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  • 28 Mar
    PHILADELPHIA -- Erik Karlsson showed again how valuable he is in a shootout.Karlsson scored the only goal of the tiebreaker to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.After coming in with four goals in 12 shootout attempts, Karlsson snapped a wrist shot past Flyers goalie Steve Mason and inside the right post in the fifth round.Ill be honest, when we got to the third shooter I was gonna put him in, Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said. But (Ryan) Dzingel is great in shootouts and (Mark) Stone had a great game. So after that, I said, `Thats enough, lets send Erik.Mark Stone and Kyle Turris scored in regulation for the Senators, who have won three of their last four while totaling seven regulation goals in that span. Craig Anderson had 33 saves through overtime and stopped all five Flyers attempts in the tiebreaker.Ottawa is now 10-5-1 even though it has scored two or fewer goals in regulation in 10 straight games.You know, a good coaching staff, the right scouting and making sure we know what we are all doing so there is no confusion, Anderson said. For the most part, we have had very limited opportunities where we have made mental errors. We seem to be on the same page.Nick Cousins and Michael Raffl had Philadelphias goals, and Steve Mason finished with 24 saves. The Flyers went 0 for 4 on the power play and have lost four of five.Its very disappointing but I think we battled hard, Raffl said. Even in overtime had a couple of chances and the shootout can go anyway. So thats a good point. But obviously, were very disappointed with the loss.Turris tied the score on a wraparound with 1:59 left in regulation as he swung around the right side of the net and beat Mason to the other side, stuffing the puck into the unguarded left side for his team-leading eight of the season.I wanted to try and fake like I was going to bring it to the middle and get everyone to bite on it, so it would open up space for me on the far side, said Turris, who had 13 goals in 57 games last season. It opened up a lot of space.In the closing minute of overtime, Karlsson and Turris passed the puck back and forth until both ran out of room on Mason.Apparently, we didnt get a shot, Boucher said. Its yours, its mine, its yours, its mine. Weve had a lot of that.The Flyers grabbed the early lead on Cousins second goal of the season 5:14 in. An ill-advised neutral-zone pass by Ottawas Derick Brassard landed onto the stick of Cousins, who used a burst of speed to break free on Anderson. Cousins beat the goaltender past his stick side for his first goal since Oct 27 and 1-0 lead.The Senators tied it 7:09 into the second when they capitalized on a Flyers defensive zone turnover. Philadelphias Jakub Voracek saw his pass intercepted and a poke check by Flyers defenseman Mark Streit ended up on the stick of Ottawa defenseman Mark Methot, who slid a centering pass to Stone for his third of the season and second in three games.The Flyers regained their lead a little more than six minutes later on Raffls second goal of the season. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare beat Ottawas Jean-Gabriel Pageau on a faceoff and Raffl converted Dale Weiss rebound for his first goal since Oct. 15.Game notes The Senators have not allowed a power-play goal in their last 11 games, killing off all 27 penalties in that stretch. ... With 11 games in 20 days, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said before the game he would continue making day-of-game morning skates optional for his players. ... Senators LW Clark MacArthur, sidelined since Sept. 25 with a concussion, skated with a handful of teammates on Tuesday but remains on long-term injury reserve. ... Ottawa D Mark Methot was back in the lineup after leaving Sundays game in the first period with a lower-body injury.UP NEXTFlyers: Host Winnipeg on Thursday night.Senators: Host Nashville on Thursday night. Cheap Jersyes Store . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. Cheap Authentic Jerseys . Ronaldo produced a spectacular individual performance on Tuesday, scoring all three goals and guiding Portugal into the next years World Cup in Brazil with a 3-2 victory in Sweden. 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TORONTO -- After going almost three weeks between starts, Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada felt a little out of sorts against Seattle.James Paxton pitched seven strong innings to win for the first time in three starts, Seth Smith doubled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the Mariners beat the Blue Jays 2-1 on Friday night, snapping Torontos winning streak at three.Estrada (5-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings. Estrada, who is winless in four starts, had surrendered five hits or fewer in his previous 13 outings.I felt good, just rusty, Estrada said. I threw a lot of first-pitch balls, I was behind in the count a lot. It was tough, it was a grind.Estrada (back) was activated off the 15-day disabled list before the game. He was placed on the DL on July 6, one day after being named an All-Star for the first time.Seattle loaded the bases with one out in the sixth but Estrada struck out Shawn OMalley before Kevin Pillar made a sliding catch on Norichaka Aokis liner to shallow center.He did a nice job, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of Estrada. He can work out of those jams with the best of them.Paxton (3-4) gave up one run and three hits. He walked one and struck out nine, one shy of his season-high.Paxton was great tonight, Gibbons said. He was really dominating.Working with pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. between starts gave Paxton the best curveball hes had this season.Before these starts I was creeping down a little bit and getting too sidearm, getting on the side of the ball, Paxton said. It wasnt allowing me to get on top of the curveball. Bringing my arm up a little bit more has allowed me to get on top of that curveball.Toronto is 9-17 in one-run games.The Mariners have won five straight and 14 of 20 against AL East opponents this season.Edwin Diaz worked the eighth and Steve Cishek finished for his 23rd save.Edwin Encarnacion drew a two-out walk in the ninth and Troy Tulowitzki singled but Cishek ended it by striking out All-Star Michael Saunders.Paxton retired 16 of the first 17 batters he faced.dddddddddddd The only blemish in that span was a one-out solo homer by Saunders in the second.Back in the lineup after missing Wednesdays game at Arizona because of a personal matter, Saunders connected in his first career at-bat against the team that drafted him in 2004 and traded him to Toronto before the 2015 season.After Saunders homered, Paxton set down the next 12 batters before Josh Tholes one out walk in the seventh. Josh Donaldson advanced Thole to third with a two-out double but Paxton escaped by striking out Encarnacion on a 2-2 pitch.That was huge, manager Scott Servais said. He made huge pitches there.ROSTER SHUFFLEToronto also activated LHP Franklin Morales (shoulder) off the 60-day disabled list and optioned LHP Aaron Loup and INF Andy Burns to Triple-A Buffalo. To make room for Morales, Toronto designated RHP Dustin Antolin for assignment.TRAINERS ROOMMariners: SS Ketel Marte has been diagnosed with mononucleosis and is expected to go on the 15-day DL on Saturday. Seattle recalled INF Luis Sardinas from Triple-A Tacoma to replace LHP Mike Montgomery, who was traded Wednesday to the Chicago Cubs. The Mariners are expected to recall a pitcher from Tacoma on Saturday.Blue Jays: C Russell Martin is expected to miss at least two games after he slipped and fell in the shower Thursday. Martin passed out after spending too much time in the sauna and overheating. An MRI showed no structural damage to his knee. ... OF Jose Bautista (left big toe) started and played seven innings in RF in his first rehab game at Triple-A Buffalo on Friday. He went 0 for 3 with a strikeout.UP NEXTMariners: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (10-6, 4.01) is 4-0 with a 2.39 ERA in his past four outings and has won nine of his last 11 starts.Blue Jays: RHP R.A. Dickey (7-10, 4.11) allowed three home runs at Oakland on July 16, losing for the first time in three outings. ' ' '