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Once the rough

Postby laiyongcai92 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:36 pm

ST. PAUL Troy Brouwer Jersey Womens , Minn. (AP) —stuff was out of the way, the Calgary Flames settled in and clamped down on the Minnesota Wild.The surprise leaders of the Pacific Division, the Flames have proven this season to be feisty and flexible.Matthew Tkachuk scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, backup goalie David Rittich made 34 saves, and the Flames hung on to beat the Wild 2-1 on Saturday.“It is a good feeling when you go into a game knowing that if you play your way, you can win a game 9-6 and 2-1,” Tkachuk said.Mark Giordano scored short-handed in the first period for the Pacific Division-leading Flames, who are 11-2-1 in their last 14 games, with 10 victories in regulation. During this stretch, they’ve won 7-2, 6-3 http://www.officialavalanche.com/authentic-adidas-sven-andrighetto-jersey , 6-1, 9-6 and 6-5. They’ve also recently earned 3-2, 2-0 and now 2-1 decisions.“If we need goals we can get them, but more nights than not we want to play tight checking defensively and create our offense that way,” Giordano said. “We know we can do it.”Jordan Greenway’s second-period goal was all the Wild were able to muster after winning their previous two games against Montreal and Florida by a combined 12-2 margin. They went on a power play with 2:36 left and pulled goalie Devan Dubnyk a few seconds later, but they failed to use the two-man advantage to forge a tie.With 11:15 remaining, after a turnover by Joel Eriksson Ek set up a rush for the Flames and James Neal’s pass hit a skate and slid backward, Tkachuk snapped the puck through traffic and past Dubnyk’s stick for the lead. Tkachuk is third with 14 goals this season for the Flames, who lead the NHL with 50 third-period goals and a plus-26 differential in the final frame.“They’ve got a great team over there. Very fast, quick in transition, high skill http://www.officialcanadiensprostore.com/authentic-adidas-phillip-danault-jersey ,” Greenway said. “So it’s not an easy job.”Rittich filled for Mike Smith, who was sidelined by an undisclosed injury.“We’re fortunate to have two guys we can call upon,” coach Bill Peters said.Nine days after the Flames beat the Wild 2-0 in a tension-filled game in Calgary, both sides brought their grudges to the ice along with their sticks and skates. Forty seconds after the opening faceoff, Tkachuk fought Minnesota’s Matt Dumba, who leveled Flames center Mikael Backlund with an open-ice check in the final minute of the matchup on Dec. 6, when Dumba was retaliating for a knee-on-knee hit Wild captain Mikko Koivu took from Giordano earlier in that game.“It’s good when you see guys standing up for one another, standing up for themselves,” Dubnyk said. “We don’t have a bunch of fighters in here, but we have guys that can take care of themselves.”Giordano served a two-game suspension. Flames forward Ryan Lomberg was banned for one game for going after Dumba, which also triggered an automatic $10 Womens Craig Smith Jersey ,000 fine for Peters. Koivu (lower body) and Backlund (upper body) each missed their fourth straight game.Dumba, who leads NHL defensemen with 12 goals, didn’t play in the last two periods. Coach Bruce Boudreau had no update afterward on his condition. After Dumba’s power-play shot was blocked, the Flames went the other way for a 2-on-1 rush that set up the goal by Giordano .Shortly before the first intermission, Wild forward J.T. Brown fought with Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie. A little later, Wild defenseman Ryan Suter even dropped his gloves for a scuffle with Flames forward Sam Bennett. That was Suter’s first fight, according to hockeyfights.com , since 2009.The Wild have let their opponent score first in 22 of 32 games this season. They climbed right back in this one after killing a 5-on-3 power play, when Greenway pivoted from the top of the right circle and sniped the puck past Rittich 3:30 into the second period.“It was just a pretty tight-checking game all the way through, after things settled down,” Wild left wing Zach Parise said. “We had a couple good looks and a couple odd-man rushes. We just couldn’t get that second one.”NOTESGiordano became the first defenseman in Flames franchise history to score a short-handed goal in consecutive games. He has two goals and seven assists in his last four games. … The Wild were also missing LW Jason Zucker Filip Forsberg Jersey , scratched because of an illness. This was his first absence since April 4, 2017. … Dubnyk stopped 24 shots. … The Flames are 16-2 this season when scoring first. … The Wild faced all seven Canadian teams, including the Flames twice, over their last 11 games. They went 3-5 against the north-of-the-border clubs.UP NEXTFlames: Play at St. Louis on Sunday, the second stop on a three-game trip. Peters said Backlund and Smith would likely be available to face the Blues.Wild: Host San Jose on Tuesday night to wrap up a four-game homestand. Boudreau said Koivu would be back to play the Sharks. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Bill Peters has not been able to lead the Carolina Hurricanes back to the NHL playoffs and after coming up short following his fourth season with the club, announced Friday that he is resigning.”I feel like this is a good time to move on,” Peters said in a statement issued by the team, ”and I am looking forward to my next challenge.”Peters went 137-138-53 in his lone head coaching job in the NHL. He had one season left on the contract extension he signed in 2016.New team owner Tom Dundon said he has ”a lot of respect for Bill as a person and coach.”The move leaves the Hurricanes looking for a new general manager and head coach. Hall of Fame player Ron Francis was reassigned to another front-office position during the season.”I feel the incoming general manager should have the ability to hire his own head coach,” said Peters, who was hired by Francis in 2014.The 53-year-old Peters figures to be a candidate for other openings around the league – including a team in his home province.The Calgary Flames fired Glen Gulutzan earlier this week after missing the playoffs in his second season. Peters is a native of Three Hills Juuse Saros Jersey , Alberta, who played college hockey in that province at Red Deer College under coach Mike Babcock – who eventually hired him as an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings.Peters left the Red Wings’ staff four years ago to take his first NHL head coaching job with Carolina, but was unable to end the team’s playoff drought, which at nine years is one of the longest in NHL history.The Hurricanes have made the postseason just once since winning the Stanley Cup in 2006, and just twice in 15 seasons. This will be their third coaching change since their last playoff appearance in 2009.Expected to be a playoff team this season, Carolina finished 14 points out of a postseason spot and in sixth place in the eight-team Metropolitan Division.There’s been plenty of change over the past four months for the Hurricanes, who will have turnover in three key spots on the organizational roster.Longtime owner Peter Karmanos Jr. sold the majority interest in the team to Dundon in January, and the Dallas billionaire shook things up when he reassigned Francis to the role of president of hockey operations. The new GM will report directly to Dundon.Peters’ frustration became evident following a critical 3-1 loss to San Jose in February that cost them a chance to move into playoff position. After that game, Peters called his team out, repeatedly using the word ”disappointing” while promising lineup changes that ultimately never came.—
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