syracuse. In Buffalo, Moore was tasked with coaching first-round pick - fourth overall - WR Sammy Watkins. Other receivers on the 2014 roster included Marquise Goodwin Womens Eddie George Jersey , Chris Hogan and Robert Woods to name a few.Moore helped Watkins to a solid rookie season. Watkins posted the second highest total receiving yards and average yards per game, and set the Bills franchise records for a rookie, with 982 receiving yards on 65 receptions. The numbers could have been higher had he not spent his rookie season catches passes from both QB EJ Manuel and QB Kyle Orton.Woods had a solid season in 2014 as well. He posted the second highest receiving yards and at the time set his highest total of receiving touchdowns. Woods tied his touchdown total last season in LA in the Rams offensive scheme. Hogan, who had a resurgence when leaving Buffalo for New England, had a good season under Moore. He posted four touchdowns - a number he just recently passed last season.Moore was dismissed - as was the rest of Marrone’s staff - after just a 9-7 season. Had he stuck around, he could have continued to develop Watkins into the player the Bills drafted him to be.Oakland RaidersMoore wasn’t unemployed for long. In fact, he would an opportunity to work with another receiver picked fourth overall - WR Amari Cooper. Oakland also spent in free agency on veteran WR Michael Crabtree in 2015.HC Jack Del Rio offensive unit was led by OC Bill Musgrave. Musgrave helped transform one of the league’s worst offensive units into a top 10 squad. Moore helped during the Raiders transformation. The Raiders finished the 2015 season in third place of the AFC West with a final record of 7-9. However, Moore’s work with Cooper and Crabtree cannot be ignored.Cooper busted onto the scene his rookie campaign, posting 1,070 receiving yards on 72 receptions. He averaged roughly 15 yards per catch. He also had six catches over 40 yards that season. Crabtree nearly recorded a 1 Womens Jayon Brown Jersey ,000 season in his first year with the Raiders. He finished the season with 922 yards and tied his career high of receiving touchdowns at nine.In 2016, the Raiders were one of the hottest teams in the NFL. Del Rio’s squad posted a 12-4 record, and the contribution of Cooper and Crabtree was a big part of the team’s success.Carr had two of his best seasons under Musgrave. Moore’s work with the receiver group made Carr’s job much easier. Had it not been for the Christmas Eve injury, the Raiders had a shot at making a deep postseason run.Both Cooper and Carr finished 2016 totaling over 1,000 each. The duo combined for 13 receiving touchdowns. Last season, the Raiders were unable to replicate the success of the previous year, but Moore’s group still performed well. Neither Cooper nor Crabtree had over 1,000 yards receiving, but the duo combined for 15 receiving touchdowns. With Carr struggling to return to his 2016 form, the “Beastmode” experiment not being as effective as it was predicted to be and the new offensive system of Todd Downing taking place of Musgraves Womens Dion Lewis Jersey , the Raiders were a shell of themselves.Tennessee TitansMoore will be on the sidelines of Nissan Stadium this season, hoping to help the young Titans receivers burst onto the scene in a new, fresh offensive scheme. Having been successful in his previous stints as a receivers coach, Moore once again will work in developing a receiver selected in the top five. He had success with Watkins, did well with Cooper and now will work with second-year receiver Corey Davis.Moore’s experience - both as a coach and as a player - should help him build a solid foundation with the receiving group. Moore needs to mold Davis into a number one receiver - while also enhancing Taywan Taylor skills, helping Tajae Sharpe bounce back and getting the best out of veteran receiver Rishard Matthews.OC Matt LaFleur’s offense will lean on the receivers to be both reliable and productive. Moore - who is a two-time Pro Bowler and received an All Pro honors in 1997 - is fully capable of developing the receiver talent on the roster. His track record proves it.
The NFL’s TV ratings possibly were down by two percent for the first night of the draft in Nashville possible because all those extra people were actually the draft in Nashville.Via the Womens Jonnu Smith Jersey , the NFL initially estimated that 500,000 fans attended the event from Thursday through Saturday, before adjusting the estimate to 600,000.With no turnstiles or other means for getting an official head count, the math can get fuzzy — and the numbers can conveniently get inflated, since the bigger the event seems, the better the deal the NFL can get from the cities that will be hosting it in the future.Indeed, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp estimated crowds of 200,000 for Thursday and 200,000 for Friday, per the . The third day Womens Taywan Taylor Jersey , as usual, ended up being more sparse (as the photo accompanying this article suggests). Then again, the third day seems to last forever, so maybe 200,000 were there at different stages of a very long afternoon/early evening.Whatever the official number, and whether it was or wasn’t influenced by the introduction of “alternative facts,” the draft is a big deal. Even though the ultimate reality show’s ultimate reality show is ultimately a show about nothing, since in light of today’s technology the whole thing could be done via group text message. The Colts offensive line is closing in on five straight games without allowing a sack, but they will have to navigate the rest of Sunday’s game without center Ryan Kelly.Kelly went to the blue medical tent and then the locker room after going down on a Marlon Mack run in the fourth quarter. He’s being evaluated for a concussion and will not return to the game.Evan Boehm has taken over for Kelly. Given the time remaining and score, it might not be long before Andrew Luck is out as well.That score is 38-3 as the Colts didn’t let Kelly’s loss stop them from completing their fifth touchdown drive of the day. Luck hit Dontrelle Inman for a seven-yard score and that gives Luck three touchdown passes for the seventh-straight game. The first two scores went to T.Y. Hilton and Kelly’s injury has been the only bump in the road for the Colts offense on Sunday.: Jacoby Brissett is indeed in as the Colts run out the clock on what should be a win.
Hue Jackson didn’t rule out taking back the play-calling duties after the Browns gained 305 yards in 68 minutes Lee Roy Selmon Jersey , 10 seconds Sunday. That likely won’t sit well with first-year offensive coordinator Todd Haley.“It’s not going to be about butting heads,” Jackson said when asked about the possibility, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I’m the head coach of the football team. I will do what I feel I need to do to get this team where it needs to be.”Jackson became testy when pressed further on the issue.“I’m the head coach of the football team, period. Period,” Jackson said. “There’s nothing else that needs to be said. Nothing. I’m the head coach of the football team.”Haley has called all the plays this season, Jackson confirmed. Jackson, though, made no promises about next week when the Browns play at Pittsburgh, where Haley spent the previous six seasons as the Steelers’ offensive coordinator, or beyond.Cleveland went without an official offensive coordinator in the first two seasons after Jackson took over as head coach, with Jackson serving in both roles. Jackson promised Haley “total autonomy” when the Browns hired Haley in the spring.“Yeah, I mean, I’ve been respectful,” Jackson said. “That’s why you bring guys in and you make them the coordinator. Again, there are some things we’ve got to fix fast to get this thing back to where it needs to be.”The Browns entered the game ranked 20th in total offense Ronald Jones Jersey , including 23rd in passing. The Buccaneers are in a prime position with pick number five - but what side of the ball should they focus on?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 2016 NFL DraftInjuriesFree AgencyGame FilmDebating Bucs: Which Side of the Ball Should Jason Licht Target in Round 1New,19commentsThe Buccaneers are in a prime position with pick number five - but what side of the ball should they focus on?ESTShareTweetShareShareDebating Bucs: Which Side of the Ball Should Jason Licht Target in Round 1Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsWhich side of the ball should Jason Licht be targeting for his first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft? Adding a Top-5 talent to any NFL roster has the potential to drastically change the trajectory of any franchise. Get it right, and your team could be competing for a title one or two years later.Get it wrong, and a general manager could be looking for a new job. So. No pressure.Here, we’re going to bring you both sides of the coin and leave the final decision to you, Bucs Nation.DAVID HARRISON - DEFENSEChuck Cook-USA TODAY SportsIt’s #FollowTheLicht season, and Jason needs to point his beam squarely onto the defensive side of the ball.Quinnen Williams, Ed Oliver, competitive, even without a Top-5 draft addition.But, unless the defense gets one touchdown per game better in the upcoming season it'll all be for nothing when January 2020 rolls around.James Yarcho - OffenseMatthew Emmons-USA TODAY SportsI have no issues with the arguments David made above. That said, the Bucs will need to secure the best offensive lineman in the draft if at all possible. Bruce Arians’ offense is predicated on the deep ball, the run game, and maximizing the ability to score from anywhere on the field. In order to do so, the Bucs have to keep Jameis Winston upright. That won’t happen with the state of the current offensive line.Now Mike Edwards Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jersey , if Williams is gone - which he may be - then the Bucs will be in prime positionto trade back with a quarterback needy team that will have to pay that franchise quarterback premium to move up. Given that the Bucs only have six picks, this would be the ideal situation.I’m not going to advocate that the Buccaneers take a receiver or a running back at number five. IF they go offense, it has to be in the trenches. And if Williams is gone, they will need to go to the defensive side if they can’t move down.Something has to be done about this line. There’s a solid chance Donovan Smith returns, so he’s likely going to keep the left tackle spot regardless of the draft. That doesn’t make him any less of a question mark, though. Then you have the entire right side with Caleb Benenoch, Alex Cappa, and Demar Dotson. Dotson has been a solid starter for years, but the knee injuries and age seem to have caught up with him in 2018.You can’t win in the NFL if you don’t win the battle up front. That should be the number one focus this off-season for the Bucs before they address the needs at cornerback, linebacker, and defensive line. You can’t fix it all in one year, but the Bucs will do their best to do just that - and it starts by protecting the franchise quarterback.
The San Francisco 49ers are doing their due diligence on a host of 2019 NFL Draft prospects Dwight Clark Jersey , and it should surprise nobody that Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa is part of that group.Bosa is in Atlanta for the Super Bowl, and he told NBC Sports Bay Area on Friday that he metwith John Lynch at an Ohio State practice. Matt Maiocco tweeted that the practice was “several weeks ago ... before Rose Bowl.”Bosa sat out much of the 2018 college season after suffering a core muscle injury. He announced in October that he would not return to the Buckeyes and would instead focus on getting ready for the draft. A month later he signed with an agent. I’m guessing he took in Ohio State practices when they were in LA for the Rose Bowl and it was a quick trip for Lynch.The star edge rusher said he will be a full participant in the Combine later this month. His dad said he might also re-test at the Ohio State Pro Day, but I’m guessing the bulk of his time after the Combine will involve visiting with teams. Who knows if that will include a trip to Santa Clara, but the 49ers probably have a pretty good handle on him at this point. Miss the televised chaos of the draft? We got your coverage right here."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 49ers Salary CapLevi’s Stadium Events49ers Transactions49ers Injury News49ers Press Conferences & Conference Calls49ers Rookies49ers Video2019 NFL Draft: 49ers picks, mock drafts http://www.49erslockerroom.com/authentic-jerick-mckinnon-jersey , news, rumors, analysisWatch ESPN and NFL Network’s coverage of the 49ers’ 2019 NFL draft picksNew,5commentsMiss the televised chaos of the draft? We got your coverage right here.PDTShareTweetShareShareWatch ESPN and NFL Network’s coverage of the 49ers’ 2019 NFL draft picksFans of the San Francisco 49ers are lucky. Because we have a user on YouTube who goes by Marvin49. Every year he posts all the correspondence of NFL Network and ESPN regarding each of the San Francisco 49ers picks—or at least what he can find. Not just the picks, but any sort of interview or feedback afterwards—this guy has it. I’ve been fortunate enough to use his videos for our yearly draft rewind feature and he’s back with another edition: 2019.For those of you who missed the draft or want to see what the other network said about the picks Womens Cassius Marsh Jersey , the video above can get you up to speed on everything. Keep in mind, the DMCA biscuits are probably already digging into this, so you’ll have to head over to YouTube to actually watch it.Either way, this gives you a lot on what was said on the dueling networks who broadcast the draft. And yes, it contains Rich Eisen’s awesome sound off of the drafting of punter Mitch Wishnowsky.Special thanks to Marvin49 for doing these every year Jaquiski Tartt Jersey , they certainly are good to watch
Davis won't return to Panthers Gary Jennings Seattle Seahawks Jersey , intends to play in '19 - NFL.comThomas Davis will not be a member of the Carolina Panthers in 2019, per Thomas Davis. The linebacker said in a video that Carolina is "going to go in a different direction with the linebacking position."Sean Payton uses Lombardi Trophy to motivate Saints - NFL.comFrom bringing in inspirational guest speakers to dancing to the song that bears his name, Saints head coach Sean Payton knows how to find unique ways to motivate his players.Jets hiring ex-Dolphins coach Adam Gase as head coach - NFL.comAdam Gase has found a new head coaching gig in the AFC East. The New York Jets are hiring the former Miami Dolphins skipper as their next head coach, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.Russell Wilson Named To 2019 Pro BowlSeahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been named to the 2019 Pro Bowl, replacing Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is unable to participate due to injury.Seahawks Mailbag: Exceeding Expectations, Free Agency & MoreYou had Seahawks questions; we have answers.Wednesday Round-Up: Chris Carson Nominated For 2018's Top Value Performer AwardSeahawks running back Chris Carson, a seventh-round draft pick by Seattle in 2017, is one of five players nominated for VIZIO's Top Value Performer Award for their play this past season.Charges: Man harassed, assaulted lesbian couple at Seahawks game - seattlepi.comA more disciplined Germain Ifedi continues to improveSeattle Seahawks right tackle Germain Ifedi took big strides forward in 2018, limiting his penalties and improving his technique up front.Seahawks coach Pete Carroll addresses Seattle's free agency questionsAfter signing a contract extension himself, Pete Carroll addresses Seahawks free agency questions in a presser after being eliminated from the playoffs.Report: Seahawks brass met with Frank Clark recently.Davis won't return to Panthers, intends to play in '19 - NFL.comThomas Davis will not be a member of the Carolina Panthers in 2019, per Thomas Davis. The linebacker said in a video that Carolina is "going to go in a different direction with the linebacking position."Sean Payton uses Lombardi Trophy to motivate Saints - NFL.comFrom bringing in inspirational guest speakers to dancing to the song that bears his name, Saints head coach Sean Payton knows how to find unique ways to motivate his players.Jets hiring ex-Dolphins coach Adam Gase as head coach - NFL.comAdam Gase has found a new head coaching gig in the AFC East. The New York Jets are hiring the former Miami Dolphins skipper as their next head coach, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.Chargers' Mebane mourning death of infant daughter - NFL.comChargers defensive tackle Brandon Mebane returned to the facility after a week away Wednesday after his seven-week-old daughter Makenna died this past Thursday.Packers' Matt LaFleur excited to work with Rodgers - NFL.comMatt LaFleur was introduced as the Green Bay Packers' newest head coach during a lengthy press conference on Wednesday and discussed his relationship with star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.ATN Podcast: Coaching carousel; Coordinator corner - NFL.comThe heroes react to the Coaching Carousel, including the Broncos hiring former Bears DC Vic Fangio and the Browns promoting Freddie Kitchens. The crew opens up the mailbag and answers listener questions.Cards on Kilff Kingsbury: Wanted to hire O play-caller - NFL.comThe Arizona Cardinals made one thing clear during Kliff Kingsbury's introductory press conference: They wanted to hire a head coach with experience on the offensive side of the ball.Kyler Murray looking like a first-round lock – ProFootballTalkIn the immediate aftermath of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray winning the Heisman Trophy, an informal survey of NFL decision-makers resulted in a loose consensus that it will be impossible to determine Murray's draft prospects until he fully commits to football -- including full submission to the ...Cardinals were “well down the process” when realized Arians was coming back – ProFootballTalkThe Cardinals still held some degree of contractual control over Bruce Arians when it became clear he was ready to coach again, at least enough to chisel a flip of draft picks out of the Buccaneers.Not long before getting job offer, Matt LaFleur got a call from Aaron Rodgers – ProFootballTalkThe Packers' official position was that quarterback Aaron Rodgers would have no input in the search for a new coach. Unofficially, well, did anyone really believe that the Packers would hire a coach without getting the approval of their $33.Chargers' Mebane mourning death of infant daughter - NFL.comChargers defensive tackle Brandon Mebane returned to the facility after a week away Wednesday after his seven-week-old daughter Makenna died this past Thursday.Packers' Matt LaFleur excited to work with Rodgers - NFL.comMatt LaFleur was introduced as the Green Bay Packers' newest head coach during a lengthy press conference on Wednesday and discussed his relationship with star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.ATN Podcast: Coaching carousel; Coordinator corner - NFL.comThe heroes react to the Coaching Carousel, including the Broncos hiring former Bears DC Vic Fangio and the Browns promoting Freddie Kitchens. The crew opens up the mailbag and answers listener questions.Cards on Kilff Kingsbury: Wanted to hire O play-caller - NFL.comThe Arizona Cardinals made one thing clear during Kliff Kingsbury's introductory press conference: They wanted to hire a head coach with experience on the offensive side of the ball.Kyler Murray looking like a first-round lock – ProFootballTalkIn the immediate aftermath of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray winning the Heisman Trophy, an informal survey of NFL decision-makers resulted in a loose consensus that it will be impossible to determine Murray's draft prospects until he fully commits to football -- including full submission to the ...Cardinals were “well down the process” when realized Arians was coming back – ProFootballTalkThe Cardinals still held some degree of contractual control over Bruce Arians when it became clear he was ready to coach again, at least enough to chisel a flip of draft picks out of the Buccaneers.Not long before getting job offer, Matt LaFleur got a call from Aaron Rodgers – ProFootballTalkThe Packers' official position was that quarterback Aaron Rodgers would have no input in the search for a new coach. Unofficially, well, did anyone really believe that the Packers would hire a coach without getting the approval of their $33. RENTON Steve Largent Jersey Green , Wash. (AP) — For most of the season, the Seattle Seahawks have had the best running offense in the NFL, trying to win without throwing the ball all over the field.What the Seahawks showed in Sunday’s win over Carolina is that when necessary, they can still rely on the right arm of Russell Wilson.“There’s been so much talk about the run game and we need to get that going and such, but we always designed our approach to be balanced. That means when you have the opportunity to run it, you run it. When you have the opportunity to throw it, you throw it,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “But you have to really commit to the running game to make that happen in the way we’re doing it. So the fact it went this week and Russell threw for 330-something and had a really efficient day, that’s going to happen sometimes.”Wilson’s passing was the difference in Seattle’s 30-27 victory over the Panthers, which may end up being the reason why the Seahawks make the postseason. Seattle (6-5) now plays four of its final five games at home, with its lone road trip down the coast to San Francisco, and essentially controls its own path to a wild-card spot in the NFC.Wilson threw for two touchdowns, including a 35-yard strike to David Moore on fourth-and-3 late in the fourth quarter that pulled Seattle even at 27-all, and set the stage for Seattle to complete its rally with Sebastian Janikowski’s 31-yard field goal on the final play.This was a far different passing game than what Seattle showed in the first two weeks of the season when the run game was mostly ignored. At this point, Seattle’s run game is so respected that there are opportunities for Wilson that simply weren’t there earlier in the season. Couple that with better protection, and Seattle was primed for a game where its quarterback carried the load.“We have star receivers out there on the flank, we have tight ends that can catch, we’ve got running backs that can catch. We have guys that can protect really well. So there is nothing we really can’t do,” Wilson said. “We want to play tough, physical football. We also want to be explosive in the passing game, spread the ball around.”Wilson’s 339-yard passing day was his best game of the season and the only time since Week 1 against Denver he’s thrown for more than 250 yards. He has just three 300-yard passing games since the beginning of the 2017 season. Wilson was 15 of 19 for 218 yards in the second half alone.The focus on running the ball beginning in Week 3 is a big reason why Seattle finds itself in the playoff conversation. But Carolina was determined not to let Seattle control the game on the ground. Seattle’s streak of rushing for at least 150 yards in seven straight games came to an end, and its 2.7 yards per carry was a season low.That may sound like a blueprint has been created for how to stop Seattle’s run game. But not every team has a front seven like Carolina.“They really went after it. They studied well, they did a couple of new things we had to adjust to and they’re just really good. All their players are strong and physical and they did a nice job of committing to it,” Carroll said. “That allowed us to throw the football like we did.”NOTES: Carroll said it was surprising WR Doug Baldwin was able to play despite a pulled groin muscle. Baldwin had five catches and played 90 percent of the offensive snaps. “I can’t imagine he’s not sore. It was extraordinary that he played. He had a groin pull that was legit and he just managed it, made it through the week. I don’t know anybody that’s played with a pull like that,” Carroll said. … Carroll had no update on the timeline of LB K.J. Wright, who missed his second straight game with a knee injury. … The one injury of significance to come out of Sunday’s game was a sternum injury to fullback Tre Madden.
All time series record between Bucs and Eagles The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play host to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The two teams play in different divisions Ryan Smith Jersey , but do have quite a bit of history against each other. Both teams are coming off of week one wins, and will each try and get to 2-0 on the season.Sunday will be a battle of of journeymen quarterbacks. Ryan Fitzpatrick “FitzMagic” and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles are set to square off.This is the third season in a row that the Buccaneers will play host to a Super bowl champion from the previous year. The Buccaneers haven’t fared well the last two years, dropping games to the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. Hopefully this year, Tampa can come out on top. All-time series matchup: Philadelphia leads 10-8.Playoff matchups: Teams are tied at 2-2. Last playoff meeting was in 2002 and the Buccaneers won 27-10.Last meeting: Bucs won 45-17 in Philadelphia. If you remember, this was probably Jameis Winston’s best game as a Buccaneer. The final wild card game of the weekend features the defending Super Bowl champs visiting Soldier Field and the NFC North champion, Chicago Bears.It’s Nick Foles and Khalil Mack. The upstart Bears who nobody considered a threat when the year began against perhaps the best back-up quarterback in NFL history.But, which Eagles and which Bears might not be wearing the same uniforms next year?That’s what we’re here to look at today.PHILADELPHIA EAGLES2019 FREE-AGENTSPOSITIONNAMEAGEPOSITIONNAMEAGEPLAYER TO WATCH: K, JAKE ELLIOTTBill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsIn today’s NFL, the kicker has become more important than ever. Fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers know this more than anyone.Jake Elliott has made some impressive kicks in his career through two seasons in the league he has a 83.9% made field goal percentage. He’s made exactly 26 of 31 field goals in each season with longs of 61-yards in 2017 and 56-yards in 2018. Elliott has missed five extra points in the same span.Cairo Santos made 75% of his field goals in his seven weeks with the Bucs making nine of twelve attempts. He made all seventeen of his extra point tries.The Super Bowl winning kicker also had 70% of his kickoffs result in touchbacks. Up from 50% last season.Tampa Bay has struggled to find consistent kickers over the years, and if the Eagles somehow allow Elliott to hit the open market Chris Conte Jersey , Jason Licht needs to make sure his first trip is to Tampa, Florida.CHICAGO BEARS2019 FREE-AGENTSPOSITIONNAMEAGEPOSITIONNAMEAGEPLAYER TO WATCH: WR, KEVIN WHITEDennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY SportsIt might be hard to watch White this Sunday, and it’s exactly why he’ll likely be available this off-season.White was active for just the ninth time in 2018 during Week 17 against the Minnesota Vikings thanks to an injury to wide receiver Allen Robinson.Robinson likely would have played if it was a must-win, but it wasn’t. So he sat, and White was activated.He made one receptions for 22-yards. The reception gave him four on the year for 92-yards and no touchdowns.White’s longest reception of his career happened this year as well. You might remember it. He caught the hail Mary attempt from quarterback Mitch Trubisky at the one-yard line at the end of Chicago’s loss to New England this year.For his career, White has 25 catches for 285-yards and has yet to find the end zone. For a former first-round draft pick in 2015, saying his career has been a disappointment is a big understatement.Robinson looks like he’s likely to come back in this game against the Eagles. Which means White may be inactive again.If so, it only solidifies what may already be sealed. White will be looking for a new opportunity in 2019. And while the Bucs may have had a rather effective offense in 2018, it’s not everyday you get a chance to rehabilitate a receiver who was once compared to DeAndre Hopkins at the price you’ll get White for this off-season.Philadelphia and Chicago face-off late Sunday afternoon to wrap up wild card weekend.It should be a fun slate of games for all football fans Bryan Anger Jersey , even if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t a part of it.In case you missed it, you can find the rest of our wild card free-agent preview, here:INDIANAPOLIS COLTS @ HOUSTON TEXANS (SATURDAY, JANUARY 5TH, 4:35 PM EST)SEATTLE SEAHAWKS @ DALLAS COWBOYS (SATURDAY, JANUARY 5TH, 8:15 PM EST)LOS ANGELES CHARGERS @ BALTIMORE RAVENS (SUNDAY, JANUARY 6TH, 1:05 PM EST)
Hopefully this works as planned."Well Donovan Smith Jersey , there ya have it. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Bruce Arians, the former Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals head coach. It’s very rare when the overall majority of a fanbase and the front office/ownership of a franchise all agree on a candidate. As we all know, NFL coaching searches can be fickle, misleading, and downright tiresome. With all of the wants, needs, opinions, numbers, etc. - it’s easy to see why so many franchises miss when they go to look for a new leader. But the stars have aligned in the early stages of 2019, and the result is the biggest head coaching hire in nearly 20 years. That’s right. The magnitude of this hire rivals the trade for Jon Gruden before the 2002 season. Just like Gruden, Arians is expected to be the spark the franchise needs to take them to the next level. Granted, Tampa Bay was a perennial playoff contender compared to today’s perennial loser when Gruden was brought in, but that’s why Arians was the popular choice - he is believed to be the one who can right the ship. How good of a head coach is this man? How about two Coach of the Year trophies? How ‘bout a 61% winning record for his career?It seems to safe to say that the Bucs got themselves a good one. First and foremost, he is considered to be the savior for Jameis Winston. Arians and Winston have a long history and the new Bucs’ head coach has been on record saying that he would love to work with the young quarterback. The two seem like a perfect fit and based off Arians’ track record, you can’t help but be excited when you see who he’s worked with over the yearsArians was the reason for Ben Roethlisberger’s development, Andrew Luck’s seamless transition to the NFL, and the reason Carson Palmer lasted five more years in the league. His reputation developing quarterbacks speaks for itself. If he can fix Winston, then he can fix the Bucs. There’s no reason to think otherwise. Tampa Bay has had one of the premier offenses in the league over the past two seasons. Outside of the need to upgrade the offensive line, they are average to great at every position on that side of the ball. All the unit needs is consistency and better decision-making from Winston and they’re In Like Flint. Outside of his experience with quarterbacks, Arians’ offenses have had major success as well. His offenses in Pittsburgh ranked outside of the top-10 in DVOA just once in five seasons, per Football Outsiders. One could argue that he’s never had this much talent on offense. Antonio Brown was just drafted when Arians left Pittsburgh. The Colts had Luck, but that was about it. The Cardinals had Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald, and David Johnson. That trio led the Cardinals to a 13-3 record and a NFC Championship appearance in 2015. They were second in the NFL in points and were fourth in the league in DVOA. Point is Jameis Winston Jersey , there’s a possibility that this could be the most talented offense that Arians has ever coached.While the Bucs may not have a running back like Johnson, they certainly have a receiver with Fitzgerald’s talent in Mike Evans and a quarterback in Winston that is now a veteran, a la Palmer. What Arians didn’t have that year was a Chris Godwin, O.J. Howard, or even an Ali Marpet. If you expect this offense to take a step back in 2019, think again. But all of his accolades and accomplishments aside, Arians will bring immediate respect and a true sense of leadership to the locker room. There will be a sense of camaraderie, a sense of accountability, and a sense of what it means to lead a team of men instilled at One Buc Place. Sure, Arians comes with some concerns - his health being the top one. That is a big concern, as we’ve seen with him, Gary Kubiak, and even Urban Meyer - it doesn’t take much for a coach to step down due to health concerns. But at the same time, Tampa Bay is a franchise that is desperate need of change and those concerns fall to the wayside in the grand scheme of things. Especially if Arians wants to coach. He also never established a running game in Arizona outside of the 2015 season. Even when Johnson went nuts in 2016, the Cardinals were still just 18th overall running the ball. That could be an issue considering the fact Winston needs a running game to rely on if he wants to reach his true potential. Combine that fact with Tampa Bay’s putrid offensive line and there is a recipe for trouble there. Only time will tell the true magnitude of this hiring. If everything goes as planned then Tampa Bay could be in the playoffs as early as 2020. If nothing goes as planned, then the team will be stuck in the same cycle it has been in for the past decade. What do they have to lose? Only their jobs. But if general manager Jason Licht and the Glazers can’t turn this franchise around with his hire, the odds are that nothing can. While that is a stark message, there is truth lurking just beneath the surface. Hopefully Arians and his future staff can keep that truth buried. Eight NFL teams will carry on their practice squads a player who came from an expanded program for overseas players.The International Player Pathway was instituted last year. It aims to provide international athletes the opportunity to compete at the NFL level.Alex Gray (Atlanta Falcons), Alex Jenkins (New Orleans Saints), Eric Nzeocha (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Efe Obada (Carolina Pathners) participated in 2017 and will return to those NFC South teams.The NFL announced Tuesday that the AFC North was added this year. The Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers also will get an exemption for an 11th practice squad member who's ineligible to be activated during the season. Two come from the United Kingdom and two from Germany.Those players are Moritz Bohringer (Bengals), originally drafted in the 2016 sixth round by Minnesota; German Football League player Christopher Ezeala (Ravens); former British American Football League player Tigie Sankoh (Browns); and former English professional rugby player Christian Scotland-Williamson (Steelers).
in the draft and most of the speculation about what they’ll do with it has centered on the defensive line.Nick Bosa or Josh Allen could come in as a defensive end or they could add defensive tackle Quinnen Williams to a group that’s been the focus of past team building efforts. Arik Armstead Deion Sanders Jersey , DeForest Buckner and Solomon Thomas were taken in the first round between 2015 and 2017 and the team traded for Dee Ford this offseason to give them an edge rusher.Any concern that they would be putting too many eggs in one basket by using another first-round pick on a lineman aren’t shared by head coach Kyle Shanahan.“You can never have too [many] D-linemen,” Shanahan said, via ESPN.com. “They are very hard to find. And when you get guys who are difference-makers, those guys can change the game as much as anyone just on their own by rushing the passer.”The 49ers haven’t won more than six games in any of the last four seasons, so loading up on linemen hasn’t made the right kind of difference to this point. Should they do the expected and go to the well again, the hope will be that this year’s addition will swing the tide in their favor. How do you go about preparing for a coordinator who has never called a play before?“It’s a good question. Obviously, he’s going to have his wrinkle. They’ve got what they put on tape. Trying to see what he’s been influenced by in his past. We’ll see as the game goes on. Obviously, it’s going to be very important for in-game adjustments to see what they do in-game, but it’ll be interesting to see what he comes up with.” He’s such a neophyte when it comes to coaching. Do you look back at his playing career?“Any time you have a chance, what he’s been influenced by, absolutely. As a quarterback, where he’s been. So, you look at all that. But, at the same time he might have a ton of knowledge, but again, it’s transferring it over to the player and all that stuff, too. Again, it’s going to come down to gameday and making as many in-game adjustments as we can as we see plays develop.” Do you anticipate former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians to be a heavy influence? How do you approach that?“I don’t know. It’ll be interesting, for sure. Obviously, that’s where he’s most attached to, but at the same time, it could be anything.” What do you think is getting in the way of LB Reuben Foster playing like he did last year?“Obviously, he missed the first couple of games of the year and it’s not going the way he wants and all that stuff. I do think he’s moving in the right direction. He did have his best practice of the year yesterday. He’s going to be fine. I get it, in this day and age, with everything needs to happen now. But, I promise you, Reuben is going to be just fine when this is all said and done. Second-year player, to push the panic button is way, way premature in my mind.” He seems like a guy that is very hard on himself and really wants to be very good. Do you think that sometimes may lead to pressing for a guy like that?“For a second-year player, and it goes throughout the league, it’s just my opinion, I think the second-year player is the hardest year for a player in general. When they come in as rookies, you have kids who come in and they don’t know anything. They’re just locked in on their coach, they’re trying as hard as they can, they want to make a great first impression, they’re out there balling, they know nothing about anything and they’re just running and hitting. When they get into their second year they’ve got social media, they’ve got a bank full of money, they’ve got family, they’ve got entourage, they’ve got a whole bunch of stuff outside, along with what they perceive as more knowledge of football. So, they forget what made them great as rookies in the first place. Not that they forget, but it’s a balancing act. So, there is a little bit of another adjustment period that they have to go through in their second year. The exciting part, and I get it, when things aren’t going great people want to point out the negative and they struggle, people struggle to see the positives. [DB Adrian Colbert] A.C. had his best game before he got hurt. [CB] Ahkello [Witherspoon] is showing a lot of promise. [DL] Solomon [Thomas] had a really nice game last week. So, guys are moving in the right direction. I know through all the stuff that’s been happening this year, it’s very hard to see. But, if you sit down in the film room and you truly study it DeForest Buckner Jersey , you could see them all improving.” There are clips out there of Reuben running around with seemingly a dead right arm. What’s happening on those plays? Is that something that you’re aware of before it’s happening or do you see it?“He’s going through some stuff, obviously. But, it’s not going to stop him from playing. He’s a fighter. He wants to be great. It’s very, very important to him. So, whatever ailment he may have it’s not going to stop him from being on the football field. It might trigger here and there, but he’s not coming off. It’s something he’s just going to have to deal with.” Would you rather he take himself out of the game so that he’s not playing with one arm?“Sometimes.” What did he do yesterday in practice that impressed you?“His feet looked fast. He looked explosive out of his break. He looked faster than he’s been in practice. Great intent and focus. It was just an all-around package. The expectation now, he’s got to back it up. He’s got to stack days. When you practice at 50-percent, you play at 50-percent. You play at 100-percent, it’s like muscle memory. They always say when you get back in the weight room, it’s all muscle memory. It comes back to you. Well, it’s the same thing for a football player in practice. If you train your muscles to go 50-percent, you’ll be 50-percent. That’s why [head coach] Kyle [Shanahan] is so great at stressing the importance of deliberate practice and stressing the importance of having a great day of practice and why it’s so important for us to play the guys who perform best in practice. As an organization, and especially Kyle, it’s important to know that you’re practicing at that high level because we trust that you will be able to play at that high level. Long answer, short, he was alive. Let’s just say that.” When you guys played Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen the first time, other than the first pass, he didn’t really do much against you. What have you seen from him in the past couple of weeks?“You know, it’s the same for him. He’s got tremendous accuracy. You can tell he’s getting a little bit more comfortable in the pocket and all that stuff and getting comfortable with the concepts that were being asked. But, it really is the same thing. It’s the same thing. He’s a rookie. There’s a maturation process that he’s got to go through. But, I think he’s put on some really good tape. He’s definitely got a first-round talent arm and he is going to be a really good football player.” Regarding Reuben’s shoulder, in the majority of the games he’s played, he’s either had a stinger or had to leave at some point due to one of his shoulders acting up. Is that a long-term concern or is it just something that maybe will be part of his career?“I think because of the way he hits and the way he plays, it’s always going to be a part of his game. He’s always going to get dinged up. But, at the same time, he’s got such a great mindset that he will fight through all of that stuff. He does want to play and he’s got a tremendous mindset. So, there will be days when he’s fresh and he’s running and hitting, but there’s some days where he’s going to hit somebody so hard that he kind of hurts himself. I don’t think it’s going to stop him. But, at the same time, I’m really not concerned with Reuben and him being an injury guy. He plays the game so hard and so violently that sometimes accidents happen. But, he’ll stand up, he’ll play the next play.” How is your competition at free safety shaping up?“We’ll see. Today is a big day with pads on and all of that stuff. Guys are just working through, trying to figure out who’s going to replace A.C.” How did you feel like your defense played?“There’s always going to be stuff we can do better. You know, in that first half, I thought they fought their tails off. Went in the locker room at halftime excited. I’ll be honest with you, offense had just scored, it was 22-7, we were getting the ball. I really believed that we were going to get a big stop or takeaway to start the second half on defense which we had the opportunity when A.C. and Spoon went up to go get that go ball. I just felt like they had played on a short field and I just felt like [Los Angeles Rams head coach] Sean [McVay] was eventually going to really try to take a shot. It was going to be early when he had a normal field to play with. I thought they were going to make a mistake in doing it and they did. We just didn’t make them pay. But, in that first half, I thought we came out with a lot of energy, got the three-and-out, stood up on a short field to force a field goal. On the next drive we had a pick-six in our hands to force another third down conversion for us to force a punt. But, in that game, I just felt like in that first half, guys came out with great energy, they competed their tails off and we were getting a lot of wins from down to down. We had it, when it was 3-0 and we had that ball in our hands, we had a chance to swing that whole game open. Those are the ones that we’ve got to take advantage of.” Is DB Tarvarius Moore close as far as the whole transition from safety to corner?“Yeah, he’s gotten a lot better. His practice habits are fantastic. He’s gotten better every single day. He’s one play away now.”
story outlining free agent wide receiver options for the Seattle Seahawks Michael Dickson Jersey , there’s a specific type of wide receiver they should be expected to target. A contested..."In case you missed last week’s story outlining free agent wide receiver options for the Seattle Seahawks, there’s a specific type of wide receiver they should be expected to target. A contested catch, big-bodied outside receiver who can round out the starting trio should David Moore fail to make the leap, but not a player who will completely stunt his development. There are few wide receivers likely to join the current crop of free agents, and even fewer who fit Seattle’s need. Players like DeSean Jackson and Travis Benjamin don’t fit the bill, as the Seahawks are good on vertical threats. Cameron Meredith, Seth Roberts and Nelson Agholor would be unlikely targets, as well, with both Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett capable of dominating out of the slot. However, there are a couple of names that could draw Seattle’s interest once/if they hit the open market.Pierre GarconOne of Kyle Shanahan’s favorite wide receivers didn’t have his option picked up by the 49ers, and will become a free agent. In two seasons with San Francisco, Garcon battled injuries, playing in 16 games between 2017 and ‘18. Making the 49ers’ decision even easier is the fact Garcon will be 33 by the time the 2019 season begins, and wasn’t very productive when he was healthy in San Francisco. However, Garcon has been a supremely reliable wide receiver over the course of his career, is just two seasons removed from a 1000-yard season, and had the fourth highest yards per game of his career in 2017. Whichever team signs Garcon will be making a gamble that there is something left in the tank, and they’ll be getting the physical, difficult-day-at-the-office wide receiver he’s been previously.Perhaps it would be too big of a gamble for the Seahawks to make, risking that they end up with a washed up Garcon and a plateaued Moore as their third and fourth wide receivers. But, they could also be getting a solid outside option at a low cost, and someone whose younger self resembled the receiver Moore has appeared to be at times. If the price is right, this is a gamble worth making for Seattle. DeVante ParkerParker’s situation is similar to Vic Beasley’s Womens Justin Britt Jersey , who was written about here on Tuesday: Mostly disappointing through four seasons, with a brief high (56 catches, 744 yards and four touchdowns in 2016), but likely to be cut before he can play 2019 under the fifth year option. However, like Beasley, Parker’s upside remains attractive. The 26-year-old possesses great size at 6-foot-3 and 209 pounds, and has the kind of length and fluidity in his game that made Paul Richardson so enjoyable to watch during his time with the Seahawks.Seattle could get priced out of their interest in Parker quite quickly, should a team to elect to offer him a big money one year, prove-it type of contract. Another dissuading factor for the Seahawks could be that his signing would inevitably stunt Moore’s growth; Parker’s arrival in Seattle would be an indictment of their long-term hopes for Moore. If the Seahawks have soured on Moore—and there’s no reason to believe they have—then signing Parker would be a proactive move on their part. He can provide a similar element to their wide receiver corps, and has the age and ceiling to become a long-term part of the team. Another wide receiver was added to the group on Monday, when the Cowboys declined Terrance Williams’ option. Williams will now become a free agent as well, but shouldn’t be thought of as a target for Seattle. Despite coming from Baylor, where receivers are expected to run just a handful of routes (slant, hitch, and go) but be exceptionally athletic, Williams is an average athlete who doesn’t particularly do anything well.Unless something changes or there is a surprise cut, the wide receiver market isn’t overly impressive. The onus is on Moore to continue to grow and get back on the trajectory he appeared to be on in October of 2018, and it’s on the Seahawks to bring in much needed competition at the position.Hunt For Ram October: A countdown to the Week 5 showdown Today is Friday, September 28. Counting today, there are ten days until the Los Angeles Rams visit the Seattle Seahawks, in what could be the game of the year for both teams. Could be. A lot of promise left in the year, for both teams.Between now and then, there’s a lot of time to kill. Every day http://www.seahawkslockerroom.com/authentic-david-moore-jersey , this space will feature an important or memorable moment from the rivalry. Some plays will be warm and fuzzy. Karate chops, plural. (Plural!) Others will be visits down a darker memory lane. Even when the Rams were bad, which was almost all the time, they still gave the Seahawks fits, more fits than appropriate.You’re still on Field Gulls, though, so you’re gonna get treated to mainly the best moments of the series. Ground rules: We’re not going back as far as the unfortunate incompletion to Bobby Engram in the end zone, with no time left on the clock in the 2004 wild-card game. Keeping it to this decade — WHICH GIVES US MORE THAN ENOUGH MATERIAL TO WORK WITH, SUCKERS.Number 10: Home teams don’t fumble, sillyWhen: October 19, 2014. Week 7.Game state: Rams 28. Seahawks 26. 3rd and 1, 1:14 remaining. Ball on STL 37.What happens: Tre Mason carries the ball for a first down that would ice the game, but he fumbles, helped by Malcolm Smith and Earl Thomas. Chaos ensues.The film:From the second angle, it’s abundantly clear that no Rams player recovers the ball fully after Mason’s fumble, especially number 46, who was ruled down by contact with possession; victory formation; game over. Even though Richard Sherman comes out of the scrum with the football, the play stands as called, the Rams keep possession, kneel it out, and the Seahawks fall to 3-3.Spoiler! Didn’t stop Seattle from finishing the season with home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Didn’t stop St. Louis’s 10-year streak of missing the playoffs.More tomorrow. Something good. I promise.
