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7:13 into the second • Author: jinshuiqian0713, Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:38 am

TORONTO -- After watching Paul Rangers head hit the glass, Toronto Maple Leafs players witnessed their teammate getting wheeled off the ice at Air Canada Centre on a stretcher. Before finding out that the veteran defenceman was "stable, conscious and alert" at a local hospital, the Leafs were left helpless to worry at the first intermission. "Its not a good feeling," winger Joffrey Lupul said. "He obviously didnt look great when he was leaving the ice. So youre trying to clear your head and focus on the next period. But you cant lie -- obviously part of you is wondering whats going on with him." Ranger suffered the injury with 4.1 seconds left in the first period when he was boarded by Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn. It looked like the 29-year-old turned at the last second before Killorn finished his check, and then Rangers head made a violent collision with the glass and he went down to the ice. From Leafs goalie James Reimer to Lightning coach Jon Cooper, there seemed to a consensus that Killorn was not trying to injure Ranger on the play. "Its kind of a scary moment, one of those plays where I commit to hit someone without knowing if they are going to turn, so its just an unfortunate play," said Killorn, who added that he left Ranger a voice-mail message. "He kind of, as Im going in to hit him, makes a quick turn play and Im already committed at that point. Im trying to think of what else I could have done, in my head you look back to prevent that, but its just a tough, quick-bang play." Killorn was given a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct that the Leafs were not able to score on. It was expected that the NHLs department of player safety would take a look at the play, though that is standard procedure, especially when that kind of punishment is handed out on the ice. Any further discipline for Killorn was certainly not a prevalent post-game topic after the Lightnings 5-3 victory over the Leafs. Instead, there was concern over Rangers condition. Ranger was down on the ice for roughly seven minutes as medical personnel brought out a stretcher and officials decided to play the final few seconds of the first period at the start of the second. Leafs players huddled around close to end boards where he went down, while Lightning players Ryan Malone, Teddy Purcell, Mike Kostka and Nate Thompson remained on the ice and watched from afar. "When that stretcher comes out thats, I think, a whole nother level when you realize the severity of it," Leafs winger Mason Raymond said. "Obviously were just hoping the best for him right now." Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos, who had a hat trick in his seventh game back after missing four months with a broken leg, expressed empathy but saw no malicious intent on Killorns part. "Those are the plays we are trying to get rid of -- its such a bang-bang play, obviously Killer didnt mean to do it," Stamkos said. Toronto defenceman Tim Gleason, who was on the ice with Ranger when the incident occurred, said a similar thing happened to him during the pre-season when he suffered a concussion. "It probably doesnt look like much, but all it takes is a little bit," Gleason said. "Its a fast game, so it looked like he was going kind of face toward the glass or body toward the glass, I guess you could say. It just took a little extra nudge." Leafs coach Randy Carlyle got a look at a replay during the first intermission but didnt have a chance to study it. At first glance, he said it looked like a "textbook" hit from behind. Reimer called it "just one of those tough plays." "I dont think he meant to dummy Range from behind," he said. "Just one of those quick plays in hockey where the puck was there, he kind of turned around and he kind of came with speed. I dont think anyone tries to injure another person or hurt someone like that. Its too bad." Ranger, who was dressed for the 48th game this season, has four goals and eight assists. The 29-year-old made his return to the NHL this season after leaving his last team, the Lightning, abruptly early in the 2009-10 season. Kevin Love Jersey . So he and his Toronto FC teammates say they will have no problem getting up for their Amway Canadian Championship final against rival Montreal Impact, even if the result doesnt count toward Major League Soccer standings. Tyrone Hill Cavaliers Jersey . Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves to backstop the Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Flames, handing Calgary its team record sixth consecutive home regulation loss. https://www.thecavalierslockerroom.com/B...ion-Jersey/.com) - Jeff Teague had 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 90-85 on Saturday night. LeBron James Cavaliers Jersey . The best round belonged to Pat Perez. Tiger Woods didnt come close to claiming either Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open, where the seven-time champion failed to break par in the opening round for first time in his career. Kyrie Irving Cavaliers Jersey .com) - Real Madrid claimed its 20th consecutive win across all competitions by cruising to a 4-1 victory at Almeria on Friday. ST. JOHNS, N.L. -- The Portland Pirates surged to a four-goal lead in the first period and never looked back, snapping the St. Johns IceCaps nine-game winning streak with a 7-4 decision Friday night in American Hockey League action. IceCaps forward Patrice Cormier blamed the loss on the slow start and a lack of focus early in the game, but he also said the team will move on. "It was a pretty awful start and they scored four," Cormier said. "OK, we had a bad start, who cares? The only thing we can do now is keep playing (our game). We know how to play -- dont start being selfish. "We started to chip in and chip out (the puck) and doing the little things." The IceCaps played better through the second period, leaving Cormier to believe a comeback was possible. "We knew when it was 4-2, coming into the third, that we had a chance," he said. "We were right there, it was 5-4 with 11 minutes left. I would take that any day after starting (down) 4-0." Jordan Martinook had a goal and two assists, and six other Portland skaters found the back of the net in the dominant Pirates win. Tobias Rieder and Jordan Szwarz had a goal and an assist apiece for Portland (22-29-10), while Brandon Yip, Phil Lane, Lucas Lessio, and Darian Dziurzynski also scored. Cormier, Adam Lowry, J.C. Lipon and Will ONeill replied for St. Johns (37-20-4). Rieder opened the scoring for the Pirates at the 7:50 mark of the first period, cutting across from the right faceoff dot to beat IceCaps goalie Michael Hutchinson under his blocker arm. Yip added a goal for the Pirates from the left faceoff dot, scoring on a strong wrist shot high glove at the 11:20 mark of the first period.dddddddddddd Jordon Southorn sent a slapshot from the point, which Szwarz tipped home for Portland at the 13:24 mark of the first period. The Pirates scored again, through Dziurzynski, who found the puck behind the net and scored on a wraparound, past a sprawling Hutchinson with 57 seconds left in the first. IceCaps head coach Keith McCambridge said the key to was to score one and go from there. "Youve got to look to get one," McCambridge said. " Youre in your home building and you have to build off that momentum. "We didnt have the sharpness we needed in that first period. We knew they were going to come out (hard). We were on our heels in that first period." The IceCaps found the scoresheet 5:11 into the second period, as Lowry broke into the zone and toe-dragged in the slot before scoring a high wrister. ONeill scored a slapshot for the IceCaps from the point on the power play, 7:13 into the second period. Pirates forward Lucas Lessio scored a wraparound at the 1:06 of the third period, on the power play. Cormier brought the IceCaps within two, scoring from in the slot. He spun around and roofed a wrist shot 2:09 into the third period. Lipon cleaned up a loose puck in the slot, scoring on a high wrist shot 5:18 into the third period for St. Johns, but the Pirates re-took a two-goal lead when Lane trailed in and scored in the slot at the 12:08 mark of the third period. Martinook added an empty netter for the Pirates with 36 seconds left. Louis Domingue made 26 saves for Portland. Hutchinson stopped 26. ' ' '


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