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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Coming off what Guy Boucher called their worst game of the year, the Ottawa Senators impressed their coach with a comeback effort Wednesday night.Bobby Ryan and Kyle Turris scored during a shootout, helping the Senators beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1.Backup goaltender Mike Condon made 31 saves, including eight in overtime, as the Senators rebounded from a 3-1 loss in Nashville on Tuesday and avenged a 2-1 loss to the Sabres at home Saturday.Thats a lot of resiliency, Boucher said. Im really proud of the guys because thats a tough back-to-back.Turris scored in the first round of the shootout to match Sam Reinharts tally, and then Ryan put Ottawa ahead in the second round. Condon stopped Brian Gionta on Buffalos final attempt.Ryan Dzingel got a tying goal for Ottawa 7:15 into the second period.Nicholas Baptiste scored for Buffalo, and former Senator Robin Lehner made 28 saves while the Sabres lost their second in a row.Buffalo controlled the action throughout overtime, outshooting Ottawa 8-0.We just possessed the puck the whole time for the most part and had some glorious chances to win the game, Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said.Zemgus Girgensons got a point-blank shot past Condon with 27 seconds remaining, but the puck ricocheted off the back of Condons skate and the left post.Its funny how puck luck works, Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe said. Hopefully one of these days, the pucks going to bounce our way. But we just got to keep doing the right things, create our own luck.Condon has won both of his starts for the Senators since being acquired in a trade with Pittsburgh on Nov. 2. He made 27 saves in a 1-0 shutout of Vancouver in his debut.Its great for a guy to come in and make his presence known like that, Dzingel said. Hats off to him. Two great games.Baptiste gave Buffalo a 1-0 lead 2:49 into the first. Derek Grants faceoff win and a quick pass from Cole Schneider set up Baptistes wrist shot from the left circle. It was Baptistes second career goal and Schneiders first point.The Senators tied it when Dzingel split defensemen Dmitry Kulikov and Rasmus Ristolainen and lifted a shot from the left slot over Lehners blocking pad. Dzingel has scored four of his five goals on the road this season.Buffalo killed three penalties spanning 4:36 in the second period, including a 5-on-3 that lasted 1:24.Forward Evander Kane returned to the Sabres top line after missing 11 games with cracked ribs, but Buffalo was still without its top two centers, Ryan OReilly and Jack Eichel. OReilly is day-to-day with an upper body injury, Bylsma said. Eichel has yet to play this season due to a high ankle sprain, but Bylsma said he could be cleared for on-ice workouts next week.Game notesSenators F Chris Neil missed the game with an undisclosed injury. Ottawa recalled F Mike Blunden to replace Neil on the fourth line. ... F Tyler Ennis sat out for Buffalo with a mid-body injury. ... Buffalo recalled Schneider from the minors and sent down F Hudson Fasching. Schneider was tied for the AHL scoring lead with 15 points.UP NEXT:Senators: Host Los Angeles on Friday.Sabres: Host New Jersey on Friday. Adidas Kris Versteeg Jersey . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. Adidas Mikael Backlund Jersey . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. http://www.cheapflamesjerseys.com/?tag= ... han-jersey . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. Cheap Flames Jerseys Authentic . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. Cheap Flames Jerseys . Numbers Game looks into the Canadiens securing the services of Thomas Vanek in a trade with the New York Islanders. The Canadiens Get: LW Thomas Vanek and a conditional fifth-round pick. NEW YORK -- All the big home runs in the first week of the postseason should not be a surprise. The long ball is back.There were 5,610 home runs during the regular season, second only behind the Steroids Era high of 5,693 in 2000.And Mark Teixeira thinks he knows why.I think the balls are harder. Definitely. I can just feel it. I can hear it off the bat, the retiring New York Yankees first baseman said.Already in the young playoffs, Torontos Edwin Encarnacion homered to win the AL wild-card game, San Franciscos Conor Gillaspie had a go-ahead, ninth-inning drive in the NL game and the Cubs Javier Baez hit a decisive eighth-inning shot to win an NL Division Series opener.Cubs pitcher Travis Wood became the first reliever to hit a home run in the postseason since 1924. And on Sunday, Dodgers rookie Corey Seager homered in the first inning for the second straight game against Washington.Home runs had dropped from 4,661 in 2013 to 4,186 the following season. The rise began last year, when the total increased to 4,909.And this year nearly set a record.We have tested the baseball. We are absolutely convinced that this issue is not driven by a difference in the baseball, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said. My own view is that the spike is related to the way that the game is being played now, the way that we are training hitters from a very young age, and we have not been able to find any external cause that explains the spike in home runs.A record 111 players hit 20 or more home runs this season, up from 64 last year, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. And forget the days of the weak-hitting, slick-gloved middle infielder. Thirty-five of those players started at least 100 games combined at second base, third or shortstop.Players with 30 or more homers nearly doubled, from 20 to 38.Home runs create a buzz at the ballpark -- especially in the dugouts. Clevelands Roberto Perez, Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor all homered in a single inning of the Indians AL Division Series opener against Boston.After the first one, it was exciting. After mine, it was even kind of getting nuts in there, Kipnis said. And the third one, our dugout was kind of losing it.A day later, the Blue Jays connected three times in an inning at Texas.Increasingly, hitters take nothing-or-all swings. Strikeouts set a record for the ninth straight year at 38,982, an average of 8.02 per team pper game.dddddddddddd Whiffs are up 27 percent from the 6.30 average in 2007.Offense has been redefined.Sometimes a guy working the count and getting to 3-0 and hitting a home run at Yankee Stadium like (Matt) Wieters is small ball, to work the count like that and get a hittable pitch, said Baltimore manager Buck Showalter, whose Orioles led the major leagues with 253 long balls.Teixeiras evidence goes beyond homers. The average velocity of balls off bats this increased from 88.5 mph in 2015 to 89.1 mph this year, according to Major League Baseballs Statcast.All of a sudden, did we get that much better? That much stronger? he said.Big league baseballs are manufactured by Rawlings in Costa Rica, and balls must weight 5-5 1/4 ounces, have a circumference of 9 to 9 1/4 inches and a diameter of 2 7/8 to 3 inches. The company and MLB insist nothing has changed this year.Were not seeing anything outside our normal tolerance range and specification level, Rawlings spokeswoman Kathy Stephens said, adding the company conducts its own tests.In a statement, MLB said: We direct UMass-Lowells Baseball Research Center to conduct periodic testing of baseballs throughout the regular season.Among the balls that are randomly tested are a sampling from the supplies of clubs. Balls are tested for weight, circumference, coefficient of restitution and other factors. Measurements are made to ensure compliance with our rules and are also compared to previous results. These reviews have found no differences to the ball that would have resulted in a change to its performance, MLB said.Texas manager Jeff Banister had anticipated a decrease in home runs during the postseason because of better pitching. Didnt turn out the way.Youre facing the No. 1s and No. 2s and 3s, he said, and those guys dont generally give up the long ball a lot.Didnt turn out the way. Toronto went deep six times in the first two games of the AL Division Series, hitting four home runs off Yu Darvish.With San Francisco playing postseason games at Chicagos Wrigley Field, former Cub Jeff Samardzija knows the weather in the Windy City can impact how the ball travels. Pitchers are especially aware of home runs on the North Side.You look at those flags, he said, and you kind of go from there. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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