Battered Jordan Schroeder Jersey Womens , bruised and playing on the second night of a back-to-back, it would have been understandable if the youthful Vancouver Canucks gave up ground in their surprising playoff push.Instead, the Canucks found a way to beat the Los Angeles Kings.Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser scored in a shootout after Adam Gaudette tied it up with 1:38 remaining in the third period to give the Canucks a 4-3 win over the Kings on Thursday night.“I was worried that we’d be emotionally maybe a little low today just because we put a lot on the table last night,” Canucks coach Travis Green said, referencing the 1-0 loss at Anaheim on Wednesday. “Not just emotionally. Physically it was a tough game, and to win a game like that can lift a team.”Playing without defenseman Christopher Tanev and forward Jake Virtanen because of injuries sustained against the Ducks, the Canucks got typical contributions from Pettersson and Boeser Matt Calvert Jersey Womens , who each scored in regulation.But it was Gaudette who grabbed the loose puck and scored on a wrist shot from the left circle to ensure the Canucks earned at least one point, playing as the extra attacker in a role that might have gone to a healthy Virtanen under normal circumstances.“It’s really nice for Adam to get rewarded and that’s what happened,” said goalie Jacob Markstrom, who never saw the tying goal as he was still getting settled on the bench. “Ice time is up for grabs and he’s out there for 6-on-5 and scores a huge goal for us. It was a team comeback.”Markstrom made 35 saves through overtime, before allowing a shootout goal to Ilya Kovalchuk and then stopping Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kempe as the Canucks ended their four-game road losing streak.Alec Martinez had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who had not played at home since Jan. 21 because of the All-Star Game, bye week and a six-game road trip while Staples Center hosted the Grammys. Jonathan Quick made 24 saves.Martinez had put the Kings ahead 10:59 into the third period when Markstrom was unable to stop the wobbly shot from the blue line through traffic.The Canucks were able to respond in the pressure of the moment Cale Makar Jersey Womens , showing the growth Green believes can only come from being in the playoff chase. Vancouver moved into a tie with Minnesota for the second wild-card in the Western Conference.“Mindset is different when you are out of it,” Green said. “You can still play in those games at this time of year, but if there’s not something on the line then you don’t feel pressure and it’s not the same thing. For our young guys to go through this, it means a lot. We hope we make it. We hope we’re there at the end. But we’re learning as we go.”For the Kings, they earned a point for the fifth time in six games but remain last in the Western Conference and seven points behind the Canucks and Wild.“I think we’ve just got to learn from this stuff,” Martinez said. “I think we’ve been practicing better as of late and that’s translated to games, but like I said we need points right now.”NOTES: Tanev was placed on injured reserve and will return to Vancouver for further evaluation of an ankle injury Riley Nash Jersey Womens , Green said, while Virtanen did not play because of an upper-body injury. . Boeser became the fifth Canucks player to have multiple 20-goal seasons before turning 22-years-old. … Kings F Kyle Clifford had two assists. … Canucks D Guillame Brisebois had a minus-2 rating in 9:24 in his NHL debut. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Nikita Kucherov got the Tampa Bay Lightning off to a strong start in their first home game in three weeks.Kucherov stopped an 11-game goal drought, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves for his NHL-best 32nd victory, and the Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night.Yanni Gourde, Adam Erne, Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman also scored for the Lightning Martin Hanzal Jersey Womens , who returned home after a 5-3 trip.”We had the puck a lot because we were smart with it in the neutral zone,” Stamkos said. ”It allowed dominating shifts in their defensive zone.”Vancouver’s Brock Boeser scored his 26th goal and Anders Nilsson stopped 31 shots.”They know how to put the puck in the net,” Nilsson said. ”That’s a good team over there. I felt OK but obviously none of us were good enough.”Kucherov opened the scoring on his 28th goal by converting a rebound 14:36 into the first period.”You’re not going to keep a kid like that down for long,” Stamkos said. ”It was a matter of time. You could tell by his celebration he was happy to score.”After Gourde got his 20th goal during a power play at 1:38 of the second, Erne made it 3-0 with 6:20 left in the second in his first NHL game this season.The Lightning recalled Erne from Syracuse of the AHL before the game.”I was a little nervous in the beginning,” Erne said.Stamkos completed Tampa Bay’s three-goal second when he picked his up 20th goal late in the period.”I didn’t think our first two period were as bad as the score, Canucks center Henrik Sedin said. ”It should not have been 4-0 after two periods. Daniel (Sedin) has a couple of good chances and we just don’t score.”Stamkos tied Martin St. Louis for the second most 20-goal seasons in Lightning history with nine. Vincent Lecavalier tops the list with 12.Boeser Anton Khudobin Jersey Womens , the MVP at last month’s NHL All-Star game in Tampa, had a power-play goal early in the third.Sven Baertschi cut the deficit to 4-2 midway through the period.Hedman had a late power-play goal.NOTES: Canucks C Sam Gagner, with a sprained ankle, sat out. … Vancouver C Brenden Gaunce will miss two to four weeks with a foot injury. … Tampa Bay D Dan Girardi returned after missing three games due to a lower-body injury. … The Lightning have out scored their opponents 73-45 in the second period. … Gourde has a three-game goal streak. … Canucks C Markus Granlund left with an ankle injury and is returning to Vancouver. … Nilsson is 0-3 against Tampa Bay.UP NEXTCanucks: Play Friday night at Carolina.Lightning: Will retire Lecavalier’s uniform No. 4 before Saturday night’s home game against Los Angeles. He will join St. Louis as the only Tampa Bay players so honored.
Matt Murray with 3 seconds remaining in overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers put together an improbable rally to edge the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Sunday night.James van Riemsdyk tied the score with 18 seconds left in regulation when Murray’s glove couldn’t quite reach van Riemsdyk’s wrist shot from the slot. The team traded a flurry of quality chances in the extra period before Couturier danced around Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby on the rush then sent a shot over Murray’s stick to give Philadelphia’s fading playoff hopes a needed jolt.Carter Hart finished with 41 saves for his first victory since Feb. 17.Teddy Blueger Alex Burmistrov Jersey , starting on the second line in place of injured Evgeni Malkin, scored Pittsburgh’s lone goal. Murray had 36 saves.CANUCKS 3, STARS 2, SODALLAS (AP) — Josh Leivo scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lift Vancouver.Leivo’s shot went over Stars goalie Anton Khudobin after Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom had stopped four Dallas skaters.Vancouver’s Tim Schaller scored twice in the first 11 minutes for his first goals in nearly a year. It was his first career multi-goal game. Markstrom finished with 44 saves.Jamie Benn and Taylor Fedun had the goals for Dallas. Khudobin had 25 saves and stopped a penalty shot for the second straight game. The Stars, who hold the first wild card in the Western Conference, remained two points behind third-place St. Louis in the Central Division.ISLANDERS 3, WILD 2, OTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Brock Nelson scored 1:04 into overtime and New York moved into a tie atop the Metropolitan Division.Anders Lee scored for the fourth straight game and Jordan Eberle added a goal for the Islanders, who have won five of seven. Thomas Greiss made 32 saves.New York is tied with Washington with 91 points with 10 games remaining, but currently holds the tiebreaker with a greater scoring differential.Zach Parise scored for the first time in 11 games for Minnesota, which pulled one point behind Arizona for the second wild card in the Western Conference. Jared Spurgeon also scored and Ryan Donato had two assists for 13 points in 13 games since being acquired from Boston on Feb. 20. Stalock finished with 17 saves.SABRES 4, BLUES 3, SOBUFFALO http://www.officialcanucks.com/authentic-adidas-bo-horvat-jersey , N.Y. (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored the deciding goal in the shootout to lead Buffalo.After the Sabres‘ Jack Eichel and St. Louis’ Tyler Bozak traded goals to open the tiebreaker, Reinhart scored on Buffalo’s final attempt when he got just enough on his wrist shot to get it past Jake Allen, who got a piece of it with his glove.Ryan O’Reilly then had a chance to extend the shootout against his former team, but his backhand chance hit the crossbar.Johan Larsson, Evan Rodrigues and Conor Sheary scored in regulation for the Sabres. Carter Hutton made 30 saves.Pat Maroon, David Perron and Brayden Schenn scored for the Blues, who got 31 saves from Allen.DUCKS 3, PANTHERS 2ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jakob Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:33 left to lift Anaheim past Florida.Adam Henrique and Daniel Sprong also scored for the Ducks, and Ryan Getzlaf had two assists. John Gibson stopped 37 shots. Anaheim won for the sixth time in nine games to pull nine points behind Arizona for the second wild card in the Western Conference, with five other teams in between.Evgenil Dadonov and Aaron Ekblad scored for Florida, which snapped a four-game win streak. Rookie goalie Sam Montembeault finished with 19 saves.GOLDEN KNIGHTS 6, OILERS 3LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals, and Vegas beat Edmonton.Mark Stone Youth Brandon Sutter Jersey , Cody Eakin, Brayden McNabb and Alex Tuch also scored for Vegas, and Malcolm Subban stopped 16 shots. The Golden Knights improved to 8-1-0 in nine games since acquiring Stone from Ottawa at the NHL trade deadline.Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Leon Draisaitl and Kris Russell scored for Edmonton, while Connor McDavid had two assists. Mikko Koskinen made 28 saves.Vegas, third in the Pacific Division, increased its lead over Arizona to seven points. The Oilers remained seven points behind the Coyotes for the second wild card in the Western Conference.AVALANCHE 3, DEVILS 0DENVER (AP) — Philipp Grubauer made 22 saves for his third shutout in his last five starts to lead Colorado past New Jersey.Tyson Barrie scored twice as the Avalanche stayed in the mix for a second straight playoff appearance. Nathan MacKinnon scored his 37th goal and also had an assist to reach the 90-point mark for the second straight season.Colorado trails Arizona by four points for the second wild card in the Western Conference with 10 games to go.Cory Schneider stopped 31 shots for New Jersey. GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Doan holds numerous franchise records, was the epitome of what a captain should be and led the Arizona Coyotes on their deepest playoff run.Those accomplishments only tell part of the story of how he became one of the most revered athletes in Arizona history.Humble to a fault. Deeply connected to the community. Loyal. Generous with his time, whether it was for a cause, casually chatting with a fan or media inquiries following a difficult loss. Always the hardest-working player on the team.Perhaps more than any of it, a good person.“I don’t know a better human being on this planet. I really don’t,” said Tyson Nash Brendan Leipsic Jersey Kids , Doan’s former teammate and current Coyotes TV analyst. “He is everything that you want to be and more. I want my kid to be like him. I want to be like him.”The Coyotes will celebrate Doan’s career by retiring his No. 19 jersey during a pregame ceremony before Sunday’s game against Winnipeg.The guest list will include NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, multiple former Coyotes teammates, friends and family. The Coyotes and the Jets will wear “Doan No. 19” on the warmup jerseys prior to the game and fans will receive a Doan bobblehead.“That’s the part that I’m really excited about: to get to share it with the fans here in Arizona and to have friends and family around for it,” Doan said. “It’s something that you never, ever dream of and to get to experience it is pretty amazing.”From Halkirk, Alberta, Doan was the seventh overall pick of the 1995 NHL draft by the Winnipeg Jets and came with the franchise when moved to the desert to become the Phoenix Coyotes.Doan guided the Coyotes through four years of uncertainty while the franchise was operated by the NHL and led them to the 2012 Western Conference Finals. He earned the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for leadership on and off the ice in 2010, and took home the Mark Messier Leadership Award in 2012.Doan retired in 2017 as Arizona’s career leader in games (1,540), goals (402), assists (570), points (972), game-winning goals (69) and power-play goals (128).He spent his entire 21-year career with the organization, spurning chances for a better chances to win the Stanley Cup out of loyalty for the NHL team that drafted him.“There’s no player in our team history that meant more to this franchise than Shane http://www.officialcanucks.com/authentic-adidas-brock-boeser-jersey , and no player our franchise history that has meant more to this community than Shane,” Coyotes president and CEO Ahron Cohen said. “So it was a pretty easy decision.”At 6-foot-1, 223 pounds, Doan played with a combination of power and finesse. He also was driven to wring the most from his talent, always the last person off the ice after practice, huffing and puffing while dripping sweat after getting in a few extra laps or tipped shots.“This is a guy who spent 21 years in the NHL and his last year he was still out there,” Nash said. “He was always working on the nuances of his game to get better. It was remarkable, but that’s what good pros do, they try to get better every day.”Nash has known Doan since he was nine when he visited the Doan family’s Christian summer camp for kids at their ranch. The pair met up again eight years later as teammates in the Western Hockey League and were Coyotes together from 2003-06.Through the years of their friendship, Nash has seen first-hand Doan’s generosity, from taking the extra time to talk with fans after a game or give back to the community.He’s also seen the competitive side of Doan that raged anytime anything was on the line.Playing hockey, cards on the team plane, golf, wrestling in the basement Christopher Tanev Jersey , Doan wanted to win no matter what, his eyes widening into a maniacal look that belied his easygoing nature away from competition.“He’d take out his grandma to win at something,” Nash said. “The guy just never wanted to lose and if you beat him at something, you better be ready to go 10 rounds or whatever because he was going to get redemption.The Coyotes have a ring of honor that includes Keith Tkachuk, Jeremy Roenick and Teppo Numminen of the Coyotes, and Bobby Hull, Thomas Steen and Dale Hawerchuk of the original Jets.Doan, fittingly, will be the first player to have his number retired by the franchise.“Unexpected, maybe a little uncomfortable,” Doan said. “At the same time, so excited to have so many people coming, people that are close to me. It’s going to be so much fun.”
wore the alternate captain’s “A” on his jersey for the first time in his career. The 20-year-old Swiss star has fast become a leader for the New Jersey Devils.Hischier scored at 1:56 of overtime after tying it midway through the third period in the Devils’ 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.Hischier tied it at 11:26 of the third http://www.officialavalanche.com/authentic-adidas-sven-andrighetto-jersey , getting his stick on a loose puck in the slot.“He keeps getting better and better,” New Jersey forward Brian Boyle said about Hischier, the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2017. “If you watch his game and how it’s grown in the last year and a half, it’s really impressive. He’s been a leader in here with the amount he’s taken on since last year. He’s handled the ups and downs extremely well. Just look at his performance tonight.”Will Butcher also scored, and Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 37 shots for New Jersey.Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Phillip Danault scored for Montreal, playing its first game in 10 days. Antti Niemi made 24 saves, with Carey Price serving a one-game suspension for declining an invitation to the All-Star Game.“It was pretty obvious we were the best team tonight http://www.officialcanadiensprostore.com/authentic-adidas-phillip-danault-jersey ,” said Julien. “We had a lot of chances. We lost in overtime because we just couldn’t finish our scoring chances. This would have been a much different game if we had taken advantage of those scoring chances.”Kotkaniemi opened the scoring at 5:22 of the first period. Butcher tied it with 44 second left in the period on a two-man advantage.Danault redirected Jeff Petry’s point shot past Blackwood to give the Canadiens a 2-1 lead with 3:27 left in the second.“After two periods we should have had an even bigger lead,” Julien said. “But when you let a team stay in the game like that, eventually it comes back to haunt you.”NOTES: Paul Byron returned to Montreal’s lineup after serving a three-game suspension for a dangerous hit to the head. … Travis Zajac sat out for New Jersey because of an undisclosed injury.UP NEXT:Devils: Host Los Angeles on Tuesday nightCanadiens: Host Edmonton on Sunday. TORONTO (AP) — It took two late goals by Zach Hyman and a huge comeback by Toronto to end its longest losing streak of the season.Hyman scored two goals in the final 1:50 of the third period as the Maple Leafs erased an early 3-0 deficit and beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-3 Saturday night.William Nylander and Auston Matthews each had a goal and an assist, and Tyler Ennis and Andreas Johnsson also scored for Toronto, which snapped a season-high three-game losing streak. Frederik Andersen stopped 32 shots, and Patrick Marleau, Mitch Marner and Morgan Rielly had two assists each.Hyman and Johnsson scored empty-net goals.“The first 10 minutes we were all over them and then all of a sudden it’s 3-0 Womens Craig Smith Jersey ,” Hyman said. “What a win for us to end a losing streak, to come back like we did (on) Saturday night against Montreal.“It’s a good feeling.”Andrew Shaw and Jeff Petry each had a goal and an assist, and Tomas Tatar scored for Montreal, which had its three-game win streak halted. Carey Price made 31 saves.“Hockey games lasts for 60 minutes, and we didn’t play the full 60,” Canadiens winger Artturi Lehkonen said.Hyman netted the eventual winner when he scored off a rebound of a shot by Mitch Marner. It was Hyman’s 12th of the season.“Everybody contributed,” Hyman said. “It was one of our best team wins of the year to be able to come back like that.”Johnsson added his 17th into an empty net with 57.5 seconds left. Hyman’s empty-net goal came after he was taken down on a breakaway by Shea Weber.Montreal built a three-goal lead early in the game. The Maple Leafs closed within a goal in the second period and tied the score at 6:58 of the third on a fortuitous bounce. Marleau’s dump pass in took a crazy hop off the boards in front to Nylander Filip Forsberg Jersey , who fired his fourth into the open net, with Price out of position.Toronto trailed 3-0 after a disastrous opening 20 minutes, but got one back early in the second on the power play. Matthews, who beat Price in overtime in the season opener on Oct. 3, took a pass from Rielly and beat Price through the pads for his 29th goal of the season at 2:13.Toronto got another power play toward the end of the period and connected when Nylander fed a no-look pass down low to Marleau, who quickly fed Ennis for his eighth.The Leafs came in having won six in a row against the Canadiens, but fell behind early.Shaw opened the scoring at 8:07 of the first Juuse Saros Jersey ,burying his 13th the season, and third against the Leafs.Toronto challenged for goalie interference, but the call on the ice stood following a quick review.Montreal then went up 2-0 at 12:44 when Toronto’s fourth line turned the puck over in the neutral zone. The Canadiens’ top unit raced the other way and Tatar scored his 21st, beating Andersen on the short side.The Canadiens stretched their lead to three goals on a man advantage at 13:52, when Petry took a pass from Shaw at the top of the left face-off circle and beat Andersen high for his 11th goal.NOTES: Matthews has 10 goals in 10 career outings against the Canadiens. … Ennis, who broke his ankle on Dec. 22, sat out 21 games before returning to the lineup last Saturday. … Montreal winger Jonathan Drouin took the warmup Kyle Turris Jersey , but was a late scratch with the flu. Nicolas Deslauriers took his place. … Toronto defenseman Jake Gardiner suited up after sitting out Friday’s practice. … Marleau played the 1,635th game of his career, moving past Scott Stevens and into sole possession of eighth on the NHL’s all-time list.UP NEXTLeafs: Host Buffalo on Monday.Canadiens: At New Jersey on Monday.
