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The Avalanche got buried, the Blackhawks and Stars put on a show, seven teams scored at least four goals and there were injuries to Evander Kane and Dan Boyle. Oliver Torres Jersey. There was a lot going on. Scott Cullen breaks down Thursdaya€?s NHL action. AVALANCHE BURIED Coloradoa€?s puck possession concerns came home to roost immediately; they were outshot 48-16. During 5-on-5 play, the Wild had 64 shot attempts, to Coloradoa€?s 23 (73.6%). Wild LW Zach Parise had a goal and two assists to lead the Wild attack, registering nine shots on goal in 15:09 of ice time. RW Jason Pominville had a goal and an assist and C Mikael Granlund had two assists. The line of Granlund, Parise and Pominville was ridiculously dominant, getting 92% of the shot attempts when they were on the ice. THE WILD SIDE PLAYER CF CA Corsi% G A PTS Mikael Granlund 26 2 92.9% 0 2 2 Zach Parise 25 2 92.6% 2 1 3 Jason Pominville 25 2 92.6% 1 1 2 CF - Corsi For; CA - Corsi Against; Corsi% - Percent of shot attempts during 5-on-5 play. Data via A lot of Avs were destroyed in possession terms, but the line of Jamie McGinn (10.7%), Daniel Briere (12.0%) and Max Talbot (12.5%) was clearly overmatched. D Erik Johnson (six for, 29 against, 17.1%) had a rough night as well. More: Wild D Ryan Suter had a goal and an assista€| Wild LW Nino Niederreiter had a goal and seven shots on goal in 13:35 TOIa€| Wild LW Jason Zucker (15 attempts for) and C Kyle Brodziak (14 attempts for) were not on the ice for a shot attempt against at even strength. SPEED GAME The Blackhawks and Stars put on a show, for a season opener. The game was played at a very high pace. Between the two teams, there were 141 attempted shots (in all situations) over the course of the game, which includes overtime. The next closest were a couple of games with 117 attempts. Detroit and Boston were at the other end of the spectrum, with 69 total shot attempts. Blackhawks D Duncan Keith and LW Patrick Sharp each had a goal and an assist. Sharp had a game-high six shots on goal. The Starsa€? big line of LW Jamie Benn, C Tyler Seguin and RW Valeri Nichushkin all finished with possession numbers under 40%. More: With D Kevin Connauton leaving due to injury, the Starsa€? top four defencemen all played more than 23 minutesa€|Stars RW Valeri Nichushkin played 10:53; only Patrick Eaves (7:29) played less among Dallas forwards. BATTLE OF ALBERTA Flames LW Mason Raymond notched a hat trick and C Joe Colborne had three assists for the Flames. The ex-Leafs skated with Johnny Gaudreau for the first couple periods before Lance Bouma joined them for the third period. Flames G Karri Ramo stopped 38 of 40 shots; Oilers G Ben Scrivens stopped 21 of 26. There are some score effects in a 5-2 game, but Oilers C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was on for 23 attempts for, 6 against (79.3%). When the score was close (within one in the first two periods or tied in the third), Nugent Hopkins was still on for 18 for and 5 against (78.3%) during 5-on-5 play. More: Flames D Dennis Wideman was a healthy scratcha€|Flames RW Jiri Hudler had a goal and an assista€|Oilers D Jeff Petry was in the Flamesa€? zone a lot, with 24 shot attempts for, and 6 against (80.0%) in 5-on-5 close situations. TOP HEAVY The line of LW Chris Kreider, C Martin St. Louis and RW Rick Nash accounted for all of the Rangersa€? offence. Nash led the way with a pair of goals and an assist, Kreider had a goal and an assist and St. Louis added two assists in a 3-2 win. C Dominic Moore led Rangers forwards in ice time, playing 17:21 and didna€?t start any even-strength shifts in the offensive zone. Blues RW Vladimir Tarasenko led St. Louis forwards with 18:26 time on ice, picking up an assist and four shots on goal. More: Blues C Paul Stastny scored a goal in his first game with the Blues, though left the game briefly after a knee-on-knee hit by Rangers D Dan Girardia€|Blues C Jori Lehtera won 10-of-11 (91%) of his faceoffsa€|Rangers D Dan Boyle will be out 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken hand. With Boyle out, Matt Hunwick should move into the lineup, but Kevin Klein will likely be the one sliding into the Rangersa€? top four. FOR THE BIRDS Returning from shoulder surgery, Penguins LW Pascal Dupuis had a goal and three assists in his first game since suffering a knee injury last December. Dupuis skated with C Brandon Sutter and RW Evgeni Malkin. Penguins C Sidney Crosby looked in top form, scoring two goals and an assist, playing 20:19 to lead Pittsburgh forwards. The Ducksa€? number one line got three goals from RW Corey Perry, two assists from C Ryan Getzlaf and an assist from LW Patrick Maroon, and the trio were the only Ducks with better than 50% of the shot attempts at even strength. C Ryan Kesler had a goal and two assists in his Ducks debut. While he skated with Andrew Cogliano and Jakob Silfverberg at even-strength, Kesler notched all three of his points on the power play. More: Highly-touted Ducks rookie G John Gibson, a Pittsburgh native, surrendered six goals on 39 shotsa€|Ducks D Sami Vatanen chipped in a pair of assistsa€|Penguins D Olli Maatta, coming back from shoulder surgery, had three assistsa€|Penguins RW Patric Hornqvist had a goal and an assist in his first game on Crosbya€?s wing. WINNING HABIT Canadiens G Dustin Tokarski stopped 29 of 30 shots, helping the Canadiens to the 2-1 shootout win in a game in which the Capitals held better than 60% of the even-strength shot attempts. Canadiens D P.K. Subban and Alexei Emelin, were both on for seven shot attempts for, 17 against (29.2%). Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin played 22:22 and had eight shot attempts (four on net). He and RW Eric Fehr were both on for better than 70% of the 5-on-5 shot attempts, to lead Washington. More: Capitals rookie C Andre Burakovsky scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL gamea€|Fellow Capitals rookie C Evgeny Kuznetsov played just 6:36, though he did get second-unit power play time. DEFENSIVE WINGS Detroit locked down defensively, holding the Bruins to 17 shots on goal (and a total of 23 shot attempts, 16 attempts during 5-on-5 play). Red Wings defencemen Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, Kyle Quincey and Jakub Kindl were were all on for better than 75% of the shot attempts at even strength. Bruins C Patrice Bergeron scored his teama€?s only goal, but also missed time after being elbowed by Detroit LW Johan Franzen, and ended up playing 14:26. Franzen also assisted on both Detroit goals. The winning goal was provided by Red Wings RW Gustav Nyquist, who played 12:46; only Joakim Andersson (12:08) played fewer minutes for Detroit. More: Bruins D Torey Krug led Boston with 22:39 time on icea€| Bruins C Ryan Spooner wasna€?t on the ice for a shot attempt for (but 10 against) during 5-on-5 playa€|Red Wings C Stephen Weiss a healthy scratch. DEVILSa€? NIGHT New Devils LW Mike Cammalleri scored a pair of goals and tied Flyers C Claude Giroux with a game-high 7 shots on goal. In 5-on-5 score close situations, Devils LW Patrik Elias was on the ice for 15 shot attempts for and three against (83.3%). Flyers D Mark Streit was the opposite, three for, 15 against (16.7%). Flyers D Luke Schenn was minus-5, partner Michael Del Zotto was minus-4, yet Del Zotto was on for 30 shot attempts for, compared to only nine against (76.9%), while Schenn had 25 for and nine against (73.5%). The Flyers gave Steve Mason back-to-back starts to open the season; he stopped 20 of 25 Devils shots in the second start. Notes: Philadelphiaa€?s top line of Giroux, LW Michael Raffl and RW Jakub Voracek were all minus-4a€|Devils RW Michael Ryder had a goal and two assists, C Adam Henrique a goal and assist, while RW Jaromir Jagr and Marek Zidlicky each had a couple assistsa€|The Flyersa€? attack was led by RW Wayne Simmonds, who had two goals and an assist. Giroux and C Vincent Lecavalier each had a goal and an assist while D Mark Streit had a couple assists. BATTLE OF FLORIDA Floridaa€?s top three centres a€“ Alexsander Barkov, Nick Bjugstad and Dave Bolland a€“ combined for zero shots on goal. To his credit, Barkov had the best possession numbers for Florida (11 shot attempts for, 9 against, 55%). No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad had an assist and played 19:05 in his NHL debut and was paired with veteran Brian Campbell. Lightning D Victor Hedman scored the OT winner and added an assist, while playing 22:56. Steven Stamkos played 23:05 to lead Tampa Bay skaters. More: Lightning C Valtteri Filppula had two assistsa€|Lightning C Tyler Johnson was on for 18 shot attempts for and three against (85.7%) and didna€?t start a shift in the defensive zonea€|While the Lightning controlled play at even strength, getting 59.4% of shot attempts, all three Tampa Bay goals were scored on the power play. SMASHVILLE Nashvillea€?s top line a€“ LW Gabriel Bourque, C Mike Ribeiro and RW James Neal a€“ were all on for better than 70% of shot attempts. Neal recorded seven shots on goal in 16:45 time on ice. Predators LW Filip Forsberg had two assists, as did C Paul Gaustad. Gaustad also won 14 of 17 faceoffs (82.4%) and didna€?t start one shift in the offensive zone. Senators D Jared Cowen was on for 29.4% (10 for, 24 against) of shot attempts during 5-on-5 play. More: Olli Jokinen, playing right wing with C Calle Jarnkrok and LW Colin Wilson, had six shots on goal in 14:47. In his return to Nashville, David Legwand skated with Zack Smith and Mark Stone on his wings, and didna€?t register a shot attempt in 16:46 of ice time. NEW JACKETS FIT Blue Jackets rookie Alexander Wennberg recorded an assist and played 17:44, skating with C Mark Letestu and LW Matt Calvert. Fellow rookie Marko Dano had the best possession stats for Columbus (20 shot attempts for, five against, 80%). The Sabresa€? defence pairing of Andrej Meszaros (10 for, 25 against, 28.6%) and Andre Benoit (11 for, 24 against, 31.4%) got crushed in terms of possession. After missing all of training camp, Blue Jackets C Ryan Johansen was eased into action. His 10:07 even-strength ice time was ahead of only Jared Boll (8:45) and Jack Skille (9:58) among Columbus skaters. Johansen had an assist, but did not register a shot on goal. More: D David Savard led the Blue Jackets in ice time, with 24:30a€|Sabres RW Chris Stewart led the team with eight attempted shots in 14:56 time on ice. GROUNDED JET Even following a 6-2 win, Winnipeg has to be worried about possibly losing LW Evander Kane to a knee injury, after he collided with