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08.11.2017, 06:16
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GLENDALE, Ariz. Deone Bucannon Jersey . – Randy Carlyle could only sigh at the awful manner in which his team started in the Arizona desert. Turtle start, he said regretfully afterward, it was slower than slow. The Maple Leafs couldnt overcome those lousy first 20 minutes, their comeback attempt coming up just short in Glendale, their three-game win streak put to bed on a warm Tuesday night. Its a bad start, said Dion Phaneuf after the 3-2 loss to Arizona, who had won just twice in the previous eight games. Its unacceptable to start that way. When you have a start like that it puts you behind the eight-ball and we were playing catch-up all night. Toronto mustered a measly three shots in that first frame. They turned pucks over with uneasy regularity. They failed to complete passes of any kind, the rock bouncing everywhere on Gila River Arenas choppy ice. They failed to skate with any urgency. They just werent sharp in any regard and it was all too obvious. Even an early 5-on-3 advantage did little to shake the disjointedness. The Leafs couldnt even muster a shot with more than a minutes worth of advantage. They dropped to 1-5-1 this season when failing to score first – a perfect 5-0-0, conversely, when managing the first goal. No explanation for that one other than the fact that we just seemed like we were in neutral and they were in third gear, Carlyle said. Our execution level was nowhere near where it needed to be. The Coyotes, who entered the night yielding a league-worst of nearly four goals per game, took advantage of that sloppy execution. They capitalized when Jake Gardiner flubbed a pass behind the Toronto goal, adding a second marker five minutes later on some disorderly defensive zone coverage. They were sharper, said James van Riemsdyk, who played more than 25 minutes in defeat. We were a little bit loose with the puck and loose in our systems. Hoping to spark some kind of change after watching the early malaise, Carlyle juggled his line combinations and defence pairings in the second, notably reuniting Phil Kessel with van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak while flipping Gardiner onto the left side of Roman Polak. And he got the desired pushback. Phaneuf and Cody Franson both scored power-play goals, but that was it for the Leafs. The balloon of a three-game win streak was popped just like that. A return to inconsistency. To us as a coaching staff we felt that this was a game that we could give ourselves the best chance to win with the type of game that weve been playing, Carlyle said. We played it for 35 minutes tonight, maybe 35 minutes. We werent very good in the first period and it cost us. Five Points 1. Goalie Decisions When training camp opened Carlyle made it clear, again, that he had no defined No. 1. Instead, he said, a duo would compete to own the position. You laugh at me and you say hes full of this, hes full of that, said Carlyle. [But] the reality is if you go to every team you have to have somebody thats going to emerge and be your guy. And so despite Jonathan Bernier winning three of his past four starts with a .930 save percentage, Carlyle opted to ride what he deemed the hotter hand – seemingly changing his plan of starting Bernier in doing so. James Reimers third period performance against Chicago over the weekend was enough to sway his decision. You have some sort of an idea of what youd like to do, Carlyle said before the game against Phoenix, but if people perform to a high level its hard not to go back to them. It was a bold decision in many ways, one that risks ruffling Berniers feathers. Reimer certainly performed admirably on Saturday – making 26 saves in the third period alone – but Bernier did nothing in his previous starts not to earn the next look after the back-to-back – yielding one goal on 39 total shots in wins over Buffalo and Columbus. Not only had he been playing well recently, but happened to win the job a year ago and then, probably to some frustration, was asked to win it all over again this fall. Its up to Randy I guess, Bernier said early this season when questioned on being the teams No. 1. To me, Im not going to say Im the No. 1 [because] if I play 20 games this year then I look like a fool right? So it just depends on Randy, how much he wants to play me, how much he wants to play [Reimer]. But obviously it comes from the head coach. If the head coach says Ive got my No. 1 guy thats when you feel you are. Like any coach, Carlyle did what he felt would give his team the best chance to win against Arizona. And it may not matter in the end if Bernier is perturbed for a day or two, but in opting for Reimer on Tuesday, Carlyle risks stoking a fire in a market that craves goalie controversy. 