arrage on deGrom.The win allowed the Giants (67-54) to move seven games ahead of from xf's blog

BOSTON -- Despite serious injuries to key players, the Buffalo Sabres ran up a 4-1-2 road record to start the season. Cheap Air Max Shoes Online .The Boston Bruins, who missed the playoffs for a second straight year last season because of poor home play, are 1-3-0 on home ice to start the new season (6-5-0 overall).On Monday night, when the two old Adams Division foes meet at TD Garden, Buffalo (5-4-2 overall) will be coming off a 2-1 victory at Ottawa Saturday night while the Bruins were thumped 5-2 by the New York Rangers on home ice.Robin Lehner was outstanding in goal for the Sabres -- who lost Jack Eichel and Evander Kane early and Zach Bagosian recently -- Saturday, his 32-save performance the key to the fourth road win of the year. Last year, Buffalo, which finished dead last in the NHL, was 9-29-3 away from home.Lehner beat his old team Saturday.No matter who we played today, it was a win we needed, he said after the game. We dont want to lose two in a row. I think we can learn a few things from this game, but the way we came out in the third after our first goal and the big (penalty kill) we had, we can take some positives too.Lehner is 4-3-1 with a 2.14 goals against average and .929 save percentage this season -- and is 3-6-3 with a 2.64 goals against average and .925 save percentage lifetime against Boston.The Bruins, who won the last three of a four-game road trip, yielded two shorthanded goals and one power play score to suffer another home loss on Saturday. They were just 17-18-6 at home last season -- again barely missing the playoffs.We were feeling good about our game, said defenseman Torey Krug. We didnt play well (but won) in Florida, but Detroit and Tampa, we played well. We wanted to use that momentum to move on into our building.We started out well. I thought, five-on-five, we played a pretty good game. We played fast; we were getting a majority of the chances. I thought their goaltender played well. Like I said, the power play let us down. Two goals against, no goals for, thats a big part of it. For a while now, thats been a big part of our team, that power play. Right now, were not getting the results.The Bruins have scored just three power play goals, while surrendering three shorthanded scores.Tuukka Rask suffered his first loss in the Boston net in seven games this season. He didnt play well and may have tweaked the lower body injury that caused him to miss four games.With a Tuesday date in Montreal waiting, it wouldnt be a shock to see rookie Zane McIntyre in goal for his second NHL start Monday.The Sabres worked out at the Bruins new practice facility Sunday. Sam Reinhart, who scored the winning goal Saturday, turned 21 and got a face full of shaving cream from teammate Marcus Foligno during the practice.Thats Marcus for you, Reinhart told the Buffalo News. I was kind of wrestling with (Matt) Moulson in the corner, so I didnt see it coming. It was stuck in the ear a little bit, but a shower helped.Said Foligno: He doesnt know whats going on around him most of the time, so it was pretty easy.Tyler Ennis and Dmitry Kulikov both missed the Buffalo practice Sunday, but just to rest. Asked if he expects both to play Monday, coach Dan Bylsma said, I expect them to play well.The Bruins, who canceled Sunday practice, won three of the four games between the teams last season but the Sabres took three of a possible four points in the two games in Boston. Cheap Wholesale Air Max Shoes . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. Cheap Air Max China Free Shipping . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. . It says Pocklingtons lawyer filed the appeal Friday in a California court. CTV Edmonton also says Pocklington gave a $100,000 cash deposit as part of the conditions of his bail, and that he will be out on bail until his appeal is heard. SAN FRANCISCO -- The New York Mets welcomed back outfielder Justin Ruggiano for the series opener against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.They liked what they saw so much, manager Terry Collins is planning to bring back two more injured players Friday.Left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (strained right quad) and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (strained left knee) are expected to be reinstated from the 15-day disabled list in time for the Mets rematch with the Giants after San Francisco took the series opener 10-7 Thursday.Cespedes missed the minimum 15 days, while Cabrera last played for the Mets on July 31.The Mets third loss in four games on their road trip Thursday came despite the efforts of Ruggiano, who had three hits, including a grand slam off Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner.Bumgarner extracted a measure of revenge against the Mets, however, belting a home run of his own to aid in a Giants comeback that helped produce the win.The homer came off Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom, who shared the marquee with Bumgarner in what was billed as a pitchers duel in the series opener.I dont think thats how either of us had it drawn up, Bumgarner said the 12 combined runs scored off the two starting pitchers. But well take it for sure.At least Bumgarner and deGrom walked away healthy.The same couldnt be said Thursday of Giants right-hander Matt Cain, who had to go on the disabled list because of a sore lower back, and Mets lefty Steven Matz, who was scratched from his scheduled Friday start because of a sore shoulder.That leaves Mets rookie right-hander Seth Lugo (0-1, 2.65 EERA) to make his first major league start against the National Leagues All-Star Game starter, Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto (13-3, 2. Wholesale Air Max China. 97 ERA).Its a hole to fill, Collins said of losing Matz, who is being pointed toward keeping his spot in the rotation next week. Right now, Seth Lugos going to be the guy.Lugo has made nine relief appearances for the Mets, and he has demonstrated an uncanny ability to get left-handed hitters out. They are batting just .130 (3-for-23) against him.The Giants got eight hits from lefty hitters in Thursdays barrage on deGrom.The win allowed the Giants (67-54) to move seven games ahead of the Mets (60-61) in the National League wild-card race.San Francisco has won just two of seven on its current homestand, but the hometown fans are starting to see the club swing the bats better.The 10-run total Thursday was the Giants highest since a 12-run tally against the Oakland Athletics on June 30.The club has totaled 36 runs in its past six games.Cueto, meanwhile, hasnt won since July 6, a six-game stretch in which he has gone 0-2 with a 4.84 ERA. The Giants lost four of the six contests.Cueto has been particularly off his game in three August starts, during which he owns a 5.59 ERA without getting a decision. The ERA is the third worst in all of baseball among unbeaten pitchers in August who have made three or more starts, trailing only the Colorado Rockies Chad Bettis (6.43) and the Texas Rangers Lucas Harrell (6.17). ' ' ' 

Previous post     
     Next post
     Blog home

The Wall

No comments
You need to sign in to comment
Password protected photo
Password protected photo
Password protected photo