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VANCOUVER - For one game at least, Zack Kassian lived up to his billing as a power forward who can produce points. [url=http://w Antworten

VANCOUVER - For one game at least, Zack Kassian lived up to his billing as a power forward who can produce points. Cam Ward Jersey . Kassian recorded four assists to earn the first four-point night of his star-crossed NHL career Sunday night as the Vancouver Canucks rallied to beat his former team, the Buffalo Sabres 4-2. "It was one of those games (where) it seemed the puck followed me," said Kassian. "Its nice personally, but its even better we keep this streak going." The Canucks (33-30-10) have now posted two consecutive wins for the first time since mid-January. Vancouver pulled within three points of eighth-place Phoenix, and one point of ninth-place Dallas in the race for the second wild-card playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Sabres (20-43-8), last in the NHL by a wide margin, suffered their eighth loss in the past 10 games as they squandered an early 2-0 lead. Brad Richardson, Shawn Matthias, Yannick Weber and David Booth, with his first goal in 33 games, scored for the Canucks, who have won five of their last eight contests. The Sabres went ahead 2-0 only 3:29 into the game, but the score was tied 2-2 after the first period and the Canucks led 3-2 following the second. "In this league you cant play good sometimes," said Sabres coach Ted Nolan. "Youve got to play good all the time. Thats a lesson to learn and something we have to do to move forward." Tyler Ennis and Jamie McBain provided the offence for Buffalo. Kassian has often faced criticism since he was traded to Vancouver from the Sabres at the NHL trade deadline in February 2012 in the four-player deal that saw former Canuck fan favourite Cody Hodgson head to Buffalo. Kassian, Buffalos top 2009 draft pick (13th overall) excelled offensively two days after saying he is playing primarily a checking role now while Hodgson is primarily an offensive player. Hodgson, Vancouvers first choice (10th overall) in 2008, went without a point while the Sabres were badly outplayed for most of the game. "Im excited for every game, but obviously you want to play hard against your old team," said Kassian. "You definitely want to get the win, but its nice when you play well individually and as a line." Matthias, who was acquired in the Roberto Luongo trade from Florida, also had two assists while Richardson had one helper. The Canucks had not posted two straight wins since beating the Calgary Flames on Jan. 18, when coach John Tortorella drew a suspension for charging their dressing room between the first and second periods, and Edmonton Oilers on Jan. 21. Vancouver goaltender Eddie Lack overcame a slow start to earn the win. After allowing goals on Buffalos first and third shots of the game, Lack was sharp and finished with 16 saves. "The team did a great job bouncing back," said Lack. "I felt like I wasnt really tracking the puck well the first half of the game but then I just kind of settled down and felt better after that." Vancouvers quick rally from its early deficit spoiled a strong effort from rookie Buffalo goaltender Nathan Lieuwen, a 22-year-old Abbotsford, B.C., native who made just his second NHL career start and third appearance after being promoted from Rochester of the AHL on March 16. He recorded 32 saves as his club was outshot 36-18. "Thats frustrating and thats hockey," he said. "You get some good bounces and you do good things and you make mistakes, so Ill definitely learn from it." Weber scored the winning goal just 1:40 into the second period as he put a shot through Lieuwens legs to give the Canucks a 3-2 lead. Sabres defenceman Mike Weber was close to his Canuck namesake on the play, but Lieuwen said the puck went straight in. "I thought I had it and, obviously, there was a hole," said Lieuwen. "I dont know what to tell you. Thats obviously one that I feel I can obviously save. What a terrible night for that to go in." The goal sullied his "dream come true" of playing in Vancouver, where he has "tonnes of family." Ennis was also left frustrated as he watched the Sabres lead disintegrate after he had McBain had put them ahead. "We heard (Lack) has been shaky, so we wanted to get on him early, and we did," said Ennis. Kassian was not around for the final horn because he took a puck between the eyes, for the second time on the night, with 1:32 left in the game. He needed "about 10 stitches" to repair a cut. "So my face isnt getting any prettier, thats for sure," he said. Notes: Vancouver lost Henrik Sedin to an apparent knee injury late in the second period as he collided with a fallen Buffalo player behind the Sabres net. "I went to hit a guy and he came back off the boards and he fell on top of me, so well see how it is (Monday)," said Sedin. The mishap occurred after the Canucks and NHL honoured the Canucks captain for his 1,000th NHL game, played March 12 in Winnipeg. NHL senior vice-president of hockey operations Jim Gregory represented the league. ... Vancouver forwards Ryan Kesler and Daniel Sedin returned after suffering injuries earlier this month, but Alex Burrows missed the game with a hand injury suffered Thursday against Nashville. ... Hodgson played his 200th NHL regular-season game. … Lack made his 35th start of the season. At the outset of the season, Tortorella indicated he would get 15-20 starts. … Buffalo defenceman Alexander Sulzer, who was acquired with Hodgson from the Canucks, missed his fifth consecutive game with an upper-body injury. … Sabres starting goaltender Michal Neuvirth, acquired from Washington at the trade deadline, also missed his fourth consecutive contest, with a lower-body ailment. … Neuvirth and Matt Hackett, who dressed as Buffalos backup, were traded for each other in the 2007-08 OHL season. Neuvirth went to Windsor from Plymouth while Hackett went the other way. Martin Necas Jersey . At a news conference Tuesday where it was thought that the fiery Schallibaum may be shown the door after a dismal finish to the Major League Soccer season, team president Joey Saputo said no decision has been made on whether the Swiss Volcano will be back in 2014. Derek Ryan Jersey . 