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NEW YORK -- A lopsided loss Saturday night reminded the New York Islanders just how far they are from seriously contending for an Eastern Conference playoff berth. Paul Molitor Jersey . The Washington Capitals can make the task even tougher for the Islanders on Tuesday night, when the Metropolitan Division rivals meet at Barclays Center.The Islanders point streak was snapped at six games Saturday, when they gave up four unanswered goals in the third period of a 6-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Capitals extended their winning streak to four games -- and their point streak to five games -- Sunday with a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks.I think we seem to be trending in the right direction, Capitals right winger Justin Williams told the teams website. Weve won four in a row, but weve played better in every game weve won so far.The game Tuesday is the first of a two-game Metropolitan road trip for the Capitals, who visit the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.Im happy we were able to shut down the game tonight as we did, Williams said. And now well go on the road.The Capitals (17-7-3) occupy the second wild card in the East but are seven points ahead of their nearest foes and 10 points ahead of the Islanders (11-12-5), who are in last place in the Metropolitan and tied for the second-fewest points in the conference.While the Islanders have made up ground over the last two weeks -- they were last in the entire NHL at the end of Thanksgiving weekend -- the loss to the Blue Jackets provided another lesson about how tiny their margin for error is with nearly three-quarters of the season remaining.You cant focus on the negative, Islanders head coach Jack Capuano told Newsday following practice on Monday. We fell asleep for five to eight minutes and it cost us the game. Theres four (games) in six (days) coming up, were on to the next one. (Theyll) continuously work and hopefully win some games.Defenseman Johnny Boychuk is expected to return to the Islanders lineup Tuesday. Boychuk left in the third period Saturday after being hit in the hand by a puck.Goalie Jaroslav Halak was the first New York goalie off the ice Monday, an indication hell draw the start Tuesday. Halak, who was pulled after allowing the last Blue Jackets goal on Saturday, recorded the Islanders lone shutout of the season the last time they faced the Capitals on Dec. 1, when he made 38 saves in a 3-0 win at Verizon Center.Halak will likely be opposed by Braden Holtby, who stopped all 20 shots he faced in Sundays victory. Holtby was also in net for the Capitals on Dec. 1, when he made 25 saves.This is the third of five games this season between the Islanders and Capitals. The two teams play again at Barclays on Dec. 27 and Jan. 31. Washington won the first meeting, 2-1, at Verizon Center on Oct. 15. Jose Berrios Jersey . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. Kent Hrbek Jersey .25 million option on reliever Jose Veras. http://www.twinsjerseyscheap.com/?tag=tony-oliva-jersey . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. The Flyers have claimed three straight and four of the last five encounters with the Sens overall and Philly has won two in a row and three of its past four tests in Canadas capital city. TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Indiana States Brenton Scott wanted to show everyone that hes just as good as his twin brother.And just as capable of leading his team to a big upset.Scott broke a tie by making the first of two free throws with 0.8 seconds left and finished with 25 points Wednesday night as the Sycamores snapped a nine-game losing streak against ranked teams with a 72-71 upset over No. 16 Butler.I just wanted to show how good a player I am and that I can help this team win games, he said after celebrating fans stormed the court. The last two years, we havent won a lot. But now that Im stepping into a bigger leadership role, I wanted to prove a point and make a statement.If the big boys of Indiana college basketball didnt know it then, they certainly do now: The Scott brothers are a pretty good tandem.Two weeks ago, Bryson Scott scored 18 points to help IPFW pull off one of the most stunning upsets of the season, 71-68 over then No. 3 Indiana.After watching that game and the commotion that surrounded it, Brenton Scott wanted to match his brothers milestone win. But Brenton Scott one-upped his brother by scoring more points, finishing with nine rebounds, three assists and two steals to knock Butler (8-1) from the unbeaten ranks.Matt Van Scyoc made six 3-pointers and finished with 23 points, both career-highs, as the Sycamores (5-4) won their third straight overall, snapped a four-game losing streak in the series and handed coach Greg Lansing a school-record fifth career win over a Top 25 team. He had been tied with Bill Hodges, who coached Larry Bird, and the late Royce Waltman.Hes going to keep trying (to drive) even if they stop him, Lansing said, referring to Scott. Brenton doesnt have to go all the way, though. Hes got a pretty good pull-up jumper.Plus a few other tricks that made it difficult for the Bulldogs to keep up with him.Andrew Chrabascz had 18 points for Butler and Tyler Lewis added 15 on a night that got away from the Bulldogs fast.They fell behind a little more than 5 minutes into the game because of woeful shooting. They didnt lead again until Tyler Wideman scored on an alley-oop pass with 13:41 left in the game. When the 113-2 spurt ended, the Bulldogs had their biggest lead of the night, 48-42. Twins Jerseys From China. But the Sycamores rallied with five straight points and after blowing two chances to take the lead, finally tied the score on Scotts 3 with 6:27 to play and took the lead for good with a 7-0 run to make it 62-57 with 3:52 to play.Butler tied the score at 71 with 11.1 seconds to go, Scott didnt call time out. He took the ball, drove hard to the basket, drew a foul and made the first of two free throws before watching Butlers desperation heave hit nothing but air.Weve obviously got a long way to go, Bulldogs coach Chris Holtmann said. Ive been saying that for a while now and nobody wanted to believe me. But you saw that tonight, weve got a long way to go.BIG PICTUREButler: Holtmann wasnt happy with Saturdays victory . And he certainly wont be pleased with Wednesdays response. The Bulldogs trailed most of the first half, didnt shoot well until late, turned the ball over too much, committed silly fouls and got outrebounded. Thats not the usual Butler way, the Bulldogs must get better in a hurry.Indiana State: If Wednesday nights game showed anything, its that Indiana State may be better than expected -- and could create some noise in the Missouri Valley Conference this season.HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LARRYThe most famous Indiana State alum, Larry Bird, didnt attend the game. But he certainly wasnt a forgotten man, either. The school used its Twitter feed to wish Bird a happy 60th birthday. The Indiana State baseball team, whom Bird played two games for before a collision with a catcher ended his days in that sport, also honored Bird with a post that was retweeted nearly 300 times before the game.UP NEXTButler: After a surprise loss, the Bulldogs face another daunting challenge when No. 22 Cincinnati comes to town Saturday.Indiana State: The Sycamores will try to prove they can continue playing good basketball when they host Western Kentucky on Sunday.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 . Cheap Jerseys Free ShippingWholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap JerseysCheap Jerseys 2018Cheap NFL Jerseys WholesaleStitched JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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