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Alex Tuch skated down the right boards http://www.officialmapleleafsshop.com/jake-gardiner-jersey-c-1_24.html staring at the empty net mouth. He fired the puck into the twine, triggering an eruption of cheers from the record-setting crowd inside T-Mobile Arena, as Kings’ defenseman Drew Doughty crushed his hockey stick in half against his own goal post in anger. Tuch's goal in the final seconds ensured a 4-2 victory for Vegas, and pulled it within one point of the Pacific Division-leading Kings. The first regular season meeting between the teams was packed with the most animosity of any game to date for the Golden Knights. “It was awesome,” Tuch said. “This was one of the more fun games I’ve played in. I don’t mind the occasional (blowout) win but when you’re battling and you pull off that close win against your rivals, I guess you could say now, it was a fun game.” Tuch wouldn’t quite say it but the atmosphere spoke for itself — The Golden Knights and Kings are rivals, and Sunday night was only the beginning. It started in the stands, as the Los Angeles contingent started, “Go Kings go,” chants only to be drowned out by the Golden Knights’ portion of the 18,211 packed in the arena with “Go Knights go!” “I sit there and listen on the bench every once in awhile,” Tuch said, laughing. “The, 'Go Kings Go' chant was shut down within like five seconds every time. I loved it.” Golden Knights fans weren’t the only thing to silence the Kings’ chants. William Karlsson’s goal only 55 seconds into the game certainly quieted the bunch. Vegas raced out to a quick 3-0 lead, prompting the pulling of all-league goalie Jonathan Quick after only 11 minutes. The Kings then turned to their physical, bruising style of hockey. “It was definitely a physical game and I was really happy with the way our team responded,” coach Gerrard Gallant said. “Tonight was a physical, banging game and our team stood up tall.” The Golden Knight that took the most punishment along the boards was David Perron. “I loved it,” Perron said with a smile. “It’s fun to play hockey that way. I’ve played against the Kings a couple times in the playoffs with St. Louis and Anaheim so the heat always comes pretty quickly for me and this team and I like it.” Perron was involved in a couple post-whistle wrestling matches, as was William Carrier, but no fights took place during the contest. “It gets a little chippy at times obviously because you throw out a big hit and someone gets mad,” Tuch said. “They have a couple fighters on their team but we weren’t here to fight. We were up 3-0 so that gives us no reason to drop the gloves because if they get energy from the fight they could be right back into the game.” Vegas outshot Los Angeles 40-29, dominating the play for most of the game. The Kings did rally, pulling within a goal in the third period, http://www.officialnhlcanadiensshop.com/40-charlie-lindgren-jersey-c-1_63.html and it magnified the intensity. Goaltender Maxime Lagace made a save and the rebound sat in the crease. Seconds later, nearly every skater on the ice was dog piled in front of the goal, tripping over each other as they fought for the puck. Lagace eventually found the puck through the madness and covered it up. Gallant said Vegas didn't change its style of play, but the numbers indicate otherwise. The Golden Knights landed 38 hits compared to the Kings’ 26. “There are no friends on the ice, just ask (Brayden) McNabb,” Tuch said. “It was a good battle and you mix it up with some guys and that’s what hockey is.” McNabb, playing against his former teammates, led the Golden Knights with four hits, including a massive collision with Doughty along the blue line. “It was a lot of fun,” McNabb said. “It was a little weird at first for sure since I’m usually on that side. You try and put the distractions aside and play your game and I thought I did that.” The Golden Knights haven’t been around long enough to build a heated rivalry yet, but this game was a step in that direction. Vegas improved its record to 12-6-1 with 25 points — only one fewer than the Kings, but the Golden Knights have played only 19 games to the Kings’ 21. "Both teams really wanted this game,” Lagace said. “You could see both teams wanted the two points and it was a huge game and a great team win.” If the Golden Knights can keep this pace up, a playoff series with the Kings could be in their future. Tonight certainly felt like one. “It’s always intense in this building,” Lagace said. “It’s crazy how loud the fans are and it definitely felt like a playoff game.”
