: Chris Hogan returns to practice Youth Stephen Gostkowski Jersey , one of nine listed as questionable In two days, the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs will meet for what is one of the most anticipated games of the 2018 season: two of the NFL’s best offenses going against each other, with the potential frontrunner status in the AFC on the line. Earlier today, the two teams released their final injury reports and game statuses of the week:OutThe Chiefs have already declared two players out for Sunday’s game. Wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas will miss the game after fracturing his leg yesterday, while safety Eric Murray will be out because of an ankle issue. Both play big roles in Kansas City: Thomas is a core special teamer, while Murray is one of the team’s starting safeties.DoubtfulAfter tearing his achilles tendon during last year’s game against the Patriots, Eric Berry will likely not make his return on Sunday – being listed as doubtful is virtually the same as being declared out right away. The same goes for linebacker Justin Houston White Trey Flowers Jersey , one of Kansas City’s best defenders and pass rushers. While the team has experience playing without Berry, Houston will miss his first game of the year.QuestionableThe Patriots list nine players as questionable to perform in Sunday’s game – all of which being limited during today’s practice. Among the group is wide receiver Chris Hogan, who was absent yesterday but returned to the the field in limited capacity today. He will likely be a game-time decision. Others on the list, meanwhile, will likely be good to go: it would be a surprise if Josh Gordon, Rob Gronkowski and Danny Shelton did not play on Sunday. The statuses of the other five men listed as questionable appear to be less clear.2018 Patriots roster tracker: New England loses four players, including cornerback Cyrus Jones The NFL’s waiver pickup deadline has come and gone and there have been multiple moves: the New England Patriots themselves picked up a pair of wide receivers and saw three of their own players get claimed. Furthermore a fourth player was lost despite making it through waivers unselected. Ergo White Phillip Dorsett Jersey , the following four men are no longer with the Patriots:All four players were eligible to return to New England via the practice squad but none of them will be back.The biggest name on the list is undoubtably Jones: the former second-round draft pick, who spent all of 2017 on injured reserve, was unable to earn a backup spot at cornerback thanks to the emergence of JC Jackson and Keion Crossen and was subsequently released. A bit surprisingly, he went unclaimed through the waiver wire and then opted to join his hometown team over the Patriots.
The Cleveland Browns are expecting big things from defensive ends Emmanuel Ogbah and Myles Garret this season. In Ogbah’s case Youth Jabrill Peppers Jersey , that plan will now be put on hold after he suffered an ankle injury in Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It looks like the injury will keep Ogbah out of the Week 2 game against the New Orleans Saints and possibly longer, head coach Hue Jackson told ohio.com:It is a tough blow to a Browns team still dealing with a lost opportunity to pull out a season-opening win on Sunday. Ogbah hurt the ankle near the end of the first quarter, but was able to return to the game. The ankle was clearly bothering him, however, as it limited him to just 27 plays and took the spring out of a player who is usually in the middle of the action.Chris Smith White Terrance Mitchell Jersey , who the Browns signed in the offseason as a free agent from the Cincinnati Bengals, filled in for Ogbah and registered one tackle and two assists. If Ogbah can’t go against the Saints, Smith and Anthony Zettel, a waiver claim last week from the Detroit Lions, will fill the position the best they can http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-jamie-collins-jersey , according to Jackson.Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (9/4/18) Cleveland Browns:“Josh Gordon, three other players return to practice Monday” (ABJ) - “Josh Gordon got himself back on the field just in time. Four Browns players returned to practice Monday as the team prepared for Sunday’s regular-season opener...”“Browns O-line still in limbo with Steelers coming up” (AP) - “Cleveland’s offensive line remains in limbo — and mysterious — just days ahead of a Week 1 matchup with the rival Pittsburgh Steelers.”“Hue Jackson expects to see Le’Veon Bell” (PFT) - “Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has yet to sign his franchise tender and report for duty. Browns coach Hue Jackson isn’t falling for the notion that Bell won’t be there...”“Browns announce 11 practice squad players” (Browns.com) - “Nine of the 11 players were with the Browns during training camp and the preseason. Additionally, Sankoh will be a member of the team’s international practice squad...”NFL:“After trading AJ McCarron, Bills name 2017 fifth-rounder Nathan Peterman starting QB” (CBS) - “During the preseason, McCarron and Allen engaged in a three-way competition with 2017 fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman.”“Jets name rookie Sam Darnold starting QB” (ESPN) - “The New York Jets have a new starting quarterback and a new face of the franchise. Rookie Sam Darnold was officially named the starter Monday Youth Nick Chubb Jersey , coach Todd Bowles announced.”“Buccaneers claim ‘Hard Knocks’ notable Carl Nassib” (NFL.com) - “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are investing in former Cleveland Browns defensive end Carl Nassib. A day after the Browns cut Nassib after he posted a preseason of diminishing returns...”“49ers place Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve” (PFT) - “McKinnon has been placed on injured reserve and will spend the rest of the year recovering from the injury. Alfred Morris and Matt Breida are set to carry the load in the backfield...”