SUNRISE Mikkel Boedker Jersey Womens , Fla. (AP) — since returning from a broken thumb.Arvidsson scored twice, and the Nashville Predators scored all their goals in the third period of a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.Arvidsson has 13 points in 13 games.“I just try to play the same thing every night,” Arvidsson said. “Lucky bounce there on the last one, otherwise I think our line created a lot of chances.”Kevin Fiala and Roman Josi also found the net for the Predators, and Filip Forsberg had three assists. Juuse Saros made 27 saves as the Predators won their third straight game.“Felt good, saw pretty much all the pucks,” said Saros, who stopped a career-high 47 shots in a 2-1 win over Vegas before the break. “The team played good in front of me. We just stuck with it even though they got the lead. It’s a good win.”Jonathan Huberdeau scored for the Panthers, who had a three-game win streak snapped. Roberto Luongo stopped 22 shots.“We didn’t play the way we wanted in the third http://www.officialavalanche.com/authentic-adidas-patrick-roy-jersey ,” Huberdeau said. “We were up one goal and we let up.”Behind 1-0, the Predators scored two goals in a span of 2:15 in the third.Josi tied the score when his shot from the left circle found the high corner of the net at 5:29.Arvidsson put the Predators ahead 2-1 when he took a drop pass from Forsberg and fired a shot from the right circle that beat Luongo stick side at 7:44.“(Arvidsson) has been unreal since he came back from his injury,” Josi said. “He’s always been great. He goes to the net, he scores a lot of goals, he never gives up.”Fiala stretched the Predators’ lead to 3-1 when he swept in the puck from the left side with 5:50 left in the third.Arvidsson added an empty-netter with 1:56 left. He leads the team with 21 goals despite missing six weeks with the injury, including 12 since his return on Dec. 27.It was a disappointing return for the Panthers after winning three straight before the All-Star break.“For being off that long, I thought we had a good first period,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. “The third period was just a couple bounces they executed on. We had our chances, but Saros was pretty good. He shut us down at the right times. We couldn’t seem to find that next one.”Huberdeau put the Panthers ahead on a power-play goal with 4:45 left in the second. His wrist shot from the left circle beat Saros Womens Samuel Girard Jersey , who was screened on the play by Aleksander Barkov.Luongo took a puck to his mask on a shot by Forsberg midway through the second period. He was briefly stunned but stayed in the game. Forsberg came over and tapped Luongo on the backside with his stick to make sure he was OK.NOTES: The Panthers acquired forwards Derick Brassard and Riley Sheahan in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann on Friday. The Panthers also receive the Penguins’ second- and fourth-round picks in the 2019 draft, along with a fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft previously acquired from the Minnesota Wild. … Panthers F Jamie McGinn has been loaned to AHL Springfield. … The Predators are 0 for 27 on the power play in their past eight games.UP NEXTPredators: Host the Dallas Stars on Saturday.Panthers: Host the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne was beaten early, but never again.Ryan Ellis scored his first game-winning goal of the season, Rinne made 25 saves and the Nashville Predators defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Tuesday night.Austin Watson and Craig Smith also scored for Nashville, which halted a two-game skid.Zack Smith scored for Ottawa, which has lost four of five.Nashville improved its record against Eastern Conference opponents to 9-0-0 this season.“I thought tonight we were pretty good defensively for most of the game,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. “I liked the fact that we didn’t turn the puck over. Their neutral zone can be tough to get through. We did a good job of just playing a smart, simple game.”Zack Smith scored the first goal on the game’s first shot 26 seconds into the opening period. Carrying the puck into the Nashville zone on the right side Semyon Varlamov Jersey , Smith sent a backhand from the left faceoff dot by Rinne on the far side.“It’s a bad goal and you never want to start the game like that — it’s the first shot,” Rinne said. “It’s not the first time I’ve given up a soft goal. You just focus on making the next save, focus on the things you can control. Guys responded really well.”Watson tied it 1-all at 15:38 of the first.From the left boards, Mattias Ekholm sent a shot toward the Ottawa net. In the low slot, Watson tipped the puck high to the glove side of goaltender Craig Anderson for his sixth goal of the season.Prior to Ekholm releasing the puck, Watson tapped his stick on the ice to get the attention of the Swedish defenseman.“It was a great play by Ekky to get that back to the front of the net,” Watson said. “I’d kind of created a little space off the other side. Great look by him.”Anderson finished with 33 saves.Ottawa’s road record is 3-10-1.“I don’t think we played poorly, but I don’t think we played our best,” Senators forward Mark Stone said. “The road is a different beast. Teams come into our building Sergei Boikov Jersey , we play pretty well. We know that teams are solid on home ice. That’s the nature of the NHL. You have to have a good home record, but also you have to find a way to win on the road.”Ellis hooked up with defensive partner Roman Josi on a give-and-go at 9:01 of the second to give Nashville a 2-1 lead.At the right point, Ellis sent a pass to Josi on the right boards. From there, Josi tapped the puck back to Ellis skating through the slot, where he snapped a one-timer over Anderson’s left shoulder.Rinne made his best save in the final minute of the second period when he denied Brady Tkachuk’s attempt from just outside the Nashville crease.“Tkachuk gets it, but it’s on his backhand and it’s fumbling and goes back the opposite way,” Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said. “It that one goes in, it’s 2-2, so again Youth Jake McCabe Jersey , it’s a different game.”Craig Smith made it 3-1 at 1:59 of the third when he skated into the Ottawa zone along the right boards. Near the goal line, he cut toward the net and slipped a backhand past Anderson inside the near post.NOTES: D Stefan Elliott played his first game with the Senators since being acquired from Pittsburgh in a Dec. 5 trade. … Nashville C Colton Sissons had an assist, extending his point streak to three games. … The Predators have defeated Ottawa five consecutive times in Nashville. … The Senators are 8-7-3 when scoring first this season. … One night ahead of their induction into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, Red Berenson, Natalie Darwitz, Paul Stewart and Predators general manager David Poile attended the game.UP NEXTSenators: At the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.Predators: Host the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.
WINNIPEG Christopher Tanev Jersey , Manitoba (AP) — with the Jets was far from smooth or pretty. It certainly got the job done, though.Hayes scored late in the third period of his second game with Winnipeg after being acquired from the New York Rangers this week and added two assists as the Jets erased a two-goal deficit to beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Friday night.“It wasn’t the nicest goal, but I’ll take it,” Hayes said. “We’re in that final stretch here where we need to figure out what kind of team we’re going to be going into the playoffs. And going down 2-0 and battling back, I thought we (dealt with) some pretty good adversity there.”Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele also each had a goal and two assists, and Kyle Connor and Tyler Myers had the other goals for Winnipeg. The Jets moved ahead of Nashville atop the Central Division standings with the victory.“We go down two and everyone’s still positive on the bench,” said Hayes, who spent his first 4½ NHL seasons with the Rangers. “It shows you the type of team these guys are.”Wheeler said Hayes is the type of individual who makes players around him better even though he’s still getting used to a new team.“I think you could see today, he was talking a little bit more, feeling a bit more comfortable Authentic Daniel Sedin Jersey ,” Wheeler said. “So it was great to see him have a good night.”Viktor Arvidsson, P.K. Subban and Mattias Ekholm scored for the Predators. Ryan Ellis added two assists.“We went down and took a punch and missed, and they came back and put it in the net,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said.Laurent Brossoit stopped 34 of 37 shots, improving to 11-4-2 this season. He started in place of No. 1 goalie Connor Hellebuyck, who has the flu.“These games especially are the ones you really want to get up for,” Brossoit said. “You never want to see a teammate sick, but it gave me an opportunity and it was just really nice to get back into the win column. I thought everyone came to play tonight.”Pekka Rinne made 27 saves in defeat.With the win, the Jets avoided losing three consecutive games in regulation.Arvidsson opened the scoring in the first period before Subban extended the lead on the power play with a point shot through traffic.Winnipeg struck twice in a span of 2:33 late in the second period, tying the game at 2.Scheifele’s backhand fooled Rinne on the power play for his team-leading 32nd goal of the season Womens Derek Dorsett Jersey , tying a career high. Kyle Connor tied it with his 25th of the season with 1:39 remaining in the second period.NOTES: The Jets were 1 for 4 on the power player, while Nashville went 1 for 3 with the man advantage. … The teams meet again in Winnipeg on March 23.UP NEXTPredators: wrap a two-game road trip Sunday in MinnesotaJets: Begin a four-game road trip Sunday in Columbus before visits to Tampa Bay, Carolina, and Washington. WASHINGTON (AP) — No one man can possibly replace Alex Ovechkin for the Washington Capitals. So, forced to play without their captain and leading scorer, the defending Stanley Cup champions used contributions from just about everyone to make up the difference.Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a power-play goal with 57 seconds left, and Washington shook off the absence of its finest player to end a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 37 goals, received a one-game suspension from the league for skipping the All-Star Game. He had played in 214 consecutive games, a streak that began in October 2016.Facing the best team in the Western Conference http://www.officialcanucks.com/authentic-adidas-henrik-sedin-jersey , the Capitals also had to overcome a lower-body injury to center Lars Eller, who played only six minutes. Undaunted, Washington got goals from unheralded role players Nic Dowd and Dmitrij Jaskin, along with Tom Wilson, before Kuznetsov notched the game winner.Without Ovechkin, the NHL’s 10th-ranked power play unit was 0 for 3 until Kuznetsov connected.“We knew that there was going to be an opportunity for some guys with Ovechkin out of the lineup,” coach Todd Reirden said. “It was a big team effort from top to bottom.”With Calgary’s Mikael Backlund off for holding, Kuznetsov weaved his way into the Flames’ zone before firing a wrist shot past goaltender Mike Smith.“I was just in a bad position to pass the puck,” Kuznetsov said. “So I decided to shoot.”An instant after the final horn sounded, several players traded punches before finally skating off the ice.“There was a lot of emotion on both sides. Two good teams that want to win Jacob Markstrom Jersey ,” Wilson said. “We were playing hard right until the end there and it’s loud. We were doing whatever it took to get the job done. That includes defending each other and sticking together at the end.”It was the first of six straight home games for the Capitals, who hope to get back on track after their longest losing streak since 2013-14 dropped them behind the Islanders in the Metropolitan Division.“We’re looking forward. We’re not looking back,” Wilson said. “That was a good team effort tonight. Pretty fun to go out that way at the end. Guys are happy.”Calgary trailed 3-2 before Elias Lindholm notched his 22nd goal of the season at 12:01 of the third period. Lindholm eluded Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny to get free in front of the net, where he deflected a shot by Johnny Gaudreau into the net.Backlund and Garnet Hathaway also scored for the Flames, who came in with the second-best record in the NHL. It was Calgary’s first defeat in regulation since Jan. 3, and it ended a run of nine straight games with at least one point.“They were a little more desperate than us, a little hungrier early,” coach Bill Peters said. “We got better as it went along.”Dowd opened the scoring with three minutes elapsed, deflecting a shot by John Carlson past the screened Smith.Backlund tied it with at 17:37 of the first period, zig-zagging past defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler after two Capitals got tangled up in the neutral zone. Less than two minutes later Markus Granlund Jersey , Jaskin tapped in a rebound for Washington.Wilson made it 3-1 with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle in the opening minute of the second period, and Hathaway quickly answered for the Flames.Smith finished with 36 saves, but it wasn’t good enough.“Anytime you lose a game with less than a minute left, it stings,” he said. “It definitely hurts after coming back and making a game of it.”NOTES: Calgary D Travis Hamonic left with a lower-body injury. … Carlson extended his point-scoring streak to four games and reached 40 assists in a second straight season for the first time in his career. … Ovechkin will have to wait until Sunday for the opportunity to pass retired Sergei Fedorov as the highest scoring Russian-born player in NHL history. Both have 1,179 career points. … Calgary has scored an NHL-best 81 goals in the third-period and remains plus-39 in the period. … Washington was outscored 36-18 during its skid. The last time the Capitals lost eight in a row was in December 2010.UP NEXTFlames: At Carolina on Sunday afternoon.Capitals: Host Boston on Sunday afternoon.
