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PITTSBURGH -- The steady stream of bold-faced names heading to injured reserve shows no signs of abating for the Pittsburgh Penguins.http://www.authenticjetsfanatic.com/c-33-jets-dion-bailey-jersey.aspx . Thankfully for the Penguins, neither is Sidney Crosby. Crosbys 19th goal of the season broke a tie with just over 6 minutes remaining and Pittsburgh edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory. Chris Conner and Brandon Sutter also scored for the Penguins, who were playing without a number of regulars, including forward Evgeni Malkin. "We keep finding ways," Crosby said. "A lot has to do with the way the (new guys) are playing." Pittsburgh took the ice with a handful of players who have spent the majority of the season at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League and only one defenceman -- Matt Niskanen -- with more than one year of NHL experience. It hardly mattered on a night the Penguins kept the speedy Maple Leafs in check. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots for Pittsburgh to improve to 27-3 in his past 30 home starts. Pittsburgh has won four straight and nine of 10. "Its a pretty unique situation," Niskanen said. "One rookie and five young guys playing. ... These guys have been coming up and playing with confidence and doing a good job. Thats exciting for the organization." Morgan Rielly scored the first goal of his career for the Maple Leafs. Jonathan Bernier made 28 saves, but couldnt stop Toronto from losing for the fourth time in its past five games. "We just werent sharp," Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said. The Penguins have a firm grip on the top of the Metropolitan Division despite a series of injuries to high-profile players. Kris Letang joined fellow defenceman Brooks Orpik (concussion), Paul Martin (broken leg) and Rob Scuderi (broken ankle) on the IR Monday with an upper-body injury of his own, forcing coach Dan Bylsma to get creative with his pairings. Rookie Philip Samuelsson, whose father Ulf won a pair of Stanley Cups with the Penguins in the early 1990s, made his NHL debut against the Maple Leafs. The younger Samuelsson received a quick lesson from his teammates on the level of expectation from Brian Dumoulin, playing in just the second game of his career. Dumoulin helped give the Penguins a quick 1-0 lead, collecting the puck near the point then firing it on net, allowing Conner to jab it by Bernier for his third goal of the season 39 seconds into the game. The tally seemed to embolden Pittsburgh, which controlled play for long stretches in the first period, keeping Bernier busy while the defence did a fine job of neutralizing Torontos speedy counterattack. The Maple Leafs tied it 6:03 into the second as Rielly, the fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft, skated through the Pittsburgh zone and beat Fleury over the goaltenders right shoulder for the highly regarded defencemans first career goal. The power-play score ended the Penguins streak of 18 consecutive penalty kills, though the score had less to do with any kind of breakdown and more to do with Riellys wicked wrist shot. Toronto kept the pressure on well into the third period, but Pittsburgh regained control after killing off an illegal check to the head penalty on Robert Bortuzzo, who levelled Maple Leaf forward Jerry DAmigo during a collision near centre ice. The 6-foot-4 defenceman, who has struggled to crack the lineup, shook off the penalty and even picked up his first point of the season on Crosbys winner. The Maple Leafs won the draw deep in their zone but Bortuzzo knocked down the clearing attempt then fed the puck up the wall to Pascal Dupuis, who slipped a quick pass to Crosby between the circles. "There was a lot of room there," Crosby said. "(Dupuis) made a great pass on my tape and I found the back of the net. Sutters short-handed empty-net goal with 3 seconds left sealed it and the Penguins remained hot while the Maple Leafs couldnt back up a promising 7-3 romp over defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago on Saturday night. "We were a little inconsistent, but we did do some good things," Torontos Dion Phaneuf said. "Weve got to capitalize on the power play and do some things better." NOTES: Toronto finished 1 of 5 on the power play. ... The Penguins are 13-1 when leading after the first period. ... Pittsburgh has won eight straight games at Consol Energy Center. ... The Maple Leafs begin a three-game homestand on Tuesday against Florida. ... Pittsburgh forward Jason Megna left with a lower body injury and did not return. He is not expected to play Wednesday when the Penguins face the Rangers in New York. http://www.authenticjetsfanatic.com/c-17-jets-muhammad-wilkerson-jersey.aspx . Even for a team such as this, finishing off another title sweep is a feel-good accomplishment. Sam Dower Jr. had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Gonzaga held its ground during a second-half rally to beat BYU 75-64 Tuesday night for its 13th WCC championship.http://www.authenticjetsfanatic.com/c-48-jets-christian-hackenberg-jersey.aspx . On Sunday, the Thunder just wanted to bask in another comeback win and another historical statistical performance by Kevin Durant.JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Despite significant contributions from three rookie receivers this season, the Jacksonville Jaguars are hoping Justin Blackmon will return in 2015.General manager Dave Caldwell said Tuesday hes hearing good things about Blackmon, who is suspended indefinitely for repeated violations of the NFLs substance-abuse policy.We hope he comes back because we know hes talented, Caldwell said. But we know hes also a good person thats fighting a tough battle. I think we have to treat it as a luxury. If he comes back, thats great. If he doesnt, we cant count on it.Caldwell said in April he didnt expect Blackmon to play in 2014. He responded by drafting Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson in the second round and adding Allen Hurns as an undrafted free agent. The trio combined to catch 136 passes for 1,647 yards and nine touchdowns as rookies.Blackmon certainly would bolster the unit, especially if veteran Cecil Shorts III hits free agency as expected.We feel good about the three guys weve got, and if (Blackmon) comes back, thats even better, Caldwell said.Blackmon voluntarily checked into a 90-day treatment facility earlier this season, and coach Gus Bradley said back then that updates from Blackmons agent were positive.Blackmon was suspended without pay in November 2013 for at least a year for his latest violation. NFL rules prohibit coaches and general managers from having contact with players suspended indefinitely.The Jaguars (3-13) could have parted wayys with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft, but they didnt want to turn their back on a player in need. http://www.authenticjetsfanatic.com/c-36-jets-buster-skrine-jersey.aspx. . Now, the decision could pay dividends.Hearing some good things, Caldwell said. Havent been in contact with him, but just from some of his people ... that hes really kind of dedicating himself to being healthier and coming back.Because Blackmons contract is interrupted while hes suspended, Caldwell said he would only count about $1.7 million against the salary cap in 2015.There is no risk, Caldwell said. If he comes back, hes a luxury, and thats great for us. Theres no downside to it.The former Oklahoma State star caught 29 passes for 415 yards and a touchdown in the four games he played in 2013 and was the teams leading receiver during that stretch. He has 93 catches for 1,280 yards and six scores in 20 career games.But his problems have overshadowed his play. The Jaguars, though, have stuck with Blackmon despite questions about his accountability.Were trying to stand by him and try to get him where he (will be accountable) and be that type of person that we strive to be, Caldwell said. Not everybodys perfect and we said that from the beginning. Were not going to have 53 angelic players. Were going to have some guys with issues. At the end of the day, if theyre willing to do the right things and show remorse, were not going to be the ones to judge them for that.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
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