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BERLIN -- Schalke ended Bayer Leverkusens winning start to the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 2-0 win that relieves the pressure on coach Jens Keller following the clubs poor league start. Authentic NHL Jerseys . "Im very proud of the team," Keller said. "We were getting it in the ears so much. It was always a problem of mentality." Marco Hoeger scored against the run of play for the home side in the 30th, when he got a slight touch with the back of his head to Jefferson Farfans free kick. Son Heung-min came closest for Leverkusen in the second half, but was denied by a good save from Timo Hildebrand, before new signing Dennis Aogo called Bernd Leno into action at the other end. Farfan secured his sides first win of the season with a penalty in the 83rd, after he had dusted himself off from Emir Spahics poorly executed challenge in the area. "Im delighted that we were able to get the three points. The team performance was outstanding," said Kevin-Prince Boateng, who started for Schalke after switching from AC Milan the day before. The loss ended Leverkusens club record eight-game winning streak in the Bundesliga. "We were lacking the drive we had in the last games," said Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voeller. Earlier Saturday, Hamburger SV defeated promoted Eintracht Braunschweig 4-0 to buy Thorsten Fink some breathing space after his side mimicked Schalkes start to the season. "Now we have a bit of peace for the first time in two weeks," said Fink, whose side had conceded nine goals and claimed just one point from its previous three games. Rafael van der Vaart slid in ahead of a defender to poke home the opening goal in the seventh minute, and Jacques Zoua made it 2-0 with a tap-in 10 minutes later after some shoddy defending from the visitors. Hakan Calhanoglu scored in the 80th, one minute after coming on as a substitute, when Daniel Davari failed to hold his speculative effort, and Calhanoglu then wrapped up his sides first win of the season with a fine free kick in injury time. "I always wanted to score two goals in a Bundesliga game. Today is a dream come true for me," said the 19-year-old Calhanoglu. Hannover came from behind to defeat Mainz 4-1 and end the visitors winning start to the season. Mainz midfielder Nicolai Mueller scored his fifth of the season in the 12th, when a wayward clearance form Marcelo allowed Christoph Moritz set him up. But Mame Diouf equalized with a header in the 31st, despite Johannes Geis effort to clear off the line, Artur Sobiech made it 2-1 after Lars Stindl eluded three defenders to set him up, Didier Ya Konan scored after a well-worked move in the 80th, and Edgar Prib wrapped up the win three minutes later. Borussia Moenchengladbach defeated Werder Bremen 4-1, with Juan Arango opening the scoring in the 36th after a great pass from Granit Xhaka, and Raffael scoring from a rebound in the 53rd. Havard Nordtveits own goal gave the visitors some hope in the 69th, only for Max Kruse to score five minutes later and Patrick Herrmann to wrap it up in the 85th. Wolfsburg defeated visiting Hertha Berlin 2-0 through Ivica Olics 42nd-minute strike, and a penalty earned and converted by Diego before the break. "What bothers me is that we werent able to get the third or fourth goal in the second half," Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking said. Kevin Vogts 84th-minute goal was enough for Augsburg to win 1-0 at Nuremberg, which had Javier Pinola sent off for a second yellow card in the 76th. The Argentine was furious with the decision and could see further sanctions for his reaction. "The late goal wasnt so good for the nerves," Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl said. Borussia Dortmund visits Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday, when Stuttgart hosts Hoffenheim. Defending champion Bayern Munich drew 1-1 with Freiburg on Tuesday in a game moved forward because of Fridays UEFA Super Cup. Cheap NHL Jerseys . How foolishly wrong I was. Forget the now inherent corruption and back handed favours that plague the beautiful game. Goal Line Technology? Youre having a laugh. As for them penalty cheating bandits, footballs lawmakers upend them by awarding the penalty to the opponent each time a player attempts to con the referee into awarding ghost penalties. NHL Jerseys China . However, after review it became clear Kadri kicked the puck in.ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers have asked the NFL to approve joint practice sessions during training camp this season and next year. Buffalo coach Doug Marrone said holding practices against another team is something hes done in the past and "truly believes in." The Steelers would host the Bills this summer at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., then wwould visit the Bills camp at St. NHL Jerseys 2020. . John Fisher College outside Rochester, N.Y. in 2015. The Steelers held joint training camp practices with the Washington Redskins in the 1980s and 1990s. Marrone said he thinks the practices could provide "a good working relationship for both teams." The exact dates will be determined after the NFL preseason schedule is release. ' ' '
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TORONTO - Daniel Winniks head hit the ice and he briefly lost consciousness. Jose Peraza Jersey . Before he was taken off on a stretcher last Thursday night, he was able to tell the training staff about the entire play that led to his fall.Winnik never felt numb and never had any pain in his neck. By the intermission, he was walking around the visiting locker-room at Pepsi Center in Denver and telling his Toronto Maple Leafs teammates he was OK.After being held out of two games over the weekend for precautionary reasons, Winnik skated by himself Monday, took part in Tuesdays practice and could be back in the lineup Wednesday against the Boston Bruins. He considers himself lucky to have come away from the incident unscathed.Usually you see plays like that and someone laying on the ice and you expect like a concussion or something, Winnik said. I was fully aware of what was going on. I remember the hit. Obviously just went out for a little bit. But I felt fine, I wasnt dizzy, didnt have a headache or anything.The medical staff held Winnik out of the rest of the Leafs 4-3 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche and then coach Randy Carlyle was told Winnik shouldnt play Saturday or Sunday.They provided us with a timetable in which they thought was best prescribed in this situation, so thats what you have to follow, Carlyle said. In the world of sports, the concussion issue is talked about in a bunch of different ways, and this to us was not something that we had any other way other than what the medical staff and the doctors prescribed.The 29-year-old forward seemed to be fitting in extremely well since signing a one-year deal with Toronto in the off-season. Winnik has a goal and six assists in his first 13 games and in the process forced his way further up the lineup than Carlyle expected.Still, Winnik didnt object to sitting out two games just to be safe.I completely agreed with the training staff on that, he said. As much as I wanted to play, I understand it. Its