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    导出博客文章NEW YORK -- The Edmonton Oilers got back on the winning track with the type of gritty play that had helped them get off to a fast start this season;Mark Letestu scored the only goal in the shootout to lift Edmonton to a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night. 49ers Jerseys China .Letestu beat Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak to the glove side to snap the Oilers three-game skid (0-2-1) after starting the season with seven wins in eight games.Patrick Maroon, Leon Draisaitl, and Milan Lucic scored in regulation for the Oilers, and Cam Talbot made 30 saves as Edmonton beat the Islanders on the road for the first time since December 1999. The Oilers fell behind 2-0 early, then trailed 3-2 in the second.It was a gutsy win, Letestu said. It showed the guys are willing to stick with it, no matter the circumstances. We played a smart game.Nick Leddy, Shane Prince and Casey Cizikas scored for New York, and Halak finished with 20 saves. The Islanders (4-6-2) have lost three straight, including the last two in shootouts.The bounces arent going our way, Halak said.Halak denied Jordan Eberle point-blank early in overtime before Talbot made a similar sprawling save at the other end.Cizikas put the Islanders ahead 3-2 with 8:42 left in the second, picking a rebound in front of Talbot and snapping the puck into the net for his second goal of the season.Lucic tied it with a power-play goal with 3:10 left in the period with his fifth of the season.The Islanders had more chances in the scoreless third, outshooting the Oilers 11-7 and holding a 29-18 overall edge into overtime.We competed and played hard, Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. The puck luck is just not going our way.The Islanders had a power-play chance in the third when Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse was sent off for high-sticking at 9:43. But the Islanders didnt muster much of an attack as murmuring boos were heard at Barclays Center.Talbot had to work harder in the period. He stopped Prince twice from in close and denied Cal Clutterbuck point-blank two times as well.Tonight didnt start as we wanted to but we did a great job battling back, Talbot said. Both sides had a lot of great chances. Halak made some great saves, too.Halak, who has been splitting time with backup Thomas Greiss over the past two weeks and has reportedly asked for a trade to alleviate a three-goalie logjam on the roster, was shaky as the Oilers scored three times ib 11 shots over the first 40 minutes.The Islanders began the night with a new-look line for the opening faceoff with captain John Tavares centering Clutterbuck and Josh Bailey and the trio paid immediate dividends.Leddy took a cross-ice pass from Clutterbuck and rifled the puck past Talbot for his second goal of the season just 13 seconds in.Prince made it 2-0 at 5:49, picking up a loose puck and snapping it past Talbot for his third goal of the season. Dennis Seidenberg also assisted to extend his points streak to four games. The veteran defenseman has four goals and four assists on the season.The Islanders clearly had more jump early against the speedy Oilers, who led by their teenage phenom Connor McDavid and were coming off a 5-3 loss against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. New York held a 7-1 shots on goal advantage at the seven-minute mark.The Islanders needed the quick start, coming off two frustrating home losses, a 3-2 shootout defeat to Philadelphia on Thursday and a 6-1 drubbing by Tampa Bay on Tuesday.However, the quick-skating Oilers answered at 8:22 of the first when Maroon deflected a soft shot from the right point by rookie defenseman Matthew Benning past Halak for his fourth goal this season.Draisaitl tied it with a power-play goal with 7:47 left in the period for his third.We weathered the storm, Oilers coach Todd McLellan said, recalling his teams visit to Brooklyn last season when they lost 8-1. It wasnt pretty but we found a way.Game notes The Islanders came in with a nine-game home winning streak against the Oilers. Edmontons last road victory over the Islanders was a 4-2 triumph at Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 14, 1999. ... Islanders D Travis Hamonic didnt return after sustaining an upper-body injury in the first period.UP NEXTOilers: At Detroit on Sunday in the fourth game of a five-game trip.Islanders: Host Vancouver on Monday night. Wholesale San Francisco 49ers Jerseys . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. 