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  • 20 Mar
    导出博客文章TAMPA, Fla. -- Normally, failing to convert on three consecutive power plays in
    the third period would spell trouble. The Tampa Bay Lightning turned it into a
    comeback victory.Alex Killorn and Ryan Callahan scored 12 seconds apart in the
    final period, and the Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Wednesday
    night.Tampa Bay also got goals from Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov. Andrei
    Vasilevskiy, coming off consecutive shutouts, stopped 29 shots.Steve Mason made
    several quality stops when the Flyers were short-handed three times in the first
    12 minutes of the third before Killorn (13:28) and Callahan (13:40) scored
    even-strength goals to give Tampa Bay a 3-2 lead.The power play gave us
    momentum, and I thought rolled into 5-on-5, Callahan said.In a matchup of the
    NHLs second- and third-best power plays, the Flyers went 0 for 4 while the
    Lightning scored on one of seven chances.Too many penalties, said Mason, who
    made 25 saves. We made some mistakes and it cost us.Dale Weise and Ivan Provorov
    scored for the Flyers, who were coming off a 3-1 win Tuesday night at Florida.
    Philadelphia is 4-1-1 in the second of back-to-back games.We took advantage that
    they played last night, Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. We were pushing hard.
    Ultimately, theyre killing (penalties) so long youve got to think that helped
    out. Its hard to get the engine going again, and we took advantage of
    that.Kucherov made it 4-2 late in the third. It was his first goal in 11 games
    against the Flyers, leaving Columbus as the only NHL opponent he has not scored
    against.Provorov put the Flyers up 2-1 with 54.7 seconds to go in the second on
    his first NHL goal. He got his eighth assist on Weises goal.A long time coming,
    Provorov said after his 21st NHL game.Provorov was shaken up after taking a shot
    off his leg midway through the third but returned a few minutes later.Weise tied
    it 6:06 into the second, stopping Vasilevskiys shutout streak at 178:02. Weise
    has goals in consecutive games after not getting one in his first 15 this
    season.Hedman opened the scoring on a power-play goal with 3 seconds left in the
    first.Tampa Bay outshot the Flyers 12-2 during the first. One of Philadelphias
    shots came on Weises breakaway that Vasilevskiy denied with a nice save.The
    Flyers responded by outshooting Tampa Bay 22-9 in the second.Game notes Flyers C
    Sean Couturier, hurt in Tuesdays game, was placed on injured reserve and will
    miss four to six weeks with a lower-body injury. ... Philadelphia recalled F
    Scott Laughton from Lehigh Valley of the AHL. ... Tampa Bay forwards Brian Boyle
    and J.T. Brown sat out with upper-body injuries. ... The Lightning recalled
    forward Erik Condra from Syracuse of the AHL. ... Tampa Bay D Anton Stralman
    missed his sixth straight game with an upper-body injury but is practicing in a
    no-contact jersey.UP NEXTFlyers: Play the first of three at home Friday night
    against the New York Rangers.Lightning: Complete a two-game homestand Friday
    night vs. Columbus.
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    . Emery skated the length of the ice and fought an unwilling
    Holtby during the third period of the Flyers 7-0 loss Friday night in
    Philadelphia. He was given 29 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct. But
    Emery did not face even a disciplinary hearing with NHL senior vice president of
    player safety Brendan Shanahan because rules 46.
    . -- Lou Brocks shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968
    World Series and Pete Roses bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game
    could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era.
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    . Perhaps Carroll was so prepared for a break because he
    believes there is very little the Seattle Seahawks need heading into the
    off-season. "I dont see anything that we need to add. We just have to get
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    . Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz were sent to Toronto
    on Saturday as the Maple Leafs traded defenceman Jesse Blacker and draft picks
    to the Anaheim Ducks. The Sacramento Kings (2-3) go as their sometimes moody
    All-Star center goes.In the span of a week, DeMarcus Cousins has picked up the
    first of what will surely be many technical fouls, has gotten fined for throwing
    his mouthpiece halfway into the stands at Sacramentos Golden 1 Center and
    walking into the bleachers to retrieve it and, probably most damaging to his
    team, picked up six fouls in the fourth quarter of Sacramentos overtime loss to
    the Miami Heat on Tuesday, sitting out the final five minutes of the 108-96
    loss.Cousins can produce. Even in defeat and without the overtime, Cousins
    scored 30 points, putting shot blocker Hassan Whiteside on his heels and in foul
    trouble on his way to 18 free throw attempts. He is averaging 26.8 points per
    game and 9.6 rebounds per game.For all of Cousins gaudy statistics, his emotions
    still get the best of him at times. And the Sacramento Kings suffer for their
    star players still inconsistent demeanor.For the Kings to take the next step
    after their first 30-win season since 2008 last year, Cousins is going to have
    to carry the load on his broad shoulders.It is why incidents like the Saturdays
    mouthpiece toss and Tuesdays fouling out in all of 12 minutes seem to hurt his
    team even more these days.Cousins is too important to be on the sideline.The
    Kings are 4.6 points per 100 possessions better with Cousins on the floor than
    their opponents, according to NBA.coms stats database. They score a team-best
    109.9 points per 100 possessions with Cousins on the floor. Their season average
    is 100.9.His over aggression and physicality can sometimes cost him -- he
    committed three offensive fouls in the fourth quuarter including the dubious
    push off with 30 seconds that left him out for the overtime.ddddddddddddBut
    Cousins is the offensive player everyone has to prepare for and focus on.Hes a
    very good player, Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic said Wednesday. Probably
    the best big man we have in the NBA right now. Hes very dominant. Playing really
    great for the past few seasons. Obviously a big load down there. Well have to do
    our best to limit him as best we can.Vucevic will draw the primary
    responsibility on Cousins when the Magic (1-3) take on the Kings at the Amway
    Center in Orlando on Thursday. Serge Ibaka and Bismack Biyombo will surely get
    their turns too.The Magics front court combination has not quite delivered
    results for them. The teams summer transformation was supposed to bring with it
    a stronger interior defense. So far, the Magic are giving up 106.6 points per
    100 possessions, sixth worst in the NBA.Orlando scraped out its first win of the
    season Tuesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, leading for less than 25
    seconds in a 103-101 win after Ibaka hit a pair of free throws with one second
    left.The Magic now face a tougher task dealing with Cousins.The question as
    always when the Kings roll into town is which Cousins will they and their
    opponents get? Is it the one that is a focused, dominant low post scorer that
    sucks up energy and frees up shooters? Or is it the one that loses his cool and
    costs his team in important moments?The Kings go as their All Star DeMarcus
    Cousins goes so far this season. ' ' '