#1 es have tried to take some of the focus off the quarterbacks von lebaobei123 10.04.2019 05:16

VANCOUVER -- It took a while, but Dallas Eakins has posted two consecutive wins, which he has rarely done in his first season as coach of the Edmonton Oilers. David Perron helped his coachs cause by scoring three goals as the Oilers doubled the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Monday night. "It was a real good road game," said Eakins, enjoying a rare occasion to offer praise to his forwards, defence and goaltender alike. The Oilers (17-32-6) earned consecutive wins after six straight losses while the Canucks (27-18-9) suffered their second loss in the past three games. This is only the fourth time this season, and the first time since December, that the Oilers have won two games in a row. Edmonton also posted its first win in four tries against Vancouver this season. Eakins was especially grateful for the tight win after the Oilers were blanked 4-0 in their last visit to Vancouver in December. "Were slowly getting stronger and its good for the group," said Eakins. Jesse Joensuus goal at 2:20 of the third period secured the win before Perron completed his hat trick with an empty netter with just over a minute left. "You dont want to give David Perron two much room out there," said Eakins. "He can hurt you quickly. Hes a deadly shooter and he was able to get freed up a couple times tonight." Perron now has 22 goals on the season, offering a beacon of hope to an Oilers squad that has often played in a fog like the one that engulfed parts of Vancouver earlier Monday. But with the Oilers destined to miss the playoffs, he hoped the win would serve as a catalyst for success in the more distant future. "We have to be able to look them straight in the eyes and tell (the Canucks) to go away in not always the nicest way," he said. "We need to be able to play with these guys in other years, and it starts right now. We need to set it up for next year. "The last four or five games are the way we need to play and we are going to get a lot of points if we do that." The loss spoiled a strong effort from Jordan Schroeder, who had the two goals for Vancouver. They were his first since March 21, 2013. With just over four minutes remaining in the game, Edmonton goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov denied Schroeder a hat trick, stopping his shot from the slot. The Edmonton goaltender then lay back on the loose puck and prevented Daniel Sedin from jamming it in as players from both teams crowded the crease. Schroeder excelled in his first game since he was sidelined Oct. 19 with a fractured ankle. Before hurting his ankle, Schroeder sustained a broken foot in the pre-season and spent the off-season rehabilitating from shoulder surgery. "Some hockey gods repaid me tonight," said Schroeder. "It was fun to get to play again and getting some minutes on the top line there, that was fun. It felt good. Its disappointing we didnt get the win, but we made some mental mistakes, a few turnovers and (they) cost us the game." Acting Vancouver head coach Mike Sullivan called, "Schroeder an infusion of energy," but lamented his top players inability to do likewise -- and fail to keep pace with the Los Angeles Kings as they also won Monday. One night after scoring five goals in a win over Phoenix, the Canucks continued their offensive struggles. Daniel Sedin, clearly missing his injured brother Henrik, has now gone 13 games without a goal. Alex Burrows remains scoreless in the 22 games that he has played in an injury-riddled season. "Its hard to win unless your best players are your best players," said Sullivan. Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo lived up to his reputation as one of the Canucks best players as both teams were playing the second games of back-to-back contests against different teams. Although its customary for the starting goaltender to rest the second night, Luongo played his second game in two nights while Bryzgalov replaced Ben Scrivens following his first win as an Oiler. Luongo finished with 16 saves while Bryzgalov posted 25. The Canucks were blanked on two power plays while the Oilers failed to score on three. Perron put the Oilers ahead 2-1 at 17:34 of the first as he jammed in a loose puck from in front after Vancouver defenceman Dan Hamhuis knocked it away from a driving Nail Yakupov. The goal came after yet another Canucks giveaway. Schroeder drew the Canucks even at 2:39 of the second period as he put the puck in off Edmonton defenceman Corey Potters skate. Joenssu gave the Oilers a 3-2 lead in the third period as he put in Ryan Smyths pass from behind the net before Perrons empty netter gave Eakins a rare chance to celebrate consecutive wins -- without getting too excited. "We know we have a very long way to go," said Eakins. Notes: Winger Dale Weise, who has two points in his last three games, was scratched as a result of Schroeders return. a Edmonton captain Andrew Ference was sidelined with a head injury suffered Sunday against Nashville. Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin remained sidelined with an upper-body problem. a The Canucks wore dark green camouflage jerseys in the warm-up in tribute to Canadas Armed Forces. Winger David Booth also wore a similar green camouflage baseball cap bearing a 1980s-era Canucks logo. Booth returned to the lineup after sitting out Sundays win over Phoenix as a healthy scratch. a Joensuu is one game away from 100 for his career. a Canucks coach John Tortorella missed the fourth game of his 15-day suspension for storming the Calgary Flames dressing room area Jan. 25. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys . On Saturday night, Winnipegs strong offense was again accompanied by some fantastic pitching which gave the Fish a commanding victory. Jerseys China NFL . 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He was invited to the Houston Texans rookie camp, but was not offered a contract.CINCINNATI - Andy Dalton knows that its mostly on him.Dalton has played poorly in the Bengals three straight playoff losses, a main factor in extending their post-season futility. Cincinnati hasnt won a playoff game since the 1990 season, which ties for the sixth-longest such stretch in NFL history.Although hes gotten his team to the playoffs in each of his four seasons, Daltons legacy so far is more about how hes fallen apart in the biggest games. Hell have another chance to change his reputation on Sunday when the Bengals (10-5-1) play at Indianapolis (11-5).Winning in general is how quarterbacks are judged, Dalton said on Wednesday. If you win a lot in the regular season but you havent won a lot in the post-season, then theyre going to say that you couldnt do something.Theres always going to be something that you havent done or couldnt do, he said. Thats just the nature of it.During the regular season, Dalton has been as good as anyone in Bengals history. Hes won 63 per cent of his games, the best by a Bengals quarterback. He and Baltimores Joe Flacco are the only quarterbacks to lead their teams to the playoffs in each of their first four seasons during the Super Bowl era.Flacco won a Super Bowl. Dalton has yet to win anything in the post-season. During two losses in Houston and one last season at home against San Diego, Dalton has thrown for one touchdown and six interceptions, leaving him with a post-season passer rating of 56.2.Dalton is one loss shy of tying Warren Moon for most consecutive opening-round defeats by a starting quarterback.Dalton was virtually mistake-free during the Bengals 3-0 start this season. During the last five games, hes thrown seven interceptions and had a game-turning fumble on a handoff.As Ive said, this is still a process, offensive co-ordinator Hue Jackson said. I think hes done some really good things; I think there are some plays he wishes he had back.But hes a seasoned, veeteran player whos been in this situation before and now its time to come out on the other side of it, Jackson added.dddddddddddd So he understands the environment were going into, he understands all the elements that are laid before him — I think our whole team does.The Bengals had their worst offensive showing of the season at Indianapolis on Oct. 19, failing to cross midfield until the fourth quarter during a 27-0 loss, their first shutout in five years. With receiver A.J. Green sidelined by an injured right big toe, Dalton completed only 18 of 38 for 126 yards and was sacked three times.Its unclear whether Green will be available for the rematch. He got a concussion during a loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday night and was held out of practice on Wednesday. He has to pass concussion tests before he can practice or play.Daltons teammates have tried to take some of the focus off the quarterbacks post-season failures by sharing the blame.All of us have lost together, left tackle Andrew Whitworth said on Wednesday. The truth of the matter is, its not a negative to be in the playoffs every year. Thats a positive. Its just the negative is not taking advantage of the opportunity.So it means youve done a lot to get there every single year, he said. Now lets take advantage of that opportunity, and thats whats great about the playoffs.NOTES: Tight end Jermaine Gresham also sat out practice on Wednesday with a sore back. ... With wind chills well below freezing, the Bengals took buses to the University of Cincinnatis covered practice field. They dont have one of their own. ... The Bengals put receiver Dane Sanzenbacher on injured reserve with a concussion and promoted receiver Cobi Hamilton from the practice squad. Hamilton was with the Bengals in the preseason, spent three games with Philadelphia, and rejoined Cincinnatis practice squad.___Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '

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