49ers Jerseys China Cheap . The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. http://www.cheap49ersjerseysauthentic.com/ . LOUIS -- Theres no telling how these wacky World Series games will end.NEW YORK -- Fredi Gonzalez thought his Atlanta Braves would have the advantage going into the bottom of the eighth inning with the rain coming down and a gusty wind blowing. The manager is not so sure now. Evan Gattis had a two-run, pinch-hit single in the top of the eighth, then the Mets rallied to tie it in a downpour in the bottom half before the game between Atlanta and New York was suspended with the score 5-5 Friday night. The teams will resume play with none out in the top of the ninth inning on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. The regularly scheduled game is set to start 7:15 p.m. "I thought it would benefit us as we had the lead," Gonzalez said. "One guys trying to throw a wet ball and the other guy is trying to hit it with all the rain in their face. You just dont know." With rain starting to fall heavily, Gattis put Atlanta up 5-3 with a bases-loaded single off Greg Burke. The Mets tied it in a wet and wild bottom half, taking advantage of centre fielder B.J. Uptons error on Daniel Murphys RBI single and scoring on a wild pitch by Anthony Varvaro. The game was suspended after a 75-minute delay, the second of the night. There was a 16-minute wait at the start. Varvaro could be seen struggling to get a good grip on the ball throughout the inning, repeatedly rubbing his hand on his jersey and pants. Catcher Brian McCann even visited Varvaro to calm him down. Gonzalez is not sure how hell use his bullpen for the completion of the first suspended game in Mets history. "I could even run Varvaro back out there," Gonzalez said. "Its like going back-to-back days." Mets manager Terry Collins will definitely use a reliever, not his Saturday starter, Dillon Gee. "Im going to start the game with a relief pitcher," Collins said. "Otherwise, if the things over in 10 minutes, the guys already warmed up, now he has to sit for an hour. Thats not what I want to happen." The tarp was brought out after Rick Ankiel struck out to end the eighth. The Braves were trying for their seventh straight win -- they swept two home series -- but only a second win in seven road games. The Mets were swept by Cincinnati in a three-game series at Citi Field. They entered Friday 0-9 in games following a start by young star Matt Harvey. New York led 3-2 behind the impressive pitching of Jeremy Hefner for six innings, but LaTroy Hawkins gave up a homer to Dan Uggla leading off the seventh to tie it. It was Ugglas fourth hit in 38 at-batts. Cheap 49ers Jerseys China. Hefner gave up a two-run homer to Freddie Freeman in the first then was sharp the rest of his outing, giving up three hits and two walks. He struck out seven. But Ugglas homer ensured he would remain winless in his nine starts. Braves starter Kris Medlen allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings. He struck out nine, but yielded a homer leading off the fourth to John Buck that tied it 2-all. "You have these huge stands in front of you and you still feel the wind," Medlen said of the conditions. "It was a crazy, crazy night." Justin Upton was walked by Scott Rice with one out in the eighth and advanced to third on Freemans single. Rice struck out McCann for the second out and was replaced by Greg Burke. Uggla walked to load the bases for Gattis. The rookie with a made-for-Hollywood story came to the plate having hit three homers -- two as a pinch-hitter -- in his last six at-bats, including a grand slam on Wednesday. As a heavy rain started to fall, he worked the count to 1-2 before lining a single up the middle. "Its almost better," Gonzalez said of using Gattis as a pinch-hitter as opposed to starting him. "You can plug him in where you want to." Struggling in the conditions, Varvaro walked Buck then struck out Ike Davis -- his fourth strikeout of the night -- and pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin before Ruben Tejada singled. Murphy, who had three hits for his second straight game, hit a soft line drive to centre field that hit off Uptons glove as he came in on it and Buck scored. Tejada was able to race to third base when B.J. Upton struggled picking up the ball. Varvaro bounced the first pitch to Ankiel and it scooted to the left of catcher Buck allowing Tejada to score and tie it 5-all. New York last scored more than four runs at home on April 24, a 7-3 win in 10 innings over the Dodgers. NOTES: Marlon Byrd had an RBI single in the fifth. ... Braves RHP Brandon Beachy (elbow surgery, June 2012) was scheduled to make a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday night. ... Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia (elbow inflammation, 60-day DL) is set to have a rebab outing Saturday for Class A St. Lucie. ... Gonzalez said rookie sensation Gattis and McCann will split the catching and designated hitter duties for the two-game series in Toronto next week. Atlantas third catcher, Gerald Laird is lined up to be behind the plate against the Mets on Sunday for Julio Teherans start. 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