ultz was Edmontons lone scorer

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TORONTO -- Hockey Canadas Bob Nicholson figures its too early to worry about whether an injury clause could be used on Steven Stamkos for the Olympics. Discount Air Force 1 . But its not too early for the management staff to consider potential alternatives if a broken right tibia keeps Stamkos from playing in Sochi. "Youre never replacing Steve Stamkos," said Nicholson, Hockey Canadas president and CEO. "We have a lot of great players. Steve Yzerman has a very difficult job putting this team together, but you dont replace Steve Stamkos and well just have to find another way to make sure the lineups strong." The Tampa Bay Lightning star was tied for the NHL lead in goals and assists and was considered a lock for the Canadian Olympic team. It also wasnt out of the realm of possibility that Stamkos couldve been on right wing alongside Pittsburgh superstar Sidney Crosby. After Canada struggled to score goals on the bigger, international-sized ice in Turin in 2006, pure scorers are likely to be a major priority. Through more than a month of the NHL season, no one fits that bill more than Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks and Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche. Its possible Perry and Duchene, who each scored 11 goals through Mondays games, would ride their strong starts to spots on the team regardless of Stamkoss status, but theyre certainly in better shape now. Yzerman and coach Mike Babcock want to break up Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, so the Ducks winger could be ticketed to play with Crosby. Marty St. Louis, who won the Art Ross Trophy last season for Yzermans Lightning, also might get a chance with the Pittsburgh Penguins captain. The players stocks who could rise the most in the aftermath of the Stamkos injury are two who werent in Calgary for Olympic orientation camp in August: Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers and Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars. Giroux elected not to go while rehabbing a hand injury, while Benn was not invited. Girouxs horrid start put him in a bad spot, but the need for a centre who can play right wing gives him a chance for redemption. He scored his first goal Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers, which could be just the spark he needs. Benn is a centre-turned-left-winger, but the flexibility of players like Patrick Sharp of the Chicago Blackhawks could help him get on the roster and let the lines shake out later. Air Max 97 Store . -- Felix Girard scored on the power play in the third period to lift the Baie-Comeau Drakkar past the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4-3 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Friday. Air Max Plus Online Store . - Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson sat on the scorers table at Oracle Arena on Wednesday morning. http://www.cheapshoesstorewholesale.com/nike-basketball-shoes-online-outlet.html . Alina Fodorova of Ukraine took third place. Broersen based her gold-medal performance on great high jumping, and finished with 4,830 points, while Theisen-Eaton, from Humboldt, Sask., set a national record of 4,768.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Calgary Flames have slowed down since their fast start to the season, but rookie Johnny Gaudreau might have just jump-started the club. Gaudreau and Flames put forth a big rally last time out and hope to stay in the win column on Saturday night as they take on the lowly Edmonton Oilers. Calgary improved to 17-8-2 with a victory over Colorado on Dec. 4, but then lost seven straight in regulation and another game in overtime ahead of Mondays road meeting with the Los Angeles Kings. Things didnt look good for the Flames when they fell behind by three goals, but Gaudreau helped his club battle back for a 4-3 overtime victory with his first NHL hat trick. Gaudreau got the Flames on the board with 1:58 left in the second period, then scored twice in the final 2:12 of the third frame with the goaltender pulled. His third tally came with 59 seconds on the clock. Calgary captain and defenseman Mark Giordano then won it with 53 seconds left in the extra period. You know, we fell behind but the guys were great on the bench, they were great in the room and we felt like we had a chance, Flames head coach Bob Hartley said. Johnny is so smart and so competitive. Were all talking about his speed and his skill, but look how competitive he is. Gaudreaus milestone came in his 36th career game and the 21-year-old has 10 goals on the season. He also ranks second among NHL rookies with 27 points. Jonas Hiller made 31 saves while Jiri Hudler and Dennis Wideman each suppliedd two assists for the Flames, who open a six-game homestand tonight that includes another visit from the Oilers on Wednesday. Wholesale Air Max 97 China. . Hiller may get the start tonight and he has excellent career numbers in this matchup, going 13-4-1 with a 1.98 goals against average and .931 save percentage in 21 meetings, including 18 starts, with the Oilers. Edmonton has not been able to show the same kind of competitiveness, having lost eight in a row (0-6-2) while going 1-13-6 in its past 20. The Oilers are last in the NHL with 21 points. The Oilers were defeated 5-1 by the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday. Two former Oilers helped the Coyotes to a win, with Sam Gagner scoring twice with four points and Devan Dubnyk making 26 saves. Justin Schultz was Edmontons lone scorer. After Ben Scrivens allowed two goals on three shots in the first five minutes of the game, Viktor Fasth relieved him and made 16 saves on 19 shots. Its going off our sticks and off our skates, said Oilers winger Jordan Eberle. You just seem like you cant get a break. You have to create them. Fasth may start this game and is 2-1-0 with a 2.85 GAA and .913 save percentage in three career meetings with the Flames. Scrivens is 0-2-0 against them with a 3.96 GAA and .836 save percentage in three games (2 starts). The Flames have won three in a row versus the Oilers, including a 5-2 victory in Edmonton on Oct. 9 in the first of five meetings. Edmonton, though, has won four of its past five trips to Calgary. ' ' '

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