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( - One night after setting a season high for goals in a game, the Philadelphia Flyers will try to keep their offense on point against the stingy Winnipeg Jets in Sundays clash at MTS Centre. The Flyers struggled early defensively versus the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday before pulling away for a 7-4 win. They trailed 2-0 and 3-2 in the first period, but ripped off five straight goals to pull away. Claude Giroux had a pair of goals and two assists, while Jakub Voracek tied a career high with four assists. Voracek leads the NHL with 42 points, three more than Giroux and Dallas Tyler Seguin, and his 30 assists also top the league. Giroux has 29 helpers on the season. Its great to get a lot of goals in one game, Giroux said. That was fun. Michael Raffl and Sean Couturier finished with a goal and an assist, while defenseman Nicklas Grossmann netted his career-high third goal of the season. Ray Emery allowed four goals on 25 shots in the victory, which snapped a two- game slide and came in the opener of an eight-game road trip. With No. 1 goaltender Steve Mason out for at least the weekend with a back injury suffered in practice on Friday, 33-year-old Rob Zepp is expected to make his NHL debut in net tonight. Zepp has gone 8-5-4 in 17 games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League this season after spending the previous seven campaigns in the German Elite League. Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo also is questionable with an upper-body injury sustained versus the Leafs. Philadelphias offense will go up against a Winnipeg team that ranks fourth in the NHL with just 2.21 goals allowed per game. That comes despite the club currently missing four defenseman due to injury. Tobias Enstrom, Zach Bogosian and Mark Stuart are all out with lower-body injuries, while Jacob Trouba has an upper-body issue. Winnipeg has won two straight, including a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Friday. Evander Kane and Mathieu Perreault scored the goals and Michael Hutchinson had 30 saves. Real good goaltending, said Jets coach Paul Maurice. Then just an awful lot of hard, scramble battles. Defenseman Jay Harrison had an assist in his Jets debut after being acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes the previous game. Winnipeg will close out a four-game homestand tonight and Ondrej Pavelec figures to draw the start in net tonight. He is 7-4-1 in his career versus the Flyers with a 3.14 GAA and .910 save percentage in 13 games with 12 starts. The Jets have lost four of their last six versus the Flyers, but have won the last two meetings in Winnipeg. Robert Hagg Jersey . Then youve got to worry about the other up and coming teams in the two weaker divisions in the "Junior Circuit". Michal Neuvirth Jersey . "Im not even that added up," the 39-year-old Australian replied. And to the Hall of Famers surprise, when all the math was done Sunday in the JTBC Founders Cup, she was the one posing for pictures with the big trophy. . On Tuesday, the star questioned whether that was still the case. Speaking to reporters at a charity event, Johnson said: "I just kind of wonder sometimes: Is this still the place for me?" Johnsons comments came after he was asked why he recently skipped a voluntary minicamp. Andrew MacDonald Jersey . - Leon Draisaitl scored a hat trick as the Prince Albert Raiders stormed past the Swift Current Broncos 5-2 in Western Hockey League action Tuesday. Brian Elliott Jersey . Lynchs attorney, Ivan Golde, told The Associated Press on Thursday of the plea deal that was reached with the Alameda County District Attorney Office. The plea will be formally entered in court in Oakland, Calif.NEW YORK -- The scoreboard showed that the Boston Bruins were only even with the New York Rangers after the first period. In reality, Tuukka Rask had already won the game for the Atlantic Division leaders. Rask made 19 saves in a one-sided opening period, and defenceman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists to lift the Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Rangers on Sunday night. New York jumped ahead 14-1 in shots and took a 1-0 lead it couldnt hold. The Bruins skated off in a tie despite being badly outshot. "We were stuck in quicksand. We didnt do anything there, just gave them all kinds of chances," Rask said. "Then we finally got that goal, got some life, and the last eight minutes in the first we played good. "Youre outshot 20-9 and its 1-1 so youre somewhat relieved. We got better and got the lead and never gave it up." Rask finished with 39 saves. He outdueled New Yorks Henrik Lundqvist, who stopped 27 shots on his 32nd birthday but lost for the second straight day. Lundqvist allowed a season-high tying six goals. "Painful. Extremely painful," Lundqvist said. "I thought we played pretty good. They worked hard, but their goals were unbelievable with the bounces they got -- a couple of deflections and a post and in." The Bruins improved to 9-2-3 in their last 14 games and earned their first season-sweep of New York in 31 years. Rask made 43 saves in a 2-1 win over the Rangers on Nov. 19 in Bostons previous visit to Madison Square Garden. "I thought we started to get a little bit better in the second half of the first (period)," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "We slowly got ourselves back in the game, but were much better in the second and the third. "We got mad enough after the first 10 minutes that we reacted to doing something. That was huge. We just needed to get over that hump. Once we scored that first goal, it just seemed like everybody relaxed and we got better." The Rangers fell one point behind second-place Philadelphia -- which beat New York 4-2 on Saturday. They lead fourth-place Washington by one point in the Metropolitan Division. All three teams have 20 games remaining. Lundqvist has allowed nine goals in two games since returning from the Olympics. "I dont think that was a game that dictated the score," said Rangers captain Ryan Callahan, who could be traded before New Yorks next game on Wednesday. "I thought we had some good minutes." Boston, which didnt have a power play, increased its lead to 5-2 in the third period on a pair of goals by Gregory Campbell -- first short-handed at 9:04 and then at even strength with 6:34 left.dddddddddddd Milan Lucic finished the scoring with 1:36 remaining. The Bruins have received an NHL-low 176 power plays this season. "They couldve mixed one in, but it seems to go the other way for us all the time," Rask said. Jarome Iginla scored in the first period, and Hamilton and Carl Soderberg connected in the second with assists from Hamilton. Boston won all three games from the Rangers for the first time since the 1982-83 season. J.T. Miller made it 1-0 just 3:20 in with a short-handed goal. Brad Richards tallied in the second, and Ryan McDonaghs power-play goal made it 5-3 with 4:42 left for the Rangers. Iginla began to change momentum when he scored with 1:53 left in the first. "They played yesterday, too, and it shouldve been a pretty even start," Rask said of the Rangers. "We just werent ready. We werent skating and it was pretty ugly there. I was a little surprised." The Bruins came out for the second re-energized. Unlike New York, however, Boston capitalized on two early chances and surged ahead 3-1 just 9:34 in. Iginla helped pushed Boston in front when he freed a puck from the left-wing boards. The puck found its way to Hamilton, who scored his seventh at 4:04. Soderberg stretched the lead to 3-1 just 5:30 later when he gathered the rebound of Loui Erikssons hard shot, shifted the puck from backhand to forehand and scored his 10th goal. Hamilton earned his second assist of the night. The Rangers got back within a goal when Richards got a puck past Rask with 3:07 left. Richards patiently stopped at the blue line and stayed onside while awaiting a pass from Callahan. Richards took the puck into the right circle and snapped a drive that sailed wide past Rask and into the open left side for his 16th goal. Boston held a 14-12 edge in shots in the second, but again found a way to make the most of them. "Its a great win when you score six goals on a good goalie like that," Rask said. New York grabbed a 1-0 lead when Miller converted a turnover at the blue line into a bre

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