TAMPA, Fla. Sead Kolasinac Jersey . - This win was more the New Jersey Devils style.Cory Schneider made 26 saves, Mike Cammalleri had a tiebreaking goal in the third period and the Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Tuesday night to extend their season-opening winning streak to three games, all on the road.I think our composure and our resiliency is big, Schneider said.Travis Zajac had the other New Jersey goal.The Devils, known for tight defensive games, scored a combined 11 goals in victories over Philadelphia and Florida to open the season.Theyve been like this for what, 20 years now? Tampa Bay goalie Evgeni Nabokov said. Thats New Jersey hockey. Anytime you play them thats what youre going to see, and everybody knows that. Thats what makes their team dangerous.Alex Killorn scored for the Lightning, who completed a season-opening four game homestand at 2-1-1. Nabokov stopped 23 shots in his Tampa Bay debut.It was just OK, Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said of the homestand. Getting five out of eight points is decent. I truly believe youve got to be even better than that at home. But, five points is better than zero points.With Lightning star Steven Stamkos serving a minor penalty, Cammalleri gave New Jersey a 2-1 lead from near the post at 11:19 of the third.Killorn tied it 1-all by beating Schneider from in-close off a nifty pass from Tyler Johnson 8:59 into the third.Zajac put the Devils up 1-0 with a rebound goal 7:38 into the second after Nabokov stopped the centres initial shot.The Lightning had the first seven shots, including a wraparound by Nikita Kucherov that Schneider and forward Tuomo Ruutu combined to stop along the goal line. The no-goal call was upheld by a video review.Sometimes you need a break like that early on in a road game and we ran with it, Schneider said.Nabokov made a post-to-post save on Michael Ryders in-close shot late in the first and stopped Jaromir Jagrs third-period breakaway backhander.Thats why people tell you good luck sometimes, Nabokov said of the Ryder save. It hit a little bit of my stick. That was the luck.Nabokov was signed as a free agent in July to backup Ben Bishop.Ondrej Palat hit the post on an early second-period power play for Tampa Bay.Schneider made a point-blank save on Valtteri Filppula during the opening minute of third.Obviously, Schneider was fantastic, Devils coach Peter DeBoer said. Were getting contributions from a lot of different areas right now, and thats what it takes to win.NOTES: Tampa Bay rookie F Jonathan Drouin (broken right thumb) resumed taking faceoffs in practice and expects to soon add contact drills. Were just happy with the progress so far, Drouin said. Its getting closer and closer now. Drouin still has some pain in the thumb. ... Jagr played in his 1,476th NHL game, which is eight away from tying Rod BrindAmour for 18th place all-time. ... Lightning D Radko Gudas didnt play due to a lower-body injury. ... New Jersey F Patrik Elias had an assist and tied Dino Ciccarelli for 80th place all-time with 592. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal Jersey . Coming off a 6-0 drubbing at Chelsea on Saturday, Arsenal endured another demoralizing result after rallying for a 2-1 lead -- only to concede a fluke equalizer. Aaron Ramsey Arsenal Jersey .C. United have acquired midfielder Alex Caskey from the Seattle Sounders for a third-round pick in the 2016 MLS draft. http://www.arsenalsoccerproshop.com/Authentic-Alex-Iwobi-Arsenal-Jersey/ . - After three days of light, make that very light, workouts, Team Irvin and Team Carter are ready for tonights Pro Bowl.MILWAUKEE - On a night in which DeMar DeRozan went scoreless, Kyle Lowry shot 1-for-9 from long distance, Jonas Valanciunas didnt log a minute in the fourth quarter and James Johnson didnt play at all, it was almost fitting to see the recently benched Terrence Ross go from zero to hero in the games most crucial moments. For the first time since inheriting his starting spot from the traded Rudy Gay over 13 months ago, Ross came off the bench in Milwaukee on Monday night, 24 hours after sitting the entire second half in a disastrous loss to the undermanned Pelicans. With less than a minute remaining and the Raptors trying to hold off the charging Bucks, Ross was back in the spotlight. He didnt start but thanks to a strong showing in response to his benching - his best in weeks - the 23-year-old closed the game for a struggling DeRozan. Amir Johnson saved a broken possession with some crafty ball handling, finding Patrick Patterson, who swung it to Ross in the corner. Ross put the ball on the floor, something he did with regularity on this night, pulled up and drained a 14-footer. Moments later, after Brandon Knight cut Torontos lead back down to one, Lowry found Ross leaking out for the slam dunk in transition. It would turn out to be the dagger. He played with a lot of confidence, relaxed, Dwane Casey said of Ross following a 92-89 win. I thought he came in in the first half and got us jump-started off the bench. I dont know if its a permanent thing but I liked the way he came in and played, especially on the defensive end. After starting the last 102 games hes played, Ross found out he would be coming off the bench earlier that day, although it couldnt have come as much of a surprise given how poorly hes performed of late. Once again, the timing has been unfortunate for Ross. His last slump coincided with the teams seven-game playoff series and elimination, while this slide comes during a stretch in which the Raptors have dropped seven of 10 as a team, almost magnifying the lulls you would expect from a young player. Were struggling as a team and one guy is not shooting the ball well, not playing defence at the level he has, rebounding the way he has so it makes it look like were pointing fingers at him, Casey had said before the game. But just maybe that change or whatever will get everybody else clicking until he gets things going