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    MONTREAL Things looked to be getting nasty between P.K. Subban and his former teammates.Subban was held off the scoresheet and played a turnover-filled game, but his Nashville Predators still pulled out a 3-2 shootout victory on Saturday night mainly thanks to the outstanding play of goalie Pekka Rinne who made 47 saves, including 10 in the five-minute overtime period.Ryan Ellis scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the Predators to the win.Article continues below ...The Bell Centre crowd reacted with some boos but mostly cheers each time Subban had the puck. The flashy defenseman remains highly popular in Montreal after his trade to Nashville two summers ago for Shea Weber, who has been out since mid-December with a foot injury.The Canadiens went after Subban early in the game, with Nicolas Deslauriers putting a solid hit on him in the opening minute. And Subban and Brendan Gallagher went at each other in the first period, but the Canadiens forward was shaken up while trying to lay a big hit on his former teammate.I didnt see a smile from him tonight to be honest with you, Subban said of Gallagher. I just saw the blood dripping down his face after he tried to hit me and fell down.I didnt see anything else. Other than that, it was just a normal game, as usual. Just competing in the battles and that it.Gallagher tied the game 1-1 in the second period, then skated to over to the Nashville bench and appeared to say something to Subban.I dont think he said anything to me, Subban said. Some guys from the bench were saying stuff, but I couldnt hear it. It so loud in this building. But Im sure it pretty quiet over there now with two points on our side.Gallagher said he didnt want to discuss Subban, but still launched some barbs his way.I dont know why were talking about him that what he wants, Gallagher said. He comes in here and tries to make it about himself.It was Subban second visit since the trade. Last season, the Canadiens prevailed 2-1.But the teams have gone in different directions since. The Predators have become one of the NHL top teams, while the Canadiens have had a disastrous campaign and will almost certainly miss the playoffs.Scott Hartnell and Kevin Fiala scored in regulation for Nashville.Jonathan Drouin also scored for the Canadiens, and Carey Price stopped 30 shots.Fiala gave the Predators a 2-1 lead with his 18th with 741 left in the third period. After the Canadiens pulled Price for an extra skater, Drouin tied it with his eighth with 114 remaining https://www.predatorsuniformshop.com/Mattias_Ekholm_Jersey-16 .I thought we deserved better, said Montreal coach Claude Julien, who didnt want to talk about Subban. The game plan was to get pucks behind their defensemen, it wasnt about P.K. Subban. Obviously the attention is on him because it always is, but it wasnt about an individual.Arturri Lehkonen stripped the puck from Filip Forsberg at the Nashville line. Gallagher grabbed it and saw his first shot blocked by Subban, but Gallagher picked up the rebound and beat Rinne from close range for his 20th goal of the season at 835 of the second.A bouncing puck in front of the Montreal net went to Nick Bonino, who slipped it to Hartnell for the tying score with 338 remaining in the middle period.After a sprawled Price made a glove save at the side of the net on Ryan Johansen, the Nashville center slipped the rebound back to uncovered Fiala for a backhander into an open side.NOTES On Friday, Subban brought several Nashville teammates along as he visited the Montreal Children Hospital, to which he pledged to raise $10 million for when he played for the Canadiens and has stuck with even though he no longer lives in the city. Forsberg returned after serving a three-game suspension for a high hit on Jimmy Vesey of the New York Rangers. Half of the Predators defense are former Canadiens Subban https://www.predatorsuniformshop.com/Vernon_Fiddler_Jersey-31, Alexei Emelin and Yannick Weber. Emelin took a penalty for an open-ice hit that was a knee-on-knee contact that left Nikita Scherbak limping in the first period.UP NEXTPredators Host St. Louis on Tuesday night to start a four-game homestand.Canadiens At Colorado on Wednesday night to open a four-game trip.

