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League opener amid the Gareth Bale transfer

  • November 9, 2017 6:19 PM PST

    LONDON -- Jose Mourinho enjoyed a trouble-free Chelsea return on Sunday, and Tottenham successfully negotiated its Premier League opener amid the Gareth Bale transfer uncertainty. Madison Bumgarner Jersey . Chelsea ripped apart Hull inside 25 minutes at Stamford Bridge, with the early goals from Oscar and Frank Lampard securing a 2-0 victory. While Lampard had earlier missed a penalty, Roberto Soldado had no such trouble from the spot for Tottenham, scoring on his debut to clinch a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. Tottenham was without star attacker Bale, who is injured -- and being pursued by Real Madrid. Sundays pair of results completed a miserable weekend for the league newcomers, with Cardiff also failing to score in a 2-0 loss at West Ham on Saturday. Dave Dravecky Jersey .com) - A chant of Zeke reverberated around AT&T Stadium before Ezekiel Elliott powered into the end zone for his fourth and final touchdown. Deion Sanders Jersey .What they got was a bevy of players chipping in to pick up the slack.Josh Smith scored 18 points and James Harden added 17 as the Rockets used a balanced scoring effort to outlast the Mavericks for a 99-94 victory.A promising young defenceman for the Jets, a scoring winger is resurrected for the Blackhawks, and continued problems for an Oilers blueliner; Fantasy tips and more in Scott Cullen’s Statistically Speaking. HEROES Jacob Trouba – The second-year defenceman was a force for the Jets recording a goal and two assists, with eight shot attempts (5 SOG) and team-best possession (28 for, 17 against, 62.2%) while playing 23:33 in a 3-2 overtime win against Edmonton. Here’s a look at Trouba and other defencemen under the age of 21 that have been regulars in the league this season: Under-21 Defencemen DEFENCEMAN TEAM GP G A PTS CORSI% CORSIREL% ATOI Aaron Ekblad Florida 23 4 9 13 50.9% +1.4% 21:35 Damon Severson New Jersey 25 4 6 10 52.2% +1.8% 23:07 Jacob Trouba Winnipeg 26 3 7 10 49.6% -2.3% 23:17 Morgan Rielly Toronto 23 3 6 9 49.2% +3.4% 18:06 Olli Maatta Pittsburgh 18 1 7 8 51.7% +0.6% 20:37 Seth Jones Nashville 24 0 5 5 54.5% +1.6% 17:46 Mathew Dumba Minnesota 20 1 3 4 53.6% +0.9% 12:30 Rasmus Ristolainen Buffalo 25 1 3 4 38.7% +1.8% 19:30 Mirco Mueller San Jose 21 1 2 3 52.1% -0.5% 17:27 Nikita Zadorov Buffalo 14 0 1 1 43.2% +7.1% 17:37 Kris Versteeg – The 28-year-old winger has found a home on Chicago’s second line, with Brad Richards and Patrick Kane and Versteeg had a goal and two assists in Wednesday’s 4-1 win over St. Louis. Since November 1, Versteeg has been one of the most productive scorers in the league, with lots of that production coming at 5-on-5. 5-on-5 Scoring Since November 1 PLAYER TEAM GP G A PTS EV PTS/60 Vincent Trocheck Florida 14 2 9 11 3.90 Brad Richards Chicago 14 5 5 10 3.74 Tyler Johnson Tampa Bay 15 5 7 12 3.64 Kris Versteeg Chicago 14 3 8 11 3.59 Tyler Seguin Dallas 15 8 5 13 3.52 Wayne Simmonds – The Flyers right winger buried a couple goals, including the tying goal in the final seconds, registering 11 shot attempts (7 SOG) in the Flyers’ 5-4 shootout loss at Anaheim. He leads the Flyers with 10 goals and his 21 penalty minutes in 25 games this season is a career-low pace. ZEROES Justin Schultz – Edmonton’s troubled blueliner was buried in his own end (7 shot attempts for, 25 against, 21.9%) against Winnipeg. Schultz is down to 49.0% Corsi for the season, but it’s trending the wrong way, down to 44.7% over the past two weeks. Jaden Schwartz – One of the Blues’ better players this season, Schwartz didn’t manage a shot attempt in 16:49 during a 4-1 loss at Chicago and was a team-worst 34. Johnny Cueto Jersey. % (8 shot attempts for, 15 against) in terms of even-strength shot attempts. Alex Galchenyuk, Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher – The Canadiens line was stuck in the defensive zone – all three at 28% or fewer shot attempts – in a 2-1 loss at Minnesota, despite starting more than half of their shifts in the offensive zone. LINEUP NEED TO KNOW Jordan Eberle – Played 15:35 at Winnipeg, his second-lowest ice time of the season, while Tyler Pitlick played 18:07, skating with Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Corey Crawford – Chicago’s goaltender will be out at least a couple of weeks with an ankle injury, suffered at a concert. Antti Raanta gets first crack at starting in Crawfords absence, with Scott Darling recalled from the AHL to fill the backup role. SHORT SHIFTS Jets RW Dustin Byfuglien tallied a goal and an assist in the Jets’ 3-2 win over Edmonton. After a slow start to the season, Byfuglien is picking up the pace, with five points (3 G, 2 A) in the past six games. Ducks C Ryan Getzlaf (one goal and one assist) and RW Corey Perry (two assists) each had a couple points in a 5-4 shootout win against Philadelphia…Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane scored a pair of goals in Chicago’s 4-1 win over St. Louis, giving him 15 points (8 G, 7 A) in the past nine games. Blackhawks G Antti Raanta had 40 saves on 41 shots in a 4-1 win over St. Louis…Canadiens G Carey Price stopped 33 of 35 shots in a 2-1 loss at Minnesota…Wild G Darcy Kuemper turned back 18 of 19 shots faced for the win. The Wild fourth line of Erik Haula, Ryan Carter and Justin Fontaine controlled possession against Montreal, with Haula and Fontaine driving 80% of shot attempts (12 for, 3 against) despite starting only one-third of shifts in the offensive zone. FANTASY FOCUS It’s a busy night, with 11 games on the schedule, here are a handful of players to consider for your lineup: Nick Spaling – With Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis out, Spaling is skating with Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist, and played a season-high 20:13 last game. Michael Ryder – With barely enough healthy bodies, look for Ryder to get back into the lineup after a healthy scratch last game. Only three Devils forwards have more points than Ryder’s 12 and one of them, Jaromir Jagr, is not expected to play due to illness. Stephen Weiss – Six points in six games this season and the Red Wings are hosting the defensively-questionable Stars, with Jussi Rynnas making his first NHL start since March, 2012. Vincent Trocheck – Forcing his way into a bigger role by actually scoring, Trocheck has 11 points (2 G, 9 A) in 14 games this season and played a season-high 15:33 last game. Daniel Briere – Not a long-term solution, but he does have three goals in the past four games and has averaged more than 17 minutes per game in the past five. Much of the data included comes from www.war-on-ice.com, www.puckalytics.com, www.hockeystats.ca and www.naturalstattrick.com Scott Cullen can be reached at scott.cullen@bellmedia.ca Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '