left corner over J-F Berube’s left shoulder.

left corner over J-F Berube’s left shoulder.

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It’s a game that might have been circled by many far in advance because of one particular matchup — Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury against his former club and his former teammate Youth Darnell Nurse Jersey , Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray.Now, neither is expected to start Thursday when the teams play at PPG Paints Arena.Fleury, the one-time Pittsburgh franchise goalie who made an emotional return in February in a 5-4 Penguins win after the Golden Knights plucked him in the 2017 expansion draft, instead started Wednesday at Washington.Article continues below ...In a rematch of the Stanley Cup final in June, the Golden Knights (1-3) lost to the Capitals 5-2.“I don’t think it was our best game, and I think there are a lot of things that we can tighten up, and awareness is something we can do a much better job (of),” Vegas’ Reilly Smith said.Fleury, who made 24 saves, is not expected to make back-to-back starts.Murray Womens Kris Russell Jersey , meanwhile, sustained a concussion in practice Monday, his second concussion this calendar year and third of his NHL career. Because of the unpredictable nature of concussions, it is unknown how long he will be out. He has not practiced since getting hurt.So what was the big matchup instead will be Pittsburgh backup Casey DeSmith against Golden Knights backup Malcom Subban.Fleury’s return this time is a bit muted by his expected spot on the bench.“I think that probably plays into it, and the fact that he’s played here once already,” Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby, a longtime close friend of Fleury’s, said, adding that Vegas is still a challenging opponent.“They’re a team that had a great year last year, have a lot of confidence built because of that. For us Leon Draisaitl Jersey , not having played a lot of games so far this year, we’re just trying to find our game a bit and get some momentum.”The Penguins (1-1) have no trouble turning their attention instead to their performance. They have given up 11 goals in two games and were particularly dismayed with their performance in a 5-1 loss Saturday against Montreal.Since that loss, the team has had three practices to work on things, including one that lasted an hour that winger Jake Guentzel called “high intensity” with most players remaining on the ice at least another 30 minutes, and another not originally scheduled.“I hope we respond the right way,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. “My commitment to them is to be straightforward to them.“We certainly weren’t pleased with the effort that we had in the last game. We’re trying to identify areas where we need to improve, and we spent three days working on those areas.”Concentrating on one’s own team is fine with Vegas, a marked opponent this season as the defending Western Conference champion.“One thing that we have to (do is) stop talking about last year,” the Golden Knights’ Jonathan Marchessault told The Athletic. “It’s a new year now. Last year is over. It’s a new team.” BOSTON (AP) The Boston Bruins found different ways to win during their perfect homestand.Brian Gionta and Rick Nash scored power-play goals just over a minute apart, and the Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-4 on Saturday to finish their homestand at 6-0. The goals came during a double-minor penalty on Chicago’s Patrick Kane.Coming off a 3-2 victory against Philadelphia Nick Foligno Jersey , the Bruins scored four power-play goals and one shorthanded. They also won games by scores of 2-1, 8-4 and 6-5 during the streak.”I just think this time of the year you’re playing teams in different circumstances – teams will get loose and some are tight,” Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said. ”Teams that are loose, our guys feel they can win those games.”Jake DeBrusk set up two power-play goals by David Krejci. David Pastrnak scored, Noel Acciari had a shorthanded tally and Sean Kuraly added an empty-netter for Boston.”We’re comfortable in all sorts of games and obviously when things need to be tightened up, we do that as well,” said Gionta, who played just his fifth game since signing with the Bruins. ”It shows our adaptability.”Tuukka Rask made 23 saves on his 31st birthday.Erik Gustafsson had a goal and two assists, and Jonathan Toews, John Hayden and Matthew Highmore scored for Chicago Authentic Oliver Bjorkstrand Jersey , which lost for the fifth time in seven games.”For 40 minutes we were decent. Their power play was excellent in the third,” Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said.Highmore’s goal was his first in the NHL. It was a bright spot for a team well outside the playoff picture.”It was good to see Highmore get his first goal,” Gustafsson said.Gionta, the captain of the U.S. team at the Pyeongchang Olympics, scored the go-ahead goal 8:02 into the third by tapping in a rebound at the edge of the crease. Nash redirected a shot from the top of the crease 1:16 later.Boston had tied it at 4 when Pastrnak charged to the net to knock in Brad Marchand’s rebound with 13:37 left in the third period.Highmore broke a 3-3 tie by sending a wrist shot from the right circle that beat Rask inside the far post with 4:14 left in the second period.Chicago had taken a 3-2 edge on Hayden’s goal 6:37 into the second, but Boston tied it 10 seconds into a power play.DeBrusk stick-handled around a pair of Blackhawks players before sending a pass over to Krejci, who one-timed a shot into the net.The teams were tied at 2 after a first period that featured plenty of good scoring chances and a shot off a post by each club.Boston went ahead 2-0 with two special-teams goals. Acciari fired the rebound of Kuraly’s breakaway shot into the net 11:27 into the game. Krejci, positioned in the slot, one-timed DeBrusk’s pass from the left corner over J-F Berube’s left shoulder.The Blackhawks scored twice in 29 seconds to tie it.On the first, Gustafsson fired a slap shot from the left point that Toews tipped inside the right post. Gustafsson fired a shot from nearly the identical spot that beat Rask to the same side Ryan Murray Jersey , tying it at 14:56.NOTES: Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair had to be helped off the ice, favoring his right leg, after a center-ice collision with Marchand in the opening period. He was helped down the runway to the locker room and didn’t return. The Bruins’ winger was called for interference on the play. ”I think it was a dirty play,” Gustafsson said. Cassidy said: ”I just saw two guys turning that didn’t want to bang into each other. It just looked like incidental contact.” … Quenneville coached his 1,608th game, moving him past Al Arbour for second most on the NHL’s all-time list. … Boston backup goalie Anton Khudobin is expected to start Sunday.UP NEXTThe teams meet again in Chicago on Sunday.—
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