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    August 15, 2018 8:15 PM PDT

    GLENDALE, Ariz. DeMarcus Cousins Jersey . - Mikkel Boedker scored on a power play, a soft backhander that trickled in and into an empty net.An interesting collection of goals for his first career hat trick — and his team needed nearly all of them.Boedker scored two of his three goals in the third period and added an assist, helping the Arizona Coyotes outlast the winless Edmonton Oilers 7-4 on Wednesday night.Its going to even out eventually, but when youre hot, things tend to go in, said Boedker, who has five goals in three games. Right now, thats the way its going and its a good feeling.The Coyotes played a solid defensive game in beating the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.They werent quite as good against Edmonton, giving up numerous good scoring chances in front of Mike Smith, who had some good moments but still gave up at least four goals for the second straight game.Arizona made up for it by taking advantage of the defenceless Oilers with a by-committee scoring effort.Martin Erat had a goal and assist, while Connor Murphy, Kyle Chipchura and Rob Klinkhammer each scored goals. Shane Doan and Martin Hanzal each added a pair of assists for the Coyotes, who had 13 players with at least one point.Thats committee, but we need a good hard practice tomorrow, the committee does, Arizona coach Dave Tippett said with a smile.Edmonton scored four goals for the second time in three games, but remains winless because of its shortcomings on defence.The Oilers lost 6-1 to the Kings Tuesday night and were even worse against the Coyotes, watching as they scored one goal after another on Ben Scrivens.Taylor Hall had two goals, and Marc Arcobello and Mark Fayne each scored for Edmonton, which has allowed 23 goals while opening the season 0-3-1.I like the effort, the guys are trying, but we just havent got the results yet, Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said.The Coyotes needed nearly all their goals after a second straight shaky performance by Smith.Arizonas No. 1 goalie said he felt uncomfortable in the season opener and it showed, giving up every goal in a 6-2 home loss to Winnipeg.The Coyotes started back-up Devon Dubnyk on Saturday and he played well, stopping 24 shots in a 3-2 overtime win against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. Smith spent his time off working on his comfort level in the crease, saying he felt better after a few days of work with goalie coach Sean Burke.Smith was back between the pipes against Edmonton and gave up a goal on the third shot he faced. It was a tough chance, though; Hall scored on a one-timer from right outside the crease after the Coyotes had trouble clearing the zone and the puck ended up on Jordan Eberles stick.Smith got a bit of a bad break on Edmontons second goal when a dump-in by Leon Draisaitl took a strange carom off the backboards right out front to Fayne, who punched it in for his first of the season.Arcobello scored on a 3-on-1 early in the third period and Hall cut Arizonas lead to 6-4 late in the period against Smith, who stopped 23 shots.Theres progress in his game, but Im sure hed like to be better, Tippett said.But four goals wasnt nearly enough the way Edmontons defence has been playing.Boedker scored on a power play in the first period, sneaking behind the Oilers after Smith started the play with his first assist of the season.Chipchura put Arizona up 2-1 late in the period with a one-timer off a nice feed from Joe Vitale behind the goal.Murphy beat Scrivens with a wrister from the top of the left circle in the second period, and Klinkhammer scored 1:07 later on a one-timer out front on a feed from behind by Erat.Boedker put the Coyotes back up two goals midway through the third period, flipping a soft backhander that Scrivens blocked, but inadvertently knocked back into the goal with the inside of his left pad.Boedker closed it out by practically skating the puck into the goal for his empty-netter.Its tough to swallow, Hall said. Wed love to give up less goals and score more, but its just not happening right now.Notes: Smith played his 165 career with the Coyotes, tying Brian Hayward for fifth on the franchises all-time list by a goalie. ... Hall played his 250th career game. ... Arizona has a 14-game points streak and is 16-2-3 under coach Dave Tippett against Edmonton. ... Eberle returned after missing Tuesday nights game with an undisclosed injury, but Ryan Nugent-Hopkins did not. Mike Bibby Jersey .com) - Ames, IA (SportsNetwork. Zach Randolph Jersey . The Marlies centre set up three goals, including the game-winner, as Toronto cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Oklahoma City Barons in American Hockey League action.Im writing this having just returned from the International Broadcast Centre in Sochi after watching and broadcasting a portion of the mens final in figure skating. It would be an understatement to say that I am still stunned by what has transpired here in Russia. Yuzuru Hanyu, a 19-year-old, has just become the Olympic gold medallist, the first for his country, in this individual discipline. Meanwhile, the three-time and reigning world champion, Patrick Chan of Canada, has taken the silver medal. Neither skated perfectly, far from it, but the drama of it all was breathtaking. And although I might have forecast a different result, I find myself unable to quibble with the bottom line. Someone came first and someone came second. The only call I took when I got back here to the hotel was from an old acquaintance and colleague named Dave Campbell at CHED radio in Edmonton. I had run into him during my Hockey Night in Canada days covering the Oilers. But tonight Dave didnt even mention the score of the Canadian mens hockey game versus Austria, a 6-0 shellacking by the maple leaf men. He wanted to talk figure skating. “You know, we were discussing Chan and the result in the office, and we were disappointed,” he said. “But then again we thought that figure skating must surely be the most difficult of the Olympic sports.” I would have to agree. Personally speaking, I cannot fathom what it must be like to go onto a sheet of ice in front of 12,000 people and to perform what appears to be a series of impossible acts without an overwhelming fear of failure. There is nowhere for these young people to hide. There is no mulligan for a bad jump, or second chance to eliminate the sting of a fall on ones ass. You cannot skip a shift and survivve in figure skating. Vince Carter Jersey. . It is what it is. These athletes accept that they are required to stand and deliver and when the dust settles they must live with the result. In the end, they must go it alone. The thing is, I felt completely helpless for Patrick Chan as he skated with a chance to be the Olympic champion. I have followed his career since the time he first won the national title seven years ago. Ive been there for each of his three world championships. He has never dodged a question and never given an excuse for something less than a perfect performance. He is, in my experience, a conscientious and hard-working young man who is supremely talented. Tonight, he came up short, and I know he wishes he could do it all over again … but he cant. Dave Campbell may have been right when he suggested that figure skating is the most difficult of the sports. Im convinced it is simultaneously the most beautiful and brutal. The judges reward you lavishly when you succeed, and they punish you ruthlessly when you dont. And they make you sit by yourself to await your fate on a giant-sized television screen so that everyone in the arena and around the globe knows what they think of you. Those are the facts when it comes to figure skating. And while Im disappointed for Patrick Chan and happy for Yuzuru Hanyu, Im astonished that the result has affected me the way it has. Its not like I havent witnessed something like this before. “Its just so thrilling,” Dave Campbell said. “And its causing me to lose sleep, but I cant get enough of it.” I feel the same way. Its the savage beauty of sport and the incredible attraction that the brave hearts who dare to venture onto the Olympic field of play hold for me. Cheap Ducks Jerseys Cheap Coyotes Jerseys Cheap Bruins Jerseys Cheap Sabres Jerseys Cheap Flames Jerseys Cheap Hurricanes Jerseys Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys Cheap Avalanche Jerseys Cheap Blue Jackets Jerseys Cheap Stars Jerseys Cheap Red Wings Jerseys Cheap Oilers Jerseys Cheap Florida Panthers Jerseys Cheap Los Angeles Kings Jerseys Cheap Wild Jerseys ' ' '