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Islanders back in front on a power play

While the Oilers now clearly believe Leon Draisaitl is best utilized elsewhere, other candidates have rotated through on McDavid’s right wing. A regular, semi-permanent fixture in that prime post would be a great fantasy gift. For now, seeing 19-year-old Jesse Puljujarvi have a go at earning the gig is promising.

Instead of dropping Henrique to center the third unit once Ryan Kesler is fully recovered from his hip injury (soon), the Ducks might consider shifting the versatile former Julius Honka jersey Authentic Devil to the left side of Ryan Getzlaf and Rickard Rakell, at least until a once-again healthy Corey Perry bumps Rakell back to the left side. Henrique’s fantasy managers would certainly wholesale hockey jerseys appreciate such a configuration, however temporary. No offense to Nick Ritchie and Co., but a potential top six of Henrique-Getzlaf-Rakell and Andrew Cogliano-Kesler-Jakob Silfverberg feels far more formidable.

NEW YORK — Auston Matthews scored the tiebreaking goal with just under four minutes remaining to lift the playoff-bound Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night.

Boychuk put the Islanders back in front on a power play with 1:26 to go in the opening period as he got a pass from Beauvillier near the blue line and sent a one-timer through traffic past Andersen for his sixth.

Want Paul Stastny to emerge from his current run of scoring sluggishness? Throw an Evander Kane or Mike Hoffman on his wing and watch the 31-year-old center blossom once Curtis McKenzie China jersey more. Such an addition would undoubtedly benefit Alexander Steen on Stastny’s other wing, as well. Then once Jaden Schwartz returns from injury, relieving Vladimir Sobotka of his unsuited top-line duties alongside Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn, the Blues might sport the most intimidating top six in all the league.

The Avalanche looked refreshed after a few days off from action. They controlled the tempo until the third period, when the Stars began to take charge. Benn’s liner from near the blue line made it 4-3 with 9:48 remaining.

”I think it’s a better team than people expected,” Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. ”The guys are working hard and chipping in, we’ve got some good hockey players. They’re scoring goals and tonight we needed every one of them. They found a way in overtime after giving up three goals and found a way to win.”

SUNRISE, Fla. — One impressive play by Jonathan Huberdeau Anthony DeAngelo elite jersey fueled a solid rally for the Florida Panthers.

Stafford Springs Rep. Kurt Vail, a Republican who worked to pass legislation last year creating the plate, said the strong, bipartisan support for the license plate concept indicates how much enthusiasm remains in Connecticut for the team, which became the Carolina Cheap Kris Letang jersey Hurricanes in 1997. Vail credited the work of the team’s still-active booster club, which first proposed the idea about two-and-a-half years ago.