Pittsburgh Penguins still managed to cool off the

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DENVER -- Their stars were spectators on this night and the Pittsburgh Penguins still managed to cool off the Colorado Avalanche. Jussi Jokinen skated across the front of the crease and roofed a shot over sprawling goalie Semyon Varlamov to give the Penguins a 3-2 win in a shootout on Sunday night. After Jokinens goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made a pad save on Gabriel Landeskogs shot, snapping Colorados six-game winning streak and denying Varlamov franchise records for most home and overall wins in a season. Colorado coach Patrick Roy said his team might have taken the Penguins lightly after seeing Sydney Crosby and Chris Kunitz joining centre Evgeni Malkin (foot) in street clothes, leaving Pittsburgh without its top three scorers. "Tonight when we saw Crosby not in the lineup, Kunitz not in the lineup, on and on, I think it was a normal reaction to say, Hey, we have an easier game tonight," Roy said. Locked into the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Penguins sat several of their regulars. Crosby missed his first game of the season because of an unspecified injury. He has never played all 82 games in a season. They also were without defencemen Brooks Orpik and Olli Maatta, scratched with unspecified injuries, just like Kunitz. "I probably would have done the same," Roy said. "Were thinking of doing the same at the end depending where we are in the standings. Were going to rest Varly probably the last two games. Absolutely not (offended). I think they did what was the right thing for their team. The only sad part theres a lot of people coming here to see Sidney Crosby play. Thats fine, thats part of our business." Landeskog had mixed feelings about Crosby sitting this one out. "Of course hes the best player in the league," Landeskog said. "I would have liked playing against him. But at the same time he took a slap shot off my knee the last time we played against him." The Penguins played with precision and poise despite having nothing on the line and a bevy of backups. "Yeah we did," Brandon Sutter after posting his first multiple-goal game of the season. "We didnt have a great game last night (a 4-0 loss at Minnesota) but to come back here 24 hours later and play the way we did was great, especially with the lineup we had. Everyone played well, top to bottom. You give guys an opportunity its amazing what can happen. A lot of guys played great, especially our goaltender. He was awesome." Fleury, who stopped all three shots in the shootout, had 39 saves, including one in the closing seconds of overtime after Penguins defenceman Paul Martin was sent to the penalty box with 38 seconds remaining for delay of game after he knocked the puck over the glass in the defensive zone. "Its a credit tto our team to be able to battle without a lot of key guys," Fleury said. The Avs lost for just the fifth time in 39 one-goal games this season (28-5-6), and they can blame their 0-for-5 performance on power plays, something Fleury had a lot to do with. After falling behind 2-0 on Sutters pair of second-period goals, Colorado scored twice in the third period. Ryan OReilly scored his team-leading 28th goal of the season 18 seconds into the period, and Patrick Bordeleau redirected defenceman Tyson Barries shot into the net with 3:13 left. Varlamov stopped all 31 shots on Saturday in St. Louis to earn his 40th win of the season, tying Roys franchise record. He finished 24-10-3 on home ice, matching Roys record for home wins set in 2000-01, when the Avs won the Stanley Cup for a second time. With the point they picked up, the Avs are two ahead of Chicago for second place in the Central Division, which would give them home-ice advantage in their first-round playoff matchup. "To get two points would have made us feel better, but at least we got one," Bordeleau said. NOTES: The Penguins avenged a 1-0 loss to Colorado at home on Oct. 21. ... Avalanche D Cory Sarich missed his third straight game with a back injury. Dominic Moore Jersey . Rookie Christian Vazquez got his first three major league hits and drove in three runs, while David Ortiz had three RBIs to break open the game in the sixth inning and lead Boston over the Houston Astros 8-3. Patrick Roy Jersey . Future Hall of Famer Ricky Ray is in his prime and back for a third season in double blue. The 34-year old was magnificent in 2013, throwing for just under 2,900 yards despite missing eight games, tossing an impressive 21 touchdowns against just two interceptions, completing 66 per cent of his passes in the process. http://www.canadienssale.com/authentic- ... ns-jersey/ . 4 jersey of former defenseman Rob Blake this coming season. The ceremony will take place prior to the Kings January 17 game against Anaheim. Custom Montreal Canadiens Jerseys . Marie rink got back in the win column at the Olympic mens curling tournament with a 7-4 win over the host Russian squad on Wednesday. Doug Harvey Jersey . The third-ranked Buckeyes were down eight points to Notre Dame with less than 2 minutes to play and their offence was nowhere to be found.Harrison, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Red Bull New York forward Thierry Henry announced on Monday that he will not be returning to the club for next season, bringing an end to his four-plus seasons in New York. Henry arrived at the club midway through the 2010 campaign as a Designated Player after starring for Arsenal and Barcelona during his time in Europe. But after New Yorks playoff run ended on Saturday with a 4-3 aggregate defeat to the New England Revolution in the Eastern Conference finals, Henry ended months of speculation about his future. I am taking this opportunity to announce that unfortunately Saturday was my last game for the New York Red Bulls, Henry wrote on his Facebook page. The decision has always been that I would leave after the duration of my contract and although that was never going to change, I didnt want it to distract from the progress of the team. During hhis time in New York, the 37-year-old Henry appeared in 122 regular season matches, scoring 51 goals and assisting on 42 more.dddddddddddd The Frenchman also played in 13 MLS playoff matches, notching one goal and seven assists, including five this postseason. Henry leaves the Red Bulls as the clubs career leader in assists, while he is second all-time in goals after scoring more than 10 times in each of his four full seasons. Thierry Henry, an icon of the worlds game, has been a wonderful player for the New York Red Bulls and a major influence on the development of MLS, said New York Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh said in a statement from the club. It has been a privilege to have watched Thierrys illustrious career unfold since he was 17 years old, and it has been a particular joy to watch him, at close quarters, lead the New York Red Bulls. 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