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  • VANCOUVER -- Hunter Shinkaruk earned a chance to stay in the NHL for at least a little while longer Thursday night. Will Compton Jersey . The 18-year-old rookie scored a goal, his second of the pre-season, as the Vancouver Canucks blanked the New York Rangers 5-0 at Rogers Arena. He stayed with the Canucks after coach John Tortorella sent three other players packing to the minors and back to junior after the game. "With that shot, it just kind of found the net," he said. "I was really fortunate." Shinkaruk, a Calgary native who was one of Vancouvers two first-round draft choices (24th overall) this year, put in a shot off Rangers defenceman Dan Girardi in with 44 seconds left in the second period to close out the scoring. "Im just kind of excited every day I wake up," said Shinkaruk. "Im just trying to do my best when I come to the rink -- and hope my name is hanging still in my stall. So far, its been good, but I cant take anything for granted." Shinkaruk finished the pre-season with three points after also earning an assist in another game. Although he has been used as a bottom-six forward, he hopes the pre-season production will bolster his chance to stay in the NHL permanently. "Im definitely a guy whos been relied upon to shoot a lot and score goals in junior," said Shinkaruk. "Obviously, its a bit different coming in here with the high-end guys that (are) on this team. My role has changed a little bit, but thats still my role -- to try to create a little bit of offence as much as I can." Due to his age, he must go back to his Medicine Hat Tigers junior squad in the WHL if he does not last more than nine regular-season games with the Canucks. If he plays a 10th game, his entry-level NHL contract will kick in. But with winger Zack Kassian suspended for the first five games of the regular season and Jordan Schroeder nursing a fractured foot that is expected to keep him out three weeks, new coach John Tortorella has elected to keep Shinkaruk around -- for now -- as the regular season approaches. "Hes played well, scored another goal," said Tortorella. "He scores two goals that are kind of funky goals, but theyre goals. Hes had a good camp. The suspension with Kass opens up another spot there. Im not sure what the lineups going to be. But hes certainly made a case as he played." Henrik Sedin scored two goals as the Vancouver Canucks finished the pre-season 2-4-0. The goals, his first of the pre-season, came as he and twin brother Daniel celebrated their 33rd birthday. The Rangers saw their pre-season record fall to 1-4-0 with one game still to play Friday in Las Vegas against the Los Angeles Kings. Frank Corrado and Ryan Kesler also scored for the Canucks. Alex Edler supplied three assists. But Corrados offence didnt help him because the 20-year-old defenceman from Toronto was sent down to Utica of the AHL after the game. "Frankie had a goal and assist, and we just sent him to Utica," said Tortorella. "I thought he started off (training camp) really well and, the middle part, it looked like he just lost a little bit of the confidence. But he has to go play. Were not going to keep a young guy here to be a sixth guy or a seventh guy whos playing eight or nine minutes. He can go down there and play 25, 30 and, hopefully, maybe revisit where hes at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and see where we go." Zach Hamill, a 25-year-old journeyman from Vancouver, was returned to Utica after being recalled briefly in wake of suspensions and injuries. Brendan Gaunce, 19, Vancouvers top 2012 draft pick, was returned to the Belleville Bulls of the OHL. Tortorella said he wants Gaunce, who scored two goals in five pre-season games but did not play Thursday, to pick up his pace of play. New Yorks Alain Vigneault and Vancouvers Tortorella coached against their former teams for the first time. They were replaced with each other after being fired following last springs playoffs. Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo picked up his second win of the pre-season. He recorded 41 saves for his first shutout as the Rangers outshot the Canucks 41-20. Luongo was glad to be tested early and hopes the effort will help him get off to a good start in the regular season. "Its definitely a step in the right direction," said Luongo. "We want to keep building on that. "That being said, it doesnt really translate automatically to a good start. Ive had some good pre-seasons before, and sometimes it didnt translate." Rangers starting goaltender Henrik Lundqvist took the loss as he stopped 12-of-17 shots in two periods of work. Vigneault decided to pull Lundqvist early due to poor play and the possibility he might go with him Friday in against the Kings. Backup Martin Biron stopped just three shots in a scoreless third period. Notes: The Rangers signed holdout centre Derek Stepan, their top scorer last season, to a new US$6.15-million, two-year contract. Stepan had 18 goals and 26 assists last season. ... Canucks winger David Booth played his first game since suffering an ankle injury last March. Booth was scheduled to return Saturday in Edmonton, but he hurt his groin during the morning skate. He hit the post on a two-on-one with Biron beaten in the third period, and also saw extensive penalty-killing duty for the first time as a Canuck. ... Shinkaruk and fellow 2013 first-rounder Bo Horvat were the only Canucks who played all six of their clubs exhibition contests. Horvat also remained with the Canucks following the cuts. Malcolm Butler Titans Jersey . Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., were second with 77.01 points, just behind Olympic bronze medallists Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany. The four-time world champs lead at 79. Luke Falk Jersey .com) - A top-10 showdown is on tap in at the McKale Center on Saturday, as the 10th-ranked Arizona Wildcats play host to the eighth-ranked Utah Utes in a key Pac-12 matchup.LONDON - Alexis Sanchez scored twice after creating the opener on Sunday as Arsenal eased to a 3-0 victory over Stoke and moved up to fifth in the Premier League.Sanchezs cross was headed in by Laurent Koscielny inside six minutes, and the Chile forward was on target in the 33rd minute after completing a one-two with Tomas Rosicky.A free kick from Sanchez four minutes into the second half went through the wall and the ball was pushed onto the post by goalkeeper Asmir Begovic before going into the net.It took his tally to 18 goals since joining in July from Barcelona for around $60 million.For the top players its about consistency and not just about being good one week but every week, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said. And I think Alexis has done that all the way through this season.He was brilliant again today, got two good goals and set Laurents goal up as well. Hopefully it continues for him because hes having a great season and his confidence is brimming and that helps the team as well.The victory may have come at a cost. Defender Mathieu Debuchy, who had only just returned from an ankle problem, was carried off during the first half with a shoulder injury sustained when falling into the advertising hoardings after colliding with Stokes Marko Arnautovic.Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, meanwhile, had been left to watch from the bench as David Ospina made his Premier League debut. It came after a week of negative headlines for Szczesny over smoking in the showers after the loss at Southampton on New Years Day.But it was a quiet day for Ospina on a day when Arsenal was in complete control.Arsenal had shown its intent from kick off as Sanchez tested Begovic with an early effort which was curling towards the bottom right corner before being pushed behind. Bennie Logan Jersey. Stoke has not won at Arsenal since 1981 and was soon behind. Begovic pushed an angled drive from Rosicky behind. Sanchezs corner was only half-cleared, and Koscielny played the loose ball back out to the forward. Koscielny ran off into the six-yard box and ghosted in unmarked to plant a firm header past Begovic from Sanchezs cross.Arsenal continued its offensive, with Oxlade-Chamberlain shooting wide after being played in on the right by Sanchez.Olivier Giroud — back from a three-match suspension — was denied by a spectacular flying save, but Begovic couldnt keep out Sanchezs strike.A quick exchange with Rosicky put Sanchez in space on the right. He jumped the lunging challenge of Steven Nzonzi before darting into the penalty area, where he turned Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross inside-out before clipping the ball past Begovic inside the goalkeepers near post.Begovic was beaten again at the start of the second half.Steve Sidwell tripped Oxlade-Chamberlain on the edge of the penalty area. Sanchezs low free-kick took a deflection off Stoke defender Geoff Cameron in the wall which deceived Begovic, who could only push the ball against the post before it squirmed over the line.Arsenal went close again when Santi Cazorla shaved the crossbar with an angled chip. Theo Walcott and playmaker Mesut Ozil, who returned after three months out with a knee injury, also shot wide.At the Emirates Stadium some fans brought signs emblazoned with Je Suis Charlie (I am Charlie), the phrase adopted as a tribute to Wednesdays deadly attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which started three days of terror around Paris.Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' '
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