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RALEIGH, N. Willy Caballero Manchester City Jersey .C. -- The Montreal Canadiens needed a little time to get up to speed in their final game before the Olympic break. When they did, they left behind the Carolina Hurricanes. David Desharnais scored twice and the Canadiens rallied for a 4-1 victory Saturday night. "We had a little slump a couple of weeks ago and we wanted to get out of it," Desharnais said. "We did and we want to stay up in the standings and with these three wins, we did. That was our goal." Ryan White and Brian Gionta also scored and Carey Price made 31 saves to help the Canadiens win their third in a row. "It was nice to finish before the break with another win," said Price, set to play for Canada in the Olympics. "We talked about staying focused and earning that one and it worked out for us. Confidence in hockey is a big thing and to finish strong like this is good," Montreal left wing Max Pacioretty, a member of the U.S. team, suffered a first-period injury after being checked into the goal by Carolinas Brett Bellemore. He left with 7:30 left in the first period and did not return. After the game, Pacioretty said it was all precautionary for his to sit out the rest of the game. "I went in pretty hard and I got the wind knocked out of me," Pacioretty said. "I think the team wanted to play it safe and I think it was a good decision." After a scoreless first period, Carolina got on the scoreboard first in the second period. Drayson Bowman scored his fourth goal of the season with a rising shot from the top of the right circle at 5:42. Bowman took advantage of Tuomo Ruutus screen that kept Price from making a play on the puck. But the rest of the game belonged to the Canadiens. "We responded the right way," Montreal coach Michel Therrien said. "Even though they scored the first goal, we started playing well." Desharnais tied it with 2:08 left in the second, converting a 3-on-2 rush. It took only 1:25 for Montreal to take the lead as White scored on a rebound at the top of the crease with 42.7 seconds left in the period. Desharnais gave Montreal some breathing room early in the third period with his 11th goal of the season. It marked his first multi-goal game of the season. Gionta finished the scoring for Montreal with an empty-netter with 2:37 to go. Carolina defenceman Justin Faulk said the Hurricanes didnt play with energy. "We didnt have the drive and the effort we needed," said Faulk, who also is on the U.S. Olympic team. "In a game like this, especially before the break, we needed to leave it all out there. It didnt go our way." Neither team took advantage of their power-play opportunities. Montreal was 0 for 1 with the man-advantage, and Carolina failed on two power plays. 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The unpredictable Heat orchestrated a second straight dominating performance on Tuesday in South Florida during a 115-83 rout to take a 3-2 series lead over the Pacers. The contest didnt come without collateral damage to both sides, however. With star forward/center Chris Bosh already sidelined with a strained lower abdominal muscle, the Heat are down two more big men tonight after both Udonis Haslem and Dexter Pittman were suspended by the NBA for their actions on Tuesday. Indianas Tyler Hansbrough, who started the fireworks in Game 5 with a hard foul on Miamis Dwyane Wade that opened a cut over the superstars right eye early in the second quarter, was not suspended, although the league upgraded his foul to a flagrant-2 on Wednesday. Moments after Hansbroughs action, Haslem played policeman and went after the Pacers reserve forward, resulting in a one-game suspension. The chippiness continued late in the blowout when Pittman took out Indiana backup guard Lance Stephenson in the final seconds with an unprovoked, vicious elbow that got the center three games on the sidelines. In the contest itself, the duo of LeBron James and Wade went to work again by combining for 58 points in the thumping that resulted in the Heat making a franchise playoff record 61 percent of their shots. "They kicked our butts," Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said. "You dont get two games for a blowout. We just have to regroup, come back and get Game 6." James scored 30 points to go with 10 rebounds and eight assists while Wade added 28 points in the rout. Shane Battier was an unlikely spark with 13 points and also helped limit David West to 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting. "A lot of good things tonight, but we have to focus on the next one." Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said. Danny Granger, Indianas leading scorer in the regular season, scored 10 points before leaving with an ankle injury early in the third quarter. West also sprained hhis knee in the fourth, but by that time the Heat had already pulled away.Jesus Navas Manchester City Jersey. Wade and James carried the load during an 11-2 run midway through the third, with James bookending the spurt on a pair of dunks and Wade scoring the seven points between. James last slam came off a Wade outlet pass and gave Miami a commanding 65-47 lead with 5 1/2 minutes remaining in the third. The margin was 76-57 heading to the final stanza, and the only drama in the fourth came in the closing seconds when Pittman threw the elbow into the neck of Stephenson. "Hard fouls are part of the playoffs," Vogel said Wednesday. "Fouls to the head have no place in this game, not by us, not by Miami, not by any other team in any other series. With all the concussion research thats been going on over the last few years its a very serious matter and it just doesnt have any place in the game." The little-used Stephenson, of course, made headlines when he mimed he was choking after James missed two critical free throws in Indianas Game 3 win. Stephenson has since apologized for his gesture, but the events seemed to have changed the momentum in the series. "Its a physical series," Spoelstra said. "No one wants to make it anything more than that." Certainly not Pacers basketball chief Larry Bird, the NBA Executive of the Year who criticized his team for being "soft" in Game 5. "I cant believe my team went soft," Bird told the Indianapolis Star. "S-O-F- T. Im disappointed. I never thought it would happen." James for one wasnt buying Birds complaints. "Hes just trying to amp them up. Thats all," LeBron said. "Thats all it is. He knows his team isnt soft. But with them, with their backs against the wall at this point, he knows what hes doing. Hes not the executive of the year for no reason." Granger was unable to practice Wednesday but expects to try to play and said hes on a regimen of painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication. "Very much hoping hell be available," Vogel said. "Hes a gamer. Im thinking hell play. But his ankles pretty bad, so well see." West, meanwhile, insists hes not hurt and Stephensons status is still unknown. Game 7 of the series, if necessary, will be in on Saturday in Miami. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
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