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TAMPA, Fla. Robert Covington Jersey . -- Vincent Lecavalier got everything but the desired result in his return to Tampa Bay. Victor Hedman had two goals and an assist to help the Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Wednesday night, spoiling Lecavaliers homecoming. Lecavalier, who played 14 years for the Lightning after being selected first overall in the 1998 draft, faced his old team for the first time and scored a power-play goal late in the third period. "It was very weird stepping out on the ice," he said. "Obviously we didnt win, and Im disappointed in that, but I had a great experience just skating on the ice. The fans were supportive of me. That definitely means a lot." The former Tampa Bay captain received a standing ovation after a video tribute was played on the scoreboard midway through the first. "You see Vinny, you get good feelings," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "Hes not a guy you see and are like, Oh gosh, I hope he doesnt see me so I have to say hello. Vinny is a guy you want to walk up and say, How are you? How are things? To see him for the first time, that was kind of the tough part. It was great to see him." Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who have won seven in a row at home. Tampa Bay, behind goalie Ben Bishop, beat the New York Rangers 5-0 Monday night. Anders Lindback was in net for the Lightning in this one and he stopped Wayne Simmonds backhander on a first-period penalty shot. Entering the day, there were only two goals scored on 21 NHL penalty shots dating to Oct. 10. Mark Streit also scored for the Flyers, who played without right wing Matt Read (lower-body injury). Philadelphia was coming off a 3-1 loss Monday at Florida that ended a 6-0-1 stretch. "Its unfortunate we couldnt get any points out of this little trip here, but you cant really dwell on it," Simmonds said. "Youve got to look forward." After Lecavalier and Streit got the Flyers to 3-2 with less than 2 minutes to play, Johnson secured the Lightning win by scoring an empty-net goal. Hedman put Tampa Bay up 1-0 when he beat Ray Emery from a tough angle just above the goal line near the left wing boards 9:15 into the second. Palat made it 2-0 on a short-handed rebound after Emery turned aside Hedmans shot at 12:16. Tampa Bay went ahead 3-0 on Hedmans power-play goal in the third. "Its always fun to contribute at both ends of the ice," the defenceman said. "Youve got to keep rolling ... keep winning hockey games, thats most important." Tampa Bay has been impacted by a number of injuries recently, including one to star centre Steven Stamkos, who expects to play again this season after breaking his right leg on Now. 11. Cooper said left wing Ryan Malone, who took a shot off his skate last week, is being evaluated to see if he has a chipped bone. Defenceman Radko Gudas, out with an upper-body injury, could return within the next week. "You cant cry foul," Cooper said. "This happens to every team in the league." Bishop, scheduled to get the night off, left the morning skate early after taking a shot off his hand. Cooper said Bishop is OK. Other Lightning players sidelined include forwards Pierre-Cedric Labrie (arm) and Tom Pyatt (broken collarbone). Tampa Bay defenceman Keith Aulie returned after missing seven games with an upper-body injury. NOTES: Lightning C Dana Tyrell, recalled from Syracuse of the AHL before the game, didnt play. ... LW Michael Raffl replaced Read in Philadelphias lineup. ... Palat ended a 14-game goal drought. ... Simmonds was given one of three penalties called -- a 10-minute misconduct -- with 18 seconds left in the third. ... Johnson was plus-3. Joel Embiid Jersey . 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Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist as the Kings stretched their streak to seven wins in a row with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bays Mike Evans resists labels that describe him as a football player, especially those that shortchange what hes accomplished as part of an outstanding class of rookie receivers lighting up the NFL.The seventh overall pick in last springs draft has been much more than a bright spot in an otherwise dismal season for the Buccaneers (2-12), who have the NFCs worst record and could wind up with the No. 1 draft pick in 2015.Odell Beckham, Jr.s acrobatic, one-handed reception during a breakout performance for the New York Giants in prime time is being trumpeted as the greatest catch of the season. Sammy Watkins has helped the Buffalo Bills move to the brink of their first winning season in a decade. Kelvin Benjamin has compiled an impressive resume with the Carolina Panthers.But arguably no offensive rookie has meant more to his team than Evans, whos already tied Tampa Bays single-season record for touchdown receptions with 11. Thats tied for fourth in the NFL — most by a rookie — and an astounding 44 per cent of the Bucs offensive TDs.Thats kind of crazy, the 6-foot-5, 231-pound Evans said.I expected to do well. ... Im humble, but Im confident in my game, the 21-year-old receiver said. If I wasnt confident, I would have stayed in college. I came out. I thought I had the physicality to be successful. Ive made the transition the way I thought I would.If there was a knock on Evans entering the NFL after spending the last two seasons as Johnny Manziels favourite target at Texas A&M, it was he lacked the speed to be a consistent deep threat. That hasnt been the case despite playing much of the season with struggling quarterback Josh McCown, the NFCs lowest-rated passer.Evans has 13 receptions of 25-plus yards — five more than both Beckham and Watkins, and six more than Benjamin and Jacksonvilles Allen Hurns. He has four catches over 40 yards, matching Beckham, Hurns and Pittsburghs Martavis Bryant, including a 56-yarder for a TD during a seven-catch, 209-yard performance against Washington.Beckham torched the Redskins with 12 receptions for 143 yards and three TDs last week, taking the lead among rookies with 972 yards receiving. Evans is third with 948, four behind Benjamin.With Watkins standing at 850 with two games remaining in the regular season, four rookies are within striking distance of 1,000 for the year. If at least three get there, it would be a league first. The only year more than one rookie receiver finished with 1,000-plus yards was 1986: Bill Brooks had 1,131 for the Colts and Ernest Givins finished with 1,062 for the Oilers.Beckham and LSU college teammate Jarvis Landry, drafted in the second round by the Dolphins, lead all rookies with 71 receptions. Theyre followed by Benjamin (67), Evans (59), Watkins (59) and Philadelphias Jordan Matthews (56). With nine touchdowns, Beckham and Benjamin trail Evans, who has nine in his past seven games following a relatively quiiet start. Maurice Cheeks Jersey. Green Bays Jordy Nelson, whos having a career season, said its difficult to not notice Evans emergence.I havent been able to watch him too much, but Ive seen some of his highlights on TV. Hes obviously a big guy that can make plays. Hes got a huge catch radius, and what he can do after the catch as well, the Packers receiver said, noting you have to be impressed with any rookie with a shot at topping 1,000 yards.I think every rookie receiver, especially drafted early, theyll have their splash games and youll see the talent and the ability thats there, Nelson said. But to grasp an offence and get that chemistry down with a quarterback and sustain it in a season ... its impressive. You can tell that hes put a lot into it and hes got a bright future.Watkins was the first of five receivers drafted in the first round, No. 4 overall, three spots before Evans. Beckham was taken 12th and has blossomed after missing the first four games because of injury. New Orleans Brandin Cook (No. 20) had 53 catches before being lost for the year with a thumb injury, and Benjamin (No. 28) has given Carolina a boost during an otherwise tough season for the Panthers offensively.Its been huge with all the roster turnover in the off-season at that position to have Kelvin cone in as our top pick and hit the ground running from the first game and keep that consistency, Carolina tight end Greg Olsen said.He brings a ton to the table physically, but his mental approach for a young kid has been tremendous. He studies, he wants to do well, he wants to do everything right. Theres a reason hes had success on the field. He works that way, he continues to want to improve. ... The sky is the limit. Hes just going to continue to get better.McCown said Evans undoubtedly has benefitted from playing opposite receiver Vincent Jackson, whos closing in on his third straight 1,000-yard season with the Bucs, sixth overall.Jackson leads the Bucs with 66 receptions, but has only two TDs — none in the past 10 games.Hes a big part of my success. Hes one of the best receivers in the league. I looked up to him and watched him a lot when I was in high school and college. Its surreal to be playing with him, Evans said. Whatever he has to say, I listen.As good as Evans has been catching the football, the most memorable play of his rookie year may wind up being — of all things — a block. Much like video of Beckhams much-talked-about circus catch, Evans blocking and eventually knocking Cincinnatis Terrence Newman to the ground against the Bengals is must-see viewing.It was kind of weird. ... I guess he was upset. I had pushed him right before that and I guess he wanted to (retaliate) and he launched at me, Evans said. It was awkward. He kind of ended up in the air, and I just slammed him. ... It didnt seem like much at the time. Much better on tape.___AP NFL website: and China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale NFL White Jerseys ' ' '

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