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  • 30 April 2019
    OTTAWA, Ontario -- Mark Borowiecki found a unique way to break the tension in a tight game against the New Jersey Devils.Derick Brassard scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period, Mike Condon stopped 29 shots and the Ottawa Senators beat the Devils 3-1 on Saturday night to snap a season-high three-game losing streak.Bobby Ryan scored in the first period and Zack Smith added an empty-netter for the Senators.However, everyone was talking about Borowiecki after the game. For about 30 seconds midway through the third period the Devils controlled the puck in the Ottawa zone while Borowiecki stumbled and fell about five times after losing his skate blade. Referee Tim Peel finally blew the play dead allowing Borowiecki to make his way to the bench and get his skate repaired.It was a very serious moment in the game and (the Devils) were throwing the puck around and then I saw (Borowiecki) fall and I couldnt help but chuckle when he fell on his butt so hard, Condon said. I talked to the ref after and he said `thats not hockey and I had to blow the whistle. Thankfully he blew it down.Borowiecki also had a postgame laugh about the incident and said it was the second pair of skates he broke in the game.My blade holder cracked in half and I lost my steel and when that happens you cant stand up. Its impossible, he said. Im pretty sure I have two bruised hip bones right now from falling so much. You can laugh about it now. (Chris Kelly) said Timmy Peel was so disgusted with me on that shift he just finally blew it down.John Moore scored and Keith Kinkaid finished with 28 saves for the Devils, who have lost five straight.The Senators entered the third period up 2-1 and needed a great save from Condon in the final minute before Smith scored into the empty net with 14 seconds to play.Despite Borowieckis moment of comedic misfortune, Senators coach Guy Boucher thought his club played a textbook third period -- not allowing the Devils to score while holding them to six shots.Winning teams, thats what theyre able to do, Boucher said. I like that twice we took away back doors, which has hurt us lately. I really like that we had a back door, box up mentality.(Cody) Ceci saved one, (Dion) Phaneuf saved one, our forwards were really looking for that back-door guy, so I think we got better. It was a solid, shutdown third period.Ottawa went up 2-1 at 1:14 of the second period when Brassard tipped a shot by Zack Smith past Kinkaid. That goal was changed after originally being credited to Smith.The Devils nearly tied the game a few minutes later when Taylor Hall beat Condon with a shot from the slot, but after hitting the post the puck was swept away by Dion Phaneuf.The Senators got the games first goal four minutes in thanks to a little leg work from Smith. Chris Kelly took a shot that was redirected by the knee of Ryan in front of Kinkaid.Kelly was originally credited with the goal but following further review it was changed to Ryan.The Devils tied the game just shy of the 11-minute mark of the first period when Moore beat Condon with a point shot. Mike Cammalleri picked up the assist on the goal, giving him his 600th NHL point.You hit a milestone and it gives you a moment to reflect, Cammalleri said. Im a romanticist when it comes to sports and it for me it makes me think of all the people that support you and all the time youve enjoyed playing this game.But its only a moment of reflection because you get right back to trying to win a hockey game.Game notes Ben Harpur, Craig Anderson and Mike Hoffman were the scratches for the Senators, while Beau Bennett, PA Parenteau and Pavel Zacha were scratches for the Devils ... F Casey Bailey, acquired along with defenseman Dion Phaneuf last season, made his Senators debut Saturday. ... F Jean Gabriel Pageau played his 200th NHL game, all with the Senators.UP NEXTDevils: At the New York Rangers on Sunday night.Senators: At the New York Islanders on Sunday night. Air Max Pas Cher Livraison Rapide .com) - The red-hot Los Angeles Kings will try to extend their winning streak to a season-high seven games when they visit the Edmonton Oilers for Sundays clash at Rexall Place. Grossiste Air Max Belgique .Y. -- Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as the Calgary Flames started a five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. . Dukurs winning time was 1 minute, 45.76 seconds, a quarter-second better than Russias Alexander Tretiakov. Lativas Tomass Dukurs was third, 1.41 seconds off the pace. Jon Montgomery of Eckville, Alta. Air Max Pas Cher Belgique . 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011. Air Max Pas Cher .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Rawleigh Williams was well on his way to becoming another top running back for Arkansas coach Bret Bielema a year ago, right up until the point he couldnt move.A lightning-quick grab of Williams facemask by Auburn defender Kris Frost was all it took to jerk Williams neck to the side and send the freshman to the ground in Razorback Stadium last October. He temporarily lost feeling in his extremities and his teammates and fans were left in a hushed shock.Williams was carted off the field that afternoon, headed for emergency surgery that night. And while his future away from football was the primary concern at that moment, his once-promising on-the-field prospects appeared dim.When I heard the word(s) `broken neck, I thought it was over, Bielema said.Thankfully for Williams, his way of life wasnt drastically altered that day. And somewhat surprisingly, neither was his football career -- which the 5-foot-10, 223-pound speedster will resume when Arkansas hosts Louisiana Tech to open the season on Saturday.Im not nervous at all, Williams said. Im just really excited. Thats what I came here to do, and I get to do it again.Williams return to the football field began in the spring, following surgery and weeks in a neck brace. It also came only after multiple doctors assured Williams, his parents and Bielema that he was at no additional risk of injury.Thats not to say, though, that the decision to allow Williams to return was an easy one -- particularly for his parents, who were in attendance when the running back was injured against Auburn.My mom and my dad, they both care about me as a person, Williams said. They want me to be able to walk again at the end of the day. So, when everything was going on, we didnt know how it was going to turn out. ... I always wanted to come back, but I wanted tto be able to walk again at the end of the day.dddddddddddd And if that proof (from doctors) wasnt there, I would have had to reevaluate. But thank God that it was.The Razorbacks eased Williams back into action with a non-contact spring, though occasionally the fearless running back would seek out a blitzing defender to block.Still, he was watched carefully by first-year running backs coach Reggie Mitchell, who took particular care to balance Williams love for football with the concerns any parent would have for their child following such a traumatic injury.One of the first questions I asked Rawleigh was, `Why are you coming back? Mitchell said. The answer he gave me was that he loves football and he doesnt need football to validate himself ... I think the injury helped him put life in perspective.Williams has looked every bit like the player who averaged 4.5 yards per carry a year ago during the preseason.And his return comes at a time when the Razorbacks are in desperate need of playmakers in the backfield following the departures of running backs Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams to the NFL.Following an injury to Williams a year ago, Rawleigh Williams appeared on his way to becoming Collins primary partner in the Arkansas backfield -- even rushing for 100 yards on 14 carries in a victory at Tennessee.His coaches expect the sophomore to pick right up where he left off this season, with offensive coordinator Dan Enos saying he thinks Williams can be an elite running back in (the Southeastern Conference).Williams believes that as well, just as he fully understands how fortunate he is to return to the game he loves.If I came overcome this, I can overcome anything, Williams said. ' ' '