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18-05-2018, 09:16 AM
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ST. Nick Vigil Jersey . LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues care only about winning, not the process to get there.After the Blues tied the game twice in the third period, Vladimir Tarasenko scored at 4:20 of overtime to lift St. Louis over the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Friday night.Im happy to have two points right now, Tarasenko said of his third game-winning goal this season and second in overtime.Tarasenkos goal was his team-high 13th of the season. T.J. Oshie had a goal and two assists for his first multipoint game of the season. Jake Allen made 13 saves.Great comeback game for these guys, Oshie said. Snake (Allen) was great again. So well take the two points.The Blues, who rebounded from a shootout loss to Ottawa at home on Tuesday, have won four straight against the Oilers and nine of 10.The Oilers, who were beaten 1-0 in overtime in Nashville on Thursday, have dropped nine straight games, including three in overtime. They have also lost 13 of 15.This is an extremely hard and tough situation for everybody in our organization, from the players to the coaches to the managers, Edmonton coach Dallas Eakins said. It is hard and it is painful, and somewhere you have to believe that this is going to make you extremely resilient and tough down the road.You are sitting there sometimes going, What is it going to take to get a bounce, to get a call, to get something in your favour? Right now it doesnt seem like hockey wants to give that to us. Even on nights where we believe that we do deserve the break.Ben Scrivens stopped 37 shots in the loss.I dont think were playing good enough to win in the NHL, he said.Oshies second goal of the season, a drive from beyond the right circle after a drop pass by Tarasenko, beat Scrivens high stick side and gave the Blues a 1-0 lead with 8:25 remaining in the first period.The Oilers went nearly 10 minutes in the first without a shot and had just three shots in the period, but they tied the game on David Perrons third goal of the season with 14:09 left in the second period.Perron has two goals in four career games against his former team. He scored 84 in six seasons with St. Louis before being traded before the 2013-14 season.Edmonton went ahead 2-1, its first lead since beating the Rangers on Nov. 9, when Nikita Nikitin scored off a back-door assist from Taylor Hall with 3:14 remaining in the second.Kevin Shattenkirk tied it 2-2 with a long shot from near the blue line, assisted by Oshie, just 31 seconds into the third.Mark Arcobello put Edmonton back in front 3-2 three minutes later with his fifth of the season off another nice pass from Hall.The Blues tied it with 7:35 remaining when Alex Pietrangelo put in a rebound of Oshies miss.They are an opportunistic team, Allen said of the Oilers. Theyve got those first two lines and some top-end skill. When they get chances they bury them.Thats a team you have to grind, grind, grind. We came out in the third and we came out strong. Vladdy with another unbelievable goal to win it for us.NOTES: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock tied Mike Keenan for sixth on the NHL career wins list with 671. ... Blues D Jay Bouwmeester missed his fourth game with a lower-body injury, and is expected to sit out Saturday at Minnesota. ... The Blues outshot the Oilers 37-15 in regulation. . St. Louis is 12-0 when it scores at least three goals, and is 3-6-2 when scoring two or fewer. Andy Dalton Jersey . "We were left with the overall impression that the team wasnt trending toward being able to compete for a Stanley Cup," Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said in a news conference at the clubs arena. "And that was just a clear signal and why it was time to make those changes. Cedric Ogbuehi Jersey . Louis and Ryan Kesler have demanded to be traded. . Particularly when speaking in the stadium of Tuesdays opponent: Manchester City. "Maybe they dont fear us as before," Pique said on Monday, "because in the last two years we didnt win the Champions League.CHICAGO - Reality is real, Dwane Casey had said, getting existential after Sundays win over New York looking ahead to the Raptors upcoming road trip, beginning in Chicago the following night. Thats what Mondays loss came down to. The reality is, the Raptors were playing the second half of a back-to-back, while the rested Bulls had been off since Friday. The Raptors were without DeMar DeRozan, their leading scorer, while Chicago welcomed Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson back to the lineup. Most of all, the reality is, the Raptors got outplayed by a battle-tested team when it mattered most. We were due for a stinker, Casey said following his teams 129-120 loss to the Bulls. We had one tonight. After seeing their 12-point third-quarter advantage wiped out, thanks in large part to a seven-minute scoring drought, the Raptors went into the fourth clinging onto a three-point lead before things went from bad to embarrassingly bad. The Bulls made 14 of their 20 shots over the final 12 minutes of the game. They attempted 22 of their 47 free throws and scored 49 points - the most Toronto has surrendered in any quarter during the franchises 20-year-history. We didnt play defence, acknowledged Kyle Lowry - not that it needed to be acknowledged - who had 18 of his game-high 34 points in the high-scoring fourth frame. They