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Much like their inaugural campaign has gone Jimmy Garoppolo Jersey Limited , the Vegas Golden Knights are charmed. They can call up a player for his season debut, fly him halfway across North America and he performs like he’s been around all season.
The surging Golden Knights go for their fourth straight win Thursday night when they face league scoring leader Connor McDavid and the skidding Edmonton Oilers.
Vegas (51-22-7) recalled center Brandon Pirri from the AHL’s Chicago Wolves on Monday. After taking a commercial flight — and sitting in a middle seat — the center collected his first two-goal game since Oct. 26, 2016, and helped lift the Golden Knights to a 5-4 shootout victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.
“A little character-building,” Pirri said of his trek to the Pacific Northwest. “This is where I want to be, and I was happy to get the opportunity.”
The Golden Knights, who are headed to the postseason as Pacific Division champions, haven’t had many eyebrow-raising losses this season. One was an 8-2 setback to the Oilers on Nov. 14 at Rogers Place. Maxime Lagace stopped 22 of 29 shots before being replaced by Dylan Ferguson, who yielded one goal over the final nine-plus minutes.
Marc-Andre Fleury, who was given the night off Monday, is 8-0-1 with a 2.09 goals-against average and a shutout in his last nine games in Edmonton.
Coach Gerard Gallant has been behind benches long enough to know nights like the first visit to Edmonton will happen. Neither his confidence nor that in the team is shaken.
“There’s no team that we come in and say ‘uh oh, it’s going to be a tough night tonight,'” he told the team’s official website. “When we play our game at the top of our game Zack Martin Jersey Womens , when we’re playing well, there’s no team that we can’t beat. I think anyone in the NHL could say the same thing. We’re not intimidated by anybody.”
Vegas is 1-1-1 against the Oilers this season, and center William Karlsson has scored two of his 43 goals in the season series. Karlsson, who totaled 18 goals coming into this season, trails only Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets (44 goals) and Alex Ovechkin (46) for the Maurice Richard Trophy.
The Knights are expected to have center Erik Haula back in the lineup after sitting out against the Canucks, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Haula needs one goal to reach 30 and ranks fifth on the team with 55 points.
Heading into the season, Edmonton (34-40-6) was expected not just to contend for a division crown, but for the Stanley Cup. Instead, the Oilers are mired in an 0-4-1 skid after being blanked for the ninth time this season 3-0 to the playoff-bound Minnesota Wild on Monday.
After facing the Knights, Edmonton wraps up its season on Saturday night against the Canucks — and in the final NHL game for future Hall of Famers Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin.
“We want to win. Every team wants to finish off the season good,” Edmonton defenseman Adam Larsson said. “We should be really hungry coming into these two games, finish off strong, especially at home too.”
A strong finish should give McDavid his second straight Art Ross Trophy after putting up a 100-point campaign in 2016-17. The reigning NHL Player of the Month has 103 points — a five-point lead over Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning and six more than Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers. All three players have two games remaining.
McDavid Ty Montgomery Jersey Elite , who has failed to register a point in each of his last two games, has five points (two goals, three assists) in three games versus Vegas.
Cam Talbot has started all five games during Edmonton’s skid, but has been pulled early in two of them. He’s allowed eight goals while winning two of three from the Golden Knights. Al Montoya is 1-2-2 with a 3.50 GAA in his last seven games (five starts) with the Oilers.
“It’s important that we give each other everything we have and give the fans a deserving effort and deserving performance,” Oilers coach Todd McLellan said. “We’ll continue to push the team. We’ll prepare them the same way.”鈥?For most of his NFL career, Jamaal Charles hid the challenges of his childhood when he was badgered over his reading disability before finding a lifeline in the Special Olympics.“I feel like I was an outcast, I was left out because so many people made fun of me. But when they saw me play sports, there was just something about me where people came to me and just stopped talking about me and started being more of my friend,” Charles said in an interview with The Associated Press in which he opened up about the role Special Olympics played in his life.Once he gained confidence by competing in the Special Olympics, the teasing stopped. The tutoring began. And Charles set out to prove wrong the doubters who said he wasn’t smart enough to get into college and would never play professional football.“I had to fight all my life to prove to people that I can do those things,” said Charles, who will pay tribute to the Special Olympics this weekend as one of 1,000 players who will lace up customized cleats reflecting their charitable endeavors as part of the league’s “My Cause My Cleats” campaign.That’s double the amount of players who participated in the inaugural effort last year.Special Olympics “was the drive that sparked me Jarvis Landry Browns Jersey , that led me to do all those things, and look where I’m at now,” said Charles, who joined the Denver Broncos this season after nine years in Kansas City where he’s the Chiefs’ all-time leading rusher and boasts the highest career rushing average (5.5 yards) in NFL history.Charles’ reddish-orange cleats honor the Special Olympics that changed his life when he was 10 years old and won a gold medal in track and field. More importantly, he came away with a newfound confidence and, eventually, acceptance.“People that have a chance to compete in the Special Olympics, they build up confidence 鈥?confidence that we don’t have in the classroom, confidence we don’t have around ‘normal’ people,” Charles said. “You believe in yourself.”Charles began to share his story two years ago when he gave a speech at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics in Los Angeles in front of more than 60,000 people.“A lot of people where happy that I did it. They were surprised. They didn’t know my history or my story about the Special Olympics,” Charles said. “I competed in the Special Olympics when I was young in middle school and that’s when (I realized) that I can do something in life.”Other players supporting the Special Olympics with their calico cleats this weekend include Aaron Rodgers, Tyreek Hill Walter Payton Bears Jersey , Joe Flacco and Kareem Hunt.Many players worked with Nike, Under Armour and Adidas to design the cleats they’ll wear in games this weekend. Others used their own designers.Von Miller is wearing two different cleats: one has eyeballs and eye charts on it to promote his foundation “Von’s Vision,” which provides eyewear to underprivileged kids, and the other is a black and purple cleat with detachable butterfly wings on the back in honor of a childhood friend who was diagnosed with lupus.Domata Peko’s specialized shoes support the “Save the Children” organization and also features a Syrian flag.“The reason I put Syria on here is because my wife is from Syria and they are going through a really tough time right now,” Peko said. “Save the Children has been doing a good job with the refugees that are over there. I just wanted to show some love to the children.”Derek Carr is using his cleats to talk about his son, Dallas, who was born with an intestinal abnormality, and other players, including Malcom Jenkins and Mike Evans will use their cleats to showcase social justice issuesBroncos running backs coach Eric Studesville will wear specialized sneakers honoring the Donate Life kidney donation program in honor of his late mother who donated a kidney to a family friend several years before she died in a motorcycle accident.Players are increasingly wearing custom-designed cleats before games to make a statement, fashion or otherwise. The king of the customized shoes is Steelers receiver Antonio Brown. But players can only wear them during warm-ups because NFL rules prohibit players from wearing shoes during games that are not black or white with a team color.Week 13 is the only weekend that players don’t have to worry about the league’s fashion police flagging them for fines over their footwear.Afterward, the stylish shoes will be auctioned to raise money for the charities..
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