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the Tampa Bay Lightnin

Postby lw789 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:41 pm

WINNIPEG - Ben Bishop stepped up when the Tampa Bay Lightning needed him most.Although they were outshot 42-27, Bishop kept the Lightning in the game as Tampa Bay downed the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Friday.He was the factor in the first two periods for sure, said Lightning coach Jon Cooper. You need that last line of defence and if youre going to win some games and you want to put yourself in a position to be in the playoffs, you need goaltending.Bishop gave was modest, giving credit to his teams defensive play.We went out and got some key acquisitions in the summer, said Bishop. Everybody that plays, plays well and it was no different tonight.The Lightning were without one of their top defencemen. Victor Hedman is out four to six weeks with a fractured finger and the team lost forwards Ryan Callahan and Alex Killorn on this road trip as well.Right winger J.T. Brown left Friday nights game in the first period.Its part of the game, Bishop said of the rash of injuries. It happens to every team. Right now its happening to us a little more.Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Drouin, Vladislav Namestnikov and Ondrej Palat scored as the Lightning (5-2-1) took the fourth game of a five-game road trip that has seen them go 3-1-0. Nikita Kucherov picked up three assists.Bryan Little scored a moral victory for the Jets (2-5-0), when his wrist shot from the slot at 5:33 of the second period finally made Winnipegs power play successful and brought the Jets briefly within one goal.It was Winnipegs first power-play goal of the season. Blake Wheeler scored the Jets second goal in the third period.Theyre definitely an offensive team and they took advantage of the opportunities we gave them tonight, said Little. But its the kind of game that gives you a sour taste in your mouth because we made a couple of big mistakes they took advantage of, but for most of the game I thought we outplayed them.Wheeler agreed with his linemate.Ninety-five per cent of that game we were pretty in control of and playing really well and their chances were good chances and they capitalized, said Wheeler.He gave Bishop credit but said the Jets didnt make the best of the chances he presented.He kicked out some rebounds and we can do a better job of getting on those rebounds, those second chances.Coach Paul Maurice said it wasnt so much the chances they had but the ones they gave up that were the problem.The quality of the chances we gave up was too high . . . It was just positional and fairly basic things, he said.Lightning sniper Stamkos scored his sixth of the season at 4:41 of the first to get things started off a feed from Drouin. They got a two-on-one against Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec after a missed pinch.It was Stamkos who finished the give-and-go with a puck on Pavelecs stick side that the Winnipeg goalie had little chance of stopping.Drouin added his own at 4:45 of the second, his NHL first, and Namestnikov tipped Palats shot past Pavelec on a power play at 12:52 to make it 3-1.Then Palat put one of his own past his Czech countryman with less than two minutes to go in the period to make it 4-1. Pavelec was pulled after the second and replaced by Michael Hutchinson.At one point the Jets were ahead 28-12 on shots in the second but they just couldnt get anything past Bishop.They kept up the pressure and Wheeler was finally rewarded when he flipped one into an open corner of Bishops net at 10:19 of the third.Winnipegs power play continued to fail them in the first, even with a five-on-three, although it helped them take a 16-12 lead in shots at the end of the period. But there was a huge roar of approval from the crowd when Little finally broke the jinx.Their best pressure and some of their best scoring chances followed the five-on-three power-play and Tampa Bay called a time out to slow things down.The Lightning were well-rested after a two-day break following a pair of games in Alberta. They end their road trip Saturday in Minnesota.Injured defenceman Radko Gudas returned to the lineup Friday night after missing four games with a lower-body injury. He got in a scrap with Dustin Byfuglien after a high stick that gave Winnipeg their five-on-three, and was slammed to the ice by the hulking Jet in the fracas.Notes: Andrew Ladd picked up his 199th career assist Friday night on Littles goal and needs only one more goal himself to hit 100 with the franchise. Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys .com) - The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to complete a sweep of the Washington Capitals when the clubs cap a quick home-and-home series Tuesday night in the Steel City. 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Fangio, the architect of one of the NFLs premier defenses during a four-year run in San Francisco, bolted the 49ers after being passed over in favor of defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to become Jim Harbaughs successor as the teams head coach. The longtime NFL assistant instead joins the staff of newly named Bears head coach John Fox, where Fangio will be in charge of rebuilding a defense that was one of the leagues most porous units Chicago has ranked 30th overall in total defense in each of the past two seasons, while the 442 points the Bears allowed in 2014 were surpassed only by Oakland for the most in the league. Chicago finished 30th in scoring defense the previous year. In contrast, tthe 49ers ranked in the top five in total defense in each of Fangios four years at the helm, and were one of only three teams to record 25 or more takeaways in each of the last three seasons.dddddddddddd. San Francisco also finished second, second and third in scoring defense from 2011-13 before ending 10th in that category this past year. Those numbers helped the Niners reach the NFC Championship Game in three straight seasons from 2011-13, as well as an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII. The 56-year-old Fangio also served as the defensive coordinator for Indianapolis (1999-2001) and Houston (2002-05) and will entering his 29th season as an NFL assistant. Additionally, he was the defensive coordinator under Harbaugh at Stanford in 2010, helping the Cardinal to a 12-1 record and a final ranking of fourth in the Associated Press Top 25. ' ' '
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