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PITTSBURGH -- The Philadelphia Flyers appear to have recovered from a rough start to the season, while the intrastate rival Pittsburgh Penguins seem to be coming back to the rest of the pack after their strong start. China Jerseys Cheap . Brayden Schenn scored two goals and backup goalie Ray Emery stopped 30 shots to lead the Flyers in a 2-1 victory over the Penguins on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. "Obviously, were working on trying to put some wins together right now and playing pretty sound defensive hockey," Schenn said. "Were waiting for our opportunities to score and right now were scoring when theyre there, so we have to keep it going." Schenn, who had a goal and an assist during Philadelphias 5-0 win against Ottawa the previous night, opened the scoring late in the first period and got the tiebreaker late in the second. Emery got the start one night after Steve Mason shut out the Senators. "The last couple weeks, the boys score more goals," Emery said. "We had a great night in Ottawa, had a tough-back-to-back against one of our rivals and a really good team in Pittsburgh, so theyre all steps in the right direction." Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scored his ninth goal of the season, and first in eight games. Marc-Andre Fleury made 19 saves for Pittsburgh, which has lost three straight for the second time this season. "Its never easy losing," Crosby said. "When you get the chances you feel like you deserve better, but we still didnt get the result we wanted." Pittsburgh came into the game with four straight wins against its intrastate rival and victories in six of the last eight meetings. However, the Flyers, 9-2-1 at Consol Energy Center since the arena opened, led by a goal after two periods. Philadelphia then shut down the high-flying Penguins in the third as Pittsburgh generated few opportunities in the final 20 minutes, appeared sluggish during a power-play opportunity, and used its timeout to regroup early in the period. "I like the fact that we grinded the win out," Flyers head coach Craig Berube said. "We played the night before and did a lot of the little things right tonight." After a horrid 1-7 start which contributed to the firing of former coach Peter Laviolette, the Flyers have gone 6-3-1 in their last 10 games, earning points in five of their last six contests. Philadelphia scored first in all seven wins and lost in all seven games in which it has allowed the first goal. Philadelphia is currently on a three-game road swing, coming off a dominating 5-0 victory at Ottawa 24 hours earlier. The Flyers have scored 11 goals in three games after getting 22 in their first 15, the fewest for any team during that stretch since 1956. "I think as a team were gaining more confidence and really getting into it," Emery said. The Penguins, one point ahead of Washington for the top spot in the division, were off since a 2-1 loss Saturday at St. Louis and hadnt played at home in 11 days. Pittsburgh, despite a wealth of talent, has experienced trouble scoring recently, totalling just three goals in the three-game skid. The Penguins are 11-2 when they score three or more goals and 0-4 when they score fewer than three. "Were not doing enough around the net and in those areas to get the goals," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. "We had opportunities, but we were not able to get in their end and finish." Crosby has just three goals in 11 games, while Evgeni Malkin hasnt scored in his last 11 and Pascal Dupuis, a 20-goal scorer last season, has gone 12 games without a goal. "I think the chances are there, we just have to put them in," Dupuis said. "Its definitely not a fun time, but you just have to find ways to score." Chris Kunitz thought he staked the Penguins to a 1-0 lead 19 seconds into the game, but the goal was disallowed after it was determined there was a distinct kicking motion when the rebound from his initial backhand shot ricocheted off his shin guards. "I thought he kind of (kicked it), but he was stopping, so you never know," Emery said. "Its a good break." That break allowed the Flyers got the games first tally with 3:58 left in the first period, when Schenn, who has four goals in six games, took a left-corner feed from Wayne Simmonds and wristed a shot over Fleurys glove hand from the faceoff dot. The Penguins got it back on the power play midway through the second period, tying the game at 8:29 when Crosby one-touched Malkins centring pass from the right-wing boards over Emerys blocker. Philadelphia reclaimed the lead with a power-play goal of its own with 1:20 to go in the period. Jakub Voraceks initial shot from the point deflected off several players in front and bounced off the post. Schenn found the rebound in front of the net, and tapped his second of the game into a partially open net, giving the Flyers the lead for good. "Were winning right now and it was a good win," Berube said. "We didnt get off to a great start, but our goalie was really good and gave us a chance to win and get our feet under us." NOTES: Penguins D Paul Martin missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. Dustin Jeffrey and Jayson Megna were also out for the Penguins. ... D Hal Gill, D Andrej Meszaros, and LW Michael Raffl sat for Philadelphia. ... The two rivals do not play again until a home-and-home set March 15-16. Fake China Jerseys . As they are wont to do, the Spurs made things real easy. The Spurs signed Parker to a multi-year contract extension on Friday, ensuring that the six-time All-Star point guard will be in the fold whether Duncan and Ginobili are able to continue their careers or not. China Jerseys Wholesale . Bring on Freddy Garcia. The well-travelled 36-year-old right-hander earned his second NL victory since 2007, and his first since he joined the Atlanta Braves last month, pitching six innings to help beat Miami 6-1 Thursday. https://www.chinajerseyscheap.us/ . Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter also scored for the Americans, who avoided a repeat of Finlands upset at the Four Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y., in November. Finnish goalie Noora Raty made 58 saves in that one, but the three-time Olympian could stop just 40 of 43 U.The Premier League is finally ready to explode. Any large corporation will talk to you about the value of momentum and it has been lost on the league so far. Now is the time of the year when the worlds most popular league finds its feet. Every season, there is always something missing from the opening three weeks of a new campaign. The freshly cut grass, the new kits and players certainly bring optimism and excitement, but throughout it, we have to deal with the constant rumours and reports of player transfers. Not one of the 20 managers will come out and say, at the start of the season, that this is the team with which they are going into battle. Fans are drawn to newspapers and gossip columns to find any possible link about a player and their club. Sky Sports dedicates hours upon hours of monotonous