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Neste sábado (18), o Toronto Maple http://www.authenticgoldenknightsstore.com/deryk-engelland-c-1_35.html Leafs (14-7-0) chegou ao 6º triunfo consecutivo. Em duelo contra o Montreal Canadiens (8-11-2), os Maple Leafs venceram por 6 a 0. O goleiro Frederik Andersen fez 33 defesas em seu 2º shutout consecutivo e o central Auston Matthews, retornando de lesão, marcou dois gols. Depois de um primeiro período sem movimentação no placar, os Maple Leafs abriram o placar no segundo período com Ron Hainsey, aos 12:07 (1 a 0). E não levou nem um minuto para que Nazem Kadri acertasse um belo disparo no canto superior direito do gol defendido por Charlie Lindgren e ampliasse a vantagem (2 a 0). No terceiro período, a equipe de Toronto continuou fazendo pressão sobre o time de Montreal, e logo no primeiro minuto, Connow Brown aproveitou rebote de Lindgren no disparo de Nikita Zaitsev e fez o gol (3 a 0). Aos 8:11, James van Riemsdyk recebeu passe de Tyler Bozak e contou com uma pequena ajuda da defesa de Montreal para fazer mais um gol dos visitantes na partida (4 a 0). A noite dos anfitriões não estava nada boa: 48 segundos após o 4º gol, em jogada com participação de Matt Martin e Mitchell Marner, Auston Matthews completou para o fundo do gol (5 a 0). Lindgren foi substituído por Antti Niemi, recém adquirido junto aos Panthers e que fazia sua estreia pelos Canadiens. E http://www.mushiku.com/33-patrick-roy-jersey-c-1_3.html em poucos minutos, já pode perceber que sua vida poderá não ser tão fácil em Montreal: aos 15:27, Marner deu início ao contra-ataque que colocou Matthews em ótimas condições para marcar o derradeiro gol da partida e o seu segundo gol da noite (6 a 0).
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James Neal and local rookie Dylan http://www.goldenknightsprosale.com/keegan-kolesar-c-1_9.html Ferguson lead the charge against the Vancouver Canucks. The Golden Knights arrive to play their first regular season game at Rogers Arena. Here are the lineups, predictions and more. Last week put a scare in Vancouver Canucks fans. Terrible losses to the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks left us wondering if the team would be swept by all three California teams. In Tuesday’s game, the Canucks were down 2-0 early and it did not look pretty. However, the Canucks fought back (literally in the case of Derek Dorsett), grinding out a 3-2 comeback win. Henrik Sedin scored and both revamped power play units cashed unit. Anders Nilsson returned to form after the two-goal deficit and the Canucks snatched a win they desperately needed. Now, the Canucks need to shift focus as they prepare to face the Vegas Golden Knights at home. Today’s contest will be the Golden Knight’s first official visit to Rogers Arena after the Canucks lost 9-4 in a preseason contest to Vegas. I had this whole storyline of two former Canucks making their return to Rogers Arena, but sadly, things have changed. Luca Sbisa is currently sidelined with an undisclosed injury and Jason Garrison has been waived by the Golden Knights. Fortunately, this leaves the feel-good story of Dylan Ferguson in the spotlight. The 19-year-old native of Lantzville, B.C. (that’s on the Island for those that don’t know) is the fifth goaltender deployed this season by the Golden Knights. Maxime Lagace was pulled late in an 8-2 stomping by the Oilers and Ferguson had to fill in. Later, we learned that Lagace was hurt. http://www.goldenknightsproshops.com/mikhail-grabovski-c-1_31.html While Malcolm Subban is close to returning, it looks like Ferguson will once again get the start against the team he grew up watching. Again? Ferguson was in goal for the that preseason game mentioned earlier. However, this time, the Canucks will have all their starters against the Kamloops Blazers netminder. It will certainly be an exciting moment for him, especially considering what Irfaan Gafaar had learned:
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Dylan Ferguson’s storybook start at Rogers Arena was a non-starter. When Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard http://www.officialnhlcanadiensshop.com/bob-gainey-jersey-c-1_28.html Gallant announced after his team’s Thursday morning skate that Maxime Lagace was fit and would get the call in goal against the Vancouver Canucks in the evening, there were a couple of sighs of disappointment from media members. Ferguson receiving the nod would have made for a story that would have written itself. The 19-year-old is an emergency call-up from the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers. He’s also a Lantzville native and Nanaimo minor hockey product. He’s been with the big club since Oct. 31, when Oscar Dansk (lower body injury) became the third Vegas netminder to head to infirmary, following Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion) and Malcolm Subban (lower body). Ferguson made his NHL debut Tuesday, coming in for the final nine minutes against the Edmonton Oilers after Lagace was forced to leave with an injury. Ferguson gave up a goal on two shots in an 8-2 Edmonton victory. Lagace, it seems, is fine enough to play now. Gallant denied any thought to starting Ferguson against the Canucks. “We wanted to make sure Max was OK,” said Gallant. “The other night we took him out late because he had some lower body cramps. He had a good practice yesterday and Max has played real well for us, giving us a chance to win.” Subban is back skating with the Golden Knights and could seemingly be ready to play again soon, which would ship Ferguson back to Kamloops. He’ll remain