the best thing to do going forward. Why risk it, its silly to say, just for two games. I know its two important games, but down the road itll benefit me more.The Leafs won each game, beating the New York Rangers 5-4 and then the Ottawa Senators 5-3. Coming up Wednesday is a rematch with the rival Boston Bruins, who embarrassed the Leafs 4-1 at Air Canada Centre on Oct. 25.It was a lot of stupidity and guys will admit that, centre Nazem Kadri said of the teams performance that night against Boston. Just being in the wrong place at the wrong time and just kind of having a couple brain cramps here and there that end up in the back of your net.If Winnik plays, hes expected to be back on the second line alongside Kadri and right-winger David Clarkson. Thats where he skated Tuesday, giving the indication that he should be good to face Boston.Carlyle said doctors would make an assessment of Winniks condition after Wednesdays morning skate and then again after pre-game warm-ups.The possibility of Winnik returning so quickly seemed like a longshot last week.Its just one of those instances where you get lucky, defenceman Cody Franson said. That was a big scare for all of us. Any time you can get a guy back like that and where he looks OK, its a big relief for the group.Winnik was relieved almost right away. Other than an interference penalty, he didnt think former teammate Jan Hejda had any ill intent on the play, and the Colorado defenceman later reached out to make sure Winnik was fine.Fully aware of his surroundings, Winnik called it a rare scene for a hockey rink to be so silent. After watching the replay of himself going to the ice headfirst the next day, he could understand why.Its tough to see yourself laying on the ice like that, Winnik said.Notes: Winger David Booth, who has been out six weeks with a broken foot, skated with strength and conditioning coach Anthony Belza again Tuesday. Its unclear when he might rejoin the Leafs for practice, Carlyle said. ... The coach also said winger Joffrey Lupul is at least a week away from rejoining the team on the ice. Lupul recently had a cast removed from his broken right hand, but is having another smaller cast put on.———Follow @SWhyno on Twitter. Jimmy Herget Jersey . -- Coyotes coach Dave Tippett thinks of one thing when he watches Eastern Conference teams struggle against Western opponents before they get to Phoenix: His team must keep pace. Chris Sabo Jersey . After deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league would consider pulling out of Sochi if something "significant" happens before players arrive, those set to participate are trying not to worry about that scenario.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Celtics will continue their three-game road trip Friday against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Celtics opened the trip with an 89-81 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday and halted a three-game slide in the process. Avery Bradley scored 21 points and Tyler Zeller added 18 in the win. Jeff Green and Marcus Smart scored eight points apiece for Boston, which made 39.8 percent of its shots and turned the ball over only seven times. The Celtics stopped a four-game slide on the road and scored 49 points in the second half to put the Nets away. Weve played some of our best basketball when behind, said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. Just keep playing, keep figuring it out, grinding it out. Boston won for the second time in the last nine games and will close the road trip Saturday against the Toronto Raptors. The Celtics are 4-10 away from home this season. Meanwhile, the Pacers are back home briefly following a four-game road trip (2-2) and suffered a 117-102 loss at Golden State on Wednesday. Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson scorred 40 points, while Stephen Curry had 21 points and 15 assists. Cesar Cedeno Jersey. Indiana was led by Solomon Hills 21 points and David West contributed 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Donald Sloan and Luis Scola posted 14 points apiece off the bench in defeat. The Pacers, who had an 11-point lead in the second quarter against the best team in the NBA and allowed 67 points in the last two periods, played most of the game without center Roy Hibbert after he sprained his left ankle midway through the first quarter. Hibbert didnt return to the court. Hell be day-to-day, Indiana coach Frank Vogel said. He could barely walk on it so well see how he responds. Indiana guards Rodney Stuckey (groin) and C.J. Watson (foot) are questionable for Fridays game. The Pacers are 7-9 at home and will hit the road to Philadelphia Saturday for a matchup with the 76ers. Indiana dropped a 101-98 decision at Boston on Nov. 7, as Jared Sullinger scored 17 points to pace the hosts and Chris Copeland tallied 17 points for the Pacers. The Pacers had won the previous four games in this series. ' ' '
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SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, the winningest trio in NBA post-season history, shared hugs. Where to Buy Cheap Jerseys . Players wrapped themselves in flags from around world, a reminder that the San Antonio Spurs look far beyond the border to build champions, as confetti fell from above. Painfully denied 12 months ago by the Miami Heat, this victory party was worth the wait. "It makes last year OK," Duncan said. The Spurs finished off a dominant run to their fifth NBA championship Sunday night, ending the Heats two-year title reign with a 104-87 victory that wrapped up the series in five games. "We had a great first quarter, but from that point on they were the better team, and thats why theyre the champions in 2014," said LeBron James, who led the Heat with 31 points and 10 rebounds. San Antonio erased an early 16-point deficit and routed Miami for the fourth time in the series, denying the Heats quest for a third straight championship. A year after the Spurs suffered their only loss in six finals appearances -- a heartbreaking seven-game defeat -- they turned the rematch into no match at all. "We wanted to redeem ourselves. Im just glad we were able to do that," Parker said. Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999, 2003, 05 and 07. They nearly had another last year, but couldnt hold off the Heat. "Ive said many times, a day didnt go by where I didnt think about Game 6," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of the turning point in last years finals. "So I think, just in general, for the group to have the fortitude that they showed to get back to this spot, I think speaks volumes about how theyre constituted and what kind of fiber they have." Not to mention tons of talent, and perhaps the best coaching in the game. "They played exquisite basketball this series and in particular these last three games and they are the better team. Theres no other way to say it," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. The Spurs won four titles in nine years, but hadnt been back on top since 2007, making Foreigners "Feels Like the First Time" an appropriate song choice after the final buzzer. Duncan and Popovich have been here for all of them, and it was the fourth for Parker and Ginobili, who with Duncan are once again the reigning the Big Three in the NBA. Chris Bosh finished with 13 points and Dwyane Wade just 11 on 4-of-12 shooting for the Heat. The painful conclusion to last years NBA Finals served as the fuel for this one, powering the Spurs to a league-best 62-win season and a rematch with Miami -- the first in the finals since Chicago beat Utah in 1997-98. Round 2 went to the Spurs, but both teams have challenges to navigate if there is to be a rubber match. San Antonio will face questions -- as it has for years -- about the age of its core, and whether Duncan, Ginobili and Popovich want to stick around. The Heat will brace for the potential free agency of James, Wade and Bosh, and will need younger, fresher pieces around the three All-Stars if they all stay. But this moment belongs to the Spurs. Playing a methodical, albeit winning, style for many years made San Antonio respected, but never beloved. The Spurs were TV ratings killers, casual viewers finding them not much fun to watch. But Popovich opened up the offence a few years ago, making the Spurs an easy-to-like, tough-to-beat group that thrives on ball movement and 3-point shooting. "You showed the world how beautiful this game is," Commissioner Adam Silver told the Spurs during the postgame award ceremony. A decade and a half after winning their first title in 1999, when Duncan was in his second season, the Spurs remain the NBAs model organization, a small-market team that simply wins big and hardly ever does it with a high draft pick. Instead, they found players overseas or in other organizations who would fit the Spurs way of doing things and mesh with the Duncan, Parker and Ginobili, who have teamed for 117 postseason victories. That included Leonard, acquired in a draft-night trade with Indiana after playing at San Diego State, and Patty Mills, an Australian national who scored 17 points off the bench. In the end, the Spurs made winning their fifth title look stunningly easy -- much to the delight of the home crowd. After the slow start, they had their fans standing, chanting and dancing much of the second half. Notes: It was the Spurs 12th win by 15 or more points, most ever in a post-season. The Spurs outscored opponents by 214 points in the post-season. ... Miami had won 11 straight series, tied for the fifth-longest streak in NBA history. Where Can Buy Cheap Jerseys . -- The Atlanta Braves added to their extensive wave of long-term deals with their young stars on Sunday by agreeing to a $42 million, four-year contract with All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel. Where can one buy good quality but cheap jerseys .C. -- Carter Ashton had a pair of goals and added an assist as the Toronto Marlies downed the Charlotte Checkers 5-2 on Saturday in the American Hockey League. ST. LOUIS -- Lance Lynn dug another early hole. The St. Louis Cardinals offence climbed right out of it. Lynn gave up three first-inning runs for the second straight time against the Cincinnati Reds, but again came away a winner. When hes on the mound, the other pitcher often suffers. "Theres no secret that he gets good run production," manager Mike Matheny said after the Cardinals rallied for a 7-5 victory on Tuesday night. "Its hard to explain with Lance. I think some guys just have a knack of being in the right place when weve got a lot of offensive support." Matt Holliday hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning that glanced off right fielder Jay Bruces glove on the warning track. "I just jumped a tad early," Bruce said. "Error or not, its a ball I should have caught and I expect to catch." Yadier Molina homered and Peter Bourjos had three hits and an RBI to help the Cardinals clinch their 26th series win to go with three losses and two splits since 2003 at Busch Stadium against Cincinnati. Theyre 4-1 against the Reds already this year, leaving a top division rival scuffling at 2-6 overall. "Theres not a whole lot of blatantly one-sided games, its one or two mistakes here or there," Reds starter Homer Bailey said. "We cant think about what we do here or what we do just against them. "Across the board, we just need to get better." Bruce had a two-run triple in the first, Billy Hamiltons second hit of the season drove in a run and Ryan Ludwick had two RBIs for the Reds. The Reds squandered a 4-0 second-inning lead by the bottom half of the inning. The Cardinals averaged 5.67 runs in Lynns starts last year, third-most in the National League, and have scored seven both outings this year. "The offence was able to pick me up again," Lynn said. "Thats the beautiful thing about baseball, you can have a sub-par pitching performance and great offensive night." Trevor Rosenthal finished for his third save in three chances. What is the best Chinese web site for cheap Jerseys. Bruce appeared to have a bead on Hollidays two-out drive with two on against Logan Ondrusek (0-1), but had to jump a bit at the last instant and the ball glanced off his glove as the Cardinals took a 6-5 lead. Bourjos added an RBI single in the seventh off J.J. Hoover. Both starters scuffled, just as they did in the second game of the season in Cincinnati. Lynn has surrendered eight runs in 11 innings and Bailey has permitted eight runs on 16 hits and five walks in 9 1-3 innings. "So far at the beginning of games I havent been able to get that rhythm that I would like," Lynn said. "Ive had it later in games and I need to get a better rhythm out of the gate and Ill be all right." Lynn is 5-1 for his career against the Reds, including three wins last year. Bailey is 5-10 against the Cardinals. "Tonight, I definitely feel like I deserve the loss," Bailey said. "I guess you can always say its still early but every single game counts." Joey Votto and Bruce had one-out hits in the fifth ahead of Ludwicks run-scoring groundout for a 5-4 lead. Cardinals leadoff man Matt Carpenter had two hits, an RBI and was hit by a pitch against Bailey. Hes 13 for 22 against the right-hander. Notes: It was 61 degrees for the first pitch, a 12-degree improvement over the home opener Monday. ... The Cardinals received World Series rings in a pre-game ceremony. "Im going to be wearing this one," manager Mike Matheny said. "My fingers have been busted up pretty bad, so they dont hold rings real well. But Im going to make sure this one stays with me for a while." ... Shelby Miller (0-1, 8.44) opposes Mike Leake (0-1, 5.40) in the series finale Wednesday afternoon. Miller gave up three solo homers in his first start at Pittsburgh. Leake makes his ninth start against the Cardinals but just his second on the road. ... Rehabbing Reds reliever Sean Marshall (shoulder) is scheduled to throw an inning at extended spring training Wednesday. ' ' '
