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COLUMBUS Womens Nazem Kadri Jersey , Ohio — Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella wants to believe his team has figured out its issues. They’ll be facing a team on Saturday night that really has its act together.The Blue Jackets (17-12-2) rebounded from two consecutive losses to start a season-high six-game homestand with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.The Ducks (17-11-5) roll into Nationwide Arena after a come-from-behind 6-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night at home before preparing to embark on a six-game road trip.Article continues below ...“The road’s a different animal,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “You don’t go on the road thinking you’re going to score four or five goals a game. If we can stay with the mentality that we have to be a blue-collar hockey club and play a blue-collar game, we have enough skill in our lineup from our perspective to put pucks in the back of the net. “But we have to prevent the goals. That’s the most important thing for us as we go forward.”Anaheim has won nine of its last 11 games. In the Ducks’ last eight victories, they’ve trailed or been tied heading into the third period before rallying. They’re now 6-8-2 when trailing after two periods, the second-most wins of its kind in the NHL behind the Calgary Flames.“We’re a resilient group,” said Anaheim defenseman Brandon Montour, who contributed four points (one goal, three assists) in the win over Dallas. “Guys aren’t quitting until the game is over.” The Ducks were able to wipe out a deficit against the Stars thanks to the first career hat trick by Ondrej Kase. His third goal tied the score in the third period and sparked a four-goal finish for Anaheim.“He’s been a clutch goal scorer numerous times for our hockey club,” Carlyle said. “He’s been the energizer bunny. He’s that type of player that seems to hound the puck. Now he’s getting rewarded for the hard work he’s putting in.”On one of Kase’s goals, teammate Ryan Getzlaf was credited with his 900th career assist. He added another assist for 901 Nikita Zaitsev Jersey Kids , which is second in franchise history behind Teemu Selanne’s 988. Getzlaf leads the team this season in assists with 18 and points with 26.“Getz is a special player,” Carlyle said. “He’s a guy that play in a lot of different situations. A lot of our offense runs through him.”The Blue Jackets are similar to the Ducks in their ability to produce offense. Columbus ranks seventh in the NHL with 3.42 goals per game through 31 games, but its issue more times than not is keeping pucks out of the net. “The last couple of games, we’ve played really good defensively I think, so we know we can handle everybody defensively now and we can create a little bit of offense out of that,” Blue Jackets forward Lukas Sedlak said, according to the team’s website. “We know how we have to play, reloads, and when we check we’ll get those chances offensively.”The Blue Jackets began their homestand with a 4-0 loss to the Washington Capitals last Saturday and followed that up with a 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday after blowing a third-period lead in the final minutes.“Now we need to just play the right way and stay consistent,” Tortorella said. “Is it always going to be dead on? No http://www.mapleleafsshoponline.com/authentic-patrick-marleau-jersey , but you need to turn it in to who you are.“Have we gotten there yet? No. But hopefully we get some success by playing the right way and they’ll start finding that’s what we are.” Twelve Blue Jackets players have at least 10 points. Left winger Artemi Panarin leads the team with 34 points and right winger Cam Atkinson has a point in 14 of the past 15 games (13 goals, 10 assists during that span).“We’re getting scoring from all four lines now,” Columbus right winger Josh Anderson said. “That’s a big part of our success. As soon as one line scores, it gets everybody going on the bench.” OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes keep trying to do their part to preserve their slim playoff hopes.Phillip Di Giusseppe and Jordan Staal each had a goal and assist to lead the Hurricanes to a 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.Brock McGinn, Noah Hanifin and Jeff Skinner also scored, and Cam Ward stopped 34 shots as Carolina remained nine points behind New Jersey, which also won, for the last wild card in the Eastern Conference with seven games remaining.”Our team’s got a lot of pride. I really believe in our guys and they want to do it right each and every night and not let each other down, so you’ve got to go out and play hard Noah Hanifin Jersey Womens ,” Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said.Bobby Ryan and Thomas Chabot scored for the Senators, and Mike Condon finished with 19 saves.Ottawa captain Erik Karlsson made an emotional return to the ice, playing for the first time since he and his wife announced Tuesday that their son Axel had been stillborn. A visibly moved Karlsson waved as he received a huge ovation from the home crowd when announced as part of the Senators’ starting lineup.”It’s great. You’ve seen it with the fans that everyone was happy to see him. Same with us when we saw him (Saturday) morning we were all happy,” Chabot said. ”He’s a big part of our team as you know and the best player on our team so it’s good to have him back. We would have rather had a better game than that for his comeback but it’s just great to have him in the locker room and happy to just have him around.”Karlsson made a surprise return for the morning skate and his presence meant a lot to his teammates. ”Huge,” was how forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau described Karlsson’s return.”He’s our captain, he’s our best player, he’s our leader and you want to be on the ice when he’s on,” Pageau said. ”He’s been there for all of us and we want to be there for him right now. We’re all happy that he was back today.”Karlsson almost scored when his slap shot went off the post just under four minutes into the game.McGinn gave the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead with a great tip in the slot off Klas Dahlbeck’s point shot to beat Condon through the legs with 2:41 left in the second period. The goal withstood a challenge for offside by the Senators.Hanifin and Skinner scored 68 seconds apart to push the lead to 4-1 about midway into the third. Hanifin was left alone at the side of the goal and beat Condon with a wrist shot at 8:29. Skinner then fought off Mike Hoffman as he moved in and beat Condon with a backhand at 9:37.Chabot scored with 3:26 left to cut the lead to 4-2, before Staal scored into an empty net in the final minute.”Through the first two periods we didn’t get the bounces on our side. I thought we had chances and put a lot of pucks on net and then obviously in the third they came out and took the lead and it was too far to come back,” Pageau said.Each team scored in the first period with the Hurricanes grabbing a 1-0 lead at 7:34 when Di Giuseppe beat Condon from a sharp angle.Ryan tied it at 9:38 as he stood at the top of the crease and tipped Ryan Dzingel’s shot past Ward William Nylander Jersey , who turned aside 11 shots in the period, including two breakaways.After a turnover, Dzingel had a breakaway but was short on space and time as he only caught up to the puck about 20 feet in front of Ward. Minutes later, Pageau had all kinds of time as he was all alone from the blue line in but Ward made a pad save.NOTES: Marian Gaborik was a scratch for the Senators. … Brett Pesce, Justin Faulk and Victor Rask were scratches for the Hurricanes. … The Hurricanes improved their road record to 16-16-5. … Ottawa’s Tom Pyatt played in his 400th career game, including his 155th with the Senators. … Ryan’s first-period goal was his first in 12 games.UP NEXTHurricanes; Host Ottawa on Monday night.Senators: At Carolina on Monday night.
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