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SASKATOON -- After seeing their three-goal lead evaporate, the Portland Winterhawks quick-strike offence ensured the race for the MasterCard Memorial Cup title is still wide open. Khalen Saunders Super Bowl Jersey . Derrick Pouliot and Chase De Leo scored 23 seconds apart in the third period Monday as Portland picked up its first win at the tournament with a 6-3 victory over the London Knights. The result means that all four teams at the Canadian Hockey League showcase now sit with 1-1 records and guarantees a tiebreaker game on Thursday. The Winterhawks, who were coming off a 7-4 loss to the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Saturday in a game that saw Portland blow a 3-1 lead, responded well after surrendering a similar edge against the Knights. "It was a big win for our team. We needed to respond with a good effort," said Winterhawks coach Travis Green, whose team led 3-0 midway through the second period before London stormed back. "Thats a real good hockey team we played over there. It was a hard-fought win and Im happy with how our team played." Ty Rattie had two goals and an assist for the Western Hockey League champions, Saskatoon native Taylor Leier had a goal and two assists, and Oliver Bjorkstrand chipped in with a goal and an assist. "I thought we had a really good start to the game and then we kind of let off the gas a bit, which weve done a couple times this post-season," Portland defenceman Seth Jones said. "Weve got to stop that. They got back in it but we were able to get a couple more goals and hold the lead." Mac Carruth made 25 saves for the Winterhawks after allowing all seven goals in the loss to Halifax. "Maybe hed like to have that first game back. We have total confidence in him," Pouliot said. "It was good to see him play well tonight and were going to need that going forward." After London tied the game 3-3 early in the third period, Pouliot, a first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2012, ripped a shot off the shoulder of Knights goalie Anthony Stolarz and in on a Portland power play at 6:20. De Leo ended the London netminders night at 6:43 by sliding a shot home from the slot. "We have to contribute every once in a while and do the little things and just do whatever it takes to help the boys win," said De Leo, who plays on Portlands checking line. "It felt good to finally get one on the board." Bo Horvat and Alex Broadhurst replied with a goal and an assist each for London, while Scott Harrington also scored. Stolarz allowed five goals on 26 shots before being replaced by Jake Patterson. London will have to regroup quickly with the Knights round-robin finale against Halifax set for Tuesday night. "We had a couple days off and didnt have our legs under us again in the first period," Horvat said. "Other than that we really regrouped well." Jones, the No. 1 ranked North American skater according to NHL Central Scouting ahead of next months draft, finished with a plus-4 rating for a Portland team that breathed a sigh of relief after a disappointing opener. "We definitely calmed down a bit after this game," he said. "Its definitely good to get the first win under the belt." Down 3-2 after two periods, the Knights tied it early in the third when London forward Brett Welychkas attempted deflection in front of Carruth fell to Broadhurst at the side of the Portland goal for an easy tap in. The Winterhawks netminder kept the score tied with a stop of Josh Anderson on a partial breakaway a couple minutes later before Pouliot and De Leo struck in quick succession and Rattie scored into an empty net. "Theyre a good team over there and they know how to protect a lead. We did a great job battling back and just came up a little bit short at the end," Knights forward Max Domi said. "Were not looking to make excuses here. Realistically its one loss. Its a tournament for a reason and were ready to battle back against Halifax." With Portland leading 1-0 after a sleepy first period, the floodgates opened in the second. Bjorkstrand doubled the Winterhawks lead at 2:17 after wheeling out from behind the London net and snapping a shot shortside on Stolarz. Rattie then stretched the advantage to three with a goal with the teams playing 4-on-4 that was a carbon copy of his effort against Halifax on Saturday night. The St. Louis Blues draft pick moved into the London zone and toe dragged the puck around a Knights defender before slipping a backhand past Stolarz at 10:23 while falling to the ice. Needing a spark, the Ontario Hockey League champions responded just 15 seconds later as Harrington moved into the high slot and wired a shot into the top corner past Carruth. Horvat scored the games second highlight-reel goal at 12:30 on the power play. The 15th-ranked North American skater ahead of the draft took a slick between-the-legs pass from Domi right in front of Carruth before burying a shot past the Portland goalie. "I turned my head slightly and saw Domi with his stick between his legs," Jones said. "The next thing I know Horvat puts it top shelf in the back of the net. I wasnt able to see the replay ... but Im betting it will be highlight of the night." The crowd of 7,575 at the Credit Union Centre seemed half asleep in the early going and the two teams didnt do much to help wake them out of their slumber. Coming off the high of the host Saskatoon Blades exciting 5-2 victory over Halifax on Sunday night, the half-empty arena finally came to life at 16:53 of the first period when Leier deflected a shot off the