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PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles released wide receiver Jason Avant on Tuesday. Reggie Sanders Jersey . Avant played in 16 games this past season with the Eagles, posting 38 catches for 447 yards and two touchdowns. "In the year I spent with Jason, he was unbelievable in terms of his work ethic and his selfless nature," said Eagles coach Chip Kelly. "He was a great teammate. We know he will have a chance to sign with another team and by releasing him now, he will have a full offseason to make the necessary adjustments. I had a chance to speak with him today and he handled himself like the true professional he is." The eight-year veteran has spent his entire career with Philadelphia. The University of Michigan product was selected by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 2006 draft. He ranks 11th in Eagles history with 297 receptions for 3,646 yards and 12 touchdowns. Corbin Martin Jersey . He looked very comfortable Wednesday night. Konerko had a big three-run double and Gordon Beckham homered for the second straight game, leading the Chicago White Sox to an 8-3 victory over the sliding Chicago Cubs. David Peralta Jersey . -- Another baseball tradition is about to largely disappear: a manager, with a crazed look in his eyes, charging the field and getting into a face-to-face shouting match with an umpire.Yannick Bolasie says people get Saido Berahino wrong and he would like to see his friend join him at Crystal Palace. Sky sources understand the Eagles have tabled a bid for striker Berahino, who is keen to leave West Brom this summer.Bolasie is also warm to the idea of Liverpools Christian Benteke, a fellow player with Congolese heritage, coming to Selhurst Park, with Palace having already seen a bid rejected for the Belgium international. After scoring in Palaces 3-2 pre-season win over local rivals AFC Wimbledon on Wednesday, Bolasie told Sky Sports News HQ: I know Saido and he would be a good signing. I think hes a top lad. Everyone gets him a bit wrong but hes a top guy. And obviously Benteke has Congolese origin, same as me.Its good to see fresh faces come through the door, especially with what were seeing in the Premier League so far; the managers that have come in and players coming in from all over the world. Crystal Palace have tabled a bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino Its part of football I guess. Diamondbacks Jerseys 2020. I havent had it easy where Ive come from, Ill be looking forward to battling. Its a buzz for the whole team. Football is all about competition and Im looking forward to that.Bolasie also gave an insight into manager Alan Pardews plans for the new season, saying the team are working on two formations as he looks to step up his intensity on the wing.Ive had a long break off so I havent been here for the whole of pre-season, but Ive seen two formations so far; 3-5-2 and 4-4-2. I think the boys have adapted well to that, Bolasie said.For myself, Im not trying to catch up with the boys. Its going to be about my intensity. It requires high intensity, my game, so Im not focusing on what Im doing on the pitch, Ive been focusing on getting back in shape and making my runs forward. Also See: Transfer Centre Latest transfer news Transfer betting Paper Talk ' ' '
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CROMWELL, Conn. Yeezy For Sale . -- Ryan Moore is in contention in the Travelers Championship -- again. Moore had an eagle and two birdies Saturday in a bogey-free 4-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Aaron Baddeley into the final round. "This is a tournament I really want to win and I know its a tournament I can win," said Moore, who has four top-10 finishes in eight starts in the event. The 31-year-old Moore had a 13-under 197 total at TPC River Highlands after opening with rounds of 63 and 68. He won the CIMB Classic in Malaysia at the start of the season in October for his third PGA Tour title. "Today was a great examples of It doesnt have to be pretty to shoot a great golf score," Moore said. "I honestly didnt feel great all day hitting the ball, but drove it well enough to kind of keep myself out of trouble." Moore eagled the par-5 sixth, holing a 37-foot putt from just off the green, to take the lead early in the afternoon. He has made one eagle in each of his three rounds this week. The eagle on No. 6 was something of a lucky break, Moore says, as his drive was off target. "I hit it right off the tee, quite a bit right and straight into the trees, which is not a good place to be, and obviously walking up I did not think I was going to have a shot at all," Moore said. "Just planned on pitching out almost sideways with the way the rough is. And apparently got a really good bounce and chased way down the cart path, and I was actually still sitting on the edge of the cart path and I was only maybe 230 yards out. So it had gotten pretty far down there." Moore chipped in for a birdie on No. 11 to move to 12 under and break a four-way tie for the lead. No one who has held a share of the third-round lead has won the Travelers since Stewart Cink in 2008. Baddeley had six birdies and a bogey in a 65. "Around here you feel like you should birdie every hole. There are a lot of birdie holes out there," said Baddeley, the Australian who won the last of his three PGA Tour titles in 2011. "But you have to be patient." Sergio Garcia, K.J. Choi, Scott Langley and Michael Putnam were tied for third at 11 under. Garcia had a 65, Choi shot 69, Langley 70 and Putnam 69. Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., shot 71 and was tied for 67th place. Garcia has five top-10 finishes in nine PGA Tour starts this season, and won the European Tours Qatar Masters in January. "Its been a solid season so far," Garcia said. "Theres no question Id like to have played better at the Masters and last week (at the U.S. Open)." Masters champion Bubba Watson was nine strokes back after a 67. He won in 2010 at River Highlands. Former Stanford star Patrick Rodgers, making his pro debut, was 4 under after a 71. Defending champion Ken Duke was 2 under after a 71. Wholesale Yeezy Authentic . -- Jake Peavy arrived at Bostons spring training complex on Monday with a large white bandage covering his left index finger, the result of a weekend accident. Wholesale Yeezy .com) - Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard notched a win, while second-seeded two-time champion Ana Ivanovic, third- seeded Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova and fifth seed Sabine Lisicki all exited the draw at the Generali Ladies Linz tennis event.SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Madeline Edwards of Port Moody, B.C., and Zhao Kai Pang of Burnaby, B.C., won the bronze medal in ice dancing Friday at the ISU world junior figure skating championships. Americans Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker took the gold with 157.12 points. They edged Russians Anna Yanovskaya and Sergey Mozgov in second at 155.16. Edwards and Pang, fifth after the short program, earned the third best free dance score to climb into the medals with 139.65. "It was a really emotional free dance," said Pang. "We didnt leave anything out. We put it all on the ice and we were really happy with the way we skated. We were gassed at the end." Edwards and Pang werre 12th last year at junior worlds "We could not be more excited with our placement," said Edwards. Cheap Yeezy. "Last year I remember watching the podium at junior worlds and just thinking that we want our flag to be up there and how cool would that be to be on the podium. And to see that come true was just amazing." Mackenzie Bent of Uxbridge, Ont., and Garrett MacKeen of Oshawa, Ont., were 12th. In womens competition Alaine Chartrand of Prescott, Ont., eighth at the world juniors last year, is seventh after the short program. Larkyn Austman of Coquitlam, B.C., the 2013 Canadian junior champion, is 18th. Russia stands 1-2-3 led by Elena Radionova. ' ' '
