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The Philadelphia Flyers‘ play
05-14-2019, 05:22 AM,
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The Philadelphia Flyers‘ play
their home opener Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks and they will do it without winger James van Riemsdyk.Reacquired as a free agent in the offseason Mike Reilly Jersey , the 29-year-old van Riemsdyk will be out five to six weeks due to a lower-body injury suffered when he blocked a clearing attempt Saturday at Colorado, according to the club.Van Riemsdyk, who began his career with the Flyers, signed a five-year, $35 million deal with Philadelphia in the offseason after he totaled 36 goals and 18 assists with the Maple Leafs in 2017-18.Article continues below ...“It’s a big loss, but it’s going to be other guys who are going to step up and fill some roles,” center Sean Couturier told Philly.com after Monday’s practice. “It’s just an opportunity for someone else.”That someone appears to be 26-year-old Jordan Weal, who will reportedly take van Riemsdyk’s spot on the third with rookie Mikhail “Misha” Vorobyev and Wayne Simmonds.The Flyers (1-1) split a pair of games out west to start the season. After opening with a 5-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights, the Flyers lost by that same score on Saturday to the Colorado Avalanche.Goalie Brian Elliott stopped 30 of 34 shots while Couturier and Vorobyev scored their first goals of the season.“We got two of the four points on the road Womens Paul Byron Jersey , and for me, this was a game where points were available,” coach Dave Hakstol told Philly.com after Saturday’s loss. “I liked the fact we were cleaner and sharper with the puck (against the Avs) … but there are things we can clean up.”The Sharks (1-2) were shut out 4-0 by the New York Islanders Monday in the second outing of their five-game road swing. The Islanders broke open a close contest with three third-period goals and Robin Lehner stopped 35 shots.“It was a game that was winnable,” Sharks captain Joe Pavelski told NHL.com. “It’s frustrating we don’t stick any in the net with some of the looks we had, some of the power plays, the kind of momentum we felt like we had. It’s one of those games every time you get that Grade A (chance), it seems to hit him in the chest or finds his pad.”Martin Jones made 26 saves for the Sharks.The Islanders broke on top with a second-period power play goal. The Sharks were 0-for-4 on the power play and are 0-for-10 through three games. The Islanders were 1-for-4.“We got beat in special teams tonight and that’s an important piece of the game that we have to start being on the right side of the ledger on,” coach Pete DeBoer told the San Jose Mercury News, though he called the Sharks’ nine shots on goal with the man advantage “encouraging.”The news was better off the ice for San Jose. DeBoer said before the game that the swelling in center Joe Thornton’s surgically repaired right knee is the result of an infection.“Nothing structurally. It looks like an infection Authentic Shea Weber Jersey , put him on antibiotics,” DeBoer told the Mercury News before the games. “He should be fine.”Thornton, who was placed on injured reserve, is not with team. CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The hats came flying from the stands when Sean Monahan scored his last goal of the game.The only problem was that it was Monahan’s second goal after an earlier goal credited to him was changed — and the fans at the Saddledome didn’t realize it.It was one of the few miscues of the game for the Flames as Monahan scored twice to set a single-season career high with 33 goals and also added two assists, leading Calgary to a 6-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.“I’m getting some confidence back, putting the puck in the net. That’s huge,” said Monahan, who hadn’t scored since March 12.Monahan entered the game with just two goals in his last 19 games Victor Mete Jersey , but he broke out with a big game, surpassing his previous best of 31 goals.“Not playing well for a while, to break out and do that, obviously, it’s a good feeling,” Monahan said.Mark Giordano, James Neal, Derek Ryan and Garnet Hathaway also scored for Calgary, which extended its lead atop the Pacific Division and Western Conference to eight points over San Jose. The Flames are looking for their first division title since the 2005-06 season and first conference title since 1989-90. The Sharks have five games remaining Colton Sissons Jersey , including a home date with Calgary on Sunday.Andy Welinski scored his first NHL goal for Anaheim.Tied at 1 after the first period, Calgary took its first lead 3:37 into the second when Monahan knocked in Rasmus Andersson’s rebound.“Mony’s been such a good player for us all year. It’s going to happen where you’re not at the top of your game every single moment,” goalie Mike Smith said. “He’s been a positive guy that’s worked real hard and he deserved everything he got tonight.”Just over six minutes later, Monahan’s shot from the slot deflected off Neal and past Ryan Miller for a power-play goal, making it 3-1. The goal — originally credited to Monahan — snapped a 0-for-21 skid for the man advantage over the previous eight-plus games.Mike Smith got the win with 21 saves to improve to 22-15-2. His biggest stop was a breakaway save off Max Jones in the first period, just seconds before Giordano tied it at 15:32.At the other end, Miller finished with 31 saves.“He kept us in it, but you’ve got to score more than one goal, usually Conor Timmins Jersey Womens , if you’re going to win,” Ducks forward Devin Shore said. “You feel for him. He’s battling and it’s unfortunate, we didn’t match his compete level.”Calgary put the game away in the third period. Ryan neatly deflected in TJ Brodie’s shot at 8:07, Hathaway scored his 11th goal at 14:37 and Monahan capped the scoring at 19:14.“We really stuck with them through the first,” Welinski said. “We played a good period on the road, but they were relentless. They didn’t slow down and I think that wore on us.”NOTES: Monahan’s first goal ended a stretch of 156:12 without a goal from a forward. … Calgary departs on a three-game California road trip before finishing the season at home against Edmonton next Saturday. … Flames inserted Dalton Prout on defense for Oscar Fantenberg. … Anaheim has lost 407 man-games to injury. Calgary has lost 130.UP NEXTDucks: At Edmonton on Saturday night.Flames: At San Jose on Sunday night.
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