the Vegas backup until then. Gallant, of course, said Ferguson is better for the experience. “He was all smiles, even after a tough loss,” Gallant said of Ferguson’s demeanour following the Edmonton game. “The kid was excited, He got into an NHL game. “He’s been here for 2½ weeks, facing NHL shooters. That’s going to help him down the road.” • Vancouver coach Travis Green didn’t mince words when he announced Thursday that winger Jake Virtanen would be a healthy scratch for a third consecutive game. There was good buzz around Virtanen, 21, coming out of training camp, and he drew rave reviews earlier in the campaign in particular for his play alongside Henrik and Daniel Sedin. His last four games, though, have featured outings of just 6:19 and 7:19 minutes, respectively. “I want to get him back in there, but part of development is understanding that sometimes you have to wait for your chance and I think this is one of those times,” said Green. “I’m not going to put Jake in just for the betterment of Jake. “There’s a fine line between doing what’s right for an individual and doing what’s right for the team and there’s something to be said about lessons and learning them.” • Vegas forward Brendan Leipsic and http://www.officialnhlgoldenknightsshop.com/james-neal-c-1_9.html Vancouver defenceman Derrick Pouliot were roommates for a time with the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks. They’ve stayed in close contacts through the years, Leipsic said. Pouliot was the eighth overall draft pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2012 and was the CHL defenceman of the year in 2013-14. He had trouble catching on with the Penguins and was traded to Vancouver earlier this year. He’s seemed to fit in with the Canucks of late. Green was part of the coaching staffs with those Winterhawk teams, too. “Junior hockey went really well for a lot of us in Portland and it’s a jump (to the NHL),” said Leipsic, who was claimed in the expansion draft by the Golden Knights from the Toronto Maple Leafs, who had landed him in a Feb. 15, 2015 trade with the Nashville Predators. “You might not get your opportunity right away. You might not take advantage of it. There’s a lot of variables. I’ve been grinding it out myself. “It looks he’s found a home in Vancouver and he’s been playing well. I’m happy for him.”
Gerard Gallant, who has been through the http://www.groyse.com/brayden-mcnabb-c-1_24.html expansion tango once before, is acutely aware his experience with the Vegas Golden Knights is a tad different from his experience with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Now, he can look down his bench and see bonafide NHLers — 30-goal scorers James Neal and Jonathan Marchessault, 20-goal scorers David Perron and Reilly Smith, top-four defenceman Nate Schmidt. Then, as a Jackets’ assistant, he looked down the bench and saw a bunch of problems. Now, despite losing their top three goalies to injuries, the Knights are in the mix in the Pacific Division and have the look of a team with legitimate playoff aspirations. Then, the Jackets won 28 games which actually represented good news for the first-year team. The bad news? They would make the playoffs once over their first 12 seasons. Now, Gallant can see a future with the Knights; a gleaming new rink just off the Vegas strip, engaged fans, boatloads of draft picks, including three in the top 15 and seven in the top 96 from this summer. Then, Gallant would survive his first three years as an assistant with the Jackets. He wouldn’t survive his fourth as the team’s head coach. “The (expansion) rules weren’t as good,” says Gallant, the Knights’ head coach in their inaugural voyage. “(In Columbus) we didn’t have as many talented players as we do now. We worked hard and competed every night. But it was third- and fourth-line players. It wasn’t the same as we’re seeing with our group. “(The Knights) know they have a pretty good team. If they work hard, compete and play the way they’re supposed to play, they can compete with anybody. I think they really believe that.” And they’re making others believe along the way. If you ever have half an hour to kill, ask an NHL executive about the Knights’ expansion agreement, the inconceivable advantages granted the league’s newest team and the injustice of it all. The Knights, without putting too fine an edge on things, made out like bandits this summer, putting together a team that is competitive right away while assembling a treasure trove of future assets. In addition to the take from this summer, there are two more second-rounders and two third-rounders coming in 2019 and two more second-rounders in 2020. I mean, the Knights got former Wild first-rounder Alex Tuch for a third-rounder and NOT taking Marco Scandella or Matt Dumba in the expansion draft; for assuming David Clarkson’s contract and not selecting Josh Anderson, David Savard or Jack Johnson they got William Karlsson, a first-rounder and a second-rounder from Columbus; for taking goalie Marc-Andre Fleury from Pittsburgh, they got a second-rounder. There was a lot of mumbling this summer http://www.hdyapim.com/artem-anisimov-jersey-c-1_47.html that Knights’ GM George McPhee had held up teams for ransom during the expansion process. Maybe you can understand that sentiment but Vegas did pay $500 million for its franchise and McPhee was following the rules. It just looked so strange given the NHL’s past expansion history. “I was watching the expansion draft and some of the deals and the guys we were able to get,” said Knights’ defenceman Deryk Engelland. “I couldn’t have imagined them pulling that stuff off.”
