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DENVER -- Tim Thomas made himself right at home in his adoptive state. Shawon Dunston Cubs Jersey . Thomas had 32 saves for his 200th NHL victory and Brian Campbell had a goal and an assist in the Florida Panthers 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. Brad Boyes, Tomas Kopecky and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored, and Tom Gilbert had three assists for the Panthers. Ryan OReilly scored for Colorado, which has lost three straight. The bad news kept coming for the Avalanche when coach Patrick Roy said star centre Matt Duchene injured an oblique during the third period. He played only three shifts after the second intermission. "Hopefully its not too serious," Roy said. The Avalanche have cooled off after setting a franchise record for the hottest start through 16 games. They dropped road games in Carolina and St. Louis and came home looking to turn things around against lowly Florida. Thomas had a lot to do with Saturdays loss. The 39-year-old goalie moved to the Colorado Springs area in 2012, where the elevation is more than 2,000 feet higher than Denver. "I dont know if its the mountain air," he said after looking sharp on consecutive nights. "Obviously, I lived out here in Colorado the last year, but I felt real good and I was seeing the puck real well." The Panthers, who lost in Minnesota on Friday, looked like the fresher team throughout. They outshot Colorado 14-10 in the first period and had more scoring opportunities. They cashed in when Scottie Upshall found Boyes alone in front of the net, and he beat Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov with a wrister to make it 1-0 with 7:20 left in the first period. Varlamov finished with 29 saves. "We set the pace pretty good," Gilbert said. "Weve had slow starts and we just got pucks deep and played a great game down low." Colorado stayed on its heels in part because of four penalties -- one a double-minor for high sticking by Nate Guenin. The Panthers capitalized on that early in the second when Campbells slap shot from the top of the circle beat Varlamov to make it 2-0 1:15 into the frame. It was the first two-goal lead of the season for the Panthers. "Its nice playing with a lead, its a good feeling and thats what you want all the time," Campbell said. The Avalanche cut the deficit in half when OReillys shot went off Gilberts leg and past Thomas early in the second, but Kopecky restored the two-goal lead when he scored 2 seconds after Colorado killed off its fifth penalty in the first 33 minutes of the game. "We got some energy back after the goal and gave up a goal," Roy said. "We were battling and played them more even in the third." Colorado amped up the pressure in the third, but couldnt get one past Thomas, who made 15 saves in the period. Huberdeau sealed it with his fifth goal at 12:16 of the third. "We havent had the lead very often, but when we have had it weve played pretty well," Thomas said. "We play very composed with the lead and thats a good sign. Its been our goal at times this year. The last thing we need is to have problems in that area." NOTES: Upshall had two assists. ... Avalanche D Matt Hunwick was in the lineup for the first time since being recalled from Lake Erie of the AHL on Nov. 4. ... Colorado was the second stop of the Panthers five-game, eight-day Western Conference road swing. ... Avalanche LW Cody McLeods wife Jessica gave birth to a baby girl early Saturday morning. ... Floridas five wins have come against teams with winning records. It was the Panthers first win in Denver since Jan. 2, 2003. Billy Williams Jersey . The Irish golfer, whose father Patrick died from cancer, says he underwent surgery for sun spots. The 42-year-old Harrington told Irish radio station Today FM: "Ive had a number of skin cancers removed off my face. Kosuke Fukudome Jersey . The former Edmonton Oilers defenceman was with the St. Louis Blues in training camp on a professional tryout. Whitney, 30, had four goals and 13 points in 34 games with the Oilers last season. https://www.cheapcubs.com/800t-manny-trillo-jersey-cubs.html . The team announced the moves before Sundays game against Houston. Shaw was 1-4 with a 4.26 ERA in 43 games for the Diamondbacks. Bergesen was claimed off waivers from Baltimore on Friday.Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - The Edmonton Oilers fired head coach Dallas Eakins on Monday. Eakins was in just his second season with the perennially rebuilding Oilers, who reside in the Western Conference basement with a 7-19-5 record. They are tied with the Carolina Hurricanes for the fewest points in the league at 19. General manager Craig MacTavish will take over the coaching duties on an interim basis before transitioning the team over to Todd Nelson, who joins the staff as an assistant coach. MacTavish, who coached the Oilers for eight seasons from 2000-09, will hand the reins to Nelson once he is comfortable. Nelson was in his fifth season coaching the Oilers American Hockey League affiiliate in Oklahoma City. Sammy Sosa Cubs Jersey. The Barons made four playoff appearances under Nelson, including two trips to the conference finals. Eakins dismissal comes as the Oilers are in a free fall, having lost 15 of their last 16 games (1-11-4). I had no good reason to do this other than performance, MacTavish said. Edmonton went 29-44-9 last season under Eakins, who landed his first NHL head coaching job on the strength of a four-year stint directing the Toronto Marlies, the top minor league affiliate of the Maple Leafs. Eakins was the Oilers fourth head coach since MacTavishs run. Edmonton hasnt reached the playoffs since losing to the Hurricanes in the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals. ' ' '

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