Boston, MA (SportsNetwork. Nate Ebner Jersey .com) - David Pastrnak recorded his second straight two-goal game and the Boston Bruins upended the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-3, at TD Garden. I thought today was his best game, said Bruins head coach Claude Julien of the rookie Pastrnak, who has participated in eight games this year. Hes made unbelievable strides in half a year. Hes making a case for himself (to remain in the NHL). On a game like tonight thats pretty exciting to watch a guy like that play, and not only play, but make a difference in our game. Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic also tallied for the Bruins, winners of four straight after losing three in a row. David Krejci and Torey Krug each posted a pair of assists while Tuukka Rask contributed 16 saves to the victory. Steven Stamkos tallied twice and Ryan Callahan once for the Lightning, who have lost back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 19-20. Ben Bishop surrendered four goals on 34 shots in defeat. Pastrnak circled behind Bishop and potted a Krug rebound 90 seconds into the third to give Boston a 4-2 lead. The marker gave the 18-year-old four goals in his brief career, after his two-score effort in a 3-1 win at Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. Tampa crept back to 4-3 with 5:42 on the clock, as Callahan was the last member of the Lightning to get his stick on a shot originating from Mark Barberio which deflected off Alex Killorn en route. Bishop was on the bench for most of the last minute-plus in regulation, but the visitors failed to find an equalizer. Weve just got to get back to the structure, Callahan said. We had lapses, mistakes. Youre going to have those throughout the season, but you have to realize it as quick as possible and not let it slide on you and not let it snowball. Stamkos got his stick on a cross-ice feed by Ondrej Palat and tipped it past Rask from the right side of the crease at 9:23 of the first period to open the scoring. Marchand evened things with 3:18 left before intermission with a wrister from a sharp angle on the right wing during a delayed penalty call. Stamkos once more put his club on top, this time with a short-side wrister in the left circle with 9:05 to play in the second. Pastrnak provided the Bruins first answer with 4:36 remaining, on a brilliant individual effort with a crossover from the left wing to the right side. There was only 53.2 showing when the hosts took a 3-2 lead, after Lucics backhander caromed off Bishop, then Bolts defenseman Anton Stralman before settling inside the net. Game Notes Boston extended its franchise-best win streak on home ice against the Lightning to nine consecutive games, since Tampa Bay claimed a 5-3 decision on March 25, 2010 ... Palat added two assists in the setback ... The visitors played without forward Tyler Johnson and defenseman Victor Hedman, both injured in Mondays 7-3 loss at Philadelphia ... Both teams are in action on Thursday, as the Bruins host the Rangers and the Bolts welcome the Oilers. Jason McCourty Jersey . Riethers apparent stamp on Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj during Saturdays Premier League match at Craven Cottage was missed by the match officials. A three-man panel of former referees reviewed the incident and all agreed that it was a sending-off offence. Ben Coates Jersey . - The Denver Broncos kept rookie wide receiver Tavarres King from joining the Green Bay Packers by promoting him to their active roster Tuesday.DUBLIN, Ireland -- The International Skating Union gave Ottavio Cinquanta two more years as president, and effectively told him to step down in 2016. Cinquantas term was supposed to end this month, and the 75-year-old Italian reached the maximum age limit. But the ISU Congress in Dublin compromised to appease him by moving the quadrennial elections from 2014 to 2016 at his recommendation, but rejected proposals to change or remove the age limits of its office holders. Cinquanta has been head of the ISU for 20 years. The congress also rejected a proposal to remove judges anonymity in single, pair skating and ice dance. Scoring and the judging system have been criticized as being complicated and open to corruption -- an issue which came into the spotlight when Russias Adelina Sotnikova won at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Ryan Izzo Jersey. The teenagers victory sparked a furor when she beat defending champion Yuna Kim, after which calls for an inquiry into the result were backed by a petition with more than two million signatures. Among reforms approved in speedskating, mass starts will be included at the 2018 Winter Olympics, subject to IOC approval, while the 500 metres for men and women at the games will be held over one race only. The world sprint speedskating championships will have a fixed number of participants, 32 men and 32 women. In short track, qualification for the Winter Olympics will be held over four World Cups instead of two. Also, the ISU rules were amended in case the IOC accepts synchronized skating into the Olympics. ' ' '