It speak volumes, in fact, that the Knights came to town Thursday for a meeting with the Canucks that had playoff implications in the Pacific Division. The Knights, who won eight of their first nine games, sat one point ahead of the Canucks, San Jose and Calgary and two ahead of Anaheim. If Fleury can bounce back from his concussion — or if Malcolm Subban or Oscar Dansk can supply NHL-calibre goaltending — they should be there or thereabouts in March.
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When the Golden Knights raced out to http://www.seenamy.com/tyler-wong-c-1_3.html the best start by an expansion team in NHL history, they bought themselves a lot of leeway. Because of that 8-1-0 start, Vegas has remained in second place in the Pacific Division standings despite going 2-5-1 since. Tonight the slack in the rope runs out, as a loss in Vancouver could send the Golden Knights tumbling from second to fourth in the division, with the opportunity to fall as low as sixth before their next game. Vegas will start Maxime Lagace in goal. The rookie was pulled from Tuesday night’s 8-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers after giving up seven goals on 29 shots. Lagace has a save percentage of .931 at T-Mobile Arena this season, but only .849 on the road. Starting in goal for the Canucks is Jacob Markstrom, who has lost three of his last four starts and given up at least three goals in each of them. It will be strength against strength tonight, as the Golden Knights’ No. 4 ranked offense (3.5 goals per game) goes up against the Canucks’ No. 5 ranked defense (2.6 goals per game). Vegas should get an added offensive boost with Shea Theodore in the lineup in place of Jon Miller. Theodore has recorded only one assist http://www.goldenknightsproshops.com/keegan-kolesar-c-1_21.html in his three active games since being called up from the American Hockey League, but will likely play on the power play tonight and gives the Golden Knights an extra weapon on the blue line.
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The bittersweet evolution of the http://www.officialblackhawkssale.com/connor-murphy-jersey-c-1_39.html Vancouver Canucks, 47 years in the making, has brought the hockey club to this very point, the point when the young boy from Castlegar, B.C., who used to cheer for Stan Smyl and Dave Babych and thrilled to the sight of Steve Bozek jogging down his hometown streets doing summer workouts is now in charge. Travis Green is that boy from Castlegar. Born the same year the Canucks were, he is many things. The junior hockey star who by his own reckoning didn’t understand what it meant to be a good player. The young pro who as a Coyote and a Maple Leaf learned that he really liked to win. The apprenticing coach who turned down a quick return to the five-star hotels and first-class travel of the NHL because he wanted to be a head coach, not an assistant. Now, as head coach of the Canucks, he is introducing a new sentiment to Vancouver hockey, a diverse, intense sporting culture that has never known a Stanley Cup championship, a culture that wanted a parade and got a riot instead. Green is now here to straighten all this out, to make it all make sense after all that has happened. He’s not Mike Babcock, arriving in Toronto with Cup rings and Olympic gold medals. He’s not a “winner,” at least not yet, but he sure seems to have a pretty good idea how to become one. The Canucks have been far more successful in the early part of this NHL season than anyone thought they’d be — fueled by encouraging signs from rookie Brock (Brocket) Boeser and shocking contributions from the likes of Derek Dorsett — and Green is the object of some fascination on the Lower Mainland. If you knew him as a player, particularly through the first few hundred of his 970 NHL games, you’d be forgiven if you’re surprised he’s in this position at all. Green just never seemed the type, but now he’s like the hippie of the sixties who grew up, got married, got a mortgage, and now looks back at his youthful indiscretions with some chagrin. “Looking back, I’m embarrassed about the player I was,” he says. “As I young guy, I didn’t know how to work, how to train. I just had a meeting with one of my players and I told him I scored 70 points in 69 games but I wasn’t a very good player. I was better player when I scored 10 goals.” “I know this. Travis Green the head coach would pull his hair out over Travis Green the 20-year-old. And Travis Green the 20-year-old might not like the 46-year-old version very much.” Green did score 25 goals one year with the Islanders, and repeated that as a Coyote. By the time he arrived in Toronto for the first of two stints as a Leaf, he was a grinding centre, often out there in the middle of trouble as part of a line with Darcy Tucker and Shayne Corson. After a brief stint