again. Its tough, especially with a young player were trying to develop and grow. Its often difficult to gauge Ross level of motivation because hes a quiet, sort of disengaged person by nature. Hes a different personally, Casey said. But, at least for one night, it seemed like the message was received. He looked like a different player than the one who had shot 2-for-15 in the previous three games, the one that would get lost on both ends of the floor with little-to-no interest in being found. He checked in for DeRozan with nearly five minutes to go in the first quarter, immediately knocking down his first shot, which may have gone a long way in restoring his fleeting confidence. His jumper was falling - hitting a corner three-ball shortly thereafter - and he was making plays off the dribble, looking for teammates around the rim and even throwing down a vicious one-handed slam early in the second quarter. Everybody goes through it, said Ross, who scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds on 7-of-12 shooting in 23 minutes off the bench. So you just have to play through it because if you dont itll never go away. Youre in the NBA, youre living your dream, Patterson had told Ross. Youre in a positive situation, youre in an environment where everyone is rooting and pulling for you. No one tells him not to shoot the ball, everyone wants him to be aggressive out there and thats what hes going to keep on doing. We look for him a lot on the defensive end and on the offensive end. Hes our all-around player and hes got a lot of responsibility but hes young and he still has a lot to learn. Greivis Vasquez stepped into the starting lineup in place of Ross, but as the back-up point guard hes still needed on the floor with the second unit when Lowwry is out of the game, meaning his minutes automatically go up and someone on the wing becomes the odd man out. Emiliano Martinez Arsenal Jersey. On Monday that was Johnson, who did not log a minute. With Tyler Hansbrough playing well (Casey has also been reluctant to use Johnson at the four this season) and the Raptors trying to get Ross going again, there wasnt much time available for the versatile forward. Id love to play 15 guys, Casey explained after the game. Theres going to be some guys out of the rotation some nights and tonight those three did a good job – Terrence came in off the bench, Lou [Williams], Greivis and Kyle – so it had nothing to do with James, nothing he did wrong. Valanciunas, who had a double-double in the first half and finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds, was held out in the fourth quarter with the Bucks going small, while DeRozan didnt look like himself playing in the third game in four nights having recently returned from injury. The lineup change, as Casey says, is not permanent but it should stick for the time being as Ross regains his confidence and the team gets back on track. Vasquez will remain in the starting lineup to spread the floor as another three-point shooter and take pressure off of the tiring Lowry. Johnson, who likely missed out on the temporary promotion because of his limited range, may not see regular playing time but has done enough this season to earn a role in the rotation. He seemed to take the benching in stride, supporting his teammates on the sideline throughout the game, and Casey insists theres nothing more to it. Stay tuned. As for Ross, his skill set - when hes locked in - and his presence with the first unit are far too important to just write off. The Raptors need to get him right and Casey knows it. Ive watched film with him and talked with him, he said. Everybody is working and trying to get him through this. Its nothing unusual for guys to go through what hes going through and, again, our woes are not totally Terrence, I want to make that clear. Its not totally him. Its everybody, all of us. I think sometimes guys need to take a deep breath and kind of smell the roses a bit and see whats going on and then go play. FINAL ALL-STAR PUSH Make no mistake, Lowry will be representing the Raptors in next months All-Star Game one way or another, but with fan voting set to close Monday evening, the point guard may be better off getting a short vacation. After playing MVP-caliber ball to start the campaign, culminating in Eastern Conference Player of the Month honours for December, Lowry has hit a mid-season wall. It is what it is, he said last week. It doesnt matter. If I get in, I get in. If I dont, Ill be on the beach hanging out, resting. He could use the rest. With the Raptors losing seven of nine games entering Mondays contest, Lowry averaged 17.3 points on 38 per cent shooting from the field, 31 per cent from three-point range over that stretch. He had scored 23.0 points on 51 per cent shooting, 48 per cent from three in his previous eight contests, with Toronto winning seven of them. In the most recent balloting update, released 11 days ago, Lowry had made some progress passing Kyrie Irving for third place among guards in the East, but still sat over 100,000 votes behind Dwayne Wade for the second and final starting spot at the position. Since then public support of the Lowry campaign has skyrocketed, at least north of the border. To some recent criticism, the Raptors have ramped up their promotion on the team broadcasts while keeping track of in-arena Twitter votes for the ninth-year guard. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was the first notable Canadian to jump on board, tweeting an endorsement, which also counted as a vote (as have the 5,500 retweets its accumulated over the past two weeks). Trumping the PMs tweet, Canadian pop star Justin Bieber made a similar plea to his 59-million followers on Monday afternoon, getting retweeted 20,000 times in just 20 minutes. However, Biebers tweet and its subsequent retweets will not count towards Lowrys vote total because he did not include the hashtag NBABallot. ' ' '
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