.Up first is Absolute 10 & 6 with our friends Darth_Batman and BigTownBrownReviewing last week’s gamePreviewing this week’s gameThe RefsHue JacksonAnd the obligatory Brian Hoyer timeYou can listen to the program by hitting up the player up above.It’s also available via Apple Podcasts (look for The DBN Network) or by using the widget located in between the article and comments’ section.Also right here:The other program newly out this week is Straight No Chaser with our brother Thelonius7.It’s worth for the open alone but the rest of it is really good: In this one Thelonius hits a few points: 1. top 5 players on o and d2. running back changes3. patience with hue4. praising dorsey while suffering extreme levels of separation anxiety over JG. 5. 2 songs inspired by the top 2 browns defenders...Seriously White Genard Avery Jersey , you’ll love the songs (and the commentary).Hit the player right up there, or look it up on Apple podcasts.Use the widget located in between the article and comments’ section (of not just this but every DBN article) or just go here: Thanks for listening!Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (9/3/18) Cleveland Browns:“Hue Jackson considering another shake-up to left side of offensive line” (C-T) - “The Steelers are coming! The Steelers are coming! And Browns coach Hue Jackson might not be done tinkering with the starting offensive line.”“Browns release DL Nassib, Meder; claim 5 players off waivers” (AP) - “Carl Nassib has been offering financial advice to his teammates. On Sunday Youth David Njoku Jersey , he got caught in the Browns’ numbers crunch.”“Bills releasing former Browns WR Corey Coleman” (NFL.com) - “The Buffalo Bills are releasing the former first-round pick, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the decision.”“Which Sashi Brown players were ‘real’ enough for the 2018 Cleveland Browns?” (cleveland.com) - “John Dorsey explained during an interview on WKNR 850 how Hue Jackson had been fighting a losing battle.”NFL:“What We Learned on a Newsier-Than-Usual NFL Roster Cut-Down Day” (MMQB) - “The A.J. McCarron trade is more proof that Bills GM Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott think there’s something to work with in sophomore QB Nathan Peterman.”“Doug Pederson testy http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-christian-kirksey-jersey , reveals Carson Wentz not cleared for contact” (ESPN) - “Pederson shut down most questions about his quarterback situation Sunday, agitated by reports on the subject, but did reveal that Carson Wentz has not yet been cleared for contact...”“Robert Griffin III wins Ravens’ backup job White Chris Hubbard Jersey , Lamar Jackson will be team’s third QB” (CBS) - “The Baltimore Ravens have settled their depth chart, and they’re keeping three quarterbacks on the roster this year.”“Jon Gruden’s Raiders are the oldest NFL roster in years” (PFT) - “Jon Gruden is bringing the Over The Hill Gang back together. Gruden has assembled the oldest 53-man roster in the NFL in years.”
defense has been so effective this season.Mayfield Youth Jabrill Peppers Jersey , a rookie quarterback with the Cleveland Browns, faces Baltimore's second-ranked defense on Sunday. One of the members of that unit, safety Tony Jefferson, received a text message this week from Mayfield — one former Oklahoma star reaching out to another."He said, 'I'm watching this film, watching you guys hold,'" Mayfield wrote, according to Jefferson.Jefferson said he replied: "They didn't call it."Jefferson believes Baltimore's success on defense can be attributed to skilled players following a solid game plan."I just think we've been doing a good job executing," Jefferson said Wednesday. "We've worked hard throughout the week on what we want to attack and what we want to do."Operating under first-year defensive coordinator Don Martindale, Baltimore (3-1) has limited the opposition to 275.8 yards per game, a meager 29.8 success rate on third down and is yielding only 16.25 points per game.Most impressive of all http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com/briean-boddy-calhoun-jersey-authentic , the Ravens have not yet given up a touchdown in the second half. While the players enjoy doing it, they're not fond of hearing about it."We didn't even know it was a stat until you all brought it up," linebacker Terrell Suggs said. "It's kind of like a pitcher with a no-hitter. Thanks for bringing it up. Good job."Coach John Harbaugh broke it down this way: "The guys have gone out and played really well. That's really what it is. They've executed, make plays, turned it over a few times, stopped the run."A solid unit should get even better this week with the return of cornerback Jimmy Smith, who missed the first four weeks of the season serving a suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Now in his eighth season, Smith will probably step right back into the starting lineup if he's ready by Sunday."We'll just have to see in practice how he looks and feels. I mean, he hasn't been here in four weeks," Harbaugh said. "He says he's been training and I'm sure he has. It will be fun to watch him play."Although Brandon Carr and Marlon Humphrey have done well as starters, Harbaugh knows you can never have too many solid cornerbacks."It's going to be great to have all those guys that are good cover players Youth Genard Avery Jersey ," he said. "We can play any coverage we want, the way we want. It gives us a lot of options on defense."The Ravens bottled up veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday night in a 26-14 victory over the Steelers. Pittsburgh went 2 for 12 on third down overall and was held to 47 yards in offense in the second half."I feel like you give up 47 yards in the second half and shut out the Pittsburgh Steelers, that is noteworthy to say the least," Harbaugh said.The next challenge is trying to stop a bold rookie in Mayfield, who has been playing with confidence since making his debut two weeks ago."Ben's seen it all, but Baker Mayfield is pretty advanced," Harbaugh said. "I don't think he's a rookie in the true sense. He seems like he's got a real good feel for the game." Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson is expected to make an announcement on the team’s starting quarterback on Monday.While it seems abundantly clear that the choice will be to turn the team over to rookie Baker Mayfield, that decision could be complicated just a wee bit as veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor is expected to be cleared to play. Taylor suffered a concussion during the first half of Thursday night’s win against the New York Jets and will reportedly be cleared from the league’s concussion protocol in the coming days, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:Taylor was injured when his head hit the ground following a sack in the second quarter. It was not the type of hit that fans normally associate with a concussion, but combined with a hit to the head that Taylor took on a scramble earlier in the night, was enough to sideline him for the rest of the game.It was also the third concussion that Taylor has suffered in the past 13 months http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com/joel-bitonio-jersey-authentic , with the first two coming while he was with the Buffalo Bills. The first came on August 26, 2017, during a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. That concussion kept Taylor in the league-mandated protocol until September 5, a span of 10 days. The second game in January of this year during a playoff loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars. That game ended Buffalo’s season, so there is no way of knowing how much time Taylor would have potentially missed.With a few extra days until the Browns next game on September 30, it would seem plausible that Taylor would be cleared at some point this week. But since this is not Taylor’s first concussion, the Browns should be careful with putting him back on the field. And with Mayfield appearing more than ready to take over as the franchise quarterback, there is also no reason to put Taylor back in the QB1 role. Whether or not any of that is enough to sway Jackson’s decision on the starting quarterback remains to be seen. Custom New England Patriots Jerseys