executed extremely well. 49 points... Give them credit. Give them credit. They were in such a rhythm and flow in the fourth and we didnt disrupt them much at all. Without DeRozan - who could have come in handy Monday simply by getting to the line and taking pressure off Torontos guards - Lowry was left to battle Chicagos all-star calibre backcourt tandem on his own. In a vintage performance, Rose - back from a two-game absence with an illness - was spectacular, scoring 15 of his 29 points in the fourth while hitting all six of his shots. The two point guards went back and forth, exchanging blows and carrying their teams until Chicago pulled away with just over three minutes left. It was fun, Lowry said of the match-up with Rose. He got the best of me because his team, won but it was great to see him back playing extremely well like he was tonight. The shot that may have sealed it, directly following an impressive spin and dribble drive from Lowry, came from Jimmy Butler, who banked in a 15-footer to five the Bulls a seven-point lead. Rose and Butler combined to score 56 points on just 35 shots on the night while the Raptors most impressive players through three quarters - Jonas Valanciunas, James Johnson and Terrence Ross - hit just one jumper in the fourth. Lowry was on an island. Valanciunas, who attempted a career-high 18 shots Monday night, launched just one in the fourth as the Bulls took him out of the game (or the Raptors Lowry-centric offence took him out of the game, depending on how you look at it). In a way, it may have been the reality check this team needed. The loss snapped Torontos six-game winning streak - all of those victories having come against losing teams. The Raptors have played three contests against winning clubs in December - two against Cleveland and Mondays game in Chicago - and theyve dropped them all, despite holding a lead entering the fourth quarter in two of them. The Raptors improved offence and late-game resiliency had been bailing them ouut against inferior opponents but, as they get set to head out West for a challenging five-game stretch, theyll have to rediscover their defensive roots to be successful. Jake Fisher Jersey. Theyre a good team and we knew that coming in, Casey said of the Bulls. You cant go in and think youre going to out-score people. Defence left us in the second half. I dont know if we ran out of gas or what, I just thought our defensive attention to detail wasnt there. The reality is, they were never going to win all six games on this season-long road trip, not given DeRozans injury - still without a timetable for his return - and the degree of difficulty theyll face. Now, theyll go their separate ways, celebrating the holidays with family and friends for three days before reconvening on the West coast. Thats going to be good to refresh your mind and body, to lay down a couple of days in a bed, just not do anything, said Valanciunas, who had 20 points and nine rebounds in the loss. And come back on [the] 27th ready to play and win some games. MOST IMPROVED? Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has surprised a lot of people around the league this year, but Dwane Casey is not one of them. Ive been in love with him, [had] a man crush on him for a while now, the Raptors coach said of the fourth-year pro. Hes a strong, physical kid. Now hes knocking down shots, handling the ball. Hes just developed into an all-around, all-star type of player. Butler emerged late in his sophomore season back in 2012-13 and took his game to another level last season. Now, a third of the way through the campaign, hes established himself as one of the NBAs elite two-way players. On the surface it would appear hes benefiting from an improved supporting cast - Rose is back, Pau Gasol was added - and while theres probably something to that, hes been consistently excellent with most of his teammates in and out of the lineup this year. Primarily known as a defender, initially, the 25-year-old has become an all-around contributor. Playing virtually the same amount as he did last year (hes logging just one minute more per game), Butlers scoring average has increased by nearly nine points while his shooting percentage has gone from 40 up to 49. Hes one of those kids you really admire, because hes made a lot out of who he was coming out of college, Casey said of Butler, who leads the NBA in minutes per game and ranks 13th in scoring. I dont think anybody projected him to be where he is now and my hat is off to him and the way he has worked and developed his offensive skills. Hes always had deefensive skills, but hes develeoped his offensive skills, with that strength, is unbelievable. Johnson, starting in place of the injured DeRozan and Landry Fields, was the primary defender assigned to Butler on Monday but it didnt seem to matter who was guarding the Bulls emerging star. Butler scored 27 points, making all 11 of his free throws, and grabbed 11 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double. On defence, his length frustrated Raptors reserve Lou Williams, who hit just three of his 10 shots. Butler figures to be the leading, albeit early candidate for the NBAs Most Improved Player award, with Raptors guard Kyle Lowry also on the short list. The Bulls guard beat Lowry out for Eastern Conference Player of the Week in November. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2019 Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '
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