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Carolina Hurricanes Hats Womens
02-19-2019, 09:15 AM,
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Carolina Hurricanes Hats Womens
DALLAS (AP) — Mattias Ekholm started overtime in the penalty box. He finished it off with the winning goal.Ekholm scored 2:27 into overtime Authentic D.J. Swearinger SR Jersey , and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Saturday.Ekholm was penalized for cross checking with 14 seconds left in regulation, 29 seconds after teammate Roman Josi scored the game-tying goal.Nashville killed off that power play for the first part of OT, and then Ekholm took a cross-ice pass from Kyle Turris and sent the puck over Stars goalie Ben Bishop for his third of the season.“A good regroup by (P.K. Subban) up to (Turris) and he found me,” Ekholm said. “It was nice to see it go in.“I think (Dallas’ Jason Spezza) played an act on the penalty. There’s not much I can do about it. Good job by the guys on killing it.”Nashville (13-3-0) improved to 8-0 on the road this season.Josi and Ryan Johansen each had a goal and an assist for the Predators. Ryan Hartman and Yannick Weber also scored, and Juuse Saros had 20 saves.Spezza, Tyler Seguin, Tyler Pitlick and Denis Gurianov scored for Dallas (9-6-2), which lost for the third time in four games. Bishop finished with 29 stops.Gurianov got his first NHL point in the third period of his third game. He deflected a rising slap shot from the blue line by Ben Gleason D.J. Swearinger SR Jersey Elite , who was playing in his first NHL game after only 11 pro games for Texas of the American Hockey League.“I woke up this morning with a phone call at 7:30,” Gleason said. “In about 15 minutes I jumped in the shower and packed a bag. I drove right here (from Cedar Park, Texas).“I don’t think I felt my leg until the second period.”Pitlick scored his third of the season 13:05 into the first, and the Stars opened a 3-1 lead on goals by Seguin and Spezza in the second period.Hartman got the Predators on the board 12 seconds into the second, and Johansen and Weber tied the game again with goals in the first 1:54 of the third.“No game is ever out of reach if you can do the right things,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. “I thought the first shift of the third period was really big by the Johansen line. They went down, got a goal and shortly another one after that.”Dallas grabbed the lead for the last time when Gurianov scored with 11:02 left.The Predators had a 14-4 advantage in shots on goal and the only two power plays in the first period, but the Stars scored the only goal.Dallas scored on its first power play when Spezza sent in a slap shot from the left circle at 14:32 of the second.NOTES: Dallas’ depleted defense corps received reinforcements. Joel Hanley and the 20-year-old Gleason were recalled from Texas http://www.washingtonredskinsteamonline....ger-jersey , and the Stars traded a seventh-round draft pick in 2020 to Buffalo for 30-year-old Taylor Fedun. Roman Polak was sick and couldn’t play Saturday. John Klingberg is expected to miss four weeks after surgery Friday to repair his broken left hand. Marc Methot (lower-body injury), Stephen Johns (neck/head) and Connor Carrick (ankle) also are out. Hanley and Gleason played. Methot could be back for Monday’s game, when Fedun would make his Dallas debut. … Predators F Viktor Arvidsson (lower body) returned after missing three games.UP NEXTPredators: Play the third game in a five-game trip Monday at Anaheim.Stars: Continue a four-game homestand against Columbus on Monday. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Caught at a crossroads between a full-blown rebuild and a legitimate playoff push, the Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall on Monday, the latest front-office leader to fail to win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in 44 years.The Flyers might not be done cleaning house.Coach Dave Hakstol has now lost his biggest backer and his job clearly is in danger. The Flyers have a 10-11-2 record and have lost five of six. They are fresh off a 6-0 loss to Toronto in which an organization once stamped as “Broad Street Bullies” played without a penalty.