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TORONTO -- James Reimer began to wonder if the Toronto Maple Leafs could hold on and shut out the Washington Capitals. Chaquetas Moncler Outlet . It didnt matter that they were being drastically outshot. When Alex Ovechkin scored late in the third period, Reimer tried to keep the negative thoughts from getting to him. "You kind of tell em to screw off and just keep focus on the puck," Reimer said. "You cant focus on the bad things or the negative things. All you can do is make that next save." Reimer did that again and again as the Leafs gave up 50 shots but beat the Capitals 2-1 in a shootout Saturday night at Air Canada Centre. James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul scored in the shootout to give Toronto (14-8-1) its third victory in four games. Being outshot and winning has become a familiar refrain for the Leafs, but this one was about quality over quantity as far as what Reimer faced. "Honestly it was more of them just throwing pucks at the net from everywhere," said Reimer, who made 49 saves and then stopped three of four in the shootout. "Our team did a great job of keeping the shots to the outside, and I just tried my best to control them. When I left some out there, obviously they were there to back me up." Reimer naturally watched the shots pile up. Leafs coach Randy Carlyle pointed to back-to-back Washington power plays in the second period as the time the shot differential became so lopsided, but even considering that his team was out-shot 40-26 at even strength. The 50 shots were a season high for the Capitals (12-10-2), as well as a season-high allowed by the Leafs. "I think any time you get outshot, you look at it," said winger David Clarkson, who scored Torontos only goal of the night on the power play in the second period. "But there was also a lot of good things we were doing. Theres always things you can improve on, theres things you can get better at. But the big thing is finding a way to win, and right now were doing that." It doesnt mean the Leafs were proud to be outshot 50-28, despite keeping so many of the Capitals attempts to the outside. "Regardless of the quality of the shots, were never going to tell you that we want to give up 50," said defenceman Mark Fraser, who returned to the lineup after missing two games with an aggravated knee injury. "Thats probably a few too many for us to be happy with. But it was just nice that we could keep it off the scoreboard. Obviously Reims had a lot to do with that." Reimer was in the zone, something defenceman Morgan Rielly said the 19,473 fans in the building could all notice. Carlyle was satisfied that his goaltender kept the Leafs in the game as Braden Holtby (27 saves) was brilliant at the other end. "When you get into situations like tonight it was one where we needed the save and he continued to make them," Carlyle said of Reimer. "Its a credit to him." Reimer might just be starting to get the credit he deserves for his play this season. With his performance against the Capitals, he raised his save percentage to an NHL-best .947. Even in the glow of an emotional shootout win that included stops on all-stars Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, Reimer wasnt making too much of the save-percentage accomplishment. "Obviously I believe in my ability and in my skill," Reimer said. "I try and work hard every day to be the best I can. Stats are stats. I think you could arguably say that (Henrik) Lundqvist was the best goalie in the league, and I dont know where he is in save-percentage stats. "It means something but it doesnt mean everything, thats for sure. Its cool to be up there, but at the same time the most important thing is playing the best for your teammates. So whether thats a .915 save or a .940 -- whatever gets the job done." Reimer and the Leafs got the job done for much of the night against Ovechkin, who was held to three shots before tying the score at one at the 15:50 mark of the third period. On his fourth shot, Washingtons captain fired a bouncing puck past Reimer for his league-leading 20th goal of the year. "Lucky bounce, puck kind of stop and I have opportunity to shoot it and it goes in," said Ovechkin, who became just the third active player to put up at least 20 goals in each of his first nine NHL seasons. Capitals coach Adam Oates didnt believe the Leafs did anything "extra well" to shut down Ovechkin. He and Ovechkin expected the match-up with Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf. It was on the penalty kill that the Leafs zeroed in on stopping Ovechkin. Carlyle said they changed their structure to take away Ovechkins shot, and it worked as the Capitals went 0 for 3 on the power play. "On power play they put me in one position, they take me away but we dont use it," Ovechkin said. "Its blame on us of course." No one was really to blame for a fluke injury to ex-Leafs centre Mikhail Grabovski late in the second when he suffered two cuts on the right side of his face after was sliced by Clarksons skate while falling to the ice. Grabovski was booed by the crowd for laying on the ice after getting cut and skating off quickly following a whistle, but there was a copious amount of blood coming from his face that fans did not see. Grabovski needed 20 stitches but returned to the game early in the third. He said the play was his fault because he held on to the puck too long. Ovechkin called Grabovski a "warrior" for returning. His coach agreed. "Pretty scary play, actually," Oates said. "He came back, and he played a great game." It was Grabovskis first game back in Toronto since the Leafs bought him out over the summer. He had two shots in 16:18 of ice time. In his 18:38, Clarkson had a far bigger influence on the game. His second goal of the season was a perfect redirection of defenceman Jake Gardiners point shot on the power play, and he did his job of