The Vegas Golden Knights return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Tuesday for a Stanley Cup Finals rematch with the Washington Capitals after producing four points on a recent three-game road trip.Vegas is in a good state of mind despite a 2-1 loss at Edmonton on Saturday night that snapped the Golden Knight’s five-game winning streak.“Getting four points out of six is OK Womens Esa Lindell Jersey
, but we wanted this game and we were close,” goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It [stinks] to lose. It doesn’t matter how much you’ve won, it’s always disappointing when you’re so close to winning another.”Article continues below ...Washington (15-8-3 and leading the Metropolitan Division with 33 points) is also coming off a prolonged winning streak of seven games with a disappointing end.The Anaheim Ducks scored five unanswered goals in the last 26 minutes of the game to beat Washington 6-5 on Sunday, dealing the Capitals their first loss since Nov. 14. The Ducks became the first team in 19 years to overcome a four-goal deficit on the road to win in regulation.“We thought it’s done, but we can’t stop playing,” captain Alex Ovechkin said.Added coach Todd Reirden: “That’s definitely not an easy way to lose your streak, let alone lose the game. We got away from our team identity, and we worked really hard to establish that identity in our run of games we were winning there.”Vegas (14-13-1 with 29 points) averaged 4.3 goals per game in winning six of their last seven games entering the game against the Oilers. The Knights struggled against Edmonton goalie Mikko Koskinen, who stopped 32 of 33 shots to win his third consecutive game.“You’re going to run into a little bit of a hot goalie and it seemed like pucks were just hitting him tonight,” forward Reilly Smith said. “But I think, overall Jamie Benn Jersey
, we played a good game and if we keep that momentum and that pace into the next one, it will give us a good outcome.”The Capitals won the first meeting this season 5-2 in Washington in October as part of the Knights’ 1-4 start. The Knights are not the same team as then because of their confidence with the recent five-game winning streak.“Any time you’re on the road and you pick up more points to put you over .500, you take it as a positive,” Smith said. “We had chances to win so you can be frustrated about that, but I think you have to look at the positives and keep moving forward.”Washington goalie Braden Holtby had posted a .935 save percentage in 10 appearances since Nov. 1 before Anaheim scored six goals on 25 shots against him Sunday.“I don’t think there’s any pointing fingers in here,” Holtby said. “It’s hard to keep that consistent play up every game in this league, and tonight’s one of those games that just humbles myself, humbles our group. You have to make sure we keep our foot on the gas, keep pushing forward. You can’t sit back at any time against any team in this league.” CHICAGO (AP) Tyler Seguin’s scoring touch and Ben Bishop’s fine work in net was enough for the surging Dallas Stars.Seguin scored twice, Bishop made 37 saves and the Stars beat the fading Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.Tyler Pitlick connected with 4.5 seconds left in the second period and Stephen Johns also scored for the Stars, who strengthened their hold on the top wild card in the Western Conference and remained one point behind third-place St. Louis in the Central Division.”Greasy http://www.starsshoponline.com/authentic-jason-spezza-jersey
,” said Seguin, who ran his team-high total to 28 goals by scoring for the fourth straight game. ”I don’t think it was the best effort by any of us, starting with myself and our line.”I think it’s a great thing that we still hung in there to get two points. That’s a playoff-type game where it’s not going to be perfect, not going to be the prettiest, but we found a way.”Dallas jumped on a handful of Chicago mistakes while completing a sweep of the four-game season series. The Stars have outscored their opponents 16-5 during their winning streak.”I thought we beat a desperate hockey team, a club that played very well,” coach Ken Hitchcock said. ”Ben was great. The defense battled like crazy and we had some of our workers come through for us up front.”Jonathan Toews and Artem Anisimov scored for Chicago, which lost its fourth straight overall and sixth straight at home for its longest skid at the United Center since losing eight in a row in 2006-07. Anton Forsberg blocked 26 shots.”For whatever reason, we’re having a hard time putting the puck in the net and the little mistakes seem to be costing us,” said defenseman Brent Seabrook, who had two assists. ”It’s tough to recover.”Toews’ 15th goal at 9:07 was the lone score in the first period. After taking Seabrook’s bank pass off the boards John Klingberg Jersey
, Toews gained a step on defenseman Dan Hamhuis and snapped off a shot from the left circle that ticked off Bishop’s right pad.The captain snapped an 11-game drought with his first goal since he scored twice at Ottawa on Jan. 9. During the span, the veteran center had just three assists.Seguin and Johns scored on consecutive shots 59 seconds apart early in the second to put Dallas ahead 2-1.Capping a quick transition, Seguin streaked down the slot ahead of defenseman Connor Murphy and tipped in Alexander Radulov’s nifty backhand pass at 5:44. After Chicago turned over the puck behind its net, Johns’ screened shot from the left point appeared to hit traffic and sailed past Forsberg.Anisimov’s power-play goal at 12:48 tied it at 2. He batted in the puck from the left side of the net after Seabrook’s shot from the top of the slot went wide and bounded off the back boards.Pitlick put Dallas back ahead in the final seconds of the period. His shot from the right circle beat Forsberg over the right shoulder and landed in the upper-left corner of the net.Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said Forsberg should have stopped Pitlick’s shot – and the chance shouldn’t have materialized in the first place.”I thought our best period in a little while (was) the second period and we gave up three goals,” Quenneville said. ”The game turned on the goal at the end of the period.”Tommy Wingels’ point-blank shot for Chicago hit the post 6:12 into the third. Bishop made a handful of close-in saves in the third before Seguin scored into an empty net with 58 seconds left.NOTES: Dallas D Julius Honka left in the second period with an upper-body injury. … Dallas C Martin Hanzal left the ice limping late in the second period after Brett Ritchie’s shot hit him on the inside of the left knee, but he returned for the third. Hanzal played his second game after missing five with a muscle strain in lower body. … Blackhawks G Corey Crawford continues to skate on his own, but Quenneville still has no timetable for his return. Crawford has missed 19 straight games with an upper-body injury. … Chicago D Jan Rutta sat out with an undisclosed injury and is day to day.UP NEXTStars: Scheduled to return to Dallas and host Pittsburgh on Friday. A snowstorm hit Chicago on Thursday night and disrupted air traffic.Blackhawks: At Minnesota on Saturday night to start a three-game trip.