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CHICAGO -- If Nathan Horton is unable to play in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, the Boston Bruins think Tyler Seguin will be a more than adequate replacement. With David Krejci at centre, Bostons top line is always dangerous. The trio of Horton, Krejci and Milan Lucic combined for the first two goals in a 4-3 triple-overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night. It was the continuation of a terrific post-season for the three veterans, who also helped the Bruins win the title two years ago. Horton, who was sidelined for the last part of the 2011 post-season by a concussion, left the series opener against Chicago with an unspecified upper body injury, but he practiced Friday and appears to be on track to play Saturday night. "Well have to make a decision on him tomorrow," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "It was encouraging to see him out there today. If he feels good tomorrow, hes in the lineup, simple as that." If Horton is unable to play, Seguin likely would move up to the top line. He filled in for Horton after he left Game 1, and had a handful of prime chances to lift Boston to the victory. Whether its Horton or Seguin playing with Krejci and Lucic, the Blackhawks know they have to do a better job of defending that line. "I think thats a line that has most of the offensive abilities that the good line should have," Chicago defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson said. "They got a big body with Lucic and Horton is a pretty big guy, too, and Krejcis a good playmaker and good shot, too. So theyre obviously one of the best lines in the league, if not the best. "Its going to be a fun challenge to play against them again tomorrow and see how it goes." Hjalmarsson was wrestling with Horton in front of the Chicago net during a Boston power play in the first overtime when the wing skated off with the injury. It appeared to be a serious problem at the time, since Horton decided at that pivotal moment that he was unable to continue. But Horton managed to practice on the eve of Game 2 and didnt appear to be inhibited in any way. He was not made available to the media, but just his presence at practice seemed to provide a lift for the Bruins. "Its great. Hes a big part of this team and really missed him in the overtime after he went down," Krejci said. "So its good to see him back on the ice." Krejci and Horton each had an assist when Lucic beat Corey Crawford for the first goal of the series in the first period. Krejci set up Lucic in the second, and he fired it into the net for his fifth goal of the playoffs. Krejci leads the NHL with nine goals and 14 assists in the post-season. Horton has seven goals and 11 assists in the playoffs, and Lucic also has 11 assists. "I just think were going out there and having fun and were moving the puck well," Lucic said. "Were shooting it when we get those opportunities. Were skating well. Were doing good things on the forecheck and the offensive zone, and also weve been able to play pretty sound defensively. That is kind of the transition into our success for our line." The 27-year-old Krejci is the engine behind that success. The gifted centre has a deft touch and a knack for creating opportunities for his teammates. He has at least 23 assists in each of the last five years, including a career-high 51 in the 2008-09 season. Krejci also is a proven playoff performer. He had 12 goals and 11 assists during the 2011 title run. His considerable skill is a major reason why Julien isnt concerned about who plays alongside him in Game 2. "Hes a pretty smart player," Julien said. "He just wants players to move and he finds them. I dont think its a big challenge for David. I dont think its a big challenge for whoever plays with him. All you got to do is the right thing: Get open and hell find you." When it comes to defending Bostons top line, Chicago wants to improve in a couple of different areas. A missed check by Hjalmarsson played a role in the first goal in the series opener, and Lucic was open again for his second score. "We can be a little better," defenceman Duncan Keith said. "Obviously, they scored a couple goals off the rush there. The first one was kind of off a forecheck off the rush. But I think just being aware when those guys are out there, having good back pressure, and trying to keep the puck in their zone as much as we can when theyre on the ice helps, too." Many of the lines rushes led to action in front of Crawford, who finished with 51 saves. He also is planning on making adjustments for Game 2. "Theyre a tough line to stop," Crawford said. "Theyre big. Theyre strong and they go to the net hard, but they make plays. Our guys, you know, just try to keep them on the outside as much as possible. For me, just be patient. Dont commit to anything too early, because they do find the open guy." Cooper Kupp Womens Jersey. The Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, and Texas Rangers all won on Sunday meaning the Rangers will host the Rays in a play-in game on Monday. Josh Reynolds Womens Jersey. -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games. The Australian is competing in his final season in Formula One and still looking for his first win this year. He will look to end Vettels run of six straight race wins on Sunday. Webber, who is fifth in the championship, earned his second pole from the past three races and 13th of his career. John Johnson Womens Jersey. 1, meaning problems for the doping controls at both major international sports events next year. The World Anti-Doping Agency provisionally suspended the Moscow Antidoping Center on Sunday, saying its operations must improve or a six-month ban on the facilitys accreditation will be imposed. John Johnson Youth Jersey. 