C Mark Scheifele. Jets RW Blake Wheeler had two goals, an assist and a fight, with Coyotes captain Shane Doan. It was Wheelera€?s fourth fight in 455 NHL games. More: Jets defencemen Zach Bogosian and Toby Enstrom each had a couple of assists and C Bryan Little scored two goalsa€|Coyotes LW Martin Erat was minus-4 in 11:39 of ice time. PANIK AT THE DISCO The Toronto Maple Leafs picked up RW Richard Panik on waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday. A 23-year-old who has good size (6-foot-2, 212 pounds), Panik was pretty effective for the Lightning in 2012-2013, contributing nine points in 25 games, with solid possession numbers despite starting more shifts in the defensive zone. His game fell off last season, as he scored 13 points in 50 games and his possession stats declined, but hea€?s showed enough in the AHL a€“ 34 goals, 32 assists in 80 (regular season plus playoff) games over the past two seasons a€“ that hea€?s worth a look. The Maple Leafs dona€?t appear to be enamoured with the play of Matt Frattin, who had their lowest time on ice against Montreal in the season opener, and Panika€?s arrival turns up the pressure for the fourth-line right wing spot. Scott Cullen can be contacted on Twitter or via email at Thomas Partey Atletico Madrid Jersey . Kerber will next play Estonias Kaia Kanepi, who beat American qualifier Victoria Duval 6-1, 6-3. In other first-round matches, Lucie Safarova beat 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 6-4 and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands had a 6-4, 6-3 win over Canadas Eugenie Bouchard. Tiago Mendes Atletico Madrid Jersey .com) - Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh called Joe Flacco the NFLs best quarterback last week.Before the 2013-14 NCAA season began, listed Syracuse point guard and Toronto native Tyler Ennis at 69 on its "Top 100 Players in college hoops." Michigan guard and fellow Canadian Nik Stauskas was one ahead at 68. With 42 days before the NBA Draft in New York City, two of three analysts of the same website have Ennis getting selected in the top 10, while all three have Stauskas going in the 10-14 range. "Ive played against some of the best players in the world and Ive played against some of the best players in my class," Ennis said at the NBA Combine, which began Thursday. "I just have the confidence and I know how hard I work and I know my abilities." Played is the operative word in that sentence. For as much as the 19-year-old Ennis and 20-year-old Stauskas did to get noticed on the court, they both understand to fulfill their NBA dreams theyll have to impress potential employers off the court just as much. "People know how I play and I think the main thing for teams is to get to know me and know if they are going to draft me, what theyre going to deal with," Ennis said. "They want to see, as a nineteen-year-old coming out of college, if youre able to lead grown men in the NBA and I think they are able to get a feel for that in the interviews." The process is something all players have to go through and Stauskas is doing his best to combat the expected nerves. "The main thing for me is to just try to be myself and let teams know what kind of person I am and how I grew up and how I got to this situation right here," the Mississauga native said. Stauskass upbringing could serve him well when talking to NBA clubs. His family originally hails from the basketball-mad Lithuania. "t;Im a good person, really hard-working, and I come from a great family. Guilherme Siqueira Atletico Madrid Jersey. I think thats important for people to know and I just want them to know that Im not doing this because I want money or anything like that," he said. "Obviously, the moneys great, but Im really doing this just because I love the game of basketball. This is whats made me happy since I was seven or eight-years-old. I feel like if teams really get that vibe from me, theyre going like that." Both Stauskas and Ennis sat out the first day of the combine. Each player was officially measured - height, weight and wingspan - but neither participated in any of the on-court drills. "Before the combine started, knowing what the drills were going to be, I felt a lot of it was just jump-shooting," Stauskas said. "Obviously, thats the strongest part of my game and I feel that teams already know I can shoot the ball, so coming in, I felt that even if I had a great day shooting the ball, it wasnt really going to do much for me because teams already know thats my strength." Both Canadians, however, will participate in physical testing and the aforementioned team meetings. And although the footage of their abilities is likely endless at this point, both players say there will be a few surprises awaiting any and all who will be watching. "Im not the one dunking all the time but Im able to jump pretty high and Im a lot faster than people think," Ennis said. "Going through the combine I think my numbers will show that its more surprising than people expect. "I dont think people realize I can jump the way I do or run the way I do," Stauskas echoed, "so Im really looking forward to tomorrow, getting in there and working." 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 ' ' '




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