Subiect: Cowboys are again a nearby neighbor

OTTAWA Womens Derek Dorsett Jersey , Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators were ready for their 4-on-3 power play in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins.Ryan Dzingel scored with the man advantage at 1:20 of overtime after the Penguins were called for too many men on the ice in Ottawa’s 2-1 victory Saturday night.Senators coach Guy Boucher said they simulated the situation in practice earlier in the day.“I had a weird feeling this morning,” Boucher said. “We were supposed to practice 5-on-4 and I don’t know, we practiced 5-on-3 and 4-on-3, and the boys executed perfectly, so it was good. It was a good, lucky day.”Thomas Chabot scored in regulation, Mark Stone assisted on both goals and Craig Anderson made 35 shots.“Stone told me he missed me on the 5-on-4 just before so I knew he was looking for me and, obviously, 5-on-3, 4-on-3 we’re trying to get the puck in his hands because he makes things happen. He was ether going to me or (Chabot) and he faked out and came to me. Chabot already got one, so he was looking for me and it found a way in.”Jean-Sebastien Dea scored for Pittsburgh, and Casey DeSmith stopped 27 shot.“I still think we can give ourselves a better chance in the third, staying out of the box and overtime Auston Matthews Jersey ,” said Sidney Crosby. “We did a lot of good things, but you can’t expect to win games, especially close games, putting yourself in that position time and time again.”Ottawa was without scoring leader Matt Duchene, with the team saying he’ll be out weeks with a groin injury. The Senators also revealed that Bobby Ryan would be sidelined indefinitely because of a concussion.“It’s opportunity for other guys,” Anderson said. “You can’t worry about what you don’t have. You have to worry about what you do have and what we have in here is 20 guys willing to pay the price to try and win hockey games.”Ottawa opened the scoring at 4:24 of the first period. Stone fed Chabot at the point and fired a shot through traffic to beat DeSmith.Dea tied it at 3:27 of the second.“I thought we dominated a lot of the game,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “We couldn’t find a way to score more goals, but there was a lot to like about our effort. For the most part, it was pretty solid.”NOTES: D Christian Jaros was a healthy scratch for the Senators, while Mark Borowiecki missed his eighth straight game with an upper-body injury. … Pittsburgh defensemen Chad Ruhwedel and Juuso Riikola were healthy scratches.UP NEXTPenguins: At New York Islanders on Monday night.Senators: Host Boston on Sunday night. FRISCO, Texas (AP) The first time Ken Hitchcock became the Dallas Stars coach more than two decades ago, his role and the setting were much different in a southern market that was still pretty fresh to hockey and the NHL.”It was half coaching and half community involvement, trying to build the brand Connor Brown Jersey ,” said Hitchcock, who got his first NHL head coaching job in January 1996 when the Stars were in only their third season in Big D. ”It was a really exciting, different observation for all of us. … At least once or twice a week, we were meeting with groups to just explain what hockey was about.”Hitchcock found himself talking to people who really had no idea what was happening on the ice or why there were fights. He even had to answer at least one media question about why goalies had bigger pads than other players.But fans in North Texas certainly understand and embrace champions. The NFL’s Dallas Cowboys were already five-time Super Bowl champions before the Stars reached the NHL’s pinnacle in winning the Stanley Cup in 1999 and then making it back to the finals the next year.The Stars are now in their 25th year in North Texas, and this is Hitchcock’s first season back behind their bench.After missing the playoffs seven of the last nine years, Dallas is 31-19-4 with 66 points this season. The Stars are 7-2-1 their last 10 games and in solid position in the playoff chase with 28 games left in the regular season.”The game’s changed so much, that it’s hard to say Dallas is the reason we can win again with him, or what it may be,” said five-time All-Star center Tyler Seguin , the team’s top goal scorer. ”I think it’s more just his resume of being a successful coach and having successful teams, and I know what it was like to play St. Louis all the time when he was behind that bench, and we want to be the same kind of team in a way.”Hitchcock was still the coach of the Blues two years ago when they knocked Dallas out of the second round of the playoffs.After being fired by the Stars 50 games into the 2001-02 season, Hitchcock also coached in Philadelphia and Columbus. Anaheim’s Randy Carlyle and Montreal’s Claude Julien are also current NHL head coaches back in their original jobs Frederik Andersen Jersey , though both had shorter gaps before returning to their teams last season.Anaheim was still the Mighty Ducks when Carlyle first arrived for the 2005-06 season, and won the Stanley Cup a year later. He was fired early in the 2011-12 season, then was a midseason replacement in Toronto, where he stayed 2 1/2 more seasons after that. The Ducks made it to the Western Conference final in his return last year.Julien was first in Montreal from 2002-06, then spent a season with the New Jersey Devils. He won the Stanley Cup in 2011 and made another final appearance two years later during his 10 seasons with the Boston Bruins.When Hitchcock was first with the Stars, their practice facility was in the middle of the Valley Ranch neighborhood just down the road from the Cowboys’ headquarters.The hockey operations are now based in the still-growing suburb of Frisco, about a half-hour drive north of the downtown Dallas arena where they play games. And the Cowboys are again a nearby neighbor after building a new practice facility and complex in the same area.Hitchcock remembers when players, coaches and other team personnel all lived within a ”very small 10-minute circle of each other” not far from the old neighborhood facility. Their families would run into each other in grocery stores and restaurants.”Now we’re all spread out, and it feels like we’re like the city, the city’s spread out. Frisco used to be a Mexican restaurant, and now it’s a city of I don’t know, it feels like a million people here,” Hitchcock said. ”It felt like we lived in this little town Womens Jake Gardiner Jersey , and then we happened to go downtown to play hockey. … Socially, I haven’t run into a hockey player since the day I got (back) here.”GAME OF THE WEEKSt. Louis Blues at Winnipeg Jets, Friday night. The Jets took over the Central Division lead with 73 points after a win over Arizona on Tuesday night, their sixth win in eight games. The Blues rebounded from a three-game slide in mid-January with six wins in nine games going into a home game Thursday night against Colorado. When the division foes played on back-to-back days in mid-December, the Blues and Jets each claimed a shutout win at home.LEADERS (through Tuesday’s games)Goals: Alexander Ovechkin (Washington), 32; Assists: Jakub Voracek (Philadelphia), 52; Points: Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay), 66; Wins: Andrei Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay), 31; Goals-against average: Carter Hutton (St. Louis), 1.74; Hutton, .943.—