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011.SAN DIEGO -- Until the ninth inning Wednesday afternoon, Nick Vincent was known as the local guy who kept shuttling between the San Diego Padres and Triple-A Tucson. Then, with two outs and runners on first and third, the rookie came on and struck out Justin Upton to earn his first career save as the San Diego Padres beat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 5-3 for a three-game sweep. Edinson Volquez struck out a season-high nine in seven innings as he rebounded from the worst start of his career. Chris Denorfia hit a two-run homer for the Padres, who have won six of eight. They swept the Braves in San Diego for the first time since May 19-21, 2005. It was Vincents first save opportunity this season and the second of his career. "I was ready for the moment," said the 26-year-old Vincent, whos from nearby Ramona and was an 18th-round pick in the June 2008 draft. "The moment was good. Save situation, the first save of my career, so Im excited." Vincent said his mother, father and grandmother were in the crowd. He squeezed in a quick workout after the game because they were going out to dinner. Vincent wasnt even here when this series began Monday night. He was recalled from Tucson on Tuesday. "This is your job," he said. "You have to go in and execute pitches and get outs. Thats why you come up here because you know how to get the outs. When they see you perform like that, it makes them happy and makes you happy." With closer Huston Street on the disabled list, Luke Gregerson got the first two outs of the ninth but also allowed Jordan Schafers RBI single and was pulled when the Padres couldnt turn a double play on Andrelton Simmons grounder. Left-hander Tommy Layne came on to face Jason Heyward, who singled up the middle to move Simmons to third. Vincent came on and fell behind 2-0 to Upton before striking him out looking. Upton had hit a long home run to left in the eighth. "Hes got the power. Thats what he gets paid to do. For me, Ive got to go out there and throw my pitches and hope he swings and misses," Vincent said. "Ive got to go in and throw strikes. I went 2-0 and I was like, All right, Ive got to just challenge him now. So I just threw a cutter down the middle and he swung over it. I threw another one and Yasi (catcher Yasmani Grandal) called a fastball again and I knew from last year that he swings through my fastball so it was like, all right, lets do this. He took it." Vincent said it was supposed to be a fastball away but it went in "and he took it. Mistake pitch, but it worked." "That was quite a challenge for Nick, wasnt it?" Padres manager Bud Black said. "Hope there were some people from Ramona down here for that one. That was a good one for Nick. Youve got a prolific home run hitter who in his previous at-bat hit a home run, and a young pitcher trying to make his mark iin the majors.dddddddddddd Fell behind him and came back and got him. That was a great duel. ... He made a very good pitch on the 2-2 count." The Braves, who have lost five of seven, were swept for the second time this season. The first was at Detroit from April 26-28. "Nothing to take away from the Padres, but this was a weird series," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We outhit them all three games, but we lost all three. Lets not forget that. Our guys busted their (rear ends) all three nights. In a one-run game, we had the right guy at the plate in the ninth with Justin. Thats the way baseball is sometimes. You run into a hot team and you dont get any breaks. Thats just the way it goes." The Braves outhit the Padres 25-20 but were outscored 15-11. "We thought we did all we could," Upton said. "We swung the bats well, we played solid defence. Sometimes the game doesnt go your way, and it didnt work out for us." Denorfia homered to left field with one out in the fifth off Paul Maholm, his third. Everth Cabrera was on second after hitting a single and stealing his 30th base, tops in the majors. Volquez (5-5) bounced back after allowing nine runs and 11 hits, both career highs, in 2 1-3 innings of a 10-9 loss at Colorado on Friday. He held the Braves to one run and six hits and walked three. His nine strikeouts were his most since Aug. 20. In his previous two starts, Volquez allowed a combined 13 earned runs and 17 hits in 7 1-3 innings. Maholm (7-5) loaded the bases three times, including twice in the three-run first and for a final time with two outs in the sixth before making way for David Carpenter. Maholm allowed five runs, four earned, on seven hits in 5 2-3 innings. He gave up three singles and two walks in the first, including a bases-loaded walk to Kyle Blanks with one out followed by Logan Forsythes two-run single. After Jesus Guzman singled to load the bases again, Grandal lined to shortstop and Forsythe was doubled off second. One of the runs was unearned due to second baseman Dan Ugglas throwing error. Upton drove in Atlantas first two runs, including his 15th homer, a solo shot in the eighth off Joe Thatcher. The ball went an estimated 430 feet, landing in the balcony on the third level of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick warehouse and bouncing into the second deck in left field. Upton also hit an RBI single in the third. NOTES: This was San Diegos fifth sweep this season. ... The Padres are off Thursday before opening a three-game series against NL West-leading Arizona on Friday night. The scheduled starters are RHP Trevor Cahill (3-7, 4.01 ERA) for Arizona and LHP Eric Stults (5-5, 3.53) for San Diego. ... Atlanta returns home for an off day Thursday before opening a three-game series against San Francisco. The probables are LHP Madison Bumgarner (5-4, 3.58) vs. RHP Kris Medlen (3-6, 2.87). Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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