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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings surely liked what they saw of their new top line Fr
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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings surely liked what they saw of their new top line Friday night. David Hess Jersey . Johan Franzen had two goals and two assists, Gustav Nyquist a goal and three assists and David Legwand a goal and two assists in the Red Wings 7-4 win over the New Jersey Devils. With four of the teams top centres heading into the season out with injuries, Detroit traded for the veteran Legwand - a Detroit-area native - in a deal with Nashville at Wednesdays trading deadline. The Red Wings wanted Legwand to be their No. 1 centre. Franzen is the right wing and Nyquist is on left wing. "Obviously two great players, world-class players, and its an honour to play with them, and we had the puck tonight," Legwand said. "We were moving it and I think, obviously, when you can move and skate its going to create some chances and opportunities." Red Wings coach Mike Babcock certainly liked the line. "Legwands line was outstanding with Gus (Nyquist) and Mule (Franzen), really set the tone for us," Babcock said. "We need that against (Travis) Zajacs line with (Jaromir) Jagr on him. I thought those guys did a great job for us. We were calm on the bench, did a real good job." Brendan Smith, Kyle Quincey and Drew Miller also scored for Detroit. Jonas Gustavsson made 21 saves. Adam Henrique had two goals, Patrik Elias and Jagr also scored for New Jersey. Cory Schneider, who gave up seven goals for the first time in his career, stopped 25 shots. "The game spoke for itself," Devils coach Pete DeBoer said. "Disappointing. We didnt have many people that were very good tonight." The Red Wings led 5-3 after a wild second period in which seven goals were scored. Franzen gave Detroit a 2-0 lead when Nyquists shot went in off Franzens glove. But New Jersey scored three goals in 2:21 to take the lead. Elias short-handed goal put the Devils on the board, Jagr got his 20th goal of the season and 701st of his career, and Henrique got his 20th. Then the Red Wings got three goals in 3:14. Franzen scored his second of the game and 15th of the season on the power play. Nyquist picked up his 16th goal and Quincey gave Detroit a two-goal lead with his fourth goal. Legwand got his first goal as a Red Wing and Miller also scored in the third period Henrique got his second goal of the night with 1:18 left. Smith opened the scoring in the first period. He came straight off the bench and sent a one-time slap shot from just inside the blue line past Schneider. It was Smiths third goal. NOTE: The seven goals were a season high for Detroit. . Franzen has five goals and six assist for 11 points in the five games since the Olympic break. . New Jersey had its penalty reduced by the NHL for trying to circumvent the leagues salary cap on the contract of Ilya Kovalchuk, who has since retired and returned to Russia. The Devils originally lost their first-round pick in this years draft and were fined $3 million. New Jersey will pick 30th in the first round of the 2014 draft and the fine was reduced. ... Detroit C Darren Helm expects to miss a week due to vision problems after being hit in the head on Feb. 27 at Ottawa. ... Legwand played for New Jersey coach Pete DeBoer in junior hockey with the Ontario Hockey Leagues Plymouth Whalers, who are based in suburban Detroit. Don Baylor Jersey . -- Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, Colby Rasmus drove in two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 on Saturday. Shawn Armstrong Jersey .The South African had three birdies on the front nine and another four after the turn at Leopard Creek Country Club to move to 16-under 128 overall.Grace, who won all four of his European Tour titles in 2012, dropped his only shot of the competition on the par-3 fifth. https://www.cheaporioles.com/908i-ken-si...ioles.html . The Redblacks are taking on the Edmonton Eskimos in their second regular season game Friday night. Catch the game live on TSN as the back end of a doubleheader starting at 10pm et/7pm pt.The Los Angeles Clippers will try to knot their Western Conference semifinals series with the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday in a Game 4 Mothers Day matinee at the Staples Center. You can watch the game live on TSN and TSN GO at 3pm et/Noon pt. The Thunder reclaimed the home-court advantage LA took with a Game 1 win on Friday night with a 118-112 road win in Game 3. MVP Kevin Durant totaled 36 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Russell Westbrook had 23 points, eight boards and 13 assists for the Thunder. Serge Ibaka contributed 20 points for Oklahoma City, which has won the last two contests in the series. Caron Butler went 3-for-5 from beyond the arc in the fourth quarter and provided nine of his 14 points in the final period. Reggie Jackson also scored 14 points in a reserve role. "We did a good job of playing with poise throughout the game," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "I thought we did a good job of staying together. In that fourth quarter, our defense went up another level and we made some big shots." Blake Griffin notched 34 points and eight rebounds for the Clippers. Chris Paul chipped in 21 points and 16 assists. The Clippers lost despite turning the ball over only six times, but their downfall was defense. The Thunder shot 55.7 percent from the field, including 11-of-18 (61.1 percent) in the fourth quarter. "We obviously have to play defense better and I haave to coach defense better," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. Lee Smith Jersey. "Neither team played a lot of defense tonight." Jamal Crawford, who was named the NBAs Sixth Man of the Year on Thursday, totaled 20 points in a losing cause. DeAndre Jordan had 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Matt Barnes added 14. This marked the first time, regular season and playoffs, that the Clippers lost a game (35-1) at home when leading after three quarters. Griffins layup had the hosts within 108-107 with 2:33 remaining, but Westbrook then drained a 3-pointer from the top of the arc. Following a Paul missed 3, Durant sank a turnaround shot over Paul from the right wing to make it a 113-107 margin. "Were used to getting stops in those situations, but we didnt tonight," Paul said. Two free throws from Jackson made it 115-107 with 22.7 seconds left, essentially sealing OKCs victory. The Thunder are a playoff-tested group. They made the NBA Finals two years ago and didnt advance past this round last season because Westbrook went down with a knee injury. "I think we did a good job of weathering the storms throughout the game and sticking together," Durant said. "Were going to have to do that even more next game if we want to win. Its going to be probably the toughest game of the series." The Clippers have never gotten past this round. Game 5 will be Tuesday night back in Oklahoma City. ' ' '
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