gger early season problem for the Blackhawks, from mary123's blog

ST. Ibrahim Afellay Barcelona Jersey . JOHNS, N.L. -- It didnt take forward Peter Holland very long to make his impact with the Toronto Marlies. Holland scored 3:02 into his first game and earned the games first star as Toronto edged the host St. Johns IceCaps 3-2 on Friday in American Hockey League action. "It was nice (to score early) and it sort of settled me down," said Holland, who was demoted by the Maple Leafs on Tuesday after 22 NHL games. "Obviously there is a little bit of nerves no matter what level youre playing at. It was nice to get that one and nice to get the win." Petter Granberg and Sam Carrick also scored for the Marlies (20-11-3), who held a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes of play. Andrew Gordon and Kael Mouillierat replied for the IceCaps (18-15-3) in the third period. Torontos Drew MacIntyre made 31 saves for his league-leading 16th win of the season. Eddie Pasquale turned away 34-of-37 shots for St. Johns. Granberg opened the scoring, finding the net through traffic with a shot that changed direction on the way just 1:21 into the game. Holland scored an easy tap-in to make it 2-0 as Pasquale was caught out of his net by some crisp passing on the power play. "Spencer Abbott did a great job getting on the weak side of the net there and Eddie (Pasquale) slid across to try to play the shot, obviously," Holland said of his goal. "I just tried to position myself in front and Abbott made a great play over to me and I had the open cage." Carrick tipped home a Josh Leivo point shot for the Marlies with 1:17 left in the second to make it 3-0. Mouillierat scored on a one-timer in the slot off a cross-ice pass from JC Lipon to put the IceCaps on the board 5:17 into the third period. Gordon picked up his own rebound and beat a sprawling MacIntyre to bring the score to within one with 6:34 left in the third. St. Johns head coach Keith McCambridge wasnt thrilled with his club having to play from behind the entire game. "Its frustrating to have to chase the game when youre down quick with two goals like that and youre outshooting the opponent," McCambridge said. "Its not the fault of our goaltender, I thought the first goal was a tip and he had no chance on the second goal, which was on the power play." Ivan Luis Zamorano Jersey . Shot outdoors against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alta., the networks 30-minute original production airs tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. The four All-Star teams will play for $100,000 in prize money during TSNs annual skins game, airing live this weekend on TSN from The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre. Martin Montoya Barcelona Jersey . Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050 Thursday, the Leafs GM also touched on the questions surrounding the teams leadership and the struggles of his big-name free-agent signing. “Its not from lack of effort from the coaching staff. http://www.soccerauthentic.com/chile-eduardo-vargas-jersey/ . The defence is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Chicago Blackhawks have high standards. Two Stanley Cup championships in a four-year span will create that. So their 7-2-3 start to the season is hardly a cause for satisfaction. This payback victory over the Minnesota Wild, at least, provided some reassurance. Patrick Sharp finally scored, Nick Leddy jump-started the stagnant special teams units with a power-play goal and the Blackhawks beat the Wild 5-1 on Monday night. "We havent been playing the way we want to play," said Leddy, a native of nearby Eden Prairie and former Wild first-round draft pick. "We know we can play that way all the time, and I think this gives us some confidence." After giving up 11 goals while losing their previous two games, the Blackhawks played tougher defence, were more disciplined and paid the Wild back for their 5-3 win on Saturday night in Chicago. "We may have had the most consistent game weve had," coach Joel Quenneville said. Corey Crawford made 29 saves, and Sheldon Brookbank, Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad all scored to give the Blackhawks just their third game of more than three goals in 12 contests this season. "It was definitely hard to lose that way at home. They really took it to us, and we were looking to return the favour," Saad said. The Wild were actually in control of the first period despite falling behind early. Then Jason Pominville got a goal, his third in two games, to tie it at 1 midway through the second period. But Niklas Backstrom never found his footing in the net. After making 33 saves against the Blackhawks two days before, his first start following a seven-game absence because of a lower-body injury, Backstrom stopped only 23 shots. Coach Mike Yeo refused to criticize the veterans performance, but he wasnt nearly as strong in the rematch. "We cant sit here and look at that game and say that any player is responsible for that loss," Yeo said. "We had too many guys who werent on top of their game, and when youre playing a team of that calibre, obviously you need a lot of guys not playing just OK games but playing good games, and I dont think we had that tonight." Marian Hossa caught Backstrom looking the wrong way behinnd the net and fed Sharp for a snap shot from just outside the crease over Backstroms opposite shoulder late in the first period. Alexis Sanchez Chile Jersey. This was just Sharps second goal of the season. He was quiet last season, too, returning from injury to find his rhythm in the playoffs. "It was nice to put one in. Hopefully that starts something," Sharp said. Late in the second period, Backstrom turned aside Leddys shot, but Kane beat him to the rebound and circled the puck around to the other side where Brookbank was waiting for a slap shot. Backstrom collided with rookie defenceman Matthew Dumba as he was trying to climb up and reposition himself in the crease. Then in the third period, Saad scooted past Dumba on a rush to draw Ryan Suter over in coverage. Saad then pivoted to flick a perfect drop pass to Kane, who skated in front of Dumba to tap in an easy goal and give the Blackhawks a 4-1 lead. The Wild must now decide whether to keep Dumba, their 2012 first-round draft pick, or return him to his junior team. "Im not going to say I didnt think about it at all. Thatd be a lie. I did put that pressure on myself, and I wasnt very happy with my third period tonight," Dumba said. The power play has been only so-so, and the penalty kill has been a bigger early season problem for the Blackhawks, who entered the night last in the NHL with a success rate of only 72.2 per cent. They killed all three opportunities on this night. The Wild fell to 4-1-2 at home this season. They gave up four goals in standard 5-on-5 situations, more than one-third of their league-best total this season. They have allowed 11 in 13 games. "I dont know if they were better prepared than us, but it felt like they were sharper," Backstrom said. NOTES: Brandon Pirri, moved up to centre on the second line, had two assists for the Blackhawks. ... Mikael Granlund assisted on Pominvilles goal for his team-high eighth of the season. ... The Wild were again without two of their top three defencemen, Keith Ballard (seven straight games, upper body) and Jonas Brodin (three straight games, broken cheekbone). ... Hossa has 21 points in 24 career games against the Wild. league-best total this season. They have allowed 11 in 13 games. 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 Cheap Jersey ' ' '
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