After finding their offensive game

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TAMPA http://www.officialflyersproshop.com/authentic-adidas-claude-giroux-jersey , Fla. — After finding their offensive game, the Tampa Bay Lightning want to make sure their defensive game is on point when they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.After scoring twice in the opening two games of the season, Tampa Bay erupted for eight goals against Columbus the last time out, getting points from 13 different players and goals from seven different scorers. Tampa Bay scored half those goals with the man advantage after going 0-for-8 to start the season.It was the type of result the Lightning needed after fielding days’ worth of questions about a slow start and lack of production.Article continues below ...“Everyone wants to score a goal and we all want to contribute offensively and I think it was good for everybody to have a game like this,” Tampa Bay forward Yanni Gourde said. “I think our power play was much better. We directed pucks at the net and we created rebounds, and that’s how we scored goals and that what we have to do more of.”The Lightning defense has been up to the task to this point, allowing just five goals (not counting empty net goals) through three games and is a perfect 13-for-13 on the penalty kill. Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has been a big part of that success with a 1.64 goals-against average and .950 save percentage to start the season.It’s a point of emphasis for head coach Jon Cooper.“Whether you get one or you get eight, goals win the game,” Cooper said after Saturday’s victory. “The part I liked about it is we just gave up two, and usually when that happens you’re in good shape.”The defense will be tested by the Hurricanes Ivan Provorov Jersey , one of the surprises to start that the season with four wins in six games.Carolina has scored five or more goals three times on the young season and have fired no fewer than 33 shots on goal. In the past two games, the Hurricanes have combined for 100 shots on goal.The offense is led by Sebastian Aho, who is the seventh player in Carolina franchise history to start the season with points in six consecutive games and was named the third star of the week by the NHL.The Hurricanes went in to Winnipeg on Sunday and matched the Jets, a Stanley Cup favorite entering the season, for most of the game before falling after a late goal against.“Everyone says (Winnipeg’s) a team that’s up for the Stanley Cup. They’ve proven it,” new Carolina head coach Rod Brind’Amour told NHL.com. “They were one of the best teams in the league (last season). I didn’t feel like we were (outmatched). It felt like we were hanging in there with them and probably had some opportunities to win the game. Overall, I’m happy with the effort for sure.” RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — William Nylander can’t make up for lost time with the Toronto Maple Leafs. That’s not going to stop the right wing from trying.He had a pair of assists and was active all over the ice Tuesday night in Toronto’s 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.“I’m just trying to get back as fast as possible,” Nylander said.The assists were the first two points of the season for the fourth-year forward. He missed training camp, the preseason and the first 28 regular-season games while holding out for a new contract. He signed a six-year deal worth $41.7 million on Dec. 1 Jakub Voracek Jersey Kids , and Tuesday marked his third game back with Toronto.Tyler Ennis, Morgan Rielly, Patrick Marleau and John Tavares scored for the Maple Leafs, who won for the third time in four road games. Frederik Andersen made 29 saves.Justin Williams scored for the injury-depleted Hurricanes, who lost for the fourth time in five games.The Maple Leafs (21-9-1) started the night with the second-most points in the Eastern Conference. They made do without Nylander, who scored at least 20 goals in each of the previous two seasons.Nylander didn’t have a point in his first two games back, both losses for Toronto. But he helped set up Rielly’s go-ahead goal in the second period and then fed Marleau for a pretty 2-on-1 finish in the third.“Every game is getting better and better,” Nylander said.A little rust and learning curve was expected by his teammates.“He played no preseason games and he’s playing against guys who are in midseason form,” Rielly said. “It’s a tough situation to come into, but he has done a great job. He has worked very hard. He’s happy to be back and we’re happy to have him back.”With their top-end talent Youth Jordan Weal Jersey , the Maple Leafs overwhelmed Carolina. They had a 13-3 advantage in shots through the first half of the first period and dominated the opening stanza. Ennis flipped in a loose rebound for a 1-0 lead at 8:35.A double-minor penalty for high-sticking on Nylander in the first slowed some of Toronto’s momentum. The Maple Leafs were able to kill off the penalty but couldn’t build on their early lead.Williams was able to beat Andersen for a power-play goal at 12:44 in the second period to tie it at 1.The Hurricanes played without center Jordan Staal (concussion) for the second straight game. Top scorer Michael Ferland, who missed the previous four games with a concussion, didn’t make it out of the first period. He missed the final two periods with what the team called an upper-body injury.“We were playing one of the best offensive teams in the league and we needed everyone on board,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said.Rielly broke the tie at 13:51 of the second, only 67 seconds after Williams’ goal, with a pass that went past Carolina goalie Petr Mrazek (25 saves) and off the stick of one of his own defensemen.Rielly was trying to feed Andreas Johnsson but Carolina’s Dougie Hamilton got his stick on the puck and pushed it past Mrazek.Nylander stretched Toronto’s lead in the third period. He set up Marleau for an easy finish of a 2-on-1 break at 5:49.Tavares added a goal at 8:29 in the third, his team-best 19th of the season.Toronto coach Mike Babcock said the team will be patient with Nylander as he tries to get up to full speed.“It’s going to take him time,” Babcock said.Nylander, however, is already finding a way to help.NOTES: The Hurricanes were just happy to be home safely after a three-game road trip. Their charter plane had to make an emergency landing in Tulsa http://www.officialflyersproshop.com/authentic-adidas-nolan-patrick-jersey , Oklahoma, early Saturday morning on the way back from a 4-1 win at Anaheim. The team and flight personnel could smell smoke in the cabin. The plane eventually returned safely to Raleigh. “I’ve never been through anything quite like that,” Hurricanes forward Jordan Martinook told the Raleigh News & Observer. “Whenever you smell smoke you get a little worried. We went down pretty quick from whatever, 35,000 feet, and landed pretty fast. Check that one off the bucket list, I guess.”UP NEXTMaple Leafs: Play at Tampa Bay on Thursday.Hurricanes: Play at Montreal on Thursday.

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