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TORONTO -- Ben Scrivens wouldnt take all the credit Saturday night for his career milestone. Scrivens stopped 34 shots for his first career shutout, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs past the injury-ravaged Ottawa Senators 3-0. "Yeah, feels good," Scrivens said of his achievement. "Mostly its gratitude for the guys playing well in front of me. "Any goalie will tell you a shutout is a team stat and the guys definitely helped me out big time tonight. They let me see the puck, they cleared away second chances so much of the credit goes to them." Scrivens was making his second straight start since incumbent James Reimer suffered a knee injury in Monday nights 5-2 win over Philadelphia. The 26-year-old Albertan has certainly been solid as Reimers replacement, having stopped 96 of the 100 shots he has faced. And his body language suggested the gravity of the situation played on his mind the more the clock ticked down. "No," Scrivens said with a smile while moving his eyes back and forth in jest when asked if he began thinking about the shutout late in the contest. "I was focused completely on the game." Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle said Scrivens was very solid. "He stood in the net, he stood tall, he made some big stops, was in good position, he battled hard," Carlyle said. "Specifically in the third I thought he was better than the first two periods because I thought they went to the net harder and involved four man in the rush a lot more times. "He was able to see pucks and (there was) a big penalty kill at the end. All those things are things you have to have to win hockey games." Frazer McLaren, Tyler Bozak and John-Michael Liles scored for Toronto (9-6), which earned its fifth win in six games. The Leafs got back on track after dropping a 3-1 road decision to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. "Well, we got outworked in Raleigh," Carlyle said. "We stated that and put that to our players that our commitment to the work ethic had to be to the higher level than it was in the last game. "The message was it was unacceptable . . . because we knew we were going to play an Ottawa club that was going to be very hungry. Any time youre playing teams that are decimated by injuries, and we have our fair share but they have an abnormal amount over there, and when you have callups from the American (Hockey) League you know youre going to get an A-plus effort and thats what they did tonight." Ottawa (7-6-2) dropped to 2-5 on the road despite outshooting Toronto 34-28 in the first of five matchups this season between the provincial rivals. The Senators have now dropped six of their last eight games. Saturdays contest was Ottawas first since losing Norris Trophy-winning defenceman Erik Karlsson to a season-ending Achilles injury in Wednesday nights 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh. In 14 games this season, Karlsson had a team-high six goals and his 10 points left him second in team scoring after last year establishing career highs in games (81), goals (19), assists (59) and points (78). Ottawa is also minus forward Jason Spezza (back) and came into Saturdays contest having lost 47 man-games to injury already this season. Still, Senators head coach Paul MacLean felt his club had a chance to win. "We just didnt have any puck luck and they did," he said. "Its not like they scored any pretty, highlight-reel goals "Were pretty pleased in how we played, just disappointed in not scoring and getting anything out of the game. But if we continue to play with the determination we did tonight, we feel were going to get some opportunities to get some goals." Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson agreed. "We played a pretty solid road game," Alfredsson said. "They get their bounces on their two bounces and we cant find ours. "Overall, the new guys came in and the whole team played a solid road game and gave us a chance to win." McLaren had the lone goal of the first when Mark Frasers wrist shot from the point appeared to bounce off McLaren and past Ottawas Craig Anderson at 3:14. It was McLarens first of the season and first with Toronto. Ottawa controlled play in a scoreless second, outshooting Toronto 19-10 and twice having 3-on-1 advantages. The Senators also had a pair of power-play chances but couldnt beat Scrivens. Bozaks goal at 8:32 of the third gave Toronto some much-needed breathing room. Captain Dion Phaneufs pass deflected in Bozak for his fifth of the season. Liles scored into the empty net at 19:22 to cement the victory. NOTES: There were 19,517 in attendance at Air Canada Centre . . . The Leafs honoured the surviving members of the 1963 Stanley Cup-winning team prior to the contest. The 63 squad is regarded as the best-ever in Toronto franchise history . . . Toronto and Ottawa were 3-3-0 in head-to-head meetings last year with the road team winning four of the contests . . . The Senators will conclude a three-game road trip Monday night against New Jersey while Toronto will visit the Florida Panthers that night . . . Alfredsson is in his 13th season as Ottawas captain, making him the longest-serving captain in the NHL. wholesale nfl jerseys . California Rep. Henry Waxman, the top Democrat on the committee, and two others made the request in a letter Tuesday to chairman Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican. The NFL and the players agreed to begin blood testing for HGH as part of their new collective bargaining agreement reached in late July -- but only if the union agreed to the methods. cheap jerseys from china . Plushenkos strong performance