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NEWARK, N. cheap nfl jerseys .J. -- The New Jersey Devils are so bad in shootouts, coach Pete DeBoer doesnt mind seeing his team take chances in the five-minute overtime. It got them a much-needed win Thursday night against the Minnesota Wild after they blew a two-goal, third-period lead. Defenceman Andy Greene scored from in close 2 minutes into the extra period and the Devils snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Wild in Zach Parises first game back in New Jersey against his former teammates. "Weve asked our D all year to create offence for us," said DeBoer, whose team has lost all eight shootouts this season and an NHL-record 12 straight dating to last season. "I think we have a little more urgency in overtime as a group because of our shootout record. There isnt any secret about that, so you get a little more aggressive." Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias each had three assists and combined to set up Greene. Elias carried the puck from his own zone into the Wild end and sent a pass through the crease that Henrique nudged toward goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. Greene got the rebound and scored his second game-winner in overtime this season. Greene took a chance on the play. "I actually kick it out of the corner to start the rush and I thought about changing, but then I kind of saw we had a three-on-two," Greene said. "I supported it and the puck obviously squirted through their back door and I got some good lumber on it and put it home." Greene didnt care that the win wasnt pretty. "It doesnt matter at this point," he said. "As long as we get ourselves a chance to get two points in a game, who cares how it happens? Two points is two points." Despite the win, the Devils are five points out of the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with 12 games left in the regular season. "I liked how we played tonight," DeBoer said. "As long as we can stay fresh and energized and bring that game, theres no reason we cant keep winning." Michael Ryder, Mark Fayne and Jaromir Jagr also scored for New Jersey, which played with a lot more energy with their playoff hopes fading in the wake of the losing streak. Parise, Mikael Granlund and Matt Cooke tallied for the Wild, who have points in 17 of 21 games. The Wild, who have lost their last four games that have gone to overtime or a shootout, were limited to 10 shots in the first 40 minutes, but rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to tie the game at 3-all on goals by Granlund and Cooke. Granlund closed the gap to 3-2, beating Cory Schneider with a bad-angle shot from low in the left circle midway through the period. Cooke tied the game with 4:32 to play, deflecting a slap shot by Marco Scandella 2 seconds after a penalty to Travis Zajac expired. Parise, who was booed every time he touched the puck, got the Wild on the scoreboard with a power-play goal when he deflected a shot by Ryan Suter 21 seconds into the third. "To come back in the third period down against these guys, down 2-0 and 3-1, and we were able to claw back and get a point. There is a little bit of a silver lining," Parise said. "Weve got to turn that corner and start winning some of these games that go into extra time." Ryder opened the scoring with 3:02 left in the first, snapping a 23-game goal drought by taking a pass from Elias and ripping a shot past Bryzgalov from between the circles. The Devils had a chance to add to their lead when Wild defenceman Nate Prosser was given a somewhat iffy five-minute major and a game misconduct for elbowing Devils forward Tim Sestito behind the Minnesota net. Minnesota, however, had a great chance to tie the game early in the major when Parise had a breakaway after defenceman Jon Merrill fell at the Wild blue line. Parise skated in alone but Schneider smothered his shot. Minnesota survived the power play, but New Jersey went up 2-0 midway through the second period on Faynes short-handed goal, which was set up by Henrique and Elias. Parises 24th goal of the season cut the deficit to 2-1, but Jagr got his 23rd of the season a little more than three minutes later on a power play. NOTES: The Devils dressed seven defencemen after making forwards Damien Brunner and Steve Bernier healthy scratches. ... Sestito had to be helped off the ice after the major penalty and he did not return. ... This was the Wilds first game in New Jersey since Jan. 4, 2011. wholesale nfl jerseys . Jackson, the NFLs active career-leading rusher, missed the past four games with a hamstring injury, but he participated fully in practice on Friday. cheap jerseys . 18, 2007 when the UEFA Executive Committee convened in Cardiff to vote and announce the host nation for EURO 2012 all the smart money was on the recently crowned world champion Italian bid prevailing. San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Anibal Sanchez struck out eight batters for his third career shutout, leading the Marlins to a 1-0 victory over the Giants to sweep a three-game series. It added insult literally to injury for the Giants, who placed star catcher Buster Posey on the disabled list earlier Thursday with a fractured left leg and torn ligaments in his ankle. Sanchez (4-1) gave up just five hits and two walks, working around Freddy Sanchezs one-out double in the ninth inning for his first shutout of the season. It was his fifth career complete game and second this year. He was kind of in that zone. He was able to get ahead with four different pitches, Marlins catcher John Buck said of Sanchez. Logan Morrison hit an RBI single in the sixth inning for the Marlins, who have won five of their last six. Ryan Vogelsong (3-1) was a hard-luck loser after pitching eight strong innings. He yielded eight hits and a walk and struck out three. The Giants were swept on the heels of a five-game winning streak and scored just seven runs in the series. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Posey was in pain and very down about his injury, which he sustained when Scott Cousins knocked him over at the plate to score Floridas go-ahead run in the 12th inning Wednesday. I hate to say (hes) distraught, but ... he has taken this pretty hard, saidd Bochy. wholesale jerseys. He knows its pretty serious, Bochy continued. With whats going on, hes doing as well as you can be. Giants trainer Dave Groeschner revealed the extent of Poseys injury after the game and said the team is most worried about Poseys torn ligaments. Thats our concern right now, he said. The fractures going to heal. Were still getting opinions, so we dont have all the information yet. But the fractures going to be fine. The injury cast a shadow over the game and the Giants didnt move a runner to third base until the ninth, after Sanchez doubled and advanced on Aubrey Huffs ground out. Until then, they hadnt had a runner on second base since doing it in each of the first three innings. Its frustrating. We got a well-pitched game, said Bochy. We just needed somebody to come through and get a hit for us. Vogelsong shut the Marlins down until the sixth, when Chris Coughlan hit a leadoff double, moved to third on Emilio Bonifacios sacrifice bunt and scored on Morrisons single to center. GAME NOTES:The sweep started a nine-game road trip for the Marlins, who are headed to Los Angeles to play the Dodgers this weekend...The Giants went 3-3 on a six-game homestand that started with a sweep of the Bay Area-rival Athletics and are headed out on the road for seven games starting with a weekend series in Milwaukee. ' ' '
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