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They compete hard and they make mistakes but its not from a lack of fight or togetherness." It was their first victory in Beantown since 2008, the last season in which they qualified for the playoffs. Now, theyre on the cusp of returning to the postseason, and theyre in the drivers seat. The Raptors are just one win, or Knicks loss, away from clinching their first postseason berth in six years and can do so as early as Wednesday evening if the Kings defeat New York in Sacramento, a game Kyle Lowry says he wont watch but admits hell have to keep an eye on. "I said that before the game, I said look, we can take care of our business tonight," Lowry told the assembled media after the win. "We cant count on anyone else but we can take care of our part. I aint going to lie; I think tonight everybodys rooting for that Western Conference team over there." Going into the game, the Raptors were in danger of dropping their second straight and five of their last seven, following Tuesdays botched comeback attempt in Cleveland. Even after getting off to a better start - scoring 31 points in the opening 12 minutes after totaling 33 in their last two first quarters - they looked like a team going through the motions at points in the middle of the game, exchanging the lead with a lackluster Celtics club. Then the sense of urgency kicked in. Lowry scored nine of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Raptors closed out a win they needed to have. "[Casey] challenged us," Lowry said. "He challenged us big time and I think we responded tonight." With a little help from the Bobcats, who defeated the surging Nets in overtime, the Raptors have a two-game cushion sitting stop the Atlantic Division, also moving into a virtual tie with the Bulls for the Easts third seed. Although theyre anxious, theres still work to be done and each game, regardless of opponent, is increasingly meaningful with playoff seeding at stake and things to shore up over the seasons final three weeks. "We cant afford to look ahead," Casey cautioned. "Weve got to take care of business. Weve got to continue to get better and improve and shape up some areas that we have thats leaking a little bit." Only five of the Raptors 15 players have appeared in a postseason game over the last three years. Only three on the roster have logged time in more than 20 playoff contests. The teams starters have a combined 24 games of playoff experience, all from Lowry and Amir Johnson, who havent been to the dance in five years. "Its tough just because guys havent been there before," Cassey told TSN. Nike NBA Jerseys. a. "Playoff runs are tough. Theres a mental toughness, a physical toughness you have to have. Fight through injuries, little nicks and bangs that we have. You cant feel sorry for yourself because its a marathon. Youve got to be able to do that. This is the first time for some of our guys so its a new frontier for them." Many of them are heading into unchartered waters. Its only natural to fixate on the final destination but theyve come too far to lose focus now. "I think its kind of human nature," said Landry Fields, who started eight playoff games for the Knicks in his first two NBA season. "We see the playoffs and theres a pretty high probability that well get in but at the end of the day you cant really focus on that. These last few games are important, not just for us growing and building and getting momentum for the playoffs but also seeding. Seeding is huge in the playoffs and I think as long as we keep that as a focal point rather than thinking these games are just filler games until we get into the playoffs than theyll become more meaningful for us." "Were going to finish it off strong," echoed DeMar DeRozan, who scored 20 on Wednesday and will be making his playoff debut next month. "Weve worked too hard to just to get complacent with where were at. Weve still got a long ways to go and everybody in this locker room loves the game too much to sit back and say, were going to wait until the playoffs." Big night for the sophomores Both Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas stepped up in Wednesdays win. Ross led Toronto with 24 points, hitting five of his nine attempts from three-point range, while Valanciunas registered his team-leading 20th double-double of the season with 15 points and 14 rebounds. "I thought Jonas had one of his better nights, not only scoring but he rebounded," Casey said. "[Ross] kept us afloat. He knocked down some shots. We needed it." Struggling second unit The Raptors second unit - still without injured forward Patrick Patterson - mustered only seven points, all from Greivis Vasquez, who made just three of his 10 shots. Meanwhile, the Celtics bench scored 51, led by Jared Sullingers 26, 19 of which came in the fourth. "Again, point production from our bench has been an issue," Casey said. "Thats something we have to rectify. Thats just putting too many minutes on our starters." Toronto bench has now been outscored by a total of 129 points in 11 games without Patterson, who was cleared for contact earlier this week. Although theres no timetable for the return of Patterson - out with an elbow injury - the team hopes to have him back later this week. The stat The Raptors snapped an 11-game losing streak in Boston, the fourth time theyve snapped a skid of eight road losses or more against an opponent this season. Earlier this year, Toronto ended a 10-game slide to the Lakers in Los Angeles, also snapping a nine-game skid against the Nuggets in Denver and an eight-game losing streak versus the Bucks in Milwaukee. The quote "We cant worry about those other teams," Lowry said. "We control our own destiny. When you start worrying about other teams is when you lose focus and I think tonight we did a good job of focusing in on our team and not worrying about nothing else." ' ' '
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Wimbledon, England (Sports Network) - No less than four former world No. Pittsburgh Penguins Store . 