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The Calgary Flames took advantage of an extended break to work on their scuffling power play. Andre Tippett Patriots Jersey . Theyll see if the extra practice pays off Thursday night in a matchup with the Arizona Coyotes, one of the leagues worst teams at killing penalties. The Flames (22-18-3) have been off since opening a five-game road swing leading into the All-Star break with Saturdays 1-0 win over Vancouver that snapped a three-game skid. Mikael Backlund scored and Joni Ortio made 36 saves in his first start of the season after being recalled by Calgary two days earlier. With four days off, the Flames got a chance to return home and take a break from the grind of the schedule. Its a time to get some mental and physical rest, but at the same time, we cant be complacent, coach Bob Hartley told the teams official website. Hartley and his coaching staff spent extra time examining their brutal play with the extra skater. The Flames are 1 for 14 with the man advantage in 2015 and have converted a league-worst 8.9 percent of power plays (4 for 45) since Dec. 12. Over the past two or three weeks, weve hit a speed bump, Hartley said. It comes in waves and thats what were facing. Ive talked to many coaches over the past weeks like I always do, about my power play, thats where were searching for solutions. A simple solution may be facing the Coyotes (16-22-4). Arizona has killed a Western Conference-worst 74.5 percent of its penalties and has allowed eight power-play goals in 25 chances during a 2-4-0 stretch. The Flames have won all three matchups with the Coyotes this season, scoring twice with the extra skater. Rookie center Josh Jooris notched his first career hat trick in the last matchup with Arizona, a 5-2 win Dec. 2. Jiri Hudler assisted on two of those goals and has one goal and five assists in the season series. The Coyotes, whose 3.26 goals-against average is among the worst in the NHL, head into the finale of a six-game homestand after Tuesdays 3-2 loss to San Jose. The Sharks broke a 2-all tie in the third period on a shot that bounced off Arizona defenseman Zbynek Michaleks skate and squeezed through Devan Dubnyks pads. You hate to lose on a goal like that, especially because I thought we battled hard, Michalek told the Coyotes official website. You feel like whatever you do, nothing goes your way. We just have to fight through it. Weve said it many times. Nobody is going to give us anything for free. The Coyotes traded Dubnyk, who had been their most consistent goalie with a 9-5-2 record, 2.72 goals-against average and .916 save percentage, to Minnesota for a third-round draft pick in 2015 on Wednesday. That leaves Mike Smith, who has struggled with a 7-17-2 mark, 3.52 GAA and .885 save percentage, to carry the load. One positive for Arizona is Mikkel Boedker breaking out of his scoring slump. Boedker has four goals in the last three games after going without one in the previous 11 contests. The Coyotes leader with 13 goals, Boedker has one assist against Calgary this season. Calgary will start Ortio again after his stellar debut and Karri Ramo, working his way back from injury, will travel with the team. Tedy Bruschi Womens Jersey . - Buffalo Bills running back C. Steve Grogan Youth Jersey . The first of the three games will be played in Week 4, when the Oakland Raiders will take on the Miami Dolphins on Sept. . - PGA Tour rookie Tony Finau shot a 9-under 63 at Del Monte and had a two-stroke lead over Billy Andrade and Lee Janzen of the Champions Tour after Thursdays opening round of the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.11) If you dont think Derek Jeter was all that great, ask this question: "Whos the next long-time major leaguer to receive a big farewell"? Youll struggle to find a good answer, I think. Albert Pujols? David Ortiz? Ichiro Suzuki? Theyve got numbers that Jeter couldnt dream of, but Jeter had that certain something that no one else of his generation possessed, and however else you describe it, thats what justified the season-long fanfare.12) With good reason, the Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings have received plenty of criticism for the way they handled the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson affairs, but where football is concerned, is it okay to point out that theyve gone about their business on the field without being distracted?13) Do you need 16 games every week to make the NFL as good as it can be? No, but when bye weeks start to occur, the level of interest can go down a bit. Week 4 gave byes to Seattle, Denver and, as it turns out, the only remaining unbeaten teams, Cincinnati and Arizona. In Week 5, Miami and Oakland will rest. They wont be missed as much. 14) The Houston Astros wanted to sit second baseman Jose Altuve on the last day of the season to protect his .340 average and ensure his American League batting title. Altuve wanted to play. Who should have made the decision? Altuve, of course. And who made the right decision? Altuve, who had two hits and finished at .341. The Astros get to market his batting title, but they have to do it in the face of social media criticism that they should have seen coming.15) Somewhat similarly, the Pittsburgh Pirates faced a dilemma in their 162nd game. Still alive with a slim chance at the NL Central Division title, they could have pitched Gerrit Cole against Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto or saved Cole for the likelihood of a start in the wild card game against the Giants. A clubhouse meeting decidded they should play to win with Cole. Irving Fryar Youth Jersey. The Pirates lost. Can you rip the Astros for wanting to bench Altuve and criticize the Pirates for using Cole? I think so.16) And one more - would Jeter have been criticized if he had not played in any of the Yankees last three games at Fenway Park? Yes, probably. But who would dispute the idea that his career should have ended with the game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning against Baltimore at Yankee Stadium? Especially as he finished with a pair of infield singles against the Red Sox, there was no way to top the last home game and he neednt have tried. 17) As Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock continues to insist that his contract status is no big deal, why does it continue to get attention? Because maybe it is a big deal? Right, until it definitely isnt.18) Never mind debatable issues, Im looking for a question that is bound to produce a unanimous answer. How about: "Were you surprised that the Boston Bruins released Ville Leino from his training camp tryout?"19) If nothing but ability mattered, would Munenori Kawasaki have a place on the Blue Jays roster for 2015? No. But because a lot of other things like versatility and enthusiasm combine with the ability he does possess to make Kawasaki the Jays most popular player, with teammates and fans, he almost certainly stays in Toronto.20) Among several ex-Blue Jays with a shot at a 2014 World Series ring, the most prominent is likely to be Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth. Free of charge, heres a trivia question you may use: "Of current major leaguers with at least 25 at-bats against LA Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw, who has had the most success?" And the answer happens to be: Jayson Werth with a .346 batting average that includes two homers. So there you go, for what its worth/werth. ' ' '

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