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The world No. 40 never faced a break point and limited the big mans threatening ace count to a mere eight, while striking five key aces of his own.PARIS - Paris Saint-Germain may finally have what it takes to compete with the best teams in Europe after the French side upstaged Lionel Messis Barcelona in a thrilling 3-2 Champions League win on Tuesday.David Luiz and midfielder Marco Verratti scored their first goals as PSG produced its best performance of the season to defeat a Barcelona side that is unbeaten in the Spanish league a€” and replied with goals from star strikers Messi and Neymar.PSGs Qatari owners, QSI, have pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into the club since taking over in June 2011 in a bid to join Europes elite by winning footballs most coveted club trophy.Its the best win of my life, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said.PSG held 2011 champions Barca to 2-2 and 1-1 draws in the quarterfinals two seasons ago to go out on away goals. The same happened in last years quarters against 2012 winners Chelsea, with a 3-1 home win followed by a 2-0 defeat.The new owners are starting to build a European club with a lot of ambition and were giving positive signs because we can compete against recent winners of the Champions League, said PSG coach Laurent Blanc, who was under pressure after six draws in nine games.The Champions League is about having that consistency, but lets wait and see what happens from now on.Luiz put PSG ahead in the 10th minute, with Messi equalizing two minutes later. Poor Barcelona defending allowed Verratti a€” one of the smallest players on the pitch a€” to drift in unmarked to head PSG ahead again in the 26th.We made a few mistakes at the start and we knew they were very strong on set-pieces, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said. Im not surprised at all. We know the level of this team and they have aspirations to win this competition.Midfielder Blaise Matuidi finished off a fine move to give PSG a 3-1 lead in the 54th but Barcelonas Brazilian star Neymar replied in the 56th, again exposing PSGs defensive vulnerability after the euphoria of scoring.Barcelona almost equalized in the 85th when Munir El Haddadi struck the base of the post and then Sandro Ramirez dragged his shot wide in the closing seconds.PSG had been short of confidence this season, while Barcelona had not conceded a goal in seven matches and scored 18.Although PSG was missing top scorrer Zlatan Ibrahimovic because of a heel injury, the forward line of Brazilian Lucas, Uruguayan Edinson Cavani and Argentinian Javier Pastore finally looked like a combination worth its hefty price tag. Justin Faulk Jersey. Perhaps we were too reliant on Ibra, Blanc said. Its a good thing for the team that they played very well without him.Pastore, in particular, was in inspired form with his elegant runs, lightning-quick feet and wonderfully weighted passes.When hes confident like tonight, hes capable of great performances, Blanc said.From the home sides second free kick of the game, Pastore curled the ball into the box and Luiz, showing great dexterity to control it with his right, switched feet before planting a low shot past goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.PSGs celebrations were cut short, though, as Messi swapped passes with Iniesta and slotted a clinical shot past goalie Salvatore Sirigu. It was his 402nd career goal and 68th in the Champions League a€” putting him three behind all-time leading scorer Raul Gonzalez.With Messi causing panic every time he got the near the ball, PSGs defence left more space for Neymar. He went close to capitalizing off a looped pass over the top from Messi, but shot just over.Ter Stegen was at fault for the second PSG goal when he badly misjudged Mottas corner from the right, and Verratti ended his PSG goal drought in his 62nd appearance.Pastore created PSGs third goal with his slick pass behind exposed left back Jordi Alba, with Gregory van der Wiels firmly struck cross emphatically finished by Matuidi.Again, though, PSG could not focus after celebrating and Neymar caught the defence cold with a subtle shot from 12 yards out that went in off the post.Back came PSG, though, as Pastore galloped into the penalty area with unpredictable changes of direction, but shot too close to Ter Stegen.Blanc hugged Pastore when he came off, and the relief was evident as the players raised their arms at the final whistle. The fact Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez came off the bench to set a new Champions League record with his 143rd appearance a€” one more than Raul a€” went almost unnoticed.PSG leads the group with four points, followed by Barcelona on three. Ajax and APOEL drew 1-1 in the other Group F game. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '

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