getting under the skin of Capitals players all night. Offensively, he was buzzing alongside linemates Lupul and Nazem Kadri well before scoring on the power play. Clarkson wondered as he had for the previous five or six games if hed be rewarded. "When youre getting chances as a player or as a line or as a team its bound to finally go in for you," he said. "Biggest thing is us winning. Whether you score or not, it doesnt matter whos putting it in the net, when you win thats all that matters." NOTES - Toronto defenceman Paul Ranger was made a healthy scratch as Fraser returned to the lineup. Ranger had played all 22 games going in and had one goal, five assists and a plus-4 rating. ... Martin Erat was scratched for Washington in favour of Eric Fehr, who took the penalty that set up Clarksons goal. Chaquetas Moncler Mujer Outlet . The mixed zone is not a place to make friends. Moncler Outlet España . They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. http://www.moncleronlinestore.es/abrigos-moncler-bebe-outlet.html .25 million option on reliever Jose Veras.NEW YORK, N.Y. - Roberta Vinci will face a fellow Italian in the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the second straight year. In a testament to the depth among Italys womens tennis players, the 10th-seeded Vinci will also be taking on a countrywoman for the third straight round at this years tournament. She and Flavia Pennetta both won Monday to set up a matchup of 30-somethings who have known each other since they were 8. Vinci beat Camila Giorgi 6-4, 6-2 in 67 minutes. Moments later, rain started pouring down, stopping all matches at Flushing Meadows for 4 1/2 hours. The delay couldnt have come at a better time for Pennetta, who came back to the court to seize momentum and clinch a 6-2, 7-6 (3) victory over 21st-seeded Simona Halep. American wild card Alison Riske forced a third set against Daniela Hantuchova, but the veteran pulled away for a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 victory. Halep had set point on her serve, trying to send the match to the third, when the skies opened up. Once they resumed, the 83rd-ranked Pennetta won three straight points to even the second set at 5-5. Halep promptly broke again, but she couldnt serve out the set this time, either. Then the 31-year-old Pennetta dominated the tiebreaker for her first Grand Slam quarterfinal since 2011. Vinci had never made a Grand Slam quarterfinal before this tournament a year ago, when she was 29. Now Vinci has done it in consecutive U.S. Open trips. She lost to another countrywoman, doubles partner Sara Errani, in the quarters in 2012. "Its obvious that Im not young. Im 30. But it can be a strength, because I have a lot of experience," Vinci said. "Against a player like Camila, who is very young, it can be an advantage for me — and I think it was on the court today." Errani, the top-ranked Italian woman, was upset by Pennetta in the second round this year while seeded fourth. No matter, the country will still have a representative in the womens semifinals for the second straight time. Before last year, that hadnt happened once in the Open era, which began in 1968. Giorgi, a 136th-ranked qualifier, was trying to reach her first major quarterfinal at age 21. In her third-round upset of sixth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, she crushed the ball on point after point, with 46 winners and 45 unforced errors. She jumped to a 4-1 lead in the fiirst set Monday, but Vinci stayed poised and patient. Plumas Moncler Mujer Outlet. . Vinci, who had never faced the younger Italian before, started attacking her forehand, and Giorgis mistakes mounted. She finished with 35 unforced errors to 20 winners. "The problem wasnt the opponent," Giorgi said. "The problem is that I wasnt myself on court today." Vinci is one of only two players seeded in the top 10 left in her half of the draw, along with No. 2 Victoria Azarenka. The 23-year-old Riske was 0-5 in Grand Slam matches heading into this summer. Then she made the third round at Wimbledon and the fourth at the U.S. Open. Down a set and a break Monday, she couldnt get anything going against Hantuchovas serve. Riske finally figured it out in the 17th game, breaking back to 4-4 in the second set. The rain came a point later, but it didnt cost Riske any momentum. She held at love after they resumed, then broke Hantuchovas serve at love at 6-5 to even the match. The 30-year-old Hantuchova never gave her an opening in the third set, though. Now shes back in the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time since 2002. Hantuchova will face Azarenka or 13th-seeded Ana Ivanovic, whose match was postponed until Tuesday morning because of the rain. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were each playing later Monday, though there was more rain in the forecast. Arthur Ashe Stadium is finally getting a roof, the U.S. Tennis Association announced last month. But that wont happen until 2016 at the earliest. For now, rain delays are the reality at Flushing Meadows. If Nadal and Federer win their fourth-round matches — whenever theyre actually completed — theyd meet in a quarterfinal of 29 combined Grand Slam titles. The great rivals have met 10 times at major tournaments, but never before the semis. The potential matchup in the quarters is a byproduct of Federer falling to a seeding of No. 7. His match with 19th-seeded Tommy Robredo was moved to Louis Armstrong Stadium. It was the first time since the fourth round in 2006 — also because of rain — that Federer played on the Opens No. 2 court. Fans immediately lined up outside Armstrong to attempt to land a seat. The second-seeded Nadal is still scheduled to face No. 22-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber on Ashe to start the night session. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' ' 

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