DALLAS - When Winnipegs Adam Lowry skated in on Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen in the second period, both players were thinking the
DALLAS - When Winnipegs Adam Lowry skated in on Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen in the second period, both players were thinking thein Enter the Beast
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DALLAS - When Winnipegs Adam Lowry skated in on Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen in the second period, both players were thinking the same thing: The Jets rookie was going to pass the puck. Troy Brouwer Jersey .Instead, he whiffed at it.I had my blade open, Lowry said. I was going to try and sauce it to (Mathieu) Perreault back door. But I figured to get the puck on net. Id be lying if I was saying I was trying to shoot five-hole.But thats what happened. The puck eluded defenceman Trevor Daleys block attempt, and went between Lehtonens legs to break a 2-2 tie and the Jets went on to beat the Stars 5-2 Tuesday night.I was cheating on thinking that he was going to pass, Lehtonen said.He had plenty of time to think after the goal at 7:22 of the second period as Dallas coach Lindy Ruff pulled Lehtonen from the game.Lowry came right back at 9:41 of the second to score again, putting a rebound past backup goalie Jussi Rynnas. The two goals doubled Lowrys season total to four.Ruff said, I was hoping Jussi could maybe spark us a little bit.Mathieu Perreault, Blake Wheeler and Michael Frolik also scored for Winnipeg, and Michael Hutchinson stopped 26 shots.Hutchinson improved to 6-1-2 this season, and 8-2-2 in 13 career NHL games.Wheeler and Frolik each had an assist as well, and Dustin Byfuglien assisted on the Jets two first-period goals.Tyler Seguin had his NHL-leading 22nd goal and Antoine Roussel also scored for Dallas.Froliks short-handed goal with 40 seconds remaining in the second period capped the scoring.Lehtonen stopped 14 of the 17 shots he faced, and Rynnas finished with 13 saves on 15 shots as the Stars dropped to 0-7-3 against Central Division opponents.All these games in our division, they will be important throughout the year, Jets coach Paul Maurice said. Theres a lot of points on the line and these are critical games.The Jets are 5-3-1 in division games.The teams exchanged power-play goals in the first period. Perreault scored at 5:23 after Dallas blocked a shot in front of the goal, and the Jets Bryan Little passed across to Perreault in the right faceoff circle with the right side of the net open.The Stars tied it at 9:09 as Seguin took a pass from Jason Spezza sent a shot into the net before Hutchinson could get over in time.Wheeler made it 2-1 with an even-strength goal as he fired a shot from the top of the right circle over Lehtonens right arm and inside the left post.Dallas tied it at 3:29 of the second. From a scramble in front, Roussel hit the puck as he was sprawled on the ice and it popped over other players into the net.NOTES: Lowry had his first multiple-point game. ... Jets LW Evander Kane sat out the first of a two-game suspension for checking-from-behind major and game-misconduct penalties against Anaheims Clayton Stoner. ... It was Winnipegs first of two games on the road, where the Jets are 9-4-3. The Jets play at Colorado Thursday. ... Colton Sceviour, in his first full NHL season, skated for the second straight game on Dallas top line with Seguin and Jamie Benn. ... RW Ales Hemsky was a healthy scratch for the second game in a row. ... The Stars heard boos from the home crowd as they left the ice for the second intermission down 5-2. Dallas had been 4-0-1 in the previous five home games.___(A previous version of this story incorrectly identified one of the teams in the extended headline. The winning team was the Jets, not the Flames.) Mark Giordano Flames Jersey . The kind he has every so often. The kind he has when Dwyane Wade sits. James scored 43 points -- 25 in a bewildering first-quarter shooting display -- and Chris Bosh added 21, leading the Miami Heat to a 100-96 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who played their first game without injured All-Star guard Kyrie Irving. Matt Stajan Jersey . Miikka Kiprusoff had just announced his retirement after a decade-long run in Calgary and it would be up to Berra and Ramo to fill the void. http://www.jerseyofficialhockeyflames.com/michael-ferland-hockey-jersey/ .Y. - The New York Rangers have reached a one-year contract extension with goalie Cam Talbot, keeping Henrik Lundqvists backup away from unrestricted free agency.When the word finally came out that Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was being posted, I was convinced he would sign with the Texas Rangers or New York Yankees, with the LA Dodgers and Boston Red Sox being outside possibilities. Now if I had to make a wager, Id say the Seattle Mariners or Arizona Diamondbacks. Over the weekend, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports suggested the Diamondbacks might be willing to trade their former closer J.J. Putz to the Yankees for Ichiro Suzuki. Why, I wondered, would the Dbacks want a 40-year-old future Hall of Famer in the twilight of a great career? Then it hit me! What better way to convince Tanaka to sign with them than to offer him the chance to play with the greatest Japanese player of all time. But if its not just the money, Seattle is probably an even better choice for Tanaka. The Mariners have already shown a willingness to spend by luring free agent Robinson Cano away from the bright lights of New York and they already employ one of Tanakas best friends in baseball. Hisashi Iwakuma has quietly emerged as a star in Seattle the last two seasons. I say quietly because hell always be pitching in the shadow of "King Felix" Hernandez. In two years, though, hes put together a 23-11 record with a 2.84 ERA and 286 strikeouts. He made the American League all-star team last season but couldnt pitch in the mid-summer classic since he had made a start for Seattle on the Sunday, just before the Tuesday night game. He also finished third in Cy Young voting in the American League behind the Tigers Max Scherzer and the Rangers Yu Darvish. Tanaka and Iwakuma were teammates with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan from 2007 through 2011 and are reportedly good friends. Though Iwakuma put together a 107-69 record with a 2.75 ERA in Japan, he went through his share of adversities. In 2006, pitching motion rules were put into effect that forced Iwakuma to alter his delivery. In past, Japanese hurlers had been allowed to momentarily stop in mid-delivery before throwing to the plate. This was designed to throw off a hitters timing but now would simply be ruled a balk. Iwakuma changed, but altering his delivery led to shoulder problems and then elbow surgery that would cost him the bulk of two seasons. Iwakuma bounced back, though, and won the ERA title in 2008 as well as the Eiji Sawamura Award; the Major League equivalent of the Cy Young. Jonas Hiller Flames Jersey. Even Iwakumas move to the Majors didnt go smoothly. Oakland won the bidding rights for him prior to the 2011 season. The sides couldnt come to terms on a contract, though, and Iwakuma wound up spending one more year in Japan before finally earning free agency at age 30 and signing with Seattle. Iwakuma will be 33 years old in April and would seem to be the perfect one to show Tanaka the ropes in the Majors. The only complication might be Iwakumas contract. He will be make $6.5 million with the Ms in 2014 and has a club option for $7 million in 2015. Tanaka could get close to twice that amount per season. That could be difficult for the Mariners to rationalize and explain to Iwakuma, whos already given them two very good seasons. Still, Ive got a feeling Seattle will find a way to get this done. The Tanaka negotiations must be completed by January 24 at 5:00 PM. Darvish took until the day before this deadline to sign with Texas. With spring training rapidly approaching, I can see this one getting done in the next week to ten days. Once Tanaka has a new home, it will only serve to intensify the bidding for free agents Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, Matt Garza and maybe even Bronson Arroyo. The Class of 2014 inductees for the Baseball Hall of Fame will be announced on Wednesday at 2:00 PM. Im sticking with the same three selections I talked about months ago; Braves pitching legends Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and White Sox two-time MVP, Frank Thomas. I counted at least 10 other worthy Hall of Famers on this ballot, but thanks to PEDs and the sheer back-log of quality candidates, Im convinced only the aforementioned three will get in. 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