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The Vancouver Canucks are tied for the NHL lead in road victories and head into Tampa Bay for a date with the Lightning having won three straight behind goaltender Ryan Miller as well as strong penalty killing. Andrew McCutchen Jersey . Catch all the action on TSN Radio 1040 in Vancouver starting at 2:30pm pt. Vancouver (26-15-3) seeks to cap a five-game trip with a fourth straight win after beating Florida 2-1 on Monday. Miller stopped 23 shots, though his career-best scoreless streak ended at 200:45 when he conceded with 2:32 left. It was fun while it lasted but the important thing was to get the two points here and move onto Tampa, Miller said. Miller made 30 saves in Thursdays 4-0 win at Philadelphia and had 28 the next night in a 3-0 win over Carolina. He did not start when the Canucks lost 4-2 at home to the Lightning on Oct. 18, with Eddie Lack getting the nod and allowing two goals to Steven Stamkos. Clearly Vancouver is not a pretender, Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. Those guys, theyve got a team and (theyre) cruising through the East, just shutting teams out and we know when we played them up there, although we won the game, we know there were times when they were on us pretty good. Now the question is whether Miller will start Tuesday. The earlier back-to-back on this road trip marked the first time he started both ends, and coach Willie Desjardins said he would make a decision during the morning skate. Vancouver features the leagues second-best penalty kill at 87.9 percent. That unit is at 92.5 over the last 16 games, killing off all 11 penalties in this win streak. Its been real good, its been good throughout the year and it makes a difference, Desjardins said. Weve put ourselves in some bad spots against some good power plays and weve been able to find a way to get out of it. The Canucks havent won four straight on the road since March 12-24, 2013. Their 15 road wins match the New York Islanders for the leagues most. I think it takes character to win on the road, Desjardins said. Tampa Bay (29-14-4) can match its longest run at home from March 17-April 8, 2006. Every win in this streak has been by one goal, including Saturdays 3-2 shootout victory over Colorado. The Lightning lead the league with 3.19 goals per game. The Lightning will start Ben Bishop, who is 3-0-0 with a 2.33 goals-against average in three starts against Vancouver. Stamkos had a four-game goal streak snapped Saturday while Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov also came up empty. Stamkos is among the league leaders with 26 goals while Johnson and Kucherov each have 17. Radim Vrbata is the only Vancouver skater with at least as many as Johnson and Kucherov. He scored his team-high 18th on Monday. Canucks (55PTS) at Lightning (62PTS) TB is 1-0-0 vs VAN this season, winning in VAN TB has won 3 straight vs VAN TB (29-14-4): won 7 straight at home, 12GA, 20/21 on PK Stamkos (5G) last 5GP VAN (26-15-3): won 3 straight, all on the road, 1GA Hansen (1G, 2A) 3 game PT streak Starling Marte Jersey . NORRIS COLE (Heat): Its funny, you watch a guy play and now really produce and it just jumps off the page at you - why? You put a young player with potential in a winning environment where there is veteran leadership, outstanding coaching and management and a way that things are done and its a wonderful environment for growth, improvement in a climate of constant accountability and expectation of achievement/production. Pittsburgh Pirates Hoodie . The former central defender calmly nodded it down and quietly went about celebrating a win with his staff. For a man who has had a lot on his shoulders this season, it was an appropriate moment. . The bout served as the headlining matchup of Saturdays "UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva" event, which took place at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. It was Silva who looked well on his way to victory in the early going, delivering a pair of crushing kicks to the body that sent Brown crashing to the floor, doubled over in pain.OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over .500? Only veterans Jermaine ONeal, Steve Blake and Andre Iguodala raised their hands. With so many home games remaining, the opportunity in front of the Warriors is rare. Golden State took another step forward Friday night by easing past the Atlanta Hawks 111-97 for its third straight win. "Were chasing greatness," Jackson said. "Were not going to be satisfied. Were going to continue to try to chalk up Ws, continue to battle and continue to celebrate where we are as a basketball team. Its a great time. And if nobody else knows it, we know it." David Lee had 18 points and six rebounds, and ONeal came off the bench to add 17 points and eight rebounds to lift the Warriors (39-24) a season-high 15 games over .500 with a relatively smooth win. Iguodala and Stephen Curry each scored 13 points to help Golden State build a 66-52 halftime lead and go ahead by 20 in the fourth quarter. The Warriors, fresh off a 4-2 road trip, are 8-2 since the All-Star break and beginning to look like the team that roared to the second-round of the playoffs last year. "Ive been 15 under in New York a bunch of times and when I first got here," Lee said. "It says a lot about the direction this organizations headed that were breaking through and reaching goals like that." Paul Millsap had 16 points and seven rebounds after missing the last five games because of a bruised right knee for the Hawks, who have lost five straight. Mike Scott added 14 points and DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague scored nine points apiece as Atlanta continued its late-season slide. The teams traded baskets for most of the first half until the Warriors put together a 12-1 spurt in the closing minutes that the Hawks (26-34) never recovered from. "We lost our focus," Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer said. "WWe lost our mental toughness at the end of the second quarter and they were able to get out on us to like a 14-point lead going into halftime. Mark Melancon Jersey. That stretch really hurt us." Golden State began a stretch of nine of 11 and 13 of its final 20 games at Oracle Arena. The Warriors want to use the finishing stretch to re-establish their home-court advantage and make a run at the Los Angeles Clippers, who are four games ahead in the Pacific Division. The Warriors, who needed Iguodalas 3-pointer as time expired to beat the Hawks 101-100 in Atlanta on Jan. 3, allowed little drama in the rematch. Draymond Greens 3-pointer capped a run that put the Warriors ahead 97-77 with 6:09 remaining in the fourth quarter. The depleted Hawks, with big men Al Horford and Gustavo Ayon out for the season, never seriously challenged. The only major setback for the Warriors came when shooting guard Klay Thompson limped to the locker room six minutes into the first quarter with a strained lower back. He did not return for precautionary reasons, the team said. Thompson has been Golden States most durable player the past three years. He has played in a franchise-record 211 straight regular-season games to start his career. Jackson said Thompson couldve started the second half, but there was no reason to with the Warriors in control. Millsap moved Atlanta within four early in the third quarter, but he had little help inside. Golden State led 85-77 entering the fourth quarter before pulling away. "We got away from what weve been doing," Millsap said. "Its kind of tough to lose that discipline, especially when youre on the road." NOTES: Curry has made at least one 3-pointer in 51 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NBA after Kyle Korvers league-record 127-game streak ended in Atlantas loss at Portland on Wednesday. Korver was 1-for-5 shooting from beyond the arc against the Warriors. ... The Hawks play at the Clippers on Saturday night. ... The Warriors host Phoenix on Sunday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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