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PITTSBURGH -- Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury likely will get back in the Pittsburgh Penguins net in the next two nights -- a good guess would be Friday against the Los Angeles Kings at PPG Paints Arena -- with back-to-back games on tap. Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys .That would leave Matt Murray, who has started a season-high four games in a row, to start the other of the two games, probably Saturday at Toronto.For more than a decade, Fleury was Pittsburghs franchise, go-to goalie. A concussion last spring opened the door for Murray, 22, who backstopped the Penguins to the Stanley Cup.Now Fleury, 32, is learning something new: what to with down time. With coach Mike Sullivan seemingly in the mode of riding the hot hand, Fleury (8-5-2) has not played since Dec. 5 against the Ottawa Senators. It was his third consecutive start, but he got pulled for Murray in the second period.Marcs been great. Hes a good pro, Sullivan said. He controls what he can. He tries to do everything in his power to keep himself sharp, and thats all you can do as a player.It is a different experience for the veteran.I dont know. Its tough to figure it out, Fleury said Thursday of not seeing game action for what would be 11 days if he starts Friday. I just do little things with (goaltending coach Mike Bales) here and there, try to stay sharp, go over technical points, get on the ice early a little bit.If it is weighing on Fleury, he isnt showing it. He was in a jovial mood after practice. Before practice, he went on the ice alone without pads and with a forwards stick, skating and shooting. He joked he was ready to fill in should Pittsburgh need an extra forward.The Penguins, 20-7-3 and riding a seven-game winning streak, seem fine in the forward department. However, they will need to get by without top defenseman Kris Letang, who plays in all situations and has 19 points, including seven assists in the past seven games.Sullivan announced Thursday that Letang will miss a few weeks because of a lower-body injury.It will be by committee, Sullivan said of replacing Letang. We think we have capable people, and well sort it out. But hes a tough guy to replace.The Kings (15-12-2) also are dealing with a goaltending situation, but its not working out as well as the Penguins.No. 1 goaltender Jonathan Quick has missed most of the season because of a groin injury, and general manager Dean Lombardi said this week that Quick will be out until around mid-February. That has left the Kings just hanging around the playoff cutoff in the West.Peter Budaj was asked to pick up most of the slack, perhaps too much of it. He started 25 of 26 games before former Pittsburgh backup Jeff Zatkoff started Thursday in Detroit. Zatkoff made 17 saves in a 4-1 victory to pick up just his second win to go with five losses.Lombardi told the Los Angeles Times that he looked to trade for goaltending help.Youre almost going down to the third man on the depth chart when youre talking to a lot of these teams, and then you also have the issue if you highlight a certain guy you have the realization that you have a No. 1 goalie (Quick) coming back, too, with (the) expansion (draft) coming, Lombardi told the Times.What are you going to give up for a two-month asset?Hanging around .500 -- 2-2-1 in the five games before the win at Detroit -- and being 5-8-1 on the road is frustrating for the Kings. The players held a closed-door meeting Tuesday after a 6-3 loss at Buffalo.A little bit of panic in our game right now, Los Angeles Dustin Brown told the Times. Thats when you have to come together and support each other.The Penguins expect the Kings to give them a tough game, just as the Boston Bruins did Wednesday, when Pittsburgh overcame a couple of one-goal deficits and won in overtime, 4-3.Theyre structured, just like Boston, Pittsburghs Sidney Crosby said. Theyre comfortable playing in tight games, low-scoring games. We still have to play our game and try to produce, but understand that theyre looking for turnovers, looking for mistakes, and we dont want to give that to them. Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys China .Y. -- Jayna Hefford scored the winning goal Friday as Canada survived a scare with a 4-3 win over Sweden at the Four Nations womens hockey tournament. Wholesale Blackhawks Jerseys . -- Its been a long road back for Sean Bergenheim. http://www.cheapblackhawksjerseys.com/?tag=adidas-marian-hossa-jersey . Schenn scored the game-winning goal and added two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday. CHICAGO -- Cubs manager Joe Maddon had a plan for facing Yu Darvish in the Texas stars return from the disabled list: load up on lefties and wait him out.It worked, neutralizing Darvishs nasty slider and his nine strikeouts.Darvish couldnt get through the fifth inning and the lefty-hitting Anthony Rizzos two-run double helped lead Chicago past the Rangers 3-1 on Saturday.A guy like that, if you just let him have his way, hell be sitting on 70 (pitches) in the sixth inning, hes going to beat you up, Maddon said. His stuff is that good.In his first start since June 8 because of shoulder pain, Darvish (2-1) reached 98 mph and allowed only two runs and two hits. But the Japanese right-hander lasted just 4 1/3 innings thanks to four walks and shoddy defense.I was throwing the ball well, Darvish said through an interpreter while declaring himself pain-free. It was a little different feeling from the last rehab outing in a good way.Jason Hammel (8-5) struck out seven in six innings for the Cubs, who won their second straight in the interleague matchup of division leaders.Hector Rondon pitched a perfect ninth to complete the three-hitter for his 15th save.Darvish, a three-time All-Star, was making his fourth start since missing all of 2015 following Tommy John surgery.Darvish fanned Kris Bryant twice, including on a slider in the third. Seven of Darvishs strikeouts came on the slider that was dipping out of the strike zone.(Kris Bryant) has really not been in chase mode, and when hes chasing the slider you know how good it actually is, Maddon said. He was all of that today.Darvish was lifted after 90 pitches when second baseman Rougned Odor dropped what could have been an inning-ending double play.Darvish hurt himself when he walked Miguel Montero, who entered hitting .201, to lead off the third. Then Rizzos two-out double to right extended his hitting streak to 11 games and put the Cubs ahead to stay.I threw that slider where I wanted it to be and I struck him out on the previous at-bat, Darvish said. Got to tip my hat to him.Hammel allowed three hits in his first victory since June 4. Matt Szczur pinch--hit for the right-hander in the sixth and hit an RBI single off Shawn Tolleson. Adidas Patrick Kane Jersey. It was Szczurs 10th pinch hit and second for an RBI in as many days.Texas lone run in the game -- and the series -- came in odd fashion in the second.Ryan Rua singled and scored from second on Elvis Andrus infield single after the first baseman Rizzo threw wildly to the plate.Texas has dropped a season high-tying four straight and nine of 11.Weve got to find a way of putting a good combination of a solid start and solid offense on the board, Texas manager Jeff Banister said, and play good defense.TRAINERS ROOMRangers: RF Shin-Soo Choo (back) was out of the lineup for a second straight day, but an MRI showed no major issues. ... RHP Kyle Lohse (oblique) threw a bullpen session before the game. Hes scheduled to start Tuesday against the Angels. ... RHP Jose Leclerc was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock to make room for Darvish.Cubs: CF Dexter Fowler (hamstring) will remain in Chicago through the weekend before a planned minor league rehab assignment.POTATO CHIP DIETHammel, who had to leave his last start early with cramping in his thumb, had no issues this time. The reason: potato chips.(The doctor) said if cramps are a chronic thing, potato chips, because they have a lot of potassium. And obviously the sea salt helps retain water, said Hammel, who said he ate some between innings.Potato chip prescription or PCP is what Im going to go with, he added.DARVISH AT THE DISHDarvish batted for the first time since 2014 and went up left-handed. He didnt swing while striking out on three pitches in the third. Darvish batted right-handed in the past.Hitting right-handed put more stress on my right shoulder, right elbow, Darvish said.UP NEXTTexas LHP Cole Hamels (9-2, 3.21 ERA) on Sunday makes his first start at Wrigley Field since throwing a no-hitter against the Cubs last July. It came in his final start for Philadelphia. Cubs RHP John Lackey (7-5, 3.70) is winless in his last four starts. 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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