1 women exited the Wimbledon draw on Wednesday, including former champion Maria Sharapova and reigning two-time Australian Open titlist Victoria Azarenka. Portugals Michelle Larcher de Brito stunned the third-seeded Sharapova in 6-3, 6-4 fashion on some slick grass on Court No. 2 at the famed All England Club, while the second-seeded Azarenka pulled out of her scheduled second-round match because of a knee injury. Sharapova took three different spills during her shriek-filled match against the 20-year-old Larcher de Brito and also fell to the court during warm ups on the weird Day 3. The Russian superstar left the court at one point in the second set to get some treatment on her left hip and was never able to get all the way into her match on Wednesday. Sharapova saved four match points in the 10th game of the second set, but the 131st-ranked Larcher de Brito converted on a fifth when the Russian netted one final forehand. The career Grand Slam winner Sharapova captured her lone Wimbledon title in 2004 by upsetting Serena Williams in the final and was the 2011 runner-up here to Czech slugger Petra Kvitova. Sharapova was this months French Open runner-up to the great Williams and also lost to Williams in last years Olympic gold-medal match on the grass here at the All England Club. Meanwhile, Azarenka was slated to take on Flavia Pennetta in the second round, but she was clearly hobbled during her first-round win over Portugals Maria Joao Koehler on Monday. Azarenka did a split behind the baseline during the match and injured her right knee, which required treatment on three occasions as she completed a 6-1, 6-2 triumph. The 2012 U.S. Open runner-up tried to warm up on Wednesday morning before the match, but was unable to play, giving Pennetta a walkover into the third round. Azarenka said that medical tests showed she had a bone bruise in the knee and was unable to recover in time. "We tried to do everything as possible, but it was just very significant fall," she said. "To recover in two days after that seems impossible with the compensation on the entire body by finishing that match." Azarenka was a semifinalist here each of the last two years. The eighth-seeded former Wimbledon champ Kvitova reached the round of 32 without lifting her racquet, as Kazakhstans Yaroslava Shvedova pulled out of their second-rounder because of a right arm injury. In addition to Azarenka and Sharapova, two other former world No. 1s exited the draw, as Czech Petra Cetkovska defeated ninth-seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki, who was nursing an apparent foot or ankle injury, 6-2, 6-2, and, making her Centre Court debut in front of members of the Royal Family, rising 19-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard took out 12th-seeded Serb Ana Ivanovic 6-3, 6-3. The former U.S. Open runner-up Wozniacki has never reached a Wimbledon quarterfinal, while Ivanovic is a former French Open champ who hasnt advanced beyond the fourth round at the All England Club since a semifinal showing back in 2007. The 66th-ranked Bouchard captured the girls juniors crown at the All England Club last year. Five of the top-10 womens seeds are already gone just three days into the fortnight. American Sloane Stephens, seeded 17th, snuck past former top-10 German Andrea Petkovic 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 8-6. Stephens was an Aussie Open semifinalist in January. In other action involving seeds, No. 19 Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain overcame Croat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, No. 25 Russian Ekaterina Makarova edged out Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, Italian Karin Knapp doused No. 27 Czech Lucie Safarova 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, and No. 29 Alize Cornet of France drubbed Taiwans Su-Wei Hsieh 6-3, 6-2. Also on Day 3, Puerto Ricos Monica Puig beat Spaniard Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 and Czech Eva Birnerova dismissed Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko 6-3, 6-4. Watch exclusive bonus online coverage throughout the competition on TSN.ca, including full coverage of select matches not being televised. Kris Letang Jersey . The 12th-ranked Haas served well throughout the match at the Ibirapuera arena, allowing only one break point to the 152nd-ranked Italian. Both players held serve until the first-set tiebreak, when Haas stepped up his game to easily clinch the set. Martin Straka Jersey . Forward Iker Muniain scored the winner in the 70th minute after Bilbaos incessant pressure recovered the ball and sparked a counterattack inside Barcelonas half. Neymar was once again tagged to pick up Messis goal-scoring duties, but when he wasnt frustrated by slippery footing Bilbaos defence got the better of him.Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has confirmed he will compete in the 200m at the London Anniversary Games on July 22. Bolts participation in the Games had already been announced but the Jamaican has now decided to concentrate specifically on the longer distance.It means the 29-year-old will come up against Britains European 200m champion Adam Gemili and last years world finalist Zharnel Hughes. Bolt said: The London Anniversary Games will be one of my last races before Rio and running in the 200m will hopefully set me up for a successful Olympic Games.Great Britain has some very good young sprinters and Im looking forward to running against them and returning to the Olympic Stadium.I always get great support in the UK and I expect the stadium to be packed for a great Friday night of athletics. Adam Gemili will relish facing Bolt in London Gemili ran his first 200m in two years on Saturday, recording a time of 20. Fake Penguins Jerseys. 91 at a race in Geneva.Gemili said: The London Anniversary Games is always an amazing event. I cant wait to run in the Olympic Stadium again as the atmosphere in front of a home crowd is always special.The British fans are the best in the world and with this being the last event before the Olympics, Im sure they will get behind us like always and inspire us to produce some great performances. 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TORONTO - Its not a trait that Dwane Casey is entirely proud of, certainly not one hes comfortable relying on, but his team has mastered the art of procrastination. Air Max Plus Sale . The Raptors had an early deadline Sunday, a dreaded afternoon game, and they left the bulk of their work until the last minute, as theyve done so many times before. Casey - like an angry parent, stringent teacher or meticulous boss - gave them the wake-up call they sorely needed. Down by as many as 14 points and allowing the visiting Hawks to shoot 54 per cent in the first half, the Raptors coach stormed into the locker room and addressed his team at intermission. "I sang them a lullaby," he joked. "I gave them some milk and cookies and said, lets go." You didnt have to be a fly on the wall to gauge the tone of Caseys halftime sermon. "Oh, man, he came in here yelling," said DeMar DeRozan after Torontos 96-86 comeback victory over Atlanta. "Once Casey yells, you either have to do your job or youre going to hear him yelling after the game. We understood." Having dropped their first four Sunday afternoon games this season - allowing at least 112 points in each of them - the Raptors hit the snooze again on this day. Toronto shot 28 per cent in the opening quarter, scoring 16 points and committing seven turnovers.  "I told Tim Leiweke on the way in [the locker room], it was like pulling teeth," Casey said. "It was like going to the dentist office in that first half." "We were playing terrible [in] that first half," echoed DeRozan. It took nearly 17 minutes of game-time before he registered his first field goal. It took nearly 20 minutes before Kyle Lowry made his first bucket. "We knew what we had to do." Trailing by nine points to begin the fourth quarter, the Raptors finally got to business. Led by its two best players, Toronto scored 36 points in the final 12 minutes - more than they tallied in the first and third combined - while holding the Hawks to 15. On the season, Toronto has scored 209 points more than its allowed in the fourth quarter, the best mark in the NBA, and its not close. The two-time defending champion Miami Heat, second best, have outscored opponents by 141 in the final frame. Conference leaders San Antonio and Indiana are third and fourth best. The Raptors have won 10 games in which theyve trailed after three quarters this season, something they accomplished just three times a year ago. "Were just resilient, to be honest, man," said DeRozan. He and Lowry combined for 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting in the fourth after scoring 23 on 9-of-24 in the first three quarters. "We understand how important the game is coming out in the fourth quarter," continued, DeRozan, who finished with 21 points. "Everything matters. Our attention to detail on both ends definitely steps up. We understand weve got to pull out a win somehow, someway." Lowrys minutes down in win Less than five minutes into the game, Lowry was sent to the bench, replaced by Greivis Vasquez. It was an unprecedented early-game benching for the Raptors point guard who has been logging heavy minutes, playing the bulk of, if not the duration of the first quarter. He did not seem hurt, nor did it appear to be for disciplinary reasons. Later, less than six minutes into the third, he was replaced again. Limiting Lowrys minutes was the plan going in, Casey explained after the game. "Hes had a lot of minutes," said the Raptors coach. "I was talking to our medical people, and as an organization, were going to try to keep his minutes down as much as possible. Thats hard, believe me, as a coach and for him. Hes such a competitor." Theres nothing specific thats ailing Lowry, Casey said and he confirmed. Its the wear and tear of a long season that has the team concerned about Lowry, who is averaging nearly 37 minutes per night, a career-most. "I dont think [any] player in the NBA right now feels 100 per cent," said Lowry, after scoring 25 points Sunday. "Its that time of the year where everyone has nicks and nacks and bruises and all that stuff." Lowry logged 27 minutes, his fewest since Feb. 3 in Utah, a game he left with a knee injury. Amir goes down, and gets back up Battling for a rebound late in the fourth, Amir Johnson collided with Hawks guard Shelvin Mack and went down hard, holding his left knee. You may not be surprised when Johnson hits the deck, although its usually after tweaking one of his rickety ankles, but you shouldnt be surprised when he hops back up, which was the case again Sunday, waving off the trainers and remaining in the game. "It wasnt a scare, it was just initial pain," said Johnson, who had six points to go along with eight boards against the Hawks. "Once I walked it off, I was fine." His teammates have come to expect the occasional injury scare from him but that doesnt make it easier to cope with. "To be honest, hes probably our heart and soul so when that happened, it kind of scared us a little bit," Lowry said. "Ive seen Amir get hit by a Mack Truck and get up," joked DeRozan. "I always hate to see him go down. One thing about Amir, Amir plays through any and everything. He kind of scared me tonight. When he grabbed his knee, I kind of cussed at him a little to make sure he was alright." Going deep With Patrick Patterson out, still nursing an elbow injury, and Casey searching for bursts of energy in a lacklustre first half, the Raptors used 12 of their available players in Sundays game. Vasquez logged 28 minutes and led the bench in scoring for the fourth consecutive game with 12. No other Raptors reserve played more than Tyler Hansbroughs 12 minutes. Chuck Hayes played well, scoring four points and grabbing three rebounds in 11 minutes and Nando De Colo logged 10, hitting his first field goal in eight games with the Raptors. The stat Lowry extended his career-best streak of 19 or more points to nine games. Hes averaging 22.6 over that stretch, scoring 20 or more in each of his last six contests. The quote "Im only 24, Ill play the whole game," said DeRozan, on the possibility of having his minutes cut down, like Lowrys. "Kyles old. Hes damn near 30. I understand, youve got to do what youve got to do. Im ready for whatever." Under Armour Shoes Sale . - Titans quarterback Jake Locker will miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc injury to his right foot, leaving Tennessee trying to rally with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Balenciaga Shoes Sale . Kyle Denbrook, a soccer player from Saint Marys University, took the CIS male athlete of the week honour. Stanley, a fourth-year business administration student from Charlottetown, scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Dalhousie on Friday and tallied again in a 1-0 win over Saint Marys on Sunday.ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Bills receiver Mike Williams put an end to any talk of him wanting out of Buffalo.Though still not happy about being benched last weekend, Williams took his future into his own hands by saying he wants to continue playing for his hometown team and has ordered his agent Hadley Engelhard to stop seeking trade offers.I had to tell him, I dont want to be traded, Williams said following practice. At the end of the day, youve got to tell him, Im the boss, and I want to be here. So thats what I had to do.The comments were Williams first since general manager Doug Whaley revealed on Monday the Bills granted Engelhard permission to seek a trade. It happened a day after Williams was listed inactive for the first time this season in a 37-22 loss to New England.Williams said Engelhard informed him of his intentions to seek a potential trade following the game. Williams also defended his agent by saying Engelhard was merely doing his job.Though Williams accepted coach Doug Marrones decision to deactivate him, he was still hurt by the move.I mean, you ask yourself if youre a touchdown-scoring machine, and you feel like you can help the team win: Would you be disappointed? he said. Of course Im disappointed I aint playing. Anybody thats competitive, theyve got to be disappointed. I might as well retire if Im not disappointed.Williams is now turning his attention to getting a chance to crack the Bills 45-player roster on Sunday, when Buffalo (3-3) hosts Minnesota (2-4).Marrone didnt provide any hints as to when Williams will get a chance to play again.Williams was benched because Marrone needed to open a roster spot after learning starting defensive tackle Kyle Williams had a good chance to play after missing the previous week with a right knee injury.Williams became the odd-receiver out because fellow backup Chris Hogan also plays a role on special teams.Marrone was annoyed by the distraction Williams created, even though hes aware it was the players agent who prompted the trade request.Yeahh, Im not going to lie, Marrone said. Wholesale Shoes. Someone elses problems all of a sudden become my problems.The benching was a first for Williams, who grew up in Buffalo and played under Marrone at Syracuse. He had never been listed inactive when healthy during his previous four seasons in Tampa Bay.And it was the latest setback for a player who was expected to play a vital role in Buffalo after the Bills acquired him in a trade with the Buccaneers in April.Williams had 216 catches for 2,947 yards and 25 touchdowns in 54 games in Tampa Bay.In Buffalo, hes had difficulty getting on the field behind rookie first-round pick Sammy