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There are softer landing spots for one’s first start in goal than Nashville

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There are softer landing spots for one’s first start in goal than Nashville Womens Duncan Keith Jersey , but the Arizona Coyotes might not have a choice in this matter.If starter Antti Raanta can’t recover from a lower-body injury that knocked him out of a 4-3 win Tuesday night in Minnesota, backup Adin Hill would make his first start of the season and just the fifth start of his NHL career Thursday night against the Predators in Bridgestone Arena.Hill, who stopped five third period shots to pick up the win over the Wild, is 2-3-0 in six NHL games with a 3.04 goals-against average and an .896 save percentage. The 6-6, 202-pound Hill is just 22 years old and is coming off his own lower-body injury that recently cost him four weeks of playing time in the minors.Article continues below ...“It’s the NHL, so each game for me is still very exciting and fun,” Hill said. “But I’m feeling a little bit more comfortable here now and I think I’m adjusting to the pace a bit more with every game.”Hill was called up from Arizona’s AHL affiliate in Tucson when Coyotes backup Darcy Kuemper fell victim to his own lower-body injury that will keep him out until at least Saturday, when St. Louis visits Gila River Arena.Given the circumstances, Arizona’s rally in Minnesota might have constituted its best win of the season. Trailing 3-1 with their starting goalie out, the Coyotes’ 30th-ranked offense produced three third period goals against the normally solid Devan Dubnyk to steal two points, Josh Archibald supplying the winning goal at 8:39.“I like the resiliency,” Arizona coach Rick Tocchet said. “A couple of guys were struggling early and we kind of regained ourselves in the third, so that’s nice. When you’re down 3-1 going into the third period http://www.blackhawksshoponline.com/authentic-gustav-forsling-jersey , hopefully in an 82-game schedule you’re going to win some of those.”It was the first win for the Coyotes (10-11-2) since a 2-1 decision over Nashville on Nov. 15 in Glendale. While they’ve had the Predators’ number in the desert, winning five of their last six meetings at home, Arizona hasn’t come out of Music City with a win since March 28, 2013, when it was still known as the Phoenix Coyotes.Nashville (17-7-1) is coming off a 3-2 loss Tuesday night to Colorado that snapped two lengthy winning streaks. The Predators entered the match with six straight home victories and 11 consecutive wins over the Avalanche, but failed to extend those streaks despite a 38-25 advantage in shots on goal.“I thought that we had enough chances to win the game,” Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne said, “but I have to give them credit. Their power play was very effective tonight. It’s a good team. Obviously, it’s disappointing when it’s a division game and you come up short and it’s played at home, but we battled until the end and just couldn’t get the tying goal.”It’s the third game in a five-game homestand for the Predators, which still lead the Central Division by three points over Colorado. LAS VEGAS (AP) For the second consecutive game, the Vegas Golden Knights looked like the same team that was so dominant for much of the season.Jonathan Marchessault scored his 23rd goal and the Pacific Division leaders defeated Vancouver 4-1 on Tuesday night to hand the slumping Canucks their seventh straight loss.But while 12 players had points for expansion Vegas, mystery surrounded the status of starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury John Hayden Jersey , who exited after one period. Fleury took a shot from Brandon Sutter off the mask midway through the first, but finished the period.Fleury, credited with the victory after making seven saves to improve to 27-11-3, took over sole possession of 12th place on the NHL’s career wins list with 402. The 14-year veteran missed 25 games this season after suffering a concussion four games in.”I haven’t heard (anything) yet. The trainers told me he’s not coming back tonight,” said Vegas coach Gerard Gallant, who confirmed it was not the plan to rest the three-time Stanley Cup champion netminder after one period of play.Malcolm Subban took over in net at the start of the second, making his first appearance since Feb. 2, when he lost in Minnesota. Subban made 22 saves.”I’m not too sure what happened (with Fleury), they just told me I was going in,” said Subban, who found out he would replace Fleury midway through the first intermission. ”I felt pretty good, I guess. The game felt pretty fast. It’s been a long time since I played a game. When you’re out for that long you can’t wait to get back in the net.”Cody Eakin, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Tomas Tatar also scored for Vegas Authentic Jonathan Toews Jersey , which ranks second in the league with 245 goals.Vancouver got a goal from Sutter, and Jacob Markstrom stopped 24 shots. Markstrom dropped to 18-26-6 after losing his fifth straight start. He has allowed 14 goals during that skid.Vancouver fell to 6-17-1 against Pacific Division teams. It came into the game with the league’s fifth-best road power play at 21.9 percent but was 0 for 1 on Tuesday.The Canucks have dropped seven straight since losing 21-year-old rookie star Brock Boeser to a potential season-ending back injury. Boeser leads Vancouver with 29 goals and 55 points. The Canucks have scored just seven goals in the seven games since his injury, and were shut out in three consecutive games.”Their team came ready to play tonight. That’s a good hockey team,” Vancouver coach Travis Green said. ”When you get down 2-0 early and 3-0 after one, you’re not going to come back against a team like that – or, we’re not. It’s frustrating to lose. The players are frustrated. I don’t blame them. I think it’s a combination of not scoring … and losing.”Vegas earned its 26th win at home, one more victory than Vancouver has overall this season.Now the Golden Knights prepare for a two-game road trip with Fleury’s status uncertain, beginning at red-hot San Jose, which defeated New Jersey 6-2 on Tuesday. The second-place Sharks are eight points behind the Golden Knights in the Pacific Division.Marchessault, who ended a personal drought when he scored four minutes into the game, said removing Fleury was a precautionary move and he didn’t believe it was anything serious.”It was a smart decision,” Marchessault said. ”We’re winning 3-0, there’s 10 games left. It’s the way it goes sometimes. It’s something that happened Custom Minnesota Wild Jerseys , and Sooby did good. He came back and was really in shape. He looked really good out there. It’s something (where) we’re lucky in that group. We’re confident with either goalie that’s going to be in.”Eakin scored less than a minute after Marchessault, and Bellemare added his goal just before the end of the period.”As soon as we realized that Soob was going in, the only thing we were thinking was, we talked to each other in the locker room saying let’s make sure we’re strong for him,” Bellemare said. ”Soob hasn’t played in a while, he needed us to play a strong defensive game in front of him. We managed pretty well.”After blocking six shots in the first period, the Golden Knights finished with 17.Tatar smacked home his own rebound to extend the lead to 4-0 with 5:39 left in the second. Sutter got his seventh of the season when he used a wrist shot to sneak the puck through Subban’s legs midway through the third.NOTES: Gallant is one win from 200 in his career. … The teams meet one more time, on April 3. Vegas has won the first three meetings by a combined score of 15-6. … Former Golden Knights forward Brendan Leipsic has six points (two goals, four assists) over the past 10 games with the Canucks. … Former baseball slugger and Las Vegas resident Frank Thomas was among the 18,214 in attendance.UP NEXTVancouver: Plays at Chicago on Thursday.Vegas: Plays at San Jose on Thursday.—

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