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TORONTO -- Josh Leivo credited his hat trick Saturday to a wake-up call from Marlies coaching staff. Rees Odhiambo Jersey . Leivo was also reunited with Greg McKegg, and the combination helped Leivo end a 12-game goalless drought as the Marlies beat the Utica Comets 5-2 to win for the third time in four games. "I was playing sloppy and the coaches got on me a little bit obviously to motivate me and thats what they did," said Levio. "Im happy for it and I cant thank them enough for helping me out there." Uticas loss was its second in as many nights following a 5-2 defeat to Rochester on Friday night. The Comets (11-18-3) opened the scoring at 1:35 as Alexandre Grenier put home his own rebound for his 10th of the season. Toronto (19-11-3) tied it 1-1 on a Korbinian Holzer first-period goal. Leivo and Spencer Abbott scored in the second period to take a 3-1 lead into the third. Leivo added his second of the night early in the third and completed the hat trick into an empty net with 19 seconds remaining in the game. McKegg, who first played alongside Levio last season, assisted on two of Leivos goals. Toronto head coach Steve Spott said a meeting Friday with Maple Leafs VP of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin prompted the change of linemates for Leivo. "We agreed maybe giving Josh an opportunity to play with Greg McKegg," said Spott. "When he was having success earlier in the year, Josh was playing with Greg McKegg and they had some chemistry." Kellan Lain pulled the Comets to 4-2 at 12:05 of the third, but thats as close as Utica would get. Joacim Eriksson, who was making his first start since being re-assigned by the Vancouver Canucks on Jan. 2, made 26 saves for his 11th loss of the season. Garret Sparks made 25 saves to pick up his second win in as many starts. Wade MacLeod had an excellent chance to tie it 1-1 at 5:00 of the first, on a partial break, but was turned aside by the left pad of Eriksson. Holzer got the Marlies on the board eight minutes later on a power play, one-timing a Stuart Percy feed past the glove hand of Eriksson for his third of the season. Leivo gave Toronto a 2-1 lead at 7:42 of the second period, picking up a lose puck in the slot and beating Eriksson. Abbott made it 3-1 at 12:34 of the second when he fired in a MacLeod rebound, beating Eriksson though his shot rang off the post. With the goal, Abbott tied defenceman T.J. Brennan for the Marlies team-lead in points with 31. The Marlies made it 4-1 on Leivos second of the night, and seventh of the season, on a power play at 2:50 of the third. Toronto finished 2 for 5 on the power play while Utica went scoreless on five chances. The Marlies head out on the road for their next seven games starting on Jan. 10 with back-to-back contests in St. Johns, N.L. Notes: The Marlies recalled G Christopher Gibson from the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL on Saturday. Marlies G Drew MacIntyre, who made 31 saves in Fridays 6-3 loss against Syracuse, was scratched with a lower-body injury. According to Spott, MacIntyre suffered the injury Dec. 31 in Grand Rapids. ... Toronto F Sam Carrick missed Saturdays game with the flu. ... The Marlies and Comets, who meet four more times this season, face each other next on Feb. 16. DeShawn Shead Jersey . Fielder has been out with a herniated disk in his neck, and surgery was recommended after a follow-up exam and another scan Thursday with Dr. Thomas Rawls Jersey .com) - Al Horford collected 19 points and 16 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks held off a furious rally to beat the Detroit Pistons 106-103 on Friday night in a game between two of the NBAs hottest teams. http://www.seahawksfansprostore.com/Black-Jeremy-Lane-Seahawks-Jersey.html?cat=973 . - After three days of light, make that very light, workouts, Team Irvin and Team Carter are ready for tonights Pro Bowl.OKLAHOMA CITY - If the Toronto Raptors can play at home the way theyve been playing on the road, they might just remain atop the Atlantic Division for a while. Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, making a pair of clinching free throws with 9.8 seconds left, and the Raptors handed the Oklahoma City Thunder their first home loss with a 104-98 victory on Sunday night. The Raptors outscored Oklahoma City 6-0 in the final 1:25, all on free throws, and ended the Thunders nine-game winning streak. Oklahoma City had been 13-0 at home, the NBAs longest unbeaten stretch to open a season since the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first 23 home games during the 2007-08 season. Amir Johnson had 17 points and 13 assists for Toronto, which won its fourth straight road game, its longest such streak since March-April 2002. Oklahoma City lost for the first time since Dec. 4 at Portland. Toronto coach Dwane Casey called the win, which moved the Raptors past Boston into first place in the Atlantic, his teams biggest of the season. Torontos road streak began with a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 8 and the Raptors added wins at Chicago and Dallas before beating the Thunder. "Its one of those mysteries we have, of our focus on the road," Casey said. "Were a different team. I see it in our eyes before the game." Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and Kevin Durant added 24 for Oklahoma City, which missed its final four shots. Veteran forward John Salmons, who scored 14 points and hit the go-ahead free throws for Toronto, said winning on the road "just shows our mental toughness as a unit. . Sometimes its fun to play on the road, because its just us against everybody else." Toronto will play at San Antonio on Monday. Oklahoma City surged ahead with a 24-4 run during the third quarter that gave the Thunder an 82-71 lead. Toronto regained the lead in the fourth before a 3-pointer by Durant tied the game, but Salmons hit two free throws with 1:25 left to put Toronto up 100-98. The Thunders next two possessions ended in a missed 3-point attempt by Reggie Jackson and a block by Valanciunas on a layup attempt by Westbrook, with Toronto winning the scramble for the loose ball. Johnson hit two free throws with 14.5 seconds left to exxtend Torontos lead to 102-98. Earl Thomas III Jersey. Durant missed a 3-point attempt and Lowry rebounded before hitting the Raptors final two free throws. "Its the NBA," Casey said. "It happens. Theyre one of the best defensive teams in the league. We knew they were going to come out in the third quarter with their best effort, which they did. We sustained it and took the punch." Oklahoma City, which entered the game second in the NBA in free throw shooting at 81.8 per cent, went 35 of 36 (97.2 per cent). But the Thunder shot 37 per cent from the field and scored a season-low 14 points in the fourth quarter. Durant finished 5 of 16 from the field and committed six of the Thunders 19 turnovers. "Losses happen in this league," Durant said. "They beat us fair and square, you know? We missed some shots, too. I think our defence was good. They got some shots late in the fourth quarter that helped them a little bit but I think our defence was good. We were swarming them and they hit some tough ones, too, but we missed some good looks." The Thunder, who have won 17 of their last 19 games, were coming off a win at San Antonio on Saturday night. Asked if the Thunder lacked energy down the stretch, Durant answered, "Nah." Toronto went 7 of 14 from 3-point range and scored on its final nine possessions of the first half, turning a five-point deficit into a 62-56 halftime lead. The 62 points were the second-most surrendered in the first half this season by Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City clamped down on defence in the third quarter, allowing the Raptors only 13 points, matching their season low for a quarter. DeMar DeRozan added 17 points for Toronto and Valanciunas had 13. Notes: Durant was called for a technical foul, his third of the season, while on the bench in the second quarter. Durant protested after a scramble for a loose ball between Oklahoma Citys Nick Collison and Torontos Valanciunas. Ironically, Valanciunas was called for a personal foul on the play that Durant protested . Toronto is 7-6 on the road. Its been since Feb. 25, 2008, that the Raptors have been above .500 on the road this late in the season . Thunder C Steven Adams picked up three fouls during a two-minute stint in the first quarter. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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