Watkins and second-year receiver Robert Woods. Williams has eight catches for 142 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown in a 23-17 loss at Houston last month.Williams said the benching caught him by surprise after he had spent the week practicing with the starters, and also putting in extra time working with the Bills scout team. He was also unhappy with the timing of the decision, saying Marrone informed him on Saturday.I wear my emotions on my sleeve, Williams said. Id be upset every week I dont dress. ... But also know that Im a team player, too. It was nothing like I was trying go away from the team or anything.Williams was upbeat during the practice period that is open to the media on Wednesday.It was nothing different. I didnt change my routine, he said. I keep on playing for the Bills, keep on practicing hard.The only thing different is his objective.I wasnt one of the top 45 last week, Williams said. Hopefully, Ill be one of the top 45 this week.NOTES: The NFL trade deadline is Oct. 28. ... DT Marcell Dareus was excused from practice because of family reasons. He is expected to rejoin the team Thursday. ... Long-snapper Garrison Sanborn was limited in practice because of a knee injury. Without revealing who, Marrone said the Bills worked out two free-agent long-snappers as a precaution.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '
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New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork. Braves Jerseys China .com) - The Golden State Warriors overcame a late fourth-quarter deficit and got hot in overtime to extend their franchise- record winning streak. Stephen Curry had 34 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as the Warriors beat the Anthony Davis-less New Orleans Pelicans 128-122 for their 16th straight. The Warriors became the ninth team in NBA history to begin a season 21-2. Chipper Jones Jersey . Chan captured two silver medals at last months Sochi Winter Games — mens singles and the inaugural team event. But he doesnt have the urge to resume training to defend his world title when the event is held in Saitama, Japan, later this month. Freddie Freeman Jersey . Canadas 5-1 loss to Finland in the semifinal ranks as the tournaments most-watched game with a record 2.7 million viewers, the largest ever for a World Juniors game played outside of North America, and winning Saturday as the most-watched program on Canadian television. NEW YORK -- Ryan Callahan heard the Madison Square Garden crowd roar loudly each time he scored for the New York Rangers against Colorado. Those cheers seemed more special this time because the captains run on Broadway could soon be over. The adoration surely sounded much nicer to Callahan than all the recent trade talk. Callahan shook that off and scored two first-period goals to lead New York to its fourth straight win, 5-1 over the Avalanche on Tuesday night. Callahan is eligible for free agency after the season, and if he doesnt reach a new contract agreement with the Rangers before two upcoming trade deadlines, he could be sent packing. "I try not to bring that business to the rink," Callahan said. "I try to concentrate on the Rangers and what were doing here. Thats my main focus. "That is where I want to be, on the ice playing for the Rangers." Callahan staked New York to a 2-0 lead with goals 3:19 apart. Defenceman Anton Stralman added his first of the season in the second period, and Derick Brassard and Brad Richards scored in the third -- with an assist from Callahan -- in the Rangers 10th win in 13 games. After Callahan was stopped with a chance at a hat trick, Brassard made it 4-1 at 1:58. Richards finished the scoring with 1:36 left. Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves for his 297th win, four shy of Mike Richters club record. The Rangers looked well rested after a three-day break and took advantage of the Avalanche, who played for the third time in four days -- including an overtime win at New Jersey on Monday. "I dont think they came out very hard," Lundqvist said. "We set the tone." Gabriel Landeskog, Lundqvists teammate with Sweden in the Olympics, scored in the second, and Russian Olympian Semyon Varlamov stopped 38 shots, but the Avalanche had a four-game winning streak snapped. The shots were 16-2 in New Yorks favour at one point, but the game was still scoreless. Callahan took care of that. "Even though we didnt score early, we came out and created chances," Lundqvist said. "When we finally got that first one, I felt like we were doing so many good things." Carl Hagelin chipped the puck away from defenceman Jan Hejda in the Rangers zone and raced up left wing. Hagelin sent a crisp pass across to Callahan, who took it at the bottom of the right circle, shifted to his backhand and scored with 5:44 left in the first. The Ranngers continued their barrage before Callahan connected again. Ozzie Albies Jersey. Brad Richards made a pass from the right circle into the slot to Callahan for a quick one-timer past Varlamov. Callahan raised both arms over his head and then dropped them to his waist as he let out an emphatic yell to celebrate his 11th goal with 2:25 remaining in the frame. "Ryans been playing hard since the first game," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "Hes the captain of the team. He prepares real well and competes every shift. "Tonight was one of those nights where he did exactly the same thing, except he was able to finish a couple of great setups." New York ended the first period with a 20-4 edge in shots. "Those three days (off) definitely helped us," Callahan said. "We jumped out in the first and we get that momentum. We seemed to roll with it and never really gave it back." Colorado briefly cut the deficit in half when Landeskog turned a faceoff win in the Rangers end into his 17th goal. Lundqvist had kept the Avalanche at bay with a save on a hard shot by Nathan McKinnon during a power play. But following the faceoff, McKinnon sent a pass from below the goal line out front to Landeskog for the goal at 6:37. The Avalanche were down 31-11 in shots but trailed only 2-1. Just 53 seconds later, the Rangers went back in front by two. Stralman took a pass from Mats Zuccarello and wristed a shot from just inside the blue line through traffic and past Varlamov for his first goal in 60 games, dating to April 19, 2013. Colorado had a great opportunity to get back into the game late in the second when back-to-back penalties gave the Avalanche a two-man advantage for 1:50. They spent plenty of time with the puck in the Rangers end, but put very few shots on Lundqvist. When they did, he turned them aside. "At 2-1, we came right back and made it 3-1, and we killed off that full 5-on-3," Vigneault said. "Those were probably the biggest points." Colorado mustered three shots on that double penalty and 14 overall in the second period, but still faced a two-goal deficit entering the third. "Five-on-three -- you dont get many of those," Landeskog said. "We just werent good enough." NOTES: It was Callahans second two-goal game this season. He had scored only twice in his previous 19 games. ... Landeskog extended his point streak to seven games (three goals, six assists). ' ' '
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