DENVER (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon put on a show that made Cole Harbour proud Jacob Markstrom Jersey , and it was MacKinnon who walked away with bragging rights for the Nova Scotia town.MacKinnon had a goal and three assists, including one on Gabe Landeskog’s tiebreaking score midway through the third period, and the surging Colorado Avalanche overcame Crosby’s natural hat trick to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Wednesday night.MacKinnon’s team won the matchup of hometown stars, but Crosby nearly stole it with his 11th career hat trick.“It’s not easy when Sid gets going,” MacKinnon said. “He starts kind of galloping out there.”Colorado won its sixth straight game and is 8-0-1 in its last nine.MacKinnon, 23, and Crosby Markus Granlund Jersey , 31, are both former No. 1 overall draft picks. They have become offseason training partners and have made TV commercials together. Those things are put aside when they face each other twice a season, but Wednesday’s game might get a second viewing when they get together.“I’m sure this is a game we will talk about for a while,” MacKinnon said. “We don’t play each other much, so for a regular-season game this is one of the fun ones I’ve been a part of. By Sid getting a hat trick and obviously us getting a big one.”MacKinnon had an empty-net goal with 29 seconds left, his 18th goal of the season. Samuel Girard, Erik Johnson Michael Del Zotto Jersey , Colin Wilson and Carl Soderberg also scored for Colorado, and Mikko Rantanen had two assists.The Avalanche’s top line of MacKinnon, Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen, who leads the NHL in scoring with 42 points, had eight points and continues to dominate. Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan didn’t hesitate when asked if the trio is the best he’s seen this season.“Yes,” he said. “They’re not easy to contain. They’re three elite players that are all on the same line.”Sullivan has a two-time Hart Trophy winner in Crosby, and he put on an MVP-worthy performance for the Penguins by erasing a 3-0 deficit by himself.He struck twice in the final minute of the second period. His first goal came off his own rebound on a breakaway with 52 seconds to go Sam Gagner Jersey , and he scored again with 10 seconds left with Colorado defenseman Patrik Nemeth off for holding. Crosby tied it at 4:43 of the third to complete his first hat trick of the season. He has 13 goals.“Sid tried to will us a win with his effort,” Sullivan said. “I thought he was terrific. He was terrific all night long.”Landeskog broke the tie with his 15th goal at 10:05. The Penguins pulled Tristan Jarry for an extra skater, but MacKinnon and Soderberg scored to seal it.“We didn’t give up, so that’s a good thing,” Crosby said. “Still, when you put yourself in that position to get back in the game after coming back from three you want to at least get a point out of it.”Girard gave Colorado a 1-0 lead with his second goal at 11:19 of the first period. Johnson scored at 5:13 of the second and Wilson made it 3-0 at 7:52.The Penguins challenged Johnson’s goal for goaltender interference but it was upheld upon review.NOTES: Colorado D Tyson Barrie missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. … Pittsburgh D Kris Letang, who set a franchise record for games played in Winnipeg on Tuesday Womens Devante Smith-Pelly Jersey , had his four-game point streak snapped. … Colorado is 1-1-1 in the second game of back-to-back sets this season. It is 3-1-0 in the first game. … The first penalty wasn’t called until Crosby drew a holding-the-stick minor 49 seconds into the second period. Colorado’s Alexander Kerfoot got a high-sticking minor 19 seconds later.UP NEXTPenguins: Host Philadelphia on Saturday night.Avalanche: Host St. Louis on Friday night. EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers look awfully comfortable at home lately.McDavid had two goals and an assist, Leon Draisaitl added three assists and the resurgent Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Friday night.Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves and is 7-0-0 on home ice this season. Edmonton has won six straight at Rogers Place to improve to 10-4-1 at home.“You always want to make your own rink a tough building to play in,” Draisaitl said. “We have struggled with that a little bit the seasons before that. We have been really good at home of late and hopefully we can keep that going.”Alex Chiasson and Adam Larsson also scored for the Oilers (18-12-3), who have won five of six overall and are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. They moved to 9-2-2 under new coach Ken Hitchcock.Sean Couturier was initially credited with Philadelphia’s goal before it was given to Jakub Voracek after the game. The Flyers (12-14-4) have lost three in a row and six of eight.“We weren’t playing bad hockey, just a couple of mistakes here and there and it’s in the back of the net and you’re chasing again,” captain Claude Giroux said. “The third period we played great again http://www.officialcanucks.com/authentic-adidas-sven-baertschi-jersey , but we’re just chasing every game.”Edmonton got on the board with 7½ minutes remaining in the first period when Draisaitl fed the puck in front to Chiasson, who beat goalie Anthony Stolarz for his career-high 14th goal of the season in his 27th game. Chiasson’s previous best came in 2013-14 over 79 games with Dallas.The 28-year-old Montreal native won a Stanley Cup with Washington last season, but came to the Oilers on a training camp audition.“When you win a Cup, it is a little surprising he didn’t have a deal or nothing,” McDavid said. “He came in on a PTO and worked hard and earned a job and has been having a great year. I couldn’t be happier for him. He is a fun guy to play with. He has a knack for scoring and is finding a way to get open.”The Oilers added to their lead at exactly the same point in the middle period when McDavid banked a shot from behind the net off Stolarz’s rear end for his 18th.Just more than a minute later it was 3-0 when Larsson scored his first of the season on a shot from the top of the circle following a give-and-go with Ryan Spooner.The Flyers ended Koskinen’s shutout bid midway through the third on a shot by Voracek that initially appeared to carom off Couturier into the net. Koskinen has shutouts in three of his seven home starts this season.McDavid put the game away with an empty-netter.NOTES: It was the first of two meetings between the teams this season. The Flyers won both games last season. … Stolarz got the start with two other goalies unavailable. Michal Neuvirth returned to Philadelphia for the expected birth of his child, and Brian Elliott (lower body) also headed back east for a scheduled medical appointment. … Oilers D Caleb Jones made his NHL debut. He is the younger brother of Columbus D Seth Jones.UP NEXTFlyers: Finish a five-game road trip Saturday in Vancouver.Oilers: Play at Vancouver on Sunday.
