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NEW YORK -- After sun reflecting off the ice delayed the first hockey game at Yankee Stadium, the New York Rangers and pinstriped goalie Henrik Lundqvist beat the New Jersey Devils 7-3 in snow and cold Sunday. Seahawks T-Shirts . Rick Nash scored for the fifth straight game, and the New York Rangers used a four-goal second period to take the lead for good. The Devils led 1-0 and 3-1 in the first, but New York got within one before intermission and then swarmed future Hall of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur. After Dominic Moore and Marc Staal had goals in the first for the Rangers, Mats Zuccarello scored two straight to put New York ahead for the first time. Carl Hagelin and Nash found the net, too, behind the beleaguered Brodeur, who angrily swatted the puck away after one of the tallies. Nash has seven goals in his streak and 18 this season. A day after the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks played in 60-degree weather at Dodger Stadium, the NHL returned to conditions more fitting for hockey. Lundqvist, who sported stylish pinstriped pads for the occasion, stumbled through a difficult first but settled down and made 19 saves. He hadnt allowed more than two goals in his previous seven outings. The Devils took care of that in the first. Jaromir Jagr had two assists to excite the large number of New Jersey fans who made the trek to the Bronx for what was nominally a Devils home game. The teams played through the second period as the snow started and increased in intensity, not long after they were forced to wait around an extra hour to drop the pick because of bright sunshine that created a dangerous glare on the ice. The temperature was 24.9 degrees when the first puck dropped at 1:41 p.m. in front of a sellout crowd of 50,105. Yankee Stadiums second hockey game will take place on Wednesday night when the Rangers will again be the road team in a matchup with the New York Islanders. Zuccarello tied it 3-3 at 2:48 of the second when he redirected in a pass from John Moore, and put New York in front at the end of a three-on-one rush with 7:16 left. Benoit Pouliot chipped the puck ahead at centre ice to Derick Brassard, who sent a pass from the right side to Zuccarello for his 15th goal. Hagelin made it 5-3 just 1:09 later when he flipped a shot from the right circle that appeared to hit Devils defenceman Marek Zidlicky before getting through Brad Richards screen and by Brodeur. The Devils netminder was again victimized by an odd-man attack that Nash finished with 28.5 seconds left in the middle frame. Brodeur was serenaded with derisive chants of "Mar-ty ... Mar-ty" as Rangers fans in the stands made their voices heard. He watched the rest of the game from the bench, as Cory Schneider replaced him to start the third. Brodeur allowed six goals on 21 shots. Schneider gave up Derek Stepans penalty-shot goal with 9:54 remaining. The seven goals matched the Rangers season high. The Devils grabbed a 1-0 lead 5:36 in when Elias took a pass from Ryane Clowe at the Rangers blue line and came in alone. He snapped a shot that beat Lundqvist inside the left post. The early edge was short-lived as Moore tied it at 9:07 with his fourth goal. Moore got to a loose puck off a rebound of defenceman Anton Stralmans shot and flipped the puck into the net at the right post. But Elias struck again just 22 seconds into New Jerseys second power play, with help from Czech Republic Olympic teammate Jagr, and put the Devils back in front with 9:00 minutes left with his ninth goal. Jagr rushed the puck toward the net at the left post, and got Lundqvist to go down. But instead of shooting, Jagr found Elias driving to the net and fed him a perfect pass for a goal from the top of the crease. That pushed Jagr past former Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Mario Lemieux for 10th place in the NHL career assist list. Jagr had tied Lemieux on Friday against Washington with another two-assist performance. Jagr notched assist No. 1,035 when Zajac made it 3-1 with 3:53 left in the first. Mark Fayne fired a drive that struck Jagr in front and bounded toward Zajac, who got the puck in front of the crease and scored his eighth goal. The Rangers got back within one when Staal turned a faceoff win in the Devils zone into a score when his shot squeezed in between Brodeurs pads with 3:01 remaining. It was Staals third of the season. NOTES: Schneider is 5-1-2 with a 0.96 goals-against average and .961 save percentage in his last eight starts, dating to Dec. 28. Brodeur had played in only two of New Jerseys previous eight games. ... New Jersey had won two straight. New York snapped a two-game losing streak. Cortez Kennedy Jersey . "Im excited just for a new start, just to see where things are going, to bring some kind of tradition back to the team and guys being excited about something new," the defensive back said during a conference call Monday after agreeing to stay with the Bombers rather than go to free agency next month. Marshawn Lynch Youth Jersey . - Diego Fagundez scored his team-leading 13th goal of the season in the 76th minute to lift the Revolution to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night that kept New Englands playoff hopes alive. . It certainly isnt a coincidence that Dwight Howard has scored at least 20 points in each game of the winning streak.TORONTO -- Toronto FC players practised Wednesday before scattering to make the most of four days off thanks to a bye this weekend. The MLS clubs braintrust also has big plans. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment boss Tim Leiweke, club GM Tim Bezbatchenko and manager Ryan Nelsen head to Europe later this week in search of marquee players. With the renewal deadline for season ticket-holders pushed back to January, it could be one of the most important hunts for talent in the underachieving franchises seven-year history. Leiweke told a recent supporters breakfast that the itinerary includes "a half-dozen players and teams." The focus is on players with English Premier League and Italian Serie A clubs. "The days of us putting our toe in the water and trying to find a cheap DP (designated player) are over. Were going to go swing for the fences," said the man who brought David Beckham to MLS. "Well see you in January. Because by then we either will have delivered or failed you again," he added. "Im not interested in seeing you in January and failing you again. Its time we started doing things right." Top of the list are two strikers, to be signed as designated players. "Of course we have our targets that we want to sign," Nelsen said after practice Wednesday. "Well be putting our head down and trying to get them." Players out of contract this summer can be signed six months in advance of that, so news could come in the January window. But Nelsen cautioned that wooing a player can take time. "In my experience of being in the situation myself, being on the other side of it, it generally takes a bit of time," he said. "But Id come back to you and say we might have already started that a few months ago." Still the good ones take the most time to romance, he added. Chances are this trip will be only part of the sales pitch. Designated players allow MLS clubs to sign marquee talent without throwing their US$2.95-million salary cap into disarray. Only $368,750 of a DPs salary counts against the cap, less if the player is young ($150,000 for a player 20 and younger and $200,000 for a player aged 21 to 23). TFCs current DPs -- both injured -- are 34-year-old Dutch striker Danny Koevermans, whose actual salary is $1.66 million, and 21-year-old Argentine midfielder Matias Laba ($200,000). Clubs are allowed two designated player slots and can buy a third slot for a one-time fee of $150,000 (the fee is waived if the third roster slot is for a young DP). Past DPs in Toronto were Canadian international midfielder Julian de Guzman, Spanish striker Mista, French forward Eric Hassli and former German international midfielder Torsten Frings. Mista was a bust while De Guzman was a decent player who didnt deserve DP status. Hassli was a panic pickup in the face of growing injuries up front. Frings, a former club captain, was a classy former international whose considerable influence was slowed by injury. He also often had to play out of position because thee Toronto talent cupboard was so bare. Earl Thomas III Youth Jersey. Of the current crop, Koevermans impact has also been blunted by injury. When healthy, the big Dutchman was a scoring threat in MLS. But he has been rarely fit, with a flurry of minor niggles following serious knee surgery. Laba seems a good use of the young DP. But none have combined the kind of success on the pitch and influence off it that Leiweke considers the DP job description to entail. Toronto also chose not to bestow DP status on Canadian attacking midfielder Dwayne De Rosario, who went on to win MVP honours elsewhere. "Weve done a bad job with DPs here. Period," Leiweke said. Said Bezbatchenko: "Clearly when you look at our team, we have not had goal-scorers. Proven world-class goal-scorers." The number-crunching GM estimates an MLS team needs between 46 and 55 goals a year to get into the playoffs. Toronto, which has 29 goals with two games to go this season, has averaged between 30 and 35. While the Toronto franchise has a history of underperforming and poor management, it does have many selling points. MLSE has lots to offer as an owner, with deep pockets and big league properties. Toronto is a safe cosmopolitan city that offers its soccer players relative anonymity compared to the fishbowl that is the European game. And while BMO Field is a hardly a jewel of a stadium, the clubs training facility is top-drawer. Leiweke is a slick closer with a good track record. The newly retired Nelsen has an impressive Rolodex thanks to his years of playing in the Premier League and connections through the New Zealand national team. No doubt he has used it to good effect. Nelsen, who still has a home in London from his days with Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers, is likely to stay a little longer in Europe to take in next Tuesdays friendly between Canada and Australia at Londons Craven Cottage. Canadian coach Benito Floro has called up four Toronto FC players for the game: defenders Ashtone Morgan and Doneil Henry and midfielders Jonathan Osorio and Kyle Bekker. The rest of TFC players are set to return to training Monday, in advance of their penultimate game of the season Oct. 19 at Chicago. The club badly needs to restore its relevance. Attendance has been slipping. Once the poster-boy of the league for its crammed stands and season-ticket waiting list, Toronto is drawing season-low crowds. Toronto (5-16-11) currently stands 10th in the 19-team league with average attendance of 18,439. Alarmingly, the last three home games have drawn announced crowds of 15,879 (D.C. United), 12,627 (Sporting Kansas City) and 15,217 (Chicago). Media coverage has also waned. Wednesdays practice drew one reporter. NOTES -- Captain Steven Caldwell has returned to Scotland due to death in the family ... Midfielders Bobby Convey, Darel Rusell and Alvaro Rey missed practice Wednesday through injury ... Goalkeeper Joe Bendik (two yellows in Philadelphia) and midfielder Jeremy Hall (accumulation of yellows) are suspended for next weeks Chicago game. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' Forum Index -> User Introductions
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