DALLAS (AP) —had the right answer for Florida’s top-10 offense on Tuesday night.Montgomery countered the Panthers‘ firepower with some of his own Youth Dion Phaneuf Jersey , reuniting Dallas’ three top scorers on the same line, and Alexander Radulov got two goals in the third period to send the Stars to a 4-2 victory.“I didn’t like the first 7 minutes,” Montgomery said. “We were sleepy. I just put Jamie (Benn) out there one shift with (Radulov) and (Tyler Seguin).“Initially, we had (Radek) Faksa’s line going out against (Florida’s top line). Then when I saw our top line get going, I said I was just going to let them go head-to-head.“They had that first goal which was really pretty, and I said, ‘There’s something there tonight.'”That first goal, by Benn, tied the game 1-all at 17:49 of the first period.In addition to Radulov’s two goals and an assist, Benn had a goal and two assists and Seguin assisted on all four Dallas goals.“Monty doesn’t really say anything,” Seguin said, “but we know that when we are together, we need to produce.”Despite having the third-fewest goals in the NHL, the Stars remained in position for the first Western Conference wild card and stayed within two points of third-place St. Louis in the Central Division.Midway through the third period, Seguin reached up to keep the puck inside the blue line and passed to Benn for a 2-on-1 break. Benn passed across to Radulov, who beat Panthers rookie goalie Sam Montembeault with a snap shot to make it 3-2.Montembeault made 32 saves.“The third goal was a turnover Drew Doughty Jersey ,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said, “and as a result, it ended up in the back of our net.”Radulov was awarded an empty-netter, his 24th goal of the season, because a Florida player threw his stick at the puck.John Klingberg scored on a power play in the second period to give Dallas a 2-1 lead.Stars goalie Ben Bishop extended his winning streak to six games, but his franchise-record scoreless streak ended at 2:33:04 when Florida scored 2:11 into the first period.Aleksander Barkov deflected Jonathan Huberdeau’s shot from the right-side boards over the goalie.“I think it went off Faksa’s stick, Barkov, and maybe off Esa (Lindell),” Bishop said.Barkov added a power-play goal that tied the game at 2 late in the second period.Bishop finished with 20 saves. His shutout streak was the 24th-longest in NHL history.“It’s not something you’re striving for,” he said, “but a great honor to have obviously some great names on that list. To be able to pass Ed Belfour is really great for me. He was my goalie coach for a little bit in Peoria. Somebody I grew up idolizing.”Klingberg had given Dallas a lead for the first time in three games at 10:38 of the second. It was the Stars’ first power-play goal in four games and only the second in the past 19 opportunities.Barkov made it 2-all at 16:57 of the second. His wrist shot inside the left post came against a Dallas penalty-killing unit that had been successful on 20 of the previous 21 opportunities. The Stars rank second in fewest goals allowed.Barkov was more concerned about his line’s defense.“We made a couple of bad mistakes that led to goals,” he said. “We can’t afford to make those types of mistakes against that type of team.”NOTES: Barkov has 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) in a seven-game scoring streak. The 23-year-old has career highs of 32 goals, 53 assists and 85 points. … Huberdeau has five points (one goal, four assists) in the past three games. … Stars C Jason Spezza was a healthy scratch for only the second time in his 16-year career. … Seguin’s assists increased his season total to 42. He has reached 40 five times in nine NHL seasons. In the past nine games, he has not scored a goal but has 10 assists.UP NEXTPanthers: Begin a two-game homestand Thursday against Arizona.Stars: Play the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday in the third of a five-game homestand. TORONTO (AP) — The play of Thomas Chabot might help the Ottawa Senators get over the loss of Erik Karlsson.Chabot had two goals and an assist http://www.officialkings.com/authentic-adidas-dustin-brown-jersey , Craig Anderson made 34 saves, and the Senators defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 on Saturday night.Dylan DeMelo and Chris Tierney, who were among the players acquired from the San Jose Sharks in a trade for Karlsson, also scored for Ottawa. Mark Stone added an empty-net goal with 24.3 seconds left.Zack Smith chipped in with two assists for the rebuilding Senators, who have looked good with their young roster through two games and a 1-0-1 start.The Senators are a franchise in the midst of a rebuild after a number of off-ice issues and the trading of Karlsson, their captain and star defenseman, in a six-player swap on the eve of training camp.“You saw the offense … the ceiling’s high,” Ottawa head coach Guy Boucher said of Chabot. “He’s going to become just as good defensively over time.“I have so much faith in him.”Chabot played 63 games with the Senators last season after failing to make the club out of training camp before finishing his rookie campaign with nine goals and 16 assists.“Usually a defenseman gets into his prime around 23, 24,” he said of being thrust into top-pair duty minutes following the Karlsson deal. “It’s earlier than we expected.“I’m just trying to take advantage of every opportunity.”Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews and Morgan Rielly each had a goal and an assist for Toronto, which has a win and a loss in a wobbly start to the season.Frederik Andersen stopped 19 shots for the Leafs.“If you’re going to be 1-1, probably should have won tonight and lost against Montreal,” Toronto head coach Mike Babcock said. “We didn’t capitalize around the net tonight like we probably could have.”Chabot snapped a 3-3 tie with his second goal of the game at 1:42 of the third period, sliding the puck through the skates of Toronto rookie Igor Ozhiganov off the rush before beating Andersen.Ottawa’s Anderson made a nice stop on a Connor Brown deflection with 9:24 left in regulation to keep his team ahead on just the fourth shot of the period by Toronto.The Senators nearly went ahead by two a couple minutes later, but Andersen was there to block Smith’s shot from close range after the Leafs failed to get the puck out.Toronto made an expected late push and pulled Andersen with three minutes to go Jake Muzzin Jersey , but the Leafs couldn’t find an equalizer.Ottawa led 1-0 after the first period, but Toronto struck early in the second to take a 2-1 lead. Rielly got things started 29 seconds in, taking a feed from Marner before Matthews scored his third of the season at 1:10.The Senators evened the score at 3:49, when Chabot stepped around Tyler Ennis at the point and took advantage of some sloppy Leafs coverage to pick up his own rebound and beat Andersen.Just 38 seconds later, Tierney got behind Toronto’s defense and beat Andersen between the pads for the Senators’ third goal on nine shots.Andersen stopped Patrick Marleau to keep his team in front with a great pad save later in the period, but Marner raced between Ottawa defensemen Cody Ceci and Mark Borowiecki on the power play before faking the Senators goalie to the ice and sliding a shot home with less than two minutes left in the period to make it 3-3.Toronto beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 in overtime to open the season on Wednesday — a disjointed effort in which Leafs were stuck in their own zone for long stretches.Ottawa, meanwhile, opened its season with a 4-3 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks in a game in which the Senators led 3-2 in the third on Thursday.The Leafs got the better start they wanted Saturday, with Marner, Marleau and John Tavares all coming close early, but it was the Senators that took the lead at 9:42 of the first.Chabot’s pass from the left corner in the offensive zone went off Smith’s stick to DeMelo, who beat Andersen along the ice to snap a personal 87-game goal drought that dated back to Nov. 26, 2016.Marner had a chance to tie it with 5:47 left in the period on a penalty shot after getting slashed on a breakaway by Chris Wideman, but Anderson made a right pad save.“The younger guys did a great job,” Boucher said. “And the older guys did a terrific job of anchoring them.”NOTES: Ottawa winger Brady Tkachuk sat out with a groin injury for the second straight game. Head coach Guy Boucher said after the morning skate he’s hopeful the No. 4 pick in the June draft will be available to make his NHL debut Monday when the Senators visit the Boston Bruins. … Backup goalie Garret Sparks is expected to start for Toronto on Sunday night in Chicago.NEXT UPMaple Leafs: Visit the Chicago Blackhawks on SundaySenators: Visit the Boston Bruins on Monday
VOORHEES Womens Will Butcher Jersey , N.J. (AP) felt at home as he was wheeled into a perch overlooking the ice at the Philadelphia Flyers‘ practice facility.Below him, Flyers prospects in the same age range as the 19-year-old Straschnitzki skated in drills and in a hurry to impress, much like his days as a defenseman for the Humboldt Broncos before the bus crash that left him paralyzed from the chest down.Philadelphia general manager Ron Hextall and other members of the organization came to visit. Defenseman Sam Morin heard Straschnitzki was in the building and popped by for a chat.The hopeful Flyers paused during camp Friday and raised their sticks toward Straschnitzki for a traditional salute.Straschnitzki was right where he wanted to be – at the rink, watching the game he loves.”Just the smell of the ice coming in today brought back so many memories of your first time skating ,” Straschnitzki said.Straschnitzki met the coaching staff and some top prospects during a break in his rehabilitation from the injuries suffered in April when a bus carrying the Broncos to a playoff game collided with a semi-trailer at a rural intersection, killing 16. Straschnitzki was among 13 more injured.Straschnitzki was wheeled on a stretcher into Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia on May 31 and expected to rehab there for six to eight weeks. He has used weights almost daily to work on his arm muscles during physiotherapy sessions and has walked on a treadmill with the help of therapists. Sitting on a massage table, he’s used laser focus for the simple task of tying the laces on his sneakers.”I’ve made quite a bit of progress,” he said. ”The rehab pushed me to my limits.”Straschnitzki needs two hours in the morning just to complete routine tasks like a shower and getting dressed before he starts his exercises. He rehabs for about two hours, breaks for lunch, then has two more rehab sessions before he ends the day in exhaustion. With the same tireless work ethic he used to move up the hockey ranks, Straschnitzki said he was told he could return ahead of scheduled to his Airdrie, Alberta, home for the first time in almost eight months next weekend.His family home is undergoing a $200,000 renovation to make it handicapped accessible and the Straschnitzkis will live in a hotel for the summer until construction is completed.The Calgary Flames have talked to Straschnitzki once he’s settled about a possible job in the organization.”Hockey is my life,” he said. ”I’ve grown up talking about it, living it http://www.officialislanders.com/authentic-adidas-adam-pelech-jersey , playing it. I think if there’s a job opportunity down the road, I think it’s definitely option. Right now, though, I’m just focused on healing first and getting better. We’ll see what happens.”The NHL has rallied around the survivors and families of the victims. Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald offered the Straschnitzkis use of his home and car when the family was in Philadelphia. Hextall, who stopped to compose himself at times, said the tragedy has brought out the best in hockey.”Ryan’s an inspiring young man. He’s special, he really is,” said Hextall, a former star goalie for the Flyers said. ”He’s not feeling sorry for himself.”Straschnitzki was among 10 survivors at the NHL Awards last week in Las Vegas at the invitation of the league and NHLPA. It was the first time so many Broncos had been together since the crash. They wore Humboldt jerseys and head coach Darcy Haugan, who was killed in the crash, was honored with the inaugural Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award.”They’re your brothers for life now,” Straschnitzki said. ”Just being able to see them, it’s like time froze. You’re in the room again, you’re just enjoying the moment being with them. We all heal in our own ways. Just being with them at the NHL awards was amazing.”Tom Straschnitzki said he’s tried to keep his son’s spirits high during the grueling rehabilitation process.”When he’s down, we just try to push him back up and keep him on the straight and narrow,” he said.Straschnitzki dreams of hitting the ice again Anders Lee Jersey , this time playing sledge hockey – basically hockey on sleds for players with physical disabilities.”It’s my life, so I’d love to do it,” he said.Straschnitzki has never wanted to distance himself from the sport he’s played since he was a boy. But finding his way back to hockey in any capacity perhaps remains a distant goal.”I know it’s going to take time,” he said. ”I just need to be patient.”— DENVER (AP) It seems nothing can stop Nathan MacKinnon during what’s been a career year. Not a shoulder injury that cost him eight games, and certainly not the Minnesota Wild.MacKinnon had two goals and three assists, Mikko Rantanen had a goal and three assists and the Avalanche beat Minnesota 7-1 on Friday night.The five points tied a career high for MacKinnon, who also set personal bests in goals (31) and assists (45) for the season. He reached the 30-goal mark for the first time in his five-year career.MacKinnon has seven goals and eight assists in seven games since returning from a shoulder injury Feb. 18. He was second in the NHL in scoring when he went down Jan. 30, and Friday’s five-point night moved him into fourth overall.”I don’t know what he did when he was gone but he clearly was doing something right because he’s come back in real good shape and he picked up where he left off,” linemate Gabriel Landeskog said.MacKinnon’s other five-point game was Nov. 16 against Washington.”I wish I didn’t miss those eight games, but I definitely do feel good,” MacKinnon said. ”Hopefully if we can make the playoffs, it’ll be a blessing. If we don’t, it won’t be. If we squeak in, I’ll be a little fresher than some of the other guys.”Tyson Barrie had a goal and an assist, and Landeskog, Carl Soderberg and Matt Nieto also scored to help Colorado gain ground in the Western Conference playoff race with its 13th win in 14 home games.The Avalanche jumped over idle St. Louis and stayed a point behind Anaheim for the second wild card with 75 points. The Ducks beat Columbus 4-2 on Friday.”We’re not just trying to chase the last wild card [url=http://www.officialislandeVOORHEES Womens Will Butcher Jersey , N.J. (AP) Ryan Straschnitzki felt at home as he was wheeled into a perch overlooking the ice at the Philadelphia Flyers‘ practice facility.Below him, Flyers prospects in the same age range as the 19-year-old Straschnitzki skated in drills and in a hurry to impress, much like his days as a defenseman for the Humboldt Broncos before the bus crash that left him paralyzed from the chest down.Philadelphia general manager Ron Hextall and other members of the organization came to visit. Defenseman Sam Morin heard Straschnitzki was in the building and popped by for a chat.The hopeful Flyers paused during camp Friday and raised their sticks toward Straschnitzki for a traditional salute.Straschnitzki was right where he wanted to be – at the rink, watching the game he loves.”Just the smell of the ice coming in today brought back so many memories of your first time skating ,” Straschnitzki said.Straschnitzki met the coaching staff and some top prospects during a break in his rehabilitation from the injuries suffered in April when a bus carrying the Broncos to a playoff game collided with a semi-trailer at a rural intersection, killing 16. Straschnitzki was among 13 more injured.Straschnitzki was wheeled on a stretcher into Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia on May 31 and expected to rehab there for six to eight weeks. He has used weights almost daily to work on his arm muscles during physiotherapy sessions and has walked on a treadmill with the help of therapists. Sitting on a massage table, he’s used laser focus for the simple task of tying the laces on his sneakers.”I’ve made quite a bit of progress,” he said. ”The rehab pushed me to my limits.”Straschnitzki needs two hours in the morning just to complete routine tasks like a shower and getting dressed before he starts his exercises. He rehabs for about two hours, breaks for lunch, then has two more rehab sessions before he ends the day in exhaustion. With the same tireless work ethic he used to move up the hockey ranks, Straschnitzki said he was told he could return ahead of scheduled to his Airdrie, Alberta, home for the first time in almost eight months next weekend.His family home is undergoing a $200,000 renovation to make it handicapped accessible and the Straschnitzkis will live in a hotel for the summer until construction is completed.The Calgary Flames have talked to Straschnitzki once he’s settled about a possible job in the organization.”Hockey is my life,” he said. ”I’ve grown up talking about it, living it http://www.officialislanders.com/authentic-adidas-adam-pelech-jersey , playing it. I think if there’s a job opportunity down the road, I think it’s definitely option. Right now, though, I’m just focused on healing first and getting better. We’ll see what happens.”The NHL has rallied around the survivors and families of the victims. Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald offered the Straschnitzkis use of his home and car when the family was in Philadelphia. Hextall, who stopped to compose himself at times, said the tragedy has brought out the best in hockey.”Ryan’s an inspiring young man. He’s special, he really is,” said Hextall, a former star goalie for the Flyers said. ”He’s not feeling sorry for himself.”Straschnitzki was among 10 survivors at the NHL Awards last week in Las Vegas at the invitation of the league and NHLPA. It was the first time so many Broncos had been together since the crash. They wore Humboldt jerseys and head coach Darcy Haugan, who was killed in the crash, was honored with the inaugural Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award.”They’re your brothers for life now,” Straschnitzki said. ”Just being able to see them, it’s like time froze. You’re in the room again, you’re just enjoying the moment being with them. We all heal in our own ways. Just being with them at the NHL awards was amazing.”Tom Straschnitzki said he’s tried to keep his son’s spirits high during the grueling rehabilitation process.”When he’s down, we just try to push him back up and keep him on the straight and narrow,” he said.Straschnitzki dreams of hitting the ice again Anders Lee Jersey , this time playing sledge hockey – basically hockey on sleds for players with physical disabilities.”It’s my life, so I’d love to do it,” he said.Straschnitzki has never wanted to distance himself from the sport he’s played since he was a boy. But finding his way back to hockey in any capacity perhaps remains a distant goal.”I know it’s going to take time,” he said. ”I just need to be patient.”— DENVER (AP) It seems nothing can stop Nathan MacKinnon during what’s been a career year. Not a shoulder injury that cost him eight games, and certainly not the Minnesota Wild.MacKinnon had two goals and three assists, Mikko Rantanen had a goal and three assists and the Avalanche beat Minnesota 7-1 on Friday night.The five points tied a career high for MacKinnon, who also set personal bests in goals (31) and assists (45) for the season. He reached the 30-goal mark for the first time in his five-year career.MacKinnon has seven goals and eight assists in seven games since returning from a shoulder injury Feb. 18. He was second in the NHL in scoring when he went down Jan. 30, and Friday’s five-point night moved him into fourth overall.”I don’t know what he did when he was gone but he clearly was doing something right because he’s come back in real good shape and he picked up where he left off,” linemate Gabriel Landeskog said.MacKinnon’s other five-point game was Nov. 16 against Washington.”I wish I didn’t miss those eight games, but I definitely do feel good,” MacKinnon said. ”Hopefully if we can make the playoffs, it’ll be a blessing. If we don’t, it won’t be. If we squeak in, I’ll be a little fresher than some of the other guys.”Tyson Barrie had a goal and an assist, and Landeskog, Carl Soderberg and Matt Nieto also scored to help Colorado gain ground in the Western Conference playoff race with its 13th win in 14 home games.The Avalanche jumped over idle St. Louis and stayed a point behind Anaheim for the second wild card with 75 points. The Ducks beat Columbus 4-2 on Friday.”We’re not just trying to chase the last wild card Andrew Ladd Jersey , we’re trying to be a team in the division and solidify a guaranteed spot – in the top three,” MacKinnon said.MacKinnon is trying to lead his team to the playoffs for the first time since 2014, when the Wild upset the No. 2-seeded Avalanche in seven games. He is giving the Wild some payback with eight points in the last two games.Colorado has scored seven goals in both home games against Minnesota.Mikko Koivu scored for the Wild, who have lost two straight after winning five in a row to move into third in the Central Division. Minnesota has a four-point lead on Colorado and has played one more game than the Avalanche.”Now when you lose one or two in a row teams are gaining on you all over the place,” Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau said.Devan Dubnyk allowed five goals on 17 shots before being replaced by Alex Stalock after Soderberg’s goal. Stalock had seven saves for the Wild, who have allowed seven goals in both games in Colorado this season.Landeskog and MacKinnon scored 2:26 apart midway through the first period to give Colorado a 2-0 lead, and then the Avalanche put it away in the second.After Barrie made it 3-0, MacKinnon, Soderberg and Rantanen each scored in a span of 4:32 to make it 6-0. Soderberg’s tally, which went off Eric Staal’s skate, chased Dubnyk.”I’d like to get the fourth one,” Dubnyk said. ”I don’t know what happened on the fifth one.”Koivu spoiled Semyon Varlamov’s shutout bid with his 12th goal at 17:07 of the second period. Varlamov finished with 31 saves.NOTES: Colorado C Colin Wilson suffered an upper-body injury in the second period and did not return. … Avalanche D Anton Lindholm returned after missing five games with an elbow injury. … Minnesota is 4-6-1 in the second night of back-to-back games. … Colorado announced it had signed D Connor Timmins to an entry-level contract that begins next season. Timmins was the Avalanche’s second-round draft pick last June. … Wild C Charlie Coyle turned 26 on Friday.UP NEXTWild: Host Detroit on Sunday.Avalanche: Host Nashville on Sunday.— rs.com/authentic-adidas-andrew-ladd-jersey]Andrew Ladd Jersey[/url] , we’re trying to be a team in the division and solidify a guaranteed spot – in the top three,” MacKinnon said.MacKinnon is trying to lead his team to the playoffs for the first time since 2014, when the Wild upset the No. 2-seeded Avalanche in seven games. He is giving the Wild some payback with eight points in the last two games.Colorado has scored seven goals in both home games against Minnesota.Mikko Koivu scored for the Wild, who have lost two straight after winning five in a row to move into third in the Central Division. Minnesota has a four-point lead on Colorado and has played one more game than the Avalanche.”Now when you lose one or two in a row teams are gaining on you all over the place,” Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau said.Devan Dubnyk allowed five goals on 17 shots before being replaced by Alex Stalock after Soderberg’s goal. Stalock had seven saves for the Wild, who have allowed seven goals in both games in Colorado this season.Landeskog and MacKinnon scored 2:26 apart midway through the first period to give Colorado a 2-0 lead, and then the Avalanche put it away in the second.After Barrie made it 3-0, MacKinnon, Soderberg and Rantanen each scored in a span of 4:32 to make it 6-0. Soderberg’s tally, which went off Eric Staal’s skate, chased Dubnyk.”I’d like to get the fourth one,” Dubnyk said. ”I don’t know what happened on the fifth one.”Koivu spoiled Semyon Varlamov’s shutout bid with his 12th goal at 17:07 of the second period. Varlamov finished with 31 saves.NOTES: Colorado C Colin Wilson suffered an upper-body injury in the second period and did not return. … Avalanche D Anton Lindholm returned after missing five games with an elbow injury. … Minnesota is 4-6-1 in the second night of back-to-back games. … Colorado announced it had signed D Connor Timmins to an entry-level contract that begins next season. Timmins was the Avalanche’s second-round draft pick last June. … Wild C Charlie Coyle turned 26 on Friday.UP NEXTWild: Host Detroit on Sunday.Avalanche: Host Nashville on Sunday.—
SUNRISE Youth Dustin Byfuglien Jersey , Fla. — will be ready when they visit the Florida Panthers on Thursday night, and that is — essentially — a promise.The Avs had an 11-game points streak snapped on Tuesday in a 6-3 loss at the Pittsburgh Penguins.“We have to have a short memory,” said Avs coach Jared Bednar after Colorado’s unbeaten string of 9-0-2 was broken. “That’s what we’ve been preaching. I don’t care what we did yesterday, the day before or the week before.Article continues below ...“I’m worried about the next game, and that’s the way our whole team thinks. That approach was how we were able to sustain our points streak.”Colorado’s approach has been working. After finishing last in the league in 2016-2017 with only 48 points, the Avs earned 95 points last season and made the playoffs. Their 47-point improvement ranks as the fourth-best in NHL history.Meanwhile, the Panthers started slowly last season and finished with a rush — only to fall one point short of the playoffs.They have started slowly again this season but have started to gain some momentum during their current eight-game home stretch. There are just two games left on this stand — the Avs on Thursday and the New York Rangers on Saturday.Of the 16 points available to the Panthers in those games, they have picked up eight so far (3-1-2), and they could leave with 12 if all goes well the rest of this week.On Tuesday, the Panthers (11-10-5) turned in their most decisive win of the season, routing the Boston Bruins 5-0.Mike Hoffman scored two goals http://www.officialhockeyjetsshop.com/authentic-adidas-jacob-trouba-jersey , Aleksander Barkov had three assists, and goalie Roberto Luongo returned from his second stint on injured reserve this season to record his 77th career shutout, taking sole possession of ninth place on the all-time NHL list.“It was great to have ‘Lu’ back in there,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said of Luongo, who made 32 saves in his first appearance since Nov. 23. “You could see he was in full control back there. His rebound control was amazing. There weren’t many second chances laying around his crease.”Luongo has played just 10 games this season due to a pair of lower-body injuries.Assuming he plays on Thursday — Boughner may be careful with the 39-year-old goalie and opt to start James Reimer instead — he will face an Avs team that leads the Western Conference with 10 road wins.The Avalanche are 10-5-2 on the road and 16-7-5 overall. With 37 points, the Avs are second in the Western Conference, trailing only the Nashville Predators (39 points).Florida, with 27 points, entered Wednesday tied with the Ottawa Senators for last place in the Atlantic Division. The Panthers’ offense is led by Hoffman, who was acquired from Ottawa in a steal of a trade this past offseason and has a team-high 14 goals. He also has 26 points in his past 24 games.Panthers winger Jonathan Huberdeau is also hot with six straight multi-point games. He had one goal and two assists on Tuesday and has three goals and 11 assists during his streak. Huberdeau can tie Pavel Bure’s franchise record with a multi-point game his next time out.Colorado can counter with perhaps the top line in the NHL — center Nathan MacKinnon and wingers Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen.This Avs trio ranks 1-2-3 on the team in points: Rantanen with 11 goals and team highs in assists (35) and points (46); MacKinnon with a team-high 19 goals and 43 points; and Landeskog with 16 goals and 31 points.All three of them are age 26 or younger, and MacKinnon Austin Czarnik Jersey Womens , 23, finished second in the Hart Trophy voting last season and also second in the NHL in points per game. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pep talk by new coach Scott Gordon has helped turn James van Riemsdyk’s game around.Van Riemsdyk recorded a hat trick, and Nolan Patrick had two goals and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.Van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal with 7:56 left in the second period, scored on a deflection late in the second and added an empty-net goal 1:17 remaining in the third. He has five goals and two assists during a three-game point streak after having just one point in his previous seven games.The Flyers’ big offseason signing, van Riemsdyk had slumped and stood at six goals through 27 games when interim coach Gordon had a heart-to-heart with the veteran center following Philadelphia’s 5-3 loss at Washington last Tuesday in a game in which van Riemsdyk was demoted to the fourth line.“It was nice to get clarification,” said van Riemsdyk, who signed a five-year, $35 million contract last summer. “Sometimes you don’t even realize you’re not doing it the way they want you to do it.”Gordon, who replaced Dave Hakstol last month, was an assistant in Toronto, where van Riemsdyk prospered. The coach wanted to see van Riemsdyk get back to what worked with the Maple Leafs Josh Morrissey Jersey , particularly making his presence felt in front of the net.“It’s one of the areas I felt he can be better,” Gordon said. “I know what he’s capable of. I can fall back to Toronto, what I saw there and what I wasn’t seeing here.”Van Riemsdyk’s first tally, a power-play goal with 7:56 left in the first period, turned the tide after Minnesota jumped to a quick 2-0 lead. Philadelphia’s power play came in ranked 30th, connecting at just 12.8 percent, and Gordon made major changes by installing five forwards onto the top unit. It paid off when van Riemsdyk deflected Jakub Voracek’s slap shot to pull the Flyers within 2-1. The goal was upheld after a video challenge by Minnesota.“It’s nice to see we were able to score in bunches tonight,” van Riemsdyk said.Philadelphia tied a season high for goals.Wayne Simmonds also had two goals for the Flyers. It was just the second win in the last 11 games for Philadelphia, which began Monday with the fewest points in the league.Jason Zucker, Marcus Foligno, Joel Eriksson Ek and Ryan Suter scored for Minnesota. The Wild dropped to 0-5-1 against Metropolitan Division teams.“You can’t make the mistakes we’re making out there and hope to win a hockey game http://www.officialhockeyjetsshop.com/authentic-adidas-kyle-connor-jersey ,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said.Philadelphia outscored the Wild 3-1 in a busy second period.Foligno struck first, following his own miss from right in front of Carter Hart, to give Minnesota a 3-2 lead.Patrick entered without a goal in 24 straight games before the first of his two scores tied it at 3. Then he made it 4-3 with 4:32 remaining with a highlight-worthy play. Travis Sanheim took the initial slapper from the point, and Patrick moved his stick between his own legs and shot behind his back after the rebound caromed hard off the back boards for his seventh of the season.“That’s something you practice in the summer,” Patrick said.Asked if he had ever scored a goal like that, Patrick said: “In a beer league.”Simmonds lifted a shot over Devan Dubnyk with 5.2 seconds left. Boudreau pulled Dubnyk after the second, replacing him with Alex Stalock.A fluky goal with 11:42 left in the third pulled the Wild within 5-4. An attempted clearance from in front of Hart bounced off Suter and back into the goal. It was waved off at first, but the officials reversed their initial decision after a video replay showed that Eric Staal was pushed into Hart by defenseman Robert Hagg.Simmonds answered with his second of the game 2:25 later on a breakaway.Notes: Scott Laughton had three assists, while Giroux had two. … Philadelphia D Andrew MacDonald returned after missing the last six games with a lower-body injury. … Philadelphia improved to 9-9-3 against Western Conference teams.UP NEXTWild: Host Los Angeles on Tuesday night.Flyers: Host Boston on Wednesday night.