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    With James Neal, Shea Theodore and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare all out of the lineup Monday night, the Vegas Golden Knights had to shuffle things up a bit in their fourth meeting with the Anaheim Ducks, adding AHLers Tomas Hyka and Stefan Matteau as last-minute additions to the lineup.Having never lost to Anaheim in the history of time Vegas would basically have to beat the Ducks with a makeshift bottom-six.Predictably, Vegas played an uncharacteristically sloppy game https://www.knightsstoreonline.com/Maxime_Lagace_Jersey-23, which certainly had a lot to do with the late lineup changes.After a mostly slow start to the game, Anaheim eventually got on the board first as Jakob Silfverberg deflected an Andrew Cogliano wrister past Fleury at the 1332 mark. Vegas had a couple nice looks in the opening period, but Ducks goaltender John Gibson wasn letting anything past him. They finish the first period with just eight shots on goal. Vegas was quiet again in the second period, as they managed just five shots on goal through the middle third. A pair of gaffes by David Perron and William Karlsson in the offensive zone certainly didn do Vegas much good, either. Anaheim, on the other hand, managed to challenge Marc-Andre Fleury with their occasional scoring opportunities.Late in the period, Ryan Getzlaf sniped one past Fleury to double the Anaheim lead. Following the goal, though, Gerard Gallant challenged the call on the ice after it appeared Rickard Rakell was offside when entering the Vegas zone https://www.knightsstoreonline.com/Deryk_Engelland_Jersey-13. After review, the ruling on the ice was overturned. Rakell skate clearly came off the blueline prior to the puck entering Vegas’ zone. Very lucky break for the Golden Knights.The second period would end with the same 1-0 score. Through 40 minutes, both teams combined for just 25 shots on goal.There was a bit of drama at the end of the middle third, though. Gibson would leave the game after Reilly Smith incidentally clipped his skate while pursuing a loose puck. Ryan Miller would finish the game in net for Anaheim as Gibson stayed in the back room.Down a goal in the third period and a backup goalie in the Ducks’ net, one would expect Vegas to come out fast and furious and tie the game up like they done so many times before. But that didn end up happening. Just 701 into the third, Josh Manson deflected a Getzlaf shot through Fleury five-hole to double the Anaheim lead. Manson goal would ultimately spell the end for Vegas in this one, as they were unable to get anything past Miller in the final third. For the third time this season, Vegas was shutout. This time, they were blanked by a score of 2-0.This was an ugly effort by Vegas from start to finish. Granted, both Gibson and Miller played extremely well in net and having Neal out of the lineup was less than ideal, but the Golden Knights simply didn look like themselves. The gaffes in the offensive zone, the inability to create quality scoring chances and the overall lack of get-up from Vegas was just atypical of what wee used to seeing from the best team in the NHL Paul Thompson Jersey.Vegas will be back in the T-Mobile Arena Wednesday night against the Calgary Flames. By then, Neal and Theodore may be ready to return to the lineup. Until then, let just erase this game from the memory bank.

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    By the time the end of February 2017 rolled around, the Colorado Avalanche were out of the playoff race and playing out the string of a terrible season.They were 17-42-3 after the 62nd game of the season and finished with 22 wins and 48 points, both lows for a full season in Denver.There is a different vibe in the locker room this season. The Avalanche enter game No. 63 just two points behind Calgary for the final playoff spot and have played one less game than the Flames. While it will take a great finish by Colorado to nab one of the top three spots in the Central Division Jonathan Bernier Jersey, the wild card is a real possibility.Article continues below ...The Avalanche players are treating Wednesday night game against Calgary with appropriate importance.It is a big game, center Nathan MacKinnon said after Monday 3-1 win over Vancouver.The Flames beat Colorado 5-1 in Calgary on Saturday. That loss was the end of a stretch of 13 of 16 road games for the Avalanche, and now theyre in the midst of playing seven of nine at home.Calgary lost, 2-1, in Dallas on Tuesday while Colorado rested, holding just an optional practice. The Flames are on the players minds, especially after getting routed in Calgary.We have a little payback, Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen said Monday night. They won last time they were here, too, so I think 0-2 against them this year. I think it time to get a win against those guys. I dont know if they played today or not but we are battling with them for a wild-card spot so it going to be a huge game for us.Neither team made big deals before Monday trade deadline. The Flames signed forward Chris Stewart a former Avalanche player off waivers from Minnesota and acquired center Nick Shore from Ottawa for a seventh-round pick.Stewart wasted no time in getting acclimated. He started on Calgary first line with center Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau against Dallas on Tuesday night.To get an opportunity to play with two of probably the best young hockey players in this league https://www.avalancheapparelshop.com/Semyon_Varlamov_Jersey-21, it going to be fun and I look forward to the challenge, Stewart told the Calgary Sun on Tuesday.Stewart had one shot on goal in 1253 of ice time against Dallas.Colorado swapped defensemen with New York, sending Chris Bigras to the Rangers for Ryan Graves. They also signed Mark Alt off waivers.Both moves bolster their banged-up blue line. Top defenseman Erik Johnson is expected to miss extended time with a shoulder injury but Anton Lindholm is close to returning. Lindholm suffered an elbow injury Feb. 18 against Edmonton, the same game when Johnson went down.Lindholm practiced Tuesday.According to me, Im ready right now, Lindholm told HockeyBuzz on Tuesday.Colorado recalled goaltender Spencer Martin from the AHL to serve as Semyon Varlamov backup for Wednesday https://www.avalancheapparelshop.com/Tyson_Barrie_Jersey-22. Jonathan Bernier has been in the concussion protocol for the past five games and was joined by Andrew Hammond. Hammond hasnt played so he most likely suffered his head injury in practice.

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