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Whatever confidence the Toronto Maple Leafs earned by winning the 2014 Winter Classic came crashing down in the clubs next trip to the ice. Derrick Favors Jersey . Tonight, the Maple Leafs hope to rebound from a lopsided defeat when they host the surging New York Islanders at Air Canada Centre. Watch all the action unfold live on TSN at 7pm et/4pm pt. Toronto posted a 3-2 shootout win while battling the Detroit Red Wings and snowy conditions on New Years Day in Ann Arbor. The outdoor victory was the third straight win for the Maple Leafs, but that streak came to an abrupt halt with Saturdays 7-1 rout at the hands of the visiting New York Rangers. New York grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first period and extend that cushion to five goals before Toronto finally reached the scoreboard late in the second period. When the dust finally settled, the Rangers wound up scoring seven goals in Toronto for the first time since winning 8-2 at Maple Leaf Gardens on March 14, 1990. Joffrey Lupul scored the lone goal for Toronto and Jonathan Bernier let in five goals on 32 shots before being pulled. James Reimer played the last 23- plus minutes in net and gave up two goals on 18 shots. Toronto coach Randy Carlyle said he thought the Winter Classic would have an adverse effect on his teams skating, but also didnt believe the "hangover" shouldve lasted more than a period. "That would be my assumption of it, that you might start out flat for a period but youd be able to get your legs back under you and get your game going to at least be more competitive," he said. "I expected a lot more from our group than what we got." The Leafs hope to bounce back against an Islanders team that has lost two of three and five of the last eight games in this series. Toronto notched a 5-2 home win over New York back on Nov. 19, snapping the Isles three-game winning streak at Air Canada Centre. Leafs forward David Clarkson, who scored a goal when Toronto downed the visiting Islanders earlier this season, expects to miss Tuesdays tilt after injuring his left foot in Saturdays loss. Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson also left that game an upper-body injury and is doubtful for tonights test. The Islanders enter Tuesday having won four of their last five games and the club is coming off Mondays lopsided win over the visiting Dallas Stars. John Tavares recorded his fifth career hat trick and tied a career-high with five points in leading the Isles to the rout of the Stars at Nassau Coliseum. It was the highest goal total of the season for New York, which trailed 2-0 after 20 minutes, but received a goal apiece from Peter Regin, Ryan Strome, Brock Nelson and Brian Strait, along with all three of Tavares tallies, to skate away with the victory. With his huge night, Tavares pushed his point streak to five games. He has seven goals and five assists during the run and is third in the NHL with 51 points (20 goals, 31 assists) in 43 games this season. "A lot of guys did great things," Tavares said. "I was just happy I was able to capitalize." Evgeni Nabokov got the start in net for New York, but left the game in the first period with a lower-body injury. Kevin Poulin took over between the pipes and stopped 13 shots to pick up the victory. Poulin expects to get the start tonight in Toronto. His only career appearance against the Maple Leafs came on Nov. 19, when he yielded five goals on 24 shots in a loss at ACC. The Islanders will try to stay hot when they begin a six-game road trip tonight. New York is just 8-13-0 as the guest this season, but has won four straight away from Long Island.George Hill Jersey .  Osmond, of Marystown, N.L., fell in the middle of her routine and placed fifth in the ladies free skate at Iceberg Skating Palace (110.73 points), but that was all the Canadians needed after a strong performance by Kevin Reynolds in the mens free earlier Sunday. Custom Jazz Jersey .Johnny there, who knew he had that speed? teammate Tommy Wingels said.Scott and Matt Irwin were unlikely goal-scorers Tuesday night as the previously stingy San Jose Sharks finally sprung a leak or two, blowing a pair of three-goal leads before coming away with a 6-5 shootout victory over the Washington Capitals.LONDON -- The IOC will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Olympics, even though only two cities are left in the troubled race following Oslos withdrawal. The IOC is sticking to its commitments, IOC President Thomas Bach told The Associated Press on Thursday. We have issued the invitation for bidding. There is a clear and transparent procedure. We will follow this procedure with two candidates. Oslo became the fourth city to drop out of the bidding on Wednesday after the Norwegian government declined to provide financial support, citing concerns over the cost of hosting the games. The move leaves Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, as the only two remaining candidates. Neither are established winter sports countries, and both are targets of human rights critics. We are in the middle of a procedure, Bach said. We cannot and we do not want to change the regulations in the middle of the race, given the fact that we still have two very interesting candidatures with a very diverse approach. The IOC will select the 2022 host city on July 31, 2015, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Beijing, which staged the 2008 Olympics, is seeking to become the first city to host both summer and winter games. Almaty, located in Central Asia, hosted the 2011 Winter Asian Games and will stage the 2017 Winter University Games. Stockholm; Krakow, Poland; and Lviv, Ukraine, withdrew their 2022 bids in recent months. Before that, potentially strong bids from St. Moritz, Switzerland, and Munich, Germany, were rejected by voters in referendums. Oslo was forced to pull out after the ruling Conservative party rejected financial guarantees for the games. The junior partner in the minority coalition voted against the bid four months ago, and polls have shown that more than 50 per cent of Norwegians are opposed. For me the decision was no surprise at all, Bach said by telephone from Lausanne, Switzerland. This was clearly a political decision. You have a minority coalition government. Its very rare that a minority coalition government is taking the risk of losing or giving up its coalition for the sake of a project which shows its benefits only after the next election day. On Wednesday, in an unusually strongly-worded statement, IOC executive director Christophe Dubi said Norways decision to puull out was based on half-truths and factual inaccuracies. Dante Exum Jersey. He blamed the bid team for failing to send a senior leader or government official to a meeting about the requirements and costs. Bach told the AP that separate meetings with Oslo and the two other bid teams took place on Tuesday in Lausanne, a day before the Norwegian government debate. Contrary to prior announcements, no government representative was in this meeting, Bach said. Everybody can draw his own conclusions. Bach said Norway is missing out on $880 million in sponsorship and television revenues that the IOC will be providing to the 2022 organizers, a 25-per cent increase over the sum Vancouver received for the 2010 Olympics. All this shows that this was very much a political decision, Bach said. This why we are feeling so sorry for sport in Norway and the athletes. Bach acknowledged that the Winter Games are facing a difficult period. The number of candidates for winter is already very limited by geography, he said. Also we cant forget that this is a challenging time with regard to the world economy. But Bach insisted the image and brand of the Olympics remains strong, citing the recent signing of long-term commercial agreements, including NBCs record $7.75 billion deal for U.S. rights through 2032. The Olympic Games are and will be the premium product, he said. Nobody would enter into such kind of agreements if there would be a doubt on the image. Many cities have been scared off by the record $51 billion price tag associated with the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. While most of that money went to long-term regeneration and infrastructure projects, not the cost of running the games, cities remain wary of the expense. We have to communicate, communicate, communicate about the two different budgets, Bach said. We have to see how we can reduce the costs of the management of the games and the cost of bidding for the games. Oslos exit ensures the Olympics will be going to Asia for a third consecutive time, following the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Normally, the IOC prefers to rotate the games among continents. You look into economy or sports, its always the same, everywhere the same, Bach said. Asia is on the rise. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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