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  • 05 Jul
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. [b]Tim White Jersey[/b] . - The Nashville Predators wasted a late three-goal lead. Roman Josi quickly made certain that defensive lapse didnt spoil the day.Josi scored 18 seconds into overtime after Pekka Rinne gave up three goals in the final 2:01 of regulation, and the Predators eked out a wild 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.It was definitely not the ending we planned, Josi said. We were up 6-3 with a couple of minutes to go. You want to win that game in regulation. It was a good job by our team staying with it, but we have to do a better job at the end.Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson scored goals 1:22 apart in the first period, Mattias Ekholm and Mark Acrobello scored 1:41 apart in the second, and the Predators also got goals from Ryan Ellis and Olli Jokinen in opening a 5-1 lead. Rinne finished with 24 saves.If it ends 6-3, you like everything about the game, Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. You dont like the fact that they scored three goals to tie it up and bring it into overtime for us to win it. But at the end of the day, its two points, and there was an answer to the three goals they scored.The Predators overtook the idle Chicago Blackhawks for the Central Division lead, scoring on three of their first nine shots against Jonathan Quick and chasing him to the bench after Ellis power play goal gave Nashville a 3-1 lead at 9:43 of the opening period.Dwight King, Alec Martinez and Jeff Carter each came through during the Kings late burst. King scored on a 15-foot wrist shot. Martinez connected on a 55-foot slapshot with 1:04 remaining, and Carter completed the comeback on a 15-foot slap shot with 34 seconds left in the third period.I was really disappointed, Rinne said. When you have a 6-3 lead, you expect to win. It was a crazy game. I couldnt believe what happened at the end there, but Roman took care of business.Josi got a cross-ice pass from rookie Filip Forsberg as he was cruising down the slot and beat Martin Jones to the stick side with a 25-foot wrist shot — the first shot of overtime.The bottom line is, you cant spot a team six goals and expect to win a hockey game, Martinez said. But you dont just stop playing.The Kings began a seven-game homestand after pulling out a 3-2 win at Vancouver on Thursday night with two goals in the final 2:07. King and Martinez each scored twice and Matt Greene got the other goal.Greene beat Rinne with a screened 60-foot wrist shot just 32 seconds into the game after Mike Richards won a faceoff from Paul Gaustad deep in the Nashville zone.The Predators, though, scored the next five goals.Nobody came in prepared to play a good team, King said. Theyre a top team in our conference for a reason. It took us a while to get into the game — and when youre doing that against top teams, its tough to find a way to win. People werent ready for the hard part of the game, to compete.Fisher tied it at 4:54 of the first, jumping on a loose puck in the crease after Josis wrist shot from the left point hit traffic in front. Wilson was awarded his 11th goal at the 6:16 mark when his intended centring pass for Fisher from behind the net deflected in off Greenes stick.Ellis, on his 24th birthday, got his fourth of the season, a power-play goal on a one-timer from the left point. It was the Predators eighth power play goal in their last 10 games, following an eight-game stretch in which they were 0 for 27.Jones, seeing his first action in net since Dec. 12, gave up Ekholms goal on a wrist shot from the right point that changed direction off the stick of Kings defenceman Drew Doughty. Arcobello, making his Predators debut after he was acquired in a trade with Edmonton for Derek Roy on Monday, made it 5-1 with a wrist shot from the left circle at 3:57 of the second.NOTES: Nashville has won 25 of its first 37 games under Laviolette. He didnt reach that total until his 50th game with the Islanders (2001-02), his 73rd game with the Hurricanes (2003-04) and his 49th game with the Flyers (2009-10). ... The Kings have been short-handed no more than three times in any of their last 12 games, but have allowed 10 power play goals during that stretch. ... Fourteen of the Kings 21 losses have been by one goal. [b]Trevon Sanders Jersey[/b] . Winning more at home probably should be on the list. The Flames look to avoid a fifth defeat in six home games by winning a sixth straight meeting with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. [b]MyQuon Stout Jersey[/b] .Y. - Phil Varone was the lone scorer in the shootout as the Rochester Americans edged the Toronto Marlies 3-2 on Sunday in American Hockey League action.OAKLAND, Calif. -- With the bat and with his arm, Yoenis Cespedes put on the best all-around performance of his career in front of a rare sellout crowd at the Oakland Coliseum. Cespedes finished a single shy of the cycle and threw out two runners at the plate, powering the Athletics past the Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Saturday night in front of 35,067 fans. "I got a lot of motivation when I see the field like that," Cespedes said through an interpreter in Spanish. "The stands are full, the same thing when we were in the playoffs. It was sold out and they made me feel like a stronger mind and gave me a lot of motivation." In front of just the fourth sellout crowd of the season in Oakland, Cespedes gave quite a show. The reigning Home Run Derby champion doubled in the fourth, hit a triple in the seventh that scored the go-ahead runs and added a three-run homer in the eighth. He matched a career high with five RBIs to help the two-time defending AL West champions stretch their lead to 3 1/2 games over the Angels in the division. "No doubt about it," As manager Bob Melvin said when asked if Cespedes feeds off the roaring home crowds. "He just becomes a different player." Collin Cowgills three-run homer off Tommy Milone in the fourth accounted for all of the Angels runs. The As tagged Tyler Skaggs (4-3) with four runs and five hits in six-plus innings. Fernando Rodriguez (1-0) tossed one scoreless inning for the win. Milone allowed nine hits in six innings, striking out three and walking one. He laboured most of the way -- including escaping a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the first -- but got a big boost from his strong-armed, green glove-wearing left fielder on nearly identical plays in the second inning. Cespedes charged in and heaved a one-hop strike to catcher Derek Norris to nab Chris Iannetta and Kole Calhoun after line-drive singles. The throws sent fans roaring to their feet each time, and Cespedes received high-fives and head-pats from teammates and coaches in the dugout. &"He had a career night. [b]Jets Jerseys China[/b]. Im lucky that it was today," Milone said. Crew chief Fieldin Culbreth upheld the first call after a 2-minute, 30-second review to see if Norris illegally blocked the plate under the new collision rule. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Iannetta didnt have a lane to slid and the rule needs to be more clearly defined. There was no review or challenge on the second play to get Calhoun. "Knew it was going to be bang-bang and hes got a great arm," Calhoun said. "I thought I had a good jump. I thought itd be closer than what it was, but that was a great play by him." Cespedes came back big time with the bat. He doubled with one out in the fourth for Oaklands first hit, and Norris drove in a run on a flyout for Oaklands first run. After Kyle Blanks solo homer and Josh Donaldsons RBI groundout tied the score in the seventh, Cespedes drive off reliever Joe Smith landed just over Calhouns glove in right to score the go-ahead runs. Cespedes later lined a three-run shot in Jarrett Grubes major league debut in the eighth. It was Cespedes 10th home run this season. He also had five RBIs at Cleveland on May 18. NOTES: The As honoured the 1974 World Series championship team before the game. Three World Series MVPs -- Gene Tenace (72), Reggie Jackson (73) and Rollie Fingers (74) -- threw out ceremonial first pitches. ... Angels All-Star CF Mike Trout was scratched from the lineup because of upper back stiffness. He was initially the designated hitter. ... As RF Josh Reddick was replaced by pinch-hitter Coco Crisp after hyperextending his knee catching a fly at the wall in the seventh. He is day to day. ... Oakland 1B Brandon Moss was not in the lineup. He will likely sit out again Sunday to give his nagging right calf additional rest. ... The Angels designated LHP Wade LeBlanc for assignment and called up Grube from Triple-A Salt Lake. ... Angels ace Jered Weaver (6-3, 2.99 ERA) starts against Oaklands Sonny Gray (5-1, 2.31) in Sundays series finale. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '