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  • 26 Jul
    导出博客文章New York Jets guard Brian Winters delivered an illegal head-butt Sunday that
    proved costly on two levels.Not only was he knocked out of the game with a
    concussion, an injury that will sideline him Sunday against the Pittsburgh
    Steelers, but Winters also received a $24,309 fine from the NFL, a source said
    Friday.Technically, he was fined for unnecessary roughness.Running alongside
    Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, Winters leaned into Bennett and
    head-butted him, resulting in a personal foul.Dazed, Winters dropped to one knee
    and left the game. He got up slowly on the previous play as well, but its not
    clear if that contributed to his concussion.Bennett, who later called Winters
    act a dirty play, was furious and had to be restrained.The play was over. He
    came and hit me in my head, he told reporters. I got three daughters. I love
    playing with them. I dont want this to be the last thing I do.Bennett might have
    retaliated later in the game, blocking center Nick Mangold from behind on an
    interception return. Mangold called it a dirty cheap shot, but Bennett wasnt
    fined.Without Winters in the lineup, the Jets are planning to rotate?Brent Qvale
    and Dakota Dozier?at right guard.
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    practice with the team Monday and head coach Ron Rolston said its unlikely hell
    play in Wednesdays season opener in Detroit.
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    looking at another dubious hit to the head. In this case Blue Jackets forward
    Brandon Dubinsky elbowed Saku Koivu in the head about a second after he dished
    off the puck to a teammate, knocking him unconscious.
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    . Tuesdays surgery at Atlantas Piedmont Hospital was performed by Dr. Xavier
    Duralde and Hawks team physician Dr. Michael Bernot.
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    . Hazard cut in from the left and scored with a
    swerving right-footed shot for ninth goal of the season, which proved to be
    enough for the victory despite Chelseas forwards again lacking a cutting edge up
    front.
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    . Louis. To which I would say two things: 1. Where there
    is smoke, there is or perhaps has been a little fire. Or, in other words, the
    two teams would appear to have at least spoken. And spoken is defined as one
    calling the other to inquire, no more, no less. MONTREAL -- One thing the Ottawa
    Senators and Montreal Canadiens agreed on at the end of their sometimes bitter
    playoff series was that it all came down to goaltending. Craig Andersons
    rock-solid play and some shaky moments for Montreal backup Peter Budaj put the
    Senators through to the second round of NHL playoffs with a 6-1 romp over the
    Canadiens on Thursday night. Ottawa won the best-of-seven Eastern Conference
    quarter-final 4-1 and will move on to the second round for the first time since
    2007, when they reached the Stanley Cup final only to fall to the Anaheim Ducks.
    "Finding a way to win two games in this building feels great and so was being
    able to finish it off on our first chance," Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson
    said. "Andy made some great saves and we took over more and more as the game
    went on." Anderson, who posted heady numbers in the regular season, was just as
    sharp in the playoffs, holding the usually high-scoring Canadiens to nine goals
    in five games while his own supposedly low-scoring team piled on 20 against
    Montreal. "For our team, Craig Anderson obviously was the MVP of this playoff
    series," said Ottawa coach Paul MacLean. "He was outstanding in every game. "He
    gives us a chance to bend but not break, to recover, get our bearings. And once
    we do that, were able to establish our game." He got no argument from his
    Montreal counterpart Michel Therrien. "He was the player of the series," he
    said. Anderson made the difference right off the bat in this one. Injury-wracked
    Montreal stormed out of the gates, but Anderson shot out his glove for a
    brilliant save on Rene Bourque in the opening moments. At the other end, a
    clearly nervous Budaj, making his first career playoff start, coughed up a huge
    rebound on Ottawas first chance and Zack Smith put it in only 2:17 into the
    game. "I think everyone took a good deep breath after that and said We can start
    playing now," Anderrson said of the save. "They came out hard. "My job is to
    give the team a chance to win no matter if its the first minute or the last."
    Therrien avoided direct reference to Budajs play, other than: "We came to play
    and we worked hard, but every time. . . (the Senators) capitalized on their
    chances, lets put it that way." The first ever playoff meeting in the modern era
    between the teams only two hours apart on highway 417 featured some nasty
    moments and name-calling. But at the end only kind words were voiced, although
    with the two coaches exchanging only the briefest of handshakes on the ice. The
    series opener saw Montreal centre Lars Eller stretchered off the Bell Centre ice
    covered in blood from a hit by Eric Gryba. MacLeans defence of his blue-liner
    prompted Canadiens tough guy Brandon Prust to call him a "bug-eyed, fat walrus."
    Game 3 disintegrated into a full-scale brawl and more verbal exchanges. None of
    it seemed to matter when it was over, even if the Ottawa players were reportedly
    singing the Montreal fans "Ole Ole" song as they left the ice.dddddddddddd "I
    thought the whole series was fun," said MacLean. "I didnt think it was bitter at
    any time. At the end of the series its just good job, good job. I congratulate
    Michel on his team." However, he could not hide his glee with what his team
    accomplished. "We just beat the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup
    playoffs,"he said. "I mean, to me thats huge. Im going to call my mom and say we
    finally beat her team." The victory gives Ottawa time to rest up and heal
    bruises before the conference semifinals begin next week. Cory Conacher had two
    goals while Alfredsson, Kyle Turris, and Erik Condra also scored for Ottawa, who
    were underdogs as the seventh seed in the East but were bolstered down the
    stretch by the return of top players like defencemen Erik Karlsson and Jared
    Cowan. P.K. Subban scored for Montreal, which had five players injured in the
    series, including starting goalie Carey Price. Budaj made 23 saves in his place.
    After Smiths goal, another puck slipped behind Budaj and off a post, where
    Conacher tapped it in at 12:26. Montreal got one back on their first power play
    with 15 seconds to go in the period, as Subban wired a low point shot to the far
    corner. The Bell Centre crowd booed as Turris gave Ottawa a 3-1 lead shorthanded
    at 11:29 of the second frame. The Senators centre was pushed into Budaj by
    Tomas Plekanec and was on his hands and knees in the crease when a Condra shot
    went in off his arm. But it rightly stood up to video review. It was quiet at
    the 21,273-seat rink as the Senators scored on three straight power-play chances
    in the third period. Alfredsson wristed a shot in at 6:22, Conacher beat Budaj
    from the left side at 12:27 and Condra poked in a loose puck in the crease at
    16:12. Yet the fans who stuck around to the end still gave the home side a warm
    ovation for an entertaining season. Montreal finished last in the conference
    last season and rose to second in the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign. They
    looked to have recovered from a late-season funk going into the playoffs. They
    outshot Ottawa and outplayed for long stretches of most of the games, but
    couldnt find enough goals to win. "Yeah we played hard and sometimes we played
    better than them, but the final score is we lost the series," said Montreal
    defenceman Andrei Markov. "We can only blame ourselves." Winger Max Pacioretty
    reportedly played through a separated shoulder, but wasnt accepting that as an
    excuse for the loss. "Andersons a great goalie and he played five great games,
    but we made it easy on him,"said Pacioretty. "We didnt get enough bodies to the
    net. Thats where a player like me has to do a better job." Notes:
    Michael Blunden made his playoff debut for Montreal. Robert Mayer backed up
    Budaj ... Ottawa had no line-up changes from Game 4. ' ' '