Despite a lackluster record at the ScotiaBank Saddledome to start the season, the Calgary Flames put a three-year win streak on the line when they host the Arizona Coyotes Thursday. Jonathan Isaac Swingman Jersey . Calgary is opening a five-game stretch at home looking to improve on their 2-2-2 record. The Flames went 2-1-2 on their previous five-game homestand Oct. 21-31, and their six home contests this season are tied for the second-fewest in the league. Youve got to take advantage of the home games when you have them, forward Lance Bouma told the teams official website. Weve done a good job on the road so far. Weve just got to try to come in here tomorrow and have a big game. Jonas Hiller is expected to make his first start against the Coyotes in a Flames uniform. Previously a goaltender for Anaheim, Hiller is 9-0-1 with a 1.87 goals-against average in his last 10 matchups versus Arizona and has won six in a row. Calgary went 2-3-0 against the Coyotes in 2013-14. After faltering late in a pair of home games, the Coyotes are hoping for better luck on the road, where they have a modest win streak. Theyll attempt to snap a five-game skid in Calgary while earning a third consecutive road win for the first time in 13 months. Arizonas late struggles at home proved costly. The Coyotes (6-8-1) lost 1-0 to the New York Islanders on Saturday on a goal with 2:31 left and then blew a two-goal lead in a 4-3 loss Tuesday night to Dallas, allowing a short-handed, go-ahead goal with 1:16 to play. We know to be a good team that you have to win games like that. Those are huge points, especially at home, defenseman Connor Murphy said. I think it helps that its a quick turnaround. … Weve just got to stay with the right mindset and learn off of this, what we need to do to do better in Canada. The Coyotes head to Western Canada in search of their first three-game road win streak since Oct. 10-13, 2013, but their last win in Calgary was a 4-3 shootout victory Feb. 23, 2012. Phoenix has totaled 10 goals in its five straight road losses to the Flames and gone 1 for 17 on the power play. The Coyotes are 0 for 18 with a man advantage in their last four games after previously converting at a 25.6 percent rate (11 of 43) in the first 11. Were getting chances, opportunities. Its just not bouncing our way, forward Mikkel Boedker said. The Flames (9-6-2) have one of the leagues best power plays in their last six games, going 6 for 17 (35.3 percent), but struggled defensively for much of their five-game road trip. Calgary took the first two games before giving up 13 goals while dropping two of the final three. The Flames were outshot 26-15 in the final two periods of a 4-1 loss to Carolina on Monday. They capitalized on our turnovers and that was kind of the difference in the game, said forward David Jones, who scored the lone goal. Weve been away for a while but we should have had our legs tonight. We just came up short and well regroup and get ready for the next game. Jonathan Isaac Authentic Jersey . MLB.com reported that the Dodgers locked the left-hander in for one year at $10 million with up to $4 million in incentives. Jonathan Isaac Womens Jersey . Under the deal, the Vikings will donate an undisclosed sum of money to five gay rights-related charities over the next five years. Kluwe said he wont receive any money as part of the settlement. “This will help a lot of people that really do need that help,” Kluwe said.ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — For someone who was lightly recruited coming out of high school, linebacker Khalil Mack is attracting an impressive crowd leading up to the NFL draft. Representatives from all 32 teams were on hand Tuesday for the University at Buffalos pro day, and the projected first-round draft pick was the main attraction inside the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse. “Thirty-two teams? Thats a blessing,” Mack said. “I dont try to notice that. I try to keep that on the backburner. Im still working hard, and thats what its about with me. I dont focus on the attention.” Mack is becoming difficult to overlook. At 6-foot-3 and 251 pounds, he possesses the size, speed and versatility to play a variety of positions in any type of defensive scheme. He also has impressive numbers over a four-year college career in the Mid-American Conference, which he capped by earning the Jack Lambert award as the nations top linebacker. He set an FBS career record with 16 forced fumbles and tied another one with 75 career tackles for a loss. Not bad for someone who, coming out of Fort Pierce, Fla., first considered attending Liberty University, before being offered a full scholarship by Buffalo, and only after Liberty assistant Robert Wimberly was hired by the Bulls. Some five years later, Mack had the NFLs attention during a Bulls pro day that traditionally attracts between 15 and 20 scouts. “That just shows you what high regard the NFL has of him,” Bills general manager Doug Whaley said of the turnout. “The skys the limit on him.” Among those on hand were Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie and Cleveland Browns rookie coach Mike Pettine, the Bills former defensive co-ordinator. Pettine joked he just happened to be in town to pick up a few things he left behind. As for his interest in Mack, Pettine broke into a wide smile and said: “Just a little bit.” Pettine then spent about 10 minutes on the sideline discussiing Mack with Bulls coach Jeff Quinn. Jonathan Isaac Blue Jersey. “Absolutely the best player Ive seen. Hes just so complete,” Quinn said of Mack. “Hes a game-changer.” That was evident in a last years season-opening 40-20 loss at Ohio State. Mack was in on nine tackles and had 2 1/2 sacks. He returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown that put a scare into the Buckeyes by cutting their lead to 20-13 early in the second quarter. “That was his coming-out party. The game wasnt too big for him,” Whaley said. “He showed that he belonged out there. And those are the type of guys hell be playing against on Sundays.” His production didnt tail off, either. Mack finished the season with a MAC-best 10 1/2 sacks and 19 tackles for a loss. He also had five forced fumbles and three interceptions while leading Buffalo (8-5) to only its second bowl berth, a 49-24 loss to San Diego State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. An NFL scouting report rates Mack as a top-10 draft prospect and lists “disruptive first-step quickness” among his strengths. On Tuesday, Mack limited his workouts to individual drills and one 40-yard dash, in which he was clocked at 4.54 seconds. That was an improvement over the 4.63-second time he had at the NFL combine in Indianapolis last month. “It didnt feel like me. I felt tight,” Mack said, referring to his time at Indianapolis. “I finished it up the way I wanted to today.” Mack has been highly motivated to succeed since he first arrived in Buffalo. He wore No. 46 after discovering that was the number of his power ranking out of 100 on an NCAA football video game. Though he might consider changing numbers after being drafted, Mack doesnt intend to alter his approach. “I feel like theres a lot more that I have to prove, especially coming out of the MAC,” Mack said. “I feel like Ive got to go out there and dominate on the next level.” 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 ‘ ‘ ‘
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