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ST. Hoyt Wilhelm Jersey . JOHNS, N.L. -- Jason Jaffray scored 52 seconds into the game, and Eddie Pasquale made 36 saves to lead the St. Johns IceCaps over the Manchester Monarchs 4-1 in American Hockey League action on Friday. "We got off to a good start and scored that early goal," IceCaps forward Adam Lowry said. "Then we got back on our heels a bit in the third period. We did a good job keeping their shots to the outside in the third." Despite being outshot 18-7 in the third period, partially due to having to kill three penalties, Pasquale kept the IceCaps in the game. Head coach Keith McCambridge was happy with the teams penalty kill. "In the third period especially, our penalty kill was tested," McCambridge said. "The foundation for all penalty kills is making sure your goaltender is the best guy (out there). I thought Eddie (Pasquale) made some huge saves for us to be able to keep momentum." One player who is making the most of his penalty kill opportunities, according to McCambridge, is Adam Lowry. "Hes really good and hes been good all season," he said. "He possesses long range and takes up a lot of ice, and he is able to read well on the forecheck. Lowry is a player that has a lot of intelligence on where to be on the ice and hes been key for us." Lowry is happy to have an expanded role with the IceCaps, which allows him to be killing penalties and learning from veterans. "Its good any time your role is increased with the team, you want to make the most of it," Lowry said. "(Patrice) Cormier and Jaffray have helped me out a lot on the penalty kill and knowing where to be." Jerome Samson scored two goals, and John Albert had one for the IceCaps (20-15-3), who won their second in a row. Nick Deslauriers replied for the Monarchs (25-11-6). Jaffray opened the scoring when he tapped in a rebound off an Andrew Gordon slapshot. Albert made it 2-0 with a short-handed goal when he cut across the net and beat Jean-Francois Berube with a backhand shot at 7:56of the second period. Samson got his first goal of the game on the power play at 11:20 of the second, to make it 3-0. The Monarchs got on the board at 14:17 of the second period when Jordan Weal tipped a pass across the crease to Deslauriers, who scored into a practically empty net. Samson added an empty netter for the IceCaps with 14 seconds left. Berube made 27 saves for Manchester. St. Johns was 1 for 4 with the man advantage, and the Monarchs were 0 for 5. Frank Robinson Jersey . -- Jonathan Vilmas season is over and his future on the football field is in doubt. Tippy Martinez Jersey . -- The Washington Redskins coaching staff distanced itself from other coaches Thursday by siding with ownership -- and not the players -- in the NFLs labour dispute.OKLAHOMA CITY - Tony Parker is dinged up again, and his status is unclear heading into the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. The San Antonio Spurs All-Star point guard did not play in the second half or overtime of the Western Conference finals-clinching win over Oklahoma City on Saturday because of a sore left ankle. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesnt know what shape Parker will be in for Game 1 on Thursday in San Antonio. "I have no idea," Popovich said Saturday night. "I dont know what the deal is." Popovich said Parker sprained the ankle in Game 4 and aggravated it in Game 5. Popovich considered starting Manu Ginobili at point guard in Game 6 against the Thunder because Parker was having trouble during pregame. At halftime, Popovich made the decision to hold him out. "He came to me about eight minutes on the clock (before the second half) and said he couldnt go," Popovich said. "He couldnt cut. He was limping on it. He couldnt cut sideways or forward really." Popovich said he thought playing Parker in the second half would have hurt the team in the long term. "I didnt want him to be a hero because he was 50 per cent or less, we thought," Popovich said. "Thats probably bad for the team if you think about it. It was a tough decision to try to figure out whether to play him, and if you lose the game and it affects him for Monday night, then youre going to feel like you made an unwise choice." Parker has been plagued by injuries this year. He averaged 16.7 points and 5.7 assists while shooting 50 per cent from the field during the regular season, but he missed 22 games. He strained his left hamstring in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals aagainst Portland and did not return. Anthony Santander Jersey . The Spurs won that game easily to clinch the series. Once again, his teammates bought him some rest. Had the Spurs lost Game 6, they would have faced an elimination game at home Monday against the Thunder. "We didnt know how much Tony was hurt in his ankle," forward Boris Diaw said. "But we didnt want to go to Game 7, and we didnt know if he would be ready to play if we did or if he would be 100 per cent, so we tried to get it over with tonight." Still, the Spurs have proven all season they can win without key players, posting the NBAs best record despite a series of injuries. "We have to continue to play basketball regardless of who is on the floor and our reserves did a great job - Cory (Joseph), Patty (Mills) - they stepped in and continued to run the offence and push the pace and playing good defence on their guards as well," guard Danny Green said. Joseph started the second half of Game 6 against Oklahoma City and helped engineer a 37-point third quarter. "Cory was very good," Ginobili said. "I mean, its hard to play when you dont have many opportunities to play in close games and stuff. But he did very well in Game 3 and 4 here. He always brings the juice, aggressiveness, competitiveness. He attacks the rim well. I think he made a few key plays." The Spurs said they excel without their stars because they are about a system, rather than individuals. "We have been doing what we did the whole year, which is passing the ball to each other, getting some movement, getting pace and getting into a good rhythm," Diaw said. "Always trying to set up a good shot for a teammate." ' ' '