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#1 von wh3171 , 15.01.2020 02:54

A recent surge by the Toronto Maple Leafs includes their longest win streak in almost a year, though its been 12 since they defeated the Los Angeles Kings at home. [url=http://www.custompackersjersey.com/custom-tim-harris-jersey-large-1192r.html]Tim Harris Jersey[/url] . The Maple Leafs go for a fifth straight win while attempting to snap a four-game home slide against the Kings at Air Canada Centre on Sunday. Toronto (17-9-3) is 8-1-1 since a 9-2 loss to Nashville on Nov. 18, outscoring the opposition 40-22 in that span and by a 14-5 margin during its four-game winning streak. The Maple Leafs havent put together a longer streak since a six-game run Jan. 12-21. They moved closer to matching that streak Saturday, scoring four unanswered goals in a 4-1 win over Detroit to earn a sweep of a home-and-home set against their Atlantic Division and Original Six rival. We were more energetic, coach Randy Carlyle said. James van Riemsdyk scored against the Red Wings to give him 10 points in the last 10 games. The left wing has collected two goals and as many assists in the past three, and he has five points in six career meetings with Los Angeles (15-10-5). The Maple Leafs, however, have lost four straight against the Kings in Toronto since their last home victory in the series on Nov. 12, 2002. Jonathan Bernier may get a chance to end the slide against his former team after James Reimer tweaked his groin in practice ahead of Saturdays expected start. Bernier stepped in with 27 saves and is 7-1-1 with a 2.34 goals-against average in nine games. Hes also stopped 59 of 61 shots in his last two starts. Bernier suffered a groin injury of his own at Los Angeles on March 13, stopping eight of 10 shots before Reimer made all 31 stops in the final two periods of a 3-2 victory. Bernier was beaten twice in the third period of a 3-1 loss to the Kings in the most recent home meeting on Dec. 11, 2013. The Kings would like a similar performance as they try to solve their poor play in front of the night. Theyve been outscored 12-8 during a 1-3-0 stretch, but that includes Thursdays 5-3 win at Ottawa. Los Angeles followed that up a day later with another frustrating offensive display in a 6-2 loss at Montreal. The Kings finished with a 46-20 shot advantage, dominating the first period at 14-4 only to trail 1-0. We had the puck a lot and we created a lot, but no goals at the end of it, said defenseman Jake Muzzin, who scored on one of his six shots after getting three assists against the Senators. You need goals to win. I thought we battled back and stuck with it and continued trying to fight and get some more goals. It just wasnt happening. Getting production from Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter would surely help after they led the team with 29 and 27 goals, respectively, last season. Theyve combined for 13 this season, and Carter hasnt found the net for 13 straight games. Kopitar isnt much better with one goal in 12 contests, and both failed to get on the score sheet against the Canadiens while combining for a minus-5 rating. Kopitar, though, had a goal against the Maple Leafs on March 13, while Carter netted one and assisted on another at Toronto last Dec. 11. [url=http://www.custompackersjersey.com/custom-forrest-gregg-jersey-large-712r.html]Forrest Gregg Jersey[/url] . Minutes before the final whistle of Sporting Kansas Citys 3-0 victory over a shorthanded Montreal Impact squad on Saturday afternoon, Saputo tweeted: "Our fans deserve better. [url=http://www.custompackersjersey.com/custom-david-whitehurst-jersey-large-512r.html]David Whitehurst Jersey[/url] . The moves were the first punitive steps taken by the Dolphins since a report on the NFLs investigation of the case was released last week. Investigators found that guard Richie Incognito and two teammates engaged in persistent harassment directed at tackle Jonathan Martin, another offensive lineman and an assistant trainer. [url=http://www.custompackersjersey.com/custom-will-redmond-jersey-large-2482r.html]http://www.custompackersjersey.com/custom-will-redmond-jersey-large-2482r.html[/url] . People familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Friday that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz could issue his decision this weekend.GENEVA -- The two sides of being FIFA President Sepp Blatter are on display just before the troubled World Cup kicks off on June 12. Acclaimed by world football leaders but held in contempt by many football fans. Blatter should arrive at the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo to watch host Brazil play Croatia confident that this tournament -- his fifth as president -- wont be his last leading the worlds favourite sport. One day earlier, the 