2. Hard to Fathom The Leafs had an early opportunity to right their stunted start with two Coyotes wedged in the penalty box in the opening minutes of the first frame. But they mustered nothing, not even a single shot at Mike Smith. Its hard to fathom that we were so inept with it at that time, Carlyle said. We couldnt make two passes and we had one player [Franson] fall down twice on it. Those are the things that [cause you to think] whats going on out there? and thats when youre helpless. The Leafs have yet to score with a 5-on-3 advantage this season. 3. Reimers Follow-Up Not quite as sharp as three days earlier, Reimer could hardly be pinned for the defeat. All three goals featured strange bounces and errors of some kind in and around the goal. It wasnt goaltending that was our main issue, Carlyle said. [Reimer] gave us a chance and thats all you can ask of your goaltender. [Were] there some rebounds that he kicked out or is there something youd like to improve on? For sure, but he was one of our better players tonight thats for sure. You just try and make the most of every opportunity youre given, said Reimer, who ended up with 30 saves. When you go in there you want to play hard, you want to battle and you want to give your team a chance. And leave the decision-making up to the coaches. They get paid to coach and I get paid to get in front of the puck and I enjoy doing it. Bernier could be in line to get the next two starts. Hes the likely bet to start in Colorado on Thursday and may just be the guy again on Saturday against New York, given Reimers stellar history against their Sunday opponent. The Leafs play in Ottawa that night, where Reimer boasts a 7-1-0 career record with a .971 save percentage. 4. Komarov Offence The Maple Leafs believed they missed the presence of Leo Komarov when he left the club to return to the KHL last season. All the things that you look for in a player he ticks a lot of boxes, general manager Dave Nonis said when they signed the 27-year-old to a four-year deal this past July. Komarov is bringing many of those same elements to the table this fall with one notable addition: offence. While he led his Moscow Dynamo squad in scoring last year, Komarov produced only nine points in his first 42 NHL games in 2013. Hes nearly matched that mark already this fall, setting a career-high for assists last week; he now has seven, tied for second behind Kessel for the team lead. I wouldnt say hes a natural offensive player, but I think he can still provide some [offence], Carlyle said. He still gets his chances and he works well within the framework of his linemates … Hes a hard guy to play against and those are things that make him what he is. 5. Desert Memories Daniel Winnik started his career in the desert with the Coyotes. His first NHL head coach just happened to be the Great One. It was a little awe-inspiring to be honest, Winnik said. My first camp, it was like holy crap, this is Wayne Gretzky being my coach. Gretzkys coaching staff also included fellow Hall of Famer, Grant Fuhr. Winnik remembers hearing a fascinating tale or two from their highly successful playing days. As for Gretzky, Winnik looks back on the experience with a grin, I always said it mustve been hard for him just watching us chip pucks in all the time. Stats-Pack 1-5-1 – Leafs record when failing to score the first goal this season. 11:48 – Ice-time for Stephane Robidas on Tuesday, a season-low. 6 – Goals from the Toronto defence, including a pair against the Coyotes. 13-7 – Mark by which the Leafs have been outscored in first periods. 16 – Points for Phil Kessel, now third in league scoring. Special Teams Capsule PP: 2-5 Season: 19.2% PK: 4-4 Season: 82.6% Quote of the Night Turtle start, it was slower than slow. -Randy Carlyle, on the Leafs first period in Glendale. Up Next The Leafs finish their mini two-game road swing in Colorado on Thursday night. J. J. Nelson Jersey . Canada wasnt in the game from the outset. Head coach Dan Church left Calgary in the morning without addressing the players. He told The Canadian Press he felt the organization lacked confidence in his ability to defend the Olympic gold medal in February. Josh Mauro Jersey .Mack, a reserve guard who came in averaging 3.8 points, made all six of his 3-pointers as the Hawks went 16 for 28 from behind the arc.Trailing 50-38 midway through