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The Vancouver Canucks hope their dynamic offence can take advantage of the Pittsburgh Penguins thin roster as they look for a fifth win in six games tonight. Wholesale Jerseys . Listen to the game live on TSN Radio 1040 Vancouver with coverage beginning at 2pm pt. Vancouver has been led by Henrik and Daniel Sedin, who are tied for tops on the team with 24 points. Daniel Sedin scored two power-play goals in a 4-3 win at Washington on Tuesday, helping the Canucks rebound from a 5-3 loss in Detroit on Sunday. Thats what good teams do, Daniel Sedin told Vancouvers official site. In this league, you start losing a few, all of a sudden youve lost four or five, and thats tough to get back from. I think were a group that realizes that, and were usually strong when we come off a loss. Ryan Millers steady play in net has been a significant factor in the Canucks success. He owns a 2.45 GAA - his best since 2009-10 - but has allowed seven goals in consecutive losses to Pittsburgh. Millers 3.28 GAA against the Penguins is his third-worst mark against any team. Fleury has won his last four matchups against the Canucks, with the last three coming in shootouts. The Pittsburgh Penguins regularly dispatch opponents with their high-powered offense. Lately, however, the victories have come through their goaltender. Marc-Andre Fleury looks to continue his strong play when the Penguins host the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night in a matchup between two of the NHLs top teams. Fleury recorded his league-leading fifth shutout Tuesday in a 1-0 win over visiting New Jersey. His 2.08 goals-against average is a career best for the 11-year veteran, and his shutout total matches a career high. Its nice to have five shutouts in December, Fleury, who has a 1.23 GAA in his last four victories, told the Penguins official website. It hasnt happened too often in my career. Its nice. Fleurys play has been a welcome plus for the offensive-minded Penguins, who have finished as a top-five scoring team each of the past three seasons and rank near the top of the NHL with 3.33 goals per game. Such is the benefit of having two of the leagues leading scorers in Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby. Malkin scored Tuesday and has picked up a point in eight of the last nine games, but Crosby has been held off the scoresheet in the past two after recording seven points over the previous three. Still, with 33 points, Crosby is on pace for the sixth 100-point season of his career. I think we can get better, Crosby said. Guys are working hard, theyre focused on trying to get better. You have to evaluate yourself based on making sure you execute on all the little things within the game. Weve done a good job being honest about that and making sure we improve in certain areas. The Penguins (17-5-2) will be tasked with replacing Chris Kunitz, who will miss at least two weeks with a fractured foot. Kunitz has nine goals and 11 assists and joins Pascal Dupuis (blood clot), Beau Bennett (lower body) and Kris Letang (groin) on the injury list. Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo will also sit out Thursday after receiving a two-game suspension for a hard hit Tuesday on Devils forward Jaromir Jagr. You can't dwell on the fact that guys are out, Crosby said. You need to make sure that you rally and find a way to win games. Some guys may have to accept more of a role or elevate their game. Were all in it together. So weve got to find a way to make sure we keep playing well. Wholesale Nike China Jerseys . Watch the action live on TSN and listen on TSN 1050 Radio beginning at 7pm et/4pm pt. The Raptors maintained their spot atop the Atlantic Friday after defeating the Wizards, 96-88, for their second win in a row. Wholesale Cheap Jerseys . "It was awesome," he said. Coming off an ugly three-game sweep at the hands of the Yankees, Toronto found itself in a deep hole early after the Reds put an eight spot up on starter Liam Hendriks (six runs in 1 2/3 innings pitched) and Todd Redmond in the second. .com) - One point guard will return, while another will sit when the Minnesota Timberwolves visit American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks.TORONTO -- don't expect Toronto FC manager Ryan Nelsen to shed any tears for cs current crisis in defence. "Weve lost far more than them over the first eight games of our season and nobody felt sorry for us," Nelsen said prior to Friday nights game in Kansas City. "Just because theyre missing two or three, were missing three in our midfield. So actually were probably hurting more than them, to tell you the truth." Nelsen notes he has been able to use his starting lineup once this season, a reference likely to the D.C. United game back in March. While Toronto (4-4-0) has question-marks in midfield, the defensive cupboard is almost completely bare for Kansas City (5-4-2). Matt Besler is with the U.S. World Cup team while Lawrence Olum has been summoned by the Kenyan national team for a two-legged Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Aurelien Collin is nursing a hamstring injury and Ike Opara is out for the season after ankle surgery. To make matters worse, 17-year-old defender Erik Palmer-Brown was sent off for two yellow cards in his MLS debut last weekend, a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire that saw Kansas City give up two penalties. So Palmer-Brown is suspended for Fridays game. Kansas City is also without key attacking midfielder Graham Zusi, whos with the U.S. team. Manager Peter Vermes started the Chicago game with a 3-5-2 formation, with Palmer-Brown between fullbacks Chance Myers and Seth Sinovic at the back, in a bid to work around his lack of defensive options. He had to return to a four-man backline after Palmer-Browns ejection. Palmer-Brown, reportedly a target of Juventus, still made history by becoming the youngest defender to start an MLS game. He turned 17 on April 24. Collin and defensive midfielder Uri Rosell, who could drop back in defence, may be healthy enough to play Friday. But with three games in eight days -- Kansas City hosts the Red Bulls next Tuesday and visits D.C. United on May 31 -- Vermes will likely not want to rush players back. While the MLS champions are still a quality team, they have lost two straight. And a makeshift defence would seem like catnip to Torontos Jermain Defoe, who has five goals in all competitions. Nelsen has questions of his own, facing five games in 15 days. He has lost American midfielder Michael Bradley and Brazilian goalie Julio Cesar to the World Cup. Wholesale Authentic Jerseys. . Brazilian Jackson (concussion) is not expected to play and fellow midfielder Jonathan Osorio is doubtful (hamstring, hand injury). Nelsens other questions are selection-related. Rookie defender Nick Hagglund had a strong game against New York in place of Doneil Henry while Bradley Orr, pushed up into midfield, also impressed. Henry, 21, already has 40 MLS starts under his belt but has made some costly errors in recent games. Nelsen, perhaps easing the blow, said he was moved to the bench against the Red Bulls because he had played 120 minutes midweek in Vancouver and had a few knocks. Hagglunds fine play against French star Thierry Henry and Englands Bradley Wright-Phillips, the leagues leading scorer, may extended Henrys time on the sidelines. "Nick was brilliant," said Nelsen. Nelsen, while not showing his hand, rejected the suggestion that time on the bench might offer a mixed message to Henry whom he regularly talks up. "I sat on the bench at D.C. United and I was three years older than Doneil. They sat me," said Nelsen. "Its going to happen. Its going to happen when you're 20, its going to happen when hes playing in the Premier league or in the top level." "Theyre not bumps, theyre life experiences that youve got to deal with. Everyone deals with them in any job, in any profession ... its just how you react." "Generally the best ones find a way on the field pretty quickly," he added. The 21-year-old Hagglund has already won kudos on the field for his no fear approach. Off the field, his bubbly personality is also appreciated. "Hes a massive part of this squad, this changing room, for such a young kid," said captain Steven Caldwell. "He takes a lot of stick. He laughs, he smiles. His personality rubs off on everybody, Hes a pleasure to have here." Nelsen could retain Orr in central midfield and has newly acquired Collen Warner available, although he may have to play on the flank if Osorio, as expected, can't go. Warner was the last man off the practice field Wednesday, chatting with Nelsen en route to the locker-room. Rookie Daniel Lovitz, who has impressed since returning from loan in Wilmington, is another midfield option. Torontos career record against Kansas City is 4-10-4, including 1-7-1 on the road. 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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