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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks are being rewarded for giving youth a chance.Not exactly by choice.Despite being ravaged by injuries to key defensemen Alex Edler (finger) and Chris Tanev (ankle), and winger Jannik Hansen (ribs), the Canucks won two straight games and six of their last 10 (6-3-1) heading into Thursdays contest against the Anaheim Ducks.In other words, times have changed since the Canucks (10-11-2) suffered nine straight losses earlier in the season. But they are still looking to for more consistency.Its been tough -- win one, lose one, win one, second-year defenseman Ben Hutton, who stood out in Vancouvers semi-surge. Hopefully we can continue to roll with it and get on a nice little streak here.With Edler out, Hutton, 23, and rookie rearguard Troy Stecher, 22, stepped to the fore and helped the Canucks generate more offense as indicated in Tuesdays 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild. Hutton furnished a goal and an assist while Stecher provided two assists. More importantly, the duo figured in two power-play goals with Hutton scoring one and Stecher assisting on another.As a result, the Canucks power play scored twice in two minutes -- after only scoring once in three weeks during first quarter of the season.You gotta like that, Canucks coach Willie Desjardins said. They are both young guys and what I like about both those guys is they want to do it. They dont look for somebody else to do it. They want the puck and they want to make something happen -- and you want that. Sometimes you will make mistakes with it, but in the end that is what you are going to win with.Youth is also paying dividends up front as winger Sven Baertschi, 24, playing his second full NHL season, and center Bo Horvat, 21, a third-year player, form an effective line with veteran winger Alex Burrows. Baertschi scored two goals against the Wild and, following a slow start to the season, has three goals and 10 points.I like that line, Desjardins said. That line has been good, and (Horvat) is a real catalyst on that line -- hes a real driver. He comes with speed and he comes hard and every shift he is like that. Its been a good line for us.Horvat, who is repeatedly mentioned as a future captain candidate, leads the Canucks with eight goals and eight assists. His 16 points are two better than perennial team scoring leaders Daniel and Henrik Sedin.A rejuvenated Burrows, 35, who once played regularly with the Sedins but has become a role player in the past two seasons, has four goals and five assists and is well on pace to exceed the 22 points he posted last season.Meanwhile, the Ducks (11-8-4) are also getting offense from some unsung heroes. Rickard Rakell leads Anaheim in goals with nine after netting the winner against Montreal on Tuesday.It seems like Im finding the right spot to put the puck in right now, Rakell, a 23-year-old Sweden native who signed a new six-year contract in October, told The Orange County Register. Im just trying to keep it going. Im not thinking about it too much. Its obviously fun to score goals.The Ducks are also getting some timely goals from the blue line. Defenseman Cam Fowler scored his seventh goal of the season against Montreal and has already exceeded the five he mustered in 2015-16.Goaltender John Gibson also has a chance to build on a strong performance against Montreal if he gets the nod. Gibson matched a career-high 39 saves in the win over the Canadiens.Kelly Oubre Jr. Suns Jersey . The CFLs leading rusher kept adding to his gaudy numbers this season and scored the winning touchdown with just over two minutes to play. The New Westminster, B.C., native plowed three yards into the end zone for the last score of a heated, see-saw battle between the two teams with the best records in the CFL. Dragan Bender Jersey . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. http://www.officialsunsfanstore.com/customized/ . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. George King Jersey . Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams night. Jamal Crawford Jersey .C. -- Calgarys Kevin Koe did it the hard way again.The Chicago Cubs have played 178 games this season, the Cleveland Indians 175.On Wednesday night, they get one chance to make them all worth it.The Cubs and Indians will play the 38th decisive World Series Game 7, and the previous 37 have included some remarkable moments.Can Corey Kluber or Kyle Hendricks make like Jack Morris with wire-to-wire domination? Will Andrew Miller or Aroldis Chapman channel Madison Bumgarner with a 15-out save? Can the Indians give Cleveland a long-awaited party at home? Will the Cubs get a GOAT or just another goat?Nothing left to do but find out. In the meantime, heres a little history to fill the hours until first pitch. The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 8-0 in the first conclusive Game 7 in 1909, with rookie Babe Adams getting a shutout and this third victory in that Series.The next 36 included momentous homers, significant saves and a whole lot of champagne. Plus, a couple of