GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata has a move he likes to use in shootouts, and it worked again for a goal that helped the Arizona Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Thursday night.The 35-year-old forward also tied Frans Nielsen of the Detroit Red Wings for the most shootout goals in NHL history with 42.With this move, I think if you do it right, you can freeze the goalie where he has to respect the shot and then its effective, Vrbata said.Louis Domingue stopped 35 shots for the Coyotes and hung on in the shootout despite some hip pain. Anthony Duclair also scored in the shootout for Arizona.Duclair had a goal in regulation as well, his first of the season, and rookie Christian Dvorak also scored for the Coyotes, who won for the third time in four games after a 1-5 start.Matt Irwin and Craig Smith had the goals for Nashville.Domingue stopped shootout attempts by Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen to seal the win.Its never going to be the prettiest game, but were going to find ways, Domingue said.The Predators lost four of five games on a West Coast road trip that ended in Arizona, though they earned two overtime points.Duclair tied it 2-all at 5:48 of the third period. He scored 20 goals in a breakout 2015-2016 season, but took 10 games to get his first of 2016-17.It was bound to happen, Duclair said. Its been a bit of a challenge but at the same time Ive been embracing it.The game went to overtime and Domingue was busy, stopping six shots while the Coyotes did not manage one.The last 2 minutes of overtime saw the Predators on their seventh power play, and the action was halted momentarily while Domingue was examined by a trainer.I was cramping a lot in the hip section, he said.Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said he hadnt decided if Domingue will play Friday night at Anaheim.Nashville finished 1 for 7 on the power play.Dvorak, recalled from the clubs AHL affiliate in Tucson three days after being sent down, scored his first NHL goal at 9:17 of the first period. He took a pass from Ryan White, then displayed some nifty stick-handling to free himself for a backhand that went off Pekka Rinnes pads.The goal gave Arizona a 1-0 lead. Dvorak became the third Coyotes player to score his first career goal this season.The Predators got on the board with Irwins wrister from left of the net, which zipped through traffic and was close to being deflected. Irwins goal, at 17:55 of the first, was his second in two games.The Predators outshot the Coyotes 18-6 in the first period but went 0 for 3 on power plays in the first 20 minutes.We let a game get away, coach Peter Laviolette said. They picked up their game in the second and third and we didnt respond to it.The Predators failed to convert on their first four power plays of the game, but the fifth one produced Smiths team-leading fifth goal of the season. Smith fired in a shot off a pass from P.K. Subban at 16:35 of the second period to give Nashville a 2-1 lead.Irwin took a hard hit from the Coyotes Jamie McGinn at the 15-minute mark, and the resulting boarding penalty led to Smiths power-play goal.Arizona went 0 for 3 with the man advantage and has gone four games and 12 power plays without converting.Game notes Arizonas Martin Hanzal missed the game with a lower-body injury sustained in Tuesdays win over San Jose. D Michael Stone also sat out with an upper-body injury, his third straight game missed. ... F Tobias Rieder was also scratched. He is dealing with a lower-body injury from the teams previous game, and his streak of consecutive games played ended at 163. ... Nashville captain Mike Fisher did not play due to an upper-body injury and is day to day. ... D Matt Carle and F Harry Zolnierczyk were also scratched for Nashville. ... Rinne celebrated his 34th birthday. ... Mike Ribeiro was repeatedly booed when he touched the puck or had his name announced. 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Its that simple now for the champion Heat and the confident Pacers, who meet in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Monday night in Miami -- a perk the Heat earned by finishing with the leagues best record this season. "Each and every year there are 30 teams that would love to be a part of this, to have one game to advance to the NBA Finals," James said. "And theres two teams thats in this position. And its something that you cant substitute, this feeling. You cant substitute the atmosphere that were going to be in on Monday night for both teams. We should all cherish this moment." When its over Monday, only one club will be cherishing the outcome. For the Heat, its a chance to move into the finals for the third straight year and keep hope alive of winning a second straight title. For the Pacers, its a chance to cap what would surely go into the books as one of the biggest upsets in NBA playoff history, considering that they finished 16 1/2 games behind the Heat in the regular season. None of that matters much now. The Pacers have beaten Miami five of nine times this season. They need a sixth, or else it was all for naught. "It is a closeout game and an elimination game," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. "Our