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. The United States-born Fiva, who was eliminated in the first round at the Sochi Olympics, won the final ahead of Tomas Kraus of the Czech Republic, Didrik Bastian Juell of Norway and Christopher Del Bosco of Montreal. Duncan, from London, Ont., won the small final and is clinging to a tight lead in the standings as he aims to become the first Canadian to win a mens skicross Crystal Globe. He has 361 points, nine more than Austrias Andreas Matt with three races to go. "Its been a see-saw battle all year. Im happy to have the red bib back," Duncan said of the bib given to the World Cup leader. "Everything is so tight and there are 300 points up for grabs still." Duncan finished 26th at the Sochi Games last month. "It would be incredible to take home an overall title. It would make it a lot easier to forget the Olympics," he joked. "Im happy with fifth but I felt I was capable of a bit more today." Calgarys Brady Leman was right behind Duncan in sixth and Louis-Pierre Helie of Berthierville, Que., was 11th. Mathieu Leduc of Comox, B.C., was 18th and Tristan Tafel of Canmore, Alta., was 24th. Gjefsen edged Swiss racer Fanny Smith, the 2013 world champion, with Ophelie David of France third and Anna Holmlund of Sweden fourth. Thompson, the reigning Olympic champion from Whistler, B.C., won the small final. She has a 75-point lead on Smith in the standings. "Now that the Olympics are over Im focusing on being consistent and hopefully I can end the season strong and get the (overall)," said Thompson, who went 1-2 in the Olympic final with her teammate Kelsey Serwa, who has taken the rest of the season off. "Winning the Crystal Globe would be a great topper to the season and a reward for my consistency and all the work I put in during the off-season." Danielle Sundquist of Calgary was 13th. Brooks Orpik Capitals Jersey
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. His big 2-minute outburst in the fourth quarter Tuesday night is all that really mattered for the Dallas Mavericks.MONTREAL - Dustin Tokarski will start in place of the injured Carey Price as the Montreal Canadiens face the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final tonight. Head coach Michel Therrien announced earlier in the day that Price will miss the remainder of series with an injury suffered in the opening game. Listen to the action live on TSN Radio 690 and TSN.ca/Montreal at 8pm et/5pm pt. Also, TSN.ca will provide live streaming of the post-game news conferences. Alex Galchenyuk will make his first appearance of the playoffs and will draw into the lineup in place of Michael Bournival. Galchenyuk has been out since April 10 with a lower-body injury. Daniel Carcillo will play for the Rangers in place of Derick Brassard. Brassard was hurt Saturday in the first period after taking a hard hit from Montreal defenseman Mike Weaver. Brassard only played two shifts for 35 seconds of ice time before leaving the game for good. Fourth-line center Dominic Moore was pressed into an increased role following the injury. The Canadiens hope to regroup after a humiliating defeat in the opener of the Eastern Conference final. The Rangers, who were down 3-1 to Pittsburgh in the conference semifinals before rallying for the series win, posted their fourth straight victory Saturday with a 7-2 trouncing of the Habs. This is the 15th all-time playoff series between these Original Six foes, but Saturdays rout marked New Yorks largest margin of victory against Montreal in a postseason game. The seven goals also set a playoff record for the Rangers against the Habs, who had allowed six goals to New York twice before in the playoffs (Game 4, 1972 quarterfinals; Game 4, 1974 quarterfinals). With the lopsided road victory, New York also became the first team to score at least seven goals in Game 1 of a conference final since Chicago posted an 8-2 win over Edmonton in the 1992 Campbell Conference series. Ryan McDonagh led New Yorks scoring blitz with a goal and three assists, with Mats Zuccarello tallying once and adding two helpers to help make Henrik Lundqvists first win in Montreal since 2009 a rather effortless one. Even the previously slumping Rick Nash got into the act for the Rangers, potting his first goal of these playoffs while also contributing an assist. Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan and Martin St. Louis finished with a goal and an assist as well. Lundqvist, 0-3-1 with a 4.63 goals against average in his last four starts at Bell Centre, needed to make just 20 saves to end his recent struggles at the venue. Brooks Laich Jersey
. "I havent won too many games in this building, so its good to get a great start," said Lundqvist afterward. "They have a lot of speed, but our defenders blocked key shots. We played a smart game." Carey Prices afternoon wasnt as effective, as Montreals standout goaltender was pulled after two periods after saving only 16-of-20 attempts. The Rangers then scored three times on eight chances against backup Peter Budaj in the third. Lars Eller had a goal and an assist in the loss, the Canadiens most lopsided one since an 8-2 setback to Carolina in Game 6 of the 2002 East semifinals. Rene Bourque also scored for a Montreal squad that will attempt to bounce back Monday before the series shifts to New York for Games 3 and 4. Game 3 is scheduled for Thursday at Madison Square Garden. "Well put that game behind us now and move forward, but thats a good lesson," Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien remarked. "We werent ready for this game," said a frustrated Therrien. "There were offensive errors and some defensive errors as well. "We were not sharp. We werent ready mentally or physically to compete in this game, and thats the result that you saw." The Rangers improved to 8-2-0 in these playoffs when scoring first, while Montreal is 1-4-0 when allowing the initial goal. In other news for New York, the entire Rangers team spent Sundays off day attending the funeral of St. Louis mother, France, who died of a heart attack on May 8. "It was good for us to be there for him, so today was a lot less about hockey and a lot more about being there for (Marty) and his family," said Rangers defenseman Marc Staal. This best-of-seven series is the first postseason encounter between these Original Six rivals since the opening round of the 1996 playoffs when New York won in six games. The clubs have played 14 playoff series and each club has won seven times, although Montreal earned the biggest victory when it beat the Rangers in the 1979 Cup Finals. Both teams are attempting to get back to the Cup Final for the first time since the 1990s. Montreal was the last team based in Canada to win it all in 1993, but has yet to return to the Cup Final, and the Rangers are aiming to get back to the final stage for the first time since winning their last championship in 1994. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys
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