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An experienced group of Hollywood screenwriters couldnt have scripted the high drama that unfolded on the ice in Winnipeg last Tuesday night. [url=http://www.vanssalestore.com/vans-sk8-clearance.html]Vans Sk8 Low Sale[/url] . On an evening when the hometown Jets were playing a single home game in between road trips, the local squad turned in their most lopsided and convincing victory of the season, scoring a season-high in goals en route to an 8-2 mauling of the upstart Florida Panthers. It started with a pair of goals by forward Mathieu Perrault and eventually turned into a career night for the 27-year-old when he tallied four on the evening. Perreault, a product of Drummondville, Quebec is one of three players to score four times in a single game this month alone. Initially, David Backes of the St. Louis Blues did it in Arizona prior to Perreaults special night and late last week, Kyle Okposo of the Islanders joined them with a career-night, four-goal effort against Pittsburgh. But as Perreault was assembling his memorable night – which included a delay in the contest following his third goal that started a rain of hats from the stands to the ice – he nearly brought the roof down when he was denied on a breakaway for a fifth goal in the game by former Jets netminder Al Montoya, who relieved starter Roberto Luongo just under seven minutes into the second period. It was one of those nights, said Perreault, who once before scored four times in the American Hockey League with the Hershey Bears. But one that was obviously a lot of fun. Playing more than just a cameo role in the theatre of hockey entertainment in the game was defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, who tallied three points and two goals in the onslaught. His efforts only helped to set-up the encore of the night at the final buzzer. For the Jets, the win was about two points and another step toward the post-season for the first time since the club landed in Winnipeg four years ago. But it also marked the 500th career NHL win for head coach Paul Maurice. He joined an elite fraternity in reaching that milestone and became the second youngest coach to 500 behind the legendary Scotty Bowman. Following the game, Maurice was humble but did share in thanking influential people in his career like Hartford/Carolina owner Peter Karmanos, the man that gave Maurice his first head coaching job in the NHL at the age of 28. He also thanked Jim Rutherford, the GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who for many years held the same position with the Hurricanes organization while Maurice was its bench boss. When the final buzzer sounded before another sellout crowd in the provincial capital, the emotions of the night continued past Tuesday. The Jets have now won four straight games since and Maurice was honoured with a standing ovation during Sundays victory over Arizona by yet another sellout crowd at the MTS Centre. I got a lot of nice calls and texts from people that have been a big part of your hockey life, said Maurice, who will turn 48 later this month. That kind of reconnection was great. Ive been very lucky and fortunate to work with some really good people. It was an evening that wont soon be forgotten by Winnipeg fans. In fact, it might have been worthy of at least an Oscar nomination or considered by the Academy. Simply put, the thespian skill displayed in all areas of what transpired last week are likely worthy of some sort of an award, or perhaps a sequel to consider. And with the way the club is playing for and under Maurice this season, it might not take very long to write. NOTES: Like them or not, the shootout is still part of an NHL game and that wont likely change for the foreseeable future, although the league is considering some alterations to the overtime period next season to reduce the frequency of shootouts in the game. 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At the end of the day, the most important thing was to win, no matter how.Vancouvers Vasek Pospisil, semi-finalist a year ago against Roger Federer, fell 6-2, 6-2 in his second round match against fifth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.Grigor played well, I was not myself, it felt similar to last year, Pospisil said. Im just burned out mentally.It was a tough match, you cant take anything away form him. Ive had a heavy schedule. Since March Ive been home nine days.Federer, the tournaments top seed, had to fight back from a set down before beating Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals. The Swiss star will face Dimitrov in the next round.Raonic now stands 45 points behind Andy Murray in the race to next months eight-man World Tour Finals in London, with the Scot also winning his second-round match in Valencia.David Ferrer, one spot behind Raonic, also produced a win in Spain as the chase tightens with this week and next at Paris Bercy to play.Even if I was counting the points, its irrelevant as everyone (in the race) is still playing, said Raonic, who served as a non-playing substitute in London a year ago. Theres not a lot I can do about it except to concentrate on my game.Raonic next plays Belgian David Goffin, who has risen to a 28th ranking with solid play all season. Raonic faced him in 2011 in a Wimbledon match which did not conclude as Goffin retired after losing the first set.Hes playing great tennis, he tries to move you around with forehand and backhand and he returns well, said Raonic, now 45-16 on the season. He does iit all well. [url=http://www.vanssalestore.com/vans-sk8-clearance.html]Vans Sk8 Hi Clearance[/url]. Ill have to try and play as much on my terms as possible.Raonic took an early lead against Young, which held up as he won the opening set in less than half an hour.But standing two points from the win in the second-set tiebreaker, the 23-year-old committed a pair of errors which led Young back into contention at 5-all.The American took advantage of a Raonic error to earn a set point, then levelled at a set each when Raonics forehand went wide.In the third set, Raonic recovered from a double-fault and an error which sent him to love-30 in the 11th game, holding his nerve for a 6-5 lead. When Young sent that set into a tiebreak, it came down to Raonic to finish off the victory with his 22nd ace.I had a lot of tough moments to squeeze through, Raonic said. In the second set he fought hard and found a way. I had a few lucky breaks overall to win it.Federer struggled in the opening set, and even walked toward his chair early in the first game before realizing there was still a point to play.Istomin had taken just a set off Federer in five previous meetings, last year in Basel, but the Uzbekistan player took the lead after breaking in the sixth game.However, Federer fought back and took a commanding lead in the second set after breaking when Istomin hit a backhand long.Istomin battled to stay in the match and saved seven break points in the final set before finally succumbing to Federer in the third game and the second-ranked home favourite went on to clinch the match with a love service game.Eighth-seeded Ivo Karlovic also advanced after coming from a set down to defeat qualifier Kenny De Schepper of France 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-3 in just under 2 hours.The Croatian will face Benjamin Becker in the quarter-finals. The German eased through after Mikhail Kukushkin, who had upset Stanislas Wawrinka in the opening round, retired when trailing 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 4-0.Borna Coric set up a quarter-final against childhood idol Rafael Nadal as the 17-year-old Croatian comfortably beat Andrey Golubev 6-4, 6-4.— With files from The Associated Press ' ' '

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