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(SportsNetwork. Allen Robinson Jersey .com) - The struggling Minnesota Wild will aim for a win against the Chicago Blackhawks when the Central Division foes meet for Thursdays battle at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild have just two wins over their last 10 games (2-4-4) and enter Thursdays action six points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Minnesota also trails second-place Chicago by 13 points in the division standings and the Wild have dropped two straight and five of the last eight meetings in this series. The clubs met for the first of five encounters in 2014-15 back on Dec. 16 in Chicago and the Blackhawks notched a 5-3 decision. The Wild, who are 10-4-5 at home this season, have won two straight and four of their last six home games versus Chicago. Minnesota lost its second straight game the last time out, dropping the opener of a three-game homestand in overtime against the San Jose Sharks. The Wild suffered the 4-3 loss while playing without star forward Zach Parise, who missed the game to be with his ailing father, former NHL player J.P. Parise, who succumbed to lung cancer Wednesday evening. He was 73. Minnesota held a 2-0 lead in Tuesdays game against the Sharks, but the Wild would need to tie the game late in regulation to send the game to OT. Jason Zucker evened the score at 3-3 with 7:48 left in the third, but Marc-Edouard Vlasic tallied the OT winner, burying a slap shot with 1:52 remaining in the extra session. Zucker notched two goals and an assist in the loss. Jared Spurgeon also scored for Minnesota and Darcy Kuemper made 22 saves to fall to 13-12-1 on the season. I thought we competed and fought well, said Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter. Of course theres some plays wed like to have back, but we stuck with them the whole game. The Blackhawks are in a minor funk, having lost two of three to begin the 2015 calendar year. Chicago dropped a 2-0 decision to visiting Colorado on Tuesday and tonight Joel Quennevilles club will try to avoid its first set of consecutive losses since falling to Toronto and Winnipeg on Nov. 1 and 2. The Blackhawks couldnt get a single puck past Semyon Varlamov on Tuesday despite firing 54 shots at the Colorado netminder. Corey Crawford, meanwhile, allowed both goals on 24 shots as he watched his team get shut out for the first time since Nov. 2 against the Jets. Colorado tallied the only offense it would need just 53 seconds into the game when the rebound of John Mitchells shot went right to Nathan MacKinnon, who wristed it over the glove of Crawford. Just 24 seconds later, Max Talbot slipped in MacKinnons pass off the rush for a 2-0 game. We just couldnt find a way to bury the puck, Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews said. Chicago is opening a two-game road trip and will cap the brief swing tomorrow night in Edmonton. The Blackhawks are 12-7-1 as the visiting team this season. Its uncertain if Crawford or backup Antti Raanta will get the start in net tonight. Crawford is 5-3-2 with a 2.38 goals against average in his career versus Minnesota, while Raanta is 1-1-0 with a 2.56 GAA in this matchup. Veteran Niklas Backstrom is 6-10-1 with a 2.90 GAA in his career against Chicago and will get the start tonight. Allen Robinson Womens Jersey .Y. - Matt Harvey wants to make sure hes on the mound in late October — if the New York Mets get there for the first time since 2006. Yannick Ngakoue Jaguars Jersey . The 22-year-old Spanish midfielder recently signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea, and after spending last season on loan with Valencia in La Liga, Romeu will move to the Bundesliga for the 2014-15 campaign. . There are some early surprises in the race for the Hart Trophy, but two of the contenders are the leagues biggest stars over the past decade. There are many more players in contention for the awards than just the three that Ive named, and a good or bad week can easily alter the landscape, but through the first 20 or so games of the NHL season, this is how the awards races look to me.WASHINGTON - In the latest sign of a surge for Canadian tennis, Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil will meet for the Citi Open title Sunday, marking the first tour final between two men from the country. "The vibe that I get is that tennis is really growing right now in Canada," said Pospisil, whos from Vancouver. "I feel like people are getting really excited about it, especially with the results of Canadian players this year." The 13th-seeded Pospisil edged sixth-seeded Richard Gasquet of France 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 Saturday night at the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open. On a muggy evening, Pospisil fell behind 3-0 in the third set, before pulling even at 3-all. Then he was two points from losing while trailing 5-4. But Pospisil came back to hold serve there, then broke in the next game when Gasquets signature backhand broke down and produced three errors. Pospisil dropped his racket on the court behind the baseline and raised his arms after ending the match by serving it out at love, including a pair of aces at 124 mph (200 kph) and 128 mph (206 kph). He reached his first career final — and won for the second time Saturday. About 7 1/2 hours earlier, Pospisil finished off a rain-interrupted 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 quarter-final victory against 10th-seeded Santiago Giraldo of Colombia. That match was suspended Friday night, two points into the third set. "Generally, I do a good job (of) fighting in matches and not letting go of any match," Pospisil said. "It was a little bit tougher today, because I was feeling pretty heavy legs in the third set (against Gasquet), and I wasnt feeling physically, like, sharp." The second-seeded Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., advvanced by beating Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 7-5. Yannick Ngakoue Jersey. The ATP said itll be the first time in the Open era, which began in 1968, that two Canadian men will face each other in a tournament final. Raonic, 23, was born in Montenegro, moved to Canada at age 3, and now lives in Monte Carlo. Pospisil, 24, was born in British Columbia and now lives in the Bahamas. At Wimbledon last month, Raonic was a semifinalist in singles — the first man from Canada to get that far at a major tournament — while Pospisil paired with Jack Sock of the U.S. to win the mens doubles title. Also at the All England Club, another Canadian, Eugenie Bouchard, got to the womens singles final. Raonic and Pospisil have known each other for years. "Very different people," said Pospisil, who smashed his racket early in the second set against Gasquet. "Maybe Im more emotional. I guess people know what Im thinking more on the court." The two Canadians played each other once before on tour: Raonic won their semifinal at Montreal in August 2013. So Pospisil already knows what Young learned Saturday about Raonics dangerous serve. "Its like Monopoly," Young said. "He has a bunch of Get out of jail free cards." Powered by serves that reached 143 mph (231 kph) and resulted in 15 aces, Raonic reached his first final of the season. He won 34 of 37 first-serve points and never faced a break point. "Against a player like that, with a serve like that, its only going to be small windows," said Young, a 25-year-old from Atlanta. "And you have to be there to take advantage and be Johnny on the spot — and I wasnt able to do that today." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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