Getting started has proven to be a problem all season long for the Detroit Red Wings Austin Czarnik Jersey Womens , and lately, it’s become an issue with the Winnipeg Jets.The 1-6-2 Red Wings slept walked through 40 minutes of their most recent game, a 3-1 home-ice loss to the Carolina Hurricanes that dropped Detroit to 0-2-1 at Little Caesars Arena.“When you sleep in, you’re foggy for a while and we were foggy and it’s hard to get yourself going when you’re not ready to go at the start,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. “That’s 100 percent inexcusable to not be ready to work, to not be ready to compete at the start of the game through the second period.Article continues below ...“You’re not ready to go and all the sudden you’re swimming the rest of the time. We swam for two periods.”Blashill’s response to his team’s collective lack of effort was to institute that old-time staple of hockey punishments at Tuesday’s practice, the bag skate.“It was to be expected,” Wings forward Thomas Vanek said.That the dreadful performance came on the heels of Detroit’s first win of the season, a 4-3 overtime victory over the Panthers in Florida on Saturday, only served to make it that much less palatable.“We lost our way in Boston (8-2 loss) and Montreal (7-3 loss) but we didn’t not show up Josh Morrissey Jersey ,” Blashill said. “We showed up. Once we got down, we panicked and started playing stupid hockey.“This was not showing up. This is a whole different animal. This is no good.”The 6-3-1 Jets were also slow out of the gate in their most recent start on Wednesday at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs, falling behind 3-0 before netting a pair of third-period goals to make it interesting in a 4-2 setback.This outing followed Monday’s game against the St. Louis Blues in which the Jets were down 3-1 after 40 minutes before storming back for a 5-4 overtime victory.“I don’t think it was necessarily as horrible a first two periods as it was against St. Louis,” Jets forward Adam Lowry told cbc.ca about Wednesday’s start.The loss ended a three-game winning streak for the Jets, and was their first defeat in regulation time in six games. Winnipeg begins a three-game road trip in Detroit, including a Saturday rematch with the Maple Leafs in Toronto.“We’re more concerned with our defending than anything else,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said. “It’s more the defensive plays and the turnovers in our end of the ice.“If you’re unable to recover from those, you’ve got to look at your problem.”The Wings have problems of their own. Right-winger Anthony Mantha, who led the team last season with 24 goals, has scored once in nine games. He’s been dropped from the power play and relegated to fourth-line duty.Detroit sent two rookies — defenseman Filip Hronek and center Christoffer Ehn — to AHL Grand Rapids. Forward Jacob De La Rose http://www.officialhockeyjetsshop.com/authentic-adidas-kyle-connor-jersey , claimed on waivers last week from Montreal, will make his debut in Friday’s game. CHICAGO — Coming out of a three-day holiday break, the Chicago Blackhawks are hoping to re-establish some of the momentum they have built of late.Although their record isn’t close to where they would like it to be, the Blackhawks (13-20-6) are 4-2-1 over the past seven games heading into their home date with the Minnesota Wild on Thursday at the United Center.More Wild coveragePhotos of the Week: 12/30/18 – 1/5/19Wild Breakaway: Wild start slow, finish fast in beating OttawaSpurgeon scores twice, Wild beat Senators 4-3WATCH: Wild’s Spurgeon scores pair of goals vs. OttawaSt. Cloud State’s Ryan Poehling shines at World Junior ChampionshipDespite a 6-3 loss to the Florida Panthers on Sunday, Chicago — which remains without goalie Corey Crawford (concussion protocol) — has found a level of confidence that had been absent for much of the difficult stretch that cost Joel Quenneville his job in early November.Now, coming off a brief respite that will lead into the second half of the season, the Blackhawks hope to play with the kind of energy they were over the past few weeks.“We know we’re a good team,” Chicago forward Dylan Strome said after Sunday’s loss Mark Scheifele Jersey , according to the Chicago Tribune. “We’ve just got to play the right way and follow the game plan. I think when we’re getting pucks out along the walls and creating chances and we’re locking down defensively and not giving them second and third chances, we’re a good team. Hopefully we can continue that after Christmas and continue the little good run that we’re on.”While it’s uncertain how long the Blackhawks will be without Crawford, the veteran goalie attended Chicago’s morning skate before Sunday’s game. Crawford, who has been out since Dec. 16, is eligible to come off of injured reserve on Thursday and coach Jeremy Colliton characterized Crawford’s attendance at the morning skate as a positive.Cam Ward has seen the majority of time in net since Crawford’s injury, but Collin Delia played well in his season debut last week. Colliton recently told reporters that he doesn’t have a plan in place of who will start on a nightly basis.“Performance will dictate (who plays),” Colliton said, according to the Tribune. “Both guys have been good lately and hopefully that keeps going.”Minnesota, meanwhile, enters Thursday’s game looking for its first victory since Dec. 13 and hasn’t played since Dec. 22 when it lost to the Dallas Stars 2-1 in overtime. The Wild have managed just three goals in their past four games and have yet to tally more than one goal since their 5-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Dec. 13.Entering the Christmas break on a four-game losing streak wasn’t exactly ideal.“It’s frustrating and it’s disappointing Mathieu Perreault Jersey ,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau told reporters after Saturday’s loss, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “I was really disappointed for the players because you can see they stayed on the bench and they hung their head. They really wanted (Saturday’s game).”The Wild (17-15-3) had chances to snap their three-game losing streak but couldn’t capitalize on three power-play chances they had against the Stars, including on four-minute chance they had with an extra attacker.Moving forward, Boudreau said his team has to be better when chances at scoring — and ultimately winning — are at stake.“Those are the times you’ve got to put teams away,” Boudreau said, according to the Star-Tribune. “You have no choice. That’s what you’ve got to do.”
