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(SportsNetwork. Wholesale Soccer Jerseys .com) - The Carolina Hurricanes hope to remain perfect at home in January on Friday night as they welcome the Vancouver Canucks to PNC Arena. The Hurricanes have opened the new calendar year with a 4-1-1 mark, winning four times at home around a pair of setbacks on the road. They were last in action on Tuesday, when they recorded a 3-2 shootout win over the Colorado Avalanche despite blowing an early lead. Carolina got a first-period tally from Jordan Staal, his first of the season, and Patrick Dwyer lit the lamp in the second frame, but the Avalanche responded with a pair of third-period goals. Anton Khudobin, who made 28 saves through overtime, was able to stop both Colorado shooters he faced in the tiebreaker, while Victor Rask and Elias Lindholm both scored for the home team. I was happy with the start. It would have been nice to get a few more (goals) in the first, but that wasnt the case, said Carolina coach Bill Peters, whose club had 20 shots in the opening period. Carolinas current surge has come with Staal back in the lineup. He appeared in his seventh game of the season on Tuesday after missing the start of the campaign with a broken leg suffered in the preseason. The Hurricanes could also have forward Andrej Nestrasil in the lineup tonight after recalling him on Wednesday from a conditioning stint in the American Hockey League. He appeared in three games with the Charlotte Checkers and has not played in the NHL since Dec. 8 due to an upper-body injury. The Canucks, meanwhile, aim for a second straight win as they snapped a three- game slide with last nights 4-0 victory over the hosting Philadelphia Flyers. Vancouver had scored only two goals over its skid, but matched that total in the first period alone on Thursday. Nick Bonino, Henrik Sedin, Radim Vrbata and Jannik Hansen lit the lamp for the Canucks, who were playing the second contest of a five-game road trip. Ryan Miller, who did not play in the previous two games due to the flu, made 30 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and 33rd of his career. Felt pretty good. Been able to get some sleep so my energy came back. Just trying to keep everything pretty simple, said Miller. When the puck came loose I was able to get a rebound from the shots. We competed really well on the penalty kill as well. Vancouver could get a boost at the blue line if defenseman Dan Hamhuis can return tonight from a groin injury that has held him out of action since Nov. 20. The Canucks got a pair of goals from Brad Richardson and 29 saves from Miller in a 4-1 home win over the Hurricanes on Oct. 28. It was their third straight win in this series and 10th in the last 13 meetings. Cam Ward took the loss for Carolina, charged with three goals on 24 shots. The Canucks had lost three in a row in Carolina prior to a victory there on Dec. 1, 2013. Soccer Jerseys . Canada wasnt in the game from the outset. Head coach Dan Church left Calgary in the morning without addressing the players. He told The Canadian Press he felt the organization lacked confidence in his ability to defend the Olympic gold medal in February. Soccer Jerseys For Sale .A. Happ. The Toronto Blue Jays will be looking to improve the starting rotation ahead of next season and pitchers like Happ have a chance to show they belong as the disastrous 2013 campaign draws to a close. https://www.cheapsoccerjerseysjustwholesale.com/ . According to MMAFighting.com, MacDonald needs an x-ray on his right ankle and doctors clearance to fight or he will be subject to a mandatory medical suspension that will end on August 22, 2014.Like many at Toronto FC, Justin Morrow is looking forward not backwards. While the view in TFCs rear mirror is littered with losses, Morrow sees a positive new beginning ahead of him in a Toronto shirt after four seasons in San Jose. Morrow started 33 games in 2012 for the Earthquakes, a number that dropped to 21 last season as the acquisition of English veteran Jordan Stewart cut into his playing time. "A lot of things happened last year, on a team level, on a personal level," Morrow said in an interview. "But what happened last year is in the past. Im ready to get into Toronto and make an impact. Im really excited about the (Toronto) move. What happened last year, Im really not looking back at it. Ill learn from it but Im moving forward." Asked if he got a fair shake last year, Morrow politely shut that topic of conversation down. The Earthquakes fired manager Frank Yallop in June after the Earthquakes stumbled to a 3-6-6 start. Fellow Canadian Mark Watson was promoted from assistant coach to take over. Stewart signed in July when the Quakes defence had allowed 32 goals in 20 games. Toronto acquired Morrow from San Jose in mid-December for allocation money, with manager Ryan Nelsen delighted to get the 26-year-old Cleveland native. The signings of England striker Jermain Defoe, U.S. international midfielder Michael Bradley, and Braziilian forward Gilberto may have garnered most of the recent headlines but Nelsen says the additions of Morrow, Canadian veteran Dwayne De Rosario and Brazilian Jackson are key to the Toronto reboot. Asked about Morrow, Nelsen launched into a shopping list of positives. "U.S. international, MLS all-star, a really good (salary) number, a great guy," he said. "His athleticism. I really like athletic fullbacks. He can play a number of positions as well, he caan play centre back, he can play left midfield. Soccer Jerseys 2020. Theres so much to like about Justin, especially his character. And hes hungry and he wants to win." Morrow, an all-star in 2012, calls himself an attacking fullback with pace and grit who likes to get involved in the offence. Understandably, Morrow welcomes the high-profile Toronto additions. "It just shows the clubs commitment to the future and that they want to be successful, which is a very important thing," he said. "When youre a football player you just want to be a part of a winning team, you want to be part of an organization thats trying to win. "Toronto FCs definitely showing that right now, so Im incredibly excited to be part of it all." With 71 regular-season appearances in MLS, Morrow also brings experience to Toronto. Only De Rosario (324), Jackson (91) and Jeremy Hall (112) have more on the Toronto roster. Ashtone Morgan, the 22-year-old Canadian international who will be Morrows champion at left back, has made 66 appearances. Toronto may also have a new starter in right fullback in English newcomer Bradley Orr. Morrow, whose 2013 salary was listed at US$139,560 by the MLS Players Union, has won one cap for the U.S., in a friendly 0-0 tie with Canada in January 2013. Morrow was also an unused substitute in World Cup qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico last March. He was selected in the second round (28th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. The five-foot-nine 165-pounder played collegiate soccer at Notre Dame, where he appeared in 89 games in four seasons mostly in left midfield. The Fighting Irish are coached by Bobby Clark, who coached Nelsen when he attended Stanford. In San Jose, Morrow was involved with reading programs for kids at the local library. His wife Jimena is an accountant. ' ' '

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