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Posted on 9:28pm Sep 28, 2017
WINNIPEG -- For a guy who just played a key role in winning a hockey game Tuesday night, Martin St. Bob Lilly Jersey . Louis was still not a very happy fellow. It was understandable perhaps, after the veteran forward was passed over by his own general manager for a spot on the Canadian Olympic team. "Im happy we got the win," he said after his two third-period goals nailed down the 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets, their fourth loss in a row. "For Team Canada, you guys can imagine how I feel, obviously, Im extremely disappointed and Ill just leave it at that." St. Louis scored the winner in the third period then capped it with an empty-net goal. The Jets were outshot two-to-one for most of the game and finished with just 14 shots on goal to 33 for the Lightning, but still managed to go into the third tied 2-2. That was no consolation for Winnipeg coach Claude Noel. "Certainly for us this is probably the worst we played," he said. "It was an empty game. We got very little production in any facet of the game. I dont have the answers." The Jets scored two power-play goals and had managed to kill four of the chances they handed Tampa, until St. Louis tipped in Victor Hedmans shot from the point at 8:39 of the third on a fifth power play. Valtteri Filppula and Ondrej Palat also scored for the Lightning (26-13-4). Olli Jokinen and Dustin Byfuglien scored for the Jets (19-22-5). "It would be hard to pick anybody who was good in the game," said Noel. Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec agreed. "It was embarrassing," he said. "The way we play, we cant expect to be a success, thats for sure." He said they managed to stay in the game but "I dont think we showed up tonight," adding "we got what we deserved." Cooper was pleased at the way the whole team responded after a tough day when only Steven Stamkos from the Lightning got the nod for a spot on the Canadian Olympic team. "The guys still found a way to come into a hostile environment here -- this is a tough place to play on the road -- and I thought we just played an outstanding road game." Tampa got off to a quick start. Filppula deked past Byfuglien in front of the Winnipeg net to fire one past Pavelec at just 1:20 with the first shot of the game for the Lightning. But the Jets made good on a five-on-three later in the first. Mark Scheifele fed a pass across the Tampa crease and Jokinen popped it behind backup netminder Anders Lindback before he could recover. A slashing penalty to Filppula and a delay of game for Lindback (served by B.J. Crombeen) set up the scoring opportunity. The Jets managed only two shots in the first period to Tampas five and were outshot 12-7 in the second as well. But Byfuglien still put them ahead on another power play early in the period, snapping one past Lindback on the short side off a drop pass from Blake Wheeler. Things got chippier as the period progressed and tempers flared. Tampa had a couple of power-play chances but managed only one shot on both combined. Shortly after the last, however, Palat tied things up on a pass from Nikita Kucherov after a breakaway by Alex Killorn at 15:37. The Jets penalty kill finally buckled in the third on Hedmans shot from the point that St. Louis tipped in from Pavelecs glove side. Frustration boiled over again late in the third and gloves and sticks littered the ice after a clash around the Tampa net that saw four players sent to the box. The game basically ended with a fight between Evander Kane and Eric Brewer. Winnipeg had lost their last three going into Tuesdays game, while Tampa had a five-game road winning streak snapped last Sunday by the Edmonton Oilers. Notes: Pavelec picked up a rare netminders assist on Byfugliens goal. For whatever reason, Tampa has had trouble beating Winnipeg. The Jets won their first meeting of the season Dec. 7 in overtime and going into Tuesdays game had won the past four against Tampa. They still have a record of 7-3-2 against the Lightning since moving from Atlanta in 2011. Randy White Jersey . Petersburg of the KHL. Belov was a free agent last summer when he signed a one-year contract with the Oilers. In 57 games this season he had one goal and six assists with 34 penalty minutes in Edmonton. Alfred Morris Jersey . For the Miami Heat, that was outstanding news. LeBron James scored the last of his 32 points on a layup that put Miami up for good with 11.BROSSARD, Que. -- It was up to veterans Brian Gionta and Tomas Plekanec to convince the world, and perhaps themselves, that the Montreal Canadiens still have hope. The team that looked so solid in coming back to eliminate the first-place overall Boston Bruins is down 3-1 to the New York Rangers in the NHL Eastern Conference final, but Gionta insisted Monday that morale is good and the Canadiens are far from finished. They will be