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DENVER -- Josh Harding was brilliant in regulation and only got better from there, showing why hes one of the leagues top goalte

 von jokergreen0220 , 23.03.2018 09:16

DENVER -- Josh Harding was brilliant in regulation and only got better from there, showing why hes one of the leagues top goaltenders. Thibaut Courtois Jersey . Harding made two glove saves in the shootout and Mikko Koivu scored the deciding goal as the Minnesota Wild rallied for a 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. "If Harding isnt as good as he is, we score a few more," lamented Matt Duchene, who had the Avalanches lone goal in the shootout. But he is that good, lowering his goals-against average to an NHL-best 1.49. Harding had 26 saves and then nonchalantly described his performance by saying, "I felt good." This was a big road win for the Wild after losing in San Jose and Anaheim. That they mustered this sort of come-from-behind effort in their third contest in four days made it all the more impressive to coach Mike Yeo. "After two periods, Im thinking to myself, Man, we look like we have nothing in the tank. We look tired," Yeo said. "There were plays or decisions we made that are usually kind of a result of fatigue. The way they stepped up in the third period, the way they kept themselves in the game, the way they battled to give ourselves a chance to score that goal -- that was a big character win." Trailing 1-0, Nino Niederreiter tied the game with 3:53 remaining in regulation when he deflected in a shot from Ryan Suter in front of the net. Perhaps only fair, since Colorado scored its lone goal in regulation when a shot clanked in off the skate of Maxime Talbot. "Two fluky goals," Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said. "They were not pretty goals, but at the same time part of the game." Koivus goal was nifty, sending a backhand just over Semyon Varlamov and just under the crossbar. Zach Parise also scored for the Wild in the shootout. So, is that the type of shot Koivu envisioned all along? "Im not going to tell you what I wanted to do because every time we go against these guys were in a shootout," Koivu said. After Duchene scored to open the shootout, Harding stopped P.A. Parenteau and Ryan OReilly to preserve the win. "I dont think we played bad hockey," Duchene said. "I thought we played a heck of a hockey game. Were having tough luck right now. We made a lot of good plays and the one that goes in for us hits a skate and goes in. I thought maybe the bounces were going to go our way." Midway through the second period, Cory Sarich unleashed a shot from just inside the blue line that deflected off of Talbots skate and past Harding. It was Talbots second goal for the Avs since being acquired from Philadelphia on Oct. 31. Niederreiter tied it up when his deflection trickled past Varlamov. Once again, the Avalanche struggled on the power play. Theyre now 0 for 26 over their last 10 games. It was a clean first period, with no goals and just one penalty on Minnesotas Jonas Brodin for interference. Harding came up big in the opening 20 minutes and stopped all 11 shots he faced, including a point-blank attempt from Cody McLeod. Defenceman Jan Hejda was back on the ice for Colorado after missing a week with a right knee injury. He had to be helped off the ice in Edmonton on Dec. 5 after losing an edge and going feet first heavily into the boards. "Wasnt as bad as how it looked on television," Hejda joked before the game. NOTES: The Wild juggled their lines after recalling C Erik Haula from Iowa of the American Hockey League on Friday. ... The Avalanche held a moment of silence before the game for Arapahoe High School staff, students and families who were affected by the shooting at the suburban Denver school on Friday. ... Avalanche D Ryan Wilson (back) missed his 17th straight game, but may be moving closer to a return. "We want him to have a couple of practices before he plays," Roy said. ... F John Mitchell played in his 300th game. "Its a good number," said Mitchell, who had an assist on Talbots goal. ... The Avs are 2-0-1 against the Wild this season. Ramires Jersey . HEROES P.K. Subban – Scored the overtime winner and assisted on Montreal’s earlier goal, both on the power play, in a 2-1 win over Nashville. Dominic Solanke Jersey . "That was a great lift for the staff," Padres manager Bud Black said. Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal homered, and Chase Headley drove in three runs, as the Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Friday night. http://www.chelseasoccerjerseysonline.com/customized/ .com) - Joique Bells touchdown run in the fourth quarter gave the Detroit Lions a 20-14 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.TORONTO -- Before facing last seasons Western Conference finalist Memphis Grizzlies in one of the final tune-ups for this season, Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said he was hoping for a tight contest. He wanted to see his starters forced to play big minutes late in a close game in order to get them ready for next weeks NBA season opener. It didnt quite work out that way. The Raptors took charge of the game late in the first quarter and quickly turned it into a laugher, pounding the Grizzlies 108-72 before a crowd of 14,421 at Air Canada Centre. Still, Casey was impressed with how his team rebounded the ball, especially at their own end of the court, against one of the best offensive rebounding teams in the game. "They did an excellent job and they responded," Casey said. "I thought our guys met the challenge defensively. This has to be our personality night in, night out. "As meaningless as these games are, you can still have a chance to work on some things." Toronto surrendered just seven offensive rebounds to the Grizzlies while grabbing 12 at the Memphis end of the court. Overall, the Raptors held a 54-36 edge in rebounds. Thirteen different Toronto players scored points, five of them in double figures, as the Raptors led by as many as 39 points on the way to improving to 6-1 in the pre-season, which ends in Milwaukee Friday. "Tonight was a great test for us," said Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, who led the way with 21 points. "We wanted to come in and hold our ground and thats what we did." With the Raptors poised to open the season at home against the Boston Celtics next Wednesday, DeRozan said his confidence is "as high as its ever been, by far. "I just dont feel like annybody can guard me. Branislav Ivanovic Jersey. I dont really worry about anything on the offensive end. I know I can score when I want to and I know I can create whenever I want to or get to the free-throw line." Rudy Gay added 15 points while Austin Daye had 14 points off the bench as the Raptors shot 46 per cent from the field, including an impressive 53 per cent from three-point range. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, were brutal at both ends of the court. They shot just 35 per cent from the field, including only 24 per cent from the beyond the arc. Ed Davis and Jon Leuer each had 11 points to lead the Grizzlies. "We are getting closer and closer to the season so the quicker we can get into game shape the better," said Gay, who came to the Raptors from Memphis in a trade last year. "We really want to get a jump start this season so I think its good we got a lot of minutes." The Raptors did come out of the evening with some health concerns. Starting guard Kyle Lowry left the game in the second half with an injured left ring finger and did not return. Starting centre Jonas Valanciunas took an elbow from Zach Randolph and required stitches to his chin while Tyler Hansbrough injured his right thumb and Julyan Stone got a knee to his thigh. "It wouldnt be pre-season if we didnt have some drama," Casey quipped. The biggest concern is clearly Lowry, who Casey said "popped out" his finger when reaching for a loose ball. But the coach noted the injury, which will be re-evaluated Thursday, is to his non-shooting hand. Despite the lopsided victory, it was far from a pretty effort for the Raptors, who committed 17 turnovers. The Grizzlies had 19 turnovers on the night. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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