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TAMPA, Fla. James Worthy Jersey . -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are gaining momentum entering the stretch run. Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat both had a goal and an assist to lead the Lightning past the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Monday night. Valtteri Filppula and Tom Pyatt also scored for the Lightning, who moved into a second-place tie with Montreal -- with one game at hand -- in the Atlantic Division after completing a 3-1-2 homestand. Ben Bishop extended his single-season team record with his 32nd win. "Great homestand, especially after you drop the first one," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. "Its not how you get there, you just need the points." Vancouver, 10th in the Western Conference, is 3-6-1 in its last 10 games. Alexandre Burrows scored two goals, and Jannik Hansen added a short-handed tally for the Canucks. "We know we still have a chance, but obviously we need to string wins together, and not just three, four or five," Hansen said. "We need to start winning games and a lot of them." Burrows had an assist on Hansens goal for a three-point game. He had a goal and two assists in Sundays 4-3 shootout win at Florida. After Pyatt scored midway through the third period, the Canucks got within one on goals by Burrows at 11:44 and Hansen at 15:16. "Weve still got to fix some things," Stamkos said. "You take a lead into the third we know, especially teams that are fighting for their playoff lives, theyre going to throw everything at us. We have to be a little smarter." Stamkos put the Lightning up 1-0 with a power-play goal from the low slot 17:56 into the game. Palat, who assisted on the goal, has five assists and nine points during a five-game point streak. Bishop made in-close rebound saves on Alexander Edler and Shawn Matthias late in the first. After Eddie Lack stopped eight shots early in the second, Tampa Bay went ahead 2-0 when Palats pass went off sliding Canucks defenceman Ryan Stanton and into the net at 6:54. Filppula made it 3-0 with 9 seconds left in the second when his pass deflected off Stanton and past Lack. The centre has two goals and eight points during a five-game point streak. "The first one, hes in the middle of the ice, taking ice away," Canucks coach John Tortorella said. "If hes going to go down and try to take away that in the short ice in a two-on-one, hes got to be more off to the post so it cant happen that way. "The second one that goes in, its just a tough break. A little bit of puck luck there, but it doesnt matter. We didnt get points, and we need points." Burrows ended Bishops bid for a second consecutive shutout on a power-play rebound goal 5:44 into the third. Bishop got his fifth shutout this season in a 3-0 victory over New Jersey on Saturday. "You look at the checks and balances at the end of the day, it is who won and who lost. And we won," Cooper said. NOTES: The Lightning held a pregame ceremony honouring the 2004 Stanley Cup championship team. Tortorella coached Tampa Bay in 2004 and walked to centre ice to a loud ovation when he was introduced. He had dinner with his former players Sunday night. "Im not a big reminiscent-type guy, but when I sat with the guys last night and had that opportunity, it was truly a nice moment for me to be with them," Tortorella said. ... Stamkos has two goals in six games since he returned from a broken right shin. ... Filppulas goal was his 300th NHL point. Rajon Rondo Lakers Jersey . Sterling was banned for life and fined US$2.5 million by the NBA on Tuesday for racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. Nash, who plays for the rival L.A. Lakers, spoke as a representative of current NBA players at a press conference assembled by Sacramento mayor and National Basketball Players Association adviser Kevin Johnson. Anthony Davis Jersey . Jacob Jacques, Andrew Ryan and Jonathan Drouin also scored for Halifax (37-18-3), who outshot the Islanders 40-26. Kevin Darveau stopped 25 shots. Bradley Kennedy had the lone goal for Charlottetown (18-33-5), which has nine losses in its last 10 games. http://www.lakersbasketballshop.com/Wilt-Chamberlain-Jersey/ . The four-time Grand Slam champion has beaten Hantuchova nine straight times, with the Slovaks only win coming when they first played 10 years ago. "I had a tough first opponent who can play extremely good tennis," Sharapova said.CALGARY -- Most expected that Mike Cammalleri would be on a different team by the NHL trade deadline, helping a playoff contender win games down the stretch. Instead, he remained in Calgary where his red-hot scoring is helping the Flames chalk up victories. Cammalleris 20th goal of the season midway through the third period was the game-winner Tuesday night as Calgary downed the visiting Buffalo Sabres 3-1. Mikael