The St. Erik Johnson Jersey . Louis Blues take aim at a season-high sixth straight victory tonight as they try and hand the Edmonton Oilers another lopsided defeat this season. The Blues have logged a point in eight straight games (7-0-1) and sit second overall in the Central Division with 63 points, four back of the Chicago Blackhawks. St. Louis will play three straight on the road beginning tonight after besting the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 on Saturday. That win improved the Blues to 17-3-2 at home this season. Down 2-0 going into the second period, Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Sobotka and Maxim Lapierre scored second-period goals to put the Blues in front. Berglund then began another three-goal spurt in the third period with his sixth tally of the season before Jaden Schwartz and Alex Pietrangelo capped the scoring with goals. "I think it shows a lot of character that we have on this team," said Lapierre. "The game is never over and its really important because these things happen in the playoffs and you have to get used to it." In his fourth straight start, Brian Elliott made 22 saves for a Blues club that also won five straight from Nov. 19-27 and last won six in a row from April 1-11. Elliott has won each of his last six decisions and 13 in a row at home, while Schwartz has logged 10 points over a career-high eight-game point streak. He has scored a goal in seven of those games. Schwartz tallied once in a 6-0 win over the hosting Oilers back on Dec. 21. Christ Stewart notched his third career hat trick in the win while adding an assist, and Elliott made 23 saves. Berglund also had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who have beaten the Oilers in six of seven and in 12 of the previous 15 meetings. They have taken three in a row and six of the last eight in Edmonton. Ilya Bryzgalov yielded all six goals on 33 shots for the Oilers. That loss to St. Louis was Edmontons sixth in a row, a slump it snapped with back-to-back wins over Winnipeg and Calgary. The Oilers then lost another four in a row, the first two past regulation, before a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. Jordan Eberle, who missed Fridays loss to Anaheim with a knee injury, scored twice and Boyd Gordon had the game-winner 8:20 into the third period. Taylor Hall had a goal and an assist and Bryzgalov made 24 saves as Edmonton recovered after failing to hold a 3-1 lead. "We had success when we were getting pucks in behind them," Eberle said. Hall has notched four goals and nine assists over 13 points over his last nine games. Frank St. Marseille Jersey . The Jets have now won three straight at home and four of the last five at the MTS Centre. After a scoreless first period, Brad Marchand scored his first goal in eight games eight seconds into the second. Blues Jerseys China . Ferguson told Uniteds in-house TV channel on Saturday that he has no immediate plans to walk away from the game, and that he still hungers for more trophies even after 25 years in charge of the club.Arsene Wenger praised Arsenals spirit after they climbed above Tottenham to finish second in the Premier League following a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on the final day. Before kick-off the equation was simple for Wengers men, who needed to pick up all three points against bottom of the table Villa and hope Newcastle could beat Spurs. An Olivier Giroud hat-trick and an own goal from Mark Bunn handed the Gunners victory and after Spurs demise at St James Park, Arsenal finished runners up for the first time since 2005.The win, coupled with Tottenhams capitulation at Newcastle, also means Arsenal have not finished below their neighbours since 1995. Arsene Wenger said second place was reward for Arsenals spirirt It was difficult to predict, especially a few weeks ago, but we kept our togetherness, our spirit, Wenger told Sky Sports.I think its now 10 games without defeat and thats reward for our spirit, our mentality and also for our quality.Arsenal had entered 2016 top of the table and looking in good shape to claim their first title in 12 years.However, their title challenge fell away after a difficult second half to the season but Wenger was keen to praise champions Leicester. Arsenal players mob Mikel Arteta to celebrate their fourth goal We had a difficult second part to our season because we had many difficult away games, Wenger said.We had to go to Tottenham, to Man City, to Manchester United and to Liverpool so I knew our position was a bit artificial in December. We needed an exceptional second part to the season and we didnt deliver that, but overall we finished second in the league and you have to congratulate Leicester.They lost only three games and two against us. Overall, they have been exceptional. Barcelona and Real Madrid lost more games in Europe. Its difficult to explain it but it is a fact.Meanwhile, Arsenals victory against Villa saw Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky bid farewell to the club and Wenger insists the midfield pair will be missed in the dreessing room. Wayne Gretzky Jersey. Arsenals squad gave the departing Tomas Rosicky a guard of honour as he said farewell to the fans It was very emotional, Wenger said. They are two exceptional players, two leaders as well and they are extremely well respected in the dressing room.Well miss that because they have weight in the dressing room.Every manager knows its important to have this kind of spiritual quality in the dressing room and they were exceptional players but they had exceptional spirit as well. Olivier Giroud scored a hat-trick in Arsenals 4-0 win Looking ahead to next season, Wenger revealed he will look to add two to three players to his squad in the summer as they look to win a first title since 2004.He said: Well try to keep the squad together and then strengthen with two or three more players.Weve lost Danny Welbeck for nine months, so I count it for the season. That means we need one more offensive player but well try to add three players to the squad. Also See: Arsenal pip Spurs to second When Spurs last pipped Arsenal Arsenal season review Live on Sky ' ' '
