The Pittsburgh Penguins have taken over top spot in the TSN.ca NHL Power Rankings, climbing from third to first with one regulation loss in last eight games. That the Penguins have been able to succeed without Sidney Crosby and, at times, without Evgeni Malkin has been a testament to the Penguins depth -- five Pens have at least 10 points -- as well as the strong play of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who has a 1.95 goals against average and .931 save percentage. Among the teams making big moves up, the Rangers moved from 14 to five, having won four straight. Philadelphia, after Saturdays blowout win in Columbus, appear to have found their way and jumped from 13 to six. Posting a 4-0-1 record in their last five games, the Nashville Predators made a sizeable jump from 20 to 10, but the biggest move of the week belongs to the Minnesota Wild, who have climbed from 26 to 13 with sensational defence and goaltending, allowing one goal or fewer in five of the last seven games. San Jose responded to last weeks number one ranking by going 1-1-1 and slipped down to eighth. Losing five of six contributed to Colorados fall from 10 down to 22 and a four-game losing streak dropped Los Angeles from eight to 16. Perhaps the most surprising ranking, when compared to the standings, is that of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who fell from 12th to 19th, after Saturdays nights blowout home loss against Boston. Its a rare situation that a team with the second-best record in the conference would have a negative goal differential, but thats where the Leafs are now and the gap between injured starting goaltender James Reimer and the fill-in tandem of Jonas Gustavsson and Ben Scrivens appears to be significant. Across Canada, Edmonton sits fourth in the rankings, Vancouver holds firm at 11th, Montreal drops to 20th, Calgary remains 23rd, Ottawa falls to 24th and Winnipeg is stuck at 29th. Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. nfl jerseys cheap
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. Neals slapshot over Anders Lindbacks right shoulder capped a frantic final 15 minutes of play as the teams traded the lead three times. Evgeni Malkin had two goals and two assists while Sidney Crosby added a goal and two assists for the Penguins, who have won nine straight over the Lightning. cheap nfl jerseys for sale
. You can watch the game live on TSN, tonight at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt. The Grizzlies took the pivotal Game 3 in the River City on Saturday when Zach Randolph scored 21 points and pulled down a Memphis playoff record 21 rebounds, as the Grizzlies erased a 16-point deficit en route to a 101-93 overtime victory over the Thunder.TORONTO - Drake stood from his courtside seat, his arms over his head motioning for the sellout crowd to get on their feet as the final buzzer sounded and his iconic anthem, "Started From The Bottom" blared over the Air Canada Centre loudspeakers. The Raptors global ambassador was the guest of honour on Saturday but - as he explained to the hoard of media that assembled in front of him before the game - he did not want the evening to be about him, although the night was in fact titled Drake Night. It could have been and very nearly turned out to be a sideshow. The Toronto-born recording artist handed out free shoes while his DJ entertained a captivated audience of 19,800 at halftime. Moments later the buzz that had filled the arena abruptly disappeared as the Raptors came out flat in the third quarter, trailing by as many as 10 to the division-rival Brooklyn Nets, winners of their previous five contests. In the end, Drake asked for noise and the ACC faithful obliged, saluting the team and its ambassador. The Raptors had earned it, putting on a show of their own and sending their fans home with more than just a black and gold OVO T-shirt. "I think we just got a spark there," coach Dwane Casey said after the Raptors closed out the game on a 40-18 run to defeat the Nets 96-80. "I thought our guys showed mental toughness and won a slug-out game, which I dont know if we could have won a couple months ago, no less last year. [Its] a testament to our guys mental growth and mental toughness to win a game like that." "We stayed patient," said DeMar DeRozan, who led all scorers with 26 to go along with seven rebounds and a team-high five assists. "We knew they were going to make a run, especially in the second half and we understood that. We stayed disciplined, understood we had to get stops, rebound the ball and push it." DeRozan scored the last seven points of the third and first two of the fourth as the Raptors began to take advantage of a veteran Nets team that had played a double overtime game against the defending champions a night earlier. Toronto held the visitors without a point for over seven minutes of game time and without a field goal for over nine minutes during a 22-1 run midway through the final frame. Despite their 41 per cent field goal shooting and just 16 assists, the Raptors were able to get out in transition - besting the Nets 13-6 on the break - and take advantage of Kevin&nbssp;Garnetts absence on the boards (the 37-year-old was rested on the second night of back-to-back).dddddddddddd. As a team the Raptors grabbed 16 offensive rebounds, five of them from Patrick Patterson, who continued to be a game-changer off Torontos bench. The Raptors outscored Brooklyn by 40 with Patterson on the floor Saturday. He finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds while fellow reserve John Salmons added 13, connecting on all five of his shots. The Nets and their rookie head coach Jason Kidd were struggling when they visited Toronto in late November, having lost five in a row before narrowly defeating the Raptors. This time around, they came to town riding a five-game winning streak, which included impressive victories over the Heat, Warriors and Thunder. Without Garnett, Deron Williams (nursing an ankle injury) and Brook Lopez (out for the season after foot surgery) in the lineup on the second night of a grueling back-to-back, Toronto seized another opportunity during this crucial stretch against sub-.500 teams. The Raptors have now won seven of their past nine contests overall and five of their last six at home, pulling within one-game of third place Atlanta in the Eastern Conference standings. With some assistance from Drake, the in-arena atmosphere reflected the teams recent success on Saturday and did not go unnoticed by those in the locker room. "I definitely think (Drake) succeeded," Amir Johnson said. "He got fans hyped, they had some sweet t-shirts in the crowd, everybodys screaming, every play everybody seemed like they were standing up cheering for us and thats what we need from our fans." "The atmosphere was great, I hope we can continue having that. Weve got to keep winning though." Accompanied by an entourage that included Tim Leiweke and Masai Ujiri before the game, Drake showed off his suit jacket, lined with a retro Vince Carter jersey. He also pitched in during the pre-game introductions, announcing the Raptors starters with his own unique twist. "Tonights not really about me, despite the title of the night," he said. "I think its just more about the momentum in the city, bringing the city together, how well these guys have been playing, honouring this squad that is really finding [itself], finding stability with each other and the revamp of this team." Given the result, its safe to say his mission was accomplished. ' ' '