facing elimination in Game 5 of the best-of-seven series at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night, however. "Its no secret: you start doing the right things, you start getting rewarded for it and momentum builds," Gionta said. "You keep carrying that. "A couple of teams have been able to do that this year, the Kings and the Rangers. So its not something that cant be done and with the group we have in here, we believe we can do it. And we believe weve got better as the series goes on." Gionta and Plekanec were part of a Canadiens team that came back from a 3-1 deficit to upset the high-powered Washington Capitals en route to their last trip to the conference final in 2010. They did it that time with desperate shot-blocking, spectacular goaltending from Jaroslav Halak and a quiet belief that they could pull it off. This time, they are looking to third-stringer Dustin Tokarski to imitate Halak. The 24-year-old has been solid in goal since replacing the injured Carey Price in Game 2, allowing eight goals in 11 periods over three games. He helped them claim an overtime win in New York in Game 3 but was beaten on Martin St. Louis overtime snipe in Game 4 on Sunday night. The Canadiens have played the Rangers close to evenly since a 7-2 loss in the series opener, but there were worrying signs in their latest loss. Defenceman Alexei Emein missed most of the first period after blocking a shot and then was mostly immobile after he returned. And top forwards Thomas Vanek, who has struggled all series, and Max Pacioretty were all-but invisible. And they remain without Price, the Canadian gold medallist from the Sochi Olympics in February who suffered a suspected right knee injury when New Yorks Chris Kreider crashed the net in the second period of the series opener. Price skated for about 20 minutes without equipment before the teams optional practice, but coach Michel Therrien said he will not be back in this series. For Gionta, hope comes from a feeling that his team is getting better and still has time to turn things around, as they did when they fell behind 3-2 to the Bruins in the conference semifinal. The Canadiens rebounded with their best game of the playoffs in Game 6 and closed it ouut in Boston two days later. Darren McFadden Jersey. "We were able to wear (Bostons) defence down with our speed and our forechecking," he said. "We need to get better at that and I think thats what weve got better at as (the New York series) went on. "Try to take advantage of their defencemen down low, try to spend some time in the offensive zone, and start to make breakdowns and make things happen that way. Our backs are against the wall. Its win or go home. I would expect the same kind of effort as we had against Boston for sure." They could also improve on special teams, although they had a breakthrough when P.K. Subban finally got a power play goal to tie the game in the third period on the sixth of Montreals eight man-advantages. "We sat down after the second period and made a little adjustment and it worked and hopefully we can carry it over to the next game," said Plekanec. "Special teams was one of the things that we probably werent good enough at in the series so far, so it would be a good time to turn that around. "Its not over. I didnt see one guy that was down after the game." Plekanec was among five players in the Game 4 lineup who joined the reserve players in the optional skate, along with Tokarski, Rene Bourque, Michael Bournival and defenceman Francis Bouillon, who scored in his first appearance in the series in place of rookie Nathan Beaulieu. Another potential boost for the Canadiens would be to score the first goal, which they did consistently in the first two rounds but have yet to do against the Rangers. It would perhaps give them another missing element -- confidence. "We have to start playing more with confidence, making the right plays at the right time," said Plekanec. "When theres a play, weve got to make it. "When theres no play, weve got to go for the puck. Sometimes we didnt make the right decisions, so thats an aspect that definitely can be better. Confidence is a thing that, when you dont make the right plays, you start chipping it in instead of making plays, and sometimes its a situation where you should have made a play." Therrien feels his team has shown it can bounce back against the Bruins and can do it again. Gionta, a Stanley Cup winner with New Jersey in 2003, agrees. "Part of the playoffs part of being a professional, of being part of a winning team is being able to regroup and forget about it and deal with the circumstances that are ahead of you and not with whats behind you," he said. "Guys were disappointed. It was a huge blow. But the series isnt over. We still believe in this group so no one is panicking." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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