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ST. Dennis Smith Jersey . LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues are struggling so badly to score goals these days that even when they get one to go in the net it doesnt always count.Left winger Alexander Steen thought he had scored the 200th goal of his NHL career on Thursday night but saw it waived off after the Dallas Stars challenged the goal because of goaltender interference.Thats just the way it has been going for the Blues, who did score twice in a 6-2 loss to the Stars, the first time in five games they scored more than one. They have gone 1-3-1 during that stretch.The Blues will try to break out of that slump with two weekend games at home, hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night and the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday. Backup goalie Carter Hutton will get the start on Saturday night.Hutton has to hope the Blue Jackets are tired from all of the goals they scored Friday night. They set a franchise record with a 10-0 win over Montreal, handing the Canadiens their first regulation loss this season. It also matched the worst defeat in their history. The last time Montreal lost a game 10-0 was Jan. 4, 1942, to Detroit.The Blue Jackets became the first team to score 10 goals in a regular-season game since the Blues did it on March 30, 2011, defeating Detroit 10-3. It was the first shutout by a score of 10-0 or greater in the NHL since Jan. 2, 1996, when Calgary defeated Tampa Bay.We obviously had a blast, said Blue Jackets left winger Nick Foligno, who scored two goals. Ive never been part of a game like that before. But weve got to put it behind us, just like a loss. ... Well dance in the locker room and then well go.Blues coach Ken Hitchcock probably was jealous as he watched the Blue Jackets on Friday night, well aware of his teams scoring slump.You dont score, you hear all the chatter, so you start pressing, Hitchcock said. You start forcing the play. Were trying to score three goals in the same shift. It doesnt work that way.Were going to have to build some momentum back with better play. Its a frustrating time for everybody right now.Nobody is more frustrated than right winger Vladimir Tarasenko, who is tied with center Paul Stastny for the team lead with four goals, but they all came in the first four games of the season. He has not scored in his last seven games.Tarasenkos longest stretch without a goal last year was five games en route to his first 40-goal season.The Blues have scored 24 goals in their 11 games, six in a win over Calgary, the only time in their last eight games they have scored more than two.The Blue Jackets come into St. Louis riding a three-game winning streak, scoring at least three goals in all three games. Karl Mecklenburg Jersey . How great will be revealed in the next couple of days at the board of governors meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif. Carlos Henderson Jersey . The Hall of Fame defenceman told Landsberg that he believes fighting still has a place in todays game, but thinks staged fighting needs be outlawed. ., and Rudi Swiegers of Kipling, Sask., took sixth spot on Saturday in pairs at the NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix figure skating competition. TEMPE, Ariz. -- David Johnsons NFL career is only 28 games old, and already he is being compared to some of the great running backs of the game.Statistics bear those comparisons out, and his performance in the Arizona Cardinals 31-23 victory over Washington on Sunday did nothing to diminish such talk.Johnsons multi-purpose skills were on full display when he rushed 18 times for 84 yards and a touchdown and caught nine passes for 91 yards and a score.With those statistics, the second-year player and third-round pick out of Northern Iowa, became the second player in NFL history to top 100 yards per game in the first 12 games of a season. Hall of Famer Edgerrin James did it in a record 13 games to start the 2005 season.Johnson joins another Hall of Famer, Marshall Faulk, as the only players to have 1,000 yards rushing and 700 yards receiving through 12 games.Faulk did it in 1998, scoring six touchdowns in the process. Johnson has an NFL-leading 15 TDs.Arizona coach Bruce Arians was an assistant coach at Indianapolis when first Faulk, then James were there.Johnson, Arians said, reminds me a lot of those guys.The lofty comparisons are nothing new to the quiet Johnson.Its a great achievement just to hear that, he said. to be talked about amongst those great players.Johnson mostly just smiles on the field when hes doing his damage. Theres no chest-thumping over his success.I think its the past, growing up, not getting looked at (by big colleges), he said of his humility, still not getting looked at going into the pros. I think those are the main things. Also, Im a Christian and reading the Bible and God is letting me know to be humble amongst men.Johnson caught a 25-yard touchdown pass and scored on a one-yard run against the Redskins, but it was a play late in the game that was most crucial.Late in the fourth quarter and leading 24-23, the Cardinals had the ball fourtth-and-one at their own 34-yard line and Arians called for one of his characteristic gambles, going for it. Donald Stephenson Jersey. Arizona went with its bread-and-butter play, giving the ball to Johnson behind left tackle D.J. Humphries.Johnson ripped off a 14-yard gain and, moments later, Carson Palmer threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to J.J. Nelson to make it an eight-point gameHes going to make you right most of the time, Humphries said of his young running back. He was really just supposed to cram that for a yard. We only needed a yard. He saw a little seam right there and said `Let me hit that.After the game, Palmer called Johnson the best player in the NFL -- point blank.I think hes proven that, Palmer said. Our wins and losses have affected some of the hype that he has not gotten and other guys have gotten because they are on winning teams. Hes the best player in the NFL.Larry Fitzgerald called the fourth-and-one play a gutsy call that I knew coach would make.I mean, what do we have to lose at this point, Fitzgerald said. . ... I just knew that getting the ball in the -- I think the National Football Leagues MVP in David Johnson -- getting the ball in his hands and let him do what he does. He delivered as he always does.Johnson wasnt the only one mentioned among the games greats after Sundays contest.With his 10 catches and 78 yards, Fitzgerald moved past Cris Carter and Marvin Harrison into third on the NFLs career receptions list (1,106). He has caught a pass in 191 consecutive games, third-longest streak in league history.Fitzgerald also became the youngest player to reach 1,100 receptions -- from 16 different quarterbacks.Sunday was his 13th double-digit reception game.---For more NFL coverage: and 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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