nuary wasnt getting too bold in his predictions

nuary wasnt getting too bold in his predictions

Postby lw789 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:55 am

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Martin Brodeur wasnt planning to be in net for the St. Louis Blues net on Saturday.But after they fell behind the Islanders 3-0, the goaltender with the most victories in league history entered in relief and his new team rallied to win 6-4.Paul Stastny scored twice — including the go-ahead goal in the third period — and Brodeur had his first win in a St. Louis uniform after 688 victories with the New Jersey Devils.Stastnys second goal of the game and his fifth of the season at 13:26 of the third snapped a 4-4 tie and gave the Blues their first lead. St. Louis fell behind by three goals in the first period, then replaced starter Jake Allen with Brodeur to start the second.It changed momentum to put me in there. It worked out well, Brodeur said. When it was 3-3, I said Here we go. Its my game now.Brodeur made 14 saves for career win No. 689 and his 52nd against the Islanders, the most for the 42-year-old goaltender against any team. Brodeur stopped Brock Nelson and Anders Lee in front early in the third and was hardly tested late.I felt pretty good. Im not a guy that is used to come from the bench. Ive got to get used to it, I think, Brodeur added. Im happy with the performance. I made some solid saves in the third to keep the game tied up and we scored some big goals after that.Tavares scored against Brodeur to put the Islanders ahead 4-3 with 54 seconds left in the middle period. But TJ Oshie of the Blues tied the game 4:51 into the third with a power-play goal.Vladimir Tarasenko sealed the win with his 17th goal at 17:32 of the third as the Blues improved to 17-8-2 and ended a two-game losing streak.We felt that if we kept fighting wed be able to grasp this hockey game, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. Were hard to play against when we play our game.Tavares 11th goal at 19:06 on the power play salvaged a sloppy second period for the Islanders, who came in ahead 3-0, but allowed the Blues to score three times to tie the game.After Frans Nielsen, Ryan Strome and Michael Grabner scored in the first, the Blues turned to Brodeur, who signed with St. Louis last Tuesday after playing his entire career with the Devils.Its not like its a new building for me. Ive played enough games here, Brodeur said of Nassau Coliseum, which the Islanders will leave after this season for Brooklyns Barclays Center. Its kind of nice that I was able to get in there and play in the final year of this building.The Islanders had their three-game winning streak snapped and lost for only the third time in their past 16 games.It was a lack of focus and attention to detail, Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. We have to trust ourselves that we can do better.Nielsen opened the scoring at 7:57 of the first on the power play. He picked up a rebound in front of Allen and slid it into the net with assists to Nelson and Kyle Okposo for his sixth goal of the season.Strome added his sixth goal unassisted at 18:01 after intercepting a clearing attempt by Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk at the blue line.Grabner — who missed the first 25 games recovering from a sports hernia — then scored his first goal in his second game back at 19:39 and Islanders cruised into the second with a 3-0 lead.After Brodeur skated to the Blues crease and was greeted by the Marty, Marty chants, the Blues went to work against Jaroslav Halak, who played three-plus seasons for St. Louis and beat the Islanders twice last season.Halak had his team-record 11-game winning streak snapped to fall to 14-5-0. The six goals were the most hed given up this season.Stastny scored on the power play at 2:36 of the second before Patrik Berglund deflected a Chris Butler slap shot at 4:28 to make it 3-2.Shattenkirk, who also had two assists, tied it with a power-play shot from the point at 12:34 and suddenly Brodeur became the goaltender of record.Hes one of those guys who when you look back on his career he has all these special moments, Shattenkirk said of his new teammate. Fortunately a situation like this seems to be one of those, too, for our end.Center Joakim Lindstrom also had three assists for the Blues.Brodeur, the three-time Stanley Cup winner and all-time NHL wins leader, made his first start with St. Louis on Thursday, losing at Nashville 4-3.Allen has allowed seven goals in four periods since Brodeur joined the team to replace the injured Brian Elliott.Blues defenceman Carl Gunnarsson left the game at 7:15 of the second after a hit by Islanders forward Lee, who wasnt penalized on the play.The teams meet again in St. Louis next Thursday.NOTES: The Blues scratched forward Alexander Steen after warmups with a lower body issue. ... The Islanders were without injured defencemen Travis Hamonic, Lubomir Visnovsky and Johnny Boychuk. ... The Islanders honoured Bob Nystrom, who scored the overtime goal to win their first Stanley Cup in 1980, before the game. ... 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The two have a lot of good things to say about each other. "He understands what its like to be a player," says Kuale, who played special teams in Toronto when OShea was there. "He approaches the game differently from any of the coaches Ive ever been around." The Bombers are in need of a middle linebacker after star Canadian Henoc Muamba jumped to the NFL and Kuale, six-foot-two, 238 pounds, is certainly a contender. "Theres good competition at that middle linebacker spot but Kuale is, having coached him in Toronto, hes a different type of player," said OShea. "Hes very physical. Hes always in great shape and he can be a leader, that sort of emotional type of leader for guys. Hes come in and hes not let us down." For someone who will turn 31 in July, Kuale showed no ill effects Sunday from a four-and-a-half-hour practice in weather that wouldnt have been out of place in his hometown of Daytona Beach, Fla. "I feel great today although I should have brought my old cleats, my brand new cleats have my feet hurting a bit. . . I pulled a rookie move, Im a vet, I should know better." Veteran offensive lineman Glenn January liked what he saw at camp. The O-line is another place the Bombers are looking to add talent. "Everyboody thinks they look good May 31 or June 1 but I think were looking pretty good," said January, entering his eight season in the CFL and sixth with the Bombers.dddddddddddd After disappointing fans with as 3-15 season in 2013, January wasnt getting too bold in his predictions. "They should be expecting a better season than last year." But he says the labour dispute between the league and players isnt getting in the way of business on the field. "Its Day 1, lets focus on football." OShea agreed, saying he sees no signs the players have anything but playing football on their minds The defence is coached this season by Gary Etcheverry, another favourite of OShea who is known for taking an unusual approach. "We have to forget everything weve learned about football and buy into what coach Etch is trying to teach us," says Kuale. Defensive back Johnny Sears says its going to be unique and the kind of defence opposing teams may have a hard time preparing to battle. "You cant get a bead on it, its different," he says. "I might not be playing the position you see me playing today... The scouting report says `This guy plays here. Next week when they see us, I might play there for the first snap, who knows the rest of the game... I think thats a good advantage for us." The first day of camp brought its share of injuries. Former Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith was sidelined with a hamstring pull when he jumped to make a catch early in practice. Canadian wide receiver Jordan Brescacin also had a hamstring injury. Canadian linebacker Jesse Briggs was favouring an arm but OShea said they didnt have a report on what might have happened. Offensive lineman Paul Swiston wasnt on the field and is still recovering from off-season surgery, said the coach. Defensive lineman Willie Moseley is expected to return in a couple of days from a muscle strain. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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