sideboards from Taylor Wotherspoon past Stolarz for the only action of note in a drab opening 20 minutes. The Winterhawks have a day off before meeting the host Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday night in the round-robin finale. "Our team doesnt really get too high or too low, even when were winning," Green said. "Were a pretty relaxed group that works extremely hard." Notes: All four teams hold 1-1 records for the second straight year and for just the second time in history since the four-team format was adopted in 1983. ... De Leo also had an assist for Portland. ... Patterson finished with five saves for London. Knights coach Dale Hunter would not say who will start in goal against Halifax. Emmanuel Ogbah Super Bowl Jersey . -- Jacksonville wide receiver Cecil Shorts will likely be a game-time decision whether hell play Sunday in the Jaguars home game against the San Diego Chargers. Darron Lee Super Bowl Jersey . Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move. "Im looking up at the board and hes got two hits given up and one run, and Im taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said. http://www.officialkcchiefspro.com/Joe-montana-chiefs-jersey/ . McPhee said that Ovechkins father Mikhail is in stable condition after having the surgery this week and is no longer in intensive care. "Weve told him to stay as long as necessary with your dad," he said. Ovechkin and his Russian national team were eliminated from the mens hockey tournament in Sochi on Wednesday with a 3-1 quarter-final loss to Finland. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hector Santiago and Ian Kennedy are two pitchers going in opposite directions.Alex Gordon homered twice and doubled, Kennedy pitched eight sharp innings and the Royals extended their winning streak to seven games, beating the Minnesota Twins 10-0 Saturday night.While Kennedy has an 0.79 ERA in his past five starts, Santiago has had problems keeping the ball in the park and finding a win since joining the Twins.Santiago was tagged for eight runs and 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings. The lefty is 0-4 with a 10.89 ERA since the Twins acquired him in an Aug. 1 trade with the Los Angeles Angels. He yielded three homers to the Royals and has permitted seven home runs and 32 hits in 19 innings with Minnesota.Too many pitches in the middle of the zone, too many mistakes, Santiago said.Twins manager Paul Molitor echoed Santiagos sentiments.Hes leaving pitches too much over the middle, hitters counts, certain times along the way when youve got an opportunity with open bases to try to make better pitches and they were just taking advantage of the mistakes, Molitor said. So, its tough for us when we get behind.Kennedy had a nice night for them. Their starting pitching has kind of been sticking it to us the first three days, but in Hectors case, its just one of those things where hes got to keep working and trying to find a better feel to where he gets the ball to where he needs to get it, he said.The Royals string is their best since they won seven straight in April 2015. The World Series champions have won 12 of 14 to move back into the AL wild-card race.Gordon has homered five times in five games. He connected in the fourth inning and again in the fifth for his fourth career multihomer game and his first since May 18, 2014.Kennedy (8-9) gave up four hits, walked none and struck out six. He allowed only one runner past second base.Kennedys got a sneaky fastball, Twins star Brian Dozier said. And he lives away. He was getting the call all night about three or four inches offf. Derrick Thomas Super Bowl Jersey. He kept peppering us. Its what veteran pitchers do. He kept getting it and we tried to make adjustments.Obviously with a good pitcher like that, and you give up run after run after run from the third inning on, its tough to play catch up, he said.Kennedy has allowed no more than one run while pitching at least six innings in that five-start span, tying a team record. Larry Gura had a parallel streak in 1981.Salvador Perez and Gordon hit back-to-back home runs in a four-run fifth, chasing Hector Santiago (10-8).Lorenzo Cain doubled twice, singled and drove in three runs.NO DOZIER HOMERDozier had homered in seven straight games hed started against the Royals before going 0 for 4.TWINS RECALL MEJIALHP Adalberto Mejia, acquired by the Twins from the Giants in a July 28 trade for Eduardo Nunez, was recalled from Triple-A Rochester, where he was 1-2 with a 4.66 ERA in three starts. Mejia was scheduled to start Saturday for the Red Wings, but instead went to the Minnesota bullpen. Mejia made his big league debut, giving up two runs on five hits, a walk and a sacrifice fly in 2 1/3 innings. The Twins announced after the game he was being sent back to Rochester. ... 1B-DH Kenny Vargas, who hit .259 in 25 games, was optioned to Rochester.TRAINERS ROOMRoyals: Closer RHP Wade Davis, who went on the disabled list July 31 with a flexor strain, is going to Surprise, Arizona, to throw batting practice. Well see how he does there, Royals manager Ned Yost said. Yost said Davis has thrown three or four bullpen sessions.UP NEXTTwins: RHP Ervin Santana, who has won his past three starts, is 13-14 with a 3.69 ERA in 39 starts with the Twins. Hes in the second year of a four-year contract with the club.Royals: Duffy, who will be making his first start this season against the Twins, will be seeking his 10th straight victory since a June 6 loss at Baltimore. ' ' ' 


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