approach right now is not if we lose were out -- our approach is if we win, we get to the finals. And thats what were going for. Were going to give our best shot and try to win the Eastern Conference championship." Mondays winner will open the NBA Finals on Thursday against San Antonio. History suggests that the odds are long for the Pacers. Since the NBA went to its current playoff format in 1984, home teams are 16-2 in Game 7s played in the conference finals or NBA Finals. Then again, the Pacers were colossal underdogs heading into this series, and if it wasnt for a last-second collapse at the end of Game 1, they probably would already be East champs. "Its going to be tough in their arena," Pacers guard Lance Stephenson said. "Weve just got to bring it. If we play aggressive like we do at home, we can get the W." Indiana headed to Miami with enough luggage for an eight-day trip. If the Pacers win Game 7, theyre headed to San Antonio, with no time to make a return swing through Indianapolis along the way. "We believe we can win the series. We always have," Vogel said. "We havent been perfect this series, but were going to need to be near perfect to win a Game 7 there." The Pacers had an off-the-court distraction to address Sunday. The team distributed an apology attributed to centre Roy Hibbert, who used a gay slur in his postgame comments on Saturday, plus used a profanity to describe members of the media. When the Pacers flight left for Miami -- it was reportedly delayed because of mechanical issues involving a battery -- the NBA had not announced if it would discipline Hibbert. "They were disrespectful and offensive and not a reflection of my personal views," Hibbert was quoted as saying in the statement releaseed by the team.dddddddddddd. "I used a slang term that is not appropriate in any setting, private or public, and the language I used definitely has no place in a public forum, especially over live television." Vogel said he spoke with Hibbert about the matter Sunday, saying "he obviously made a great mistake." On the court, though, Hibbert has had nothing to apologize for, dominating play inside while the Heat are struggling in countless ways. Dwyane Wades sore right knee -- which has been an issue for about three months now -- is not getting better anytime soon, and hes stopped even wanting to discuss how its affecting his game. Chris Bosh said he needed to get back in the gym Sunday and regain some lost rhythm. Wade is averaging 12 points on 32 per cent shooting in his last three games, Bosh just 6.3 points on 24 per cent shooting in that same span. "Just got to come out and play to win," Wade said. "Its one game for both teams." Said James, when asked about the other two parts of Miamis Big Three: "I mean, we can state the obvious. Theyre both struggling." Theyre hardly the only Heat players who picked the wrong time of year to go into a slide. Ray Allen is shooting 13 for 46 in this series, Shane Battier is at 2 for 16, and theyre a combined 9 for 39 from 3-point range against the Pacers. Mike Miller gave the Heat a big second-half boost as they tried to rally from a big deficit in Game 6, and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra suggested that Miller could get some time in the series finale. "Everything is on the table," Spoelstra said. One roster tweak the Heat will make on Monday: Chris Andersens one-game suspension for pushing Indianas Tyler Hansbrough is now complete, and the Heat backup big man -- who is 15 for 15 from the field in the series -- will be available for Game 7. So even on the cusp of elimination Sunday, Spoelstra was decidedly upbeat. He lauded the Pacers and insisted that this series going the distance is a testament to the level of competition. He said the Heat didnt mind being pushed to the limit, and that his team would look at being in a Game 7 as "a treasure." "You feel alive when youre tested, when theres adversity, when you have to reveal your character," Spoelstra said. "Then when you do with that collectively, that is a special moment and a special feeling. Theres nothing like it in pro sports ... arguably two of the top words in pro sports is Game 7." The Heat had to win a Game 7 in the East finals at home last season, so they understand the pressure that will be there on Monday night. But in his postgame remarks Saturday, James was smiling, laughing on occasion, showing no signs of strain even though a season of the highest expectations is on the brink of ending earlier than anyone would find acceptable. How he handles everything on Monday will probably determine if the Heat live to play another day in these playoffs. "I probably will not be able to relax until the game starts," James said. "You know, its an opportunity for us. And like I said, thats what we had the best record in the league for. If we didnt take care of business on the road at some point in the playoffs, we could always fall back on this. We hate to be in this position, but its an opportunity and we look forward to it on Monday." Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jersyes Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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