in the team event brought wide accolades for his determination to overcome injury. But on Thursday he withdrew before the mens short program, complaining of severe spinal pain during the warmup. -- The Toronto Blue Jays spring training game at the Pittsburgh Pirates was rained out Thursday. wholesale jerseys . Zinicola was penalized Thursday after a second violation for a drug of abuse. The 26-year-old, who attended Arizona State, was 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA in 21 relief appearances for triple-A Syracuse last season and 2-0 with a 2. nfl jerseys china . PSG could have clinched the title this weekend if Monaco lost and it won on Sunday at Lyon. For now, Monaco pulled within 10 points of the leader. Emmanuel Riviere chased a through ball from Jeremy Toulalan to score with a sliding effort in the 55th minute.SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Chad Knight said he was on edge. It never showed as he laced the biggest hit of his young life. Knight lined a run-scoring single to left field in the bottom of the seventh inning, and Westport, Conn., beat Northwest champion Sammamish, Wash., 14-13 in a wild game Friday to earn a spot in the U.S. championship game at the Little League World Series. "I went to the plate and I was a little nervous, but then I realized it was just any other at-bat," Knight said. "I just had to go out and put the ball in play. If we didnt score, I knew Alex (Reiner) would get the next three outs and we would score in the eighth inning." Connecticut beat Sammamish for the second time in a week to advance to play Chula Vista, Calif., on Saturday for a berth in the title game. Tijuana, Mexico, will face Tokyo for the international title. The World Series championship is Sunday. That crushing nine-inning loss to Chula Vista on Wednesday night was quickly forgotten when Knights ball landed safely, setting off a wild celebration near the pitchers mound at Howard J. Lamade Stadium "I was really just speechless because for us to compete and battle back was just amazing," said Knight, who also hit a solo homer to cap a seven-run rally in the fifth that tied it at 13. "It was our biggest comeback all year." The game marked the fourth time in Little League World Series history that two teams combined for 27 runs, and the 30 hits were the third-most in history. Charlie Roof started the winning rally by drawing a leadoff walk and Ricky Offenberg hit a one-out double down the left-field line. With five Washington players manning the infield and playing in, Max Popken then hit a one-hopper that Washington shortstop Jack Carper stabbed with pinch-runner Christopher Drbal breaking for home. Offenberg ran into Carper as the Washington player began to make a play for Drbal, who was tagged out in a rundown. Interference was called on Offenberg, leaving Drbal at third and Popken at first with two outs, and Knight followed with his winning hit. Im so proud of the kids, I cant even tell you," Washington manager Rob Chandler said. "We had extra infielders in. We were trying to do everything to win the game. Should I have walked Chad Knight? No, I shouldnt have. I wouldnt walk Knight if given a chance again, I would try to strike him out again." Washington scored 10 runss in the fourth on 11 hits to take what seemed like a commanding 12-5 lead, pounding a World Series record-tying eight straight hits off Connecticut starter Harry Azadian.dddddddddddd. The barrage was stunning and matched the record set by Dominican Republic in 1992 and equaled by Chula Vista, Calif., in 2009. Adam Carper, Dylan Matsuoka, Jack Carper, and Dalton Chandler each had RBI singles, and Will Armbruester added a two-run single. Zack Olson tripled home two more to complete the hit parade and also added a run-scoring double later in the inning. "We stuck with Harry because Harry has always managed to pull himself out of it," Westport manager Tim Rogers said. "Give them a lot of credit, they kept hitting. The kids never gave up, one pitch at a time, and thats how we did it. We knew we could score, but of course, we didnt want them to get that far ahead." Undaunted, Connecticut stormed back with seven runs in the bottom of the fifth, hitting three home runs to tie it at 13. After Washington starter Chandler reached his pitch count and departed, Matt Stone singled, Matt Brown doubled off the left-field wall and 13-year-old Alex Reiner homered off Armbruester in relief. Reiners was a three-run shot and it was a surprise -- it was the first of his Little League career. Roof followed with a double off Jack Carper, Drew Rogers lined an RBI single to right, and Popken homered to right centre. Knight followed with a long home run to left to tie the game. "While it was going in, we were just yelling," Offenberg said. "I dont even think we were saying words. We were that excited. I dont think Ive been that excited." Connecticut scored three runs in the bottom of the third, helped by three Washington errors, to take a short-lived 5-2 lead. It was an impressive showing by Westport, which somehow put Grant Holmans game-winning, three-run homer for Chula Vista far in the rearview mirror. "Being so close -- at some point youre going to lose. It would be rare not to," Rogers said. "I expect them to compete and shake it off. I expect them to be competitive." In their first matchup in the World Series earlier in the week, Westport built a 9-2 lead over Sammamish through four innings, then hung on for a 9-7 win. Azadian had three hits and four RBIs in that one as Westport sent 12 batters to the plate and scored seven runs in the second inning. ' ' '


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