“I feel a responsibility for what happened today,” Hakstol said. “Nobody feels good about that in our room.”Hextall, a popular Flyers goalie in the 1980s and ’90s, was dismissed after 4 ½ seasons on the job in which he tried to revive a depleted farm system and patiently build a championship contender.Flyers President Paul Holmgren thanked Hextall for his “many significant contributions Carolina Hurricanes Hoodies Womens , but it has become clear that we no longer share the same philosophical approach concerning the direction of the team.”He added that an immediate change was in the team’s best interests and he hopes to have a new GM “as soon as possible.”The Flyers play Tuesday against Ottawa at home where a once-rabid fan base has stayed away from Wells Fargo Center in droves, and the ones that come serenade another listless loss chanting “Fire Hakstol!”Holmgren and Comcast Spectacor Chairman and CEO Dave Scott said they will not comment until a Tuesday news conference.The new GM will make the call on the fate of the coaching staff. Former Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup champion coach Joel Quenneville is available after he was fired this season. Former Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi, who won two Cups, is a former Flyers scout who returned this season to assist the front office.Hakstol ran practice Monday.“I’m not looking over my shoulder,” he said. “I never have. I never do. I focus on the job at hand and going forward. Those are decisions that aren’t up to me.”Hextall played 13 seasons in the NHL and had two stints covering 11 years with the Flyers. He also spent seven seasons as assistant GM with the Los Angeles Kings.His ouster could be tied in to his steadfast support of Hakstol, the coach he hired with no NHL experience out of North Dakota in 2015. The move stunned the NHL and Hextall seemingly staked his career on Hakstol handling the grind of coaching in pressure-packed Philadelphia.The Flyers haven’t won a championship since the Stanley Cups of 1974 and 1975. They have reached the Finals and lost six times over that span.Hextall had wanted to ease off the franchise’s win-now mode that had been a hallmark since the 1970s under late owner Ed Snider. Hextall inherited a salary cap mess from Holmgren, his predecessor, and inherited a talented nucleus of stars that included Claude Giroux Carolina Hurricanes Hats Womens , Wayne Simmonds and Jake Voracek.But taking a page from their Wells Fargo Center neighbors, the 76ers, Hextall wanted his own process. That meant patience and building through the draft and restocking a farm system in disarray.Sean Couturier, Shayne Gostisbehere, Travis Konecny, Ivan Provorov and Nolan Patrick, the No. 2 pick of the 2017 draft, are among the youngsters the Flyers counted on Hakstol developing. The Flyers now have roughly $7 million in salary cap space.Philadelphia did make the playoffs twice under Hextall but that seemed more of a quirk than a true step toward contention. The Flyers won 10 straight games in 2016-17 and missed the playoffs; they lost 10 straight last season and made them. The Flyers went 42-26-14 last season.“I think the players feel responsible here Custom Carolina Hurricanes Jerseys ,” said Giroux, the last holdover from the 2010 Eastern Conference champions. “I do believe we have a good team in here. We’re just not getting it done.”The poor play of late comes in large part to a goalie carousel that has yet to stop on a true No. 1. The Flyers have Carter Hart pegged as a future star in the minors but tried a stopgap approach this season to give Hart more seasoning. That decision — like the one to remain loyal to the Giroux-Simmons-Voracek core — has flopped and Hextall paid the price.“I don’t think a lot of guys saw it coming,” Giroux said.Holmgren brought back Hextall from Los Angeles in 2013 for a year as an assistant general manager. Hextall’s failure as GM complicates his legacy as one of the franchise’s more popular players. In 1986, he won the Vezina Trophy and helped the Flyers get within one win of the Stanley Cup before losing to Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers on the road in Game 7 in 1987. Hextall was the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as MVP of the playoffs that year.Hextall became the first NHL goalie to score a goal by shooting the puck into the opponent’s empty net. He also became the first goalie to score a goal in the playoffs. Hextall was known for his fiery temper as a player. His attacked Montreal’s Chris Chelios during the 1989 playoffs, sparking a brawl.
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