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MONTREAL - Jiri Sekac is making a strong case to stay in the Montreal Canadiens lineup.After sitting out seven games as a healthy scratch, Sekac was one of the best players on the ice on Saturday, helping Montreal to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Minnesota Wild. The 22-year-old scored a goal and added an assist for his first multi-point game of his young NHL career.I dont think it can get any better right now, said Sekac, whos played in back-to-back games after missing the previous seven. Its just an amazing feeling in front of all these fans. I just cant describe it right now.Sekac, whos battling Rene Bourque, Travis Moen and the currently injured Michael Bournival for playing time, finished Saturdays contest with two points, four shots and a hit in 13:36 of work.With the Canadiens in front 2-1 early in the third period, the Czech Republic native was rewarded for an already solid game when he poked the puck across the goal-line past a helpless Darcy Kuemper for his second goal of the season.Im trying to get used to every game, said Sekac, whos looking for a permanent place on the Canadiens starting roster. Hopefully its just going to go up now, not the other way.Sekac was dangerous on several occasions against the Wild.Midway through the second period, the left-winger came close to padding Montreals 1-0 lead when he swiped at a loose, bouncing puck in the crease, but failed to connect. Later in the period, Kuemper gloved Sekacs powerful wrist shot, and the Wild goalie again frustrated the 22-year-old from the slot in the third.Hes skating well, making the right decisions with the puck, said head coach Michel Therrien of Sekac. Sometimes, taking a step back is not a bad thing. At the start of the season, I saw a player with less energy. Now, hes got his energy back, hes quick, and hes having success right now.Added Lars Eller: Its the same thing I said before the season. Hes going to surprise a lot of people. Hes got skill, and hes a smart player.Sekac got an assist on Ellers game-winner in the final minute of the second period. After good puck circulation between Sekac, Brandon Prust, and Eller, the Dane fired past Kuemper glove side with a screened snap shot from the faceoff circle.The Canadiens are undefeated (7-0-0) when tied or leading going into the third, and the storyline was no different Saturday.Carey Price made 10 of his 30 saves in the third period for his eighth victory in 12 games. With the performance, Prices save percentage jumped from .907 to .912.The Habs (10-4-1) have now beaten Minnesota (7-6-0) in five of the teams last six meetings in Montreal.After a scoreless first period that saw the Wild come close to beating Price on several occasions, the Canadiens got on the board midway through the second.Coming down the wing with speed, Brendan Gallagher ripped a slapshot to the roof of the net at 9:26, beating Kuemper for his first point in his last nine games. The goal came just inches from the spot where Eller would later score the game-winner.The Wilds Jason Pominville equalized at 14:59 of the second, minutes after Sekac came close to doubling Montreals lead.Following a bad giveaway by Andrei Markov at the blue-line, former-Hab Thomas Vanek walked into the offensive zone on an odd-man rush, and found Pominville alone at the side of the net for the easy tap-in.Vanek, in his first return to Montreal since signing a three-year deal with Minnesota in the off-season, finished the game with one point in 17:04. The Austrian played 29 games with the Canadiens last year.After Eller gave Montreal the 2-1 lead, Sekacs goal wasnt without controversy. The poke-in was made easy as Kuemper, who made 27 saves in defeat, was left incapacitated on the ice after Minnesotas Nino Niederreiter pushed Prust onto the Wild goalie.The referees and linesmen conferred, and the goal stood because it was a Wild player who hit Prust first.I knew I was pushed in pretty hard, said Prust. I was pushed right into the crossbar. I was sitting there, listening to the refs conversation, and I heard him say that it was a good goal. I knew before everybody else.Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo was surprised the goal wasnt disallowed.I didnt really get a chance to react to it, he said. They (the referees) didnt really want to come and talk to me, and then the puck was dropped at centre ice. Im obviously not very pleased. I thought we were going on the power play there.Max Pacioretty put the game out of the Wilds reach with his team-leading sixth of the season at 6:04.Montreal is now 4-0 when scoring first.Prior to puck drop, the Canadiens retired defenceman Guy Lapointes No. 5.Lapointe played 14 seasons with Montreal between 1968 and 1982 before brief stints with the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins. He recorded 622 points in 894 career games, and ranks second in goals by a Canadiens defenceman with 166.I am very honoured to be here tonight, 32 years after my last game with the Montreal Canadiens, Lapointe told fans before the ceremonial banner raising. I never thought that one day, my No. 5 would hang up there.Nicknamed Pointu, Lapointe holds the Canadiens record for most goals in a year by a defenceman with 28. