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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Brett Hundley College Jersey . -- Slumping Colorado forward Jarome Iginla experimented with a new stick at practice Monday. Anything to ignite a team thats constantly winding up on the short end of one this season.The Avs have accumulated a league-worst 19 points through 23 games in coach Jared Bednars first season at the helm. Theyre missing their captain, top defenseman and a consistent scoring punch as they tumble farther behind the Central Division leaders.Theres no question weve been pressing a little bit and pushing, said Iginla, whose team begins a four-game trip Tuesday night in Nashville. We know the importance, because we dont want to dig ourselves too big of a hole. Weve just got to make sure were as sharp as we can be.Iginla shelved his old stick after scoring just one goal in his last 15 contests. They early returns on this particularly curved model are favorable, too. He beat Calvin Pickard with a shot in practice that had the backup goaltender gushing later on.Im due. Im due for a change, said the 39-year-old Iginla, whos scored 614 career goals and sits 11 away from tying Hall of Fame forward/Avalanche GM Joe Sakic for 15th place on the all-time list. Id like to get contributing here, production-wise, for the group.The team has scored just 49 times this season, which is among the lowest in the league. Theyre generating 29.2 shots per game -- five less than NHL leader Pittsburgh.The scoring chances have certainly been there for speedy forward Nathan MacKinnon, who had a league-high 61 shots in November. But hes just not cashing in at the moment, with only four goals last month. He has five for the season and 10 assists.Its a matter of putting the puck in the net, because once you get hot, they tend to start going in, said MacKinnon, who a signed $44.1 million, seven-year deal in the offseason. It will turn for me.This could help turn the teams luck around as well -- captain Gabriel Landeskog is nearing a return after missing eight games with a lower-body injury. He skated Monday, but will miss Tuesdays game.Landy is progressing, Bednar said. Hes felt better every day for about the last three of four days.Still, the Avalanche will be without defenseman Erik Johnson for at least six-to-eight weeks after he broke his leg while blocking a shot against Dallas on Saturday. Hes been a big presence for Colorado this season with 10 assists.For Bednar, the most puzzling aspect of Colorados struggles has been the inconsistency. One night, it could be the power play. The next, maybe the goaltending.Part of the reason were going through this and were neck deep in it right now is because its something different beating us every night, said Bednar, who took over when Patrick Roy surprisingly stepped aside in August. Its not the same thing. You cure one thing and get better at it and something else pops up.Were lacking that unity, that consistency, that togetherness that you need in order to win a hockey game.Their play at home hasnt helped. The Avs went 0-4-1 on their recent homestand to fall to 4-8-1 at Pepsi Center this season.Heading out on the road might be the ideal thing to clear their heads.We have a chance to get a fresh start, MacKinnon said. Theres some desperation, for sure, to be better. But were not going to be stressed. That would be the worst thing we could do.Game notes Colorado recalled D Cody Goloubef from San Antonio of the American Hockey League. Asked what Goloubef brought, Bednar said: Well, he brings us a healthy defenseman right now. ... D Fedor Tyutin (lower body) will travel with the team and could play Tuesday. ... Goaltender Semyon Varlamov will start in goal at Nashville. Lonzo Ball College Jersey . -- New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis is retiring after a 16-year career to become the goalie coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Uconn Huskies Jerseys . -- Running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings were back at practice for the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday despite being hampered by hamstring injuries. http://www.chinanflwholesalejerseys.us.com/Trojans-42-ronnie-lott-white-stitched-ncaa-jersey-jo-89.html .com) - Richie Incognito has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona. NEW YORK -- The Yankees four-game set against the AL-leading Rangers started Monday with what Chase Headley called maybe the toughest loss of his career.On Wednesday, Texas was two outs from winning the first three games. And yet the series ended Thursday with New York somehow earning a split when Headley scampered home on a passed ball for his teams second straight victory in the bottom of the ninth.Headley just beat the throw with two outs for a 2-1 win. Four Yankees pitchers combined to strike out 16 Rangers -- 12 by starter Michael Pineda.Didi Gregorius, who had the winning home run hours earlier when the Yankees rallied from a four-run ninth-inning deficit Wednesday night, hit a solo shot in the fifth to tie the score. Shin-Soo Choo had homered to lead off the game.Reliever Tony Barnette (5-3) walked Headley to lead off the bottom of the ninth. With runners on second and third and two outs, Robinson Chirinos dropped a fastball from Barnette.Headley had been concerned that Chirinos might try to throw behind him, and when he saw the pitch wasnt low, he started to take a half-step back before he saw the ball squirt away.Once it got by, though, theres no going back, he said. You just hope that you make it.Chirinos said he knew which pitch was coming and its location.Its my fault, he said.Barnette blamed himself for the leadoff walk.Its unacceptable, he said. You walk a guy to start an inning, most of the time hes going to score.Aroldis Chapman (2-0) worked around Adrian Beltres leadoff single in the top of the ninth to earn the win.In what manager Joe Girardi called his best outing of the season, Pineda was sharp after a shaky first inning, when Choo crushed the fourth pitch of the game for his 18th career leadoff homer.Pineda struck out Rougned Odor with two runners on to prevent further damage, and he didnt allow a hit the rest of the way -- reaching what is a magical six-inning mark for Yankees starters because of their trio of hard-throwing relievers.Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Chapman each pitched a scoreless inning.After a rough start to the season, Pineda had a 2.75 ERA in June, though he has just one win to shhow for it because of a lack of run support. Ryan Boatright Uconn Jersey. Like Pineda, Rangers starter A.J. Griffin cruised after laboring through the first. Both pitchers struck out the side in the second, and overall nine straight batters struck out from the bottom of the first through the top of the third.Griffin retired 12 in a row before Gregorius tying homer. Griffin departed after throwing 88 pitches in five innings. He allowed the one run and two hits with two walks and eight strikeouts.After Headleys walk in the ninth, Gregorius came up again with a chance to win it -- but this time he sacrificed, bunting Headley to second with one out. Aaron Hicks then walked.Starlin Castro, who hit a walk-off home run of his own eight days earlier, grounded out to first to put the runners on second and third with two outs.MOMENTUM SWINGOn Monday, the Yankees blew a ninth-inning lead after a 3 1/2-hour rain delay, and the game didnt end until 2:44 a.m. But now they start a 10-game road trip back at .500.Hopefully this is what really got us going, Girardi said.TRAINERS ROOMYankees: Carlos Beltran, who didnt start for the second straight game because of right hamstring tightness, can bat, but he cant run. He pinch-hit for No. 9 hitter Ronald Torreyes in the seventh, and after he walked, Castro, who didnt start with a day game after a night game, pinch-ran for him. Girardi is concerned about Beltrans ability to play the field during this weekends interleague series at San Diego and doesnt expect him to start Friday. ... C Brian McCann played a day game after a night game even though tendinitis in his knee flared up Wednesday.UP NEXTRangers: Texas continues its 10-game road trip with a three-game series at Minnesota, with LHP Martin Perez (7-4) seeking his seventh straight victory when he faces RHP Ervin Santana (2-7) on Friday.Yankees: New York opens a 10-game road trip with an interleague series at San Diego, when RHP Nathan Eovaldi (6-5) looks for his first win in more than a month in a matchup against RHP Colin Rea (4-3). 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 Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 

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