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TOKYO -- Ben Smith and Richie McCaw crossed four minutes apart in the first half Saturday as the All Blacks trounced Japan 54-6 in New Zealands first official test in Japan. Custom Boston Red Sox Jersey . Winger Charles Piutau scored his first of two tries for New Zealand before two early penalty kicks by Ayumu Goromaru cut the visitors lead to 7-6, but that was as close as Japan would get. Sam Cane scored the All Blacks second try in the 26th minute to make it 12-6 before Smith and McCaw ran in, allowing Steve Hansens team to take a comfortable 28-6 lead at the break. "It was a very good game for us in a number of ways," Hansen said. "We got up mentally for an opposition that we knew, with the greatest of respect, we were always going to beat." The second half was more of the same with Jeremy Thrush, Frank Halai, Beauden Barrett and Piutau all scoring tries, with Barrett adding two conversions and Dan Carter one. Japan, currently 15th in the world rankings, was forced to play Saturdays match without head coach Eddie Jones who is out indefinitely after suffering a stroke last month. Technical adviser Steve Wisemantel took over in his absence. Crusaders lock Dominic Bird and Blues winger Halai made their All Blacks debut in the match played before a sold-crowd at Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground. World champion New Zealand stretched its winning streak to 11 games and set themselves up nicely for their tour of Europe where they will play matches against France, England and Ireland. Japan will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup and is eager to improve but Saturdays match underlined the vast differences between the Asian nation and an elite team like New Zealand. "The first 20 minutes were very good and we did very well," Wisemantel said. "The next step is to maintain that against that type of team for 50 minutes to keep the pressure on." -------- Japan 6 (Ayumu Goromaru 2 penalties). New Zealand 54 (Charles Piutau 2, Sam Cane, Ben Smith, Richie McCaw, Jeremy Thrush, Frank Halai, Beauden Barrett tries; Dan Carter 5 conversions; Barrett 2 conversions). HT: 6-28. Pedro Martinez Red Sox Jersey . 1. HUGE GAME: Im here in NYC for the Raptors at Nets game Monday night. Some games are just bigger than others and this is one of them. Four games separate them for first place in the Atlantic. Tie-breaker at stake, as well. A win by the Raps would be a major step with only 20 games to play beyond this one. Jim Rice Jersey . No such luck. Wiggins owned the end of Parkers impressive homecoming. The Kansas star scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half, outplaying Parker down the stretch and helping the fifth-ranked Jayhawks knock off No.NEWARK, N.J. - Vladimir Tarasenko is on one of those streaks where any time the St. Louis Blues forward is on the ice, the puck seems to find him in scoring position.After being stopped on a first-period breakaway and hitting a goal post in the second, Tarasenko scored a power-play goal early in the third period and the Blues extended their winning streak to six games with a 1-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.Vladdy is on a hot streak right now and hes proving to everyone how good of a player he can be, said Blues goaltender Jake Allen, who stopped 26 shots in earning his second straight shutout and ending the Devils two-game winning streak. He is definitely leading this team right now.The NHLs No. 1 star last week, Tarasenko has seven goals in last five games and the deciding tally for two straight games. He netted the clinching shootout goal against the New York Rangers on Monday.He came through for us, St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said. I know he felt badly that he missed those chances early on, but he stuck with it and got the goal. Thats a goal scorers goal.His blast from the right circle at 4:55 was the difference against the Devils. Tarasenko netted his eighth goal of the season just 17 seconds after Devils defenceman Marek Zidlicky was whistled for holding Alexander Steen in the crease.Steen barely kept the puck in the New Jersey zone after the faceoff, and then Tarasenko and Jori Lehtera exchanged a couple of passes before the Russian ripped a shot past Cory Schneider, the only one of 23 he didnt stop.Its a save Id like to make for sure, said Schneider, adding the shot beat him on the short side.Devils coach Pete DeBoer wasnt surprised Tarasenko got the goal. He had three shots in the game and five overall, with two jjust missing the net. Steven Wright Red Sox Jersey. I looked at the goal and thats probably the hottest guy in the league, DeBoer said. He makes a good play. He has a knack for it and he is on fire lately.The Blues winning streak is one shy of the NHL-high of seven this season set by Anaheim.Allen, who shut out Anaheim 2-0 in his last start on Oct. 30, had two good stops on Travis Zajac and one on Adam Henrique in the second period. He got his glove on Michael Ryders shot drive in the first, with the puck landing on top of the net.It just fluttered and landed on top, said Ryder, who led the Devils with seven shots.Allen smiled about the save.I got my feet tangled up, but I managed to get my glove on it, he said.The Devils came into the game with the NHLs third-best power play, converting at 26.3 per cent, but they went 0-for-3.The Blues also had three chances, and converted the one they needed. The also saw defenceman Ian Cole hit a goal post in the first period.Its not easy to win like this on the road, said Blues forward Jaden Schwartz, who had the secondary assist on the goal. Our goal was to come in here and get the points and we did that. You never think one goal is going to win it, but getting the first goal was huge and gave us a lot of confidence.NOTES: The Blues played without C Paul Stastny (shoulder) and RW T.J. Oshie (concussion). Stastny has missed eight straight, and Oshie has sat out four. ... Devils D Jon Merrill was out with an undisclosed injury. ... The Blues and Devils will play again on Thursday in St. Louis. ... Devils LW Mike Cammalleri (jaw) missed his fourth straight game. ... New Jerseys Jaromir Jagr played in his 1,485th NHL game, moving him into sole possession of 18th place on the career list, one ahead of Rod BrindAmour. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' ' 
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