clunkers -- Dizzy Dean and Bret Saberhagen both won 11-0 romps.Heres a look at seven notable World Series Game 7s:---MAZ SINKS THE YANKS1960: Pittsburgh Pirates 10, New York Yankees 9Between 1947 and 1962, the Yankees won 10 championships, but Bill Mazeroski and the Pirates stole one away with a wild Game 7 at Forbes Field that included the first ever Series-ending homer. Pittsburgh led 4-0 after two innings, but Mickey Mantle and the Yanks roared back for a 5-4 lead after six. New York added two more runs before the Bucs rallied in the eighth, with Hal Smiths homer putting Pittsburgh ahead 9-7. Mantle and Yogi Berra had RBI in the ninth to tie it 9-9, setting the stage for Mazeroskis celebrated blast. The undersized future Hall of Famer led off the ninth with a shot to left against Ralph Terry, putting his helmet in hand and waving his arms as he rounded the bases.MORRIS MOMENT1991: Minnesota Twins 1, Atlanta Braves 0, 10 inningsJack Morris made one of the most memorable starts in baseball history by dominating for 10 innings against the upstart Braves at the Metrodome. The 37-year-old retired the final seven batters he faced, including a double play to escape a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning -- Lonnie Smith got lost while running the bases earlier in the inning, costing Atlanta a sure run. Pinch-hitter Gene Larkin won it in the 10th, singling to deep left-center to score Dan Gladden and give Minnesota its second title in five years. John Smoltz countered Morris with a solid outing, pitching 7 1/3 fine innings, but Alejandro Pena and the bullpen couldnt outlast Minnesotas durable righty.BUMGARNERS BIG SAVE2014: San Francisco Giants 3, Kansas City Royals 2Madison Bumgarner cemented himself as one of the World Series best-ever pitchers with a remarkable five-inning save just three days after throwing a shutout in Game 5. Michael Morse broke a 2-2 tie with an RBI single in the fourth inning, and after getting one more inning out of left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, manager Bruce Bochy gave the ball to Bumgarner in the fifth and never came back for it. Bumgarner struck out four and allowed just two hits, getting Salvador Perez to pop up in foul territory with a runner on third in the bottom of the ninth for the final out.dddddddddddd. The big lefty won the opener, too, and easily took Series MVP honors.DBACKS GET TO MO2001: Arizona Diamondbacks 3, New York Yankees 2Mariano Rivera, baseballs most feared closer of all time, also suffered through one of the Series most crushing blown saves. Yankees manager Joe Torre asked Rivera to get the final six outs in a one-run game at Arizona, but Rivera couldnt come through. Tony Womacks double tied it with one out in the ninth inning, and two batters later, Luis Gonzalez blooped a single into center and jumped his way to first base before being mobbed by teammates. It was the fifth and most recent game-ending hit in a Game 7.THE GAME 7 LETDOWN1986: New York Mets 8, Boston Red Sox 5Game 7s arent always the most memorable in the Series, and in 1986, the finale lacked the drama of perhaps the most famous Game 6 ever. Following Bill Buckners game-ending error two days earlier, New York struggled initially against left-hander Bruce Hurst in Game 7, but Keith Hernandez put the Mets on the board with a two-run single in the sixth and Gary Carter drove in another run to tie it at 3. Boston went to the bullpen for the seventh, and Series MVP Ray Knight led off with a go-ahead homer. New York later added on, with Darryl Strawberry taking his time getting around the bases after a home run, and Jesse Orosco pitched two innings for a save to clinch the Mets second World Series title.CUBS LAST WORLD SERIES GAME 71945: Detroit Tigers 9, Chicago Cubs 3AL MVP Hal Newhouser and the Tigers spoiled the Cubs most recent Game 7 in the World Series, striking out 10 in a complete game at Wrigley Field. Hank Borowy started for Chicago but was lifted after three runs and no outs, and Detroit led 6-1 after 1 1/2 innings. Doc Cramer had three hits for Detroit, and Hall of Fame slugger Hank Greenberg won his second World Series a year after returning from the U.S. Army. The Cubs hadnt been back to the World Series since until this season, and theyre still seeking their first Game 7 World Series victory.INDIANS LAST WORLD SERIES GAME 71997: Florida Marlins 3, Cleveland Indians 2, 11 inningsMany fans in Cleveland -- unfortunately for them -- remember the Indians previous World Series Game 7 well. In the 11th inning, Edgar Renteria hit a soft liner off pitcher Charles Nagys glove into center field for a single, scoring Craig Counsell from third base to give Florida a championship in its fifth season of existence. The Indians had a chance to wrap up the game in the ninth inning, but Counsell hit a deep sacrifice fly off Jose Mesa to score Moises Alou. Floridas Robb Nen struck out Omar Vizquel, Manny Ramirez and David Justice in the 10th, and then Jay Powell ended the 11th by getting Jim Thome to ground into a double play before Renterias game-ending hit. ' ' '

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