Backlund beat Matt Ellis on a faceoff in the Sabres end, drawing the puck back to Chris Butler. The defencemans shot was neatly deflected by Cammalleri past Nathan Lieuwen. Cammalleri has seven goals in his last nine games. That comes after a stretch leading up to the NHL trade deadline in which he had one goal in 14 games. "I thought a few weeks ago he was shooting as well as he is now, but it just seemed the puck would find a pad or find a post or miss the net. Right now, Cammys on fire," said Flames coach Bob Hartley. The 31-year-old, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer if he doesnt re-sign, takes over the team lead in goals from rookie Sean Monahan. "Its not a surprise to us," said Hartley. "Hes very talented. Hes Johnny-on-the-spot. He has that knack to find that open space around the net." The Flames have been particularly hot at the Scotiabank Saddledome winning nine of their last 11. "Its fun to play well at home. We love our fan support," Cammalleri said. "In the first period, we didnt really have the bite to our game that we would have liked to but Im proud of the group to get it going again and playing the last 40 the way we wanted to." Joe Colborne and Paul Byron also scored for Calgary (28-34-7). Butler added two assists. Drew Stafford scored for Buffalo (19-42-8). The last place Sabres, who have dropped seven games in a row, are 13 points back of 29th place Edmonton. The Sabres led 1-0 right up until the final two minutes of the first period when a turnover eventually resulted in Colbornes tying goal. "Were playing as well as we can possibly can play on the road. I dont think they had too many chances and all of a sudden we had a one-on-three with two minutes left in the second period and we tried to stickhandle through two guys," said frustrated Sabres coach Ted Nolan. "Its just so disheartening is what it is when you have 90 per cent of the guys going and a few that are not." The Flames got a key insurance goal from Byron at 13:27 of the third, making it 3-1 on Calgarys league-leading 12th short-handed goal of the campaign. After trading Ryan Miller to the St. Louis Blues at the deadline, the Sabres were poised to moove forward with the goaltending tandem of Jhonas Enroth and newly acquired Michal Neuvirth. Jamaal Wilkes Lakers Jersey. However, injuries to both of them resulted in the Sabres opening a five-game road trip with Lieuwen, 22, making his NHL debut while his back-up -- with 13 NHL games of experience -- was Matt Hackett. It was just three days ago that they were the goaltending duo with Buffalos American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester. "It felt really good to get on the ice and be in that atmosphere. That experience, it was incredible," said the six-foot-five goaltender from Abbotsford, B.C., who finished with 23 saves. Among the friends and family in attendance to watch him live were his wife, his parents and his brother. Down 1-0, Calgary carried the play in the second period but Lieuwen stood tall and kept them at bay. He made a blocker save off Mikael Backlund, a glove grab off Cammalleri, and another big stop on Byron on a power play. The Flames finally broke through and when Colborne tied it with 1:02 remaining. "Overall I thought he played well," said Nolan. Buffalo entered the night struggling mightily, amassing just five goals in six straight regulation-time losses. Stafford had three of them and he kept up his hot hand, scoring the opening goal at 13:22 of the first period after a giveaway by Ben Hanowski. But that would be it for Sabres, who managed just 14 shots on rookie Flames goaltender Joni Ortio, who evened his record at 4-4-0. "Extremely frustrating. Weve been lacking offence. Ive felt as though for the most part weve gotten stellar goaltending and tonight we cleaned up our defensive game for the most part, especially in the neutral zone. It was one of our better efforts," said Stafford. Nolan says his team needs to seize the chances they get to shoot the puck. "Its pretty tough when you have a shot in the slot and you pass it to the far side corner for a different shot. I dont know. You cant score if you dont shoot. Were in positions, we get the puck to shoot, then we pass it off for some reason. Im not too sure why." Notes: Calgary C Matt Stajan returned to the Flames line-up. He was away from the club for 13 days and missed eight games after the death of his son Emerson following childbirth two weeks ago... Not dressed for Calgary was rookie Kenny Agostino. Signed on Monday after Yales NCAA season came to an end, coach Bob Hartley said he would make his NHL debut Friday against Nashville... Buffalo C Torrey Mitchell (lower body) returned after missing six games... Buffalo led after the first period for only the 11th time, which is lowest in the league. They are 4-6-1. ' ' '

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