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993.Notes: Bourque was a healthy scratch for a second consecutive game. Bournival was out with an injured shoulder. Minnesotas point leader Zach Parise (upper-body injury) did not travel to Montreal. Earlier in the day, the Habs recalled winger Drayson Bowman from the Hamilton Bulldogs. Eddie Lack Jersey . -- The Oakland Raiders added a veteran presence to their young receiving group by signing free agent James Jones to a three-year contract Monday. Chris Terry Jersey .Brazil midfielder Ricardo Goulart scored the winner in the 50th minute to give the defending champion a four-point advantage in the standings over second-place Sao Paulo, which beat rival Palmeiras 2-0. After losing a shutout bid in the dying seconds of Sundays win over the Colorado Avalanche, Luongo would not be denied against the punchless Oilers and is now just one back of Patrick Roy for 14th on the all-time list. Cam Ward Jersey . PAUL, Minn. Lee Stempniak Jersey . CSKA received the heavier punishment of playing its next European home game behind closed doors, after its supporters displayed racist and far-right symbols in the Czech Republic during a 2-1 loss to Viktoria Plzen on Dec.LOS ANGELES -- On an exceptional, emotional night, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to their "safe haven" and moved to the brink of winning just their third playoff series since Donald Sterling bought the team in 1981. Sterling wasnt there to witness the 113-103 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, and he wont be at future games. The Clippers stirring victory at energized Staples Center came hours after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life, fined him $2.5 million and called on NBA owners to force him to sell the team for making racist comments. DeAndre Jordan had 25 points, a playoff career high, and 18 rebounds while Chris Paul scored 20 points as the Clippers took a 3-2 lead in the first-round series. "I think it put a lot of guys minds at ease," Paul said. "Its been tough the last few days, but weve been getting through it." Clippers coach Doc Rivers high-fived each of his players near the bench in an uncommon display of excitement as the final seconds ticked away. Guard Jamal Crawford hugged and slapped hands with fans at courtside on the way to the locker room. "I thought they were great," said Rivers, who before the game said he hoped Staples Center would be a "safe haven" full of adrenaline. "I thought they were tired a lot, and that was the result of the last few days. I just thought they had great mental toughness. They wanted to will this game, and Im just proud of them." Game 6 is Thursday night in Oakland. The Clippers were greeted with a standing ovation when they came out for pregame warmups. They kept on their Clippers warmup suits, unlike Sunday in Oakland, when, in a silent protest against Sterling, they tossed their sweatsuits bearing the team logo onto the court and went through their pregame routine with their red shirts on inside out. Players from both teams wore black socks. With so many sponsors bailing on the Clippers, there were few advertisements on the video boards. A few non-digital signs were covered over. The PA announcer constantly reminded the crowd, "We Are One." One fan woree a T-shirt that read: "Sterling Out Equality In.dddddddddddd" The distraction since the scandal broke Saturday was "monumental," said Crawford, who scored 19 points. "You couldnt shake it. Youd try to take a nap, youd wake up, and youd think its a bad dream. You couldnt shake it but it drains you, even mentally more than physically. Im glad we had the strength to get through it. With that cloud over you, you never know. This thing could have gone either way." Blake Griffin scored 18 points and Darren Collison had 15 for the Clippers. Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 21 points. David Lee and Andre Iguodala scored 18 apiece while Stephen Curry had a so-so game with 17 points, including four 3-pointers. "We had the momentum coming off the last game but we had too many turnovers and we were not consistent," Curry said. "Our defence didnt stick to its plan. "We have to figure out how to control the paint and cant let them get off to a big start," he said. "We knew they would come out with a lot of emotion but after the first quarter it felt like a regular playoff game." Curry stole the ball and hit a 3-pointer to give the Warriors a 70-69 lead late in the third quarter. Paul answered with a 3-pointer to put the Clippers up 72-70. Crawford then poked the ball away from Curry, broke free, got the pass for a dunk and a four-point lead with 1:11 left. Paul hit another 3 with 1.1 seconds left in the third for a 77-72 lead. Griffin scored eight points in the first 6 minutes of the fourth quarter. Jordan made six of eight free throws in the final period. With the Clippers leading by three points early in the fourth quarter, Griffin scored two quick baskets to make it 83-78. He made a turnaround jumper to push the lead to 90-81 with 7 minutes to go. Jordan had four blocks and Paul had five steals. "We knew it was going to be loud and thats what will be waiting for us on Thursday at home," Warriors guard Steve Blake said. "Weve got to believe and if we do that, we can come back and win two games." Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
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