Goaltender rising and fallingJimmy Howard, G, Detroit Red Wings (up 44 spots to No. 155): This ranking is being done with my head Pittsburgh Penguins jersey and not with my heart. Detroit Red Wings jersey In a perfect world, I’d have the confidence to rank Petr Mrazek here and leave Howard lower, but only two positive games from Mrazek — no matter how impressive — are not enough to give me clear confidence. Further complicating the issue is that Howard looked awfully wholesale nhl jerseys rusty in his return to an Winnipeg Jets jersey AHL conditioning stint. Still, Howard boasted a 1.96 goals-against average in 17 games when he was hurt in December and logic would dictate he gets at least a 50/50 share of the Red Wings’ netminding duties back later this week. Just remain wary of the fact that Mrazek has the talent and opportunity to go off at any moment and become fantasy relevant again.
2:25 PM ETEmily KaplanESPN MessengerEmailprintcommentJoel Ward is not going to kneel for the national anthem.
Tomas Hertl is back on the San Jose Sharks’ top line and has two points in four games since returning. He absolutely should be picked back up, as playing regularly with Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton tends to have its benefits.
Yan Gomes’s hit in the bottom of the 13th inning gave the Indians a 9-8 win in a game in which they trailed, 8-3, entering the bottom of the sixth inning. Prior to this game, there had been 515 postseason games in major-league history in which one team had a lead of five-or-more runs, and the team Wholesale Darren Helm jersey with the large lead won 499 of those 515 games (97 percent). The Yankees entered Game 2 with a 76-3 record in postseason games in cheap hockey jersey China which they led by at least five runs at any time, while the Indians had been 0-20 all-time in postseason games in which they trailed by at least five runs.
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Brayden Point produced a goal Patric Hornqvist elite jersey and two assists, tying his career high for points in one game, to lead the Lightning to a 5–3 win in its season opener against the Panthers. His only other three-point night in the NHL came in Tampa Bay’s final game last season, a 4–2 victory over the Sabres in which Point scored two goals and assisted on one. That game in April capped a late-season hot streak for Point. He scored only nine goals in his first 53 games last season but then tallied nine times in his final 15 games, tying Nikita Kucherov for the Lightning team high over that stretch (March 13–April 9).
Next up are the Predators, who won three of five games against the Blues during the regular season. Game 1 is Wednesday night in St. Louis.
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