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The Philadelphia Flyers arent getting much right lately, but Vincent Lecavaliers scoring surge and the potential return of Claude Giroux are providing some hope. Nike Air Force 1 Just Do It Orange Pas Cher .With Giroux a game-time decision, Lecavalier will try to help the Flyers avoid matching their longest slide of the season Tuesday night against the visiting Ottawa Senators.Viewers in the Senators region can catch all of the action LIVE on TSN5 with at 7pm et or listen live on TSN Radio 1200 Ottawa with coverage beginning at 5pm et. Philadelphia (14-18-7) has been outscored 19-9 during an 0-4-1 stretch after starting a season-high eight-game road trip with three victories. The jaunt also cost the Flyers some money, as the NHL fined them for violating the collective bargaining agreement by traveling during the holiday break.Players were barred from traveling or practicing Dec. 24-26, and Philadelphia reportedly took a flight to Nashville on Dec. 26 before losing 4-1 the following night to begin this slide.The Flyers concluded the trip by giving up the first five goals in Saturdays 5-2 loss to New Jersey. Lecavalier, however, has been a bright after spending seven games as a healthy scratch. The veteran center has five goals with one assist in eight games since after scoring twice through his first 17. He scored his first power-play goal Saturday but was also a minus-3.Its a lot more than what I had two weeks ago, Lecavalier told the teams official website of being back in the lineup regularly. The more you are out there, the more comfortable you are, the more you feel the puck.Lecavalier has six points in his last four meetings with Ottawa (16-15-7), assisting on a goal by Wayne Simmonds in a 5-2 win in the most recent home matchup Nov. 19, 2013.Giroux had a goal in that meeting, giving him eight points in 10 matchups at Wells Fargo Center. Its unclear if hell be available for this one after his stretch of 168 consecutive games played ended Saturday due to a cut on the back of his left leg by a skate during Fridays 2-1 loss at Carolina.Having Giroux on the ice for this four-game homestand could provide a spark since hes compiled 22 of his 30 points there.The venue hasnt mattered for Jakub Voracek as he leads the league with 48 points. Hes collected 12 in 13 career games against the Senators, scoring four goals while setting up another in the last four.Ottawa has dropped four of six after squandering a pair of leads to lose 4-2 to Tampa Bay on Sunday. Frustration showed in the third period as the Senators were whistled for five penalties, including a double-minor on captain Erik Karlsson in the final minutes.A lot of it comes from frustration, coach Dave Cameron told the teams official website. I think we allowed our tiredness and fatigue to become frustration. I can guarantee you that of the nine penalties, there were a few questionable ones. So how many did we actually take is somewhere in between. But at the end of the day you get pegged for nine so you take nine.Karlsson leads Ottawa with 27 points and has four in his last three visits to Philadelphia.Kyle Turris has three goals in his last four games against the Flyers, and hes scored in each of the last two overall while adding an assist Sunday.         Nike Sf Air Force 1 Pas Cher .com) - The Ottawa Senators will try to keep their slim playoff hopes alive when they face the Chicago Blackhawks who are trying to secure their place in the post-season. Air Force 1 France . 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Eight days later, manager Terry Collins took a chance -- a roll of the Dice-K? -- and Matsuzaka responded with a perfect ninth inning Thursday to cap a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.He hadnt saved a game since May 2000, his second season with the Seibu Lions of Japans Pacific League, when he struck out four during the final three innings of a 9-0 win at the Chiba Lotte Marines."Its definitely different," he said through a translator, "but I think Im starting to get used to going from the bullpen."Chris Young homered to start New Yorks comeback from a 1-0, fifth-inning deficit, slumping Curtis Granderson singled in a run as a pinch hitter and Daniel Murphy drove in two runs. Bartolo Colon (2-3) allowed four hits in seven innings, struck out eight and walked none, sending Lance Lynn to his first career loss in April.Matsuzaka, who completed a four-pitcher, four-hitter, was a rookie of the year in Japan in 1999, MVP as his national team won the first World Baseball Classic in 2006 and was given a $52 million, six-year contract by the Boston Red Sox after they paid Seibu $51,111,111.11 for his rights.Matsuzaka went 15-12 in his first season with the Red Sox and 18-3 in his second, but he injured a hip during the 2009 WBC and was never the same, hurting his arm and eventually needing elbow ligament-replacement surgery.He was just 50-37 for the Red Sox and signed a minor league contract in February 2013 with Cleveland, which released him in August. Then he joined the Mets, started seven games and signed a minor league deal with New York, which initially sent him to Triple-A Las Vegas this spring.But when Bobby Parnells season ended with a torn elbow ligament on opening day, the Mets had to scramble to restock their bullpen. Jose Valverde struggled as the closer and Kyle Farnsworth took over the role.Manager Terry Collins wanted to give the 38-year-old Farnsworth a rest after three appearances in four days."I just said this is a good opportunity to see how Dice handles it," Collins explained, "and he did well."In a 15-pitch outing, Matsuzaka retired Allen Craig on a lineout to right after falling behind 3-1, struck out Daniel Descalso in an eight-pitch at-bat and got Peter Bourjos on a game-ending foulout to the catcher."t;Before, I never really thought I would be able to pitch out of the bullpen because I just take so long to prepare," Matsuzaka said. Nike Air Force 1 07 Femme Pas Cher.  "I think I just have to keep pitching well to gain full confidence from the team, but I think having had a few opportunities in tight situations definitely is encouraging."Collins said Farnsworth, who has two saves, remains his first-choice closer but Matsuzuka may receive more ninth-inning opportunities. His preparation, which includes lengthy stretching, will have to change."If hes going to pitch the back end of the game, be it the eighth, the ninth, somewhere in there," the manager said, "I dont want him to wear himself out in the fifth inning, at 8:15. I want him to kind of save something."Dice-K said its as much mental as physical."Just to comfort myself, I think I throw more than I probably have to," he said.New York also gave 40-year-old right fielder Bobby Abreu hit first big league start since July 25, 2012. Abreu went 1 for 3 with an opposite-field double to left in the fifth -- his first hit with the Mets."Its been a long time," he said. "It was kind of exciting. At first I had to calm down my emotions and just go out there and play the game."New York took three of four from the defending NL champions and has won four of five overall.St. Louis lost for the sixth time in nine games and has gone 291 at-bats without a home run since Allen Craig connected at Milwaukee off Wily Peralta on April 16.Lynn (4-1) had been 12-0 through April in his big league career, including one March victory. But given a fifth-inning lead, he allowed the Mets to tie the score in the bottom half and go ahead 2-1 on Murphys RBI double in the sixth, a ball that dropped just in front of diving centerfielder Jon Jay.Lynn was chased in a two-run seventh after Eric Young Jr. bunted and reached on a two-base error when the pitcher threw off first baseman Matt Adams glove and into right field. Granderson had been 2 for 20 against left-handers this year before he greeted Kevin Siegrist with an RBI single, and Murphy singled in the final run."Weve been home six days in the past 2 1/2 months," Lynn said. "I think a lot of people are looking forward to getting home and sleeping in their own beds."NOTES: With hitters on both teams complaining about plate umpire Alan Porters wide strike zone on a blustery afternoon, New York batters struck out 10 times, raising their total to 213 and passing Miami (203) for the major league lead. ... Zack Wheeler (1-2) starts Fridays series opener at home against Miamis Henderson Alvarez (1-2).        '''
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