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#1 Posted by Dogcat250 7 months 1 week ago
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The Winnipeg Jets look for their second win in as many nights, as following a 7-2 decision at home over Dallas, they are in St. Louis to face the Blues. The (31-29-9) Jets have 71 points and trail the Stars by four points for a Western Conference Wild Card playoff spot. ?Dallas has two games in hand on Winnipeg.? The Jets also trail Phoenix by four points and are one back of Vancouver. Due to arriving in St. Louis at 2am ct, the Jets did not have a pregame skate this morning.? Backup goaltender Michael Hutchinson and defenseman Paul Postma were the only players that went to the rink this morning. Al Montoya will start in goal.? He made 25 saves last night improving his record to 11-5-3. Dustin Byfuglien has scored three goals in his last two games. St. Louis is coming off a 4-1 win in Nashville Saturday that extended their undefeated streak in regulation to eight games (7-0-1). The (46-14-7) Blues have 99 points to lead the Western Conference standings.? A win tonight would make them the first team this season to pass the 100 point mark.? They are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. Ryan Miller will start in goal.? He is 6-0-1 since the trade from Buffalo with a 1.70 goals against average and .932 save percentage. Head Coach Ken Hitchcock said this morning T.J. Oshie will make the decision himself tonight if he will play.? Oshie and his fiancée are expecting their first child as early as today. Blues Projected Lines: Schwartz-Steen-Backes Morrow-Roy-Ott Berglund-Sobotka-Jaskin Porter-Lapierre-Reaves Bouwmeester-Pietrangelo Jackman-Shattenkirk Cole-Polak This is the fifth and final meeting of the regular season between these teams.? Alexander Steen has scored four goals in leading St. Louis to a 3-0-1 record.? Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler each have one goal and three assists against the Blues. Goedkoopste Nike Air Force 1 . A broadcast source said the deal is for five years. The agreement calls for a minimum of 17 regular-season games as well as the East and West Division finals being broadcast annually on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNEWS. Nike Cortez Nederland . The defending champions’ roller coaster season included trading offensive star Percy Harvin in the midst of the team’s 3-3 start. That move that reportedly irked several Seahawk players, but one management saw necessary to save the team’s chemistry. http://www.airforce1schoenen.com/air-force-1-low-nederland.html . "I only want to go through this one more time," Crosby said Friday. The 24-year-old captain hasnt played since the symptoms resurfaced following a loss to Boston on Dec. 5. Doctors allowed him to return to full practice on Tuesday and while Crosby is pleased with the way his body is responding he refuses to put on his return. Air Force 1 Dames Sale . Former two-time Olympic gold medallist Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle tested positive for the stimulant methylhexanamine in both her "A" and "B" samples, the German Olympic Committee said. Nike Air Force 1 Low Heren Sale . -- Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was admitted to the hospital Friday for observation due to minor complications from cancer treatments, his family said.Belo Horizonte, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) - Brazil is one win away from reaching the World Cup final at the Maracana on Sunday, but the hosts will have to overcome a stern test from Germany in the semifinals on Tuesday at the Estadio Mineirao. You can catch all of the action live on TSN 1050, TSN 690, TSN 1200, TSN 1260 and TEAM 1410. Much of the focus surrounding this match has centered on how Brazil will cope without two of its most important players against the Germans as both Neymar and Thiago Silva will take no part in Tuesdays showdown. Silva, Brazils captain and one of the best defenders in the world, will miss the game through suspension because of an accumulation of yellow cards after he was booked in the second half of Brazils 2-1 quarterfinal victory over Colombia. Neymar has been one of the faces of this World Cup and head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari must now find a way to replace the four goals and one assist that the 22-year-old tallied in helping his side reach the last four. The Barcelona star was ruled out for the rest of the tournament after suffering a fractured vertebra in a collision with Colombias Juan Zuniga, and he will likely be replaced by Willian in Scolaris starting lineup on Tuesday. Brazil has been very reliant on Neymar at times during this tournament, but Willian believes that despite the absence of his superstar teammate, his side is even stronger because of the adversity the team now faces. "Neymar sets the standard for us. He is capable of deciding any game, so playing without him will be difficult," Willian said. "We know the quality that we have. We are all very sad at losing him but we are now even stronger after what happened and we can continue to pursue our dream." Scolari is likely to replace Silva with Bayern Munich defender Dante, a man who knows his German opposition very well. Dantes knowledge of Germany could prove to be important, but as Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger pointed out, that understanding of the opponent cuts both ways. "I hope he starts, we know him very well and know his strengths and weaknesses, but he also knowss how we play," said Schweinsteiger, who is a teammate of Dante at Bayern.dddddddddddd Brazil is receiving much of the attention ahead of this semifinal, while Germany has quietly gone about its business and will be making a record fourth straight appearance in the last four at a World Cup. Germany coasted through Group G to reach the knockout round, but Joachim Lows team had a much more difficult time with Algeria than expected in the round of 16, needing extra time to dispatch the Desert Foxes, 2-1. The Germans were much more clinical in knocking off France, 1-0, in the quarterfinals, and Lows men will no doubt be full of confidence ahead of the showdown with Brazil. These two heavyweights last met in the 2002 World Cup final, with Brazil emerging as 2-0 victors to claim a record fifth Jules Rimet trophy. But Schweinsteiger feels as though this is a much different Brazil side than the one that most people have become accustomed to, and that his German teammates should expect a physical game. "The Brazilians here arent the magicians of old, the team has changed and so has their playing style," said Schweinsteiger. "Hard challenges are definitely a part of their game, its something we have to be careful of and the referee too." This Brazil side has certainly not resembled the great Brazil teams of old, which played with a creativity and flair that hasnt been exhibited by this edition of the Selecao. However, that certainly doesnt mean that Scolaris men pose less of a threat to the Germans, even without Neymar and Silva. Playing the host nation at this stage of the World Cup is a difficult task, and Germany knows all too well what it feels like to go out at this point in the tournament. German captain Philipp Lahm was a member of the last two World Cup teams for Germany, both of which lost in the semifinals. The thought of losing in the last four for a third successive World Cup and playing in another third-place match is a thought that the defender isnt interested in entertaining. "I really do not need that, thats something I want to rule out," Lahm said. ' ' '
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