The legend of Jose Abreu continues to grow, but the enormous early achievements for the rookie have yet to translate into an overall level of success for his Chicago White Sox. Air Force 1 Alte Just Do It . Abreu his and teammates shoot for back-to-back wins for just the second time since June 11 on Saturday as they battle the Toronto Blue Jays in the third of a four-game set. Trying to slow down Abreu for the Jays is rookie hurler Marcus Stroman, a product of Duke. The right-hander, making his first-ever appearance against Chicago, managed to break a minor two-game slide on Monday as he allowed just a single run on three hits, striking out seven, over eight innings against the New York Yankees at home. Stroman has appeared in four day games this season already, but the results have been somewhat hard to swallow, even though he has a record of 1-1 in such games. He is also carrying a lofty 5.65 ERA in those 14 1/3 innings. Chicago, which is alone in last place in the AL Central, has the second- highest team ERA in the league at 4.40 and is the only club yet to register a shutout on the campaign. Conversely, Toronto is second in the AL with 10 shutouts, although the Jays are 11th in overall ERA with a 4.09 mark. Chicagos first baseman posted two more home runs on Friday as the Sox slipped by Toronto in a 5-4 decision. The victory snapped a brief two-game slide for a Chicago club that is 10 games below .500 (16-26) on the road. Abreu, though, now has four multi-homer games through his first 67 contests, becoming the first player since Atlantas Bob Horner in 1978 to achieve such a feat. Abreu is also tied with Torontos Edwin Encarnacion and Nelson Cruz of Baltimore for the Major League lead in home runs with 25. "Im glad hes on my team," said White Sox starter John Danks, who picked up his seventh win of the campaign. "Im glad I dont have to face him." Danks made it through six innings, allowing two runs on five hits, two of those being home runs. A host of relievers handed the game to Jake Petricka who picked up his second save of the season by recording just a pair of outs in the ninth. Former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey was saddled with the loss as he was hammered for four home runs, five runs overall on just five hits. The knuckleballer did strike out nine and walk only one through six innings, but it just wasnt enough. "I felt very good with it, tonight was a very bizarre outing," Dickey said. "I dont know how else to explain it, to give up five hits and four of them being home runs. To walk one guy and strikeout nine and leave the game after six innings giving up five runs, thats a bizarre outing." Encarnacion, who is second in the league in RBI with 65, delivered on his 25th home run, a solo effort, while Colby Rasmus and Dioner Navarro also went deep for a Toronto team which is still holding down first place in the AL East, 1 1/2 games ahead of Baltimore entering play today. After missing almost the entire month of March, Chris Sale is now aiming to come up with his seventh win in eight decisions as he heads to the mound for the White Sox this afternoon. The left-hander pitched on Monday against Baltimore on the road but failed to earn a decision as Chicago was handed a 6-4 loss. Sale made it through just six innings for the second game in a row, permitting a mere two runs as he scattered a season-high 11 hits and struck out three. Now in his fifth season in the majors, Sale has pitched against Toronto four times previously but is still awaiting his first favorable outcome (0-2), although he has been credited with a save in one of those contests. Sf Air Force 1 Mid Nere . - Titans quarterback Jake Locker will miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc injury to his right foot, leaving Tennessee trying to rally with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Air Force 1 Alte Premium .com) - Mike Conley scored 20 points with five assists to help the Memphis Grizzlies remain unbeaten with a 91-89 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday.LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Jayna Hefford scored the winning goal Friday as Canada survived a scare with a 4-3 win over Sweden at the Four Nations womens hockey tournament. The Swedes looked like they were on their way to an upset when they scored goals 20 seconds apart to take a 3-1 lead early in the second period. But Canada responded and was spared blushes as Natalie Spooner scored two straight goals, setting up Heffords winner. "We really dont feel like we played our game very well today and there was a bit of a struggle throughout," Hefford said. "But sometimes games are like that. You have to grind them out and chip away, and thats how we looked at it." Canada finished the round-robin portion of the tournament with a 3-0 record and advanced to Saturdays final against Finland (2-1), which stunned the United States 3-1. Meghan Agosta-Marciano also scored for Canada, while Shannon Szabados made eight saves on 11 shots. Sweden goaltender Valentina Wallner was outstanding, making 41 saves on 45 shots. Anna Borgqvist, Jenni Asserholt and Lina Backlin scored for Sweden, which finished the tournament 0-3. Canada brrought a younger squad to the Four Nations tournament, leaving several veterans, including talismanic leading scorer Hayley Wickenhiser, off the roster for a rest. Air Force 1 Alte Flax . Coach Dan Church said he welcomes the way the young squad battled through adversity. "Coming out and struggling in the first two periods today wasnt part of our game plan," Church said. "But the response form our group was good in the third period. "The young players have really worked hard over these last three games and that is what you want to see. Leaving some veterans at home is an opportunity for them to step up and play some more minutes and show some leadership." Noora Raty made 58 saves and Karolina Rantamaki and Susanna Tapani scored in a 9-second span in the second period to help Finland defeat the U.S. for the first time in the history of the tournament Megan Bozek had a power-play goal for the U.S. (1-2) in the second period to cut it to 2-1, and Tapani set up Jenni Hiirikoskis goal midway through the third period. Canada beat Finland 3-1 on Tuesday. The U.S. will face Sweden in the third-place game. ' ' '