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aking the most of his opportunity to play a lot for the injury-depleted Detroit Red W
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DETROIT -- Gustav Nyquist is making the most of his opportunity to play a lot for the injury-depleted Detroit Red Wings. Nyquist had two goals and Jimmy Howard made 31 saves to help the Red Wings hold on to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Tuesday night. The 24-year-old Nyquist has 19 goals in 43 games after he had a total of four goals in 40 games spread out over the previous two seasons in the league. Entering the game against Toronto, he was tied with Bostons Jarome Iginla with an NHL-high 12 goals since Jan. 20. "I didnt know that," Nyquist said. "Im just playing with some good players and Im getting some good bounces." While Nyquist is being humble about his goal-scoring stretch, teammate Daniel Alfredsson raved about the fellow Swede. "Hes really pesky on the forecheck and hes making a lot of plays," Alfredsson said. "His speed gives him chances that other players dont get. The second goal was a perfect example." Early in the third period, Nyquist poked the puck off the boards to himself and charged up the ice early to flick a wrist shot from the right circle that beat James Reimers blocker. That goal seemed to set the Red Wings up for the victory, but they still had work to do. Jake Gardiner scored on a power play midway through the third to pull Toronto within a goal. The Maple Leafs appeared to tie the game less than two minutes later, but Nazem Kardris goal was waved off because he made a kicking motion to knock the puck in with the inside of his right skate. The Red Wings went ahead by two goals again with 2:33 left when Alfredssons wrist shot from the slot hit the back of the net on an odd-man rush that Gardiner lamented. "I thought we were going to come back at the end, but we made a mistake," Gardiner said. The Maple Leafs pulled Reimer to add an extra skater seconds later and James van Riemsdyk scored with 1:13 left, but couldnt get the puck past Howard again to extend the game past regulation. "Not a lot of space out on the ice," Toronto coach Randy Carlyle said. Reimer stopped 28 shots for the Maple Leafs. Detroit is desperately trying to move up in the Eastern Conference standings to extend its post-season streak to 23 with a fraction of the team it expected to have this season. Toronto is the first of two wild-card teams in the East, and the Red Wings wouldnt make the playoffs is they started Wednesday. "A huge win for us," Nyquist said. "Also very important they didnt get a point too and we got two." The Red Wings lost forward Justin Abdelkader to a leg laceration in Sundays loss at Chicago, leading to the team calling up 22-year-old Landon Ferraro, son of former NHL player Ray Ferraro. "I was a little nervous at the beginning," Landon Ferraro acknowledged. Ferraro said it was "awesome" to have both his parents watch him play his first game for the Red Wings. "It was real nice for both of them to be able to get in and be here for this," he said before chatting with his father in the dressing room after the game. Abdelkaders injury also put 25-year-old defenceman Brendan Smith at forward for the first time since he was a teenager against Toronto. The banged-up team, which had won just two of their previous seven games, took another hit against the Maple Leafs. The Red Wings started the game with numerous forwards, including Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, due to injuries and lost defenceman Jonathan Ericsson because of a broken finger. "We get somebody hurt every day and they never come back," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "I guess hes out for a bit. I dont really know. A hand specialist is looking at him." NOTES: The Maple Leafs beat the Red Wings in their previous meeting, a 3-2 shootout on New Years Day in the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium, after losing the first matchup this season 5-4 in a shootout at home. ... Abdelkader is expected to be out for two weeks. ... Toronto, which closed its road trip 2-3, hosts Tampa Bay on Wednesday. ... Detroits next game is Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Cheap Jerseys From China . They were right in that they responded to coach Randy Carlyles goaltending switch to erase a two-goal deficit. China Jerseys .com) - The Kansas City Chiefs activated linebacker Joe Mays from short-term injured reserve on Saturday. https://www.wholesalejerseys2020.com/ . Erik Cole scored on a breakaway with 4:49 to play, and the Stars rallied to defeat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Saturday night. Cheap Jerseys 2020 . Los Angeles announced its new deal for Kupchak late in the fourth quarter of a 145-130 loss to the Houston Rockets. Kupchak had one year left on his current contract. Wholesale Jerseys Online . The Redblacks are taking on the Edmonton Eskimos in their second regular season game Friday night. Catch the game live on TSN as the back end of a doubleheader starting at 10pm et/7pm pt.PHILADELPHIA -- Teddy Bridgewater threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns to keep No. 7 Louisville undefeated with a 30-7 win over winless Temple on Saturday. Bridgewater made it look easy against the overwhelmed Owls (0-5, 0-2 American Athletic Conference). He threw for 228 yards in the first half to help the Cardinals roll to a 24-0 lead. The Cardinals (5-0, 1-0) lost a bid for their second straight shutout when Temple scored with 38 seconds left. Louisville receiver DeVante Parker, who has six touchdown catches this season, left in the first half with an injured right shoulder. Without one of his favourite targets, Bridgewater was still impressive, completing 25 of 35 passes. He threw a TD pass for the 17th straight game. Under first-year coach Matt Rhule, the Owls remained winless in program history against top-10 teams. Bridgewater looked at ease playing at the home of the NFLs Philadelphia Eagles, one of the many teams on hand scouting the junior who could be the top pick in next years draft. Yes, its been easy for most quarterbacks to pick apart the Owls, but Bridgewater was particularly on point. He found the open receivers, hit them in double coverage, and scrambled when he needed to make throws on the run. He completed 15 of his first 17 attempts, and the Owls had no way to stop him. Temple has never defeated a Top 10 team and has only two wins against 87 ranked opponents in program history. Bridgewater wasted no time giving the Owls a taste of the 60 minutes of trouble ahead. On the opening drive, he hit Ryan Hubbell for a 36-yardd reception that put the Cardinals on the 5.dddddddddddd He made the Owls bite on a fake rush, then rolled to his right and hit an open Gerald Christian for the 1-yard touchdown. Bridgewater was 7 of 9 for 133 yards and a TD in the quarter, and John Wallace added a 22-yard field goal for a 10-0 lead. Parker, who had two catches for 44 yards, left in the quarter holding his shoulder. It was more of the same in the second quarter. Dominique Brown had a 2-yard TD run and Bridgewater found Eli Wallace for a 15-yard score to send the Cardinals into halftime with 325 yards of total offence and a 24-0 lead. The only surprise may have been that the final score wasnt worse. After all, the last time Louisville played Temple (2006) at Lincoln Financial Field, the Cardinals won 62-0. Bridgewater tied a career high with five touchdown passes last season in a 45-17 win over the Owls. The Owls had already lost this season to Fordham and Idaho, so there was little reason for optimism theyd pull off the shocker of the season. Rhule benched junior QB Connor Reilly in the second quarter after he started 3 of 7 for 25 yards. Freshman P.J. Walker gave the offence an instant jolt with a 58-yard pass to Robby Anderson that put the Owls on the 12. The Owls had a 23-yard field goal attempt blocked. Walker forced a throw into double coverage in the third quarter and had his pass intercepted in the end zone. He threw a 9-yard TD pass to Jalen Fitzpatrick with 38 seconds left in the game. Wallace added field goals of 20 and 25 yards in the second half. ' ' '
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