78-year-old Blatter should ask for, and get, consent from 209 FIFA member federation bosses to seek another four-year presidential term. "Yes, I would like to do it," Blatter said earlier this month about his expected candidacy for the secret ballot scheduled May 29, 2015. "My mandate is almost over but my mission is not finished." The endorsement at the Transamerica Expo Center might be a personal high point of Blatters stay in Brazil, a country which loves football but not the cost levied on taxpayers to stage the month-long show. When Blatter appears on a public stage he faces inevitable boos and jeers -- just as at previous World Cups and the Confederations Cup held in Brazil last June. The fact FIFA pays no tax to Brazils public finances from its $4 billion revenue for broadcasting and commercial deals tied to the 2014 World Cup is an added provocation. Even if it is a standard demand on countries wanting to host a World Cup or Olympic Games. Blatter, who often travels and is feted like a head of state, is a useful target for social activists and for football fans familiar with the corruption cases that have involved some of its senior officials in recent years. A change to usual World Cup protocol means that presidents of FIFA and the host nation will not make speeches in the stadium during the formal opening ceremony. Not after he and state President Dilma Rousseff were booed when addressing the crowd before Brazils match which opened the Confederations Cup last year in the new Brasilia stadium. "Friends of Brazilian football, where is the respect and the fair play, please?" the multilingual Blatter asked spectators in their Portuguese language, as their head of state stood beside him. So, no chance in the 65,000-capacity Sao Paulo stadium for spectators to upstage the presidents. "If you know that these things could happen, that at the end the two persons who are giving a speech will feel bad, why (do) you put them in this position?" FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said. Still, the protocol plan calls for Blatter and Rousseff -- who faces her own re-election contest withinn months -- to jointly present the trophy on July 13 to the winning captain in Rio de Janeiros Maracana stadium. [url=http://www.custompackersjersey.com/custom-tobin-rote-jersey-large-1262r.html]Tobin Rote Jersey[/url]. Four years ago, Blatter and South Africas President Jacob Zuma both had a hand on the gold trophy which they passed to Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas without any public disapproval. That came three hours earlier when the FIFA leaders name was announced as he entered the Soccer City pitch during pre-match introductions to the players. "I was only aware there were less vuvuzelas," Blatter said the next day. "We went on the field of play and it was a great moment." In 2006, Blatter skipped the on-field trophy presentation to the Italy team in Berlin. "History will say that it was an error" he acknowledged to Italian media several months later. "I wanted to avoid creating an ugly scene because the Germans had shown they would whistle at the word FIFA." Blatter should face no such disrespect on June 11 at the FIFA Congress, an event which the skilled Swiss administrator controls with mastery. In the depths of public disdain with FIFA in June 2011, Blatter was re-elected as the only candidate. He got 186 of 203 votes cast despite a turbulent few months of bribery scandals and widespread doubts about the integrity of awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, respectively. "We have been hit and I personally have been slapped. I dont want that ever again," Blatter said from the congress stage in Zurich, committing FIFA to a reform program which critics saw as richly ironic that he would lead. "The FIFA ship is in troubled waters but this ship must be brought back on the right track," he said before the poll. "I am the captain of the ship." When the England delegation broke ranks and tried to postpone the vote, Blatter marshalled a global spread of loyal members to march up and join a brutal verbal attack on the founding football association. Blatter can surely expect similarly support in less tempestuous times in Sao Paulo. Apart from some wealthy member nations, few of FIFAs 209 seem anxious to change a system and leadership which has let millions of World Cup dollars trickle down to them during Blatters 16-year rule. Though UEFA President Michel Platini clearly covets the top job, FIFA history since 1974 shows that a bedrock of European votes is far from enough for victory. Should Blatter continue to enjoy good health, he can look forward to a more agreeable welcome at the 2018 World Cup opening ceremony. Side by side with Vladimir Putin. ' ' '

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