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  • ST. Camiseta Xavi Hernandez . PAUL, Minn. - After the Minnesota Wild finished staggering through a four-minute power play with the game tied late in the second period, boos came from the crowd.That was a sweet sound for Columbus Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards. He used to work here, sure, but the effort by his penalty kill was the real pleaser.James Wisniewski had the go-ahead goal and two assists plus a critical defensive play in the crease late in game to help the Blue Jackets beat the Wild 3-1 on Monday.Brandon Dubinsky scored early for the Blue Jackets, and Scott Hartnell tipped in Wisniewskis shot with 3:03 left to seal the victory for goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. The All-Star made 25 saves to improve to 5-1 in his career against the Wild and win for the first time in five starts.Thats the way our teams going to win hockey games, Dubinsky said. Weve got to keep them tight.Zach Parise scored his team-leading 17th goal for the Wild, who fell to 4-9-4 over their last 17 games. They thought they took the lead late in the second period when Ryan Suter knocked in a loose puck, but David Savard was whistled for a high stick to the chin of Jason Zucker. The replay review determined Savard touched the puck to initiate the stoppage of time. Then came the four-minute man advantage for the Wild.That was a big moment. You could hear the boos coming down from up top, and whenever you hear that on the road thats a good thing, said Richards, who improved to 7-2 against the Wild since being hired by the Blue Jackets three years ago. It means youre doing the right things.Suter returned to the first pairing on defence for the Wild after serving a two-game suspension by the NHL for an elbow to the head, but he was on the ice for all three scores by the Blue Jackets while playing 30-plus minutes for the 14th time this season. Coach Mike Yeo said he thought Suter played well.After Erik Haula was called for tripping, his second penalty of the game, Nick Foligno sneaked behind the net on the power play to find Wisniewski for a one-timer as Suter was late to arrive from across the slot at the 5:35 mark of the third period.The Wild nearly tied it after Parises shot skipped off Bobrovsky, when the puck landed in the crease and sat there untouched for a second. Jason Pominville swooped in for the rebound, but Wisniewski dived across the goal mouth to thwart the threat.Then came the gritty goal for the Blue Jackets, when Hartnell manoeuvred the puck past Devan Dubnyk after the shot by Wisniewski.Weve been having more of a game plan of making it a battle in front of their net. Forwards going there and just throwing pucks there, Wisniewski said. It wasnt a lot of slap shots tonight. It was throwing wristers and trying to get tips.Dubnyk started in the net for Minnesota for the third straight game since his arrival via trade from Arizona. He dropped his first decision with his new team, stopping 20 shots, after the Wild won his first two starts by a total of 10-1 behind his 43 saves.I dont think our puck support against a team that pressures like that was good enough tonight. But we had some opportunities. We just had to find some ways to cash in on them, Yeo said.This was Parises third straight game with a goal, and he had a prime opportunity for another one in the second period when Savard pulled him down on a breakaway to draw the penalty shot. But after a couple of dekes in the slot, Parise lost control of the puck as it neared Bobrovskys stick and didnt get a shot on the net.Every goal we do score is a battle for us. We just have to bear down, Suter said.The puck has not been bouncing the Wilds way lately.How long can we use that excuse? Parise said. We had some good chances. Its just a matter of capitalizing on them.NOTES: The Blue Jackets made RW Jared Boll a healthy scratch for the first time this season. RW Jack Skille came off injured reserve to take his spot on the fourth line. ... Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper was taken off injured reserve after missing six games because of a lower-body injury. He could play on Tuesday at Detroit. So could centre Mikael Granlund, who has missed the last 12 games with a broken left wrist. Camiseta Luis Suarez Niño . His fellow Finn, 21 years his junior, had just arrived in Anaheim and was hoping to stick with the Ducks. Camiseta Sergio Busquets . Moments after his Brooklyn Nets teammates ran out onto the court to congratulate him following their 100-98 overtime win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, Johnson could only shake his head at scoring only 13 points on 6-of-19 shooting.INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Third-seeded Victoria Azarenka tumbled out of the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night in her first match in more than a month, falling 6-0, 7-6 (2) to American Lauren Davis. Azarenka, from Belarus, had been sidelined since the Australian Open because of a left foot injury that required her to wear a boot for several weeks. The two-time Australian Open champion, hampered by nerve damage between her toes, limped visibly at times, had trouble serving, fell to her knees several times, broke a racket after double-faulting to fall behind 4-3 in the second set, and fought back tears. "Basically, all I had was my fighting spirit," Azarenka said. "When Im on the court I try to give as much as I can, even on one leg. I try to do my best in tough situations. Thats part of our job." She isnt sure if shell try to play in the Sony Open in Florida in 10 days. "I want to be pain-free because its not to the most fun to be out there like that," Azarenka said. Most of the other second-round matches were routine. Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland got it started by beating qualifier Heather Watson of Britain 6-4, 6-3. Later in the day session, No. 6 Simona Halep, No. 7 Jelana Jankovic, No. 9 Sara Errani and No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki were straight-set winners. Two-time tournament champion Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, seeded 29th, fell to American Varvara Lepchenko, 6-3, 6-2. No. 18 Eugenie Bouchard of Montreal downed Chinas Shuai Peng 6-2, 6-2, and Toronto-born Sharon Fichman fell to Italys Sara Errani 6-1, 6-1. Meanwhile, with the men finishing their first round, Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, the 2008 Olympic doubles gold medallists for Switzerland, teamed up again for a 6-2, 6-7 (4), (10-6) victory over Rohan Bopanna of Inndia and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan in a match played in the new 8,000-seat Stadium 2. Camiseta Barça Segunda Equipacion. "I dont know if it was sold out, but it felt like very, very full," said Federer, a four-time singles champion at Indian Wells. "Youre not probably going to achieve that on centre court (where capacity is 16,100) for a doubles. But that was a perfect setup, a feeling, and we can thank the tournament and (owner) Larry Ellison for building such a court so quickly. "Its nice to see the game grow and seeing people coming out and enjoying it. Its great. I really had a great time out there with Stan today." Wawrinka is the Australian Open champion. "It took me time to realize really what I did in Australian Open," said Wawrinka, who is the No. 3 seed and could meet No. 7 Federer in the quarterfinals and top-seeded Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. "Still when Im saying that I won a Grand Slam its still strange for me, but thats why it was good to be home during three weeks. It was good to be with the family, to take more time for myself. Wawrinkas second-round opponent will be Ivo Karlovic of Croatia, and Federer will open his title bid against French qualifier Paul-Henry Mathieu. Wawrinka and Federer both will play Saturday afternoon. In other first-round doubles action, Americans Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears downed Fichman and her American partner Megan Moulton-Levy 7-6 (4), 6-2. Spaniards David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco defeated Vernon, B.C., native Vasek Pospisil and his partner Pablo Andujar of Spain 7-6 (4), 6-3. On Saturday night, Nadal will take on Radek Stepanek. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro, Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are the other top-10 players competing in doubles. ' ' '
      August 9, 2019 10:17 AM CEST
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