in the Swiss league, he was done as a player by 2008. He remembered the suggestion by one of his coaches in Toronto, Paul Maurice, that he might make a good coach. By 2012, he was behind the bench of the http://www.officialblackhawksshop.com/denis-savard-jersey-c-1_12.html WHL Portland Winterhawks in place of the suspended Mike Johnston, and guided the team to the Memorial Cup championship game. “Mike taught me the art of coaching,” he says. “Preparation, running a practice, speaking to a team, putting a video session together, I learned all that from Mike.” Then came four years in Utica, Vancouver’s farm club, which included turning down offers to go back to the NHL as an assistant. Last summer, after firing Willie Desjardins, the Canucks decided to give the job to the boy from Castlegar. Green believed the Canucks needed to play faster, develop more depth and internal competition, and create more offence. To do that, he knew he needed to have a conversation with the Sedin twins. Specifically, Green needed to convince Daniel and Henrik to accept less ice time. “I have always coached by being honest, putting your cards on the table,” he says. “I remember being nervous when it came time to talk to them. You do wonder how it’s going to be.
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FORMER Assistant Commissioner Paul http://www.canucksnhlproshop.com/igor-larionov-jersey-c-1_16.html Thompson yesterday raised concerns over the findings of an audit conducted into the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), telling The Tribune he felt assurances offered by National Security Minister Marvin Dames were “premature”. #Mr Thompson insisted concerns raised by Auditor General Terrence Bastian over weapons procurement were legitimate and could not be brushed off until a full audit of inventory is conducted and cross referenced with illegal guns found in the country. #Mr Bastian’s audit report covers the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015, and found that a 2014 procurement exercise posed a threat to the safety and security of Bahamian borders by awarding a $1.3m contract to a home-based company that did not have the necessary approvals to import weapons from the commissioner of police. #The audit, tabled in the House of Assembly last week, also noted the “online purchasing/courier service” had been inactive for more than four years before it renewed its business licence just four months before receiving Cabinet approval on its bid; and the Customs Department could not locate two shipment entries in December 2014, and June 2015. #In response to the report, Mr Dames told The Tribune he was not concerned about the procurement exercise as there were multiple layers of scrutiny surrounding weapons shipment. He said he was convinced there was no cause for alarm over the report after speaking with Commodore Tellis Bethel and Ministry of National Security Permanent Secretary Carl Smith. Mr Dames stressed despite the reported missing customs entries - there were no missing weapons. #While there were no concerns over the integrity of the 2014 procurement process, Mr Dames said he has ordered a full review of all companies currently engaged with his ministry to ensure full compliance will all laws and policies. #Yesterday, Mr Thompson said he found both the report’s findings and Mr Dames’ response “bothersome”. #“The police are responsible for the licencing of firearms dealers and I cannot imagine why the police were not involved in this person and why the name or business is being kept so secret, I don’t see why that is,” the former police officer said. #“How the person got a licence to deal with firearms without the knowledge of the police, I can’t understand.” #Mr Thompson continued: “I’m also a bit set http://www.corsexe.com/jake-bischoff-c-1_23.html back, with all due respect to him, that the minister would try to make it seem that everything is all right. I don’t think everything is alright, we need to check to see if everything is all right. #“First, we should determine how the dealer got the licence without due diligence from police. The next thing is what weapons, the entire list of weapons the company imported from suppliers overseas, we should identify those suppliers and check with them to find out what weapons they supplied since [company] has been nominated as the dealer for the country. #“When we have done that, we should compare it with the inventory of weapons in possession of defence force and if there are weapons missing we could find out. The dealer can tell us what was sent here, if the RBDF don’t have it then they were sent elsewhere. We should also see if the weapons on the streets being brought in, whether they match. #“When we do that investigation,” Mr Thompson said, “we can then satisfy ourselves that there is nothing to worry about.”