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#1 Posted by Dogcat250 10 months 3 weeks ago
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Scoring has been an issue for Boston without one of its top forwards, but the Bruins next opponent has typically been quite generous in visits over the past seven seasons. This year, however, the Winnipeg Jets have been one of the leagues best road teams and are looking to complete a perfect three-game trip tonight with their first win in Boston in 13 tries. Viewers in the Jets region can watch the game live on TSN3 at 6pm ct. or listen to the game live on TSN Radio 1290 Winnipeg, with coverage starting at 5pm ct. This Winnipeg team, however, has been a bit stronger defensively, particularly on the road. The Jets (12-9-3) are tied for the most road wins in the NHL with a 8-4-2 away mark, thanks in large part to limiting their hosts to a league-low 1.93 goals per game. Competition hasnt exactly been the stiffest in the first two games of the trip: a 4-2 win Tuesday in Columbus before Thursdays 2-1 victory over Buffalo. For coach Paul Maurice, it was another ugly road win, and hes just fine with continuing on that way. Its what were good at, Maurice said. Thats the kind of people that we have - theyre a highly competitive group and we can suffer some adversity over the course of the game and manage to survive. Bryan Little scored for a third straight game, and it came on the power play. The Jets are 3 for 7 on the trip after going 0 for 22 over their previous seven games. Theyre 5-1-0 when scoring on the advantage, but their 11.5 percent season mark is 28th in the league. Boston hasnt even been developing power-play opportunities recently with a 0-for-8 mark in five games. In goal, the Jets Ondrej Pavelec made 19 saves against Buffalo and won for the first time in six starts. Hes still got a 2.89 goals-against average in that time after beginning the season with a 1.98 through 14 games. In Boston, Pavelec is 0-6-1 with a 4.00 GAA in eight starts. That could lead Winnipeg to turn to Michael Hutchinson, who was originally drafted by Boston. Hutchinson has seen some increased playing time lately, and he might deserve more after posting a league-best 1.07 GAA over a 4-0-1 stretch this month. Tuukka Rask didnt follow up his Vezina Trophy-winning campaign with the strongest start to the season, but hes posted a 1.51 GAA over a 2-1-1 stretch. Against the Jets, hes 8-4-0 with a 1.98 GAA. The Bruins (13-9-1) have 11 goals in seven games and two in consecutive defeats after Mondays 3-2 home overtime loss to Pittsburgh as they try to work through the ongoing absence of David Krejci. The teams points leader from a season ago has been limited to 11 games this season and has missed the last three with an undisclosed injury. He and defensemen Adam McQuaid (thumb) and Zdeno Chara (knee) remain out, but center Chris Kelly has returned to practice after missing three games with an upper-body injury. Boston is 7-4-0 with 3.18 goals per game when Krejci plays and 6-5-1 with 1.83 when hes out, but forward Brad Marchand isnt getting too down on his teams current form. I thought we had a pretty good game overall. Thats how it goes sometimes, Marchand said. Sometimes you have bad games and you win and have good games and lose. We did get one point. We want to continue to build. That could certainly happen with the Winnipeg-Atlanta franchise having dropped 12 straight in Boston while allowing the Bruins 3.92 goals per game. 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Thaddeus Young scored seven of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Evan Turner added 22 points, and the 76ers hung on for their first road win since Nov. 1, beating the depleted Los Angeles Lakers 111-104 on Sunday night. Spencer Hawes had 19 points and eight rebounds, while Young and Michael Carter-Williams contributed big points down the stretch as the last-place Sixers held on for just their second win in 11 games overall. "You keep hammering the rock, and one day its going to split," Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. "Tonight it split." The Lakers are a shadow of their traditional selves these days, with Pau Gasol joining Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash on the sidelines for this meeting. That didnt dampen the Sixers enthusiasm after doubling their road win total in the second game of a back-to-back set. Philadelphia had lost 19 of 23 since its unlikely 4-2 start to the season. "Wins from time to time help validate the work that everybody is putting in," Brown said. "If theres such a thing as deserving something, I think they deserved it." Philadelphia went up 104-99 with 1:44 to play on a layup by Young, who added a three-point play on the next possession. Jordan Farmars 3-pointer with 55 seconds left cut the Sixers lead to three points, but Shawne Williams missed an open 3-pointer that could have tied it, and Carter-Williams hit two late free throws to secure Philadelphias second straight road win over the Lakers. "Its definitely a great way to close out the year," Young said. "Weve been playing hard all season long. Our record doesnt say were going out there and doing the job, but were working to get better every time." Nick Young scored 26 points on 6-for-21 shooting in the Lakers fifth consecutive loss. Los Angeles also has lost five of six at Staples Center, winning just once at home since Nov. 24. 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Injuries are an undeniable factor, but the Lakers 22 turnovers and 37-per cent shooting might have been topics of general manager Mitch Kupchaks meeting with DAntoni after the game. Jodie Meeks scored 15 points as the Lakers used their 16th starting lineup in 31 games, including seven straight games with a new starting five since Bryant broke a bone near his knee. "Weve just got to go out there and find ourselves again," Nick Young said. "We have to bring our energy and just have fun. Weve been worrying too much out there. Its tough trying to get wins, but we have to fight. We cant fight with ourselves and be down on ourselves. This is the time we have to stay together the most. We need to be a team right now more than anything." Henry will have an MRI exam Monday. In his absence, recent D-League call-up Kendall Marshall stepped in as Farmars backup at point guard, contributing eight points and three assists. NOTES: After the Sixers missed nine of their first 10 shots in the first quarter, the Lakers promptly missed nine of their next 10. ... Nick Young spent last season with Philadelphia, averaging 10.6 points while largely coming off the bench. He left as a free agent to join his favourite boyhood team in his native Los Angeles. ... The Lakers are one of just four Western Conference teams with a losing record at home. ' ' '
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