the second quarter, Atlanta outscored Cleveland 89-48 the rest of the way and sent the Cavaliers to their largest loss of the season. .1 Sam Stosur will meet Germanys second-ranked player Andrea Petkovic in the opening match of the Fed Cup World Group semifinal.ST. PAUL, Minn. - After the Minnesota Wild finished staggering through a four-minute power play with the game tied late in the second period, boos came from the crowd.That was a sweet sound for Columbus Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards. He used to work here, sure, but the effort by his penalty kill was the real pleaser.James Wisniewski had the go-ahead goal and two assists plus a critical defensive play in the crease late in game to help the Blue Jackets beat the Wild 3-1 on Monday.Brandon Dubinsky scored early for the Blue Jackets, and Scott Hartnell tipped in Wisniewskis shot with 3:03 left to seal the victory for goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. The All-Star made 25 saves to improve to 5-1 in his career against the Wild and win for the first time in five starts.Thats the way our teams going to win hockey games, Dubinsky said. Weve got to keep them tight.Zach Parise scored his team-leading 17th goal for the Wild, who fell to 4-9-4 over their last 17 games. They thought they took the lead late in the second period when Ryan Suter knocked in a loose puck, but David Savard was whistled for a high stick to the chin of Jason Zucker. The replay review determined Savard touched the puck to initiate the stoppage of time. Then came the four-minute man advantage for the Wild.That was a big moment. You could hear the boos coming down from up top, and whenever you hear that on the road thats a good thing, said Richards, who improved to 7-2 against the Wild since being hired by the Blue Jackets three years ago. It means youre doing the right things.Suter returned to the first pairing on defence for the Wild after serving a two-game suspension by the NHL for an elbow to the head, but he was on the ice for all three scores by the Blue Jackets while playing 30-plus minutes for the 14th time this season. Coach Mike Yeo said he thought Suter played well.After Erik Haula was called for tripping, his second penalty of the game, Nick Foligno sneaked behind the net on the power play to find Wisniewski for a one-timer as Suter was late to arrive from across the slot at the 5:35 markk of the third period. A.Q. Shipley Jersey. The Wild nearly tied it after Parises shot skipped off Bobrovsky, when the puck landed in the crease and sat there untouched for a second. Jason Pominville swooped in for the rebound, but Wisniewski dived across the goal mouth to thwart the threat.Then came the gritty goal for the Blue Jackets, when Hartnell manoeuvred the puck past Devan Dubnyk after the shot by Wisniewski.Weve been having more of a game plan of making it a battle in front of their net. Forwards going there and just throwing pucks there, Wisniewski said. It wasnt a lot of slap shots tonight. It was throwing wristers and trying to get tips.Dubnyk started in the net for Minnesota for the third straight game since his arrival via trade from Arizona. He dropped his first decision with his new team, stopping 20 shots, after the Wild won his first two starts by a total of 10-1 behind his 43 saves.I dont think our puck support against a team that pressures like that was good enough tonight. But we had some opportunities. We just had to find some ways to cash in on them, Yeo said.This was Parises third straight game with a goal, and he had a prime opportunity for another one in the second period when Savard pulled him down on a breakaway to draw the penalty shot. But after a couple of dekes in the slot, Parise lost control of the puck as it neared Bobrovskys stick and didnt get a shot on the net.Every goal we do score is a battle for us. We just have to bear down, Suter said.The puck has not been bouncing the Wilds way lately.How long can we use that excuse? Parise said. We had some good chances. Its just a matter of capitalizing on them.NOTES: The Blue Jackets made RW Jared Boll a healthy scratch for the first time this season. RW Jack Skille came off injured reserve to take his spot on the fourth line. ... Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper was taken off injured reserve after missing six games because of a lower-body injury. He could play on Tuesday at Detroit. So could centre Mikael Granlund, who has missed the last 12 games with a broken left wrist. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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