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Tyson Barrie has recorded four assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 7-2-1 Edmonton Oilers Hats Authentic , averaging 3.7 goals, 6.2 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .927 save percentage.Avalanche: 6-3-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.4 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.7 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game with a .943 save percentage.Avalanche Injuries: Mikko Rantanen: day to day (undisclosed), Gabriel Landeskog: out (upper body) Custom Edmonton Oilers Jerseys , Matt Nieto: out (lower body).Golden Knights Injuries: Marc-Andre Fleury: day to day (lower body), Pierre-Edouard Bellemare: day to day (undisclosed), Max Pacioretty: day to day (lower body). UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Lightning and their high-flying offense hadn’t been shut out all season. The Islanders blanked them for 65 minutes, but it still wasn’t enough.Victor Hedman scored the only goal in shootout Friday night to lift Tampa Bay past New York 1-0 after both goaltenders put on a spectacular display in regulation and overtime.Hedman beat Thomas Greiss on the first attempt for the league-best Lightning.The Islanders had a power play at 3:23 of overtime when Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov was called for cross-checking but couldn’t convert.Greiss and Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy put on a save-for-save clinic before the shootout. Greiss made 41 saves while Vasilevskiy stopped 36 shots. Vasilevskiy turned away three more during the shootout.“Both goaltenders were outstanding,” Islanders coach Barry Trotz said. “It was a well-played hockey game.”The Islanders, who lead the Metropolitan Division www.officialhockeypanthersshop.com , came in having won of 15 of their last 19 games, including five of six heading into the All-Star break and their subsequent bye week. They hadn’t played since losing at Chicago in a shootout on Jan. 22.“There was a little bit of a playoff-feel type of game with the number one team in the league coming to your building,” Islanders captain Anders Lee said.The Lightning were coming off their first game back, a 4-2 loss at Pittsburgh on Wednesday. And when they last played the Islanders, Tampa Bay was smothered 5-1 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Jan. 13.“We knew what happened last time we played them. We were expecting a better effort and we definitely got it,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “And a 0-0 game is a pretty exciting one.”Tampa Bay outshot the Islanders 14-11 in the first period with Greiss made a number of strong saves, denying Lightning captain Steven Stamkos from in close on the power play and stopping Yanni Gourde from the doorstep.Greiss also was in goal for the Islanders when the Islanders won in Brooklyn on Jan. 13.“I think we played two great games against them Florida Panthers T-Shirts Authentic ,” Greiss said. “It is a confidence boost for us.”In the second period, the Islanders had two power-play chances but couldn’t convert.The chippy contest continued with the goaltenders on top of their games as each team registered 10 shots in the middle stanza.Vasilevskiy made a spectacular save on Valtteri Filppula midway through the second period, sprawling to his left to deny the Finnish forward.“I thought we played really good defensively,” said the 24-year-old netminder. “Both goalies played well.”In the third, the Lightning came out flying with 10 shots on Greiss in the first five minutes.Greiss denied Brayden Point with a left pad save off a tic-tac-toe setup from linemates Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov.He made stops on Mathieu Joseph and Ryan McDonagh to keep the game scoreless.Vasilevskiy was equally stellar, robbing Mathew Barzal from in front and stopping Josh Bailey on a follow-up.He also made a sharp glove save on Islanders captain Anders Lee with 2:11 left in regulation.The Lightning had a 40-32 shots advantage heading into overtime.Trotz was asked if the riveting scoreless draw made him miss ties.“A little bit because we’re a team sport and we preach team in everything we do. With a penalty shot, you sort of lose the effect of a game Florida Panthers Hoodies Authentic ,” Trotz said. “But from the fans’ standpoint, they want to see an end result. And part of what’s theirs is the shootout.”NOTES: The Islanders scratched Fs Tom Kuhnhackl and Ross Johnston plus D Luca Sbisa and continued to be without injured F Andrew Ladd and D Thomas Hickey. … Tampa Bay scratched Fs Ryan Callahan and Danick Martel and D Anton Stralman. … The Islanders were 8-2-1 in January and have a winning record each month this season.UP NEXTIslanders: Host the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.Lightning: Visit the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) Custom Minnesota Wild Jerseys , Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson is an expert when it comes to knowing what the NHL looks for when punishing someone for a dangerous hit, and he thinks Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman could be in trouble.Wilson, who served a three-game suspension earlier this postseason, spoke out about the way Stralman slammed him into the glass in the first period of what turned into a 4-2 victory for Tampa Bay over Washington in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final on Tuesday night.Stralman was sent to the penalty box for boarding on the play.”It’s a vulnerable position. There’s no doubt there’s contact with my head. If I’m wearing a helmet from five years ago, I think I’m probably unconscious. So we’ll see what they say,” Wilson said, referring to the possibility of the league’s department of player safety reviewing the matter.On the play, Wilson was facing the glass not too far from the Capitals’ bench when Stralman hit him from behind. Wilson dropped to the ice and put his right glove to his helmet.After the game, which allowed the Lightning to cut their series deficit to 2-1 www.officialcanadiensprostore.com , Wilson talked about the ”goose egg on the side of my head” and acknowledged, ”It took me a little bit to collect myself.”He said the hit included ”everything I’ve heard all year: He sees (jersey) numbers for a good amount of time, and he elevates through the back of my shoulder and head.”Capitals coach Barry Trotz referred to those as ”red flags,” and added, ”I understand where Tom’s coming from, no question.””That’s a lot of `don’ts’ for me. From what they’ve been telling me, that’s a lot of `don’ts.’ If I make that hit, 100 percent I’m probably sitting out. So we’ll see. It’s playoffs. It’s an intense time of year,” Wilson said. ”I don’t think he’s a malicious player Montreal Canadiens T-Shirts Authentic , at all. But it’s a pretty dangerous hit. I think a lot of people will say that.”The game was scoreless at the time of that hit, but Tampa Bay would go on to take a 3-0 lead en route to the victory. Wilson thought that Stralman’s play might have set a tone that affected the way play went.”(When) someone gets run from behind, for the next couple shifts, you might be a little more tentative coming back for pucks,” Wilson said. ”We’ve got to play through it. There’s going to be emotion.”Senior vice president of player safety George Parros was at Tuesday’s game. During the season, Parros and Wilson met for about an hour to go over video clips of various hits so the player could understand what the league is watching for.During Washington’s elimination of two-time reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh in the second round of the playoffs, Wilson missed three games after breaking Penguins rookie Zach Aston-Reese’s jaw in a violent collision.Wilson also was forced to sit out two preseason games following a late hit on an opponent, then was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for boarding a player shortly after his return.— Two teams coming off disappointing opening-night losses will look to get to the .500 mark Saturday night when the Vegas Golden Knights start a five-game road trip against the Minnesota Wild.Vegas’ 5-2 loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday evening was surprising for several reasons, not the least of which was that goalie Marc-Andre Fleury lasted just 30:11. That was long enough for Philadelphia to pump five goals past him on just 16 shots.“We left him out to dry there Montreal Canadiens Hoodies Authentic ,” Golden Knights left winger Max Pacioretty said. “That’s frustrating. He’s the backbone of this team, so it’s frustrating when you leave your best player out to dry like that and we’ll make it up to him.”Article continues below ...After making it to the Stanley Cup Finals in its expansion season, Vegas loaded up for another run by acquiring Pacioretty from Montreal and inking Paul Stastny as a free agent in the offseason. They basically took the place of James Neal and David Perron, who are now skating in Calgary and St. Louis, respectively.There was no immediate impact by Pacioretty and Stastny in their Golden Knights debut. Neither scored a point, both were minus one and they combined for just four shots on goal.Vegas center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare referred to the loss as a slap in the face. Coach Gerard Gallant said it’s just a matter of the team getting back to work.“I think the expectations started late last year when we got into the playoffs,” Gallant said. “We were a good team. We know we’re a pretty good team again this year … obviously, things didn’t go our way tonight at all.”They also didn’t go Minnesota’s way in Denver, where not even another Zach Parise opening-night marker and a terrific performance by goalie Devan Dubnyk could save the Wild from a 4-1 loss to Colorado.Parise’s tap-in marker just 6:14 into the game marked his 10th goal on opening night Montreal Canadiens Hats Authentic , second among active players. He nearly notched his 11th to snap a 1-1 tie in the second period, but his backhand bat of a rebound caromed off the right post.“That’s where he’s made his living,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said of Parise. “He goes to the front of the net, he’s going to score a lot of goals. That’s what he did.”While Parise scored, Dubnyk mostly denied. He made 36 saves on 38 shots, keeping Minnesota in contention for two points on a night where it was outshot 40-21. Among his best saves were a glorious glove stop of Nathan MacKinnon and a sprawling pad save on a Colin Wilson attempt that seemed certain to find net.But two empty-netters in the last 1:53 tagged the Wild with a loss that it probably deserved, given the Avalanche’s nearly 2-to-1 advantage in shots on net.The good news for Minnesota is that it’s entering a home-heavy stretch of its schedule. Saturday’s game kicks off the first of two three-game homestands in the next three weeks. Of the next nine games, seven will be played at Xcel Energy Center.
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(AP) —from Steven Stamkos sent the Tampa Bay Lightning into their extended All-Star break with another victory.Stamkos scored a pair of goals in the third period and Tampa Bay beat San Jose 6-3 Saturday night.NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov added a pair of assists.Victor Hedman finished with a goal and two points.Alex Killorn, Mathieu Joseph and Yanni Gourde also scored for Tampa Bay, which is 6-2 since the Sharks ended the Lightning’s 16-game streak of consecutive games with a point on Jan. 5.Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves and recorded his 20th victory of the season.Evander Kane had two goals, and Marcus Sorenson also scored for the Sharks, who dropped their second consecutive game since winning seven in a row.Martin Jones stopped 20 shots and had his personal eight-game winning streak halted.“I didn’t think the score was super indicative of how the game went,” said Kane David Perron Jersey Womens , who has four goals in two games against Tampa Bay this season. “I thought we carried the play to be honest for most of the game. But every mistake we made or when we took penalties, they capitalized on those opportunities.”San Jose played without All-Star defenseman Erik Karlsson, who was a late scratch despite participating in warmups.“He’s been dealing with something for a little while here and he felt that he was going to be able to play through and just couldn’t,” Sharks’ coach Peter DeBoer said. “We’ll see how he feels (Sunday). I don’t have a full report on what is it. We’re not going to risk anything with him.”DeBoer indicated shutting down Karlsson for the final two games before the All-Star break is an option they will consider.The Lightning pulled away in the third on a pair of goals from Stamkos. He took a pass from Kucherov and scored on a wrist shot high to the stick side at 5:08, and added a power-play goal with a one-timer off a pass from Hedman at 14:15 for his 26th goal of the season. Stamkos reached the 25-goal mark for the ninth time in his career.“It’s been a lot of fun contributing to the team with the season we’ve been having so far as a team,” Stamkos said. “I got off to a little bit of a slow start Jimmy Hayes Jersey Womens , but I feel in rounding out my game, I’ve found myself putting myself into better positions to create offense and score some more goals.”Kucherov’s two assists gave him a league-leading 56 on the season. He has 78 points overall.Joseph opened the scoring for the Lightning with his 12th of the season, taking a rebound of a shot by Anthony Cirelli and netting a backhand at 3:32. Killorn made it 2-0 on another rebound at 17:51.Kane cut the lead in half with a power-play goal with 20.1 seconds left in the first period.San Jose tied the game on the opening shift of the second period as Kane pounced on his own rebound off the end boards 58 seconds in.But Gourde answered at 7:29, while Hedman scored a power-play goal at 12:01 to regain the two-goal edge.“You have the 2-0 lead and give it up, that’s tough,” Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said. “But I thought we settled down (after the tying goal) and (Gourde) gets a big one to give us the lead. I liked the way we weathered the emotions of ‘we coughed up the lead now we need to go get it back.’ It showed a little maturity.”NOTES: Lightning RW Yanni Gourde scored his first goal since Dec. 29. . Sharks’ D Marc-Edouard Vlasic missed his ninth consecutive game with a wrist injury. . Tampa Bay played its final game before going into its bye week. . Marcus Sorensen is the eighth San Jose player to reach 10 goals on the season. . Tampa Bay has held the top spot in the NHL standings continuously since Dec. 2.UP NEXTSharks: At Florida Panthers on TuesdayLightning: At Pittsburgh on Jan. 30 WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though the Washington Capitals didn’t have peak emotional energy from the drop of the puck Chris Bigras Jersey Womens , they had Braden Holtby.They’re used to this by now.Holtby stopped 35 of the 36 shots he faced to compensate for the slow start by his teammates, and the defending Stanley Cup champions beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Sunday afternoon to snap a two-game skid. The 2016 Vezina Trophy winner was in late-season form to help the Capitals kill off three of four Philadelphia power plays and avoid what would have been their first three-game losing streak since January.“That’s a story line that we’re privileged to have sometimes is that when we’re not at our best, we’ve got one of the best if not the best in the league back there making up for some of our mistakes,” said winger Tom Wilson, who scored his 22nd goal of the season. “That’s what a goalie’s for. He’s the last line of defense. We’re lucky to have him.”Travis Boyd and Jakub Vrana also scored for the Capitals, who guaranteed themselves remaining in first place in the Metropolitan Division on Monday when they’re scheduled to visit President Donald Trump at the White House. Holtby is one of two players who have said they will not attend.Washington lacked some intensity the past two games after a showdown with the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. The Flyers took the play to them at times despite being on the second half of a back-to-back and having their playoff chances reduced to almost none in recent days.Jakub Voracek scored a power-play goal and Brian Elliott made 27 saves for Philadelphia Jack Johnson Jersey Womens , which made a run from near the bottom of the league before running out of gas.“We battled hard to get back in the standings and give ourselves a chance to make the playoffs,” Flyers captain Claude Giroux said. “It’s going to be real tough to get in. Two weeks ago, I think we had confidence in our group. We liked the way we were playing, and last two weeks it hasn’t gone our way.”Washington is trying to avoid an ill-timed slump after losing top-four defenseman Michal Kempny for an indefinite period of time with a lower-body injury. With Kempny out, Capitals coach Todd Reirden mixed up his defensive pairings against the Flyers, moving All-Star John Carlson to his off side to play with fellow righty Nick Jensen.“I think everyone knows how skilled he is and his capabilities out there Brett Howden Jersey Womens , so it’s not surprising that he can play his off side,” Jensen said of Carlson. “It doesn’t matter who I’m out there with. I think all the D are really great and easy to play with.”NOTES: The Capitals swept the season series against the Flyers for just the second time in franchise history. … The start of the game was delayed several minutes as officials sorted out a lineup discrepancy. Philadelphia initially had Justin Bailey listed as a scratch, but he was in the lineup in place of Phil Varone. … Capitals C Evgeny Kuznetsov played after missing Saturday’s practice with an illness and LW Carl Hagelin returned after missing Friday’s game against Minnesota with an illness. … The sickness going around the team coupled with Kempny’s injury led the Capitals to call up D Tyler Lewington as an extra body. … Captain Alex Ovechkin remained stuck on 48 goals as he looks for his eighth career 50-goal season.UP NEXTFlyers: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.Capitals: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday in the first half of a home-and-home series.