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NEW YORK -- Not much has gone right for the Edmonton Oilers and Nail Yakupov in a season where much was expected. [url=http://w

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NEW YORK -- Not much has gone right for the Edmonton Oilers and Nail Yakupov in a season where much was expected. Darrel Williams Super Bowl Jersey . The first pick in the 2012 draft showed a glimpse Thursday night of why there was optimism in Edmonton before the season. Yakupov scored with 1:38 left in regulation to give the Oilers to a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers. Ryan Smyth also scored for Edmonton, which is 5-5 in its last 10. Ben Scrivens made 35 saves. "Finally we get rewarded," Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said. New Yorks season-high four-game winning streak came to an end. Derick Brassard scored and Cam Talbot made 29 saves. "I dont think it was consistent enough," Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan said of his teams play. "We need to have more of a consistent 60 minutes to get the win. "I dont think we were getting pucks deep quite enough. Theyre a good transition team with a lot of speed. We were a little sloppy through the neutral zone and when you do that against a team like that it will cost you." New Yorks sloppiness came at a most opportune time for the Oilers. Yakupov one-timed a feed from Sam Gagner past Talbot for the game-winning goal. "It was a good play by our guys down low to protect the puck," Yakupov said. "A great change by (Jordan Eberle). All I had to do was find space in the middle because I saw the two guys behind. I just had to find a spot. I think that was our top game this season. We need to do it to have a good time before the break." Yakupovs goal, his 11th of the season, broke a tie that carried over from the second period. After Smyth opened the scoring 2:56 into the game by shoving a rebound of David Perrrons shot past Talbot, Brassard drew the Rangers even at 1-1 with a slap shot that beat Scrivens 22 seconds into the second period. Brassards goal was his 11th of the season, and it was created by Benoit Pouliot intercepting Eberles pass in the Edmonton defensive zone. Pouliot whipped a pass from alongside the left wing boards to Mats Zuccarello, who found Brassard in the right faceoff circle. "All three of us try to work hard (and) play a simple game," Zuccarello said. "It doesnt matter when you lose. Its really disappointing because I thought we had a lot of chances to close out the game." But the Rangers, who finished with more shots on goal (36-31) and more shot attempts (65-51), could not find a way to solve Scrivens. "He was good," Rangers defenceman Marc Staal said. "We didnt have a lot of secondary chances, missed some good shots. I think you (have) to get in front of a guy like that. Hes playing well and I dont think we had enough traffic, causing rebounds and scrambles." Edmonton appeared to take a 2-1 lead on a power play midway through the second, but what would have been a goal by Gagner was waived off by the officiating crew of Dan OHalloran and Chris Lee. Their ruling was upheld by replay review. "(A shot) hit me right in the collarbone and ended up under my jersey," Talbot said. "It just fell down my back and the whistle had already blown." NOTES: Thursday nights game was the 6,000th regular season game in New York Rangers franchise history. ...Before the game, the Oilers announced they would play the Chicago Blackhawks in a preseason game in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Sept. 28, 2014. The preseason game will be the third the Oilers will have played in Saskatoon. "Its always nice to get to Saskatoon and see the tremendous support the Oilers have throughout Saskatchewan," Oilers General Manager Craig MacTavish said in a statement. Dustin Colquitt Super Bowl Jersey . He liked what he saw on Tuesday night. Not only did his team post a comeback 3-2 victory in a shootout over the Montreal Canadiens, but the rival Washington Capitals were beaten 5-1 in Buffalo. Tony Gonzalez Super Bowl Jersey . The move - the latest twist in Greeces nearly three-year financial freefall -- is the first such action by any of the countrys major sports bodies. It immediately halts all domestic track and field competitions, including track meets May 12-13 in several Greek cities. http://www.thechiefsshoponline.com/Youth-Derrick-Nnadi-Chiefs-Jersey/ . -- In the stadium program sold at the Miami Dolphins game on Halloween, Richie Incognito was asked whos the easiest teammate to scare.Barcelona star Dani Alves says Alexis Sanchez has been a success at Arsenal because he is the teams protagonist. But it was Sanchezs virtuoso nature that meant he could not succeed at Barca, where Alves insists you need to completely understand the teams philosophy.The pair, who played together at the Nou Camp until Sanchez switched to the Gunners in 2014, will clash again in the Champions League quarter-final second leg in Catalonia on Wednesday, with Arsenal trailing 2-0 from the first leg at the Emirates. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Alves said: Alexis didnt fail at Barcelona but its hard to play here because you have to understand the playing idea.Hes a great player and I always knew that he would be a success when he left, especially if he went somewhere he would be the protagonist. Hes the kind of player who needs that.In the end, youre going to have the protagonism anyway but you have to understand that, at Barcelona, its not enough just to be a great player. You need to have a great understanding of the way Barcelona play and, if you do, then you will have a long career here. At 32 years old, Dani Alves says he still has ideas to one day play in England Those that come and go, and that doesnt mean theyre bad players. Armani Watts Super Bowl Jersey. They go somewhere else and they enjoy it because theyre beasts. But at Barcelona its not enough just to be a beast of a player.Pep Guardiola will take over at Manchester City this summer but Brazil international right-back Alves joked that he does not think his former manager will give him a call.Alves, 32, says he still has the desire to play in the Premier League, but said: I dont know when.I would like to play there - to experience what I have seen so many times from the sofa at home. The people experience football in England; the way there is a corner and its cheered like its a goal. I have always said that it was something that I wanted to do. Also See: Mertesacker: Arsenal lack bite Beckham defends Wenger Gomes: Arsenal like a small team Isco unsuited to Arsenal ' ' '

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