DENVER -- Away from home, the New York Islanders have been tough to beat lately. Cheap NFL Jerseys . Michael Grabner knocked in a shot from the slot at 1:46 of overtime, giving the Islanders a 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. It was the sixth road win in a row for the Islanders, who forced overtime when Brock Nelsons goal early in the third period evened the score. "Weve been a decent road team," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "Simple hockey maybe, and doing the right things. Goaltending has been pretty good for us. Our special teams on the road over the last two weeks has been good." Brian Strait helped set up the winner with a pass to Grabner in the Avalanche zone. Grabner skated across the slot, appearing momentarily to lose control of the puck, before getting hold of it with his stick and circling back to unleash the shot from between the circles. He got enough on it to get it past Semyon Varlamov. "The puck bounced a little bit," Grabner said. "I dont know if my stick got caught on the boards or the ref there, I almost lost it and couldnt control the puck, but I got it back in the corner. The guys opened up some room by driving to the net and I got a chance to shoot from the hash marks." Kevin Poulin, who had 30 saves, won his fourth straight decision and improved to 5-1 in his last six games. He credited the recent road success to the teams increasing rapport with one another. "Earlier in the season, we didnt have the groove on the road," Poulin said. "As the season goes on, you create chemistry. I thought weve played really well defensively the last three or four games." Despite the loss, the Avalanche finished their season-high seven-game homestand with a 4-1-2 record for the second-best points percentage (.714) during a homestand of at least seven games in franchise history. The Avalanche finished a nine-game homestand 6-2-1 (.722) from Feb. 9-March 9, 2002. "You wanted to pick up as many points as possible and I think 10 out of 14 is pretty good," Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said. "It was a hard-fought game. Unfortunately, we were on the wrong side of the game but I thought we did a lot of good things out there. We battled and defensively we played well. We didnt give them too many chances." Nathan MacKinnon, who leads all NHL rookies in points, broke a scoreless tie at 18:15 of the second period. He gathered in an outlet pass from Andre Benoit just past the red line and dashed down centre ice, blowing past defenceman Matt Donovan in a stunning show of speed before lifting a wrist shot over the left leg of Poulin as the goalie lay sprawled in front of the net. It was the 15th goal of the season for MacKinnon, who has 29 points in 44 games. The Islanders evened the score 4 1/2 minutes into the third, when Nelson got off a shot in the slot that got past Varlamov. It was Nelsons fifth goal of the season. NOTES: The Avalanche and Islanders met for the first time since Nov. 10, 2011, when Colorado won 4-3 in overtime. ... The Islanders are 16-4-2 when they score at least three goals and 1-18-5 when theyre below that threshold. ... Frans Nielsen played in his team-leading 175th consecutive game for the Islanders. ... The Avalanche head to Minnesota to play the second game of a back-to-back set on Saturday. It is the fifth of 10 back-to-back sets for the Avalanche this season. ... Jamie McGinn of the Avalanche scored his 100th career point with an assist on MacKinnons goal. Wholesale MLB Jerseys China . Team physician Dr. Steve Traina performed the surgery Friday. Robinson was injured in a spill underneath the Nuggets basket during the first quarter of Wednesday nights loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. Cheap MLB Jerseys . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. http://www.cheapmlbjerseysauthentic.us.com/
. The Nashville Predators were glad their captain was still on their side. Weber had a goal and two assists, and Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday night.It turned out to be the perfect gift his team could have given him. Arsene Wenger celebrated his 17th anniversary as Gunners boss on Tuesday and it was fitting that Arsenal performed well in a competition he loves. Napoli at home was billed as the most significant test yet of high-flying Arsenals credentials with new super star Mesut Ozil in the side. They passed it easily, dominating the Italian side, after scoring twice inside the opening fifteen minutes. "Overall, it was an outstanding game," said Wenger post match. Wenger is at his best when he talks about the Champions League. During his time in England he has seen the Premier League evolve into a giant led by giants, a competition whose identity is not something he is totally comfortable with, but in Europes most glamorous tournament he always feels at home. It is a competition that he adores and one that has often been good to him and his team, despite what he says about recent draws going against him. "Yes, we would love to win it as it has never been done with this club and we have flirted with a few times but I feel in recent years we have not been helped by the draw. We have played Barca, Barca, Milan, Bayern Munich, so we have had difficult draws. Recently, we havent had the quality to go through," reflected Wenger this week. It is true that during the last four years they havent been good enough to beat those super clubs he refers to but during the group stages, twice in the past four years, they have lost at home to Schalke and away at Braga to lose their grip on the top of their group. When you finish second in your Champions League group you deserve no favours. Yet, when the draw was made for this years group stages every Arsenal fan would have happily accepted second place after they were handed the toughest team in pot three, last years finalists Borussia Dortmund, and arguably the best team in pot four, Napoli. "It is the toughest group of all," Wenger announced after the draw. Anything other than a win on Tuesday against Napoli would have been a concern for Wenger heading into a stern test against Borussia Dortmund, who they play back-to-back on October 22 and November 6. With six points gained through two games, Arsenal will know four points from their last four matcches should be enough for them to qualify. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic. "Mathematically I think they say we need 10.2 points to be sure," Wenger joked this week. As usual, he had done his homework. In the past five years of the tournament, teams have finished second with tallys anywhere from 8 to 13, but the most common achieved by a group runner-up has been 10 points with the 40 runners-up averaging just over 10 points. Only five teams in the 22 year history of the Champions League format have failed to qualify with 10 points but that list includes an English side in each of the last two years, Chelsea last season and Manchester City in 2011-12. Qualification for the last 16 is essential for a club like Arsenal. Not only does it send a message to star players that they are still a force but it maintains their consistency in the UEFA coefficient standings. Arsenal have benefited at the draw by being placed in pot one, based on their performances in the Champions League and Premier League over the five seasons previous. Staying in the top eight plays a big part in them reaching the knock out stages of the Champions League (this year aside, Arsenals groups have been quite favourable in recent years) yet they slipped to seventh, behind Benfica, in last months latest round of coefficients and with Atletico Madrid and Porto closing in, it is important that they reach the last 16 again this year to help next seasons effort should they qualify once again. Wenger, though, has much bigger dreams than the last 16 and still wants to one day win that elusive European Cup. "It is something I miss that I will try to fight very hard to fill my CV with that.....You always think lets do it every year, one year it will go for you. Lets hope it will be this year." Arsenal know only too well the harder that path becomes when you dont win your group. Tuesdays win over Napoli puts them in a great position to qualify but the performance will leave them believing they can beat a team like Borussia Dortmund and find an easier path to the final, where they last reached seven years ago in Paris. That day Arsenal were 15 minutes from glory before Barcelona scored twice to turn Wengers dream into a nightmare. The Frenchman has been dreaming of getting another crack ever since. 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 Soccer Jerseys ' ' '