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ltant, he was cleared to return and only missed

Postby riluowanying123 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:29 am

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins started defense of their Stanley Cup championship without their captain and Stanley Cup-clinching goaltender, but that hasnt been a problem thanks to Marc-Andre Fleury.Fleury made 33 saves, including several quality third-period stops while the Anaheim Ducks pressed for the tying goal, allowing Phil Kessels power-play goal in the second to stand as the game-winner in the Penguins 3-2 victory Saturday night.They threw a lot of pucks at the net from anywhere, Fleury said. They had guys around the net trying to screen and tip, but it worked out all right in the end.It has worked out for Fleury, too.Fleury, who led the Penguins to a Stanley Cup in 2009, lost his starting job to Matt Murray after sustaining the second of two concussions late in the regular season last spring. That opened the door for the 22-year-old Murray to backstop the Penguins to their fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history.Murray, however, broke his hand during the World Cup of Hockey and Fleury has stepped up in his absence, stopping 73 of 77 shots in two wins.Were not surprised by it, defenseman Trevor Daley said. Thats just Marc, thats the way he is. Hes a great goalie.Ian Cole and Conor Sheary also scored for the defending champion Penguins, who won their fourth straight home game against Anaheim and are 6-1 in their last seven games overall against the Ducks.Chris Kunitz got his 200th assist with the Penguins in his 500th game with the team. Kunitz, who was acquired from Anaheim in 2009, became the 18th player and fifth active to play 500 games with Pittsburgh.Anaheims Corey Perry scored his first of the season and 13th goal in 14 games against Pittsburgh. Cam Fowler scored on the power play for the Ducks, who havent won in Pittsburgh in more than four years.Jonathan Bernier stopped 42 shots in his debut with the Ducks after being acquired from Toronto in the offseason. Bernier got the start over Pittsburgh native John Gibson, who allowed six goals during each of the previous two starts in his hometown.We knew it would be a quick game with their speed and the way they like to play, Perry said. I thought we had a great start, but I thought we relaxed a little bit in the first period and they took it to us. We had to start playing catch-up.Crosby remains day-to-day with a concussion sustained during practice last week. The Conn Smythe Trophy winner missed practice Friday, but skated on his own Saturday morning before sitting out the teams optional morning skate.Evgeni Malkin, the 2011-12 NHL MVP, had one assist to help the Penguins improve to 96-49-18 in 163 regular-season games without Crosby.The Ducks are still looking for their first win under returning coach Randy Carlyle, who is back on the bench for his second stint with the team. Carlyle, who was with the team from 2005-11, is the Ducks all-time winningest coach and led the franchise to a Stanley Cup in 2007.To me, its too early, Carlyle said. Our teams not playing to the level thats required right now from our group.Fleury turned aside 12 shots in the first 10 minutes, including a sharp pad save on Chris Wagner from the top of the crease. That allowed Cole to put the Penguins in front with a seeing-eye shot from the point.The Ducks tied it soon after, cashing in on a two-man advantage, as Fowler beat Fleury with a slap shot from the right faceoff dot.Shearys goal early in the second period gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead. Bernier misplayed the puck along the side of the net and Sheary scored after a scrum in front.The puck was kind of bouncing around the crease, Sheary said. The ref had a good angle and Im glad he didnt blow it down because Bernier didnt have possession. I kind of whacked away at it and it went in.Kessel extended the lead with a power-play goal, but Perry cut the deficit to 3-2 less than three minutes later. Fleury made the initial pad save off the faceoff, but Perry scored on the rebound.Fleury shut the door the rest of the way.I thought Marc was great and he made some timely saves when we broke down, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.Game notes The Penguins paid tribute to players from the franchises first decade on Saturday as part of a 50th-season celebration. ... Anaheim scratched Clayton Stoner, Simon Despres and Emerson Etem. Derrick Pouliot and Matt Murray were scratched for Pittsburgh.UP NEXTDucks: Continue a season-opening five-game road swing at the New York Islanders on Sunday.Penguins: Host Colorado on Monday. Cheap Asics Gel Lyte V . White came in fourth place in the event. He was the two-time defending gold medallist. The gold medal went to Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov. Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Yellow . The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Lions have not announced the hiring, which was first reported by ESPN. Lombardi, the grandson of former Green Bay Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant on Sean Paytons New Orleans staff since 2007. . Catch all the action on TSN2 at 11pm et/8pm pt. The nine-time Big 12 champion Jayhawks are positioning themselves for another title, as they have run out to a flawless 6-0 mark in conference play thus far. Asics Gel Kayano 20 . And follow right through Deadline Day for all the updates. From Pierre LeBrun While Anaheim GM Bob Murray said earlier this season he was not going to trade Jonas Hiller despite the fact hes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, some sources have told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun that Murray might be willing to move another goalie. Asics Gel Lyte III For Sale . The 29-year-old Baines has established himself as one of the top attacking full backs in the country and was the subject of two bids from United during the last off-season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that keeping Baines at the club is a "massive boost and exciting for the future" because he brings "maturity and football knowledge in a very specialized position on the pitch" and an "infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad. BOSTON -- Doctors who decide whether an NFL player is healthy enough to go into the game shouldnt be paid by the teams that have a stake in winning and losing -- an undeniable conflict of interest.Thats what a report released on Thursday by Harvard University experts in medicine, law and ethics says.The study by the NFL Players Association-funded Football Players Health Study also recommends a short-term injured reserve for athletes recovering from a concussion, much like the system that baseball adopted five years ago.The 500-page report includes 76 recommendations addressed to 20 NFL stakeholders -- everyone from players and teams to equipment manufacturers and government regulators. The biggest message: Player safety will never be the top priority as long as those involved have competing calls on their loyalty.So long as the club doctor is chosen, paid and reviewed by the club to both care for players and advise the club, the doctor will have, at a minimum, tacit pressures or subconscious desires to please the club by doing what is in the clubs best interests, the report said.This is not a moral judgment about them as competent professionals or devoted individuals, but rather a simple fact of the current organizational structure of their position in which they simultaneously perform at least two roles that are not necessarily compatible.Its a conclusion that was similar to that reached in an Associated Press survey of 100 players across the league last season. Asked if they thought the leagues clubs, coaches and team doctors have the athletes best interests at heart when it comes to health and safety, only 47 said yes.To resolve the conflict of interest, the report recommends that the league and the union contribute to a fund used to pay doctors assigned to teams.It should be common sense to avoid a conflict of interest between Teams and Doctors, former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis, who retired -- for the second time -- at the age of 26 after repeated concussions, said on Twitter on Thursday.Although the study called the arrangement an undeniable conflict of interest, the league did in fact deny it.In a 33-page response , the NFL said it was disappointed that the report appeared to start with the premise that the health care system in the NFL suffers from an `inherent conflict of interest.The report ultimately promotes the untenable and impractical recommendation that NFL players receive care from `two distinct groups of medical professionals, the league wrote, saying that would have unintended but extremely detrimental effects on NFL players care.ddddddddddddThe NFL said the report fails to note any examples where a doctor put a teams interest ahead of the players, or establish any link between a doctors job security and player or team performance. The league said the collective bargaining agreement establishes that team doctors responsibility is to the player only, and that they are bound by the AMA and other professional codes of ethics.Players also have the right to seek a second opinion from a doctor of their own choosing, the league said.Tennessee Titans cornerback Jason McCourty said he has hasnt had a problem with the current system, but he liked the reports suggestions. As an eight-year veteran, he said, he is comfortable taking charge of his medical care, but a rookie might be intimidated.As players and grown men, as anyone (who) goes to a doctor, a doctor reports directly to you, he said. And I dont think it should be any different within a team.The NFL has already added layers of independent physicians to its concussion protocol, including unaffiliated athletic trainers and neurotrauma consultants on game day whose role is to spot players with possible concussions and, if necessary, stop play. The league says the role of these consultants is to support the team medical staffs in the diagnosis of in-game concussions.I dont really know how it works right now. I assume that third-party guy has enough pull to where if he thinks somebody is bad, hes out, said Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman David DeCastro, who went through the process against Dallas last week after he was slow to get up following a hit to the neck.After talking to the team doctor and the independent consultant, he was cleared to return and only missed one play.Obviously theres a conflict of interest (concern) with the team, and obviously getting rid of that is one thing. But for the most part I thought it was pretty fair and well done, DeCastro said. It was really good the way it kind of worked out.---AP Pro Football Writer Teresa M. 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