The Winnipeg Jets look for their second straight win on a season-high six game road trip tonight in Uniondale against the New York Islanders. Dexter Fowler Jersey . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points. Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two. Al Montoya (2-2-1, 2.49, .913) starts in goal. Jets Projected Lines: Ladd-Little-WheelerKane-Jokinen-SetoguchiHalischuk-Scheifele-FrolikTangradi-Wright-Thorburn Enstrom-ByfuglienStuart-EllerbyClitsome-Trouba Michael Frolik is on a three-game point streak (one goal and two2 assists). New York enters this game after all three on a road trip to Toronto, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The (8-13-3) Islanders are eighth in the Metropolitan Division with 19 points. They trail seventh place Columbus by two points and are three back of Philadelphia. Kevin Poulin (3-8, 3.10, .891) will start in goal. Islanders Projected Lines: Vanek-Tavares-OkposoGrabner-Nielsen-BaileyBouchard-Regin-ClutterbuckNelson-Cizikas-Martin MacDonald-HamonicHickey-DonovanNess-Carkner Casey Cizikas is on a five-game point streak (three goals and two assists). Thomas Vanek has two goals and one assist in his last two games. The Islanders penalty kill has struggled this season and is last in the NHL at 70 per cent. Tonight is the first of two games between these teams this season. New York travels to Winnipeg Tuesday, March 4. Kyle Hendricks Jersey .com) - Mike Miller scored a season-high 21 points in a rare start and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from their worst loss of the season with a 95-91 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Kosuke Fukudome Jersey . No, really, his head. Late in the game, the St. Louis goalie craned his neck into the air to block a shot, taking a puck square in the mask.Claudio Ranieri has urged his Leicester players to make their Premier League title dreams a reality following their 4-0 win over Swansea. Leicester, who were without the suspended Jamie Vardy, moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League and within five points of claiming the title thanks to two goals from Leanardo Ulloa and strikes from Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton at the King Power Stadium.Ranieris sides next challenge is a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United next Sunday and the Italian wants his side to give their all with a historic title firmly within their grasp. It was a magnificent performance, he told Sky Sports. Without Jamie [Vardy], everyone else had to give that bit more. Marc Albrighton and Leicester celebrate their fourth goal against Swansea It was great to see my players fight. We had some difficulties, but everybody made sure we had a good match.Now it is important for us to make our dreams a reality. Now is the right moment to give everything. Leicester squad step up Five Foxes who shone against Swansea Leicester could still be without Vardy for the trip to Old Trafford as he could yet receive an extended ban for an improper conduct charge handed to him for his reaction to his red card during the 2-2 draw against West Ham.His fate should be known on Monday when a three-person independent disciplinary panel convene to decide the England strikers punishment but Ranieri thinks his side can cope again without their top goalscorer. Leonardo Ulloa says he is happy to be playing in such an unbelievable Leicester team while Riyad Mahrez praised his side’s 4-0 win against Swansea If Vardy is suspended for another game its important we remain solid, Ranieri said. Cheap Custom Cubs Jersey. .Im very pleased with Ulloa. I was sure about his performance but I wasnt sure he would score two goals. Ulloa made two fantastic goals.I told Jeff [Schlupp], Now I need you. You are our strength.He is so powerful and was another who had a good match. Im pleased with all my players. Leonardo Ulloa scored twice in place of the suspended Jamie Vardy Despite being within five points of the finishing line, Ranieri refused to get carried away, claiming his side know they still face a tough battle with Tottenham, who face West Brom on Monday Night Football, in the race for title.We know it will still be tough, as Tottenham is a very good team, Ranieri added.We want to fight until the end. Also See: Ulloa edges Leicester closer As it happened Who should win PFA award? Tunnel Talk ' ' '
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. Joe Stydahar Jersey . -- Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid and AC Milan will play preseason games in the United States. Inter Milan, AS Roma and Olympiakos also will be part of what is billed as the Guinness International Champions Cup, to be played from July 26 to Aug. 4, with the final at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens. Additional venues for the games include Arlington, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago; Denver; East Rutherford, New Jersey, and/or New York; Glendale, Arizona; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; and Washington. Two additional cities are to be announced Feb. 20. Some players may not be with their clubs because of the World Cup, which ends July 13. Link Lyman Jersey . PAUL, Minn – The clock lingered for what seemed like an interminable two minutes and 51 seconds before Mark Fraser finally escaped to the bench during a wildly one-sided first period of an eventual loss to Boston. James Daniels Jersey .C. -- When Michael Jordan speaks, people still listen.PITTSBURGH - The red-hot Pittsburgh Penguins will try to push their season-best winning streak to seven games when they host the Calgary Flames in Saturdays matinee clash at CONSOL Energy Center. Pittsburgh has won six in a row and 11 of its last 12 games to open a big lead atop the Metropolitan Division. With 53 points, the Penguins are 12 points ahead of Washington for the divisions top spot and Pittsburgh also is five points in front of Boston for the Eastern Conference lead. Despite battling a rash of injuries, the Pens posted their two most recent wins on back-to-back nights, beating the New York Rangers on the road in a 4-3 shootout on Wednesday before downing the visiting Minnesota Wild by a 5-2 score on Thursday. The decisive victory over the Wild was the ninth straight win on home ice for the Pens, who are off to a stellar 16-3-0 mark as the host this season. If history is any indication, Pittsburgh has a good chance to make it 10 straight home wins this afternoon. The Pens are 12-1-0 with two ties in their last 15 home games against the Flames, and Calgary has lost eight of 10 overall in this series. Pittsburgh is currently dealing with injuries to star forward Evgeni Malkin and defensemen Kris Letang, Paul Martin, Brooks Orpik and Rob Scuderi. With their top-four blueliners out of the lineup on Thursday, rookie defenseman Olli Maatta took charge in the win over Minnesota. Maatta scored a key short-handed goal on a penalty shot and collected one assist, helping the Penguins post a 5-2 decision over the Wild. A first-round pick (22nd overall) in the 2012 draft, the 19-year-old Maatta has three goals and eight assists in 37 games this season. The Finnish prospect has done most of his damage recently, notching seven points (2 goals, 5 asssists) over his last 10 outings. Harlon Hill Jersey . Maatta became only the second defenseman in Penguins history to score on a penalty shot after he was hooked on a breakaway by Minnesotas Jonas Brodin at 7:54 of the third period. He came in wide from the right side and snapped a wrister that trickled across the goal line to give Pittsburgh a 5-2 lead. "Ive tried that move in practice a few times. Its the only move I have," Maatta said. "I thought (Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom) got it at first. Then I saw it go in so I was pretty excited." Chris Kunitz had two goals for the Penguins, while Jeff Zatkoff made 24 saves for the win. Malkin is questionable for todays game, while Letang, Martin, Orpik and Scuderi are out. While Pittsburgh aims for its 10th straight home win on Saturday, the Flames will try to halt a three-game road slide. Calgary began a five-game road trip with last Saturdays overtime win in Buffalo, but Bob Hartleys club has gone 0-1-2 since. The Flames played Thursday evening in Detroit and was dealt a 3-2 overtime loss by the Red Wings, who won after Daniel Alfredsson scored his second goal of the game just 63 seconds into the extra session. Detroit got a power play when Calgary defenseman TJ Brodie was whistled for hooking with 42 seconds left in regulation. On the ensuing power play, Pavel Datsyuk fed Alfredsson for a one-timer in the slot and the veteran ripped the shot past Karri Ramo. Mikael Backlund and Mark Giordano both scored for Calgary. Ramo stopped 35 shots in defeat. After closing its road trip on Saturday, Calgary will play its next five games at the Saddledome, beginning with Mondays game against St. Louis. The Flames are 7-9-3 as the guest this season and 6-7-3 at home. ' ' '