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We have to protect our home, but we can

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DALLAS - Jamie Benns first goal in six games turned out to be the winner for the Dallas Stars.Antoine Roussel and Benn scored 16 seconds apart in the third period, and Dallas edged the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Saturday night after losing a 3-0 lead.Benn, Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza, the Stars three leading scorers, all scored to show signs that theyre coming out of slumps. Seguins goal was his first in seven games, and Spezza has only two in 15 games.We need them on the board on a consistent basis, Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. Tylers missed some unbelievable chances. But at the same time, that goal by Benn, because theyve been few and far between, is important to get him going again.Roussel broke a 3-3 tie 3:14 into the third by tapping in the puck from left of the net. Benn added his goal at 3:30.Seguin, Spezza and Erik Cole each had a goal and an assist, and Jyrki Jokipakka added two assists for Dallas.Cole said that settling on a line with Spezza and Ales Hemsky has helped.I think thats helped game in, game out to talk about things, Cole said. Were not going to work consistently (by) moving up and down the lineup and having a bunch of different parts moving in and out.Benn, Seguin and Colton Sceviour have been working as Dallas first line.Alex Ovechkins breakaway goal 21 seconds into the third period helped Washington rally from a three-goal deficit.We made some big mistakes at just critical times, Ruff said. Even to start the period shooting the puck into shin pads and giving Ovechkin a breakaway. To that point, we had done a pretty good job limiting his opportunities.Barely three minutes after Ovechkins goal, Roussel and Benn gave the Stars the goals they needed to win.You work all the way (back), Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. Its like youre building something and then all of a sudden, it gets knocked down right away. Within not even a minute, we gave them a two-goal lead again.The Stars kept Washington from scoring a tying goal after Nicklas Backstrom beat Kari Lehtonen at 16:34 of the third period.Eric Fehr and Andre Burakovsky also scored for Washington, which took a second straight loss for the first time since Dec. 2.Lehtonen made 28 saves. Justin Peters had 21 in his first start since Nov. 29 for Washington.(Lehtonen) definitely saved the game in the third period for them, Ovechkin said. Hes a top-level goalie and when they needed it, he made a save.Seguin, Cole and Spezza scored for the 3-0 lead at 4:13 of the second period.Washington rallied to come within a goal at 3-2 later in the second. Fehr scored at 5:30, putting a pass from Joel Ward between Lehtonens legs, and Burakovsky sent a drive from the top of the slot past Dallas goalie at 16:06.NOTES: Before Saturday, Capitals goalie Braden Holtby had started 21 games in a row and appeared in 27 straight. ... Backstrom had his 399th career assist on Ovechkins 25th goal of the season. ... Seguins goal was his league-leading 27th, but his first in seven games. ... Benn scored his first goal in six games. ... Stars C Cody Eakin played in his 200th NHL game. ... Dallas placed RW Brett Ritchie (undisclosed injury) on injured reserve, and brought up Jokipakka and LW Curtis McKenzie from Texas of the AHL. ... Rookie Jokipakka has just five assists, but has had two in a game twice. ... Trevor Daley (undisclosed) did not play, and Ruff said he didnt expect the defenceman to be out through the All-Star break. The Capitals are 1-12-5 when their opponents score first. ... The Stars have won their last six against Washington. 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Duhamel and Radford, who were seventh at the Sochi Olympics, also won bronze at last years world championships in London, Ont.MIAMI -- Indianas Paul George will play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, which comes as no surprise to the Miami Heat. They were expecting him there all along. The Pacers announced Friday night that George has been cleared "to return to normal basketball activity," a decision made three days after he was concussed in Game 2 of the Indiana-Miami series. "Barring any unforeseen complications, he will play" on Saturday in Miami, the Pacers said. So that settled one lineup issue. The Heat now have a lineup decision to make. Greg Oden -- whose last post-season appearance was April 30, 2009 -- may be inserted into the Heat rotation after showing Miamis coaches in recent days that back issues that slowed him down for weeks may finally be a thing of the past. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra suggested that Oden "could" get some minutes, which would almost certainly come against Indiana centre Roy Hibbert. "If coach needs me, Im ready to play," Oden said. "Im definitely ready whenever he needs me." The series is tied at a game apiece, with Miami grabbing the home-court edge away by rallying for an 87-83 win at Indianapolis in Game 2. The teams have been off since, which figures to be a blessing of sorts for the Pacers -- who had several players limping and ailing late in that game, with Georges concussion the most notable malady. The back of Georges head was struck by Dwyane Wades knee as both were trying to get control of a loose ball during the fourth quarter of that game. George remained in the game but was basically a non-factor the rest of the way, and Miami owned the final minutes. The concussion came to light only after George revealed postgame that he briefly "blacked out." "I probably should have kept that to myself," George said. "It just made a mess. Thats something that, going forward, just keep that between myself and the training staff." The Heat never even considered the possibility that George wouldnt play in Game 3. "Why wouldnt he?" Heat star LeBron& James asked.dddddddddddd Wade said he wanted to see George out there, because competitors always want to play against the best, particularly at this time of year. And in these playoffs, no one has looked better on the road -- especially defensively -- than the Pacers, who still havent won even two consecutive home games in this post-season but have won five in a row away from home. Atlanta and Washington combined to shoot only 38 per cent at home against Indiana in the opening two rounds, averaging just 84.8 points per game. The Pacers havent exactly been offensive juggernauts in those games, averaging 90.7 points themselves, but the airtight defence was enough for Indiana to save its season by winning elimination games in both matchups. "We played at a high level in the Washington series, and those last two against Atlanta when we were down in the series, we played with great desperation," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. "Our guys take pride in their defence. Thats probably why you see those numbers." Then again, the Heat present a bit more of a challenge than the Hawks and Wizards. "I dont know if the home court really matters right now in the playoffs," Spoelstra said. "Its more about your collective disposition, and youre imposing that identity on the other team. I think either team could win home or away." Miami is 5-0 at home in the post-season, winning by an average of 10 points per game and shooting nearly 50 per cent from the floor. Going back to last season, the Heat have won eight straight playoff games in their own building and since James joined the club theyre 35-7 at home during the post-season. Among those seven losses? The Pacers won at Miami in both 2012 and 2013. And thats why Miami knows having the home-court edge now hardly assures a series win. "Both teams can win on each others floor. Weve proven that the last couple years," James said. "We have to protect our home, but we cant go out there saying that just because were back home we get automatic wins. Weve got to play." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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