coverage in England, where some poor reporter has been sent to the parking lot outside the ground and has to deal with many foul-mouthed fans in the background while reporting live that someone definitely, maybe, will be arriving soon. On September 1, that nonsense ended. Squads were set and, until January, we now all know what teams have. Then the teams didnt play for almost two weeks as the first international window of the season took place. Manchester Uniteds new signing Angel Di Maria, who starred for Argentina in a meaningless a€?rematcha€? of the World Cup final against Germany, called the timing of the break kind of stupid. He was being kind of kind. Alas, four weeks after the 2014/15 Premier League season got under way officially, this Saturday sees the real season start for good and the league explodes out of the blocks with a clash between Arsenal and Manchester City (TSN2, TSN3 and TSN4 at 7:30am et/4:30am pt). Big spenders City were quiet in the remaining weeks of the window, partly because UEFAs Financial Fair Play mandates dictated it - You may or may not have noticed City nonchalantly announced their Champions League squad of only 21 players recently as part of their punishment. Arsenal, meanwhile, needed the last few hours of the window when their main striker, Olivier Giroud, ended August with foot surgery keeping him out until January. Arsene Wenger went shopping for a present on Christmas Eve and finally found the gift that the clubs fan base has been asking for all along - another striker. No pressure, Danny. Their decision to sign Manchester Uniteds Danny Welbeck was an interesting one. In a transfer window where Luis Suarez, Diego Costa, Mario Balotelli, Radamel Falcao and Mario Mandzukic were all available and ultimately transferred, Wengers decision to buy a Man Utd substitute should have raised more eyebrows than it did. Instead, with Welbeck scoring two goals for England against Switzerland in Euro 2016 qualifying, much of the debate was around the player himself and not necessarily about Arsenals ambitions. With nothing else to sink their teeth into, the media went to town on it. It was almost as if it had been planned. Forced to fill pages upon pages of content when little action on the field was taking place, the recent international window was just as frustrating for newspaper editors. It tells you something about a player when the same newspaper gets two of its major columnists take opposite sides of Welbecks potential. The truth is, no one quite knows what Welbeck will become. Even those who believe he should not have been sold used his move to concentrate on a bigger issue of Manchester Uniteds decision to sell an English player to a rival and a change in their own transfer policies. Gary Neville, and his former teammate and assistant coach Mike Phelan, publicly questioned the sale for United and they werent the only ones who concerned themselves about United losing their identity as a club who famously produced players to become difference makers at the top level. The truth is, United have regularly produced good players who havent beeen good enough for them when they have reached their peak and were then sold on to have decent careers elsewhere. China Jerseys Stitched. Some, like John OShea and Wes Brown for example, are still playing in the Premier League. With those cases in mind, many believe United were right to sell Welbeck, a fringe starter at best at Old Trafford, who will just be another player who graduated Uniteds system and will go on to be a good player, but not a great one, that United now demands. The difference here, though, is Welbeck didnt go to a Sunderland or, as in the case of Tom Cleverley, Aston Villa. Welbeck went to Arsenal, an enormous club that should expect to contend for championships. While there was plenty of noise about Uniteds decision to sell him, few said he was too good for United to let him go. However, what does that say about Arsenal? Their commitment to young British talent is admirable, but the development of Aaron Ramsey came at a crucial time for Arsene Wenger, who has been accused of not being the best coach to nurture and improve young players. Even those who think he can develop these players should be wondering just how many of these kind of players should be starting for Arsenal? The Gunners already have Calum Chambers, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere, all promising young English players who have shown great promise, but who are also inconsistent and do not regularly show repeatedly high standards that Premier League contenders require. The same can be said about Welbeck, up to now. According to Opta, Welbeck converts 25 per cent of his scoring chances in the Premier League, the same as Daniel Sturridge and the case of the Liverpool striker has been referred to often recently by people who believe Welbeck will thrive now he has more chances to play. Any striker should dream about playing with magicians like Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil and it is clear that Welbeck will be given all the things he needs to succeed as the main frontman for Wenger, up until, at least, Giroud returns. He has good movement, is intelligent, works hard and links up well with others - all characteristics that Wenger admires, but the biggest question mark is over his finishing ability. It is another question mark to add to Arsenal, a team, in recent years, that has only flirted with the notion of being title contenders and have only come close to winning it once in the last ten seasons. Wenger was quick to respond to critics last season following the 1-1 home draw to Manchester City, claiming, a€?We are not as bad as people think or say we are.a€? The Frenchman might take people to task about their opinions, but he cannot argue against the fact that last season they played ten games against Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Everton and Manchester United and won just once. Until they can win a monumental match against a better team than them, then they are what many people think they are. Last season they played three super powers in the Premier League, all in early 12:45pm local kick-offs, and were destroyed 6-3 at Manchester City, 5-1 at Liverpool and 6-0 at Chelsea. This time, the early kick-off comes with the comforts of home where Wenger will not be able to say his team didnt have focus, the right mentality, concentration or belief like he repeatedly suggested in the three heavy defeats last season. City, losers of their previous match against Stoke, present a massive challenge for the Gunners and one that Wenger realistically knows his team cannot match over a 38 match season. That doesnt mean they cannot match and beat them over 90 minutes. Right now, though, Arsenal have a lot of good qualities, but rarely put it all together because they have the same reoccurring issues. Much like their newest signing. Together, for the first time, they will get the hardest examinations of all against the champions of England on Saturday. ' ' '

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