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6 points during a decisive second-half stretch

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(SportsNetwork. Thiago Silva Jersey .com) - The Colorado Avalanche have grabbed plenty of headlines by matching the best start in franchise history. However, Patrick Roys squad is now dealing with some unwanted attention. Roy will try to prevent goaltender Semyon Varlamovs off-the-ice troubles from becoming a distraction in Dallas on Friday night when the Avs go for a fifth straight victory in a meeting with the Stars. Varlamov will start in net. "Were all aware of what happened, but we just feel that hes our guy," said Roy after Friday mornings practice. "We have confidence in him and feel that its good for him to play tonight." Colorado improved to 10-1-0 on the season with last Sundays 3-2 victory over the visiting Winnipeg Jets. Matt Duchene scored his ninth goal of the season -- tied for third most in the league -- in the first period before Jan Hejda and Paul Stastny erased a one-goal deficit with third-period tallies. The rally allowed the Avs to match the best start in franchise history, a 10-1-0 beginning to the 1994-95 campaign by the Quebec Nordiques. "We came in here tonight, and although we were behind, we knew we wouldnt lose this game. We had the belief and we got the job done," said Duchene, who has four goals in his past five games. Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves in the win, improving to 7-1-0 with a 1.76 goals against average in eight starts this season. However, the 25-year-old Russian found himself in the headlines during the week when he was arrested on domestic violence-related charges. Varlamov turned himself into police on Wednesday evening and is accused of assaulting his girlfriend, kicking her in the chest and dragging her by the hair. He spent Wednesday night in jail before standing before a judge on Thursday morning and was granted permission to travel with the team while also having a restraining order imposed. "Well see tonight. The players have to support him as well, hockey-wise," said Roy. "The players need to play a good game in front of him, just like weve done since the start of the season. None of us are making any judgment until this (legal) process is going to be over." The fallout from Varlamovs arrest overshadowed a trade made by the Avs on Thursday as they dealt forward Steve Downie to Philadelphia for Max Talbot. Talbot registered one goal and an assist in 11 games with the Flyers this season and is expected to boost a penalty-kill unit that already ranks first in the NHL at 92.3 percent. "Talbot has won a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh. Hes a great penalty killer. We feel hes going to bring a lot of depth to our team," said Roy. The Stars are back in action after having a three-game point streak (2-0-1) snapped with Tuesdays 2-1 setback to the Canadiens. Cody Eakin had the lone goal and Kari Lehtonen gave up a pair of goals on 24 shots. Dallas was shooting for back-to-back wins after having won in Buffalo the previous night. "It was a hard-fought game," said Dallas head coach Lindy Ruff. "I thought we did a good job killing off their power plays, we had a couple of late opportunities point blank. They did a great job of being in shot lanes and blocking shots. Its probably a game we could have come out of here with points." Dallas fell to 3-5-1 in its last nine games. Lehtonen is 8-3-1 with a 2.50 GAA in his career versus the Avalanche, who have lost three of their last four in Dallas but did notch a 3-2 home win over the club on Oct. 15. Varlamov made 39 saves and Duchene scored twice for Colorado. Eakin had a goal for the Stars and backup netminder Dan Ellis made 23 saves as Lehtonen missed the game with a lower-body injury. Ederson Jersey . Top-ranked Rafael Nadal was also taken to three sets but emerged with a 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 win over Tobias Kamke of Germany, while second-seeded David Ferrer joined Murray in making an early exit after a 6-4, 7-5 loss to Daniel Brands of Germany. Fernandinho Jersey . With a victory seemingly slipping away late in the third quarter, his quick scoring flurry helped Golden State regain control early in the fourth. http://www.officialbrazilstore.com/world-cup-miranda-football-jersey/ . Certainly not Monday night. George Hill took care of the early work, scoring a season-high 26 points, and Paul George closed it out by scoring 11 of his 26 points during a decisive second-half stretch that finally allowed Indiana to pull away from Minnesota 98-84 for yet another win.CHICAGO - When Adam LaRoche was a kid, he used to hang with his father at old Comiskey Park when Dave was a coach with the Chicago White Sox.Now LaRoche gets to play for one of his dads old teams.The White Sox are bringing LaRoche back to Chicago to serve as their primary designated hitter, announcing a $25 million, two-year contract with the veteran slugger on Tuesday.Manager Robin Ventura, assistant hitting coach Harold Baines, bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen and first base coach Daryl Boston all played for the White Sox during Dave LaRoches coaching stint with the team from 1989-91.Ive honestly always been a White Sox fan, and I dont just say that, LaRoche said. I was at the age then where I was starting to understand the game and figure it out, and happened to be in a White Sox uniform quite a bit around that old stadium and always really enjoyed being there and being around those guys.LaRoche, who turned 35 on Nov. 6, gives the White Sox some sorely needed power from the left side. The first baseman hit .259 with 26 homers and 92 RBIs in 140 games this year for NL East champion Washington. He has 243 homers and 838 RBIs in 11 years in the majors.LaRoche won a Gold Glove in 2012, but he is likely to spend most of his time at DH. Chicago has AL Rookie of the Year Jose Abreu at first, and the Cuban slugger hit .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBIs in 145 games this season.LaRoche said he never imagined signing anywhere to be even a part-time DDH, but he talked to Ventura about his plans and thinks everything is going to work out. Taison Brazil Jersey. Im looking forward to hopefully being in the middle of the lineup and having a chance to drive some runs in, LaRoche said.Ventura guessed LaRoche would make two starts per week at first, and he said he thought the situation would help Abreu as well.Its not going to be bad for him to have a few days off in there and I think thats the same for both of them, Ventura said. I dont want to take first base away from Adam either.LaRoche has spent almost his entire career in the NL, save for six games for Boston in 2009. The transition to regular DH duties is a tricky one, but Ventura said he thinks LaRoches experience will help.Adams signing addresses several important needs for our club heading into the 2015 season, general manager Rick Hahn said in a release. He provides a proven left-handed bat in the middle of our lineup, brings a valuable mix of the ability to get on base and power, and he is a veteran leader on the field and in the clubhouse.He gets $12 million next year and $13 million in 2016. He would earn $100,000 for winning an MVP award, $100,000 for World Series MVP, $75,000 for League Championship Series MVP, $25,000 for Gold Glove and $15,000 for Silver Slugger. La Roche also would get $25,000 if hes an All-Star starter and $15,000 if hes a reserve, and $50,000 if hes on The Sporting News post-season all-star team. China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys Online Disocunt Football Jerseys Cheap NFL Black Jerseys ' ' '

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