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phillip Danault was 10 years old when Marc-Andre Fleury made his NHL debut.After getting his first career three-goal game against the 15-year veteran goaltender http://www.senatorsshoponline.com/authentic-mark-stone-jersey , it’s understandable why the 25-year-old center for the Montreal Canadiens became uneasy referring to Fleury by his nickname: “Flower.”Danault completed a hat trick late in the third period, Paul Byron scored in overtime and the Canadiens beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Saturday.“I call him Flower, I mean, I just hear that’s his name; but Marc-Andre, I think he’s a great goalie, but it was just my time tonight,” said Danault, draped in a fur-lined trench coat after the game. “Obviously he made some big saves, too. It’s a great win for the team overall Youth Matt Duchene Jersey , too.”Danault entered the game with two goals this season. His third of the game came with 1:25 left in the third period, setting up Byron’s backhand goal 1:59 into OT.“We’ve talked to him about getting a little bit more involved around the net and creating some scoring chances for himself and he did that tonight. It’s gonna be good for his confidence,” Montreal coach Claude Julien said about Danault. “He was mad because the second goal, even the first one against us, he felt he could have done a better job, and what you like about a player like that is his reaction. He didn’t lose focus, he kept plugging away to get us back in the game. I thought it was a real character game for him as far as being able to chase those challenges that he had tonight.”Carey Price made 23 saves, and the Canadiens swept the season series against Vegas.Well aware of the “Vegas Flu” teams suffered from when visiting the entertainment capital of the world last season, Julien said he gave his team a day off to enjoy Las Vegas’ bright lights after playing in Arizona on Thursday Mike Condon Jersey , in order to prepare for the fast-skating Golden Knights.“We needed to be well-rested for today,” Julien said. “I have to show confidence in my players and let them know I know they can handle themselves as well. Hopefully they enjoyed the day in Vegas yesterday. It was a (game) that was important and when you looked at the way we played today, you know they did the right thing yesterday and were ready to play this afternoon.”Montreal, which will play three straight on the road after winter break, is riding a 6-3-2 win streak away from home.“It was probably the best team I’ve seen this year come into our building,” Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant said. “They played great, they were quick and fast. I didn’t mind our team’s game tonight, but they were a step ahead of us all over the ice.”Vegas ended its six-game home winning streak and dropped to 11-4-1 inside T-Mobile Arena.Brandon Pirri scored twice and Jonathan Marchessault also scored for Vegas. William Karlsson, who leads Vegas with 29 points Jaycob Megna Jersey Womens , had two assists. Fleury, one win shy of his 50th as a Golden Knight, made 43 saves.Pirri has three goals in two games since being recalled from the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves on Dec. 19. The 27-year-old leads Chicago with 29 goals in the AHL and has six goals in four games with the Golden Knights dating to last season.NOTES: Vegas F Ryan Carpenter is one game shy of 100 in his career. … Former Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty didn’t get to play against his former team, as he’s currently on injured reserve. … Tomas Tatar, who played 20 games with Vegas last season, returned to T-Mobile Arena for the first time as a Canadien. Tatar had two assists.UP NEXTCanadiens: Visit Florida on Dec. 28.Golden Knights: Host Los Angeles on Sunday. The Nashville Predators are suddenly having trouble scoring goals. The Chicago Blackhawks are experiencing frightful difficulties preventing opponents from scoring goals.Something has to give Saturday night when the Central Division rivals meet at Bridgestone Arena, each looking to reverse recent losing trends.Nashville (17-8-1) is 1-2-0 on a five-game homestand, including a puzzling 3-0 loss to Arizona on Thursday that saw it get blanked by Adin Hill, he of six NHL starts. The Predators turned in a genuine smeller Ryan Dzingel Jersey , drawing 24 penalty minutes, losing 33 of 61 faceoffs and failing to convert on their two power play chances.Article continues below ...“They were faster than us,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. “They wanted it more. We didn’t have enough guys with their hands on the rope pulling it our way.”The Predators aren’t getting enough production from key players. Kevin Fiala has scored three goals all season and was demoted to the fourth line for a few games. Ryan Ellis has managed one goal. Craig Smith has only two goals in his last 17 games.Even the top line is struggling. Center Ryan Johansen has just three points in his last eight games, and left winger Filip Forsberg has only eight points in his last 15. That helps explain why Nashville is 4-5-1 in its last 10 games with just 27 goals.“It’s frustrating getting held off the scoreboard in our own rink against a new goaltender like they had,” forward Colton Sissons said. “It’s pretty disappointing. We’re just in a little bit of a funk here. We’re not feeling ourselves and not playing a game that’s winning hockey right now. Back to the drawing board, and we have to move on.”Based on the last five games, the Predators may have a perfect foil to correct their issues. Chicago (9-12-5) has lost 13 of its last 16 games, the results getting no better since it canned three-time Stanley Cup-winning coach Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6.The Blackhawks are 3-6-2 under interim coach Jeremy Colliton, including a 6-5 loss Thursday night in Winnipeg that highlighted their defensive problems. They have ceded 26 goals in their last five games Womens Tom Pyatt Jersey , coughing up eight in a Tuesday night loss to Vegas.“I thought defensive zone coverage was much better,” Colliton said after the loss in Winnipeg. “But now we had trouble off the rush. We’ve got to put it together. It’s tough to win until we sort it out. There needs to be some urgency there. If there hasn’t been already, it’s been long enough now.”Slow starts doomed the Blackhawks against the Jets, who scored in the first two minutes of each period. The Blackhawks led and played like a team caught in the transition between the end of a glorious era and the beginning of an uncertain one.“There’s no quit in this team, but we’ve got to get better,” Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger said. “We can’t get behind every game. We have to stay in the game and build the game from there and make it harder on our opponents.”
ST. PAUL Max Pacioretty Jersey Womens , Minn. (AP) — Nazem Kadri broke a tie with 3:20 to play and Zach Hyman scored twice in the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.Hyman added an empty-net goal in the final minute to seal Toronto’s fourth straight victory and Minnesota’s third loss in a row.The Maple Leafs improved to 19-8-0, a point behind Tampa Bay for the NHL lead.Kadri’s goal bounced off Wild defenseman Nick Seeler, who was on the wrong end of two such plays Saturday. Seeler also had a puck deflect off him and into his own goal when Tyler Ennis scored Toronto’s second goal of the night.Auston Matthews also scored, and Frederick Anderson made 38 saves for the Maple Leafs for his 15th victory of the season. Matthews scored Toronto’s first goal, his third in two games since returning from a shoulder injury that sidelined him 14 games.The win came after news broke that Toronto signed restricted free-agent William Nylander to a six-year extension, ending an impasse with his contract. Saturday was the deadline for a deal to be done.Jason Zucker, Eric Staal and Jordan Greenway scored for Minnesota.LIGHTNING 5, PANTHERS 4, OTSUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:12 into overtime and Tampa Bay overcame a 4-1 deficit to beat Florida.Point took a pass from Nikita Kucherov across the front of the crease to the left side and flipped it past James Reimer. Tampa Bay improved to 19-7-1, a point ahead of Toronto for the overall NHL lead.Kucherov had a goal and two assists, Cedric Paquette, Mathieu Joseph and Alex Killorn also scored, and Louis Domingue made 24 saves. Evgenii Dadonov and Jonathan Huberdeau each had a goal and an assist, and Frank Vatrano and Aleksander Barkov also scored for the Panthers.SENATORS 6, SHARKS 2OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ben Harpur scored his first NHL goal, Craig Anderson stopped 36 shots and the Senators beat San Jose to spoil Erik Karlsson’s return to Ottawa.The former Senators captain was playing his first game in Ottawa since he was traded to San Jose in the offseason. The team honored the two-time Norris Trophy winner with a video tribute.Ryan Dzingel, Mark Stone, Mikkel Boedker, Magnus Paajarvi and Bobby Ryan also scored tp help the Senators win their third straight. Boedker added three assists for a four-point outing.Joe Thornton and Barclay Goodrow scored for the Sharks. They have lost four in a row.ISLANDERS 3 Nic Dowd Jersey Womens , BLUE JACKETS 2UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Casey Cizikas scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and New York won in its return to the Nassau Coliseum, rallying to beat Columbus.Anders Lee and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the second period to tie it, and Thomas Greiss stopped 28 shots. Markus Hannikainen and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored for Columbus.It was the Islanders‘ first regular season game in 3 1/2 years at the Coliseum, the team’s home from its inception in 1972 until 2015. This was the first of 21 games at the arena as part of a unique arrangement with Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the Islanders’ home since the 2015-16 season.COYOTES 6, BLUES 1GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Keller had a goal and two assists and Arizona scored four second-period goals to rout St. Louis.Richard Panik, Jakob Chychrun, Christian Fischer, Nick Cousins and Alex Goligoski also scored for the Coyotes. Panik added an assist and Nick Schmaltz and Derek Stepan had two each to help Arizona win its third straight. Adin Hill, pressed into service in goal with the Coyotes’ top two goaltenders, Antti Raanta and Darcy Kuemper, out with injuries, finished with 25 saves in his second consecutive start.Robert Thomas scored for the Blues.FLYERS 4, PENGUINS 2PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dale Weise scored in the first minute of the third period and Philadelphia held on to beat Pittsburgh.Claude Giroux, Travis Konecny and Jakub Voracek also scored, and Anthony Stolarz stopped 30 shots.Sidney Crosby scored his 14th for Pittsburgh, and Riley Sheahan added a goal. The Penguins have lost two straight and seven of 10.RED WINGS 4, BRUINS 2BOSTON (AP) — Frans Nielsen scored his first goal of the season to break a tie with 8:07 left, and Jimmy Howard made 37 saves in Detroit’s victory over Boston.Tyler Bertuzzi and Dylan Larkin had second-period goals Authentic Pat Tillman Jersey , and Gustav Nyquist added an empty-netter. The Red Wings improved 11-4-1 in their last 16 games after opening the season 1-7-2.David Backes and Ryan Donato scored for Boston.STARS 2, CANUCKS 1VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Radulov scored with 3:23 left to lift Dallas past Vancouver.Jamie Benn had a third-period goal, and Ben Bishop made 24 saves in his return from a lower-body injury. Dallas is 3-1-1 in its last five games.Bo Horvat scored for Vancouver. The Canucks have only one win in their past 12.JETS 4, DEVILS 3, OTNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mark Scheifele scored his second goal of the game at 4:43 of overtime, tucking the puck past Keith Kinkaid to lift Winnipeg past New Jersey.Josh Morrissey and Andrew Copp also scored, and Laurent Brossoit made 36 saves. Marcus Johansson, Jesper Bratt and Taylor Hall scored for New Jersey. The Devils have lost five straight.PREDATORS 5, BLACKHAWKS 2NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eeli Tolvanen scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to lead Nashville past Chicago.Craig Smith, Kevin Fiala and Ryan Johansen also each had a goal and an assist, Austin Watson added an empty-netter, and Pekka Rinne stopped 19 shots.Brandon Saad and Artem Anisimov scored for Chicago.CANADIENS 5, RANGERS 2MONTREAL (AP) — Shea Weber and Artturi Lehkonen each scored twice and Montreal beat New York to snap a five-game losing streak.Tomas Tatar also scored, and Carey Price stopped 20 shots. Jimmy Vesey and Ryan Strome scored for the Rangers.OILERS 2, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 1EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Spooner scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, lifting Edmonton past Vegas.Connor McDavid also scored as the Oilers won their third straight and improved to 4-1-1 under new coach Ken Hitchcock. Mikko Koskinen stopped 31 shots.William Karlsson scored for the Golden Knights, who snapped a season-high five-game winning streak. Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 32 saves. TAMPA Pat Tillman Jersey Limited , Fla. — While the Tampa Bay Lightning wait for All-Stars Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov to find an early-season groove, they have others who can carry the load.The Detroit Red Wings, meanwhile, are just trying to find any kind of a spark to get their season moving in the right direction as they enter Thursday’s game in Tampa.Last season, the Lightning bolted to the top of the standings behind the play of Stamkos and Kucherov — Stamkos had 24 points in October while Kucherov had 13 goals. In the opening four games this season, the duo has combined for just one goal and four assists.Article continues below ...But Tampa Bay’s scoring depth runs deep. Tyler Johnson, coming off a hat trick performance in Tuesday’s victory against Carolina, and Brayden Point — both former All-Stars — have provided an offensive boost to give Tampa Bay three victories in four games to start the season.A reunion of Johnson with linemates Ondrej Palat and Kucherov — who set the league on fire in 2014-15 — has helped boost the Lightning offense.“They’re unbelievable players. I love playing with them,” Johnson said of being back with his linemates. “It kind of just makes the game easier, it kind of slows it down, we get some opportunities. I think as everything progresses, we’re going to get a little bit closer and closer and be able to work and kind of progress on a few things and I think we can be better. “Hopefully we can just continue to work on things and work on video and just be on the same page here.”The Lightning are also close to getting back veteran forward and alternate captain Ryan Callahan, who underwent shoulder surgery in May and was expected to be out until mid-November. But Callahan was cleared for contact two weeks ago and is ahead of schedule.Tampa Bay cleared a potential roster spot for Callahan by placing Cory Conacher on waivers — and later signing him to a one-year, one-way contract extension that carries a salary cap hit of $700,000.Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said on Wednesday that Callahan could return to the lineup by Nov. 1, though he hinted Callahan may be ready before the team returns from its upcoming five-game road trip that starts Saturday in Minnesota.The Red Wings, meanwhile, are off to their worst start since 1985-86 with an 0-4-2 record. Detroit is coming off a 7-3 loss to Montreal on Monday, and on Wednesday claimed forward Jacob De la Rose off waivers from the Canadiens. He will join the team once his visa situation is cleared up.Detroit is looking for any sign to help inject some life in a proud franchise that is down to start the season.“You can’t let your body language be the first thing that other players notice because they are going to jump all over it,” Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin told the Detroit Free Press. “We have to pick ourselves up. Truly the next shift is the most important after a goal and we need to get the puck back and back in their zone and have a productive shift where we are changing the momentum back in our favor. Don’t get frustrated.”
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Elliott had abdominal surgery on Tuesday and will be out 5 to 6 weeks Adidas Vladimir Sobotka Jersey , general manager Ron Hextall said.Elliott re-aggravated an abdominal injury that cost him four games earlier this month in Saturday’s 4-3 shootout victory over Arizona.In 41 games this season, Elliott has posted a 21-11-7 mark with a 2.72 goals-against average and .908 save percentage.Flyers backup goalie Michal Neuvirth started Tuesday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils, two days after he made 38 saves in a 4-1 victory at Las Vegas.Philadelphia recalled Alex Lyon from Lehigh Valley of the AHL prior to Sunday’s game to serve as Neuvirth’s backup.Hextall was noncommittal as to whether he would pursue a replacement for Elliott before the Feb. 26 trade deadline.The Flyers began Tuesday in sixth place in a tightly bunched playoff race in the Eastern Conference. The Vegas Golden Knights had a day in between experiencing the high of stopping a five-game losing streak against the Washington Capitals to returning to the ice Thursday night against the struggling Chicago Blackhawks.Chicago (9-15-5) has less than 24 hours from its turnaround from a 4-2 loss at Anaheim on Wednesday night. The Blackhawks are on a five-game losing streak while Vegas has won six of its last seven games.The Golden Knights (15-13-1) put an end to Washington’s dominance over them dating to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 5-3 win Tuesday behind two goals by defenseman Nate Schmidt in the final 1:24 at the game at T-Mobile Arena.Article continues below ...“That was an intense game, a lot of emotion, a lot of things blowing over from the (Stanley Cup Final). Our penalty-kill guys did a great job Adidas Scott Wedgewood Jersey ,” Schmidt said. “(Coach Gerard Gallant) came in here after the second period, and hasn’t done this much, but really challenged our guys to go have a better third period, and up and down our lineup, guys responded Adidas Carter Hutton Jersey , and that’s the most important part about this game.“It was a big win, an emotional win, and I like the way our team responded to that challenge.”Cody Eakin and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare had goals 16 seconds apart in the third period for the Knights, who played without left wing Max Pacioretty. He was out with an illness but is expected back against Chicago.Schmidt scored the go-ahead goal on the power play against his former team with 1:24 remaining. He crossed the blue line and made a quick move to his forehand before he buried a shot past Braden Holtby’s glove.Schmidt added an empty-net goal with 6.9 seconds left and the T-Mobile Arena crowd went crazy, especially after the Capitals celebrated their Stanley Cup championship at that venue after winning Game 5.Vegas won at Chicago 8-3 in the first meeting last Tuesday. The eight goals (including two goals each for Eakin and Shea Theodore) are a franchise record and the victory extended the Golden Knights’ winning streak to four games at the time.In that game Adidas Conor Sheary Jersey , Chicago forward Dylan Strome scored in his debut with the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford made 24 saves on 30 shots before being relieved at the start of the third period by Cam Ward, who made 11 saves.“I think you put yourselves in a hole and it’s hard to score in this league,” said Strome, who was acquired along with Brendan Perlini from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Nick Schmaltz. “Sometimes if you’re opening up chances because you got down 3-0, it ends up in the back of your net.”Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook added Adidas Matt Hunwick Jersey , “We’ve got to be better from the puck drop. We’ve just got to be better. It’s just not acceptable to be playing the way we’re playing. Starting off games (like the loss against the Golden Knights last week), obviously that puts us behind and we’re fighting back the rest of the game.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson’s suspension for domestic abuse has been reduced from 27 to 18 games by an arbitrator.The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association announced arbitrator Shyam Das’ decision Thursday.Commissioner Gary Bettman handed down the suspension last month. Watson pleaded no contest in July to a charge of domestic assault stemming from an incident in June Buffalo Sabres T-Shirts Womens , and the NHL found Watson engaged in unacceptable off-ice conduct.The Predators weren’t involved in Watson’s appeal but have supported the forward . Watson has been able to use the team’s resources and practice with Nashville during his suspension, and he was on the ice Tuesday night in full uniform before the Predators’ home opener as the team hung banners for winning the Central Division and Presidents’ Trophy last season.“We are aware of its reduction to 18 games,” the Predators said in a statement. “As previously stated, our focus has and will continue to be the health and well-being of Austin and his family.”Now Watson is eligible rejoin the Predators on Nov. 15 when they wrap up a five-game road trip Arizona. If the 27-game ban had stood, he would have been out until Dec. 3.The NHL does not have a written domestic abuse policy and has chosen to judge each incident separately. Slava Voynov is currently still suspended indefinitely for a 2014 incident.Watson was charged in an incident June 16 with his girlfriend after a witness flagged down a police officer to a gas station in Franklin Buffalo Sabres Hoodies Womens , Tennessee. Watson told police he and his girlfriend were arguing and that he pushed her. Officers said they found red marks on her chest, and she said Watson caused them. Watson pleaded no contest to domestic assault on July 24.As part of that plea, Watson can have the misdemeanor charge dismissed by fulfilling terms of the diversion program. Watson must serve three months of probation and complete both an in-patient treatment program and a batterer’s intervention program.The 18th pick overall in 2010, Watson scored a career-high 14 goals with five assists in 76 games last season. He had five goals and three assists in 13 playoff games. UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Casey DeSmith is providing a lift for the Pittsburgh Penguins while Matt Murray is sidelined by a lower-body injury.DeSmith made 25 saves to lead the Penguins to a 2-1 shootout win against the New York Islanders on Monday night.“He was really good all night. He was locked in Buffalo Sabres Hats Womens ,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “He made some big saves for us.”Jake Guentzel scored the decisive goal in the tiebreaker, helping Pittsburgh improve to 3-0-1 in its last four games. Guentzel also assisted on Derick Brassard’s tying goal in the third period.Penguins star Phil Kessel beat Robin Lehner in the first round of the shootout, but Josh Bailey scored on New York’s third attempt to keep the tiebreaker going. Valtteri Filppula was denied by DeSmith before Guentzel closed out the win for Pittsburgh at Nassau Coliseum.DeSmith improved to 6-1-2 in his past nine starts.“We have to be patient and make sure we don’t beat ourselves,” Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said. “Casey was unbelievable tonight. He was right on all night. That gave us a chance in the shootout.”Anthony Beauvillier scored in the second period for the Islanders, and Lehner finished with 23 stops.New York had a power-play chance in overtime when Brassard was penalized for tripping Filppula. But the Islanders came up empty.“That kill was huge Custom Buffalo Sabres Jerseys ,” Sullivan said. “That was the difference in the game.”Beauvillier put the Islanders ahead with his eighth goal 6:32 into the middle period, converting a pass from Josh Bailey.Brassard responded 2:13 into the third, knocking the puck past Lehner for his fourth goal of the season.The teams played a scoreless first period that had plenty of drama. The Islanders failed to score on three power plays, and then killed off a four-minute penalty on captain Anders Lee.Lee was heartened by the Islanders’ solid effort against the Penguins, who won the Stanley Cup in 2016 and 2017 and have a knack for getting stronger as the season moves along.“It’s a 1-1 hockey game against a good team that ends in a shootout www.flamesshoponline.com ,” Lee said. “For the most part, we played a good game. It was a statement game for us. We were moving our feet and working hard.”The teams split their four meetings this season.NOTES: Islanders F Cal Clutterbuck departed after he was cross-checked by Penguins D Kris Letang. Islanders coach Barry Trotz had no update on Clutterbuck after the game. … The Islanders scratched forwards Tom Kuhnhackl and Josh Ho-Sang, who was recalled from the minors on Sunday, and defenseman Luca Sbisa. … Pittsburgh scratched defensemen Chad Ruhwedel and Jusso Riikola and forward Patric Hornqvist.UP NEXTIslanders: Host Vegas Golden Knights at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday.Penguins: Visit the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday.
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